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40 years for baby sitter convicted in infant death

40 years for baby sitter convicted in infant death

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Sauk County judge has sentenced a baby sitter to 40 years in prison for the death of an infant in her care. Jeanette Janusiak was convicted of killing 4-month-old Payten Rain Shearer, the daughter of her best friend. The 27-year-old Reedsburg woman insists she was wrongly convicted. She told Judge […]

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(Update) Autopsy shows missing man found in Black River died of accidental drowning

(Update) Autopsy shows missing man found in Black River died of accidental drowning

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The La Crosse Police released the following statement this afternoon: The autopsy of Shalim Augustine was conducted at the Dane County Medical Examiners Office on Saturday morning. Their examination lead to the La Crosse County Medical Examiner’s Office to rule the preliminary Cause of Death as Drowning, with the Manner of Death classified as an […]

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(Update) Name of 75-year-old female killed in Grant County crash released

(Update) Name of 75-year-old female killed in Grant County crash released

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

An elderly woman is dead and a teenager is in the hospital after a crash in Grant County.  According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened on Hwy 133 in Watterstown Township just before 4:30 p.m. Friday. 16-year-old  Derek Harris from Fennimore was driving east, while a 75-year-old Iris Wagner from Blue River […]

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Two area teens injured in crash in town of Wilton

Two area teens injured in crash in town of Wilton

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports two area teenagers were injured as the result of a crash near Tomah on Saturday. The Sheriff’s Department says Christian D. Brieske-Mendoza,16, of Norwalk was driving east on Hwy 71 around 3 pm Saturday, just east of Locust Rd. in the town of Wilton, when he lost control of […]

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(Update) Viroqua man wanted for attacking man with hammer arrested

(Update) Viroqua man wanted for attacking man with hammer arrested

| July 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

According the Vernon County Crime Stoppers Bingenheimer has now been arrested.   Previous Story The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a 31-year-old man from Viroqua that is wanted for allegedly assaulting another man with a hammer in the town of Franklin on Friday afternoon. Accoding to the sheriff’s […]

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9-year-old Lancaster boy dies in grain bin

9-year-old Lancaster boy dies in grain bin

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lancaster, Wis. (AP) - A 9-year-old boy died when he became trapped in a grain bin Thursday, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office Crews were called to 2558 Dry Hollow Rd. in the town of Liberty at 11:18 a.m. for a report of a boy trapped in a grain bin. The boy was found at […]

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State Sen. Shilling concerned about projected deficit in Veteran’s Trust Fund

State Sen. Shilling concerned about projected deficit in Veteran’s Trust Fund

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – A recent report from the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) has revealed a growing structural deficit in the state’s Veterans Trust Fund. While the fund had a cash balance of $19.9 million in 2011, it is now projected to face a $46.1 million budget shortfall by 2019. The DVA report to the […]

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Gov. Walker requests disaster declaration for local counties

Gov. Walker requests disaster declaration for local counties

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is asking for a disaster declaration for Grant County due to storm and tornado damage from last month. Walker on Wednesday made the request to the U.S. Small Business Administration. If granted, low interest loans would be available to businesses and individuals affected by the storms. In addition […]

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2 La Crosse area police officers rescue crash victims in Kentucky

2 La Crosse area police officers rescue crash victims in Kentucky

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Husband and wife police officers from the La Crosse area who were returning from vacation are credited with helping victims of a fiery crash in Kentucky. West Salem Officer Jeremy Randall and La Crosse Officer Jovanna Randall were heading home from Lexington with their children when they saw a tractor […]

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As many as 42 oil trains a week traveling through local counties

As many as 42 oil trains a week traveling through local counties

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

(AP) – Disclosures from railroads show they’re hauling several dozens of trains carrying volatile crude oil from the Northern Plains through Wisconsin weekly. State officials released the information in response to an Associated Presspublic records request. The disclosures show BNSF Railway has moved up to 42 trains in a week through eight counties along the Mississippi […]

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