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Budget Vetoes Eliminate Judicial Council, Education Board

(Madison, WI)  —  Governor Scott Walker has eliminated state funds for the advisory Judicial Council, a board that regulates profit making colleges, and a new panel for state prosecutors. Those are some of the 99 vetoes Walker made to the massive two year, $76 billion state budget package that he’ll sign into law Thursday at More >

Anti-Semitic graffiti mars monument near Madison synagogue

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti including swastikas was spray-painted on a monument near a historic synagogue in Wisconsin’s traditionally liberal capital city. The graffiti was discovered Wednesday on the monument next to the Gates of Heaven Synagogue building in James Madison Park in Madison. Executive director Dawn Berney of Jewish More >

Vice President Pence to hold fundraiser in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is holding a fundraiser next week in Milwaukee. Pence plans to hold the event on Sept. 28 at an undisclosed location in Milwaukee. An invitation for the event obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press shows that it’s to benefit the Trump Victory fund, a joint fundraising committee for More >

Grandmother and boyfriend plead not guilty in caged child case

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman and her boyfriend have pleaded not guilty to locking her 9-year-old granddaughter in a basement kennel. Forty-six-year-old Gail Lalonde and 48-year-old Dale Deavers entered their pleas Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court. Authorities say the girl was locked in a wire kennel every night and let out in More >

Businessman indicted on $9 million fraud

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin businessman is facing new federal charges alleging he fraudulently obtained more than $9 million in loans and investments. U.S. Attorney Gregory Haanstad said Wednesday a grand jury has indicted 62-year-old Ronald Van Den Heuvel of De Pere on wire fraud and money laundering charges. The indictment alleges Van Den Heuvel More >

Wisconsin DOJ investigating memorial graffiti

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police are trying to find whoever spray-painted a message calling for justice for a black man killed by a St. Louis police officer on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial outside the state Capitol. The state Department of Justice issued a news release Wednesday saying someone spray-painted “#Justice4AnthonySmith” on the memorial Saturday. More >

Wisconsin trees may have less vibrant fall colors this year

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With the first day of autumn right around the corner, experts predict recent weather conditions in Wisconsin could mean fall colors will be less vibrant. Colleen Matula, a forestry specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Ashland, said forest health, temperature, precipitation and cloud coverage can all affect how More >

ATV Routes Open In Mauston

The ATV routes in the City of Mauston are open. Public Works Director Rob Nelson said that the trails are marked and the signs are up. Nelson said the signs were not an expense for the city, but rather the signs were paid for and installed by the Castle Rock Family ATV Club. All streets, More >

Mauston Man Charged with Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child

A Mauston man has been charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a child. 32-year-old Victor Bolchen is also charged with attempt causing child older than 13 to view/listen to sexual activity and two counts of attempt exposing a child to harmful material. If convicted, Bolchen could face a $50,000 fine or imprisonment of not more More >

Breakfast at St. Andrew Catholic Church During Cranfest

WARRENS, WIS. – St. Andrew Catholic Church will hold their annual pancake breakfast – featuring their secret cranberry syrup recipe – all three days of the Warrens Cranberry Festival, which runs Sept. 22-24. Serving is from 6 to 11 a.m. in the church hall, located at the corner of May and Pine Streets. The cost More >