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Man accused of lawn tractor rampage outside Columbus
COLUMBUS — A rural Columbus man is accused of driving a lawn tractor on a destructive rampage Sunday morning.James P. Koth, 59, is accused of taking his family's tractor without permission and for unknown reasons purposely causing damage to neighboring properties late Saturday night into early Sunda
Palenque restaurant thrives in downtown Beaver Dam
One of the first things people mention when talking about Palenque Bar & Grill, 210 S. Spring St., is its friendly, family atmosphere.Small wonder, since the restaurant involves father Salvador Castellano, mother Maria, brother Saulo, son Andres and his wife Veronica and sister Danya.All of them are
Investigators seek to ID Walmart theft suspect
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Investigators in Rock County are looking for help in a retail theft case, according to a news release.
Alleged drunken driver arrested following injury crash on Near East Side, Madison police say
A Madison man was arrested for his alleged fourth drunken driving offense Saturday night following a two-car crash on the city's Near East Side.Samuel Holmes, 29, was also tentatively charged with resisting/obstrucing an officer, Madison police said.
MPD: Victim in south side shooting dies
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)---A man who was shot at an apartment complex near Waunoa Woods Court on Wednesday evening has died.Joel Despain, a spokesperson with the Madison Police Department, said the 24-year-old man passed away at a local hospital.Chief Mike Koval said the man was shot in the back of the
Tractor joy ride results in thousands of dollars in damage near Doylestown
A rural Columbus man who allegedly took his family's tractor and used it to ram neighbor's buildings and other structures has been arrested.James Koth, 59, was tentatively charged with burglary, theft, criminal damage to property and trespassing, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said.Residents i
Columbus FFA team advances to nationals
FFA Committees:The Columbus FFA chapter held its first committee meetings this past Wednesday during I/E. The committees include Community Service, Public Relations, Membership and Fundraising. The FFA officer team is encouraging more FFA members to be involved in the chapters activities and to part
Brewery coming to downtown Beaver Dam
A new microbrewery is coming to downtown Beaver Dam.Ooga Brewing Company will take the space of a former used car dealer and auto shop at 301 S. Spring St., with a goal to start serving beer by the end of the year. The name "Ooga" pays tribute to the site's previous use, as in the sound an old car h
Monona man dies from fall injuries after assisting driver in 1-vehicle crash, police say
DeFOREST, WIs. - A Monona man died early Sunday morning after trying to assist a driver who had gotten into a one-vehicle accident.In a Facebook post, DeForest police said the 25-year-old passing motorist fell over the overpass of Highway 51 onto Bear Tree Parkway while trying to access the driver o
Four injured following HWY 51 crash
Four people suffered injuries Saturday in a crash on Highway 51 near the town of Windsor. News 3 has more on the details.
Teen arrested after stomping victim's head, police say
MADISON, Wis. - A teen was arrested on battery charges Saturday afternoon after another teenager accused him of kicking him in the head, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval said in his blog.
K-9 Blade retires from Beaver Dam Police Department
K-9 Blade, who worked the second shift with the Beaver Dam Police Department, has retired.“This is a very bittersweet day for me,” Beaver Dam Police Officer Nathan Keener, who serves as Blade’s handler and who the dog will remain with during retirement, said on Friday.Blade joined the department in
Man dead after falling from overpass while helping another driver
DANE COUNTY, Wis. —A Monona man died Saturday night after falling from an overpass while attempting to help another driver who'd been involved in a crash, authorities said.DeForest officers were called to the one-vehicle crash on Highway 51 near Bear Tree Parkway at about 9 p.m. The initial investig
Patriot Tour rolls out of Beaver Dam
More than 300 motorcycle riders left Beaver Dam on Saturday to help launch a 14,500-mile trip throughout the 48 continental states.The ninth annual Nation of Patriots tour began with an opening ceremony in the Frederick Douglass Park in downtown Beaver Dam.Tour participants carry a U.S. flag on a mo
PREP BASEBALL: Portage rallies, but can't catch Beaver Dam
BEAVER DAM – The Portage prep baseball team made Saturday’s Badger North Conference game against Beaver Dam interesting when it trimmed a six-run deficit down to two in the fifth inning.But the Golden Beavers answered back with a three runs in the bottom of the fifth and four more in the sixth on th
FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Crash closes all lanes of US 51
WINDSOR, Wis. - All northbound and southbound lanes are blocked due to a crash on U.S. 51 between County Highway V and Mueller Road near Windsor, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Mauston man found slumped over in driver's seat on I-94 arrested on 7th OWI, trooper says
DEERFIELD, Wis. - A Mauston man was arrested Friday on suspicion of his seventh offense of operating while intoxicated, according to a news release form the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Former Fox Lake Correctional Officer found guilty sexually abusing inmates
JUNEAU — A Dodge County jury found a 34-year-old former correctional officer at the Fox Lake Correctional Institution guilty of sexually abusing three different inmates.Alex Andre Wouts, Poy Sippi, was found guilty of five counts of second degree sexual assault by correctional staff after an afterno
Officials organize to shut down Dodge County strip clubs
CLYMAN — The goal was clear: Shut them down.State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, is organizing with local officials against Dodge County's strip clubs after a Hartford man was accused of operating a human trafficking ring out of them. He spoke as part of a panel at St. John the B
Black bear spotted near Fox Lake
For the second year in a row, a black bear has taken up residence in the Dodge County area.A number of Fox Lake area residents have reported seeing or having a trail cam photo of a bear in recent weeks. Friday, Steven Hopp captured the bear in a video.Hopp pulled over on Highway A between Lakeside a