Horse molester will serve out commitment at Mendota
    A former Weyauwega area man who molested horses 20 years ago will finish out his full commitment term at a state mental health institution. That was a judge’s decision in the case of 50-year-old Sterling Rachwal, who’s initial commitment to the Mendota Health Facility in Madison began in the mid 1990s. After a failed conditional […]
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    Co-sleeping death in Beloit
    Beloit police are investigating the death of a three-month-old baby. A Beloit mother awakes to find her newborn dead after falling asleep with it on the couch. Dan Risse is the Beloit Police captain. ”Approximately 4:15 am the Rock County Communications Center received a distress call … reporting that an infant child wasn’t responsive.” AUDIO: Captain […]
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    Update for ag tourism
    Farmers who want to become involved with agricultural tourism will have some liability protections under a bill signed by Governor Walker. According to Steve Peterson, President of the Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association, those visiting a farm will accept the risk of injury. “The risk is all on the people that come on the property,” he […]
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    Walker signs bill on police custody deaths
    Governor Scott Walker has signed into law a bill requiring outside investigators to take the lead on deaths involving law enforcement officers. The new law requires a team of at least two investigators from an outside agency to lead reviews of such deaths. It also requires reports of custody death investigations throughout the state to […]
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    Hostage standoff resolved peacefully
    Nobody was hurt in a two-hour long hostage situation Tuesday in Wittenberg. The armed 28-year-old male suspect from the Gillett area walked into the Shell and McDonalds building shortly before 2 o’clock. He allowed most everyone to leave the building, but kept a male McDonalds employee hostage. Shawano County Sheriff Randy Wright says negotiators were […]
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