Sports

What a catch: Packers’ Lacy preps for 3-down duty

What a catch: Packers’ Lacy preps for 3-down duty

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Running back Eddie Lacy is working on different parts of his game in training camp for the Green Bay Packers. Last season’s Offensive Rookie of the Year is trying to improve as a receiver. It’s a task that backups James Starks and DuJuan Harris are working on as well. The […]

Brewers acquire OF Gerardo Parra from D-backs

Brewers acquire OF Gerardo Parra from D-backs

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a pair of minor leaguers. The Brewers added a left-handed bat and two-time Gold Glove winner Thursday ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline. The NL Central leaders are sending outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-hander Anthony Banda to Arizona. Parra […]

Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to extension

Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to extension

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Packers have signed longtime general manager Ted Thompson to a multiyear contract extension. The deal was announced after practice Wednesday. The team did not release terms, and Thompson declined to say the length of the new deal. Thompson is entering his 10th season as the head of football operations. […]

Next up for Packers extension: Maybe Cobb?

Next up for Packers extension: Maybe Cobb?

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Randall Cobb doesn’t know if he’s next on the Green Bay Packers re-signing to-do list. His teammates are assuming that’s the case. One day after fellow wide receiver Jordy Nelson signed a reported four-year, $39 million contract extension, Cobb stood at his locker Sunday following the team’s second training-camp practice […]

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Local News

Update: (Audio) 4 adults arrested so far in Hillsboro meth lab bust

Update: (Audio) 4 adults arrested so far in Hillsboro meth lab bust

Here is an audio report with Vernon County Sheriff John Spears on a meth lab bust in Hillsboro on Thursday. Spears says they served search warrants in two locations and there were meth labs and chemicals at both locations. The Vernon County Hazmat team had to decontaminate the sites as well the people who lived […]

3 injured in two vehicle crash in Monroe County

3 injured in two vehicle crash in Monroe County

Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a two vehicle crash that resulted in injuries to three parties.  The crash occurred at about 5:49 PM on July 31, 2014 on ST HWY 173 approximately 200 yds. south of Crescent Rd. in the town Scott. A vehicle driven by Sarah Owen, 27, of Warrens was attempting to […]

Ex-officer accused of stealing drugs back in jail

Ex-officer accused of stealing drugs back in jail

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The former La Crosse police lieutenant accused of stealing drugs from the department’s evidence room is back in jail. A judge issued a warrant for Brian Thomson Wednesday after he tested positive for alcohol. He was later booked into jail for violating terms of his electronic monitoring. In February, Thomson […]

Lancaster man facing 33 sex charges involving young victims

Lancaster man facing 33 sex charges involving young victims

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) – A Prairie du Chien man is charged in Grant County with 33 counts of sex crimes involving very young children and child pornography. A criminal complaint says 32-year-old Aaron Bouzek told investigators he sexually assaulted a 2-year-old child beginning in 2007 until last April. Bouzek is also charged with assaulting a […]

Grant County Sheriff warns of new cell phone scam

Grant County Sheriff warns of new cell phone scam

On July 29, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of an obscene phone call received on a cell phone. The suspect had a foreign accent and the only number to show up on caller ID was 178. The unknown male caller was still on the line with the complainant when the deputy arrived […]


Obituaries

Carl Oliver

Carl Oliver, age 97 formerly of Viroqua and rural De Soto passed away on Wednesday, July 30th Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 2nd at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10am on Saturday.

Gordon Nundahl

Gordon Nundahl, age 87 of Boscobel, formerly of Readstown passed away on Monday, July 28th Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 1st at 1pm at the Kickapoo United Lutheran Church at Folsom. Friends may call at the Sime Funeral Home on Thursday, July 31st from 5 to 7pm, and at the church on […]

Jean Peterson

Jean Peterson, age 86 of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, July 29th Funeral Services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, August 2nd at the Viola United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at 12pm until time of services at the church on Saturday.

