WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin http://www.wrjc.com Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:34:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New program aims to combat racial inequities in youth crime http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/new-program-aims-to-combat-racial-inequities-in-youth-crime/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/new-program-aims-to-combat-racial-inequities-in-youth-crime/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:34:40 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=114139 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Several agencies in Dane County are teaming up on a pilot program aimed at balancing racial inequities among young offenders in the criminal justice system. The program involves the use of restorative justice programs for children and teens who commit minor infractions. Young people ages 12 to 16 who receive tickets for city of Madison municipal ordinance violations will be diverted into a restorative court program. Madison police issue about 70 citations per month to people between the ages of 12 and 16. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1iiytHs ) reports that about 75 percent of those people are minorities. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says municipal citations usually stem from offenses such as disorderly conduct and property damage.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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Report: Wisconsin police officers chasing more suspects http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/report-wisconsin-police-officers-chasing-more-suspects/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/report-wisconsin-police-officers-chasing-more-suspects/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:34:13 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=114137 More >]]> APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — An analysis of state records shows that high-speed police chases and injuries are becoming more common in Wisconsin. A report by Gannett Wisconsin Media (http://post.cr/1JBQauB ) says that law enforcement officials were involved in 567 chases during the first six months of this year, accounting for a 33 percent increase from last year. That’s the highest number of police chases since 2007. The number of incidents involving injuries also reached a five-year high, but no deaths were reported by police. It’s unclear what’s driving the increase, but it contradicts efforts by some law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin and across the country to refrain from chasing suspects. Milwaukee police officials moved to restrict officers from chasing suspects involved in minor offenses after the deaths of four bystanders in 2009 and 2010.

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Information from: Post-Crescent Media, http://www.postcrescent.com

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Wisconsin bear season set to begin next week http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/wisconsin-bear-season-set-to-begin-next-week/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/wisconsin-bear-season-set-to-begin-next-week/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:46:17 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=114130 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s bear hunting season is set to begin next week. The season is slated to begin on Sept. 9 and run through Oct. 13. State Department of Natural Resources officials say they’ve issued 10,690 permits. DNR Large Carnivore Specialist Dave McFarland says that the hunter success rate is typically about 44 percent, which should equate to about 4,700 bears killed. Successful hunters for the first time will be required to submit a bear tooth to the DNR in lieu of registering their kills at registration stations. The agency plans to use the teeth to build models to help estimate the size of Wisconsin’s bear population.

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Sheriff: Man shoots himself as police dragnet closes in http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/sheriff-man-shoots-himself-as-police-dragnet-closes-in/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/sheriff-man-shoots-himself-as-police-dragnet-closes-in/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:44:15 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=114128 More >]]> WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in central Wisconsin say a man shot himself as police closed in on him. The Marathon County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement posted on its Facebook page late Tuesday evening that deputies were helping search for a vehicle that had been involved in an incident in Clark County. The statement didn’t offer any details on the incident except to say a firearm was discharged. Police located the vehicle between Athens and Edgar. The driver stopped the vehicle and ran into the woods. Deputies tracked him for an hour and finally found him in a semi-trailer. He refused orders to drop his gun and shot himself. The Wausau Daily Herald reported Wednesday that the man died. A Marathon County dispatcher said no further information would be released.

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Wisconsin lawmakers consider Planned Parenthood funding http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/wisconsin-lawmakers-consider-planned-parenthood-funding/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/wisconsin-lawmakers-consider-planned-parenthood-funding/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:43:06 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=114126 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — About $7.5 million in federal funding for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin would be cut off under a pair of Republican-backed bills being considered by a state Assembly Committee. The Assembly’s Health Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the measures. Supporters defend the proposals as reasonable steps to take to prevent taxpayer money going toward a group that provides abortions. But opponents say cutting off the federal funding will adversely affect women’s health services, like cancer screenings and wellness checks, that Planned Parenthood also provides. Both bills are expected to be debated by the full Assembly later this fall. It’s less clear whether there is support for the measures in the Senate. Gov. Scott Walker has said he supports cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

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2 UW-Madison alumni will donate $10M for students, faculty http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/2-uw-madison-alumni-will-donate-10m-for-students-faculty/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/2-uw-madison-alumni-will-donate-10m-for-students-faculty/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:42:12 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=114124 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two UW-Madison alumni will give $10 million to the university to fund scholarships and attract faculty. The university says the gift from Tom and Karen Falk, who graduated in 1980, will pay for two scholarships and two endowed faculty chairs in the schools of education and business. Tom Falk is CEO of Kimberly-Clark Corp. As the oldest of nine children, he was able to attend the university because of a full-tuition scholarship he qualified for because he had worked as a caddie. He earned an accounting degree. Karen Falk lived at a low-cost women’s housing cooperative to make ends meet while attending the university. She earned a teaching degree. Chancellor Rebecca Blank says the Falks have shown incredible dedication to UW-Madison, and their gift will benefit many future students.

