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Police: No charges to be filed against Packers’ Jarrett Bush

Police: No charges to be filed against Packers’ Jarrett Bush

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Police in California say they will not file charges against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush in connection with a scrum outside a restaurant. Authorities in Vacaville, California said Monday in a statement that the 30-year-old Bush was cooperative with officers after initially being detained early Sunday morning on a […]

Packers Bush arrested on misdemeanor charge

Packers Bush arrested on misdemeanor charge

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush was arrested early Sunday morning by the Vacaville (California) Police on a charge of disorderly conduct while under the influence. It’s a misdemeanor charge and Bush was released on after paying $1600 bail. Bush has been a core special teams player for nine seasons in […]

Kaminsky, No. 5 Wisconsin beat Michigan State 68-61

Kaminsky, No. 5 Wisconsin beat Michigan State 68-61

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game, sophomore Nigel Hayes added 14 and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State. Kaminsky celebrated Senior Day with a dominating performance, going 11 of 17 from […]

Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo have been working on a new NFL schedule to minimize competitive imbalance. Kyle Cunningham and Niraj Pandy say they’ve developed an algorithm that comes close to matching – and in some cases improving – a schedule the NFL produces each year. They […]

3 firms chosen to design new Milwaukee Bucks stadium

3 firms chosen to design new Milwaukee Bucks stadium

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have selected three architectural firms to design the basketball team’s new downtown arena. Missouri-based Populous will serve as the lead agency on the design team. The company has worldwide experience designing arenas, stadiums, ballparks and convention centers. Populous has designed 15 NBA or NHL arenas, and […]

Local News

Holmen police say death of woman apparently a homicide

Holmen police say death of woman apparently a homicide

HOLMEN, Wis. (AP) – Police in western Wisconsin are investigating the death of a woman as a homicide. Officers in Holmen, north of La Crosse, were asked to do a welfare check on the woman Monday night. Officers entered the woman’s residence about 7 p.m. and found her dead. They have not identified her. Police […]

Devil’s Lake State Park is named national historic place

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Devil’s Lake State Park is officially an historic place. The Baraboo News Republic reports the park was nominated to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places last year and recently won approval by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Devil’s Lake is […]

Senator Johnson threatens subpoena over Tomah VA investigation

Senator Johnson threatens subpoena over Tomah VA investigation

Wisconsin Radio Network Senator Ron Johnson is threatening to subpoena an investigation file into the issues at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center if the VA won’t turn the files over. Johnson is giving Acting VA Inspector General Richard Griffin until 5pm this afternoon to turn over the document. In a letter obtained by Gannett, […]

Seneca man charged with exposing girl to pornographic materials

Seneca man charged with exposing girl to pornographic materials

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a Seneca man on charges that he exposed a child to harmful materials. According to a Sheriff’s Department report on Tuesday the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search at the residence of Ricky T. Olson, 56, of Seneca on Stoney Point Road. After an investigation […]

Tomah toddler dies after being accidentally locked out of house

Tomah toddler dies after being accidentally locked out of house

TOMAH — A Wisconsin mother who lost her 2-year-old daughter is urging families with young children to install door alarms. Courtney Mazur, of Tomah, went outside to start her fiance’s truck early one morning last week and discovered her daughter face down on the patio. Mazur says Raelyn and her 5-year-old step sister apparently decided […]


Obituaries

Audrey G. Herold

Audrey G. Herold, age 88 of rural Stoddard passed away on Sunday, March 1st Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 4th at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10  a.m. until the service time at noon.

Robert D. Mueller

Robert D. Mueller, age 71 of Stoddard passed away on Friday, February 27th A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 8th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Stoddard American Legion Hall with military honors at 2:30 by the Stoddard American Legion Post #315 and the U.S. Marines Honor Team.

David Mageland

David Mageland, age 49 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, February 27th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.  at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

Alan G. Jacobson

Alan G. Jacobson, age 70 of Rockland passed away on Thursday, February 5th Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Utica Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Lillian Alvina Hanson, 92, of Viroqua died Saturday, February 7

Lillian Alvina Hanson, age 92 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, February 7th Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home, in Viroqua and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time […]

State

Attorney general wants positions for officer-involved deaths

Attorney general wants positions for officer-involved deaths

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel wants the Legislature’s budget committee to give the state Justice Department more positions in the state budget to deal with officer-involved death investigations. Lawmakers signed a bill last year that requires outside agencies to lead investigations of officer-involved deaths. Schimel told the Joint Finance Committee on […]

