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Man injured during motorcycle crash in Grant County, sheriff says

SOUTH LANCASTER TOWNSHIP, Wis. - A man was thrown off his motorcycle Saturday during a crash in Grant County. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says Draven Holzer, 19, of Lancaster, was driving his motorcycle on Old Potosi Road in South Lancaster Township when he failed to go around a curve. Holzer


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.


Police identify woman killed in East Dubuque shooting on Easter

EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois – UPDATE: East Dubuque police confirm 44-year-old Jennifer Miller was killed on Easter. A press release says she died from a gunshot wound. The release does not say whether or not someone has been arrested.


Family: Grant County home a complete loss after fire

BOSCOBEL (WKOW) — A Grant County family lost its home when it caught fire with people inside it Thursday. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said the house was on County T between Boscobel and Fennimore.


Sheriff: Head-On Crash Kills 2 Drivers In Western Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A head-on crash early Monday morning left two drivers dead in western Wisconsin. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. as rain fell on U.S. Highway 8, just east of 15th Street in Beaver Township.


Wisconsin DMV recommends getting REAL ID soon before federal enforcement starts

Federal officials are finally putting the REAL ID standard into use for airline travel, so now’s the time to get your license upgraded. The change will come in October of 2020. Wisconsin DMV deputy administrator Patrick Fernan says the state has been issuing the upgraded licenses since 2013.


Severe Threat Continues Across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

ROCKFORD, ILL - There were a few severe thunderstorm warnings south and west of Rockford Monday afternoon and evening, but there are currently no active warnings - as of 6:50pm - for the Stateline.


Wisconsin cracks down on illegal card skimmers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (FOX 11) -- Wisconsin is cracking down on people trying to get their hands on your credit card information. State audits are helping catch illegal card skimmers at gas pumps and ATMs. Thieves can quickly get in and out of machines with easily accessible keys, making skimmers virtuall


Rain moving into southern Wisconsin

Showers and storms will move through from west to east this evening before tapering to just a few showers overnight. In terms of total rainfall, it’ll be a case of the ‘haves and have nots’ – it just depends on where the heaviest showers and t-storms set up.


MPD: Pursuit ends with crash near 12th and Wisconsin Ave.

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police confirm a pursuit ended in a crash near 12th and Wisconsin early Monday, April 12. Officials say the pursuit was initiated by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) near Martin Luther King Dr. and Locust. Officials say deputies terminated the pursuit — and Milwauke


Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to terrorism charges

MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin mother of seven has agreed to plead guilty to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State by distributing information on making explosives and biological weapons.


Construction to close busy Dubuque intersection

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) - Drivers in the Dubuque area used to be able to jump on Central Avenue in the northern part of the city and go directly downtown. Now, they need to find an alternate route.


Wisconsin K-9 officer helps seize more than $15,000 in drug bust

DARLINGTON (WKOW) — Darlington police K-9 “Kilo” poses with his recent bust in a Facebook photo shared by the Darlington Police Department Sunday. According to the post, Kilo is pictured with items seized during a recent traffic stop, including over $15,000 in drug money, a handgun, and drugs.


Man accused of stealing drugs from ambulance in Dubuque

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A man has been accused of stealing drugs from an ambulance at a Dubuque hospital. Dubuque County court records say 31-year-old London Gavin is charged with theft. The records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.


Wisconsin democrats try again for legal marijuana

State Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, reintroduces a bill that would fully legalize marijuana in Wisconsin.


Wisconsin Republicans trump Gov. Tony Evers’ charging station plan

MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Republicans worked Monday to trump Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to spend $10 million on electric vehicle charging stations in the state budget, announcing their own bill to set up the stations.


Authorities in East Dubuque investigate shooting

EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois (KCRG) Authorities in East Dubuque are asking for the public's help for information related to a shooting. The East Dubuque Police Department said a shooting happened in the early morning of Sunday April 21st. Authorities did not say when or where it took place, or the extent


Man accused of abandoning 2 dogs pleads not guilty

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A Dubuque man accused of abandoning two dogs that officials say had injuries "consistent with dogfighting" has pleaded not guilty. The Telegraph Herald reports that 31-year-old Eric Tillis entered pleas last week to charges of abandonment and of neglect. His trial is scheduled t


One person shot outside East Dubuque bar early Sunday morning

EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. (KWQC) - Several departments, including the East Dubuque Police Department, Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office, and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit are investigating the shooting of one person early Sunday morning.


Officials ID man killed in fall at Madison construction site

MADISON, Wis. - Officials have identified the man who died after falling at a Madison construction site last week. The Dane County Medical Examiner said 24-year-old Alexander J. Kanouse, of Columbus, died shortly after arriving at the hospital Wednesday morning.