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last updated: Jan 19 2018 12:43 PM

Late weekend snow storm forecast for NW Wisconsin
Much of Northwest Wisconsin could receive between 6″ and 12″ of new snow, from a winter storm that’s in the forecast for the weekend. The National Weather Service Office in Duluth says that area could see up to a foot of snow while 3 to five inches will be more likely in the Duluth- Superior area, […]

‘Boom’ near Janesville was exploding SUV
A loud boom the disturbed residents and shook homes north of Janesville on Thursday morning, was an exploding SUV near the intersection of Kennedy and Manogue Roads. Rock County Sheriff’s Captain Jude Mauer said local investigators invited the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to confirm their findings. Mauer said a binary compound, commonly used […]

Milwaukee police officer shoots suspect, wounds another officer
When a Milwaukee police officer opened fire at an armed suspect Thursday night, he hit him – but he also hit a fellow officer. Police were responding to a report of a domestic dispute, where they encountered a man armed with a knife. During the confrontation, a 21-year-old officer fired several shots – hitting the […]

Dane County supervisors approve jail spending
Dane County supervisors have passed a resolution to fund a $76 million project that will close two jail facilities and renovate the jail at the Public Safety Building in downtown Madison. Supervisor Paul Nelson said the county’s current jail space is old and run down, even dangerous. “It was just an old school setup,” he […]

Wisconsin unemployment rate fell to record low in December
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate in December was one for the record books. Preliminary estimates from the state’s Department of Workforce Development show the unemployment rate last month dipped to 3 percent. That’s an all-time low for the month of December and it ties the lowest rate on record in Wisconsin. The DWD report indicates private sector […]