Foxconn Says It Will Still Hire Workers, But Is Open To “New Ideas”

Foxconn says it remains committed to its multi-billion dollar deal with the state of Wisconsin.  The Taiwan-based technology giant released Thursday’s statement the day after Governor Tony Evers said it is “unrealistic” to expect the company to hire 13-thousand workers.  The liquid crystal display manufacturing facility being built in Racine County is much smaller than…read more »


Rock County Woman Committed To Department Of Health Services For 40 Years

Although she can apply for an earlier release, a Rock County woman has been committed to the state Department of Health Services for 40 years.  Precious Bailey was accused of sexually assaulting an elderly man with a screwdriver.  A Rock County judge found her not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect Wednesday.  All…read more »

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Whitewater Fines Increase For Damage To Landmarks

Whitewater has increased fines to those convicted of damaging a local landmark to $700 to $1,000. For a second offense within a year the fine will be $900 to $1100. There will also be lesser fines for theft connected to a landmark. The ordinance takes affect May more »

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River Flooding Update 4-18

The Rock River is out out of the action stage, the stage before minor flooding, in Watertown and Jefferson this morning, and is just over the 15.5 foot action stage in Fort Atkinson, where it is expected to leave the action stage later today. Lake Koshkonong is also barely in the action stage and expected…read more »


Lawmakers Consider Refund Of Overpaid Miller Park Sales Taxes

The Wisconsin Senate is considering a bill which would return excess proceeds from the Miller Park sales tax to the people who paid it.  The sales tax was supposed to sunset in 2014, but it is still being collected.  Some estimates indicate as much as 16-million dollars more than was needed to meet the state’s…read more »


2 Students At Madison East HS Charged With Sexual Assault

Sexual assault charges have been filed against two 15-year-old students at Madison East High School.  A search warrant was issued to collect D-N-A from one of the suspects.  The victim says one of the boys took her backpack and ran into a bathroom at the school at about 4:00 P-M Wednesday.  She says the two…read more »