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Revels leads in early returns for Monroe County sheriff

With just three of the county's 40 municipalities reporting, including the city of Sparta, Revels led with 267 votes. City of Tomah Police Department Lieutenant Ron Waddell was second with 224 votes, followed by Wilton Police Chief Jeremy Likely with 189 and former Kingsport, Tenn., police officer R

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2018-08-15 03:03:00

La Crosse woman arrested for OWI after found passed out, waiting to pick up son at school

A La Crosse woman was arrested last week for operating while intoxicated, after passing out in her car outside Hamilton Elementary School.The 40-year-old was called to pick up her child just after 10 a.m. last Tuesday.The principal noticed she hadn't moved for 20 minutes and realized she was passed

1410WIZM.COM - 2018-08-14 04:48:00

Trane reaches agreement with union workers in La Crosse

A Trane spokeswoman said,“Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, and the Members of Lodges 21 and 1115 of District 66 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) reached agreement on new labor contracts, in effect until August 13, 2022. We believe the new agreements are b

NEWS8000.COM - 2018-08-15 18:53:50

Mayo named top hospital in nation, responds to startling report alleging teen held against her will

The teen had been receiving treatment for a brain aneurysm. At one point, after the family used a ruse to get their daughter her out of Mayo, they apparently removed their cell phone batteries to keep the police off their tails as they made their way to another hospital in South Dakota.

1410WIZM.COM - 2018-08-14 12:50:00

August 15: Where is News 8 Today?

Turnout in Wisconsin primary highest since 2002Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bidThe Latest: Evers to challenge Wisconsin Gov. WalkerThe Latest: Leah Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primaryThe Latest: Walz wins 3-way primary for Minnesota governorInformation session to be he

NEWS8000.COM - 2018-08-15 15:56:37

Firefly Fest is Saturday in the town of Burns

Raffle tickets will be sold all day, the grand prize will be four tickets to the Labor Day Brewers and Cubs baseball game, along with a tailgating package. There will be a bonfire at dusk.

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 22:00:00

Information session to be held about possible La Crosse wheel tax

A public hearing is also scheduled for Tuesday, September 4th, starting at 6 p.m., also at the City Hall Council Chambers.

NEWS8000.COM - 2018-08-14 22:12:30

City of Tomah considers pay plan overhaul

Glynn said wages were the only portion of compensation studied. He said city benefits, including the pensions and health insurance, are competitive with the marketplace.

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 01:59:00

Steve Cahalan: Stamp ‘n Hand will close by end of August

No one bought the business after she decided to retire and put it up for sale.So after 26 years, Margie Wanek said last week that she will close her Stamp ‘n Hand store in downtown La Crosse by the end of this month.The store at 200 S. Fourth St. sells paper craft and art supplies such as rubber art


1 dead, 2 injured after crash involving 3 motorcycles in Monroe County

TOMAH, Wis. (WMTV) –Crews responded to a three motorcycle crash on I-90 westbound at mile marker 45 around 12:19 p.m. on Saturday, August 4th.


Mug shot of the day - Amanda from Sparta

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3 hurt in small plane crash near Beloit Airport

Winnebago County, Illinois, Deputy Chief Dominick Barcellona says the crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday. Barcellona tells WREX the plane apparently had an issue immediately after takeoff.


Samantha Stetzer: See you later, River Valley

I have no clue how to start this.I’ve sat with an open Word document for a few minutes now — after already pushing this off until the very last minute — while the cursor symbol mocks me with a constant blink, almost rhythmically saying “write, write, write…”It’s very journalist-like of me. We all wo


Two semi-trailer drivers injured in I-94 crash near Black River Falls

Two semi-trailer drivers were injured when their vehicles collided on Interstate 94 near Black River Falls Thursday morning.According to the Wisconsin State Patrol Northwest Region Eau Claire post, a semi-trailer traveling east on Interstate 94 struck another semi-trailer that was parked on the righ


Update: Bail upped to $1 million for La Crosse man accused in slaying

Erik Sackett, 38, of La Crosse, remains jailed, with bond increased from $10,000 to $1 million, after a delay in his case on an allegation of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the June 3 death of Erin Somvilai.


Authorities identify those involved in multi-motorcycle crash on I-90

Injured in the crash were Enrique Edgardo Romerio, 58 and Roberto Estiban Carlos, 58. Daniel G. Ojeda, 39, died in the crash, officials said.


A brand new way to enjoy music is in downtown Tomah

A brand new way to enjoy music is in downtown TomahThe first-ever Music on Milwaukee Street is going on Saturday in downtown Tomah Wisconsin near the Western Technical College campus.Never miss another story.Sign up herefor News8000 email newsletters and have local news delivered right to you every


Rusty Cunningham: 'Hiawatha' statue is missing an important lesson

Oh, there’s another plaque nearby — with plenty of information aboutthe sinking of the War Eaglein the Black River on May 14, 1870.


La Crosse native, others find support after DNA results reveal painful secrets

Jamie Longmiller, a La Crosse native, discovered her father was not actually her biological father. Longmiller is a facilitator of a national online Facebook group for NPEs, those whose parentage had been misinterpreted, of "not parent expected."


The man who started Irishfest

Around 8,000 people came out to celebrate Irishfest this weekend, but if it wasn't for Pat Stephens and his family the festival wouldn't even exist.