Legislative committee to vote on 70 mph speed limit

Legislative committee to vote on 70 mph speed limit

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network A bill to increase the speed limit is expected to advance through an Assembly committee Tuesday. Under the proposal (AB-27), Department of Transportation traffic safety engineers would decide whether to increase speed limit on state highways to 70 miles an hour. The DOT would determine whether commercial vehicles should be […]

98 private schools apply for Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

98 private schools apply for Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The number of schools interested in taking part in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program took a big jump this year. The state Department of Public Instruction says 98 private and religious schools have applied to accept voucher students next fall. Of those, 31 are seeking to continue their registration from […]

Union members speak out against right-to-work in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Public testimony has ended after more than 11 hours in a Wisconsin state Assembly committee on a right-to-work bill. Opponents spent hours Monday speaking out against the fast-tracked measure that’s expected to pass the Republican-controlled Assembly on Thursday or early Friday. Gov. Scott Walker has promised to sign it into law […]

Light snow messing travel in Wisconsin

Light snow messing travel in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Salt trucks hit the roads in southeast Wisconsin early Tuesday as snow began to fall just in time for the ride to work or school. About 2 inches of snow was expected during the morning hours across Wisconsin. Meteorologist Brian Gotter at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee says the snow will likely turn to […]


Agriculture

Teen seriously injured in Sheboygan Falls farm accident

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Officials say a teenager was seriously injured after he got caught in a piece of farm machinery in Sheboygan Falls. According to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, the 17-year-old male was working on an auger in a silo late Sunday afternoon when he got caught in the equipment. Department officials […]

Record year for Wisconsin ag exports

Record year for Wisconsin ag exports

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Wisconsin agricultural exports hit a record $3.7 billion in 2014; a 13.6 percent increase over 2013 and the fifth consecutive annual increase. Exports of dairy and dairy derivatives from the Badger State totaled $479 million last year up 2 percent from 2013. Miscellaneous food exports increased 17 percent to $369 million, beverage […]

World Dairy Expo individual award nominations due

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield This Sunday, February 15th is the deadline to nominate individuals for World Dairy Expo’s Dairy Woman, Man, International Person and Industry Person of the Year.  The four winners will be honored at the annual Dinner with the Stars at World Dairy Expo this fall.  Details and nomination forms are available here:

Walker makes new appointments in Wisconsin

Walker makes new appointments in Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced a few new staff appointments within his administration. Among the appointments: Sandra Chalmers becomes Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Chalmers was the Administrator of the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection dealing mainly with consumer protection, weights and measures.  […]

California processors ask for a Federal Order

California processors ask for a Federal Order

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield The three largest dairy cooperatives in California have petitioned USDA to have milk producers market under a Federal Milk Marketing Order. California operates under a state pricing mechanism which has consistently provided the lowest farm milk prices in the country. As an example: the January 4b price is $13.75 per hundredweight while […]

National News

Fiat Chrysler brushes off snow, posts 6 pct US sales gain

Fiat Chrysler brushes off snow, posts 6 pct US sales gain

DETROIT (AP) – Fiat Chrysler overcame freezing temperatures and a barrage of Northeast snowstorms to post a 6 percent U.S. sales gain last month, a sign that the customers brushed off the snow and continued to buy cars. The company sold nearly 164,000 cars and trucks to post its best February in eight years. Chrysler […]

O’Malley won’t seek Mikulski seat, keeps White House option

O’Malley won’t seek Mikulski seat, keeps White House option

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he will not seek the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski. He is keeping open his option of running for president in a Democratic primary likely to include Hillary Rodham Clinton. In a statement Tuesday, O’Malley praised Mikulski’s service and says he expects that “very […]

Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just as they did last week, members of Congress are looking at a midnight Friday deadline to approve a spending bill for the Homeland Security Department. Otherwise there could be a partial shutdown. Right now, a bill is headed back to the House that leaves out restrictions on President Barack Obama’s immigration […]

Justices seem skeptical of independent electoral map drawers

Justices seem skeptical of independent electoral map drawers

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is casting a skeptical eye on voter-approved commissions that draw a state’s congressional district boundaries. The justices heard argument Monday in an appeal from Arizona Republicans who object to the state’s independent redistricting commission that voters created to reduce political influence in the process. A decision against the commission […]

Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won’t seek re-election

Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congress, says she won’t seek re-election to a sixth term. The 78-year-old Maryland Democrat made the announcement Monday in Baltimore. Mikulski known as a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the leadership of the powerful Appropriations Committee. She tells reporters that she’ll still have […]