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Wisconsin lottery winner sentenced for stalking teen girl

(Marinette, WI)  —  A Wisconsin man who became an instant millionaire with a winning lottery ticket has been sentenced for stalking and other charges related to his obsession with a teenage girl who rejected his advances. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that 50-year-old Douglas P. Miron was sentenced on Tuesday to one year in jail More >

Oshkosh man accused of abusing two-month old daughter

(Oshkosh, WI)  —  A 31-year-old Oshkosh man has been arrested on suspicion of abusing his two-month old daughter. Television station WBAY reports that the Oshkosh Police Department says the child suffered injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Investigators say the alleged abuse happened Tuesday. Police say the father took the child to Mercy Medical Center. More >

Sisters found unharmed in Kansas

GENOA CITY, Wis. (AP) — Two girls reported missing in southeastern Wisconsin have been taken into protective custody in Kansas. Authorities say eight-year-old Katie Brick and six-year-old Jenna Brick were last seen Tuesday leaving a home in Genoa City with their mother who does not have custody of the sisters. Police say the girls were More >

New Lisbon School Board Hears Presentation on Hypnotism

The New Lisbon School Board received a presentation of how the power of the mind and hypnotism at its meeting on Monday night. In the Celebrate New Lisbon part of the meeting, New Lisbon History and Psychology Teacher Kristin Mathes told the board about how her Advance Psychology students had a special class with Dr. More >

JC-AIRS Board Accepts Commitment To Fund Construction of Pig and Sheep Pavilion

On Monday night, the JC?AIRS Board officially accepted the commitment from the Donald J Burnstad Family to fund the construction of the Pig and Sheep Pavilion, roughly a value of $150,000. JC-AIRS Secretary Nathan Thiel said this will be the third of five fair pavilions planned for construction in the redevelopment plan of Veterans Memorial More >

First 2017 Baby Born at Mile Bluff Medical Center

On Monday, January 9 at 11:25 pm, Mile Bluff Medical Center welcomed Clare Margaret to the world as the first baby born at the facility in 2017! Clare’s parents were pleasantly surprised by being awarded the coveted title, and were excited to meet their first child. Clare weighed in at 8 pounds, 7 ounces and More >

Minor Injuries in Rollover Crash in Vernon County

Two people received minor injuries in a one vehicle rollover crash in Vernon County Tuesday evening. Sheriff John B. Spears said 18-year-old Elizabeth Baker of Norwalk was traveling east on US Highway 14 in the Town of Viroqua when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the median, and overturned onto the vehicle’s More >

State of State: Walker touts roads, jobs, tax cuts

(Madison, WI)  —  Governor Scott Walker is vowing to grow Wisconsin’s workforce in his annual State of the State address. The Republican was addressing both houses of the Legislature for the seventh time Tuesday afternoon. He put a positive spin on some of the state’s hottest issues, and he borrowed a line from Ronald Reagan More >

More teens buy tobacco illegally in central Wisconsin

(Wausau, WI)  —  More teens in central Wisconsin appear to be buying tobacco illegally. That’s according to surveillance checks of retailers in the Wausau and Stevens Point areas, as part of the ongoing “Wisconsin Wins” program. Police enlist underage volunteers to try and buy tobacco, which is illegal for those younger than 18. According to More >

Walker’s State of the State surprise: A UW tuition cut

(Madison, WI)  —  Governor Scott Walker has been known to drop surprises in his annual State of the State addresses to the Legislature. On Tuesday, the Republican Walker said for the first time he would include a tuition cut for UW students as part of the state budget he’ll submit to lawmakers next month. Walker More >