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

National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

National Park Service settles with Effigy Mounds whistleblower

IOWA CITY, IA (AP)— The National Park Service has reached a settlement with an employee who said she was unfairly fired over the 1990 removal of ancient human remains from the Effigy Mounds National Monument, which were only recovered three years ago, newly released records show. Sharon Greener, a former employee at the northeastern Iowa […]

Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

Oakdale man on mobility scooter struck by car while crossing street

OAKDALE, Wis. — Sheriff’s deputies say a man riding an electric scooter was struck while crossing a highway in Monroe County. Authorities say Warren Bennett of Oakdale suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car on Hwy. 12/16 Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say a rural Sparta woman who struck Bennett was looking in her […]

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 […]

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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

Police given $28 million in surplus military gear

Police given $28 million in surplus military gear

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Records show the Pentagon has given police agencies in Wisconsin more than $28 million in surplus military gear in the past decade, including assault rifles, grenade launchers and mine-resistant trucks. Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs documents obtained by Gannett Wisconsin Media under the state’s open records law show more than 67,000 […]

2 companies settle with Wisconsin in scam lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Two out-of-state companies have agreed to pay $50,000 to consumers and Wisconsin after the state sued them for scamming people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and airline tickets. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the state Department of Justice announced the settlement Wednesday. It had accused Texas-based Green Palm Vacations […]

Darlington man gets 25 years for child pornography

Darlington man gets 25 years for child pornography

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A judge has sentenced a Darlington man to 25 years in federal prison for making sexually explicit videos of girls. Timmy Reichling received the mandatory minimum sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty to producing child pornography in June. The judge sentenced the 47-year-old to a life term of supervised release. Authorities seized […]

Wisconsin agency to hold open government seminars

Wisconsin agency to hold open government seminars

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Justice will hold its annual open government seminars again this fall. DOJ experts will explain key principles of the state’s open meetings and open records laws during the three-hour sessions. The first seminar is scheduled for Oct. 17 in Madison. The second is set for Oct. 27 […]

Media coalition wants John Doe documents unsealed

Media coalition wants John Doe documents unsealed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A coalition of media and open government groups are pressing a federal appeals court to release nearly three dozen documents linked to a secret probe into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign. Prosecutors have been looking into whether Walker’s 2012 recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups. A federal judge halted the probe […]

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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

Marine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing

Marine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) – A Marine who mysteriously disappeared in Iraq 10 years ago is due in military court after an investigation into whether he deserted his unit. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun is scheduled to appear at Camp Lejeune today in an Article 32 hearing, which is the military equivalent of a grand jury. […]

CA fire burns as evacuees return

KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) – Residents of some 200 homes northeast of Bakersfield have been allowed to return home as a five-square-mile wildfire continues to burn nearby. The blaze has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures and is only 15 percent contained. Firefighters are working in drought conditions, trying to build containment lines after stopping […]

Military posture in Iraq unchanged

Military posture in Iraq unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) -President Barack Obama says the U.S. won’t scale back its military posture in Iraq in response to the beheading of American journalist James Foley. But the president is offering no specifics about what new steps he might take to protect additional captives and other Americans. The Obama administration disclosed yesterday that earlier this […]

Quieter protests

Quieter protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri say Wednesday’s crowds of protesters were much smaller than they’ve been, since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson says there were no fires and no shootings, and officers used no tear gas or mace. […]

Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

ATLANTA (AP) – The charity an American doctor infected with Ebola works for says he’s now recovered from the virus and will be released today from an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Kent Brantly and colleague Nancy Writebol were flown out of the West African nation of Liberia earlier this month and have been getting treatment at […]