Judge denies then-teen cop killer’s request for chance at freedom

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A man who was convicted of killing a Manitowoc police officer when he was a teenager has had his request for a new sentence denied. Jason Halda will continue serving his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Halda was 17 when prosecutors say he killed Officer Dale More >

AG Brad Schimel: Court should stay order for new legislative maps

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel wants the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an order to redraw Wisconsin’s legislative district boundaries. A group of voters filed a federal lawsuit in 2015 arguing the Republican-drawn boundaries unconstitutionally discriminate against Democrats. A three-judge panel agreed and ordered lawmakers to redraw the boundaries by November. More >

Balky elevator briefly slows NASCAR star Stewart

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was going nowhere fast when his elevator got stuck in a Wisconsin hotel. Stewart was in Madison over the weekend to race at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday. It was shortly after midnight when the elevator carrying him and six others stopped at the second floor More >

New Lisbon Junior High Finale Concert

This Thursday, May 25th the New Lisbon Junior High Choir will present their FINALE Concert beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the New Lisbon High School Gym.  The program will include the Junior High Choir performing their Festival pieces from February and a medley of songs entitled “Disney Dazzle.” Students will also perform solos, duets and More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING May 22, 2017. 5/15                      Six pigs were reported loose on the caller’s property, Skrede Lane, Town of Viroqua.  The caller was able to get the neighbor’s pigs back into their pen. 5/16                      Jeffry Reget of La Crosse More >

Sauk County Clean Sweep – June 3

Sauk County is holding a Clean Sweep event on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 8:30 am-12:00pm, at the former Sauk County landfill located at E8795 Evergreen Lane, Baraboo.  Clean Sweep allows homeowners, agricultural producers, and businesses to dispose of hazardous products/items that pose an environmental risk. Sauk County residents will be able to dispose of the following items More >

Jake Leinenkugel to Headline Tomah VA Memorial Day Ceremony

The Tomah VA Medical Center invites the public to attend a Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26 to remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives in military service to a grateful nation. Mr. Jake Leinenkugel, White House Senior Advisor for the Department of Veterans Affairs will provide the Keynote Address. “The More >

AAA: Memorial Day Travel at Highest Level Since 2005

More people will get away this Memorial Day weekend than have in the past 12 years. AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That represents an increase of 1 million more travelers, a 2.5% increase from 2016. The AAA also says drivers will More >

Circus kicks off summer performance season in Wisconsin

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — While the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus has performed its final show, Circus World in Wisconsin has opened for the summer season with a bigger tent and a Ringling reunion. The Baraboo museum opened Friday. This year’s circus show is named “That 70s Circus,” paying homage to the traditional American More >

Two People Receive Minor Injuries in Rollover Accident in Vernon County

Two people received minor injuries in a rollover accident in Vernon County Sunday afternoon. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 36-year-old Jessica Cook of La Crosse was traveling eastbound on County Road B in the Town of Jefferson and fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle entered the ditch on the west side of the road, More >