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Burglar takes crime scene selfie, leaves phone

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Police in western Wisconsin didn’t have to work too hard to make an arrest in the burglary of a sporting goods store. Authorities say the 19-year-old suspect had taken a selfie of himself burglarizing the Black River Falls business, then inadvertently left his cellphone behind. The La Crosse Tribune […]

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Employee complaints filed against UW-La Crosse

Employee complaints filed against UW-La Crosse

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Two University of Wisconsin-La Crosse employees have filed complaints against their employer alleging discrimination and retaliation. The assistant director of the university’s Office of International Education, Sandra Sieber, says she was passed over for a promotion that went to a younger woman who’s married to the vice chancellor that supervises […]

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UW-Richland presents “Caught in the Net”

UW-Richland presents “Caught in the Net”

| October 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

An evening of fast-paced fun and British humor is in store for audiences of “Caught in the Net,” a comedy/farce by Ray Cooney, opening soon in the Coppertop Theatre. This University of Wisconsin-Richland Theatre production promises pun-filled, laugh-filled fun. London taxi driver John Smith (played by Dave Timm, Hillsboro) has a complicated family life. Because […]

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Search in Vernon County for missing man from Mexico ends with discovery of body

Search in Vernon County for missing man from Mexico ends with discovery of body

| October 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office reported that at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Saturday a K9 Search team from (K.E.R.T.) K9 Emergency Response Teams, from Menasha, Wis. located a body in a wooded area approximately ½ mile from where Goudensio Gayton was last seen on October 12th. This location was between County Road K and Wehling […]

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Body of Ferryville fisherman missing since Oct 11 recovered

Body of Ferryville fisherman missing since Oct 11 recovered

| October 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 64-year-old Roger Godell of Ferryville who had been missing since October 11 after falling from a boat at Lock and Dam 9 was recovered this weekend. On Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:30 pm, two boaters notified the Crawford County Sheriff`s Dept that they had spotted what […]

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1.7 percent cost-of-living increase announced for Medicare, Social Security recipients

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced recently.  In 2014, the increase was 1.5 percent. This is the fourth cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) since 2009.  The increase will begin with benefits that 58 million Social Security beneficiaries […]

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Viroqua among recipients of USDA Loans and Grants to improve water systems

Viroqua among recipients of USDA Loans and Grants to improve water systems

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The USDA will finance more than $10.4 million in loans and $3.1 million in grants to improve water quality and help protect the environment and natural resources. The projects listed below will not only help ensure rural places have access to clean water, but will also create jobs and help communities retain and attract new […]

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Viroqua Police ask for help with break in at Wild West Days grounds

Viroqua Police ask for help with break in at Wild West Days grounds

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Viroqua Police Department reported a theft at the Wild West Days grounds (Nelson Parkway) this week and are asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible. According to the police department several of the buildings on the grounds were entered sometime in early October and number of items were stolen. Taken were two […]

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Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse company that recycles electronic waste has plans to add 110 jobs and relocate. Dynamic Recycling human resources manager Alicia Von Haden says they are “bursting out the seams” at their current location due to increased customer demand. The company will spend $2 million to renovate the shuttered […]

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New tactical team trains in Crawford County

New tactical team trains in Crawford County

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2013, The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office along with the Prairie du Chien Police Department began talks to form a joint tactical operation team. With approval from Sheriff Dale McCullick and Chief Chad Abram, the team was formed under the title of “Tri-River Special Operations Team.” The K9 Unit just recently joined the team as […]

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