WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin http://www.wrjc.com Wed, 27 May 2015 21:03:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 No deal yet on arena for Milwaukee Bucks http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/no-deal-yet-on-arena-for-milwaukee-bucks/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/no-deal-yet-on-arena-for-milwaukee-bucks/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 21:03:32 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109698 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A key Wisconsin lawmaker negotiating a financing plan to pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks says there’s no deal yet, but he’s still optimistic to reach an agreement by the end of the week. Rep. John Nygren said Wednesday that there’s general agreement on a financing deal for the $500 million arena, but “I don’t think we’re there yet.” Nygren is co-chairman of the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. He and other lawmakers, along with Milwaukee officials and leaders of the NBA team, have been trying to reach a deal by the end of the week so it can be included in the state budget. Without a new stadium by 2017, the NBA has said it will buy back the team and relocate it.

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Panel plans stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/panel-plans-stiffer-penalties-for-unemployment-fraud/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/panel-plans-stiffer-penalties-for-unemployment-fraud/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 19:01:11 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109692 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Legislature’s budget committee plan to impose stiffer civil penalties for unemployment fraud but scrap plans to create harsher criminal penalties. Right now penalties can include losing eligibility, a surcharge equal to 15 percent of the benefits erroneously paid, criminal fines ranging from $100 to $500 and up to 90 days in jail. Gov. Scott Walker’s budget calls for upping the surcharge to 40 percent and creating a scale of criminal penalties ranging from a $10,000 fine and up to nine months in jail to $25,000 in fines and up to five years in prison. Committee Republicans released plan Wednesday that calls for adopting the surcharge increase but rejecting the criminal penalty changes. The committee was expected to vote on the plan later Wednesday afternoon or evening.

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Committee plans to reject new emergency government office http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/committee-plans-to-reject-new-emergency-government-office/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/committee-plans-to-reject-new-emergency-government-office/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 19:00:31 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109686 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Legislature’s finance committee are planning to reject Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to create a new office to ensure the government continues following a disaster. Walker’s budget calls for creating the Office of Government Continuity within the Department of Administration. The office would develop a continuity plan for each state agency. The two-year budget would set aside $676,500 to pay for five employees and supplies. Three positions, one within the Department of Health Services, one within the Department of Safety and Professional Standards and one within the state historical society would be eliminated to create three spots within the new office. Republicans on the committee released a copy of motion Wednesday deleting the provisions. The panel was expected to vote on the motion later Wednesday.

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UW-La Crosse Has An All-American First Team Player In Division Three Baseball http://www.wrjc.com/sports/uw-la-crosse-has-an-all-american-first-team-player-in-division-three-baseball/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/uw-la-crosse-has-an-all-american-first-team-player-in-division-three-baseball/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 17:45:25 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109688 More >]]> U-W La Crosse outfielder Taylor Kohlwey has been named to the coaches’ All-America team for the N-C-A-A’s Division-Three.  He was the only Wisconsin player to make the 15-member top squad.  La Crosse shortstop Alex Cordova and Ripon College shortstop Michael Polcyn made the coaches’ national second team.  Whitewater shortstop Mikole Pierce made the third team along with two players from Stevens Point — outfielder Cody Hanke and pitcher Mitch Beau. Sam Dexter, a junior shortstop from Southern Maine, was named the national D-Three player of the year. He batted .441 in 46 games this season with eight homers and 44 R-B-I’s.

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Competency Hearing Scheduled for Elroy Woman With Child Sexual Assault Charges http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/competency-hearing-scheduled-for-elroy-woman-with-child-sexual-assault-charges/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/competency-hearing-scheduled-for-elroy-woman-with-child-sexual-assault-charges/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 17:45:17 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109668 More >]]> A competency hearing has been scheduled for an Elroy woman accused of two counts of failing to act in sexual assault of a child. 30-year-old April Oldfield appeared in court on Tuesday before Juneau County Judge John Roemer, where Oldfield requested a different attorney. Judge Roemer granted the request and set the competency hearing for July 9th. Oldfield also faces two charges of failing to prevent child abuse and one count of child trafficking. She faces 77 years in prison if found competent and guilty of the charges.



