10/20/16 - One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash in the Village of Cambria this morning. According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, a semi and SUV collided on Highway 33 between Inglehart Road and Highway H just before 8 am. The SUV’s driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries while the semi driver was uninjured. The highway was closed off for over an hour while the scene was cleared.
10/20/16 - Multiple items were located after a series of thefts in Waupun Tuesday morning. The Waupun Police Department says items were stolen from four different houses, including a vehicle and two guns. The thefts are believed to be related. Tuesday afternoon, the Beaver Dam Police Department received two anonymous calls about a stolen vehicle within city limits. Two teenagers, ages 16 and 17, were taken into custody. The 16-year-old was held in juvenile detention while the 17-year-old was released. Police say the car and guns will be returned to their owners, and the investigation continues.
10/20/16 -The school portion of taxes is on the rise in Fall River. The school board adopted the district’s 2016-17 budget at its annual meeting this week. The mill rate of $10.06 per thousand dollars of assessed value is up from last year’s $9.50. The $7,100,000 budget brings a tax levy of $2,500,000, up $200,000 from last year.An increase in district property values and new statewide legislation were cited for the increases.
A Lomira man will spend 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman. In July, William Bonney was found guilty in the May 2014 incident that resulted in the victim becoming pregnant. The woman later gave birth, and a paternity test showed Bonney to be the likely father. Assistant District Attorney Jim Sempf prosecuted in the case and said “this is a man that has committed a heinous crime on a vulnerable victim. He deserves to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.” Upon release from prison, the 55-year-old will spend ten years under extended supervision.
10/20/16 - Wisconsin Republicans got part of what they wanted, when the final presidential debate had a larger discussion of the issues than the first two. But Donald Trump stole the show when he refused to say if he would accept the results of the November eighth election, telling anchor Chris Wallace he would keep him "in suspense." The Washington news website The Hill says Trump's remarks were a stark contrast to those made by his running mate Mike Pence and his daughter Ivanka, who is scheduled to campaign for her father today (Thursday) in Wauwatosa and Eau Claire. Earlier Wednesday, the Trump campaign staged a conference call in which state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau and House Republican Glenn Grothman both said Trump needed to stick to the issues during the debate -- and indeed, Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton spent more time on things like taxes, immigration, gun control, and foreign policy. Most polls have Clinton leading in Wisconsin, but Fitzgerald says Trump can win if he shores up support in southeast Wisconsin.
10/19/16 -A woman’s death after being struck by a train Tuesday night is being called a self-inflicted act. That’s according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office who says 49-year-old Sheila Zeidler of Columbus stood on the tracks as a Canadian Pacific Train was coming, after parking her car just shy of the tracks west of Hill Road in the Town of Wyocena. The tracks were shut down for roughly two hours as authorities investigated.