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State Sen. Shilling concerned about projected deficit in Veteran’s Trust Fund

State Sen. Shilling concerned about projected deficit in Veteran’s Trust Fund

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – A recent report from the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) has revealed a growing structural deficit in the state’s Veterans Trust Fund. While the fund had a cash balance of $19.9 million in 2011, it is now projected to face a $46.1 million budget shortfall by 2019. The DVA report to the […]

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Gov. Walker requests disaster declaration for local counties

Gov. Walker requests disaster declaration for local counties

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is asking for a disaster declaration for Grant County due to storm and tornado damage from last month. Walker on Wednesday made the request to the U.S. Small Business Administration. If granted, low interest loans would be available to businesses and individuals affected by the storms. In addition […]

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2 La Crosse area police officers rescue crash victims in Kentucky

2 La Crosse area police officers rescue crash victims in Kentucky

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Husband and wife police officers from the La Crosse area who were returning from vacation are credited with helping victims of a fiery crash in Kentucky. West Salem Officer Jeremy Randall and La Crosse Officer Jovanna Randall were heading home from Lexington with their children when they saw a tractor […]

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As many as 42 oil trains a week traveling through local counties

As many as 42 oil trains a week traveling through local counties

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

(AP) – Disclosures from railroads show they’re hauling several dozens of trains carrying volatile crude oil from the Northern Plains through Wisconsin weekly. State officials released the information in response to an Associated Presspublic records request. The disclosures show BNSF Railway has moved up to 42 trains in a week through eight counties along the Mississippi […]

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La Crosse couple ask Catholic hospital to cut ties with doctor

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse couple says they want a local Catholic hospital to sever ties with a doctor who they say performs abortions. Leif and Karen Arvidson say Dr. Carl Rose advised them of the option of an abortion at a visit to Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse […]

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Update- Lancaster man connected to Platteville cab drivers death competent to stand trial

Update- Lancaster man connected to Platteville cab drivers death competent to stand trial

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – A La Crosse county judge ruled this week that the Grant County man charged last month in connection with the death of a Platteville cab driver is competent to continue legal proceedings against him. In La Crosse County Circuit Court Wednesday, members of the Wisconsin Forensic Unit reported their findings about […]

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Severe weather hits western Wisconsin

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network The western half of Wisconsin had more thunderstorm damage yesterday and last night. Tennis-ball-sized hail fell near Cornell in Chippewa County. Eau Claire had a number of vehicles damaged by hail. Parts of Pepin, Taylor, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties also reported hail of up to an inch in diameter. Winds hit […]

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Grant County squad car catches video of Fennimore tornado

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

You can see the funnel cloud during the lightning strikes.  

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2 motorcyclists from Iowa injured in chain reaction crash

2 motorcyclists from Iowa injured in chain reaction crash

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says two motorcyclists from Iowa were injured when they rear ended a van and then each other last Friday. According to the Crawford County dispatch center they were notified of a motorcycle vs. van crash on State Hwy 27, north of Cipra Lane, in Prairie du Chien township on Friday, […]

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Gypsy moth spraying planned for 5 counties

Gypsy moth spraying planned for 5 counties

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Low-flying planes plan to spray for gypsy moth caterpillars in five southern and western Wisconsin counties this week. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says spraying is scheduled in Grant, Crawford, Iowa, Richland and La Crosse counties Wednesday through Friday. All remaining sites will be sprayed with pheromone […]

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