Plane Crash in Fort Atkinson, Pilot OK

A plane had to make an emergency landing at the Fort Atkinson Airport about noon yesterday. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports the pilot said he experienced engine failure while taking off, and tried to return to the airport. He was unable to do so, and landed in a field. He was uninjured, and the…read more »


Wrongfully Convicted Wisconsin Man Asks State For $6M

The Wisconsin Claims Board will consider the case of a man who spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.  Derrick Sanders is demanding five-point-seven-million dollars after prosecutors dropped the charges last year.  Compensation for wrongful convictions is limited to 25-thousand dollars in Wisconsin.  If the claims board turns Sanders down, he…read more »


12-Year-Old Girl Wounded When Bullets Hit Her Milwaukee Home

Milwaukee police say a 12-year-old girl suffered more than one wound when bullets came through the walls of her home early Sunday.  The girl’s name hasn’t been released.  Authorities say she is expected to survive, but she is in a hospital for treatment.  The victim was reportedly sitting on her bed when someone outside opened…read more »

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Burglary Suspect Dies In Officer-Involved Shooting

Racine police will investigate an officer-involved fatal shooting in Caledonia.  Police responded to a burglary report Sunday at about 5:00 P-M.  A Caledonia police officer shot the suspect after suffering a serious head wound from a man armed with what is being called “an edged weapon.”  The suspect died before he could be transported to…read more »

One-Time Candidate For Congress Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges

A Janesville man caught trying to buy radioactive material online will enter a guilty plea to federal charges.  Jeremy Ryan once ran for Congress against Republican Paul Ryan, who was Speaker of the House at the time.  Jeremy Ryan’s attorney says his client intended to use the material to kill himself.  Under the terms of…read more »

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Remains Of Boscobel Man Identified 24 Years After They Were Found

The Grant County Coroner’s Office has identified the remains of a Boscobel man 24 years after they were found.  New technology made the identification of Gale Joseph Byers possible after Coroner Phyllis Fuerstenberg re-opened the case.  The human remains had been found in a wooded area off Highway 151 near Maryville Heights in 1995, but…read more »