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4 men, including 3 family members, killed in plane crash

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say four men, including three family members, were on their way to a golf resort when their small plane crashed in western Wisconsin. Polk County officials say 44-year-old Daniel Ortner, of North Hudson, was piloting the Beechcraft Bonanza. Passengers on board were 47-year-old Eric Larson, his 20-year-old son, Michael Larson More >

Police: Boy had gun in Milwaukee County juvenile detention

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old boy was found with a small semiautomatic pistol while he was being held at a Milwaukee County juvenile detention facility. The Milwaukee Police Department said in a news release Tuesday that the handgun fell from his body while being escorted to a holding cell at the Milwaukee County More >

Victims of SE Wisconsin plane crash ID’ed as Kentucky men

BRISTOL, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two Kentucky men found dead in a plane crash in southeast Wisconsin over the weekend. The Kenosha County sheriff’s office says 69-year-old William Lester Lanman of Louisville, Kentucky, was the pilot. Lanman was a U.S. Army veteran and a longtime pilot. The passenger was 43-year-old James Dan More >

New Lisbon Free and Reduce Lunch Information

The New Lisbon School District has announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a notice to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk, households must fill out the application and return it to More >

Wisconsin River Meats Wins Two State Awards

A local business recently won two state awards for its products. Wisconsin River Meats entered the Wisconsin State Fair Meat Products Competition, which was held on Friday, July 36. It won reserve grand champion in the specialty game meats category for Elk Landjaegers and reserve champion in specialty cooked bratwurst for its Cheddarwurst. John Hamm More >

Road Work Between La Valle and Wonewoc Thursday

There will be some road work between LaValle and Wonewoc on Thursday, weather permitting. At 6:30 a.m., the Sauk County Highway Department will be chip sealing Highway 33 from La Valle to Wonewoc. The road will be open; however, it will be reduced to one lane during the day with flaggers being used to control More >

Wisconsin asks US Supreme Court to take Ho Chunk casino case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a federal court ruling that allows the Ho-Chunk Nation to offer video poker at its Madison casino. Schimel on Tuesday announced the request to hear the case had been filed on Monday. The 7th Circuit More >

United Express makes emergency landing at Milwaukee airport

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee airport official says all passengers are safe after a United Express plane made an emergency landing due to a mechanical problem. Airport spokeswoman Pat Rowe says the United Express flight, operated by United Airlines, departed from Mitchell about 6 a.m. when the pilots reported mechanical issues and returned to the More >

Wisconsin man drowns in Minnesota lake

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a boater from Wisconsin has drowned in a northeastern Minnesota lake. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department says 58-year-old Richard Dziewit, of Greendale, Wisconsin, was apparently thrown from a boat on Lake Vermilion Monday night. Two people in another boat spotted Dziewit treading water about 8 p.m. More >

4 people killed in fiery crash of small plane in Wisconsin

AMERY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say four people are dead in the fiery crash of a small plane in western Wisconsin. Polk County sheriff’s officials say there are no survivors of the crash in a field southwest of Amery. The single-engine Beechcraft crashed in the town of Alden about 5:30 p.m. Monday and caught fire, More >