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Sun Prairie man accused of killing his mother has been ruled competent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Sun Prairie man accused of killing his mother with a sword has been ruled competent to stand trial. Matthew Skalitzy was found incompetent last October and sent to a state mental health institution. Skalitzy is accused of decapitating his mother, 68-year-old Jane Skalitzky, on Sept. 11. He’s charged with first-degree intentional More >

Shooting during the Antigo’s prom has school districts reviewing their own security plans for spring dance

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — A shooting during the Antigo High School’s prom last weekend has other school districts reviewing their own security plans for the spring dance. WJFW-TV says the Rhinelander school district has been working with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office to make sure its plans for this weekend’s prom will keep everyone safe. And in More >

Milwaukee police have arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of a convenience store owner

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police have arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of a convenience store owner. Thirty-nine-year-old Chaabane Tandji was killed during an armed robbery at his store Sunday. On Monday, customers stopped by the store on Martin Luther King Dr. to pay their respects to a man they considered giving and hard-working. Terry Moore More >

OSHA cites Ladysmith paper mill in worker’s death

LADYSMITH, Wis. (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Wisconsin paper mill’s operator for safety violations after a worker’s death. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/24gAaIj ) reported Monday that agency staff have proposed $119,000 in fines from a subsidiary of Clearwater Paper Corp., which owns the plant in Ladysmith. The agency said More >

Four Wisconsin companies are exhibiting at a German technology show this week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four Wisconsin companies are exhibiting at a German technology show this week. Officials with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Gov. Scott Walker’s job-creation agency, say the companies are appearing at the Hanover Messe trade show in Hanover. The companies include Hartford-based American Exchanger Services Inc., which makes heat transfer equipment; Mequon-based Eagle More >

UW-Madison faculty to take ‘no-confidence’ vote on Board of Regents, Ray Cross

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison Faculty Senate is preparing to take a no-confidence vote on UW System President Ray Cross and the Board of Regents for changing the school’s tenure policy. The regents approved changes to UW-Madison’s policy earlier this month. The policy largely mirrors new overarching tenure protocols that allow layoffs and More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING April 25, 2016. 4/18             Jessica Nelson, Westby, was traveling east on County Road Y, Town of Viroqua.  Nelson was negotiating a curve, swerved to miss deer, lost control of the vehicle, struck an embankment, and overturned the More >

City of New Lisbon Flushing Hydrants

City of New Lisbon is reminding its residents that the water department is flushing hydrants during the days of Monday, April 25th through Friday, May 6th.  For more information or if you experience water quality problems lasting more than four hours following hydrant flushing, contact the Water Department at 562-3794.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Farming Accident Victim

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man who died in a farming accident last Thursday night. Sheriff Scott Perkins said the victim was identified as 64-year-old Eli Miller of rural Cashton. Law enforcement believes Miller may possibly have fallen from his spreader as a result of the horses bolting and More >

Rep. Ed Brooks Says There’s More Work To Be Done, Announces Re-Election Campaign

Representative Ed Brooks kicked off his 2016 campaign Monday morning on NOW92oneFM with an official announcement that he would seek voters’ approval for another term. Brooks said it’s been a pleasure serving the 50th Assembly District and they’ve made some improvement over the years. “In that time, unemployment has decreased from 7.6% to 4.5%, income More >