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Belmont father accused in child neglect case appears in court

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV)--- A man accused of child neglect and physical abuse after doctors found his daughters severely malnourished has been charged with four felonies. 25-year-old Dalton Hopper appeared in a Lafayette County courtroom on Tuesday afternoon.


Police K-9 'nabs another one' by sniffing out drugs, $15K, handgun in Darlington, police say

DARLINGTON, Wis. - Darlington Police Department officials were proud to announce their K-9 unit "nabs another one" with a drug arrest. In a Facebook post Sunday, they showed a photo of Kilo in front of $15,000 in drug money, bags of drugs and a handgun with its serial number filed off.


A 24-year-old from Wisconsin is the sole winner of a $768 million Powerball jackpot prize

Manuel Franco, of West Allis, Wisconsin, came forward on Monday as the winner of a $768.4 million Powerball jackpot. He bought the ticket on March 27 and waited nearly a month before coming forward to officials.


Iowa County sheriff: People in crashed ambulance identified

The three people in an ambulance that crashed and rolled over Monday afternoon on Highway 18/151 in Ridgeway have been identified. The driver of the Southwest Health ambulance was Trever Brunette, 26, Sheboygan, who was driving to a Madison hospital when the crash happened.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Two Northeast Iowa Residents Die in Wisconsin Accident

Two northeast Iowa residents have died in a one-vehicle accident in southwest Wisconsin. Authorities identified the victims as 50-year-old George McNeese of Oran and 42-year-old Kristen Stratman of McGregor.


Watershed group covers lots of ground

DARLINGTON, Wis. — The Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance’s recent annual meeting figuratively covered a lot of ground, with a program focused on land- and water-conservation issues.


Western Wisconsin woman removes tattoos forced on victims of violence for free

Onalaska (WQOW/WXOW) – A Wisconsin woman has found her life’s work in helping survivors of abuse erase scars that harbor painful memories. For survivors of abuse, the emotional scars can last a lifetime. But for some, they’ve got physical scars in the form of tattoos, forced on them as a way to exer


Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin drunken driving law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is grappling with a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious.


This Wisconsin Only Beer Is Now Available By The Case

Your favorite Wisconsin beer (or at least the one that gets the most attention) is now available by the case, making your beer runs over the state line to Wisconsin even shorter.


Wisconsin Man Claims $768M Lottery Ticket

Manuel Franco received his 768 million dollar check from the Wisconsin Lottery this afternoon. Frank Vascellaro reports (1:06). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Apr. 23, 2019.


Foxconn: So, About That Factory in Wisconsin You Offered Us $4 Billion in Incentives to Build

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn wants to reopen negotiations with Wisconsin officials over its heavily subsidized, troubled plans to build a massive facility in the state, CNBC reported on Tuesday, though the exact nature of what is up for discussion is not clear.


Wisconsin governor promises veto if 'born alive' abortion bill advances

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) promised to veto a “born alive” abortion bill if the GOP-backed legislation makes it to his desk. The bill, introduced last week, hasn’t yet been voted on in any relevant legislative committees. Still, Evers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he would veto the bil


Pres. Trump: 'I will be going to Green Bay, Wisconsin, for a really big Rally on Saturday'

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) -- President Trump tweeted with excitement ahead of his Green Bay visit. From his official Twitter page, the Commander-in-Chief said Tuesday morning he will be in Green Bay "for a really big Rally on Saturday Evening."


Wisconsin man wins third-largest jackpot in US history

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 24-year-old Wisconsin man joined the ranks of the super rich after claiming the third largest jackpot in U.S. history. Manuel Franco claimed his $768 million prize at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. He said when he realized one of his tickets was a winner for the Mar


Foxconn wants to alter the Wisconsin deal

Even as Foxconn continues to promise Wisconsin that it will, in fact, bring jobs and an LCD plant to the state in exchange for an unprecedented $4 billion in tax breaks, it may be quietly attempting to renegotiate the deal.


Gov. Evers says Foxconn approached him about renegotiating contract

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in a letter his office released Tuesday that Foxconn Technology Group approached the state last month about wanting to renegotiate its contract for a project that could yield the global electronics giant more than $4 billion in state and local tax credi


Tony Evers says Foxconn, not his administration, first sought to revisit deal with state

An executive for electronics maker Foxconn first broached the idea of revisiting the company's $3 billion incentive deal with the state, according to a letter made public Tuesday by Gov. Tony Evers.


Paramedic injured in Iowa Co. ambulance crash

IOWA COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV)--- Authorities are investigating after a rollover crash involving an ambulance happened in Iowa County on Monday afternoon. The Iowa County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened on Highway 18/151 near the overpass for County Highway H near Ridgeway just before 12:30 p.m.


Two killed in first Grant County fatal crash of 2019

Two people were killed early Sunday morning in a single-car crash in Grant County, the first fatal crash in the county of 2019. The crash happened at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday on Highway 66 in the town of Wingville, the Sheriff's Office said.