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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


Wauzeka man killed in crash

A Wauzeka man is dead following a head-on accident with a semi-tractor trailer on Highway 61 just south of Greenwood Road in Fennimore Township early Tuesday morning.

June 29, 2017 | | Public safety


Grant County sees significant damage June 28

Eastern Grant County took the hardest hit from the storms that rolled through the region June 28, according to the initial assessment from the Grant County Emergency Management office.

June 28, 2017 | | Public safety


Funnel cloud over Darlington

This funnel cloud was seen over Darlington Saturday night. It never did touch the ground but still caused an uproar within the county. Several people were able to capture images like this one.

June 21, 2017 | | Public safety


Second OWI causes fatality over weekend

NEW DIGGINGS – One person is dead and two injured, with one arrested on multiple charges in a one vehicle rollover on Saturday, June 17 in the Town of New Diggings.

June 21, 2017 | | Public safety


Tractor injures three at Canoe Fest parade

DARLINGTON – Three people were injured when an antique tractor on W. Mary Street and Washington Street was accidently in gear when it drove into them, on Sunday, June 11.

June 16, 2017 | | Public safety


Alcohol, speed possible factors in UTV fatality

FAYETTE – A 27-year-old Illinois man was killed and a 25-year-old Darlington man injured when the UTV they were traveling in crashed on Saturday, June 10.

June 16, 2017 | | Public safety


USH 151 jumper rescued by law enforcement

Law enforcement and emergency responders found themselves responding to a two-vehicle accident while on the scene of rescuing a woman who jumped from the USH 151 Bridge crossing the Mississippi River from Wisconsin to Iowa Thursday.

May 25, 2017 | | Public safety


Tom Reuter, 27 years later

Platteville Journal editor Steve Prestegard spoke at the Grant County Law Enforcement Memorial program in Lancaster May 17.

May 25, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Public safety


School bus collides with dump truck in River Ridge

Numerous emergency response departments rushed to the intersection of CTH P and Morgan Road Tuesday afternoon where a school bus for the River Ridge School District collided with a dump truck while bringing students home from school.

May 23, 2017 | | Public safety


Monday's storms cause havoc in area

Severe thunderstorms with winds up to 70 mph blew down power lines and trees and damaged buildings in Grant County Monday night.

May 18, 2017 | David Timmerman | Public safety


Sirens are Not Just a Warning for Tornados

During Monday evening's severe storms, sirens were sounded throughout many communities in central and southern Grant County, despite the fact that a Tornado Warning was not issued.

May 18, 2017 | Steve Braun Grant County Emergency Management Director | Public safety


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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