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Flood in Darlington

Darlington bridge closed because of a flooding Pecatonica River in Darlington Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The river crested at 15.42 feet and is the third 15 foot flood in Darlington in the past year and three months. Casey's General Store, seen in backround, was closed for two days. See more pictures in this week's RJ.

October 12, 2018 | Brian Lund | Public safety


Rockbridge project delayed by temporary support failure

Read about it in the August 30, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

August 29, 2018 | Dawn Kiefer | Public safety


Parents turn loss into a mission to save others

One of the greatest pains a parent can know is the loss of a child. Courtney and Matt Bruegmann are hoping the anti-choking device they found and are seeking to donate to Fennimore EMS will keep someone else from knowing the pain they have felt.

August 25, 2018 | Erin Martin | Public safety


Fugitive arrested by police

PLATTEVILLE - A fugitive sought by police for two weeks was arrested in Platteville Sunday afternoon.

July 22, 2018 | Steve Prestegard | Public safety


Preparing for the unthinkable in our schools

ARGYLE – Men armed with rifles; injured people; hostage negotiations: these scenarios could describe a fight scene in the movies or they could describe the training that took place at Argyle High School on Friday, April 27.

May 02, 2018 | Kayla Barnes | Public safety


Working for a safer, healthier Richland County

Read about it in the April 12, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.

April 11, 2018 | | Public safety


Bomb threat report triggers extra safety precautions

"Get in line. Have your chromebooks out and open."

February 23, 2018 | Erin Martin | Public safety


Fevers, aches and fatigue

Influenza has been in the headlines, as the numbers of identified cases has continued to rise. That story came close to home with the passing of Fennimore's Damien Lord, the 33-year-old father whose funeral was held Friday. Lord succumbed to a secondary infection – in his case, pneumonia – the most common risk arising from the illness.

February 11, 2018 | Erin Martin | Public safety


Child accidentally shot in Livingston

LIVINGSTON - An 8-year-old boy has been hospitalized after the accidental discharge of a rifle Thursday night.

January 26, 2018 | Erin Martin | Public safety


Police: Suicidal person in custody

Platteville police said the man whose threat to himself prompted the closing of Platteville Public Schools today is now in protective custody.

January 12, 2018 | Steve Prestegard | Public safety


Man who prompted school closing sought by police

Area law enforcement is looking for a man whose threat to harm himself this morning forced the closing of Platteville Public Schools and a soft lockdown for Belmont schools.

January 12, 2018 | Steve Prestegard | Public safety


Platteville police: No active shooter situation in city

Platteville police say there is no active shooter threat in the city after Platteville Public Schools were closed this morning.

January 12, 2018 | Steve Prestegard | Public safety


Platteville schools closed for “situation that endangers student safety”

Platteville Public Schools are closed today due to what PPS officials call "a situation that endangers student safety."

January 12, 2018 | Steve Prestegard | Public safety


Another accident at Hwy's 81 & 23 intersection in Darlington

A vehicle at the stop sign at the intersection of Hwy. 23 & 81, driven by Timothy Durst, age 35, of Platteville, failed to yield the right-of-way to a southbound vehicle, driven by Jacklyn Wood, age 34,of Shullsburg, and the two collided on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Durst was not injured in the crash. Wood sustained minor injuries and was transported to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County by Rural Medical Ambulance Service. Both vehicles sustained severe damage and were towed from the scene by Al's Towing Service. Darlington Fire Dept., Rural Medical, Darlington Police Dept. and Lafayette County Sheriff's ...

December 07, 2017 | | Public safety


The power of a book

DARLINGTON – When children are involved in a traumatic experience, be it a car accident or a fire, it can really effect them mentally, if not physically. REACH-A-Child, an organization from Dane County, is trying to combat some of the mental stress on children by offering First Responders and Fire and Police Departments REACH BAGS.

November 22, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Public safety


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Multiple vehicle crash near Dickeyville

UPDATED 7:30 pm. - DICKEYVILLE -One driver was injured, and USH 151 was shut down after a two-vehicle crash resulted in a large fire just ...

October 29, 2018 | | Public safety


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