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Red Cross Holding Blood Drive in New Lisbon Today

Severe weather like Hurricane Michael often force the cancellation of blood drives and decrease donor turnout in affected areas. To meet the needs in these impacted areas and throughout the country, the Red Cross asks individuals to give blood. There is a critical need for blood and platelet donations right now. Please help by donating More >

Mauston Wine Walk Raises $3,213.76 For Mauston Food Pantry

The 5th Annual Mauston Wine Walk, put on by NOW92one FM, SMASH County 92.9 FM, WRJC.com, the Mauston Chamber, and Bank of Mauston, raised $3,213.76 towards the Mauston Food Pantry.  Wednesday morning a check was presented to Kathy Green Director of the food pantry.  Kathy says the pantry can purchase food at 18 cents a More >

Flood Warning until 08:20AM Monday

Flood warning continues along the Wisconsin River at Castle Rock Dam. River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Wisconsin River at Castle Rock Dam. * from this morning to Monday morning. * At 10:10 AM Wednesday the flow was 21599 cfs. * Flood stage is 30000 More >

Rains Cause Flooding Conditions On Wisconsin, Baraboo Rivers

Columbia County Emergency Management officials say recent rainstorms will cause additional flooding events on the Wisconsin and Baraboo rivers.  The Wisconsin River is expected to reach moderate flooding stage at 18-point-nine feet by Saturday.  The Baraboo River will reach minor flood stage by Friday.  Water is expected to top some roads in the area by More >

Former Marshfield Bus Driver Reaches Plea Agreement During Trial

A former Marshfield bus driver had his felony sexual assault charge reduced to two misdemeanors before he reached a plea agreement.  Three witnesses had just offered testimony against 53-year-old Herbert Andres in court Tuesday.  He was accused of making sexual advances on a 17-year-old girl at a New Year’s Eve party held at his home.  More >

VP Pence Returns To Wisconsin To Support Scott Walker

Vice President Mike Pence will make two stops in Wisconsin today (Wednesday) to help the reelection campaign for Governor Scott Walker.  Pence and Walker will appear together at the Oneida Golf and Country Club after Air Force Two lands in Green Bay.  A release says the two will discuss Walker’s agenda to keep Wisconsin working More >

Flooding Worries Return To Madison

Rainfall is in the forecast for Madison through Wednesday this week and that means flooding returns as a major concern.  The National Weather Service is predicting up to an inch-and-a-half of rain by tomorrow and that brings with it the threat of flash flooding.  Lakes in the area remain above their banks from the heavy More >

Baldwin, Vukmir Sound Off About Health Care In 1st Of 3 Debates

Republican U-S Senate candidate Leah Vukmir says she would “fall in front of a truck” before she would let pre-existing conditions keep people from getting health coverage.  Vukmir and Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin met in the first of three scheduled debates Monday night on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus.  Baldwin says Vukmir’s desire to repeal More >

“Slender Man” Defendant Appealing Her Case

The attorney for “Slender Man” defendant Morgan Geyser isn’t specifying the basis for the appeal he filed Monday in her case.  Geyser and Anissa Weier were both committed to mental health institutions for a stabbing attack on a classmate four years ago.  Payton Leutner survived 19 stab wounds.  Geyser entered a guilty plea to attempted More >

Alligator Found In Lake Michigan

Animal control officers in northeastern Illinois confirm the discovery of a four-foot alligator in Lake Michigan.  A kayaker made the discovery at Waukegan Harbor about 200 yards from the shore.  The gator was turned over to the WildlifeDiscovery Center in Lake Forest.  Experts say it wouldn’t have survived long because its jaws were held shut More >