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By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and outfielder Gerardo Parra have both been named finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. Lucroy has developed into one of the top hitting catchers in the game, but today’s Gold Glove announcement shows Lucroy is getting the respect as a catcher that can play some outstanding defense […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago. A federal appeals court has thrown out a ruling that could have resulted in the remains’ removal to American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe’s surviving sons had been fighting to […]
UNDATED (AP) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension. That word comes from a person familiar with the case. Rice was suspended indefinitely and the Baltimore Ravens cut him after a video became public that shows him knocking unconscious his then-fiancee in an elevator. […]
BOSTON (AP) – A new survey says colleges are still inconsistent in the way they handle athletes’ concussions. The Harvard University study comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the field. Researchers looked […]
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man is charged with illegally taking 134 ginseng plants from a state preserve. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports the plant has significant value and is typically sold in Asia, where it’s used as a natural medicine. Allan W. Gates of Central City is facing charges related to the plants’ […]
Earlier today fire crews responded to the 3M manufacturing plant in Prairie du Chien for a fire. That fire turned out to be fairly minor with some ductwork in a construction area. Here is an interview from our sister station WQPC with Plant Manager Tom Harris on exactly what happened.
A 75-year-old Prairie du Chien man was injured Wednesday in a one-car accident caused by a medical problem. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says Byron Bills was driving south on State Highway 14 near B&L Lane in the town of Franklin when he lost control of his vehicle, left the road and rolled over. He […]
Westby, WI – Each year, October 30 is recognized as Weatherization Day. This day marks an annual opportunity to bring attention to the fact that low income households spend a disproportionate percentage of their annual incomes on home energy bills. The National Network of Weatherization Assistance Programs, of which Couleecap is a member, provide cost-effective, […]
Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin reports two people from West Salem were injured when their vehicle overturned on Wednesday in Monroe County. At about 11:02 p.m. 54-year-old Cheryl Freit of West Salem was driving north on State Highway 27, .3 miles south of Eagle Ave. in the town of Sparta when she veered across the center […]
Gordon Glick, age 86 of Mauston, formerly of Readstown passed away on Monday, October 20th Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 27th at the Richland Center Seventh Day Adventist Church at 1p.m. There will be no visitation.
George Alexander, age 87 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Monday, October 20th Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 25th at 1p.m. at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11a.m. until the time of services at 1.
Ole N. Sanwick, age 72 of Viroqua passed away on Tuesday, October 21st Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 24th at 11a.m. at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6p.m. and on Friday after 10a.m. at the Funeral Home.
Roland “Bud” James Whitney, age 75 of Viroqua passed away on Saturday, October 18th Funeral services will be held at 1:30p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of services on Sunday.
Agnes Imogene Davis, age 95 of Soldiers Grove passed away on Friday, October 17th Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, October 24th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday after 11a.m.
By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Less than two weeks from Election Day, state Representative Brett Hulsey has announced an independent bid for governor. The Madison Democrat, who lost resoundingly to Mary Burke in the August Democratic primary (Hulsey received 51,830 votes to Burke’s 259,921), said at the time that he had no intention of running […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The vast majority of students receiving a taxpayer-subsidized voucher to attend private school this year did not go to a Wisconsin public school last year. Data released Thursday by the state Department of Public Instruction shows that just over 19 percent of the 538 students who entered the statewide program this […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has refused to reconsider whether the state’s voter photo identification law is unconstitutional. Republicans passed the law in 2011. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the immigrant group Voces de la Frontera as well as the League of Women Voters challenged the mandate […]
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – Jurors have watched a 7-year-old police interview with a 55-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man accused in a shooting death. Joseph Reinwand is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Dale Meister. The 35-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man was found dead in his home on March 4, 2008. Court documents show […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a conservative group’s request to reconsider a ruling last month tossing a lawsuit challenging an investigation into possible illegal campaign coordination. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the request from Wisconsin Club for Growth to rehear the case after a […]
KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) – Six environmental groups want federal regulators to investigate groundwater contamination in Kewaunee County. The groups have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exercise emergency powers under the Safe Drinking Water Act to investigate their concerns. The petitioners say the state Department of Natural Resources has failed to protect the drinking […]
WASHINGTON – OCT. 21, 2014 – – – In recognition of October as National Cooperative Month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s annual release of the Nation’s Top 100 Cooperatives. Iowa is home to more top 100 agricultural cooperatives than any other state, according to recently released USDA data. The number of top 100 […]
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests are behind schedule, and this week’s wet weather is keeping Wisconsin farmers from catching up. The La Crosse Tribune reports crop progress data released by the department Tuesday show both corn and soybeans fall short of the five year averages. […]
STEVENS POINT, WI – USDA Rural Development funded 21 rural Wisconsin energy projects under the latest round of Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding. Eleven of the projects are solar projects, continuing the Obama Administration’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy. It is the most recent of a series of USDA actions to strengthen the country’s energy sector. […]
Governor Scott Walker Kicks off World Dairy Expo with Ribbon Cutting for New Holland Pavilions at Alliant Energy Center
Madison – Governor Scott Walker today made a stop at World Dairy Expo and participated in the ribbon cutting for the expansion and grand opening of the New Holland Pavilions, which also marks the kick-off of World Dairy Expo. The $24 million project began in April following the Midwest Horse Fair. “World Dairy Expo draws […]
NEW YORK (AP) – From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators. Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, the survey of 667 youths was conducted […]
MIAMI (AP) – A South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who made and supplied banned substances in Major League Baseball’s recent drug scandal has pleaded not guilty. Paulo Berejuk entered the plea Thursday to two conspiracy charges involving distribution of testosterone and human growth hormone. A judge ordered Berejuk jailed without bail […]
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – The number of immigrants who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years. That is as because more Central Americans are turning themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer are taking their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert. The […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she doesn’t think she’s running for president in in 2016, a shift from her usual script. The liberal favorite typically answers the question by saying, “I am not running for president.” But when she was asked again by People magazine, she answered, “I don’t think so.” The […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. Dominic Adesanya resisted being taken away and started talking as two court officers removed him from the courtroom. The defendant has been charged with felonies for assaulting […]