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Baraboo man second to be convicted in Cascade Mountain BP armed robbery

A 19-year-old man has been found guilty of robbing the Cascade Mountain BP gas station last fall after he pleaded no contest to an armed robbery charge Wednesday morning.Christopher Gladden, of Baraboo, was scheduled for trial Wednesday morning in Columbia County Circuit Court, charged with a single

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 21:00:00

Paranormal author to discuss new book

Ripley’s Believe it or Not, 115 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, will host author and folklorist Chad Lewis to a free book release event “Paranormal Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. This is a free family friendly event. The author shares the most mysterious legends of th

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 18:49:00

Baraboo attorney bikes across the country for MS

While bicycling 4,300 miles from Maine to Washington, Jerome Mercer learned America is best viewed at 15 mph.The Baraboo attorney recently finished the Bike the US for MS ride, a 69-day trek through the northern United States. He found it’s easier to take in the sights when, rather than hurtling dow

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 22:15:00

Police: Reedsburg man found with meth

A Reedsburg man faces drug charges after police say he was in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.Isaac Graham, 19, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of illegally obtained prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is a repeater for each charge. Graham faces

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 23:00:00

Reedsburg man out on bail faces charges of bail jumping, possession of drugs

A Reedsburg man faces charges after police say he violated the terms of his bail and possessed drugs.David A Grau, 59, faces felony bail jumping, possession of THC and drug paraphernalia charges after police say they noticed signs he had been drinking and discovered paraphernalia in his apartment Ju

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 19:06:00

Baraboo nonprofits picked for fall pop-up shops

Downtown Baraboo Inc., the city’s Business Improvement District, the Chamber of Commerce and corporate sponsors launched the program to give fledgling businesses an opportunity to benefit from greater exposure during the holiday shopping season. Nonprofit organizations need exposure, too.

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-08-16 21:30:00

PREP GIRLS SWIMMING PREVIEW: Talented group of seniors, underclassmen to lead Baraboo

Six state qualifiers. Two state podium finishes. An individual sectional champion. These are just some of the accomplishments made by the Baraboo High School girls swimming team in 2017, and with most of those swimmers returning, this year’s squad is already looking promising.Although small in numbe

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-08-16 20:01:00

Big plans for Big Cat Rescue in Lake Delton

Relocating the Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue and Educational Center to Lake Delton is what’s best for the cats, said Jeff Kozlowki, Big Cat Rescue owner.Kozlowski, founder of the Big Cat Rescue, along with his wife, Jenny, have operated the Rock Springs non-profit organization since 2005 and currently ha


BP robbery suspect enters 'no contest' plea

A 19-year-old suspect in the Oct. 23, 2017, robbery of the Cascade Mountain BP station pleaded no contest in Columbia County Circuit Court on Wednesday morning.Christopher Gladden, of Baraboo, was scheduled for trial Wednesday morning, charged with a single count of armed robbery as party to a crime

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 21:00:00

Woman finds dog lost after husband's death

Hope got loose from a caretaker in the Middleton area two days before Tiger’s husband, Jack, died.

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-08-15 12:47:40

Big turnout expected at Back to School party in Reedsburg

TurnPoint Pentecostal Church’s Back to School Block Party, which doubles as a day of fun and giving back to the community, has gotten popular the last couple of years.Assistant Pastor Jordan Herman said the event started as a way to be a “blessing in the community” to provide a day of fun for famili

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 17:15:00

10 things new data shows about sex offenses in central Wisconsin

That's according torecently released datafrom the Wisconsin Department of Justice on criminal sex offenses, broken down by county. The figures provide a detailed look into the frequency and nature of these crimes in our communities, as reported by local law enforcement. It's important to remember, h


Duchess Plaza scheduled for dethroning in the Dells

The Wisconsin Dells Business Improvement District Committee plans to dismantle Duchess Plaza in September and is searching for a new plaza location. Oak Street will eventually be reopened to traffic.The Trumble family lot, by Bowman Park, was mentioned as a possible new plaza location at the Aug. 8


Wisconsin Gov. Walker wins GOP primary, awaits challenger

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The eight Democrats running for governor in Wisconsin have largely kept their focus on Republican Gov. Scott Walker ahead of Tuesday's primary, while Walker has repeatedly warned his supporters of a possible blue wave.

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 01:29:32

1993: Sauk County officer honored by President Clinton

25 years ago this week (1993)At first, Sgt. Michael Deakin thought it was a prank when he received a phone call last Tuesday telling him he was to be honored by President Bill Clinton for his service during the July 17 flood. But the phone calls continued, including one from the White House, and Dea

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 16:45:00

Baraboo warming shelter faces uncertain future

Matt and Rachelle Fearson, the pastors who founded Hope Through Christ Ministries and first opened their South Parkway church to the homeless in 2012, plan to move in October. They’ve put their home and the church building up for sale. The Fearsons hope to sell both, but they’re willing to rent the


Baraboo board supports senior center takeover

Baraboo Area Senior Center Organization president Marlen Buchanan, left, details a plan to have the city manage the center Monday as the senior center's executive director, Diane Pillsbury, right, watches during a meeting at the Baraboo Civic Center.


Reedsburg man convicted of sexually assaulting 2 children in plea deal

A Reedsburg man was found guilty Monday of sexually assaulting two children.During a hearing in Sauk County Circuit Court, 48-year-old Troy M. Allen pleaded guilty to felony charges of repeated sexual assault of a child and first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.As part of a deal


Baraboo School Board to consider third referendum for facility improvements

With high school renovations nearly complete, Baraboo School District leaders are looking to the next phase of facility upgrades.During a presentation Monday night to the Baraboo School Board, two officials gave an overview of the progress to date – and what is yet to come – involving a long-range c


PREP GIRLS GOLF: Carly Moon paces Baraboo on opening day of Wisconsin Dells Invite

The Baraboo girls golf team kicked off the 2018 Wisconsin Dells Invitational by shooting a 443 on Tuesday at Coldwater Canyon Golf Course.The four-player team score has the Thunderbirds in last place out of seven Division 1 teams after the opening day of the invite, trailing Stoughton (341), Green B