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Fennimore Man Dies In Truck Crash

July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Authorities in Vernon County say a man from Fennimore died when his truck overturned Tuesday afternoon east of De Soto. Reports show 45-year-old Chuck Weist Junior lost control of a Town & Country Sanitation truck he was driving along Highway 82 about 3:30. Officials say Weist was attempting to negotiate a curve when the truck...

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Only minor injuries were reported after a truck crashed into two houses and another vehicle Tuesday night in Platteville. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, 25 year old Bradley Speth of Belmont was traveling east on County Highway B in Platteville Township at around 10:15pm when his truck went off the road and struck...

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In the face of lower gas prices and higher traffic on Wisconsin’s roads, Department of Transportation officials say June was still one of the safest summer months in more than half a century. According to the State DOT, with 51 traffic deaths initially recorded, June was the fourth-safest month since the end of World War...

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Hearing Scheduled in 1950s Murder Case

July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A DeKalb, Illinois judge has scheduled a hearing for next month to determine if a prosecutor made statements that compromised his objectivity in the case of a 7-year-old girl’s killing in 1957 and whose body was found months later in Jo Daviess County. Judge William Brady has set a hearing for August  5th in connection...

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The Platteville Common Council has decided to table a proposal to change a stretch of Business Highway 151 to include a middle turn lane. Platteville Public Works Director Howard Crofoot says his department recommends converting the road from two lanes with wide shoulders into three lanes with a center turn lane and narrow shoulders. The...

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Boscobel Infant Homicide Update

July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Authorities have released more details in the death of a 3-month-old child in Boscobel. At a news conference Tuesday, Boscobel Police Chief Todd Stenner said that 31-year-old Renae Bellis had told investigators she saw the infant’s father, 39-year-old Mark Rand, hitting the child. Bellis told police she was depressed and took it out on the...

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