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Police hope to check welfare of woman who showed up at gas station partially naked

MONONA, Wis. - Monona police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman who ran into a gas station Monday night partially naked and scared, according to a release. Monona police responded around 8:20 p.m. to reports of a partially naked woman who ran into an area gas station stating someone

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-20 11:51:58

Reedsburg man killed in head-on crash on Highway 33

A Reedsburg man was killed March 20 in a head-on collision on Highway 33 east of Reedsburg when authorities say he attempted to pass a vehicle. According to a press release from the Sauk County Sherriff's Department, an initial investigation revealed Brent E. Fowler, 43, of Reedsburg, was driving we

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 22:03:00

56-year-old driver hits curb, faces 5th DUI charge, police say

REEDSBURG, Wis. - A Wonewoc woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon on her fifth driving under the influence charge after officers received multiple reports of her erratic driving, according to a release. Ginger M. Stromberg, 56, was seen driving erratically on East Main Street near Dewey Avenue where

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-21 14:11:22

Baraboo should not implement new 'wheel tax'

Some say municipalities all across Wisconsin are enacting a wheel tax, making it sound like many cities have wheel taxes. They don't. It's a vehicle tax where semis over 8,000 pounds pay nothing, yet they do more damage to the roads. According to wisconsindot.gov, out of all Wisconsin cities and vil

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:54:00

1943: Baraboo Marine taken prisoner

After 30 years in a very small cage, Ochsner Park Zoo's capuchin monkey, Speedy, will be seeing a new, expanded enclosure and new buddies. A construction project costing $12,000 to $15,000 was just approved by the Zoo Plan Committee and the Parks Commission, with funding to be provided through the F

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 16:45:00

Sauk County Sherrif: Baraboo woman finds unknown man impersonating FBI agent in home

Authorities say a Baraboo woman came home Monday afternoon to find an unknown man impersonating an FBI agent as he robbed her. According to a press release from the Sauk County Sheriff's Department, the woman fled the Town of Baraboo residence after the unknown male told her he was with the FBI and

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 14:30:00

Baraboo mom and former substitute teacher creates gunshot alarm system

BARABOO, Wis. (WMTV) -- Recent school shootings are motivating an area mom and former substitute teacher to make changes in schools. It was 2012 and Stacy Jax's daughter was in kindergarten when the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting happened. It was then that Jax knew she needed to do somethin

NBC15.COM - 2018-03-21 04:55:00

DOT to rebuild Hwy. 33 in Baraboo in 2025

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Buy Now Baraboo leaders hail the state Department of Transportation's decision to rebuild Highway 33 in 2025. The city paid to repair the road's outer lanes in 2016, but the middle lanes are in disrepair. Wisconsin's Department of Transportation plans to


Baraboo woman comes home to find unknown man impersonating FBI agent, sheriff says

TOWN OF BARABOO, Wis. - A man impersonated an FBI agent as he robbed a woman in Baraboo, according to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff's Office. A woman called 911 when she came home to an unknown man claiming to be an FBI agent. She fled the residence and called authorities to her home on ST

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-20 03:31:47

Complaint: Man shot, killed while accompanying girlfriend on drug deal

FITCHBURG, Wis. - A 20-year-old man was shot to death on March 12 while accompanying his girlfriend on a drug deal, according to a criminal complaint. Three men are facing charges in relation to the Fitchburg homicide. Gary C. Mays, 18, and Joshua B. McInnis, 17, and Travon A. Jackson, 19, are accu


Madison man arrested after he breaks security guards phone

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A private security guard at the Hilldale Mall called police after she feared the suspect might shoot her on Friday around 8:14 p.m. According to the Madison Police Department, the suspect broke the private security guard's phone as she called 911. He also reached into his poc


Wisconsin Department of Health warns of mysterious Disease X

MADISON, Wis. - If Ebola, Zika, and this year's deadly strain of the flu aren't enough to worry about, the World Health Organization has added a mysterious new disease to its list of nine viruses that may cause a global epidemic. It's known as Disease X, and the Wisconsin Department of Health is pre


Wisconsin Senate, Assembly close to deals on juvenile justice, school safety, child tax credit bills

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Buy Now Three key pieces of legislation thought to be in jeopardy are likely to make it to Gov. Scott Walker's desk thanks to deals struck between leaders of the state Senate and Assembly. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said Tuesday h

MADISON - 2018-03-20 17:15:00

Pit bull that bit 3-year-old to be euthanized, police say

MADISON, Wis. - A dog will be euthanized after it bit a boy on Madison's north side Friday morning, police said. Madison police said a 3-year old was bit on top of the skull inside a home on the 1200 block Winn Trail by a 7-year old, 65-pound, blue nose pit bull. According to the report, the child


Baraboo man cited for 36th operating after revocation, deputies say

MADISON, Wis. - A Baraboo man who was stopped Wednesday during a Department of Transportation traffic grant operation received his 36th citation for driving with a revoked license, Dane County officials said. A Dane County sheriff's deputy working a WisDOT seatbelt grant stopped 31-year-old Jacob J.


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Man arrested in attempted homicide, Madison police say

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. A Madison man was arrested on a tentative charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide after he allegedly stabbed a woman multiple times during a domestic fight early Thursday. The 25-year-old woman was taken to a hospital and is expected to sur


Police: Baraboo man sought 10 pounds of pot from informant

Authorities arrested a Baraboo man Thursday as he allegedly attempted to purchase 10 pounds of marijuana from a confidential informant. According to a criminal complaint, an informant who had been arrested transporting pounds of marijuana from California to Wisconsin informed a special agent with th


Portage man charged with felony child abuse of teen girl

A Portage man was arrested Tuesday and is now facing felony charges of child abuse. Drew Cheever, 33, appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court on Wednesday charged with two counts of physical abuse of a child, felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct. Police on the afternoon of March 9 responded


GALLERY: Baraboo ceremony honors Vietnam veterans

Baraboo High School hosted a special ceremony honoring local Vietnam veterans Friday morning. The former servicemen were given a free breakfast and medals of appreciation for their service. Buy Now Jake Prinsen | News Republic FacebookTwitterEmailPrintSave Jake Prinsen | News Republic FacebookTwi