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A woman from Tomah died this morning in a head on crash in Monroe County just after 9. A westbound car on Highway 16 attempted to pass another car coming down a hill. The driver saw traffic coming in the other direction and tried to get back into its lane. The driver lost control, fishtailed and went into the on-coming traffic. The westbound car struck the eastbound car head on.
The passenger of the westbound car, a 49-year-old female from Tomah was pronounced dead at the scene. Passengers in one car were transported to Tomah Memorial Hospital and the driver of the westbound vehicle was taken to the Mayo Health Care System, Sparta for his injuries. The driver of the eastbound car was extricated and transported to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse by Med Link Air. The identities of those involved in the accident are not being released pending notification of family.
The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
A guilty plea today from the driver who left a big hole in the wall at Sir Speedy on Rose Street last December...
Seventeen-year-old Clifton Traywick now admits to crashing a van stolen from a local construction firm into the printing shop. Traywick and a passenger who allegedly stole the vehicle were trying to avoid police the night of December 14th. The van was going about 80 miles an hour before the crash. Traywick said he ran from the scene after the accident, because he didn't have a valid license.
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(AP) Parents of students in a southeastern Wisconsin school district have asked the state Supreme Court to decide whether the state schools superintendent can legally order schools to drop American Indian mascots.
James R. Schoolcraft and Craig Vertz sued after the state Department of Public Instruction ordered the Mukwonago Area School District to drop its Indians nickname and logo. A circuit court judge blocked the DPI's order but the 2nd District Court of Appeals upheld it last month, ruling Schoolcraft and Vertz had no legal standing to sue.
The men's attorney, Samuel Hall, asked the Supreme Court on Friday to take the case. He argues state statutes that allow DPI to order schools to drop tribal nicknames are unconstitutional.
(AP) Wisconsin Corrections Secretary Ed Wall is warning employees of his department they could lose their job if they spread what he calls ``false or malicious information'' about the agency. An email provided to The Associated Press by a Corrections employee and confirmed as authentic by the department shows Wall sent the message on Monday.
Wall writes he is disturbed about rumors floating around the 10,000-employee agency that it may be opening a new prison or privatizing operations. He says those rumors are baseless and says ``people who are involved in spreading that rumor should stop immediately.''
He says doing so is a workplace violation that will be ``strictly enforced.''
Wall adds, ``Improper use of email causes problems and has cost people their jobs. Please don't be one of them.''
(AP) Gov. Scott Walker raised nearly $474,000 in the six months after he won his recall election in 2012.
Walker reported Thursday that he raised that much between July 1 and the end of the year. While significant, it pales in comparison to the $29.5 million he raised in the first half of the year as the June recall election loomed. Walker entered this year with nearly $794,000 cash on hand.
Even though the recall is behind him, Walker faces his regularly scheduled re-election campaign in less than two years. He will enter that race with a significant cash advantage over whichever Democratic candidate emerges.
Walker made his summary page available late Thursday. His full report showing individual contributions was not immediately available on the state elections board website.
Four teenagers are injured after plunging their car into a cranberry marsh. The Monroe County Sheriff's Department says the crash happened just before 5 p.m. last night. Deputies say the teens were driving on a private cranberry marsh looking for a fishing hole, and did not realize the trail had turned, when they hit a deep ditch.
One passenger, 17 year old Victor Pennington of Tomah, has been transferred to a La Crosse hospital with critical injuries. Naomi Hatfield of Tomah, Brandon Gebhardt of Warrens, and Ashley Tanner of Oakdale, all 17, are hospitalized at Tomah Memorial Hospital for their injuries.
None of the passengers were wearing seatbelts.