WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin http://www.wrjc.com Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:27:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Report: Polling places pose problems for disabled http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/report-polling-places-pose-problems-for-disabled/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/report-polling-places-pose-problems-for-disabled/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:13:08 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=112594 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report has uncovered hundreds of accessibility problems for the disabled at Wisconsin voting sites. The state Government Accountability Board conducted inspections at 808 sites over the past seven elections and found nearly 4,000 accessibility problems. The GAB’s report said 42 percent of the violations were serious enough that they could prevent a disabled voter from casting a private and independent ballot. GAB spokesman Reid Magney said the board hasn’t received any complaints about a disabled voter not being able to vote due to those problems, however. GAB officials say many of the problems can be fixed with minor corrections, such as increasing the size of the print on signs and marking accessible entrances. They say other cases could require municipalities to consider site renovations.

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Madison mayor says bench time for homeless should be limited http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/madison-mayor-says-bench-time-for-homeless-should-be-limited/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/madison-mayor-says-bench-time-for-homeless-should-be-limited/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:12:37 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=112592 More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison’s mayor says he has a way to deal with the city’s growing transient population. Paul Soglin would limit the time one could spend sitting on a bench in the downtown area. Lying down on the bench would be prohibited. Soglin planned to talk about his idea with City Council members Friday and formally introduce the proposal Tuesday. The mayor says the city’s “no rules” policy for the homeless and drifters had led to violence, drunkenness, drug use and trading sex for drugs. Soglin say the city has created a “circus atmosphere where anything goes.” Homeless advocate Brenda Konkel is blasting the proposal which would make bench-sitting for more than an hour a fineable offense. Soglin also wants to ban anyone from sleeping on public sidewalks and right-of-ways from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive in Adams – August 10 http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/american-red-cross-blood-drive-in-adams-august-10/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/american-red-cross-blood-drive-in-adams-august-10/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:35:21 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=112580 More >]]> The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood. An upcoming blood donation opportunity will take place Monday, August 10, from 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Adams Friendship Community Center. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, or 16 with parental consent, and older, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

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Incident of Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property in the Town of Necedah http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/incident-of-burglary-and-criminal-damage-to-property-in-the-town-of-necedah/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/incident-of-burglary-and-criminal-damage-to-property-in-the-town-of-necedah/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:13:46 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=112576 More >]]> There was an incident of burglary and criminal damage to property.  Juneau County authorities were dispatched to a residence on Aroma Lane in the Town of Necedah July 10. The victim told the deputy that somebody broke into his home and stole some of his property. The deputy observed the door had been pried open and that someone had searched cupboards, closets, and drawers throughout the house. The deputy also saw that someone had broken into the pumphouse on the property. The amount of damages and items taken totaled about $1,520. The deputy collected evidence, but has no suspects at this time.

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Wisconsin Dells Unbeaten In Two Games At State Legion Baseball Tourney In West Salem http://www.wrjc.com/sports/wisconsin-dells-unbeaten-in-two-games-at-state-legion-baseball-tourney-in-west-salem/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/wisconsin-dells-unbeaten-in-two-games-at-state-legion-baseball-tourney-in-west-salem/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:29:56 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=112572 More >]]> Wisconsin Dells is off to a 2-0 start at the Class A American Legion Baseball State Tournament in West Salem. Dells outscored Jefferson 14-10 in a winners bracket game Thursday with 13 base hits. Zach Van Wie had three hits and two rbi’s, Diggy Cimaroli and Jarrett Sveum had two hits each with Nick Percival driving in three runs and Dakota Musiedlak two more. Peyton Rohling was the winning pitcher in relief of Ashton Mace, allowing five runs in five and two-thirds innings of work. Wisconsin Dells will face Viroqua tonight at 7 PM in the winners bracket with Viroqua also 2-0 for the tournament after beating West Salem 3-0 last night. The 1 PM game today has Osseo vs. Jefferson in an elimination game with Osseo winning 8-6 over Denmark yesterday and the 4 PM game today has Marathon vs. West Salem in another elimination game with Marathon winning 6-4 over Iola yesterday.

Kaukana is the host for the Class AA State Legion Baseball Tournament with Waterford eliminating Antigo 11-6 and Beaver Dam eliminating Onalaska 7-5 yesterday while Menasha won 7-4 over Shawano in the winners bracket as did River Falls 11-4 over Kaukana. Three games are scheduled for today and two of them are elimination games.

