Sports

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewers’ 5-game win streak

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewers’ 5-game win streak

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jose Bautista’s three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays outslugged Milwaukee 9-5 Wednesday, snapping the Brewers’ five-game winning streak. Bautista hit a 1-2 pitch from reliever Brandon Kintzler into the Brewers’ bullpen in right field. The homer made a winner of R.A. Dickey (10-12), who gave up […]

NFL increases size of practice squads

NFL increases size of practice squads

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network The NFL and the NFLPA announced Tuesday, teams can add two more players to their Practice Squad, going from eight to ten players. The expansion of the Practice Squads covers the next two seasons and means a total of 64 more jobs will be available around the league in each […]

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

Pack rookie WR Adams hopes to help replace Jones

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers will be looking to replace the reliable production of receiver James Jones this season. He’s returning to Lambeau Field on Friday night as an Oakland Raider in a preseason game. It will be the first Packers’ home game second-round draft pick Davante Adams. He’s one of […]

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mike Fiers pitched seven dominant innings and Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez each hit two doubles as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night. Fiers held the Blue Jays to two hits and one run and retired the final 18 batters he faced. He struck out six […]

No. 14 Badgers won’t unveil starting QB until LSU

No. 14 Badgers won’t unveil starting QB until LSU

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – No. 14 Wisconsin won’t officially announce its starting quarterback until the season opener on Aug. 30 against No. 13 LSU. Coach Gary Andersen made the announcement Monday following the team’s second scrimmage. Andersen said that returning starter Joel Stave and challenger Tanner McEvoy had solid efforts in a scrimmage that included […]

Local News

GOP health care rationing to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $500 million

GOP health care rationing to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $500 million

LA CROSSE – Revised estimates from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) regarding the cost of Gov. Walker’s health care rationing plan have added to the upcoming budget crisis for state taxpayers. An update from the LFB revealed that Gov. Walker’s Medicaid plan is costing taxpayers $206 million – almost $100 million more than originally expected – […]

Missing Crawford County girl found safe

On August 18th, 2014 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing 16 year old female in Bridgeport Township, Crawford County.  The report from the family was that the girl had gone out for a run at approx. 4 p.m. and didn’t arrive at her destination. The family […]

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The new attorney for a Minnesota man convicted of killing a father and son at a La Crosse photography store argues his client’s previous lawyers failed him when jurors were selected during his trial. Jeffrey Lepsch’s attorney, Steven Zaleski, says the previous lawyers failed to eliminate three jurors who reached […]

Motorcyclist injured in Monroe County crash

Motorcyclist injured in Monroe County crash

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin reports a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the injuries to one party. On Monday, at approximately 2:30 pm the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle crash on State Hwy 16 and Cty Hwy A. A vehicle driven by Lisa Frazier, 51, of Tomah was stopped at […]

Crash kills 3 people Trempealeau County

Crash kills 3 people Trempealeau County

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a crash that killed three people in Trempealeau County of western Wisconsin. Sheriff Richard Anderson says an eastbound SUV and a westbound minivan collided on Highway 95 between Arcadia and Blair around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The van caught fire. The driver of the SUV, who was alone in […]

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Obituaries

Elaine Stussy

Elaine Stussy, age 74 of Cuba City passed away on Tuesday, August 19th Memorial service will be at 1pm on Saturday, August 23rd at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church in Soldiers Grove, a celebration of life picnic will follow at the Soldiers Grove Park.

Howard J. Holen

Howard Jerrold Holen, age 92 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 18th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 21st at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 10am until the time of service at 11

Janet Oneal

Janet Oneal, age 80 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 17th Memorial service will be Saturday, August 30th at 11am at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Visitation will be from 10am until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary R. Weber

Mary R. Weber, age 68 of Cashton passed away on Thursday, August 14th A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 18th at 10:30am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, in Middle Ridge. Family and friends are invited for a celebration of Mary’s life, Sunday, August 17th from 1 to 5pm with a […]

Diana L. Lewis

Diana L. Lewis, age 50 of Westby passed away on Monday, August 11th A visitation will be held from 4 to 7pm on Tuesday, August 19th at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby.  

