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Milwaukee police turn out to support fired officer

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Dozens of police officers are gathering City Hall in Milwaukee to support an officer fired after shooting and killing a mentally ill man who had been sleeping in a downtown park. Police Chief Edward Flynn fired Officer Christopher Manney on Wednesday for instigating a fight with 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton. Manney shot Hamilton 14 More >

Hillsboro School Board Looks to Update Policies

The Hillsboro School Board is looking to update several school policies. At the Monday night meeting, the board had a first reading on policies, several which are related to students. Superintendent Curt Bisarek said the policies are a series of updates to align them with state statutes. The board also approved moving the district’s Kindergarten More >

Medical examiner investigates infant death

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says investigators are looking into the death of a 2-month-old boy on Milwaukee’s north side. The medical examiner says initial reports indicate the infant was co-sleeping with his mother and grandmother. The child was pronounced dead at 3:30 a.m. Thursday. An autopsy is expected to be More >

Group to renew push for guns on school property

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A gun rights group is renewing its effort to change Wisconsin law prohibiting firearms on school property. Carrying a gun on school grounds is currently a felony. The organization Wisconsin Carry says parents and guardians who pick up their children at school should be allowed to carry a firearm if they More >

Wisconsin AG hopeful proposes gun deal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel says he would devote state Justice Department resources to helping Milwaukee prosecutors go after gun crimes – if they agree not to drop charges in plea deals. Schimel’s campaign released a statement Thursday saying Schimel believes Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has been dropping charges More >

Court begins for Wausau man accused of homicide

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Wausau man has made his first appearance in court since police accused him of killing a 22-year-old woman during a robbery and burying her body nearly four years ago. Kristopher Torgerson was charged last month with first-degree intentional homicide, armed robbery and hiding a corpse in connection with Stephanie Low’s death. More >

DEA: 51 charged in illegal prescription drug sales

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says 51 people have been charged following a two-day operation targeting illegal prescription drug sales. The agency said Thursday that arrests were made after a yearlong investigation done by the DEA and other law enforcement agencies in the Milwaukee area. Law enforcement agents and prosecutors have called an afternoon More >

50th Assembly District and 17th Senate District Candidate Forum – October 20

Mark your calendars for the 50th Assembly District and 17th Senate District Candidate Forum on Monday, October 20th. The forum is sponsored by the Juneau County Action Committee and WRJC. It will be held at the American Legion in Mauston and will be from 7-9pm. The forum’s moderator will be Juneau County’s district attorney, Mike More >

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $93 Million in Winter Heat Aid to Wisconsin

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that Wisconsin has received $92.9 million in heating and home energy assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help those who struggle to heat their homes during the winter months. In 2013, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds were provided to  214,531 Wisconsin More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Ordinances

The Mauston Common Council held one of its bi-monthly meetings on Tuesday night. The council approved an ordinance that changed the zoning district for 525 North Union Street property from a Single-Family Residential-4 to Neighborhood Business. It also approved an amended ordinance regarding prohibited trees on public property. The basis was that the language in More >