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Mauston Lionesses Present Check to SEA of Change http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/mauston-lionesses-present-check-to-sea-of-change/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/mauston-lionesses-present-check-to-sea-of-change/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:15:35 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=114120 More >]]> Contributed by Josette Buehlman

Contributed by Josette Buehlman

The Mauston Lioness Club presented a check to the SEA of Change at its monthly meeting on Tuesday night. The Lioness women held a garage sale during the Mauston citywide garage sale in August with proceeds dedicated to SEA of Change. During that time, someone stepped forward and matched the proceeds. The club presented a check in the amount of $2,562.

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Wednesday September 2 Area High School Sports Report http://www.wrjc.com/sports/wednesday-september-2-area-high-school-sports-report/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/wednesday-september-2-area-high-school-sports-report/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:06:17 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=114115 More >]]> Mauston is now 0-1-2 for the high school boys soccer season after playing to a second consecutive draw 3-3 against the Poynette-Portage United. Mauston led 2-0 at the half but found themselves down 3-2 late in the half before tying the score with 11 minutes left. Carson Laridaen scored two unassisted goals for the Golden Eagles with Miles Nilesen tallying the other goal while goalkeeper JJ Johnson was busy in net with 31 saves. Mauston hosts Wisconsin Heights Thursday at 5 PM. Mauston won Tuesday’s JV match 2-1. Reedsburg falls to 2-1 overall after a 5-0 loss at Milton on Tuesay and they were out-shot 14-6 in the contest.

 

West Salem came to Lions Park in Mauston Tuesday and knocked off the Golden Eagles 5-2 in girls tennis action. Kirstin Grzenia at one singles and Morgan Makela at three singles won in straight sets for Mauston and those were the only wins for Mauston and the Golden Eagles are 1-4 overall in dual matches with a trip to Viroqua tomorrow. Reedsburg sweeps the singles matches in a 4-3 win over Lodi Tuesday with a 6-3 dual match record now. Morgan Rabuck, Grace Colvin, Jess Swagel and Camie Jo Simpson all win their singles matches for the Beavers with Waunakee next up tomorrow in the Badger North opener.

 

Royall opens their 2015 conference season on the volleyball court with a 3-0 win over Brookwood Tuesday. Royall wins the match 25-13, 25-14 and 25-13 with Paige Hyer recording 19 kills and ten assists and Mackenzie Baesman had 11 kills and 21 assists with Kelsey Vieth registering five digs as well. Royall is off to a 7-1 start overall with a big conference match at home with Hillsboro tomorrow night.

 

 

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Adams-Friendship Fine Arts Center http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/groundbreaking-ceremony-for-adams-friendship-fine-arts-center/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/groundbreaking-ceremony-for-adams-friendship-fine-arts-center/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:39:56 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=114105 More >]]> There will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Adams-Friendship Area School District’s new Fine Arts Center on September 10, 2015. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be held on the south side of the Adams-Friendship High School located at 1109 East North Street, Adams, Wisconsin. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside to the high school choir room.

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Injured Badgers Return To Practice With Alabama Game On Saturday http://www.wrjc.com/sports/injured-badgers-return-to-practice-with-alabama-game-on-saturday/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/injured-badgers-return-to-practice-with-alabama-game-on-saturday/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:38:02 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=114112 More >]]> Two Wisconsin offensive line starters had full-contact work yesterday for the first time since their concussions at pre-season camp. Guard Walker Williams and tackle Hayden Biegel have been cleared to make their first collegiate starts on Saturday night against Alabama. Biegel suffered his concussion August 14th, and Williams August 24th. Also, receiver Tanner McEvoy and back-up defensive end Alec James returned to practice yesterday. McEvoy injured his left leg last Thursday, and James has been out since August 19th with an ankle injury. Back-up defensive end Jake Keefer did not practice. He’s expected to miss the season opener with a leg injury.

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