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Flood Damage Estimates Now Over $20 Million

September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Among the 12 counties reporting damage from last week’s flooding, the total cost has risen to over $20-million. A new report from the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center shows preliminary damage to homes and businesses has topped $7-million, while public infrastructure damage is nearing $14-million. A total of 44 homes and businesses have been destroyed in...

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Platteville School Locked Down During Arrest

September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

While authorities arrested a robbery suspect on Thursday morning, a nearby school was placed on lockdown. Police alerted Platteville Middle School to go on an exterior lockdown while 28-year-old Ira Hatcher was apprehended. Authorities in Dubuque had asked Platteville Police to arrest Hatcher in connection to a robbery and assault that happened in February. Officers...

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The Mississippi River is now just above flood stage at Dubuque. It was at 17.2 feet Wednesday and 17.6 feet Thursday. Despite rising slowly, the National Weather Service is still predicting that it will go up by about another foot in the next two days, before reaching a crest of 18.1 feet early Friday. 18...

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A man from Stockton is taken to a hospital following a two vehicle accident at around 8:45pm Wednesday evening in Jo Daviess County. According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, 19 year old Tanner Tesmer of Warren was traveling east on East Binkley Road in rural Stockton when he crested a hill and struck...

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A Jo Daviess County judge has denied a motion to suppress evidence following a search of a vehicle that led to a Chicago man’s arrest this summer. 20 year old Carl Thomas is accused of altering the serial number on a handgun and possessing marijuana. He is charged in Jo Daviess County Circuit Court with drug...

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Wisconsin Flood Damage Tops $18 Million

September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The new figures from Wisconsin Emergency Management show flood damage in western Wisconsin is over $18 million. The latest data, released Wednesday evening, reports that 28 homes in Vernon County have been destroyed while over 160 have some other form of damage. The amount of damage in Vernon County to homes and businesses is about...

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