Wisconsin state trooper dragged by car, injuredSubmitted: 12/28/2014
LAKE MILLS - A Wisconsin state trooper was injured while being dragged by a car.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says the trooper responded to a call around 11:30 p.m. Friday about a speeding vehicle that nearly crashed. The trooper spotted the car on Interstate 94 near Lake Mills and pulled it over.

The trooper asked the driver, a 32-year-old Milwaukee man, to perform field sobriety tests, then let him back in his car because of the weather. The driver put the car into gear. The trooper tried to stop him, and was dragged about 100 feet.

The trooper drove to a hospital where he was treated and released.

A Jefferson County deputy spotted the suspect's car early Saturday. It crashed and the driver ran off. At last report he was still at large.

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Snowmobile breaks through iceSubmitted: 12/28/2014

LINCOLN COUNTY - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office wants snowmobilers to check local trail conditions before they take their snowmobiles onto waterways. They believe the recent warm weather combined with new snow has made unsafe ice conditions.

On Saturday, a snowmobile in Lincoln County went through the ice on the Wisconsin River north of Lake Alexander, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies say they got a phone call around 10:45 p.m. saying two people were in the water.

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UPDATE: Police identify woman who died in snowmobile accidentSubmitted: 12/28/2014

TOMAHAWK - We now know the name of the woman who died in a snowmobile crash on Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk on Saturday.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Jennifer Ambrose was lying on the ice when they got to the scene. She was not breathing. Emergency crews did CPR and took Ambrose to the hospital but doctors were not able to save her.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office thinks the woman was riding on the back of the first of three snowmobiles. Deputies say the snowmobile hit a bump and Ambrose was thrown off. They think she was then hit by the second snowmobile.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the accident.

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Holiday season, snow boost sales for some Northwoods businessesSubmitted: 12/27/2014

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RHINELANDER - The holiday season can boost sales for some Northwoods businesses. But this year the snow may have helped boost business more than holidays.

The early snow fall had many people shopping for new winter clothes and boots. Some business owners think sales have been high this year because there's a lot of snow but it's not too cold.

They believe that inspires more people to want to do outdoor activities.

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Marquette Co. Sheriff's Office looking for missing Montello man Submitted: 12/27/2014

MONTELLO - The Marquette County Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin Department of Justice need your help finding a missing Montello man.

They say 73-year-old Joseph Neis went missing between 6 and 7 Saturday morning. They believe he left on foot from his residence on Cedar Lane in Montello. Deputies think he is suffering from Dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Deputies say he recently spoke about visiting relatives in Fond du Lac and Beaver Dam. He also frequents two restaurants in the Portage area, The Golden Cup 2 Cafe and Red Apple. Both places have been checked and he was at neither location.

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Police have lead in killing of 13-month-old boySubmitted: 12/28/2014

MILWAUKEE - Investigators say they have a promising lead in the shooting death of a 13-month-old Milwaukee boy.

At a news conference Sunday, police said there's evidence pointing to more than one person being responsible. And they say more than one gun fired the shots that struck the home on Milwaukee's northwest side Saturday evening, fatally wounding Bill Thao.

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Police ID man who died in Oshkosh apartment fireSubmitted: 12/28/2014

OSHKOSH - Police have identified an Oshkosh man who was died in a fire that investigators say was caused by smoking near an oxygen tank.

Police say 64-year-old Stephen ``Dallas'' West died at a Madison burn unit of burns and smoke inhalation he suffered during the fire early Friday.

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Man dies in Oshkosh apartment fireSubmitted: 12/27/2014

OSHKOSH - Police in Oshkosh say a 64-year-old man is dead after his duplex caught fire.

Sgt. Eric Stenson said in a statement that firefighters got a call of a man on fire in an apartment about 1:15 a.m. Friday. Police and firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the upstairs section of the duplex and a 57-year-old woman named Kandi West leaning out a second-floor window.

Firefighters rescued West while police evacuated the lower-level tenants. Firefighters found 64-year-old Stephen (Dallas) A. West in the second-floor apartment with severe burns. He was transported to a nearby hospital and then flown to a Madison burn unit where he died of smoke and heat inhalation.

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DNR looking to lease private land for turkey huntSubmitted: 12/27/2014

MADISON - The state Department of Natural Resources is looking to lease private land in southeastern Wisconsin to give turkey hunters more room to roam this spring.

Under the DNR's pilot Turkey Hunting Access program, leases are good until May 29, 2016. The rates are $5 per acre per year with an upfront lump sum payment from the state. Spring turkey hunters can use the leased land as if it were public from March 1 through May 29.

The program is in place across turkey management zone two, which encompasses much of the southeastern side of the state. The enrollment deadline for a two-year lease is Jan. 30. Leases after that date will last one year.

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