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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.

NEWS8000.COM - 2018-05-23 17:23:03

Madison woman arrested after driving with another woman clinging to the hood of her car

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -A 20-year-old woman was arrested after she sped down Northpoint Drive with another woman clinging to the hood of her car on Tuesday around 5:12 p.m.According to the Madison Police Department, the suspect was involved in a disturbance outside a nearby apartment complex in the pa

NBC15.COM - 2018-05-23 12:21:00

Portage man reunites with Divine Savior employees who saved his life

For DuWayne Chouinard of Portage, center, Wednesday's reunion with the Divine Savior Health Care workers who saved his life almost a year ago was, in a sense, a first-time meeting, because Chouinard said he has no memories of collapsing near the finish line of the 10K race at last year's Divine Savi

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-05-23 22:30:00

Portage man accused of threatening police en route to assault hearing

A transient Portage man is being held on $5,000 cash bond, accused of threatening the Portage Police Department hours before facing a charge of felony sexual assault.Willie Wilson, 57, appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court via video from jail Tuesday afternoon, charged with second-degree sexual

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-05-23 00:30:00

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

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-05-23 22:30:00

Parents grieve as officials say fatal Portage fire was started by child with matches

“We were focused on that search and entry, but there was enough fire that it didn’t allow us to make entry into the room until we applied water. And being a five-story building, there was a little bit of humping hose up the stairway… so 7, 8 minutes before we had water.”

MADISON - 2018-05-22 13:15:00

Crews respond to report of crash on I-39/90 in Columbia County

LODI, Wis. - Multiple crews are responding to a report of a school bus that was involved in a crash on Interstate 39/90/94 Wednesday morning, a Columbia County dispatcher said.

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-05-23 16:17:04

Residents return to 'The Ram' in Portage for vigil to honor boy lost in fire

Light returned Monday night to the Historic apartment building as many residents illuminated Commerce Plaza with the glow of a candlelight vigil.Dozens of people arrived in the square around 9 p.m. to remember Damien Lawless, the boy who died in a fire in a fifth-floor apartment Sunday morning.“He w

MADISON - 2018-05-24 01:00:00

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

NBC15.COM - 2018-05-22 21:36:00

Family mourns loss of young son after Portage apartment fire

PORTAGE, Wis. - A family is mourning the loss of their little boy after anapartment fire in Portage Sunday morning, and more than 60 tenants are still unable to head home.


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

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-05-22 22:45:00

Toddler dead in Portage apartment fire

According to a press release from the Portage Police Department, officers received a call reporting the fire at 9:53 a.m. at the Historic Apartments, also known as the Ram Hotel, in the 200 block of West Cook Street.

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Residents return to 'the Ram' in Portage for vigil

Light returned Monday night to the Historic as many residents illuminated Commerce Plaza with the glow of a candle light vigil.Dozens of people arrived in the square around 9 p.m. to remember Damien Lawless, the boy who died in a fire in a fifth-floor apartment Sunday morning.“He was a very fun-lovi

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-05-22 23:00:00

DIVISION 3 PREP TRACK: Rio girls claim regional championship

The Rio girls track and field team dominated the competition, winning the Division 3 Cambridge Regional by 30 points over the host Blue Jays on Monday.The Rio girls won six events on their way to scoring 146 team points. It was an all-around impressive performance that was fueled by junior Jordyn Hu

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-05-22 18:31:00

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.


Polish exchange student, dancer feels at home in Portage

Wojciech Bockowski couldn’t understand why anyone wouldn’t like Portage, especially when they’re smiling all the time.In September he looked forward to traveling from Warsaw, Poland to Portage High School, leaving behind the city of 1.8 million people who do not routinely say, “How are you?” He didn


MPD: Car hit by ricocheted bullet while woman drives through west Madison neighborhood

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PREP SOFTBALL: Six-run second inning unravels Reedsburg in 13-2 loss to Portage

“We just have had that in almost every contest we’ve been in,” Reedsburg coach Andy Gesteland said. “We’ve been playing with every team in the conference, we just seem to not complete the whole game.”


Former Fox Lake Correctional Officer found guilty sexually abusing inmates

JUNEAU — A Dodge County jury found a 34-year-old former correctional officer at the Fox Lake Correctional Institution guilty of sexually abusing three different inmates.Alex Andre Wouts, Poy Sippi, was found guilty of five counts of second degree sexual assault by correctional staff after an afterno


Cops: Baraboo man endangered upstairs neighbors with shotgun blast

Police say a Baraboo man fired a shotgun at his ceiling during a dispute, endangering his neighbor and several children.According to court documents, officers were called to Thomas R. Schoenike’s 5th Avenue home the night of March 19 for a noise complaint. Upon arrival, police questioned Schoenike’s