State

Wisconsin senators make stops, discuss economy

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s two senators are talking about economic issues as they make stops in the state. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson stopped by Hsu’s Ginseng Enterprises on Tuesday to discuss the creation of jobs, the ongoing situation in Iraq and a functional Congress. He said the county’s high business tax hinders the creation […]

Unemployment down in Wisconsin cities, counties

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Unemployment fell in most Wisconsin cities and counties in July. The state Department of Workforce Development released data Wednesday that shows unemployment rates fell in 22 of the state’s 32 largest cities compared with June. Rates were unchanged in La Crosse, New Berlin and Wausau and rose slightly in Brookfield, Fond […]

Wisconsin judge rules Amish to comply with permits

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge has ruled that local Old Order Amish families must obtain building and sanitary permits in accordance with an Eau Claire County requirement. The Leader-Telegram reports that Judge Michael Schumacher’s 11-page decision says the families are not burdened by the county’s application process. The judge ordered the families […]

Man charged with threatening Pine River tubers

Man charged with threatening Pine River tubers

Wisconsin Radio Network Charges have been filed against a man accused of threatening tubers on the Pine River Oxbow in Florence County earlier this month. According to the sheriff’s department, 70-year-old Gary Bovee pointed a shotgun at a group of tubers floating on the river in and told them the river belonged to him and […]

Advocacy group works to end domestic abuse among teens

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network One in three teens is affected by dating violence, yet 81 percent of teens’ parents don’t believe it’s an issue, especially in the lives of their children. That’s according to Patti Seger, executive director of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. She says there are great consequences for failure to recognize and […]

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Agriculture

Take time to take precautions

By: Bob Meyer Marshfield Clinic says they found an estimated 12 cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, among 607 people screened at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days last week. National Farm Medicine Center director Dr. Matthew Keifer says, “Of all the cancers farmers are at risk for, skin cancer is the No. […]

Secretary Newson: Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe Example of How Employees with Disabilities Can Help Employers Succeed

MONROE, Wis., Aug. 13 — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development issued the following news release: Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today cited Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe as an example of how recruiting and hiring people with disabilities can help employers succeed, which is the focus for Governor Walker’s proclamation of […]

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Potato Growers are using this show to introduce “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”.  Built on a converted motorhome chassis, the bus features three slide-outs, walls and a ceiling that look like you are standing in a potato field and interactive displays which explain varieties, uses and the sustainability of potatoes.  Nick Somers […]

Implementing the Farm Bill

Implementing the Farm Bill

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin’s USDA Farm Service Agency director Brad Pfaff is making the rounds at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, talking to farmers about the 2014 Farm Bill being implemented right now.  The top priority for Pfaff is to get dairy farmers informed about the new Margin Protection Program.  FSA and University of Wisconsin-Extension are […]

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days set to begin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The 31st annual Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is set to begin this week. The event is scheduled to start Tuesday and run through Thursday in Stevens Point. About 80,000 people are expected to attend. On tap are field demonstrations, exhibits on healthy living, woodcarving, women in agriculture, quilting and gardening. The […]

National News

Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B

Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department’s $17 billion settlement with Bank of America almost certainly will not cost the company that much. Inflated figures in mega-settlements negotiated with the government make for sensational headlines. But the true cost to companies is often obscured by potential tax deductions and opaque accounting techniques. A person familiar with […]

BofA reaches $17B settlement with US

BofA reaches $17B settlement with US

WASHINGTON (AP) – Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The officials say the bank will pay $10 billion in cash and provide consumer […]

Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

BOSTON (AP) – A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  is expected to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Dias Kadyrbayev is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy for allegedly removing a backpack containing fireworks from Tsarnaev’s dorm room after realizing he was suspected of carrying out the […]

Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after police shooting

Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after police shooting

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old. Holder made his first stop Wednesday at the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community College, a few miles from the suburb […]

Slain journalist’s parents: He died a hero

Slain journalist’s parents: He died a hero

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – The parents of an American journalist slain by Islamic State militants say their son died a hero for revealing the stories of oppressed people in war-torn lands. James Foley, was abducted in 2012 and held for nearly two years. The Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and […]