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State News

Swifwater Rescue Conducted on Kickapoo River

A swiftwater rescue was conducted in the afternoon hours of August 11, 2019 on the Kickapoo River between landing 10 and bridge 11, near Rockton, WI in the town of Whitestown.  Sheriff Spears reports rescue efforts resulted in locating and safely rescuing four individuals.   Overnight rains north of Ontario, WI caused the Kickapoo River More >

13 Convicted Sex Offenders Can’t Be Located By Wisconsin Department Of Corrections

One convicted sex offender went missing when he removed his G-P-S monitoring device and that led to questions being asked.  Now, broadcast reports indicate there are 13 Wisconsin sex offenders which can’t be located.  Thirty-one-year-old Brandon King had just been released after serving time for sex crimes involving a child.  He either removed the G-P-S More >

Gas On Average Down Compared To Last Week

Triple-A reports the cost for a gallon of gas in Wisconsin is down five cents compared to last week. The average price statewide is two-dollars, 66 cents — which is one penny below the national average. Drivers in Dane County are paying an average of two-59-a-gallon, in Portage two-84, and two-81 in northern Oneida County. More >

Wisconsin AG Points To Colorado Red Flag Law As Possible Model

His ideas about passing a red flag law aren’t getting a lot of support right now, but Attorney General Josh Kaul is still giving it a lot of thought. The Democrat says Wisconsin should use a red flag law passed in Colorado as a model. That law goes into effect January 1st, allowing a family More >

Viroqua Man Facing 4th Offense OWI after Causing Accident in Vernon County

On Friday August 8th, 2019 a two vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of County Road O and County Road K in the Town of Harmony. A vehicle driven by Andrew J. Sorenson 54 of Viroqua pulled out from the stop sign into the lane of travel. Zeyda Y. Flores-Castro was unable to stop in More >

Lieutenant Governor Says Campaign Staffer Erroneously Said He Had A Degree

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes says he attended Alabama A-and-M University, but he didn’t graduate.  The Democrat is apologizing for a mistaken entry on a candidate questionnaire which said he had a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.  Barnes says a member of his campaign staff submitted the incorrect information.  He had twice said he “finished” More >

Sub-Contractor Blamed For Sun Prairie Explosion Fined $27.5K

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has decided to fine the sub-contractor blamed for last summer’s fatal explosion in Sun Prairie the maximum amount.  V-C Tech is accused of failing to call the Digger’s Hotline before starting its work in the downtown area.  A V-C Tech worker hit a gas main, causing the blast which killed More >

National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touchdown in Green Bay

The National Weather Service is confirming that tornado touched down Wednesday night on the southeast side of Green Bay.  The N-W-S says EF-O rated twister had peak wind speeds of 85 miles an hour and moved southeast into the Town of Bellevue.  The tornado’s path was six-point-two miles long and it was 90-yards wide.  Around More >

Richland Center Woman Recounts Frightening Experience During Vigil

A Richland Center woman is recounting a frightening experience during a Tuesday night vigil held outside the Richland County Courthouse.  Autumn Lent says people gathered to honor the victims of mass shootings across the country.  She says it wasn’t an anti-gun protest, but a man in a vehicle stopped and started yelling about the Second More >

Feds Say Nationwide Roundup Rescued 1 Juvenile In Milwaukee

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says 67 suspected sex traffickers were arrested during July.  Operating Independence Day was a nationwide effort to arrest traffickers and recovery their juvenile victims.  The month-long targeted sweep reportedly recovered one juvenile sex trafficking victim in the Milwaukee area.  Federal prosecutors say they have opened 60 sex trafficking cases nationwide.