TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers. Tampa Fire Rescue officials say the lightning strike happened Sunday afternoon as fans were walking back to their cars in […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst got a five-year deal to return to become the head coach at his alma mater. He will make $2.3 million in his first year. The compensation package includes a $100,000 raise each year of the deal. University regents approved the contract late Wednesday afternoon, and Chryst was introduced […]
UNDATED (AP) – The Green Bay Packers keep absorbing the hits on the offensive line. But as far as the linemen are concerned, better that they take the blows than quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Front fives don’t usually draw much attention. The Packers’ highlight reel is typically filled with pinpoint passes from Rodgers to receivers Jordy […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Paul Chryst is coming home to coach Wisconsin. The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen for Oregon State. Chryst is a former Wisconsin offensive coordinator and a Madison native. He leaves the Panthers […]
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is moving closer to taking the head coaching job at Wisconsin. A person with direct knowledge of situation told The Associated Press that Chryst is traveling to Madison, Wisconsin to meet with university officials about replacing Gary Andersen. Andersen left the Badgers for Oregon State last week. The […]
La Crosse, Wis. – (AP) A jury has acquitted a man who claimed self-defense in a fatal stabbing at a Kwik Trip store in La Crosse last year. The La Crosse Tribune reports jurors deliberated about seven hours Thursday before finding Mitrel Anderson not guilty. Prosecutors said Anderson killed DeMario Lee outside the convenience store […]
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for their assistance in locating Thomas Hartman, 20, of Sparta (Cataract). The Sheriff’s Office says Hartman was reported missing by his parents and was last seen on November 30 at a residence in the City of Sparta. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office along with the Sparta […]
The Sawyer County District Attorney’s Office dropped the first-degree intentional homicide charge against 26-year-old Cade Clark of Tomah, Wis., according to court records. Kris Tina S. Clark, 25, sustained a gunshot wound to her head in the early morning hours of Oct. 5. Cade Clark called 911 just after 2 a.m. to report that his […]
The Crawford County Sheriff’s office reports that on Saturday, Dec. 13, at approximately 8:00 a.m. their office was notified of a one vehicle traffic crash that occurred on Spring Valley Road near Marietta Valley Road in the Township of Marietta. The Sheriff’s Office says an investigation shows that Logan R. Knoble, 22, of Boscobel was […]
According to the Sparta Police Department, a Mauston couple was arrested this last week after admitting to investigators they had skimmed money at an event to raise money for children’s Christmas gifts. The Sparta Police Department says they arrested Paul Bublitz, 65, of Mauston, and his wife Mary Bublitz, 67, also of Mauston, after they […]
Patrick Joseph Boland, age 71 of Gays Mills passed away Sunday, December 14th A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, December 20th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Friends may call at the church on Saturday after 10 a.m.
Ervin J. Jacobson, age 87 of Coon Valley passed away on Monday, December 15th Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 19th at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service time.
June L. Snell, age 88 of La Crosse passed away on Monday, December 1st A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9th at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home in La Crosse. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Rolette Adele Sandsick Kraai, age 85 of Cross Plains, and formerly of Viroqua passed away on Thursday, November 4th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 13th at the South West Prairie Lutheran Church. Friends may call after 10 a.m. at the church on Saturday.
Ardys S. McCullick, age 73 of Steuben passed away on Wednesday, December 3rd Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 6th at 12 noon at the United Methodist Church in Eastman. Friends may call on Saturday, December 6th from 10 a.m. until the service time at noon at the church.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A team of “Sweet Scientists” from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has become the latest winner of “The Amazing Race.” Amy DeJong and Maya Warren won $1 million and beat out three other teams in the last leg of the race from Manila in the Philippines to Los Angeles. The finale of […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin says it regrets a prosecutor’s decision not to charge a former Milwaukee police officer who was involved in a fatal shooting in April. ACLU of Wisconsin Executive Director Chris Ahmuty says the decision not to charge former Officer Christopher Manney leaves a cloud of uncertainty […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee County district attorney says he’s confident the public will see he made a fair decision in not charging a white Milwaukee police officer in the shooting death of a black man. John Chisholm said the officer, Christopher Manney, was justified in using deadly force when his encounter with Dontre Hamilton […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Wisconsin National Guard has started calling up members to respond to potential protests related to the fatal shooting of a man by police. National Guard communications director Maj. Paul Rickert says there’s no mission yet, but Guard members will be ready if needed. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. requested the […]
RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) – This seems to be Rudolph’s Christmas. The post office in this tiny central Wisconsin village that shares the name with the most famous reindeer of all has seen an uptick in business this season. Usually, the post office gets 10,000 cards for their mid-month special cancellation postmark. This year, there were […]
By: Bob Meyer A reminder the sign-up deadline for the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers is this Friday, December 19th. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the declining milk prices of the last few weeks has prompted producers to take another look at the program. “I think people are beginning to realize the good […]
By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News The Farm Service Agency and the University of Wisconsin Extension are conducting meetings all across the state to help farmers understand the new farm programs. Susan Hunter with FSA says many of the Extension agents around the state have gone through training on the new Agricultural Risk Program (ARC) and […]
By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News Paul Zimmerman is Executive Director of Governmental Affairs for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. He says the next state budget is going to be the big issue facing the next state legislature. “It’s going to be a discussion between assistance for the needy, K-12 and higher education funding and transportation, those […]
By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Ag News The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation wrapped-up its 95th annual meeting in Wisconsin Dells on Monday. President Jim Holte was very happy with the attendance this year especially the nearly 500 young farmers participating. “We have a growing, dynamic, forward-looking organization with a lot of young people, you can’t do much […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin farmers are struggling with snow and mud as they try to complete the fall grain harvest. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports some corn and soybeans could be left in the fields until spring. That would reduce the corn’s value and make soybeans that have been buried under snow all winter practically […]
MIAMI (AP) – U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation. Relaxed limits on what licensed U.S. travelers can bring home mean that Americans will be able to enjoy small quantities […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion’s condition has “vastly improved” since he was admitted to a hospital with a mild case of pneumonia during the weekend. Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell said Monday that Ali’s doctors hope to discharge him soon from the hospital where he […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell heard arguments Monday in a case brought by an Arizona sheriff who claims the program will let more illegal immigrants enter the […]
PHOENIX (AP) – Many of the young immigrants who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected today to start applying for Arizona driver’s licenses. It’s a privilege that was initially denied by the governor, but it’s now been granted by the courts. The Arizona Department of Transportation said it’s anticipating a […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes fell 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.93 million. That’s down from a revised pace of 5.26 million in October. Over the past […]