James E. Daines

James E. Daines, age 93 of La Farge passed away on Sunday, July 27th Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, August 5th at Bethany Lutheran Church at Sandhill. Friends may call from 4 to 7pm on Monday, August 4th at the Seland Huston Funeral Home in La Farge, and again on Tuesday […]

Donna M. Hough

Donna Marie Hough, age 50 formerly of Viroqua passed away Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, August 1st at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1pm on Friday

State

Wisconsin gives money for Energy Innovation Center

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Construction is expected to start next month on an Energy Innovation Center in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority on Friday announced $900,000 in funding for the center. The project aims to create a laboratory for innovation in energy and power technologies that could help […]

Wisconsin voter ID ruling creates confusion

Wisconsin voter ID ruling creates confusion

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A court-ordered change to Wisconsin’s photo identification law designed to cut down on voter fraud is creating confusion that some say may lead to more lawsuits and, ironically, fraud. Policy makers, attorneys and voter ID experts were struggling Friday with how to interpret a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling. The court said […]

Competency reviewed for girl in classmate stabbing

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A judge is hearing testimony about the mental health of one of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional character. The girl’s attorney has said he believes the girl is mentally ill and wants the case moved from adult court to juvenile court. Dr. Brooke […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds porn convictions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld child porn convictions in two separate cases, overturning earlier rulings. In the case of Jeremiah Purtell, the court said Friday that his probation officer’s warrantless search of his home computer that turned up child pornography did not violate his constitutional rights against illegal search and […]

Wisconsin officials ask public to help count deer

Wisconsin officials ask public to help count deer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials are asking residents to keep a tally of deer they see in daylight hours. WLUK-TV reports the state is kicking of Operation Deer Watch on Friday. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says data reported by the public help monitor deer reproduction and determine the population size. The department […]


Agriculture

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

U.S. milk production up 1.9% in June

By: Bob Meyer U.S. milk production in June totaled 17.2 billion pounds up 1.9 percent from June of last year.  Production per cow averaged 1,863 and the dairy herd had 9.27 million cows.  Cow numbers not available for June of 2013 due to budget cuts. Production in the 23 major dairy states up 2 percent […]

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

Wisconsin moves to buy 70 miles of railroad

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has signed an agreement to purchase 70 miles of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove.  The lines include the bridge over Lake Wisconsin at Merrimac.  The lines serve 23 customers including United Coop, Landmark Ag, Seneca Foods, R.R. Donnelly, Greede Foundries, and […]

Scientists stress diversity in weed management

By: Keith Anderson Efforts continue nationwide to educate producers about herbicide resistance and weed management. At a weed management field day near Lincoln, Nebraska, we discussed the challenges with Extension weed scientists Vince Davis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lowell Sandell from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AUDIO: Vince Davis and Lowell Sandell (3:00 MP3) © […]

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

A little cool but crops look great in Wisconsin

By: Bob Meyer Intermittent showers made hay-making a bit of challenge in Wisconsin last week yet topsoil moisture declined a little. The National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says as of Sunday, 25 percent is surplus compared to 30 percent a week ago.  Reporters across the state say second-crop alfalfa looks great with 44 […]

Dairy demand remains strong

By: Bob Meyer Cash cheese, butter and Class III prices continued to move higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Monday.  Barrels closed at $1.9975 and blocks went back over the $2 mark at $2.005 per pound. Cheese was slipping a bit last week until  word got out that milk supplies had tightened after the […]

National News

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an Ebola outbreak. The deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the purpose of the travel warning […]

Yosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to end

Yosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to end

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – Residents in California’s Foresta community near Yosemite National Park will be allowed to return home this afternoon, now that firefighters are making progress battling a more than 6-square-mile wildfire. The blaze is now 58 percent contained, up from 34 percent contained early Thursday. There are still worries that the […]

Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

DETROIT (AP) – Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business. Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 3,300 FXDL Dyna Low Rider bikes because engine vibration can turn the switches from “run” to “accessory.” The recall covers motorcycles from the 2014 1/2 model year. If the […]

House GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam

House GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans are considering a new border security bill that would add more money for the National Guard as leaders frantically try to win over reluctant conservatives. The GOP leadership is presenting the revised bill to rank-and-file lawmakers Friday morning. Leaders were forced to scrap a scheduled vote on Thursday. The House […]

US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

DETROIT (AP) – Big discounts are putting some sizzle in summer auto sales. General Motors, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all reported big gains as the major automakers reported July sales Friday. Industry sales were expected to rise 5 percent to 1.4 million, according to J.D. Power and Associates. That would make it the best July […]