Competition takes place Dec. 5
Sometimes, when things are working well, you have to wonder why people want to change the way things work. Such is the case with lawmakers in Madison, who want to...
By a 115 vote margin, a three tiered $1.2 school referendum in Westby was voted down Tuesday. Superintendent, Chuck Norton told us after the vote that he was disappointed in the outcome and he and the school board will have to sit down to see what cuts will have to be made in 2013-14.
Norton says it's not an easy thing to do but they are used to it. In the past 9 years the district has had to cut almost $2.4 million from school budgets as well as reduce staff positions by 19. Another cost savings measure....they had to close a school in Chaseburg.
Norton says he's not sure yet, but the board may decide to hold another referendum in 2014.
BROWN DEER, Wis. (AP) An audit in the aftermath of a Brookfield spa shooting last fall that left four dead recommends that Brown Deer police increase their training in how they respond to domestic abuse calls. Radcliffe Haughton killed his estranged wife and two other women before killing himself Oct. 21 at the Azana Salon & Spa.
Brown Deer police had previously responded to domestic abuse problems between the couple, in some cases doing nothing. In one 2011 case officers thought they saw Radcliffe point a gun at his wife from a window at their home. But they eventually retreated because they said they couldn't confirm the object was a gun.
The audit recommends the police department institute more training in responding to domestic abuse calls, and retrain officers to write clearer police reports.