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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

Tomah woman arrested in Jackson County after fleeing police

A Tomah woman was taken into custody last week after fleeing Jackson County sheriff deputies in the town of Knapp. Jackson County deputies were dispatched about 5:30 a.m. March 16 after someone reported a suspicious woman outside a family member's residence. Responding to the call, they found Krysta

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 21:24:00

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

Wisconsin Rapids man gets 24 years for killing two women in crash while high on meth

WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Three sisters were on their way to celebrate a final chemotherapy treatment for one of them when a man high on methamphetamine crashed into their vehicle, killing two of the siblings, a judge said Wednesday. Gregory A. Kopelke, 31, of Wisconsin Rapids, crossed the center line on S

DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 16:47:25

Traffic stop leads to impaired driving, drug arrest in Reedsburg

REEDSBURG, Wis. - A traffic stop led to an impaired driving arrest Tuesday afternoon in Sauk County, according to a news release. The Reedsburg Police Department said an officer at about 4 p.m. stopped a vehicle driven by Kaylee G. Matthews, 17, of Reedsburg on suspicion of a traffic violation. Aft

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-21 16:13:32

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

Wonewoc woman arrested for alleged 5th drunken driving offense

A driver seen driving erratically down a Reedsburg street Tuesday was arrested for her alleged fifth drunken driving offense. Ginger Stromberg, 56, Wonewoc, was taken to the Sauk County Jail for the felony offense, Reedsburg police said. Callers to police said there was a vehicle going erratically d

MADISON - 2018-03-21 16:20:00

Police responding to 'ongoing investigation' in Wisconsin Rapids

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) -- Wisconsin Rapids Police say they're at an "ongoing investigation" in Wisconsin Rapids. Our reporter at the scene says a home on the corner of Chestnut Street and South 16th Street is surrounded by crime scene tape. Wisconsin Rapids Police and a Department of Justice


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


New ambulance blessed in Mauston

Mauston Area Ambulance has a new vehicle to go out on emergency calls. Emergency personnel, religious officials, and local residents all came out to see the beginning of a new tradition for Mauston Area Ambulance March 2 as the new ambulance was blessed and pushed back in to the station. The traditi


POLICE: Mauston woman found with heroin

A Mauston woman faces drug charges after police say she was found in possession of drug paraphernalia and admitted to helping others obtain heroin. Samantha Chmielewski, 30, is charged with possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Because she is a repeat offender, she faces


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.


Adams Co. deputies investigate 'suspicious death'

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (WEAU) -- Deputies are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death in Adams County. According to Sheriff Sam Wollin, 30-year-old Jackie Kopstein, of Oshkosh, was found unresponsive at a home in the Town of Lincoln. Deputies were called to the scene on Thursday. Kopstein w


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


One injured in Dane County shooting

DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- An 18-year-old woman was injured after a shooting at a party in the Town of Vienna late Saturday night. Police say they were investigating a possible underage drinking party on Schumacher Rd. when shots rang out. Witnesses say a fight broke out around midnight, and people in tw


Bancroft Bandit Arrested on Multiple Counts of Burglary

Editor BANCROFT - A Black Creek man faces multiple counts of burglary, after breaking into various residences and businesses in the Bancroft-Amherst area. According to reports, on June 26, 2017, police were called to a business on the 6000 block of County Highway D in Bancroft for a report of a fai


Vape pen ignites small fire at Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School

WISCONSIN RAPIDS - A small fire started in a Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School classroom Friday morning because a student was carrying a vape pen in a pocket and it ignited, according to a letter the school district emailed to parents. A vape pen is an electronic cigarette that is often shaped lik


Sheriff warns of thin ice after rescuing ice fisherman

PRINCETON, Wis. - A 79-year-old man was rescued Friday at Beyers Cove in Big Green Lake after falling through the ice. The man was ice fishing when he fell through bad ice. He was not injured and refused transport for medical attention. Rescue services responded around 3 p.m. and brought the man b


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