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Bathrooms at Beaver Dam Athletic Field vandalized, police looking for suspects
According to investigators, the individual(s) behind the vandalism caused extensive damage which will require a lot of time to clean and repair. Police say the vandals wrote derogatory words, many of which were racially charged.
Waupun inmate charged with punching correctional officer
JUNEAU — Charges have been filed against a 30-year-old inmate of Waupun Correctional Institute for allegedly punching a correctional officer.Omarr Duprie Simmons is charged with a felony count of battery by prisoners, repeater. He could face up to six additional years in prison and a $10,000 fine if
Clyman woman seriously injured by bull
Clyman Fire Chief Eric Howlett said Tena Borchardt, the farm's owner, was found by family members in a cow yard. The 56-year-old woman was severely injured after being trampled by a dairy bull. Howlett said it is unknown how long she had been injured because no one else witnessed what happened. Borc
Firefighter injured in Sun Prairie explosion provides details about his recovery
Ryan Welch was a first responder during the Sun Prairie gas explosion, where he sustained facial burns and broke his jaw in several places, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up to assist him. Welch made an appearance at a local bar Friday night where a fundraiser for him and his family was underw
Milwaukee sheriff: Speeding caused crashes that closed Marquette, Zoo interchanges for hours
The day before, a semi-truck rolled over on I-41/U.S. 45 about 4:20 p.m., closing the northbound lanes from the Zoo Interchange for more than five hours.
Walker declares state of emergency after deadly explosion in downtown Sun Prairie
Courtesy of Josh SplinterMore HeadlinesWalker declares state of emergency after deadly explosion in downtown Sun PrairieScott Barbour/Getty ImagesKayaker's body found in Lake Michigan nearly 2 years laterWoman cuffed in back of squad manages to steal police vehicle, officials sayCourtesy DNRWalker w
Sun Prairie officials to monitor for debris, chemicals affecting air quality following explosion
Buildings could contain asbestos, lead paintMore HeadlinesCourtesy Nathan Lischka via TMJ4Pilot, 50 animals dead following plane crash at Sheboygan County barnSun Prairie officials to monitor for debris, chemicals affecting air quality following explosionIn the wake of Missouri duck boat crash, Wisc
Contractor who struck gas line in Sun Prairie not registered to do business in Wisconsin
The Journal Sentinel confirmed Thursday that Michigan-based VC Tech, Inc. was hired by Kansas-based Bear Communications to help install new fiber optic cable lines in the Madison suburb of 30,000. The job was supposed to deploy a drilling process known as directional boring, which lays new cable lin
Beaver Dam officials and Johnny's Lounge try to settle demerit violations
Beaver Dam's city attorney and police chief will try to reach an agreement with Johnny's Lounge over a demerit violation involving a fight.The Common Council's administrative committee agreed by consensus Monday to direct Attorney Maryann Schacht and Chief John Kreuziger to sit down with Amanda Hamm
Debates set in race for Dodge County sheriff
The first debate, sponsored by the Dodge County Sworn Officer Labor Association of Wisconsin No. 120, is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 30 at the Juneau Community Center, 500 Lincoln Drive, Juneau. The second debate, sponsored by the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the
Thieves steal $1,700 in quarters from apartment building laundry room
Thieves took $1,700 in quarters from an east side apartment building laundry room, the building manager said.
Beaver Dam clinic gets health foundation grant
BEAVER DAM -- The Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation awarded a grant to Community Pediatrics, with locations in Beaver Dam and Waupun, for $5,000 in support of their "Reach Out and Read" program.
DOT: Streets around explosion site in Sun Prairie could be closed up to 6 months,
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Dave Ross, left, and administrator Joe Nestler take questions from Sun Prairie residents on the timeframe and logistics of the street reconstruction at Bristol and Main Streets, where a natural gas explosion had destroyed several buildings and killed
Police offer reward for information on vandalism at Mayville park
MAYVILLE, Wis. - Mayville police are offering a small reward for information that leads to a suspect in a vandalism case from May, according to a Facebook post.
Seven rescued from Beaver Dam Lake
The owner of the boat was Fred Stone of Fox Lake. The boat was reported to have mechanical problems, and the occupant was unable to recover the individuals who were swimming at the time. The boat floated away from the swimmers, and they were unable to reach the boat. No injuries were reported.
Hurts Donuts raises money for Sun Prairie
MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) –Hurts Donuts in Middleton will be selling “Sun Prairie Strong” donuts to help raise money from victims of the explosion on Thursday, July 19th.Each donut will cost $3 and all proceeds from the donuts sold on Thursday will be donated to the disaster relief fund."We stand toget
Beaver Dam buys vacant property downtown from Dodge County
The Beaver Dam Common Council approved buying a now-vacant historic property from Dodge County on Monday.The property at 101 Ryan Cantafio's Way is empty but used to be the home of the Milwaukee House building. The city will pay about $30,000 to buy the property from the county, which is equal to th
Fiery crash closes I-43 at Marquette Interchange
MILWAUKEE —Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputies have closed part of north and southbound I-43 at the Marquette Interchange because of a fiery crash.The crash happened in the northbound lanes just after 3 a.m.AdvertisementVideo shows a car rear-ended a tractor trailer. Both vehicles burst into flames.
‘Monumental’ undertaking: Workers finally tame an epic landslide that blocked Highway 1
Drivers along Highway 1 — coming and going to Big Sur — typically ignored Mud Creek. Most maps overlooked this most prosaically named feature along the California coast.There were no landmarks here, nothing to call attention to anything but the road, which hugged a cliff high above the surf below. T
Air permit hearing held for Waupun soybean plant
The $150 million project, developed by Wisconsin Soybean Crushing Plant LLC, is expected to employ 39 full-time staff and have an estimated payroll of $2.2 million. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 with the facility opening in 2020.