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Reedsburg teen faces multiple sex charges
A Reedsburg teen has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old, having sex with a then-12-year-old and possessing child pornography.Two criminal complaints were filed Tuesday against Adrian J. Rossing, 18. One stemming from a Monday incident accuses Rossing of second-degree sexual assault
20 hurt when semi slams into school bus in Wisconsin
Traffic was stalled as emergency personnel worked the scene of an accident between a semi and a school bus on Interstate 39 near Lodi, Wis., Wednesday, May 23. The Wisconsin State Patrol says the bus was parked on the shoulder of the interstate when it was struck.
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
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
Reedsburg Spa opens new location
A Reedsburg business was officially welcomed to its new location.The Reedsburg Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Reedsburg Area Therapeutic Spa at its new location at 146 Railroad Street. Owner Dionne Mast was joined by owners and staff of Kincaid Chiropractic, whose office is
Law enforcement recognized for water rescue in Wisconsin River near Portage
Portage Police Officer Bill Charlebois hugs Wisconsin State Trooper Joshua Troth as the two receive a Lifesaver Award with Portage Police Sgt. Brian Fehd, right, and Officer Dennis Pomeroy, not shown. The four received the commendations Thursday.
Tyler Denu pitches and hits Mount Horeb past Platteville in a WIAA regional opener
Tyler Denu struck out 11 in 6⅔ innings of work and went 2-for-3 at the plate on Thursday to lead the Mount Horeb baseball team to a 2-1 victory over Platteville in a WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal on Thursday.The Vikings (9-8) advanced past the Hillmen (4-12) and into a regional semifinal at
State Trooper, Portage Officer honored for saving woman drowning in river
PORTAGE, Wis. (WMTV) -A State Trooper and Portage Police officer saved the life of a woman who was drowning in the Wisconsin River two weeks ago.On Thursday, the pair were honored by the Portage Police Department with the Life Saving Award.Trooper Joshua Troth said he remembers when he heard the cal
Reedsburg MATC biology instructor Gavinski named Distinguished Teacher of the Year
She said the favorite part about her job is meeting new people every semester, but the most important part of her job is helping student prepare for the medical industry. She said the two semester course is a “gateway” for other programs like nursing, nuclear medicine or pre-medicine.
20 injured in serious school bus crash on Wisconsin Dells field trip
LODI, Wis. - At least 20 people were injured, four seriously injured in a school bus accident on I-39 Wednesday.
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.
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
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.”
Groundbreaking for new Reedsburg elementary school
REEDSBURG, Wis. (WMTV) –The School District of Reedsburg held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new elementary school on Tuesday, May 22nd.
Details released about charges against New Lisbon principal
Principal Gary SyftestadMAUSTON, Wis. (WKBT) - New details are being released about the battery and disorderly conduct charges against an area principal.According to a criminal complaint released today, New Lisbon High School principal Gary Syftestad grabbed and twisted a student's nipples and pushe
Reedsburg historic bus tour will tie past, present
The historic preservation commission will be tying in present and past components of local history for its 2018 bus tour.Some sites on the list include Anna Stone Park, Reedsburg Woolen Mill and Woolen Mill Mural, Webb Park and the World War II Prisoner of War camp.The tour will include stops at Sou
1918: Deadly tornado hits Sauk County
25 years ago this week (1993)A sandstone outcropping at Devil’s Lake State Park near here has been closed to rock climbers, the Department of Natural Resource announced Friday. The outcropping, described as a “growing and popular area” for climbers by park Superintendent Tim Miller, is located east
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
Reedsburg board approves contractor for transportation facility
The Reedsburg School Board named a contractor for the school districts new transportation and maintenance facility at Webb Middle School.The board unanimously approved to award the bids to KSW Construction Corporation, a construction company out of Verona, for $1.26 million at the May 21 school boar
Monona man dies from fall injuries after assisting driver in 1-vehicle crash, police say
DeFOREST, WIs. - A Monona man died early Sunday morning after trying to assist a driver who had gotten into a one-vehicle accident.In a Facebook post, DeForest police said the 25-year-old passing motorist fell over the overpass of Highway 51 onto Bear Tree Parkway while trying to access the driver o