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Pilot injured when helicopter crashes in Monroe County

Pilot injured when helicopter crashes in Monroe County

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A pilot was injured when a helicopter doing some crop dusting crashed in a field in Monroe County Thursday morning. Sheriff Peter Quirin says the pilot was crop dusting around 10:30 a.m. near Tunnel City when he experienced some trouble with his chopper and went down in a cornfield in a rural area near east […]

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Update-Lancaster man now charged in Grant County with homicide

Update-Lancaster man now charged in Grant County with homicide

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Criminal charges have been filed in La Crosse County against a man accused of killing a cab driver and leading police on a high-speed chase. Prosecutors say Timmy Johnson Jr. admitted killing 79-year-old Merle Forbes in June after calling him for a cab ride near the University of Platteville. Johnson […]

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Audio Report: Citizens sound off on city of Viroqua action to remove flowers and gardens at seven homes

Audio Report: Citizens sound off on city of Viroqua action to remove flowers and gardens at seven homes

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is an audio report on a special meeting held at the Viroqua High School on Tuesday to hear citizen reaction to actions by the city to involuntarily remove gardens and flowers from the city owned boulevards last week. Over 100 people attended and voiced their views on both sides for a little over an […]

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Major drug bust in Tomah area nets over $80,000 in cocaine

Major drug bust in Tomah area nets over $80,000 in cocaine

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Investigators in Monroe County say on August 2 information was obtained that two male subjects, later identified as Jesus Sanchez and Danny Mercado, were going to be in the Camp Douglas and Tomah area with a large amount of cocaine to be distributed. Additional information indicated that these subjects had been distributing cocaine in the […]

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Minnesota man dies while scuba diving in Jackson County

Minnesota man dies while scuba diving in Jackson County

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Twin Cities man receiving scuba-diving instruction at Jackson County lake died in what authorities said Monday appears to be an accident. The incident occurred about noon Sunday in Lake Wazee near Black River Falls in Jackson County, said Sheriff Duane M. Waldera. The victim was identified Monday by the county coroner’s office as Jeffrey […]

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23-year-old man killed in weekend crash near Rockland

23-year-old man killed in weekend crash near Rockland

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department a 23-year-old man was killed in a weekend crash near Rockland. Tyler Elsen was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on County Hwy J on Saturday morning. According to the La Crosse County Sheriff’s office, Elsen was driving a truck, traveling south on County J […]

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77-year-old man from Buffalo MN killed in Monroe County crash

77-year-old man from Buffalo MN killed in Monroe County crash

| August 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin reports a 77-year old man from Bullao MN was killed in a crash in Monroe County on Saturday. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says Roger Beyer of Buffalo was driving on State Hwy 21 just before  3:30 pm when he crossed the center line into the path of a vehicle […]

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Update: (Audio) 4 adults arrested so far in Hillsboro meth lab bust

Update: (Audio) 4 adults arrested so far in Hillsboro meth lab bust

| August 1, 2014 | 3 Comments

Here is an audio report with Vernon County Sheriff John Spears on a meth lab bust in Hillsboro on Thursday. Spears says they served search warrants in two locations and there were meth labs and chemicals at both locations. The Vernon County Hazmat team had to decontaminate the sites as well the people who lived […]

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3 injured in two vehicle crash in Monroe County

3 injured in two vehicle crash in Monroe County

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a two vehicle crash that resulted in injuries to three parties.  The crash occurred at about 5:49 PM on July 31, 2014 on ST HWY 173 approximately 200 yds. south of Crescent Rd. in the town Scott. A vehicle driven by Sarah Owen, 27, of Warrens was attempting to […]

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Grant County Sheriff warns of new cell phone scam

Grant County Sheriff warns of new cell phone scam

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

On July 29, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of an obscene phone call received on a cell phone. The suspect had a foreign accent and the only number to show up on caller ID was 178. The unknown male caller was still on the line with the complainant when the deputy arrived […]

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