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Man killed in rural Grant Co. crash, sheriff's office says

BOSCOBEL, Wis. -- One person died after a crash involving a semi-truck and a car on Highway 61 south of Boscobel Wednesday morning, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said. In a news release, the sheriff's office said Nathan Williams, 33,…

Orfordville man arrested on child pornography charges

ORFORDVILLE, Wis. -- An Orfordville man was arrested Wednesday morning on tentative child pornography possession charges, the Rock County Sheriff's Office said. In a news release, the agency said law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at a home in…

Tomah man sentenced to life in prison after killing 3-year-old boy

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) — A Monroe County judge sentenced 37-year-old Marcus Anderson to life in prison without parole. A jury found the Tomah man guilty of first degree intentional homicide after he beat 3 year-old Kyson Rice to death in 2019. 200 bruises. “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 , 9 , 10,” one family member counted at today’s…

WB Interstate 94 reopens near Johnson Creek after crash

JOHNSON CREEK, Wis. -- Westbound Interstate 94 has reopened at mile marker 270 east of Johnson Creek Wednesday after an earlier crash, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. The crash was reported around 4:35 p.m. As of 5 p.m., one…

Green Alert for missing Viroqua veteran canceled

VIROQUA, Wis. -- A Green Alert issued for a missing veteran who was believed to have been at risk has been canceled. Caleb Rappl, 28, had last been seen at 11 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Viroqua, and he…

Court: Boy accused in mall shooting should be tried as adult

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled a boy accused of shooting and wounding eight people at a suburban Milwaukee mall in 2020 should be tried in adult court. The court, on a 4-3 decision released Wednesday, said a Milwaukee County Children’s Court judge was wrong in denying prosecutors’ request to waive the teen, who was 15 at the time of the shooting, to adult court. Chief Justice Annette Ziegler wrote that there was no reasonable basis for denying the state’s waiver petition. Prosecutors say the teen opened fire at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa on Nov. 20, 2020, injuring three people in a group he was confronting, a friend who was with him, and four random shoppers.

Wisconsin court: Conservative holdover can stay on DNR board

Wisconsin’s conservative-controlled Supreme Court has ruled that a conservative member of the Department of Natural Resources policy board can stay on the panel indefinitely rather than being replaced by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ appointee. Former GOP Gov. Scott Walker appointed Fred Prehn to the board in 2015 and his term expired more than a year ago. But Prehn has refused to step down because the Republican-controlled Senate hasn't confirmed Evers' appointee. That has effectively blocked Evers from filling a seat and preserved a conservative majority on a board that controls environmental and hunting policy in Wisconsin. Justice Rebecca Dallet, one of the court's three liberal justices, called the majority's decision absurd and said it threatens separation of powers.

SSM Health opens COVID-19 vaccinations for kids younger than 5

MADISON, Wis. -- Parents looking to get their young children vaccinated can now do so. SSM Health is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children ages 6 months to 4 years old, with appointments available starting Thursday. You can schedule…

Tickets now on sale for Packers Family Night

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Looking to head to Lambeau Field ahead of the Packers' upcoming season? Now's your chance. Tickets for Packers Family Night are now on sale. The event is scheduled for August 5 and is fans' first chance…