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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
Bertram's Jewelry Studio for business in Tomah
Tomah once again has a jewelry store.After Mockler Jewelers went out of business in Feb. 2014 Tomah was left without a jewelry store until Sept. 25, when Kirk and Melissa Bertram opened Bertram's Jewelry Studio on 1600 Superior Ave.Kirk Bertram said he and his wife have thought about opening their o
Freeport Police announce 2 additional drug-related arrests
An additional two arrests related to the investigations were announced on October 3rd, and now an two additional men have been taken into custody, totaling 24 total arrests.
An aquatic invasive plant found on the Upper Mississippi River
According to a release from the National Wildlife Refuge System, water hyacinth is a highly invasive aquatic plant species that spreads quickly. Agency and non-profit efforts are taking place working to remove these plants, some of which were found almost three miles downstream near River Mile 696.
Cases of mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states
At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are being investigated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Similar waves of the same illness occurred in 2014 and 2016.
La Crosse County Judge grants motion to dismiss child sexual assault case
Schilling, 47, was arrested in November on multiple sexual assault charges, including three counts of first degree sexual assault of a child.
Four arrested in Black River Falls drug bust
On Thursday, October 11, police searched a home at 245 N. Water Street. The search came about after police got information the people in the home were selling drugs.
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Mega Millions has lucky locals hoping to strike it rich
ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - Tonight's Mega Million is living up to its name with a record-setting jackpot of $667 million. If one person wins the lottery, they could walk away with an estimated $380 million in cash.
La Crosse man identified in power tool raid on Winona Fleet Farm
Jesse Rees Kirk, 40, will face gross-misdemeanor theft charges when he appears in court in November.
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Attorney general sued insulin makers, alleging price gouging
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's attorney general is going after three drug manufacturers who make insulin for people with diabetes, claiming the companies are gouging diabetics with steep price increases.
Four people arrested in Black River Falls drug bust
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) --Four people are arrested after police executed a search warrant on Thursday, October 11 and find meth, drug-related items, and $6,500 in a Black River Falls home.
Police: Winona man high on meth followed woman around store, exposed himself to officers
The woman told officers that she noticed Millen staring at her as she was entering the store. As the woman made her way through the women’s section, the shoe section and the greeting card aisle, she caught glimpses of Millen following her, the report said.
18 months in jail for terroristic threats
In May of this year, 42 year old Benjamin Sidie sent his wife threatening texts while under the influence of methamphetamine. He also threatened to kill relatives at Sparta High School’s graduation ceremony, including his own daughter. Those threats prompted law enforcement and school officials to c
No winning Mega Millions ticket; jackpot climbs to $868M
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - No winning lottery ticket was sold for the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to $868 million.
BREAKING: Missing Barron Co. teen possibly spotted in Florida
BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- The 13-year-old girl who went missing after her parents were found dead in Barron County, WI has been possibly spotted in Miami. According to the Miami Police Department, the endangered juvenile, Jayme Closs, may have been spotted Monday afternoon in the area of N. W. 27 Avenu
"Motion to dismiss" filed in former Holmen High School assistant sexual assault case
Copyright 2017 by WKBT News8000. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Timothy Schilling
Drunken driver admits to drinking alcohol, refuses to do field sobriety tests, troopers say
MAUSTON, Wis. - A 41-year-old Wisconsin man faces his seventh drunken driving charge after State Patrol troopers found him driving on the interstate near Mauston, according to a release.
Family-owned store chain in SW Wisconsin plans to close remaining stores
FENNIMORE, Wis. (AP) — A major family-owned dime store chain in southwestern Wisconsin is closing up shop, marking the end of an era in a world of dollar stores, big-box discount retailers, thrift stores and increasing internet sales.The World of Variety opened in 1971 in Fennimore and was purchased