The South Carolina State House in Columbia. (Source: WCSC/WIS) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A group of senators have approved a bill that would prevent prosecuting on prostitution charges anyone who is a victim of sex trafficking. A subcommittee sent the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Supporters say it’s time to clean up old language in the state’s prostitution laws now that there is a better understanding about how many people selling sex are often doing it against their will. The provisions would stand
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing has awarded its first construction contract as it prepares to host a squadron of F-35 fighter jets at its Madison base. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday that the Guard has awarded a $9 million contact to J.H. Findorff & Son to build a 19,000-square-foot F-35 simulator facility at Truax Field. The work is scheduled to begin in May and last about 18 months. The contract is the first of 19 construction contracts the Guard
WAUPCACA, Wis. (WAOW) —The Waupaca Co. Sheriff's Office says a man attempted to abduct a child in Farmington earlier this week. According to a post on the Waupaca County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, a man grabbed a nine year old girl as she got off the school bus in her driveway at around 3:45 pm. That man was allegedly hiding in the bushes, then came out and grabbed her wrist. Police say the subject walked the girl into a wooded area, but got spooked and ran. The girl was able to run back to her house.
If you received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll likely need a third dose within a year.(CNN) Published: Apr. 17, 2021 at 9:36 AM CDT|Updated: 36 minutes ago MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -Richland County has announced it will offer free COVID-19 vaccine clinics next Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21. Appointments are currently available for Wednesday’s Pfizer clinic. To make an appointment, head to the Richland Hospital website and click on the “Schedule your Appointment Here” button. After that,
A look at its history St. Paul's Lutheran Church is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, which was founded in 1850 in Milwaukee, Wis. Over several years the Synod expanded across the U.S. and worldwide. As a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, St. Paul's Lutheran Church is Christ centered and Biblically focused. The church’s mission is to unite its congregations of men, women, and children through the word of God. The church’s leadership St. Paul's Lutheran Church is led
Racine & Me: Horlick Aviation’s Drone Program RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- They're one of the latest and greatest technologies out there and students in the Aviation Pathway at the Academies of Racine at Horlick High School are getting their hands on them. Horlick Aviation's Drone Program is getting its start thanks to an almost seven-thousand-dollar donation from the CNH Industrial Foundation.
A multi‐species mix of cover crops is interseeded into corn on Mark Easker's farm. MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. -- Mark Easker of Norrie Lake Dairy Farm in Birnamwood, Wisconsin, lives the story of what has happened to many dairy farms in Wisconsin. Although the farm name is Norrie Lake Dairy, Easker hasn’t had cattle since spring 2008. Today he farms 280 acres of corn and 250 acres of soybeans, following the key principles of soil health to protect his land. He became familiar in 2014 with the U.S. Department
Police said the man took the girl into a wooded area, got spooked, and ran away. (WKYT) WAUPACA COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A nine-year-old girl from the Town of Farmington is safe and back home after police said a man attempted to abduct her. The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office said is happened on Friday afternoon around 3:45 p.m. The young girl was getting off the school bus when a man, who was hiding in the bushes, grabbed her by the wrist. Police said the man took the girl into a wooded area, got spooked, and
MADISON, Wis. — Halora Kidder loves to travel — she works in the travel industry, in fact — but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many life changes followed. Recreation opportunities vanished. Work in the travel industry "just plummeted," she said, so Kidder took a temporary leave from her job. And she turned to Wisconsin's state parks. Like a number of Madison-area residents, Kidder, of Sun Prairie, made it a personal challenge during the pandemic to hike every one of the state's 48 open parks. "My kids
Mayo's Hayden Jones (24) is introduced before a boys lacrosse game against John Marshall/Lourdes in this 2019 file photo. During the long weeks of social distancing and quarantine, Hayden Jones decided to do something productive. The Mayo senior lacrosse standout is the best goalie in the Big Nine Conference and has committed to Division III powerhouse Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. But Jones is never fully satisfied, so he went back and watched all the film from his sophomore year. He deciphered the film,
Police, public officials donated to help alleged Kenosha protest shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, report says
Kyle Rittenhouse sits while listening during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. Other donors to Rittenhouse’s cause with emails associated with government entities were reportedly a Utah paramedic; a city employee in Huntsville, Alabama; and an engineer with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which has a role in maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. - A Wisconsin State Trooper responded to a rollover crash where the vehicle struck a traffic signboard on northbound US-45 just south of Chestnut Street in Washington County around 8:15 a.m. Friday, April 16. The driver, David Knaus, 54, was given a standardized field sobriety test and showed signs of impairment. He was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, his fifth offense. Knaus was arrested and transported to a local hospital for an evidentiary chemical test
A cold front will bring in a chilly blast and the potential for wintry mix early next week. MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Happy Saturday! If you have outdoor plans this weekend, then you are going to get two thumbs up from the First Alert Weather Team. Rain will not dampen anyone’s outdoor plans and high temperatures will be in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. Get outside this weekend because the weather doesn’t look nearly as nice for the start of the upcoming workweek. A strong cold front will slide through
Hales Corners, Wis. President Joe Biden's proposal to upgrade our nation's infrastructure, the American Jobs Plan, has a strong climate focus. The proposal aims to make our infrastructure more resilient to climate impacts, and it includes initiatives to reduce emissions in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The president's plan would provide not only funding for roads, bridges and transit systems, but also for sustainable housing and buildings, electric vehicles, and research and development
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Dorothy E. Genthe, 91, of Platteville, died on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Platteville, where services will be held at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Platteville. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory, of Platteville, is assisting the family.
EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. — East Dubuque’s mayor this week paid more than $550 in fines for crashing into another vehicle, then driving away from the scene. Kirk VanOstrand, 57, was cited in Grant County (Wis.) Circuit Court with failure to notify police of a crash and failure to yield while emerging from a nonhighway access point. In total, he paid $564.80 in fines for the citations, according to online court records. A Grant County Sheriff’s Department report states that the crash occurred on Feb. 19 on Wisconsin
Man sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting death OSHKOSH, Wis. — A Wisconsin man who killed a bar patron after robbing the place was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison. Casey Cameron, 38, pleaded no contest to felony murder-armed robbery and six counts of reckless endangerment in the October 2019 robbery of a Neenah bar and killing of Kevin “Hollywood” Hein. In exchange for his plea, which wasn’t an admission of guilt but was treated as such for sentencing purposes, prosecutors reduced the