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Update- Beloit man died as result of accident while hunting

Update- Beloit man died as result of accident while hunting

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Officials in Vernon County say the Beloit, Ill. man who died while bow hunting on property in Vernon County over the weekend died as the result of an accident and not a medical condition. Vernon county Sheriff Johns Spears said Monday that 71-year-old Johns Zumwalt died as the result significant trauma to the chest. As […]

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Kurtz and Kind debate set for end of the month in La Crosse

Kurtz and Kind debate set for end of the month in La Crosse

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The two candidates vying to represent Western Wisconsin in the 3rd Congressional District will take part in a debate at UW-La Crosse at the end of the month. Republican Tony Kurtz, a 20 year army veteran now living in Prairie du Chien will debate the issues with incumbent  democrat Ron Kind. Kurtz flew helicopters during […]

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Chicago man pleads guilty in Wisconsin shooting

Chicago man pleads guilty in Wisconsin shooting

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A Chicago man who shot a Wisconsin woman in the back has pleaded guilty to attempted homicide. Cordero Short faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced in November after reaching a deal with prosecutors. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree intentional homicide as party to […]

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West Salem rollover crash kills one

West Salem rollover crash kills one

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office is reporting one person is dead as the result of a one car rollover in West Salem that happened around 1 p.m. Sunday. The accident happened on County Highway B, a half-mile west of Linse Road in the Town of Hamilton. The Sheriffs Office says Hunter Scott, 19, was […]

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Westby man Medflighted after being ejected from vehicle

Westby man Medflighted after being ejected from vehicle

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Westby man was taken to a La Crosse hospital by helicopter after a Sunday morning crash. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports the accident occurred Sunday morning at approximately 12:07 AM, in the Town of Christiana. Sean A. Hilton, 43, of Westby, was driving east on County Road P just west of State Highway […]

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Search ongoing for 64-year-old Ferryville man missing and presumed drown

Search ongoing for 64-year-old Ferryville man missing and presumed drown

| October 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

At around 12:40 p.m. on Saturday the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a boater who had fallen over board at the Lock and Dam 9. According to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office a preliminary investigation shows that Roger S. Goodell, 64, of rural Ferryville and a friend were fishing in the Mississippi River […]

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UW-Richland’s band a unique mix of students and community members

UW-Richland’s band a unique mix of students and community members

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The University of Wisconsin-Richland band is unusual in that members include musicians from the community as well as music students from the campus. UW-Richland’s first-year music director Tobin Shucha explains. “It can be challenging to fill out the instrumentation needed to perform the kind of repertoire that we need to play, perform, and learn from […]

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Update – Driver of dump truck that killed La Crescent man charged with 5 felonies

Update – Driver of dump truck that killed La Crescent man charged with 5 felonies

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – (AP) Prosecutors have charged a dump truck driver with causing a fatal crash on Interstate 90 near La Crosse. The La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office charged 36-year-old Francis Rychtik Sr., of Arpin, with five felonies Wednesday in the July crash that killed 29-year-old Jason Songer of La Crescent, Minnesota. They […]

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Winona County norovirus outbreak closes restaurant

Winona County norovirus outbreak closes restaurant

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

WINONA, Minn. – (AP) Minnesota health officials say a Winona County restaurant has temporarily closed after being linked to a foodborne illness that has sickened about 30 people The Winona Daily News reports county health officials announced the norovirus outbreak Wednesday and urged residents to avoid spreading the highly-contagious illness. Minnesota Health Department spokesman Doug […]

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Vernon County authorities looking for driver that fled from police

Vernon County authorities looking for driver that fled from police

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and Vernon County Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle and/or the driver that fled from a deputy last month. According to the Sheriff’s Office on Monday,  Sept. 29, at about 5:30 p.m. a deputy attempted to stop a car but the driver fled. The […]

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