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Platteville Schools Face Asbestos Issues

March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Schools in Platteville may be closed this week for spring break, but crews are working on asbestos abatement at the Westview Elementary building. District officials said Westview was more contaminated than they expected after construction work began following last year’s building referendum. Platteville Superintendent Connie Valenza says the abatement was set to begin on Saturday...

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Fennimore Man Hits Amish Buggy

March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says a man from Fennimore hit an Amish buggy Friday morning about 9:30 along Highway 61. Officials say 86-year-old James Gobin was traveling north near Mt. Zion hill in Scott Township. That’s when he struck the rear of the horse drawn buggy – which had six passengers ranging from age...

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Overturned Truck Closes Part Of Highway 151

March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

High winds caused a semi-truck to overturn Wednesday afternoon along Highway 151 between Mineral Point and Dodgeville. The Iowa County Sheriff’s Office closed both southbound lanes of the highway near County Road YD just after 3 p.m. That section of Highway 151 was closed for nearly 2-and-a-half hours. No injuries were reported in the accident....

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Man Drives Truck Into Bloomington Home

March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Prairie du Chien man has been arrested after his truck drove through a home in Bloomington early Saturday morning. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Nathan Hubanks was driving the vehicle that hit the home on Canal Street about 2:30 a.m. Two people inside the house sustained minor injuries in the incident. Hubanks...

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UWP Adds Police Presence

March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Classes resumed as normal on Tuesday at the UW-Platteville campus, while university police are continuing their investigation into a report of a firearm inside Ullsvik Hall Monday afternoon. UWP Public Information Officer Paul Erickson says additional security is on-hand. University staff held an open forum Tuesday morning with over 100 students to discuss the incident...

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A woman from Shullsburg is facing multiple charges after a Lafayette County deputy responded to a criminal damage complaint in White Oak Township early Monday. Around 12:30am, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a vehicle driven by 27 year old Tiffany Burg of Shullsburg in the yard of residence on County Highway A in...

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