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Man Sentenced To Three Years For Knocking Out Police Officer

A man is sentenced to three years behind bars for knocking out a police officer. On Friday, Jacob Hellenbrand Bell learned of his sentence for a felony battery charge to which he pled no contest back in June. A Portage Police officer was knocked unconscious back in April 2018 when Hellenbrand Bell fought back as More >

Dish and Sling Reach Agreement on FOX Networks Availability

This weekend FOX Corporation reached an agreement with television providers DISH and Sling to immediately restore access to FOX networks. Fox’s cable sports networks and local stations in some U-S markets went black several weeks ago in a dispute over the networks’ cost. FOX Corporation thanked subscribers for their patience during the dispute. The announcement More >

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson: I Don’t Trust FBI Or CIA

Wisconsin’s Republican U-S Senator is getting a lot of headlines for saying that he doesn’t trust the F-B-I or C-I-A when it comes to investigating President Trump. Senator Ron Johnson set-off “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd yesterday when he said that there are questions about the motives of people inside the agencies. Johnson specifically More >

La Crosse Man Arrested for ATV Theft

Vernon County authorities have announced the arrest of Denis Y. Glotov , age 29, of LaCrosse in connection with the theft of an ATV and Utility trailer from Gianoli Rd in the Town of Genoa.  The items were stolen sometime between September 27, 2019 and September 28, 2019. On October 02, 2019, the ATV and More >

Kim Kardashian Back Release of Brendan Dassey

Reality T-V star Kim Kardashian West is lending support for the release of convicted murderer Brendan Dassey. Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were convicted of raping and murdering Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey’s case was featured on the Netflix show “Making of a Murder,” which spurred a call to have him released. His lawyers More >

Attorneys Plan To File For Clemency For Brendan Dassey

Lawyers for convicted killer Brendan Dassey says they will file for a petition of executive clemency with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers in an effort to get him released from prison. Attorney Laura Nirider spoke about the clemency request on a segment of “C-B-S This Morning” Wednesday. Nirider and others claim the then 16-year-old Dassey was More >

Retired Congressman Duffy, Wife Rachel Welcome 9th Child

Former Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy and his wife Rachel are welcoming their ninth child.  Duffy announced that Rachel successfully delivered their newborn baby girl on Monday night.  They did not reveal the child’s name. Duffy said on Facebook “Both mom and baby are doing great… Thank you all for your prayers!”  Duffy resigned from the More >

Tornado Damage in Chippewa County Estimated at More Than $3 Million

Damage from last week’s tornado in the western Wisconsin town of Wheaton is estimated at more than three-million dollars.  Chippewa County Emergency Management director Dennis Brown says he submitted the preliminary damage estimate to the state, which includes the costs of repairing or replacing 29 homes that were damaged or destroyed by the September 24th More >

Madison Mayor Proposes Vehicle Registration Fee To Fund Rapid Transit

Madison MayorSatya Rhodes-Conway is pitching a proposal to charge a 40 dollar vehicle registration fee to help fund a Bus Rapid Transit plan. The public transit system would use dedicated traffic lanes and larger buses to reduce ride times. The fee is in the mayor’s first city operating budget plan. The budget totals 340-point-four million More >

Wisconsin Elections Commission Offers $1.1 M in Election System Grants

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is offering a one-point-one million-dollar grant program to help municipalities and counties upgrade cyber security for the 2020 elections.  Cities and counties can apply for 12-hundred dollars for new computers and professional I-T support.  Reid Magney with the state Elections Commission says they have significantly strengthened security for clerks who access More >