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Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

Blistering questions for Secret Service director from Congress after White House breach

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. “It’s unacceptable,” Pierson told lawmakers. But her […]

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Gov. Walker, Democrat Burke cool to tax shift idea

Gov. Walker, Democrat Burke cool to tax shift idea

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

by SCOTT BAUER MADISON, Wis. — (AP) Neither Gov. Scott Walker nor Democratic challenger Mary Burke embraced a conservative think tank’s suggestion Tuesday that more Wisconsin goods and services should be subject to the state sales tax, including health club memberships, groceries and trips to the hair salon. Walker and Burke said they were focused […]

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Hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin kills Minnesota man

Hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin kills Minnesota man

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

COLD SPRING, Wis. — (AP) Sheriff’s officials say a Minnesota man has died in a hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin. Authorities say the 57-year-old Taylor Falls man was hang gliding at an airport north of Whitewater on Monday when his glider caught a wind shear, which caused it to pitch to one side and nosedive […]

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Michelle Obama and Chris Christie campaign in Wisconsin

Michelle Obama and Chris Christie campaign in Wisconsin

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

There was high-profile help, for the candidates for Governor in Wisconsin on Monday. First Lady Michelle Obama took to the stump for Democrat Mary Burke during an afternoon rally in Milwaukee, while earlier in the day, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joined Republican Governor Scott Walker on the campaign trail in Hudson. The locations couldn’t […]

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Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

Multiple agencies train for large-scale train incident, crude spill

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – A coalition of federal, state and local emergency responders will conduct three days of training here this week to prepare for a large-scale train incident with crude oil spilling from tank cars into Mississippi river. Training will begin Thursday at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Onalaska and will […]

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Man blames rollover crash on bee

Man blames rollover crash on bee

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Sunday at 2:39 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of one vehicle crash that happened Saturday on State Highway 131 about two tenths of a mile north of Sunny Ridge Road. According to investigators Cory J. Strait, 36, of Wauzeka was traveling south on State Highway 131  about 11:00 p.m. when Strait […]

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Crawford County authorities searching for man who fled from traffic stop

Crawford County authorities searching for man who fled from traffic stop

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

At around 1:07 a.m. on Sunday a Crawford County Deputy and The Crawford County K-9 Unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by Mark Mckibbin, 28, of Gays Mills on Highway 171 near Sunrise Orchard. The Sheriff’s Office says Mckibbin pulled off to the side of the road but then […]

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77-year-old De Soto man killed in ATV accident

77-year-old De Soto man killed in ATV accident

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last Thursday at approximately 8:14 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff`s Department received a report that Clyde E Starks Jr., 77had gone missing from his residence on Lawrence Ridge Road in De Soto. Deputies responded to the residence and learned that Starks went to get the mail using his ATV at approximately 5:30 p.m. and did […]

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Holmen teen dies in La Crosse car surfing accident

Holmen teen dies in La Crosse car surfing accident

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Police say an 18-year-old is dead after he suffered severe injuries while apparently “car surfing” in La Crosse. Police say Quacheenu Zach Vang of Holmen died early Sunday at Gunderson Health System. Police say that Vang was injured sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. Sunday and was later brought to the […]

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7 injured in I-90 crash near Tomah

7 injured in I-90 crash near Tomah

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Seven people were injured when two vehicles on I-90 over the weekend near Tomah. The accident happened near exit 43 around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. A vehicle towing a boat was attempting to change lanes and caused a vehicle in the other lane to make a quick move to avoid contact. That vehicle then  over-corrected […]

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