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Reedsburg teen faces multiple sex charges
A Reedsburg teen has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old, having sex with a then-12-year-old and possessing child pornography.Two criminal complaints were filed Tuesday against Adrian J. Rossing, 18. One stemming from a Monday incident accuses Rossing of second-degree sexual assault
Baraboo man charged in home invasion, accused of strangling senior
A Baraboo man has been charged with assaulting a 67-year-old victim in a suspected home invasion.Maynard B. Funmaker Jr., 35, was charged Tuesday with aggravated battery of an elderly person, strangulation and trespassing. The first two felony charges are punishable by up to six years in prison and
20 injured in serious school bus crash on Wisconsin Dells field trip
LODI, Wis. - At least 20 people were injured, four seriously injured in a school bus accident on I-39 Wednesday.
Police make arrest in Jimmy John's armed robbery in Wisconsin Rapids
At about 9 p.m. May 20, officers responded to Jimmy John’s at 2020 Eighth St. S. in Wisconsin Rapids for a reported armed robbery. Chief Erman Blevins said no customers were present at the time of the robbery, but a man armed with a gun took $238 from the restaurant.
PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Mauston takes fifth at Viroqua regional
VIROQUA — Both the Mauston boys and girls track and field teams placed fifth at regionals, with numerous individual athletes and relay teams moving on to sectionals.Between individuals and relay teams, the Golden Eagles posted 18 sectional qualifiers at the Division 2 Viroqua regional meet Monday, M
Sparta man accused of spiking drink fined on stalking charge
A Sparta man accused of spiking a woman’s drink at a La Crosse restaurant was fined Wednesday after pleading no contest to a Monroe County stalking charge.William Williams will pay $1,158 as part of a deal in which prosecutors in two counties agreed to dismiss 10 other charges.According to criminal
Semi strikes school bus loaded with students, multiple patients taken via helicopter, WSP says
LODI, Wis. - Multiple people were taken via Med Flight from a crash between a school bus and a semi on Interstate 39 Wednesday morning, officials said.
Sparta Police Department searching for missing man
SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU) --The Sparta Police Department is searching for a missing man.The department said it's looking for Mark Crandell.Crandell has not been seen or heard from by family or friends since he left his home on foot Tuesday morning.If you have any information, or if you've had contact with
Coroner identifies man who died of gunshot at Sauk County Kwik Trip
Sauk County Coroner Greg Hahn identified the man who died following a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car at the Sauk City Kwik Trip as 33-year-old Ryan Pellicane of Lone Rock.Sauk Prairie Police Lt. Travis Hilliard said the department’s investigation is complete. The police and coroner were una
Man acting strange at disturbance call found with baggie of meth, police say
FRIENDSHIP, Wis. - An Adams man was arrested last week when deputies were called to a disturbance and determined he was under the influence of methamphetamine, according to a Facebook post.
Theft leads to car chase, two arrests
A Wisconsin couple was arrested Sunday night north of Monster Lake after multiple vehicle thefts and a short chase starting on WYO 120 that concluded with a foot chase through a field.Cody Wallace, 24, whose last known address was Alma Center, Wis., and Tracey Matti, 35, of Merrillan, Wis., are alle
Details released about charges against New Lisbon principal
Principal Gary SyftestadMAUSTON, Wis. (WKBT) - New details are being released about the battery and disorderly conduct charges against an area principal.According to a criminal complaint released today, New Lisbon High School principal Gary Syftestad grabbed and twisted a student's nipples and pushe
PREP BASEBALL: Late rally sparks Baraboo over Mauston on Senior Night
A sixth-inning rally gave the Baraboo baseball team a 7-2 Senior Night win over Mauston in a non-conference game at Mary Rountree Evans Field in Baraboo.The Thunderbirds (9-13) broke open the game with a five-run fifth inning. The rally started when Brock Turkington walked and Payton Steiner followe
Finding Picassos amongst Rockwells at Automotion in the Dells
The 1963 Quandt Amphicar, which is licensed as both a boat and a car, was a rare find at 2018 Automotion in Wisconsin Dells on May 19-20.
Fire codes questioned by residents in fatal Portage apartment fire
PORTAGE, Wis. (WMTV) -Some tenants of the Historic Apartments in Portage have been able to return home Monday and Tuesday following a fatal fire in the building on Sunday.Several evacuated residents indicated to NBC15 News they did not hear fire alarms sound Sunday morning.Chad Lawless, who lost his
Hartland woman seriously injured in Juneau Co. crash
A press release said it happened along Highway 82 near Mauston Friday afternoon, when a truck hit an SUV turning left. The driver of the SUV, 74-year-old Nancy Peebles from Hartland, was airlifted to a La Crosse hospital with serious injuries. The truck driver was not injured.
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.
Six charged following drug overdose
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – On May 9, charges were filed for six Marshfield residents for a May 5 incident, when Marshfield officers were called to a home on West Arnold Street.
Multiple incidents cause large officer response, safety concern at Fitchburg Days, police say
FITCHBURG, Wis. -“A plethora of juvenile disturbances” caused the midway at Fitchburg Days to be closed early Friday, police said in a news release.
Witness describes chaotic scene at Sauk City Kwik Trip following fatal self-inflicted shooting incident
“There was a man sitting on the ground by the front door, visibly shaking,” she said. Cook surmised he had seen the incident police say unfolded moments earlier.