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Marshfield Woman Charged With Stealing From Elderly

A 33-year-old Marshfield woman faces felony charges of theft, false representation, drug possession and bail jumping.  Amy L. Leikness is accused of taking money and medication from elderly victims she was supposed to be caring for.  Leikness is accused of convincing a woman with dementia to give her more than 12-thousand dollars.  At one point, More >

Senator Ron Johnson Would Like To See More Direct Approach To Trade Rules Johnson to join WRJC at 8:15 Friday Morning and be in Camp Douglas at 10am

U-S Senator Ron Johnson says China doesn’t follow the rules when it comes to trade.  The Wisconsin Republican is accusing that country of stealing industrial intellectual property and military secrets.  He says he has a fundamental disagreement with the tariffs pursued by the Trump administration and he thinks American should try to create a united More >

Madison Mayor Makes It Official — He’s Only Running For Governor

Democrat Paul Soglin says he won’t seek re-election as Madison’s mayor in 2019.  Soglin says he made Tuesday’s announcement to reaffirm to Wisconsin voters his commitment to the governor’s race.  He says even if he wasn’t running for governor, this would still be his last term.  He served as the capital city’s mayor from 1989-to-1997, More >

Western Wisconsin Fair Housing Study Commissioned

City and county officials in western Wisconsin are said to be preparing a fair housing study for La Crosse and Monroe counties.  A Tuesday night public meeting was held in La Crosse to get input on the area’s housing situation.  The last official study was done in 2009, but officials say they know housing has More >

Lack Of Medical Examiners Slows Autopsies

The chief medical examiner for La Crosse County says the nation is seeing a shortage of professionals who can perform autopsies.  Fewer people are entering the field.  The western Wisconsin county has already had 302 deaths outside hospitals which had to be investigated by the seven medical examiners or forensic pathologists on staff and the More >

Fitchburg Police Find Wounded Man Involved In Sunday Night Shooting

Fitchburg police say investigators were following up on a shots-fired report at the same time a man arrived at an area hospital.  He had suffered gunshot wounds, telling officers he was injured in Fitchburg.  The first 9-1-1 call came in at 9:30 P-M.  Officers say they found shell casings at the scene.  Witnesses tell reports More >

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Completes 3-Day Run

Organizers say more than 42-thousand people attended this year’s Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.  The three-day event held near Marshfield enjoyed good weather, helping build the crowds.  The people who attended were able to tour a rotary milking parlor, take virtual tours of agricultural businesses like Weber’s Farm Store and Nasonville Dairy, and walk into a More >

Sun Prairie Plans To Rebuild Iconic Old City Hall Building

City officials say Sun Prairie’s Old City Hall building was built to last in 1895 — and it will.  It sits across the street from the site of last week’s fatal gas explosion in the downtown area.  A restoration process which is expected to take months should be started pretty soon.  The building had to More >

Madison:  Community Safety Intervention Team Deals With Gun Violence

Madison’s Community Safety Intervention team offers services connected to gun violence which reach beyond police work.  The team was created last year.  It helps families in danger to relocate, helps cover the expense of funerals and facilitates connections with available social services.  Team members meet each week to discuss long-term strategies to reduce violence.  The More >

OWI Suspect Had 2 Young Children In Car When Stopped

A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper says a 34-year-old Milwaukee man had two children in his vehicle when he was stopped early Sunday morning.  The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence.  His name hasn’t been released.  The trooper says he smelled the odor of intoxicants when he made contact with the More >