Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule on hearsay law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule on whether judges can allow hearsay evidence during preliminary hearings. Hearsay is testimony that quotes someone who isn’t available to testify. Such testimony was generally barred at preliminary hearings, the step where a judge decides whether a case is strong enough to continue, until More >

Oil train traffic in Wisconsin by county

County-by-county breakdown of oil train traffic reported by railroads to Wisconsin emergency management officials under a U.S. Department of Transportation order. List represents weekly average for Canadian Pacific, recorded count from June 5 to June 11 for BNSF: Trains County RR Per Week Buffalo BNSF 39 La Crosse BNSF 39 Pepin BNSF 39 Pierce BNSF More >

Catholic hospital asked to cut ties with doctor

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse couple says they want a local Catholic hospital to sever ties with a doctor who they say performs abortions. Leif and Karen Arvidson say Dr. Carl Rose advised them of the option of an abortion at a visit to Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse in More >

Judge orders probe documents unsealed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appellate judge has ordered the unsealing of two sets of documents filed in a lawsuit challenging a secret investigation into possible coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups. The right-leaning Wisconsin Club for Growth filed the lawsuit in February, arguing the investigation violates the group’s free speech rights. More >

Judge halts mental exam in stabbed-girl case

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge has halted his previous order that one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate undergo an insanity exam. Prosecutors say the girls were trying to impress a fictional horror character they read about online. Defense attorney Anthony Cotton represents one of the girls. Doctors for the state and More >

Coffee with a Cop Event – July 17

Arkdale, WI— On 07-17-2014, deputies from Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Officers from the City of Adams Police Department, and community members will come together in an informal neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 9:00 AM on 07-17-14 at Little Buckhorn More >

Man arrested in Wisconsin heroin OD death

TOWN OF DUNKIRK, Wis. (AP) – Police have arrested a Stoughton man suspected of supplying the heroin that caused a fatal overdose in Dane County. Sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical workers were called late Friday to the Town of Dunkirk after a 25-year-old man was found unconscious inside his home. The man was taken to a More >

Oregon man gets year in prison for tax evasion

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An Oregon man who co-founded several self-help and personal development companies in Wisconsin has been sentenced to a year in prison for failing to file federal income tax returns. Wisconsin State Journal reported ( ) Tuesday that 42-year-old Eric T. Plantenberg, of Bend, Oregon, was convicted of failing to pay taxes for More >

Appleton girl wins first lady’s recipe contest

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – A 12-year-old Appleton girl will have lunch with Michelle Obama after winning a recipe contest sponsored by the first lady’s Let’s Move! initiative. Post-Crescent Media reported ( ) Tuesday that Sarah Ganser’s African sweet potato stew was named the winning recipe from Wisconsin. Ganser will join the winners from other states, the More >

Mauston Man Charged with Bail Jumping

A Mauston man was charged with bail jumping and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, on Sunday in the Town of Marion on Highway 82, a state trooper initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding. He made contact with the driver, who was identified as 18-year-old Jesse Willnow, and More >