Wis. man gets 54 months for Social Security fraud

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – A Portage County man convicted of helping to cash the Social Security checks of his presumably dead mother-in-law has been sentenced to 54 months in prison, and now his wife might have similar charges reinstated. A Stevens Point Journal Media report ( ) says 73-year-old Ronald Disher of Almond was sentenced More >

Necedah Girls’ Powerlifting Team Earn National Championship Title

The Necedah Girls Varsity Powerlifting Team has earned their sixth National title in the past eight years. The team went down to Killeen, Texas for the USAPL National High School Championships that took place March 28th through the 30th.  Coach Erich Mach said the girls’ team had some top place finishes individually as well. “We have More >

2nd-Degree Sexual Assault Charge for a Mauston Woman

A Mauston woman has been charged with second-degree sexual assault of an unconscious victim. According to the criminal complaint, 26-year-old Taquisha Coleman allegedly used a sex toy to assault another woman at a residence in the township of Germantown during the afternoon on April 8. The alleged victim told a Juneau County sheriff’s deputy that More >

Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week April 21-25, 2014

Listen, Act and Live! Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season, according to the Sauk County Emergency Management department. Listening to warnings and seeking shelter immediately will save lives.  That’s why the department, Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), Ready Wisconsin and the National Weather Service (NWS) have teamed up for Wisconsin’s More >

Wisconsin woman writes bombing suspect

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Baraboo woman says she’s been criticized and even threatened for sending letters of support to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Crystel Clary says she wrote her first letter to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev three weeks after the bombing that killed three people and wounded dozens more. The 35-year-old Clary tells WISC-TV ( More >

Fraternity misconduct investigated at Marquette

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Marquette University officials have issued a warning to three fraternities following allegations of sexual misconduct. Student affairs assistant vice president Marya Leatherwood says the Delta Chi, Sigma Phi Delta and Triangle chapters are under notice. In addition Sigma Delta Phi has been warned about hazing. WISN-TV ( ) reports any violations of More >

DNR stocking 316,000 trout statewide

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is working to stock 316,000 trout across the state ahead of inland fishing season opener next month. More than 100,000 trout will be stocked in urban fishing waters, small lakes and ponds. The rest will go into waters where the habitat is marginal and there’s no More >

Document shredding days scheduled across Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is hosting special events at three locations across the state where people can shred sensitive documents to prevent identity theft. There were more than 3,600 reported identity theft complaints in Wisconsin in 2013. Government documents or benefits were the most common type of identity theft, followed by More >

7 Wisconsin districts get $3.2M in federal grants

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Seven Wisconsin school districts have been awarded a total of $3.2 million in federal grants to help them expand their nutrition and physical-education programs. To qualify, the districts have to implement programs that teach students healthy eating habits and good nutrition. They also have to make sure kids have access to certain physical More >

Jury breaks for day in husband’s murder trial

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) – Jury deliberations have ended for the day in the murder trial of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in a swamp. Authorities allege Mark Bucki strangled and then stabbed his estranged wife to death before dumping her body in a Taylor County swamp. Anita Bucki’s More >