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South Wayne man fifth vehicle crash fatality in Laf. Co.

WILLOW SPRINGS – A 69-year-old South Wayne man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 23 and Shortcut Road in the Town of Willow Springs.

November 08, 2017 | | Public safety

Illinois man killed in head-on crash

WILLOW SPRINGS – A 25-year-old Lanark, Ill. man was killed when his truck hit a semi truck and grain trailer head-on Monday, Oct. 31 on Tibbits Road in the Town of Willow Springs.

November 08, 2017 | | Public safety

Southwest Tech campus closes after threat

UPDATE 4:15 p.m.

November 01, 2017 | Erin Martin | Public safety

Platteville bank robbed

Platteville police are looking for a man who robbed American Bank & Trust, 130 McGregor Plaza, today around 12:45 p.m.

October 20, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Public safety

"... we got word that first we’d be getting maybe 10 casualties. And then it was 50 to 100.’

Platteville native Deborah Kuhls, M.D., has spent her entire career in trauma medicine, including disaster training overseas.

October 16, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Public safety

Hwy. 23 & 81 accident

A BUSY AFTERNOON for law enforcement and emergency response personnel as this accident happened Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 2:30 p.m., about two and a half hours after the barn fire (seen above). A white dually pickup (right), with trailer, traveling north on Hwy. 23 turned west onto Hwy. 81. On the turn, the trailer carrying two pickups (left) tipped over and broke away the from the towing vehicle. No one was hurt in the accident.

October 04, 2017 | | Public safety

Construction to begin on highway 61

Construction on Highway 61 beginning at the northern end of the Boscobel bridge and continuing 11.7 miles north to Bell Ridge Road is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 21. For the complete story please see the Aug. 17 issue of the Boscobel Dial.

August 17, 2017 | | Public safety

Notice from Lafayette County Law Enforcement

In light of recent serious UTV crashes and the ever-increasing volume of ATV/UTV operation throughout all of Lafayette County, we, Lafayette County Law Enforcement, believe it necessary to remind the public of some of the laws regarding the operation of ATVs/UTVs on our trails and/or routes. This notice is not as some may perceive as a "crack down" on ATV/UTV use, but rather an attempt to make those who enjoy this form of recreation safer and more responsible. We are all very aware of the economic impact that ATV/UTV use has on Lafayette County. We ...

August 16, 2017 | | Public safety

Spraying happening along area highways

Motorists driving near Marietta Valley early last month may have seen the Crawford County Highway Department spraying herbicide in an attempt to control overgrown brush and weeds.

August 11, 2017 | | Public safety

FLOOD UPDATE: Shelter open in Cassville

Saturday was spent cleaning up from Friday's flooding throughout Southwest Wisconsin.

July 22, 2017 | | Public safety

UPDATED: Flash flooding hits Southwest Wisconsin

Several rounds of thunderstorms with heavy rains fell on saturated Southwest Wisconsin ground Friday, resulting in flash flooding.

July 22, 2017 | | Public safety

Family of seven injured in buggy crash

TOWN OF DARLINGTON – An Amish buggy carrying a family of seven was struck from behind on Sunday, July 16 on State Highway 81, injuring all seven members.

July 20, 2017 | | Public safety

Computer ‘glitch’ causes problems at Boscobel prison

A computer "glitch" the weekend of June 24-25 has resulted in significant operational problems at the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility, according to affected staff members who did not wish to be identified, although Department of Corrections spokesman Tristan Cook insisted security was never compromised at the Boscobel prison.

July 13, 2017 | David Krier | Public safety

Boscobel Fire Department to reform charging system

At its April meeting the board of the Boscobel and Rural Fire District voted to reform and update the fire department's method of billing for their services. It is believed that a system modeled after the guidelines of the Nation Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) would be more fair to the people of the district and clarify charges for insurance companies.

July 03, 2017 | | Public safety

Richland Center motorcyclist dies after car pulls out in front of him

A 67-year-old Richland Center man died Friday afternoon shortly after crashing his motorcycle into a car that turned into his path without yielding on Highway 14 just east of Highway 23 in the town of Spring Green.

June 29, 2017 | | Public safety

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 22, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Public safety


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