Train computer detects emergency before collision

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) – Investigators will try to determine what caused a train’s computer to signal an emergency situation before it collided with another train in a southern Wisconsin community, injuring two crew members and prompting a neighborhood evacuation. Southern & Wisconsin Railroad spokesman Ken Lucht says the engineer on the SWR train applied the More >

Attorney general candidates to report fundraising

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic candidates for attorney general will be able to see how their fundraising stacks up against the lone Republican candidate with the filing of campaign reports. The reports showing fundraising through June were due Monday. State Rep. Jon Richards, of Milwaukee, reported raising $190,000 and having nearly $170,000 cash on hand. Susan Happ, More >

Police identify Beloit shooting victim

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) – Police say the woman found fatally shot in Beloit was a local woman. Authorities Monday identified the woman as 44-year-old Jennifer Falcon, of Beloit. Police say she was found lying in a road Sunday about 6:30 a.m. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police Capt. Dan Risse More >

Reps. Brooks and Clark Encouraged By Rail Purchase Progress

Sauk County legislators are pleased that Wisconsin is moving forward with the purchase of the Reedsburg-Madison rail corridor announced by Governor Walker last week. Representatives Fred Clark and Ed Brooks advocated for the funding and purchase with municipal leaders. Brooks said that this will ensure that freight rail service and recreational opportunities continue to be More >

Disc Golf Course Grand Opening

The grand opening of the Kiwanis Disc Golf Course is this weekend. The six hole course is located at Kiwanis Mile Bluff Park on the south side of Mauston. The event is Saturday, July 26, from 10am till noon. There will be refreshments available and the Kiwanis Club of Mauston will present the first 50 players More >

Criminal Damage to Property in the Town of Germantown

An incident of criminal damage to property was reported to the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office. According to the deputy, the incident occurred in the Town of Germantown sometime between mid-June and July 16. The victim stated that the glass patio had been shattered and a garage access door knob had been smashed off. He also 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 July 21, 2014. 7/15 Jesse Niebuhr, Minnesota, was attempting to turn left from State Highway 56 onto County Road S, Town of Liberty.  Michael Crawford, Viroqua, was unable to stop and hit the Niebuhr vehicle in the More >

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Fountain Township

Juneau County authorities have reported a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on Saturday night on Valley Road in the Fountain Township. When first responders arrived on the scene, a male subject was found to be pulseless and not breathing. The driver was transported to Mile Bluff Medical Center, but ultimately succumbed to injuries received during the More >

1 killed, 2 injured in separate skydive accidents

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – One person was killed and two others were injured in separate skydiving accidents in southern Wisconsin. Racine County sheriff’s officials say a 44-year-old Racine man died Sunday afternoon after his parachute apparently got tangled with the chute of another skydiver in the air over Sylvania Airport in the Town of York. More >

Report: Michigan splash pad requires costly fixes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – A city-commissioned report has found the Traverse City splash pad that rained sewage-contaminated water on children could cost up to $400,000 to repair. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports ( ) the study by Wisconsin-based Water Technologies Inc. lists 18 separate design flaws, operational deficiencies and safety hazards at the Clinch Park More >