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Wis. tax collections higher than expected

Updated: 09/05/2012 - The state Department of Revenue released the preliminary data Wednesday. It showed that tax collections were up 4.7 percent from the previous year and were 0.9 percent, or nearly $127 million, above the estimate made in May.

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Wis. sheriff's deputy fatally shoots man

Updated: 09/05/2012 - Investigators say the deputies confronted an armed man outside of his home early Wednesday and the deputy fired, killing the 41-year-old man.

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Albino buck spotted in Vilas County

Updated: 09/05/2012 - An albino buck was spotted over the weekend in Vilas County. Jenna Kuehl, of Milwaukee, was able to snap a few photos the animal frolicking with other deer near a cabin in the Town of Cloverfield.

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State to move ahead with wolf hunt

Updated: 09/05/2012 - State Department of Natural Resources spokesman Bill Cosh said Wednesday that the DNR has decided to move forward with the hunt because the rules say dogs can't be used until at least Nov. 26.

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Tornado destroys home in Grant County

Updated: 09/05/2012 - he storms produced hail, heavy rains, strong winds ranging from 60-75 mph and a possible tornado in Grant County.

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Jail administrator suspended following escape

Updated: 09/05/2012 - Wood County Sheriff Thomas Reichert says the inmate was painting in a work-release section of the jail last week and escaped through a door that was open for ventilation.

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Loaded fuel tanker crashes, 1 dead

Updated: 09/05/2012 - Sheriff's officials say the Kwik Trip tanker had a full load of fuel when the driver lost control on a curve in the Township of Richfield early Wednesday and rolled over in a ditch along county Highway A.

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Iowa study aimed at making tractors safer for kids

Posted: 09/05/2012 - Scientists at the University of Iowa and the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin are attacking the of farm deaths from a different angle. They're using the National Advanced Driving Simulator in Coralville to learn how children ages 10 to 17 make decisions while driving tractors.

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First Lady, San Antonio Mayor wow crowd at DNC in Charlotte

Updated: 09/04/2012 - First lady Michelle Obama lovingly praised her husband Tuesday night in a prime-time Democratic Convention speech as a devoted husband and caring father at home and a "man we can trust" to revive the nation's weak economy as president, beckoning the country to return him to the White House despite agonizingly slow recovery from recession.

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NEW INFORMATION: Woman killed in crash identified

Updated: 09/05/2012 - The Wisconsin State Patrol says the driver of a car was going west on County Road A in Taylor County, and made a U-turn into the path of a pickup truck, which was also headed west.

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Helping students cope with going to a new school

Posted: 09/04/2012 - --The start of the new school year, for any student, can bring mixed emotions; nerves, excitement. But for a kid starting a new school those emotions can be overwhelming.

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Gotcha! Sculpture heist foiled by stealthy cops

Updated: 09/04/2012 - Early Friday morning, the Eau Claire Police Department said it got a call from a man who said three people were trying to steal one of the kids in the sculpture display; hoisting it into a truck and driving away.

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Plea deal reached in fatal Wis. crash

Updated: 09/04/2012 - According to the accident report, the suspect was driving on Dec. 6, 2010, when he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a car.

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August - another $100 million month for Romney

Posted: 09/04/2012 - The Associated Press has learned that Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has raised at least $100 million in August for the third consecutive month.

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Temporary closure of 16th Street South near Chase in La Crosse

Posted: 09/04/2012 - On Wednesday, September 5, 2012, work will begin on a storm sewer project near the intersection of 16th Street & Chase Street. 16th Street South will be closed to through traffic from South Avenue to Horton Street, including the intersection at Chase Street.

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