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Wednesday May 27 Area High School Sports Schedule http://www.wrjc.com/sports/wednesday-may-27-area-high-school-sports-schedule/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/wednesday-may-27-area-high-school-sports-schedule/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 17:43:00 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109680 More >]]> WIAA REGIONAL SOFTBALL

Mauston at Viroqua (D-2) 5 PM, re-scheduled from Tuesday

Platteville at Reedsburg (D-2)  5 PM, re-scheduled from Tuesday

Wisconsin Dells at Sauk-Prairie (D-2) 5 PM, re-scheduled from Tuesday

Royall at Wonewoc-Center (D-4) 5 PM, re-scheduled from Tuesday

New Lisbon vs Brookwood (D-4) 4 PM at Woodside Sports Complex, re-scheduled from Tuesday

Hillsboro at Bangor (D-4) 5 PM, re-scheduled from Tuesday

Necedah at Westfield (D-3)  4:30 PM, re-scheduled from Tuesday


Wisconsin Dells at Nekoosa 5 PM, re-scheduled from Tuesday

Wautoma at Adams-Friendship 5 PM, re-scheduled from Tuesday

Reedsburg at Waunakee 5 PM (Badger North)


Mauston at D-2 West Salem Regional 9 AM at Fox Hollow-La Crosse, re-scheduled from Tuesday

Reedsburg, Baraboo, Tomah at D-1 Onalaska Regional 10 AM


Reedsburg and Tomah players at D-1 Eau Claire Memorial Sectional 8:45 AM

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DNR board prohibits antlerless kills in 13 counties http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/dnr-board-prohibits-antlerless-kills-in-13-counties/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/dnr-board-prohibits-antlerless-kills-in-13-counties/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 17:34:17 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109684 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources’ board has prohibited hunters from killing antlerless deer in 13 counties this fall in an effort to regrow the herd in those areas. The ban includes Douglas, Bayfield, Sawyer, Ashland, Iron, Vilas, Price, Oneida, Langlade, Forest, Florence and Racine counties as well as a portion of Jackson County. DNR officials say the herd across most of the northern forest remains well below desired levels. Despite the mild winter the herd needs more time to regenerate. The board approved the prohibition during a meeting Wednesday in Madison.

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Walker says he would sign prevailing wage repeal http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/walker-says-he-would-sign-prevailing-wage-repeal/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/walker-says-he-would-sign-prevailing-wage-repeal/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 17:33:20 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109682 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign a prevailing wage repeal bill if it passes the Legislature. Laurel Patrick in a statement Wednesday said Walker has discussed the repeal with lawmakers and has considered supporting it in the state budget. Walker has previously said prevailing wage wasn’t a priority. The proposal would repeal a law that requires construction workers on certain government projects be paid wages equivalent to what they would earn working on other projects in the area. Republican leaders in both the Senate and Assembly have said they don’t have the votes to repeal it, and they instead are working on making changes to the law. The Assembly Labor Committee held a hearing Wednesday on a bill to repeal prevailing wage, drawing opposition from the construction industry.

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Doctor: Suspect in stabbing better off in juvenile court http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/doctor-suspect-in-stabbing-better-off-in-juvenile-court/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/doctor-suspect-in-stabbing-better-off-in-juvenile-court/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 17:32:32 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109679 More >]]> WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A forensic psychologist says a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl accused of stabbing a classmate to please a mythical horror character would be better off in the juvenile justice system where potential treatment would be more suited to her needs. A judge in Waukesha County Circuit Court is to determine whether the girl should remain in adult court or be transferred to the juvenile system. She and a 12-year-old friend are accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to gain favor with Slender Man, a fictitious character they believed could kill them or their families. Payton Leutner survived the attack at a Waukesha park last May. Dr. Michael Caldwell testified Wednesday the 13-year-old is at “remarkably low risk for any kind of violence” and would be better off in the juvenile system.

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Budget committee co-chair fundraiser questioned http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/budget-committee-co-chair-fundraiser-questioned/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/budget-committee-co-chair-fundraiser-questioned/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 17:31:41 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109677 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A fundraiser for a Republican co-chair of the Legislature’s budget-writing committee is being called into question since it falls the night before key votes are scheduled. The cocktail reception for Sen. Alberta Darling, of River Hills, is Thursday night two blocks from the Capitol. Darling co-chairs the Joint Finance Committee, which was scheduled to meet Friday to complete its work on the budget. The other co-chair, Rep. John Nygren, is also scheduled to attend the fundraiser. Jay Heck, director of the government watchdog group Common Cause in Wisconsin, says Darling should cancel the fundraiser because it appears she’s seeking donations to influence decisions on what gets in the budget. A message left with the Committee to Elect a Republican Senate, which organized the event, was not immediately returned.

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