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Cougar May Be On The Loose In Kenosha County

(Wheatland, WI)  —  People in Kenosha County are being told to watch for a cougar, after two Wheatland residents claimed they saw one. Tara Propeck and Crystal Hart told sheriff’s deputies Tuesday that they heard and then saw a large cat which appeared to be a mountain lion. Hart said ten chickens disappeared from her home More >

Legal Challenge Possible, But Waukesha Scores Major Water Victory

(Chicago, IL)  —  A legal challenge is still possible but for now, Waukesha has scored a huge victory in a 13 year quest for radium free drinking water. Leaders of eight Great Lakes states voted unanimously in Chicago Tuesday to make Waukesha the first community outside of the lakes’ natural basins to tap in, giving More >

Walker Says GOP Delegates Should “Vote Conscience”

(Undated)  —  Governor Scott Walker is the latest to say that Republican delegates should vote their conscience at next month’s national convention. The Washington news outlet “The Hill” says there are several efforts nationally to remove delegate commitments to Donald Trump in the wake of his low fundraising totals, the firing of his campaign manager, More >

Official meet with family of woman whose arrest generated claims of unfair treatment

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison’s police chief, several City Council members and others have met with the family of a woman whose arrest outside a mall has generated claims of unfair treatment. About 30 demonstrators gathered outside the Public Safety Building Tuesday night to protest how officers handled the arrest at East Towne Mall. Police say More >

Wisconsin State Fair to add metal detectors at entry gates

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin State Fair officials are installing metal detectors at West Allis fairground entrance gates for the first time in order to ensure the safety of summer fairgoers. Officials who made the announcement Tuesday said that the metal detectors might slow things down a little bit for the thousands of people who More >

Walker to wait to talk about timeline for a successor for Department of Health Secretary

WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he wants to wait until after the funeral for Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades to talk about a timeline for naming a successor. Walker said Tuesday he didn’t want to talk about it until after Rhoades’ funeral on Thursday. She died on Saturday after a brief More >

Mauston School District Approves Bleacher System; Contract for New Middle School Principal

The Mauston School Board approved a contract and several items relating to the replacement of the bleachers at its meeting on Monday night. A contract was approved with JW Industries, out of Green Bay, for bleachers/grandstand at the track and field for a base price of $296,300. The bleacher system will be elevated, seat over More >

Adams County Deputy Honored

An Adams County deputy was honored by the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). On June 2, Deputy Brian Loewenhagen was awarded a “Commendation of Valor Duty Injury” award. Deputy Loewenhagen was recognized and honored for his actions on May 3, 2015 when during a felony arrest he received knife injuries from the suspect. Despite More >

Waukesha Man Charged with OWI-5th Offense

A Waukesha man has been charged with OWI-5th offense. According to the criminal complaint, on June 18, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that has crossed the centerline on County Road B in the Town of Lisbon. Upon contact with the driver, 41-year-old Joseph Greene, the deputy noticed an odor of intoxicants More >

Sauk County Residents Encouraged to Purchase NOAA Weather Radio

Sauk County residents are being encouraged to purchase a NOAA weather radio. These radios will alert you to any severe weather condition and can be used anywhere in the United States. You are able to program the weather radio for the County(s) you want weather alerts. Weather radios operate on electricity and have battery backup More >