Wisconsin Morning State News for Monday 2/5/18

>>Lawmakers Offer Plan To Partially Fund Milwaukee I-94 Project (Madison, WI)  —  Legislation proposed last week would dedicate 25-million dollars toward rebuilding Interstate 94 in the Milwaukee area.  Governor Scott Walker abandoned the billion-dollar project when the Legislature didn’t include any funding in the last state budget.  Walker said Milwaukee drivers need a break from More >

>>Firefighter Working Fatal Crash Hit By Passing Car

  (Lake Delton, WI)  —  Sauk County authorities say a Lake Delton firefighter was working at the scene of a fatal accident on Interstate 90-94 when he was hit by a passing car.  Joe Sabol, age 39,  is in stable condition at UW Hospital in Madison.  A 54-year-old Montello woman died in the original crash More >

Wisconsin State News for Sunday 2/4/18

>>Madison Bank Robbery Given 20-Year Prison Sentence (Madison, WI)  —  A federal judge has sentenced a Madison man to 20 years in a federal prison for robbing People’s Community Bank in Plain in October 2014.  Forty-year-old Julian Thomas pepper-sprayed three bank employees during the hold-up.  A co-defendant, 29-year-old James Thompson of Madison, had entered a More >

Feds Say Wilderness Resort Dorm Fire Was Arson

  (Delton, WI)  —  Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have determined last month’s fire at the Wilderness Resort in Delton was arson.  The fire destroyed a dormitory which was being built to house foreign students working through the J-One visa program.  More than three-thousand students in that program work at Dells-area More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Thursday 2/1/18

>>Report:  Hundreds Of Wisconsin Bridges In “Poor Condition” (Washington, DC)  —  The annual report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association finds more than 12-hundred Wisconsin bridges are in poor condition and double that many need some repair work.  Fixing all the bridges would cost about two-point-six-billion dollars.  Wisconsin is ranked 24th among the More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Thursday 2/1/18

>>UPDATE–No Injuries To 3 Members Of Wisconsin Congressional Delegation (Crozet, VA)  —  House Speaker Paul Ryan and fellow congressmen Sean Duffy and Glenn Grothman report they weren’t hurt when a train carrying Republican members of Congress was involved in an accident.  The train slammed into a garbage truck at a crossing in a small Virginia More >

Failure to pay cab fare nets passenger 6 charges

Dale Schweitzer, age 41 of New Lisbon, was arrested last Thursday, January 25th after a taxi ride from Wisconsin Dells.  The taxi picked him up at the Malibu Inn in the Dells and drove him to a residence on StoneGate Drive in the town of Germantown.  When he said he had to go inside to More >

21 year old Mauston man caught possessing Marijuana

Laython Fowler, age 21 of Mauston, was arrested Saturday night and charged with Possession of THC, or marijuana, after a routine traffic stop.  Fowler was a passenger in a vehicle with two others.  The vehicle was stopped for speeding on East State Street in Mauston just before 10 p.m. Saturday night.  In addition Fowler was More >

Pot giveaway still gets you arrested

Scott Hilgendorf, age 56 of New Lisbon, was charged with Manufacturer Delivery of THC or marijuana as a result of an investigation by the Juneau County Drug Task Force.  An undercover agent officer was given a small amount of marijuana from Hilgendorf at Taverino Bar in Camp Douglas on the evening of June 9th last More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Wednesday 1/31/18

>>Monona District Considers Whether To Stop Teaching “To Kill A Mockingbird” (Monona, WI)  —  A committee made up of school board members, educators and civilians will make a recommendation in two weeks on whether Monona Grove schools should continue teaching from the book, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  The parent of a 14-year-old student complains the More >