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Fatal Crash in Juneau County
A two vehicle collision Oct. 16 resulted in a fatality on County Road HH south of 54th Street in the Town of Kildare."Initial investigation revealed the operator of a southbound vehicle went off the roadway while negotiating a curve on County Road HH," said Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson in a pr
Fatality crash closes Highway 19 near Waunakee Wednesday morning
MADISON, Wis. - Deputies are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash Wednesday morning near Waunakee, Dane County officials said.
Man dies in Dane Co. crash
Elise Schaffer, a spokesperson with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded to the crash on U.S. Highway 19 just east of Walter Road in the town of Westport around 6:00 a.m.
'It gives me chills': Pumpkin farm owner discusses fatal crash near property
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Wisconsin River along Prairie du Sac, Sauk City crests
Although the Wisconsin River water level through Prairie du Sac and Sauk City is higher than average for this time of year, weather experts say levels are only a little higher than the average spring thaw. On Oct. 11, the Sauk County Emergency management sent a message via Nixle, its information sys
Portage panel mulls zone change vacant building site
A vacant Portage building, the scene of a recent deliberately-set fire, might become a public storage facility — a proposal that raised numerous questions at Monday’s Plan Commission meeting.Developer Richard Lynn, who co-owns the building at 2646 New Pinery Road with his wife, Jenny Lynn, asked for
Probable cause for alleged contractor thefts in Portage, Fort Winnebago
A Montello contractor accused of taking money for work he didn’t do in Portage and the town of Fort Winnebago has been bound over for trial in Columbia County Circuit Court.Logan M. Myers, 32, waived his right to a preliminary hearing when he appeared Thursday before Judge Todd Hepler on two felony
Man faces reckless homicide charge in suspected heroin, fentanyl-related death
PORTAGE, Wis. - A Stevens Point man is facing a homicide charge in connection with a woman's drug-related death, officials said.
Police look for 3 men who left business without paying
WATERTOWN, Wis. - Police are looking for three men who recently entered a Watertown business, took several items and left without paying, according to a Facebook post.
Lake Delton residence compliant after 25 years
A residence used for short-term rentals obtained a conditional use permit that brings it into compliance with state law, after being used for short-term rentals for the previous 25 years.The residence, located at 950 E. Hiawatha Dr., Lake Delton, changed ownership recently. The new owner, Marcus Jae
Homicide, kilos of cocaine, man banned for life all in notable crimes this week
A Stevens Point man has been charged with reckless homicide and delivery of narcotics in the September death of a Pardeeville woman.Michael O'Brien, 27, was arrested Sept. 28 and taken to the Columbia County Jail. He made his initial appearance in court on Thursday.Read the whole story here.Columbia
Officials ID man killed by drunken driver in Sun Prairie crash
The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office said 60-year-old Kevin G. Sylve, of Sun Prairie,died in a crashin the 2600 block of County Road T in the town of Sun Prairie at about 4 p.m.
Conviction overturned in case in which Adams County sheriff candidate testified
A felony conviction for arson with intent to defraud, at which Adams County sheriff candidate Brent York testified on behalf of the state, was overturned last week on appeal.Judge Daniel Wood overturned the 2016 jury trial conviction of Brenda M. Jones on Oct. 8, 2018. Investigators in the case, inc
Prairie Du Sac farmer dies after clothing gets stuck in auger, sheriff's officials say
PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. - A Prairie Du Sac farmer died after his clothing got caught in an auger, according to officials with the Sauk County Sheriff's Office.
'You just ruined that family's life': Friend of drunken driver who killed man expresses shock
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Dog steals the show at Portage police, fire open house
Ares, the German Shepherd K-9 officer for the Portage Police Department, obeys his handler, Sgt. Ben Neumann, and holds on to a suspect (played by Portage's newest police officer, Cameron Coronado) until the suspect can be handcuffed. The demonstration of Ares's skills was part of the Portage police
Conviction overturned in case in where Adams County Sheriff candidate Brent York testified
A felony conviction for arson with intent to defraud, where Adams County Sheriff candidate Brent York testified on behalf of the state, was overturned on appeal.Judge Daniel Wood overturned the 2016 jury trial conviction of Brenda M. Jones on Oct. 8, 2018. Investigators in the case, including York,
Deadly crash in Sun Prairie blamed on drunk driver
Dane County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ira Simpson said Nicholas Hanley, of Sun Prairie, was arrested Sunday on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and his fourth OWI offense. He was also cited for failure to maintain control and unsafe passing.
Jose's expands with Baraboo bakery
He launched the bakery partly because he wanted to move baking operations out of his Baraboo restaurant. Vera’s longtime bakers, Fili Garcia and Maria Solorzano, will make enough bread, cakes and tamales to supply his Baraboo, Lake Delton and Adams restaurants.
Interstate driver arrested for alleged 7th drunken driving offense
Daniel Struckrath, 41, was taken into custody after refusing to take field sobriety tests, the State Patrol said.