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1 killed, 6 injured in chain reaction crash

TOWN OF RUBICON, Wis. (AP) – A chain reaction crash involving five vehicles in Dodge County caused the death of one person and injured six others. The sheriff’s department says the vehicles were stopped on Highway 60 in the Town of Rubicon Tuesday evening when a truck hit the back of one of them, causing More >

Person of interest in custody in Dodge Co. death

TOWN OF FOX LAKE, Wis. (AP) – The Milwaukee woman wanted for questioning in the death of a Dodge County man is in custody. Sheriff’s deputies say the 30-year-old woman turned herself in to Milwaukee police Tuesday. Investigators say the woman was one of the last people with Michael Soeller before he was found dead More >

Divers search Kenosha Co. lake for missing boater

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are expected to resume their search for a missing boater on a Kenosha County lake. The search for the missing man was suspended about 2 a.m. Wednesday on Silver Lake. Sheriff’s officials used a thermal imaging camera late Tuesday night and found the man’s boat. But, there was no sign More >

Man pleads not guilty in $250K child support debt

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A California man who owes $250,000 in Wisconsin child support has pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges. Raul R. Cardona of North Hollywood was arrested last month at an exclusive California country club. He’d been ordered to pay $563 per month, starting in 1994 and continuing until his daughter graduated from high More >

Hail causes lasting damage for some apple growers

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) – The effects of hail storm in Door County two months ago are lasting. Apples are rotting on the branches at Fellner Orchards in the Town of Sevastopol, just north of Sturgeon Bay. Grower Bob Fellner says he lost 60 acres of apples that he can’t even sell for juice. He More >

Wisconsin historical site plans fall celebration

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin historical site is planning a fall celebration complete with a wagon ride, pumpkin carving and scary stories. Wade House will host the celebration on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. The agenda includes a two-mile, open-air horse-drawn wagon ride; pumpkin and turnip carving, hot cider, information about the origins of American More >

Man owing $250K in child support pleads not guilty

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A man who owes $250,000 in Wisconsin child support has pleaded not guilty to charges he failed to pay child support. Forty-eight-year-old Raul Cardona appeared in Milwaukee County court on Monday. Cardona was arrested last month at a private golf course in Los Angeles. He is charged with 10 felony counts of failing to More >

Authorities identify man killed in tractor crash

MONROE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of an 18-year-old man killed when he was thrown from a tractor in south-central Wisconsin. The Green County sheriff’s department identifies the victim as Troy Gorr. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1sk4exp) reports Gorr was pulling an empty manure spreader when he apparently lost control of the tractor and More >

Absentee ballot recipients will need to show ID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Thousands of Wisconsin voters who requested absentee ballots will have to present copies of their photo identification to have those ballots counted. A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated the photo ID requirement, after more than 11,800 voters requested absentee ballots. They did not have to present copies of their photo IDs More >

Sheriff’s captain accidentally shoots self

TOWN OF MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) – A Marathon County sheriff’s captain is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the hand at a police shooting range. Sheriff’s department officials say Capt. Greg Bean was cleaning his handgun when the accident happened Tuesday in the Town of Mosinee. WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/YPqCYz) reports Bean was taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Authorities More >