Ryan, Johnson Slam Latest Problem At Tomah VA

(Washington, DC)  —  US House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Homeland Security chairman Ron Johnson are demanding more accountability at the Tomah VA Medical Center. The hospital that was heavily criticized two years ago for prescribing too many painkillers is now telling almost 600 patients that a dentist may have infected them with hepatitis or More >

Man Gets Life Sentence Without Change for Parole for Homicide at Tomah Hotel

The man convicted of stabbing another man to death at a hotel in Tomah has been sentenced. A Monroe County judge sentenced 27-year-old Zachary Davis Thursday afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of extended supervision. Davis was convicted in September in the stabbing death of 43-year-old Derek Magnuson in a Tomah hotel in More >

Mauston Common Council Approves 2017 Budget and Tax Levy

The Mauston Common Council approved the 2017 budget and tax levy at a special meeting Wednesday night. The total expenditure budget is $4,218,727 and the tax levy is $1,720,679. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said in a memo to the council that the city anticipates about a $0.16 increase per $1,000 on the city portion of More >

Walker talks positively of sheriff looked at by Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke could serve well in Donald Trump’s administration but “it all depends on what area.” Walker was asked Friday about whether he thinks Clarke is qualified for a law enforcement-related post in Trump’s administration. Clarke met with Trump in New York last week. More >

Commission offers 12 recommendations for strengthening Wisconsin families

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A commission tasked with identifying challenges and barriers facing families in Wisconsin has come up with a series of recommendations, including expansion of private school vouchers. The Future of the Family Commission was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker last January. In its 94-page report, the commission identified 19 challenges facing families, More >

Assembly GOP members named to budget committee

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republicans who have never served on the Legislature’s powerful budget-writing committee have been named to the panel. Reps. Mark Born, of Beaver Dam, and Mike Rohrkaste, of Neenah, were appointed Thursday to the Joint Finance Committee. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announced the appointments. They will join co-chair Rep. John Nygren, More >

1 of 2 men convicted of killing 5-year-old sentenced

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One of two men convicted of firing the gunshots that killed a 5-year-old girl as she sat on her grandfather’s lap in Milwaukee has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. Milwaukee County Judge Jeffrey Wagner told Carl Barrett Jr. during sentencing Thursday that he had “shattered the security (and) the peacefulness More >

Shawano Co. Sheriff: 60+ possibly stolen guns recovered from hoarder

SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) — At least four people have been arrested and linked to a series of burglaries in northeastern Wisconsin, including thefts of more than 60 guns. Keith Bernarde, Lorenzo Thiex, Ayesha Dodge and Forrest Sparks all face charges, WLUK-TV ( ) reported. Bernarde was charged with three felonies related to the burglaries and More >

Gov. Scott Walker pushes for expanded rural broadband

SEYMOUR, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is asking the state Legislature to pass a bill that allocates about $35 million to expand broadband and technology in rural areas. Walker was in Seymour today where a year ago he held the first of more than 70 listening sessions in the past year. The governor says More >

Two Dozen Veterans Come Forward For Testing At Tomah VA

The first of what could be hundreds of veterans possibly exposed to HIV and Hepatitis at the VA home in Tomah are getting tested. VA officials say two dozen vets came forward Wednesday to see if they’re infected. 592 vets are being notified that they may be infected with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV. More >