At the Class AAA State Tourney in Watertown, Plover eliminated De Pere 9-6 yesterday with Watertown knocking out Green Bay 7-3. Madison Impact is 3-0 in the Tournament after a 21-20 win over Eau Claire. Plover meets Eau Claie today in the elimination round at 4:30 PM with Watertown needing a win to stay alive in a 7:30 PM game vs. Madison Impact.

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Coach Paul Chryst Looking For Running Back Depth For The Football Badgers http://www.wrjc.com/sports/coach-paul-chryst-looking-for-running-back-depth-for-the-football-badgers/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/coach-paul-chryst-looking-for-running-back-depth-for-the-football-badgers/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:12:19 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=112570 More >]]> Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst says he’ll look for strong back-up rushers to emerge at next month’s pre-season camp. The Badgers have three running backs in place, after losing freshman Jordan Stevenson to Nebraska. U-W Madison refused to admit Stevenson — which triggered a call from athletic director Barry Alvarez to return to letting coaches have a say in the school’s appeal process. That was scrapped five years ago. At the Big Ten football meetings in Chicago yesterday, Chryst said it’s unfortunate to lose a promising player — but he’s happy Stevenson ended up at a good spot at Nebraska. Corey Clement is the Badgers’ starter at tailback this year, backed up by redshirt freshman Taiwan Deal and redshirt junior Dare Ogunbowale.

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Rizzo helps Cubs beat Brewers 5-2 http://www.wrjc.com/sports/rizzo-helps-cubs-beat-brewers-5-2/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/rizzo-helps-cubs-beat-brewers-5-2/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:07:36 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=112565 More >]]> MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night. The Cubs won for the third time in four games since they were swept in a weekend series against lowly Philadelphia. Rizzo finished with three hits and Dexter Fowler went 2 for 4. Jimmy Nelson pitched seven innings of two-hit ball for Milwaukee, but Chicago rallied in the eighth. Addison Russell and Fowler singled against Jeremy Jeffress before Will Smith (4-2) came in. Smith retired his first two batters, but Rizzo connected for his 18th homer to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead.

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Gomez traded to Astros after Mets deal falls through http://www.wrjc.com/sports/gomez-traded-to-astros-after-mets-deal-falls-through/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/gomez-traded-to-astros-after-mets-deal-falls-through/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:07:05 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=112563 More >]]> HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason by acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez from, the Milwaukee Brewers. Houston, which also received right-hander Mike Fiers in the deal, sent four prospects to the Brewers: left-hander Josh Hader, right-hander Adrian Houser and outfielders Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana. The 29-year-old Gomez is hitting .262 with eight homers and 43 RBIs in 74 games for the Brewers this season. He is making $8 million this season and $9 million in 2016, then can become a free agent. Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin said a trade fell through Wednesday that would have sent Gomez to the New York Mets for infielder Wilmer Flores and injured pitcher Zack Wheeler.

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Packers offense opens training camp with running start http://www.wrjc.com/sports/packers-offense-opens-training-camp-with-running-start/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/packers-offense-opens-training-camp-with-running-start/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:06:31 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=112561 More >]]> GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers got off to a running start at training camp. Coach Mike McCarthy said he saw the quick tempo that he was looking for in the first practice on Thursday. All 11 starters, plus most of the top reserves, are back, led by MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Receiver Jordy Nelson said the continuity allows the offense to get a jump on making adjustments to base plays during this early part of camp. The main contributors can focus on making an offense that scored a league-high 30.4 points per game perform even better. Nelson, as expected, was a full go at practice after being limited during the offseason after hip surgery.

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Nelson, Hayward practice on first day of Packers camp http://www.wrjc.com/sports/nelson-hayward-practice-on-first-day-of-packers-camp/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/nelson-hayward-practice-on-first-day-of-packers-camp/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:06:00 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=112559 More >]]> GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Receiver Jordy Nelson is taking part in the first practice of Green Bay Packers training camp after being limited during the offseason following minor hip surgery. Cornerback Casey Hayward also practiced Thursday after missing time in the offseason with a foot injury. He could take over as a starter opposite of Sam Shields following the departure of free agent Tramon Williams. Trainers were looking at Jared Abbrederis after the receiver fell hard to the ground following an interception.Starting tight end Andrew Quarless missed practice. Coach Mike McCarthy says Quarless is dealing with difficult family situation. Linebacker Mike Neal was placed on the physically unable to perform list, while rookie defensive back Quinten Rollins was put on the non-football injury list. Both players can return once medically cleared.

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