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State News

La Crosse Assistant Police Chief Apologizes For Local Justice System

The La Crosse assistant police chief has tweeted an apology to local residents, saying he’s sorry his department can’t protect them better.  Assistant Chief Rob Abraham is frustrated with county judges who aren’t keeping people who had been arrested behind bars.  Abraham points to the case of Ronald Crosby Junior, who was arrested last weekend More >

Evers Signs Bill Eliminating Tax Benefit For Companies Moving Out Of Wisconsin

Move out of Wisconsin?  You’ll lose a benefit when you file your taxes.  That’s the message to companies which move out of the state.  Governor Tony Evers signed a bill Monday targeting the tax deductions businesses claim when they move.  The legislation which passed with bipartisan support is mostly symbolic — the Department of Revenue More >

Sauk County Sheriff’s Office Will Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

Deputies shot a man pointing a rifle at them Monday during what is being called a domestic dispute in Buffalo.  That man had reportedly been threatening his mother with a firearm by putting a gun to her face.  No names have been released.  When negotiations failed, a law enforcement team entered the house to rescue More >

Vernon County Accident Results in Vehicles  Being Towed Due to Damage

On June 23, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. the Vernon County 911 Dispatch Center was notified about a two vehicle accident on County Road XX and Gudgeon Lane near Sidie Hollow Park in the town of Jefferson.  Patrick Bailey was operating his vehicle eastbound on County Road XX.  Bailey crossed the centerline and sideswiped Patricia Anderson More >

Governor Evers Vetoes Four GOP Anti-Abortion Bills

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers put his veto pen to four anti-abortion bills Friday as expected.  The Democratic governor said the legislation “would limit access to reproductive health care and needlessly interfere and inject politics into patient-provider relationships.”  Evers said everyone should have access to quality, affordable health care and that includes reproductive health care.  The More >

La Crosse Police:  Man’s Death Considered Accidental

An investigation by La Crosse police indicates the death of a man whose body was found in February was accidental.  An autopsy determined Juan Gonzalez Mejia had been drinking and he died of hypothermia.  Mejia was reported missing in late January.  Witnesses say they saw the 24-year-old man walking down a La Crosse street January More >

Wisconsin Unemployment Rate 2.8 Percent for Second Straight Month in May

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remained at a record-low of two-point-eight percent in May.  The Department of Workforce Development says the state added 18-hundred private-sector jobs last month and 17-hundred total non-farm jobs.  Wisconsin has added 19-thousand-600 private sector jobs since May of 2018 and 15-thousand total non-farm jobs over the past year.  D-W-D Secretary Caleb Frostman More >

GOP Or Governor:  Property Taxes The Same Under Both Budget Plans

The Legislative Audit Bureau reports property taxes would be the same under the budget plan approved by lawmakers as they would under the governor’s proposal.  The Tuesday report shows the average tax bill would go up two percent in the first year and one-point-six percent in the second — under both budgets.  The report only More >

Vernon County Vehicle Bursts into Flames Before Being Extinguished  

On June 17th, 2019 at 1:27pm, the Vernon County 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a car fire on US Highway 14, east of Readstown near Sugar Grove Rd. in the town of Kickapoo.   Samantha M. Goodwin, age 27 of Readstown was driving west on US 14 when she noted her car More >

“Badgers United” Push For More State Funding, End Of Tuition Freeze

A new group calling itself “Badgers United” will push for more state funding for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an end to the tuition freeze.  The effort was launched Monday.  Lawmakers have kept tuition rates for in-state students frozen for the past six years.  The current budget plan would extend the freeze for two more More >