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Daily Rock River Update

The Rock river is pretty much the same as it was yesterday. It is still at various stages of flooding from Watertown to Lake Koshkonong, and expected change very little in the next week.read more »

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Man Accused of Killing Neighbor Pleads Insanity

A Waunakee man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Seventy-four-year-old Ronald Jenne was ordered to stand trial Tuesday after a preliminary hearing in Dane County Circuit Court. Jenne is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree reckless endangerment. He’s accused of killing 54-year-old Julie…read more »

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Trial Date Set for April in Wisconsin Redistricting Case

The trial date for a federal lawsuit challenging Republican-drawn legislative boundaries in Wisconsin has been set for April. The case is back in Wisconsin after the U.S. Supreme Court this summer declined to take the case saying Democrats who brought it lacked standing. Democrats filed a new lawsuit last month adding more voters as plaintiffs…read more »

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Authorities Looking for Wisconsin Teenager Say Tip “Not Credible”

Authorities looking for a missing Wisconsin teenager whose parents were found dead in their home say a tip placing the girl’s whereabouts in Miami is not credible. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said during a Tuesday afternoon briefing that Miami police tweeted the information without consulting with Wisconsin investigators. Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old…read more »

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Fort Council Deals With Group Home Moratorium

The Fort Atkinson Council heard a progress report on the Group Home Moratorium from police Chief Adrian Bump. Council President Mason Becker… The moratorium was enacted because of a high volume of calls for emergency and other city services from the facilities. The Council also approved a manpower transition at the police department for increased…read more »

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Whitewater Council Agrees to Grant Funding, Hears Emotional Comment from Member

The Whitewater Common Council agreed to a revised grant funding agreement with the federal government during a brief meeting Tuesday. According to city manager Cameron Clapper, the city signed-off on a State Municipal Agreement (SMA) in 2016 which provided $1,220,000 for the Clay Street reconstruction project. The project includes new street pavement, sidewalks and stormwater…read more »

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