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Sheriff's office seeking answers in fatal accident

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department's Major Accident Investigation Team was busy Thursday looking into the cause of a multivehicle crash on state Highway 26 just south of Watertown that killed a 19-year-old Johnson Creek woman.


Large winter storm takes aim at Wisconsin this weekend

MADISON, Wis. - A large winter storm is taking aim on Wisconsin and much of the Midwest for this weekend. Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain over Iowa will move though Wisconsin through Saturday morning. Areas to the north and west of La Crosse will see mainly snow from this storm, with heavy snow


NOTICE: Blizzard Warning posted for part of west central Wisconsin; heavy snow Saturday night, strong winds Sunday

1 to 2 inches of snow fell on west central Wisconsin late Friday night through early Saturday morning. A second, much larger round of snow is expected Saturday evening through a large part of Sunday. In addition to several inches of snow, travel conditions will be dangerous in a large part of the ar


Wilkowski storms into title match; Brewster falls in semis, Nachtigall just misses medal round

MADISON — Word is, Portage junior Jessie Tijerina injured his knee in the match prior to the state semifinals. It’s hard to say if that would have mattered, considering the way Watertown junior Edward Wilkowski has been wrestling the last three weeks.


WIAA girls basketball: McKenna Warnock's big second half leads MG past Portage

When Monona Grove senior McKenna Warnock ran into minor first-half foul trouble Friday night, it created an opening for the Portage girls basketball team. But Warnock slammed that door shut in the second half, scoring 27 points in a 40-point outing that turned a three-point halftime deficit into an


Passenger killed after vehicle bursts into flames in second collision near Watertown, official says

WATERTOWN, Wis. - One person was killed in a crash in Jefferson County Wednesday morning, according to the sheriff's department. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said crews were responding to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 just south of High Road in Watertown at about 11:30 a.m.


Wisconsin woman accused of attacking husband with SUV

OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (AP) — An Oconto Falls woman is accused of running down her husband with a sport utility vehicle on Christmas Eve. Authorities allege 36-year-old Sarah Colson and her husband argued while driving home from a family gathering and he got out of the vehicle to walk home. She allegedl

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UPDATE: One fatality in crash on Highway 26 south of Watertown

UPDATE (WKOW) — A crash on Highway 26 south of Watertown has resulted in at least one fatality. I’ve just learned one person has been killed in the fiery crash in Jefferson County just before noon,” WISN reporter Nick Bohr said in a tweet. “Two cars collided with a tanker truck on Highway 26 northbo


Beaver Dam bomb maker’s co-workers suspicious before explosion, but didn’t call police

(WISN) — Co-workers of Ben Morrow, the Beaver Dam man who blew up his apartment last March, were suspicious but never called police, newly released police reports say. After the explosion Beaver Dam police quickly discovered Morrow, a 28-year-old chemist, made triacetone triperoxide or “Mother of Sa


Watertown man enters not guilty plea to charges of sexually assauting girl

JUNEAU –A 42-year-old Watertown man entered a not guilty plea Wednesday to charges of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl. Gregory L. Howell is charged with first degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. He could face up to 60 years in prison.


Traffic alert: All lanes of NB I-94 shut down from Hwy G to Ryan Rd. due to emergency road repairs

RACINE COUNTY — All northbound lanes of northbound I-94 are shut down from Highway G to Ryan Rd. because of emergency road repairs. Alternate Route: Exit at Highway G to West Frontage Rd to 27th St. north to Ryan Rd. Ryan Rd east to I-41/94 NB on-ramp.


Winter weather advisory for all of SE Wisconsin from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of southeast Wisconsin from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 23. A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limi


Dodge County homicide suspect sentenced in separate Sauk County cases

A man charged with first-degree homicide in the fatal shooting of a Beaver Dam man was sentenced to prison Friday in two separate Sauk County cases. During a hearing in Baraboo, Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Wendy Klicko revoked the probation of Nigel R. Schultz, 20, of Milwaukee, who was convicte


Main Street Program to host Beach Party Bingo

The Watertown Main Street Program is planning a new beach-themed bingo event on Friday, March 8, to chase away the winter blues while raising money for downtown beautification projects.


Homemade explosives, ammunition: New docs reveal details about Beaver Dam blast

MILWAUKEE -- Next month will be one year since the explosion that ripped through a Beaver Dam apartment building. On Thursday, Feb. 21 FOX6 News learned more about the person who investigators say caused the blast.


Birds Eye vegetable factory in Beaver Dam to add 140 jobs

Beaver Dam will get another 140 manufacturing jobs between now and 2024 with the expansion of the Birds Eye cold storage and vegetable packaging plant. Conagra Brands, owner of Birds Eye, said it plans to invest $78 million to update and expand the 342,000-square-foot plant that has served as a cold


Michigan or Wisconsin: Which is the TRUE “Mitten” State?

What's all this stuff about Wisconsin calling itself the "Real" Mitten State? This has been going on for quite a number of years. In 2011, the Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism used an image of (what looks like) a mangled mitten to resemble their state. Well, I hate to burst any Wisconsin cheese bubbles, b


Crash closes Jefferson Co. highway

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV)-- A crash has closed a highway in Jefferson County on Wednesday. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said all northbound lanes of State Highway 26 are closed at Ebenezer Drive south of Watertown. The crash happened just after 11:30 a.m.


Task force plans to make downtown Columbus more attractive

There is no doubt Columbus’ downtown needs a spark of rejuvenation, and the city is making small gains to spruce it up. Matt Schreiber, the city’s director of planning and development, provided an update on Columbus’ Downtown Beautification Task Force at the Feb. 19 Committee of the Whole meeting at


Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is siding with groups seeking repeal of laws weakening his powers that were passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature during a December lame-duck session. Evers notified a Dane County judge Friday that he would not defend the laws and instead woul