State News

Columbia County Man Faces Multiple Charges For Injuring Woman, Threatening Officers

A 50-year-old domestic violence suspect is being held in the Columbia County Jail after a weekend incident which left a woman with serious injuries.  Emergency responders were called to a home in the town of Lodi Saturday about a woman with a broken neck.  When deputies tried to take Brandon S. Meek into custody, they More >

Federal Lawsuit Involving Dane County D-A Settled

A settlement between the Dane County District Attorney’s office and a former assistant D-A has led to the dismissal of a federal lawsuit.  Bob Jambois had claimed District Attorney Ismael Ozanne harassed him and retaliated against him during a 2016 primary election.  Jambois told the court he was forced to retire from office when Ozanne More >

UW-Madison Researchers Blame Climate Change For Hurricane Behavior

Atmospheric scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say they’re tracking new behavior by hurricanes and it’s not good.  Climate change may be to blame for hurricanes which are slowing down and dumping massive amounts of rainfall.  Hurricane Florence is expected to stall and remain along the Atlantic coast, promising rainfall totals of up to 40 More >

Portage Man Facing More Serious Charges After Arrest

A 19-year-old Portage man is becoming a frequent visitor to Columbia County Circuit Court.  A September 5th arrest has resulted in Keagen Strabley facing felony charges for the fifth time in less than two years.  Strabley made a court appearance Monday.  He was out on bond when a traffic stop turned up drugs and cash More >

Duffy Author Bill To Remove Gray Wolves From Endangered Species List

A Wisconsin congressman has introduced a bill which would remove gray wolves from the endangered species list.  Republican Sean Duffy says Wisconsin should be able to use science-based wildlife management of its gray wolf population.  Duffy says his legislation has bipartisan support.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources indicates there is evidence the state’s gray More >

Motel Guest Stuck By Use Hypodermic Needle Left Behind In Bed

A La Crosse man tells police his son was stuck by a used hypodermic needle which had been left behind in a motel bed.  The incident happened at the Adriatic Motel in La Crosse at about 2:25 A-M Saturday.  Police confirmed the man’s report that the needle was found under the covers on that bed.  More >

Lack Of Workers Forces Muskego McDonald’s To Close Early

Potential customers thinking a quarter-pounder would hit the spot were disappointed when they wheeled into the McDonald’s restaurant in Muskego Monday night.  There weren’t enough workers to cook the chicken nuggets and french fries.  A sign reading, “Sorry lobby is closed due to low staff,” was placed on one of the doors and the drive-thru More >

Waupaca Man Draws Prison Sentence For 14th OWI

A Waupaca man is returning to prison after being convicted of his 14th drunk driving offense.  Sixty-four-year-old Daniel Nordell was given a six-year sentence during a Monday appearance in Waupaca County Circuit Court.  Investigators say he was arrested after hitting a mailbox, a speed limit sign and a utility pole in Farmington last May.  His More >

2 People Die In Crash Involving Milk Hauler

A weekend accident involving a milk hauler truck has left two people dead in La Crosse County.  The Wisconsin State Patrol reports 61-year-old Brian Lee of La Crosse was driving the milk truck on Highway 53 when a car pulled out of a side road.  Those two vehicles collided, then the milk hauler crossed over More >

Columbia County Man Admits Shooting Stepchildren With Nerf Darts With Needle Tips

A 33-year-old Town of Lewiston man is in the Columbia County Jail, accused of shooting his stepchildren with nerf darts which had needles attached.  Brian Alexander had his bail set during a Monday court appearance.  Three children told authorities Alexander shot them with the needle-tipped nerf darts, with one of them showing investigators small red More >