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62-year-old-man dies after getting run over by vehicle in Portage CountySubmitted: 08/29/2015
LANARK - A 62-year-old man died after getting run over by a vehicle in the Town of Lanark late Saturday morning, according to a Portage County Sheriff's Department press release. 

Responding deputies found the man pinned under the vehicle in the driveway of a residence. 

Amherst Fire, Amherst Rescue, Amherst First Responders and a Portage County Ambulance responded to the scene along with Portage County Deputies. 

The man was freed from underneath the vehicle, but he did not survive. 

The driver of the vehicle involved was a 49-year-old female from the Town of Lanark. She was not injured. 

The Portage County Sheriff's Office and the Portage County Coroner's Office are still investigating this incident. 






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WABENO - A Goodman, Wis., man died from an ATV crash in Wabeno late Saturday morning, according to a Forest County Sheriff's Department press release. 

Forest County Sheriff's officers responded to a report of an ATV crash in Wabeno late Saturday morning. Deputies got to the scene and found just one ATV was involved in the crash.

As a result of the crash, a 23-year-old Goodman, WI, man was pronounced dead at the scene by the Forest County Medical Examiner. There were no other people involved. 

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating the crash. 

Deputies will not release the name until the family is notified. 

We will provide more updates as they become available. 

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WOOD COUNTY - The Wood County 911 system is having intermittent outages and other issues, according to the Wood County Dispatch Center page on the Wood County website. If you can not get through on 911 dial (715)421-8701. According to the website, a fiber optic cable has been cut, and it may take several hours to get it up and running. See the link below to the dispatch center webpage. 

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Alma/Pepin 53, Independence/Gilmanton 21

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EAGLE RIVER - The first-ever ATV & UTV World Championship Derby is well underway. Races begin early in the morning and conclude Sunday afternoon. Derbytrack owner Chuck Decker said there are about 200 entries, or about 150 participants. 

"It's been going really good, it's a first time event," Decker said. "You know we're very used to running a lot of snowmobile events, so this is very different. There's always some hiccups when you first start out. But things are going good. People are starting to come in. There's a lot of vendors here. I think it's going to be a great weekend."
 
 Check back all weekend for more updates as the Newswatch12 news team covers it. 

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COLUMBIA, SC - Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States would aggressively confront what he describes as "radical Islamic terrorism" should he be elected.

The Wisconsin governor plans to lay out his foreign policy agenda Friday in a speech at The Citadel, a military college in Charleston, South Carolina.

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For the presidential field, it's their first opportunity to appeal directly to a national gathering of current and former elected leaders, state committee members and other leaders in the Democratic Party who serve as super delegates for each presidential campaign.

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