Author Archives: Jake Gerard

Representative Taylor Plans to Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

Representative Taylor Plans to Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

State Representative Chris Taylor plans to introduce a bill again this session to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin.  Taylor says the public overwhelming supports legalization and all 18 marijuana measures on the November election ballot passed.  Eighty-eight percent of voters in Kenosha County backed medical cannabis and 76 percent in Dane County voted for recreational…Read more »

Closs Abduction, Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance Monday

Closs Abduction, Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance Monday

We could learn a lot more about the abduction of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the shooting deaths of her parents next week.  Twenty-one-year-old suspect Jake Patterson makes his first court appearance Monday afternoon (3:30 P-M) and the Barron County Attorney’s Office is expected to release the criminal complaint.  Closs was reunited with her aunt Jennifer…Read more »

Kimberly-Clark Gives Formal Notice Of Plant Closing

Kimberly-Clark Gives Formal Notice Of Plant Closing

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reports 74 people will lose their jobs when Kimberly-Clark closes its plant in Neenah May 31st.  The paper products giant made the workforce reduction notification Thursday.  Kimberly-Clark first announced one year ago its plans to close two plants, including one in Fox Crossing.  That plant will now be kept…Read more »

Jayme Closs Abduction Suspect Identified

Jayme Closs Abduction Suspect Identified

The man arrested in the Jayme Closs case was identified as 21 year old Jake Patterson by authorities and neighbors who lived in the same Eau Claire Acres enclave in the Douglas County Town of Gordon. Jayme was found by a neighbor late Thursday afternoon and Patterson was arrested a short time later after law enforcement…Read more »

Bus Driver, 5 Children Injured In Tuesday Crash

Bus Driver, 5 Children Injured In Tuesday Crash

The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office reports a school bus driver and five children were treated and released from a hospital after a Tuesday morning accident.  The bus went into a ditch, hit some trees and came to a stop on some rocks in the Town of Lebanon shortly before 7:30 A-M.  Investigators say the bus…Read more »

Baldwin Wants Investigation Of Sexual Assault, Harassment Reports

Baldwin Wants Investigation Of Sexual Assault, Harassment Reports

U-S Senator Tammy Baldwin is asking the Air Force to investigate claims of sexual assault and harassment at a Wisconsin Air National Guard unit in Madison.  Baldwin made the request after she was told her about six allegations by female squadron members.  The oldest complaint was submitted 16 years ago and high-ranking National Guard officials…Read more »

New Governor Issues 2 Executive Orders On Health Care

New Governor Issues 2 Executive Orders On Health Care

New Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued a pair of executive orders on health care on his first full day on the job.  Evers wants the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to come up with a plan to expand Medicaid.  The Legislature would still have to give its approval before the plan would go into effect. …Read more »

BREAKING: Amber Alert Issued For Teenage Girl

BREAKING: Amber Alert Issued For Teenage Girl

MADISON, Wis. – An Amber Alert has been issued Tuesday for a missing Wisconsin teen, officials said. According to the alert, 15-year-old Angel Tomow, also known as Angel Madosh, was last seen at her home in Shawano on Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. Officials said she hasn’t been in direct contact with family since then. “Law enforcement has…Read more »