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Wisconsin State Troopers stop car going 119 MPH

WINDSOR -- It took road spikes, but eventually Wisconsin State Troopers were able to stop a car traveling at 119 MPH. According to our partners at WISC-TV , the U.S. Marshals Office reached out to the Wisconsin State Patrol that a wanted man out of Maryland was in their area at 3:05 p.m. Thursday.


Wisconsin Could Face a Mining Disaster

On January 25, 2019, a 28-story high tailings dam in Brumadinho, in southeastern Brazil failed, releasing almost 3 billion gallons of sludgy mine waste. The spill flooded nearby homes, submerging cars and buses under a river of reddish-brown sludge. The death toll so far has risen to 228 with an est


Sheriff's department investigates fatal crash in Taylor Co.

TAYLOR COUNTY, Wis. (MEDIA RELEASE) -- On April 8, 2019 at 4:15 p.m. the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle accident with injuries. The caller indicated the accident was on State Hwy 73 near Shiner Drive in the Township of Taft. Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputies along w


The Most Dangerous Thing about Marijuana in Wisconsin is that it is Illegal

MADISON – Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement to announce the introduction of LRB-0154 to fully legalize marijuana in the state of Wisconsin:


1 dead after Taylor County crash

THORP, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Taylor County Sheriff's Department has released the name of a man killed Monday as result of a traffic crash. Investigators said Danny L. Bunnell, of Lublin crashed around 4:15 p.m. on State Hwy 73 near Shiner Drive in the Township of Taft.


Wisconsin Rapids prepares for flooding

Wisconsin Rapids (WAOW) — Wisconsin Rapids is preparing for potential flooding Thursday night. The city says several parks including Lyon, Legion, Veterans, Demitz, Mead Rapids View and Ben Hansen are closed.


Marijuana advocates trying again for legalization in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature.


Lublin man killed in rollover crash in Taylor County

A 56-year-old Lublin man was killed Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in Taylor County. Danny L. Bunnell was traveling northbound on Highway 73 near Shiner Drive in the town of Taft when he lost control of his vehicle, entered a ditch and then struck a driveway, causing the vehicle to overturn


Wisconsin Department of Transportation announces 277 total traffic stops on 'Blue Day'

MILWAUKEE -- In order to enhance highway safety, Wisconsin State Patrol had a heavy presence on I-94 on "Blue Day." In total, officers made 277 traffic stops and conducted 66 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections during Tuesday’s “Blue Day” initiative in eight southeast Wisconsin counties.


Woman Charged for Break In and Stealing Meat

VILLAGE OF EDGAR, WI (WSAU) -- A woman has been charged for an unusual break and enter. Eve Koldeway age 29 broke into the Edgar Village Hall on February 3rd. While at the village hall she stole three pounds of venison hamburger meat.


The teacher shortage in Wisconsin: Why are fewer people wanting to become teachers?

Teaching has been regarded as one of the most important jobs someone can have. But more and more school districts are finding it harder to hire teachers and get them to stay.


Immigration Detention Center COO: Wisconsin City Rejected Proposed Facility

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A company that runs privately-owned immigration detention centers has announced that city officials in New Richmond, Wisconsin have rejected their request to build a new facility.


Flooding Closures throughout Central Wisconsin

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- Several roads are closed on Thursday due to flooding from recent heavy rains. Most road closures due to flooding are in Marathon County with select spots in Portage County.


Wisconsin DOJ reorganizes to create new Forensic Sciences division

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Thursday that the state Department of Justice has been reorganized to create a Division of Forensic Sciences.


Prep baseball: Regis knocks off state-runnerup Thorp

ALTOONA – Cade Osborn and Mason Bauer teamed up to hold off Thorp’s state runners-up team of a year ago. Osborn hurled the first five innings to get the win while Bauer came on for a clutch relief job the last two innings as Regis scored a 6-4 Cloverbelt Conference win at Greg Bement Field.


Jump River Electric annual meeting set for April 27

Jump River Electric will hold its 81st annual membership meeting Saturday, April 27, at Ladysmith High School, with everyone attending having a chance to win one of the seven $100 energy credits being awarded, along with the grand prize of a $500 energy credit and other door prizes.


WIAA unanimously passes football conference realignment

On Tuesday afternoon in Stevens Point, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) unanimously approved a plan to realign football conferences statewide beginning with the 2020 season.


Convicted sex offender to be released in Clark Co.

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A convicted sex offender is scheduled to be released in Clark County later this month. Randy Scott, 53, is scheduled to be released in Neillsville on April 30. He will be living in the N1300 block of Miller Avenue.


Prentice school board tables classroom moving decisions

How and when teachers should move classroom supplies from Ogema to Prentice was the main topic of discussion during a special meeting of the Prentice School Board April 4. With the school building renovations on track to be done the first week of August, teaching staff have requested in previous mee


Stratford to battle at the border

MARSHFIELD – The Stratford Tigers boys basketball team will play in next season’s Wisconsin/Minnesota Border Battle, set for February 1, 2020, at La Crosse-Central High School.