One Man Arrested Following UTV IncidentNews WaveNewsBreak Contributor
Apartment Fire Reported in TomahNews WaveNewsBreak Contributor
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Man charged in Monroe Co. overdose case
MONROE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - A Sparta man was charged today for providing the fentanyl that killed a man in 2022. Court records show that 40-year-old Vong Vang of Sparta, Wis., was charged on Feb. 27 with first-degree reckless homicide by drug delivery in the overdose death of Mark Medland on Sept. 1, 2022.
Ardella Marie Leis
Ardella Marie Leis, 89, of Cashton, Wis., passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Ardella was born March 17, 1934, to Joseph and Irma (Schmitz) Schreier. On Nov. 14, 1956, she was united in holy matrimony to Joseph Henry Leis on St. Mary’s...
Two in custody after shots fired in Ontario
ONTARIO, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Two people are in custody tonight (2/26/24) after authorities set up a perimeter at a Vernon County home this morning. Sheriff’s deputies say law enforcement responded to a report of shots fired at a residence on Hoff Valley Road in Ontario around 8:25 am. Authorities also reported hearing gunshots while there. Armored vehicles established a perimeter and negotiations began with the occupants of the residence.
16 people displaced, investigation continues into downtown Tomah fire
TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) -- Fire officials in Tomah are providing an update on the investigation into the fire on Superior Avenue Friday.
Second man arrested in connection to Westby UTV hit-and-run
WESTBY, Wis. (WKBT) -- A second man is in custody related to a UTV hit and run.
Tomah's Tastiest: Five Pizzas You Can't Miss
This article presents five unique pizzas available in Tomah. Have you had the chance to taste any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Experience Sparta's Nightlife: 5 Pubs That You Shouldn't Miss
This article presents a guide to five remarkable pubs in Sparta. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
ALERT DAY for tonight due to flash freeze on roads due to rapid temp drop & snow
WHAT WE ARE TRACKING: ALERT DAY conditions are in the forecast for tonight as frigid air pushes into the area behind a strong cold front, bringing gusty winds and snow. This may result in hazardous travel conditions. Spring-like conditions return for the end of the week.
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Ohio Wesleyan Student Expands Medical Knowledge Volunteering at Free Clinic. High School: Youth Initiative High School (Viroqua, Wisconsin) "Grace Clinics of Ohio is a free ministry-based clinic. I started volunteering with them because their vision resonates with me, and they do meaningful work. We should all give back to our community in some form, and I love how Grace Clinics does its fair share.
Sidewalk plan for a street near Hintgen School is challenged by neighbors in south La Crosse
Does La Crosse need more sidewalks? People in one La Crosse neighborhood are speaking against a plan to install a sidewalk on a few blocks of South 28th Street, south of Ward Avenue. On Monday, residents of that neighborhood near Hintgen School told the city board of public works that...
New La Crosse restaurant Pastissimo offering healthy, fast pasta
LA CROSSE (WKBT) -- Fresh, fast and healthy is the motto for a new pasta restaurant near the UWL campus. Pastissimo is now open at the corner of West Ave and La Crosse St.
Fire destroys two-story farmhouse in Town of Little Falls
TOWN OF LITTLE FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - A house fire was reported to the Sparta Area Fire District on Saturday at around 8:42 p.m. Crews arrived to find the two-story farmhouse fully engulfed, with trees and grass around the home on fire, as well. According to Chief Mike Arnold of...
Bridge across Mississippi River linking Wisconsin, Iowa closed for at least 2 months
LANSING, Iowa (WLCX) – The bridge connecting Wisconsin and Iowa is closed for at least two months due to structural issues. The Iowa Department of Transportation said the Lansing Bridge, which is known as the Black Hawk Bridge in Wisconsin, won’t be re-opened until they can confirm that it is safe.
Volunteers rush to save artifacts from Ho-Chunk Museum in Tomah during nearby fire
Ho-Chunk Nation officials are scrambling after a fire over the weekend threatened to destroy historical artifacts for the second time in less than four years at its museum in downtown Tomah. Firefighters rushed to the scene early Friday night at the museum in Tomah, which is about 45 miles northwest...
Feel Good Friday: Locust Lane Elementary School is teaching kids about reducing waste by composting
Feel Good Friday: Locust Lane Elementary School is teaching kids about reducing waste by composting.
Wisconsin DOT To Get A Billion Dollars For Projects
A billion dollars is on its way to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) to help fix roads, highways and bridges across the state. The funds will go toward improving a safety rest area near Sparta and the Blatnik Bridge in Superior, Wisconsin. At the Sparta rest area, the Wisconsin DOT will use $9 million of the grant money to rebuild the rest area and add more truck parking. These projects are 2 of 37 that recently received funding through a U.S. Department of Transportation grant program. Wisconsin DOT Secretary Craig Thompson said the decision to use the money on the rest area came from industry feedback.
Man charged with theft of camper from Lafayette storage unit
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls man accused of stealing a camper and hauler trailer has now been charged. Christopher B. Anderson, 36, 1743 113th St., was charged in Chippewa County Court with two counts of theft of movable property. Anderson is being held in the Chippewa County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond, and is set to return to court March 26. According to the criminal complaint, a victim...
February Hometown Hero: Officer Nate Ganrude
WEST SALEM (WKBT) -- Everyone at West Salem Middle School knows Officer Nate Ganrude. He's the school resource officer for all three of the West Salem schools.
Experience Authentic Mexican Cuisine at These 4 Tomah Hotspots
In this article, we'll be exploring four incredible Mexican restaurants in Tomah. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Annual Wisconsin Association of Women Police conference hosted in La Crosse
LA CROSSE (WKBT) -- Monday kicked off the annual Wisconsin Association of Women Police training conference, hosted in La Crosse this year.