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Dane County Deputies Arrest 6 Juveniles Accused Of Stealing 2 Cars

Six juvenile car theft suspects have been taken into custody and sent to the Dane County Juvenile Reception Center.  Offenders as young as 13 are accused in the theft of two cars.  The incidents don’t appear to be related and no names have been released.  Two Dane County police dogs were involved in rounding up More >

Wisconsin Rapids Man Pleads No Contest To 1st-Degree Intentional Homicide

A 59-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man entered a no contest plea to a charge of first-degree intentional homicide during a Thursday hearing.  Gary Bohman is accused of shooting his ex-wife’s husband to death inside Higher Ground Bakery and Cafe last March.  Surveillance video showed 39-year-old Christopher Race working behind the counter when he was killed with More >

President Trump Visits Central Wisconsin Next Week

President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear at a Republican campaign rally next week at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee.  Joining Trump at the Wednesday rally will be Governor Scott Walker and U-S Senate candidate Leak Vukmir.  The last time the president was in the state he attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Foxconn Technologies More >

Shorewood High School Play Canceled — Again

The on-again, off-again performance of a play by drama students at Shorewood High School has been canceled a second time.  Students had planned to offer a closed performance for their parents yesterday, but that was called off after a heated Tuesday night meeting.  A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday for posting a threatening message online.  More >

UPDATE–Ambert Alert Issued For Girl Missing From Barron County Crime Scene

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert as they search for a 13-year-old girl missing from a home where her parents were killed.  They think Jayme Closs is in danger.  A 9-1-1 caller led Barron County deputies to the home early Monday morning when the bodies of James and Denise Closs were found.  Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald More >

Teen Robbery Suspect:  “We’re Just Getting Started”

Madison police quote a teen robbery suspect of saying his crimes are “only the beginning” of what his gang plans to do.  The 13-year-old boy and three teenage girls attacked a woman in a parking garage, taking her car.  No names have been released.  The teenage boy reportedly told the police officer, “We’re just getting More >

College Volleyball Team Bus Involved In Double-Fatal Accident

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office reports two people died in an accident involving a bus carrying members of a college volleyball team over the weekend.  The accident happened about seven miles west of Whitewater Saturday night.  The names of the victims haven’t been released, but investigators say they were a 20-year-old woman and a 22-year-old More >

Democrat Candidate For Governor Promises Big Middle-Class Tax Cut

The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor says his plans for a tax cut would provide 340-million dollars in relief for lower-to-middle-class households.  Tony Evers says middle-class families deserve a tax code which “puts them first.”  Incumbent Governor Scott Walker’s campaign has been running ads warning that Evers would raise taxes.  Evers says Wisconsin would cover More >

U.S. Senate Candidates Squabble Over Supreme Court Decision

Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh was one of the major topics covered in the second of three debates between candidates for Wisconsin’s U-S Senate seat.  Incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin voted “no” and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir accused her of not keeping an open mind.  Vukmir says Baldwin made her decision before the Senate hearings were More >

Former Library Director Must Pay Fines, Restitution For Theft By Fraud

The former director of the Manitowoc Public Library pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges of theft by fraud last week.  Fifty-eight-year-old Cherilyn Stewart had been accused of creating false library cards to boost circulation numbers.  Manitowoc County funding for the library is based on the number of users.  Stewart will have to pay fines More >