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Listen to full audio from Governors debate Friday night in Eau Claire

Listen to full audio from Governors debate Friday night in Eau Claire

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker argued during a debate Friday that he turned around Wisconsin’s economy, leading to more jobs and money in people’s pockets, while Democratic opponent Mary Burke countered that Walker divided the state, didn’t live up to his promises and is beholden to special interests, not the average voter. […]

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Update – Driver of dump truck that killed La Crescent man charged with 5 felonies

Update – Driver of dump truck that killed La Crescent man charged with 5 felonies

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – (AP) Prosecutors have charged a dump truck driver with causing a fatal crash on Interstate 90 near La Crosse. The La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office charged 36-year-old Francis Rychtik Sr., of Arpin, with five felonies Wednesday in the July crash that killed 29-year-old Jason Songer of La Crescent, Minnesota. They […]

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Vernon County authorities looking for driver that fled from police

Vernon County authorities looking for driver that fled from police

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and Vernon County Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle and/or the driver that fled from a deputy last month. According to the Sheriff’s Office on Monday,  Sept. 29, at about 5:30 p.m. a deputy attempted to stop a car but the driver fled. The […]

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Update – 23-year-old woman found dead in Tomah identified

Update – 23-year-old woman found dead in Tomah identified

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOMAH, Wis. – Tomah police released the name of a 23-year-old woman found deceased from unknown causes last week in the city of Tomah. The deceased subject has been identified as Kathryn Jensen. Police say at this time foul play is not suspected but the case remains under investigation pending the return of a complete […]

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(Video) Three Northeast Iowa students save 10 point buck from sinkhole

(Video) Three Northeast Iowa students save 10 point buck from sinkhole

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

***Warning — There is some graphic language in the video****   DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities say three college students have rescued a 10-point buck from a 10-foot sinkhole. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the animal was rescued last week from a Winneshiek County farm near Decorah. The three high school friends […]

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33-year-old Mt. Sterling man killed in roll-over crash

33-year-old Mt. Sterling man killed in roll-over crash

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crawford County Sheriff’s Department is reporting a traffic fatality as the result of traffic accident that happened just before midnight on Monday night in the Utica Township. Crawford County deputies arrived at the intersection of  State Highway 27 and Bob White Glen Road and found a 33-year-old Mt Sterling man pinned in the vehicle and non-responsive. […]

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Supreme Court decision not to hear case makes Gay marriage legal in Wisconsin

Supreme Court decision not to hear case makes Gay marriage legal in Wisconsin

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. No other state cases were currently pending with […]

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Update – Monroe County officials identify driver killed in Sunday crash

Update – Monroe County officials identify driver killed in Sunday crash

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The driver of a vehicle that was killed in a Monroe County crash on Sunday has now been identified. Authorities have identified the man as 40-year-old Travis Anderson of Black River Falls.     Previous Story – Oct. 6,2014 Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a fatal motor vehicle crash. According to the Sheriff’s Office […]

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Public meetings planned for Sparta Schools $750,000 referendum question

Public meetings planned for Sparta Schools $750,000 referendum question

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, district residents will be asked to vote on a referendum to allow the Sparta Area School District to budget for an additional $750,000 of revenue beyond what is allowed by the current Wisconsin school aid formula for each of the next four years. The ballot will ask voters to consider the […]

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UPDATE – Man with assault rifle turns out to be person with pellet gun

UPDATE – Man with assault rifle turns out to be person with pellet gun

| October 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Westby Police Department said today they have now positively identified the person who witnesses thought was walking through the city Westby on Monday with an assault rifle. In a written statement Westby Police Chief  Dave Jefson says the person, who is not named in the statement, was located and identified by police and the […]

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