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During National Police Week Nobody Wants To Be A Police Officer

National Police Week is a time to honor law enforcement officers who do the difficult job.  At the same time, Wisconsin police departments are encountering difficulty in recruiting new officers.  Departments in Dane County report they are only receiving one-third as many applicants as they have in past years.  Verona police say the volume of More >

Property in Township of Armenia Robbed According to Owner

Juneau County Authorities are looking into possible leads on a theft that took place in the Township of Armenia.  A residence on 26th Avenue had the garage broken into.  The theft is believed to have taken place between April 9th and 26th of this year.  There were no signs of forced entry but the owner More >

Wonewoc’s Tony Kurtz Announces Plans to Run for 50th Assembly District

Juneau County organic farmer Tony Kurtz announced on Tuesday that he is running to represent the 50th Assembly district. Kurtz entered the race following fellow Republican Ed Brooks’s retirement from the seat. “For the last decade, Ed Brooks has been a strong voice for rural Central and Western Wisconsin, and I want to thank him More >

Senate Candidate Traveling to Republican Party Field Offices Around State

The Wisconsin state senator who won the Republican endorsement last weekend is traveling to 10 party field offices around the state.  Leah Vukmir received 73 percent of the vote at the party convention in Milwaukee.  That’s doesn’t mean she automatically becomes the Republican candidate to oppose incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin in the November election, but More >

Statewide Simulation Trains Emergency Responders For A Massive Power Outage

Wisconsin emergency management workers are involved in a statewide exercise so they will be able to respond in the event of a massive power outage.  The Dark Sky training exercise started yesterday.  The Wisconsin National Guard is training with local emergency management teams to be ready if cyber-attackers manage to shut down the power grid.  More >

Greenfield Contractor Admits Fraud

A contractor from Greenfield admits he accepted thousands of dollars from homeowners, then failed to do the work.  Thomas Krivitz entered guilty pleas to charges of theft by contractors in Milwaukee County last month.  He has been found guilty of the same crime in Racine, Washington, and Waukesha counties.  In Milwaukee, investigators say Krivitz stole More >

Camp Douglas Armed Forces Days Is this Weekend

Camp Douglas will hold their annual Armed Forces Days this weekend with the headline event being its concert Saturday night featuring Shenandoah, Nora Collins, and Joe Nichols.  The celebration will also include a Bluff Mudder, Softball tournament, fireworks, and more.  The event begins Friday night May 18th and concludes with a pie eating contest Sunday More >

Lake Delton Village Board Accepts Bid from Action Electric for Mackesey Building

The Lake Delton village board took proposals from three electric companies to enhance the lighting of the Mackesey Administration building.  The bid ultimately went to Action Electric for a bid of $35,847.  The village has not worked with Action Electric before.  The board also approved a subsidy of $36,000 for the airport for ongoing expenses More >

Madison Man Arrested For Threatening To Cut The Throats Of 2 People

Madison police say they have arrested a 25-year-old homeless man for threatening to cut the throats of two people early Monday morning.  The 39-year-old man and 23-year-old woman had taken shelter in a downtown parking garage during heavy rain.  Tyler Hawks is accused of lunging at the couple and slashing at them with a broken More >

Grafton Fire Department Rescues 3 Kayakers Trapped On Island

Witnesses say strong currents in the Milwaukee River capsized a kayak and a canoe and trapped three men on an island in Lime Kiln Park Sunday evening.  The men managed to swim to shore, but couldn’t get off the island without the help of the Grafton Fire Department.  Rescuers say it took eight firefighters several More >