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Watertown man's trial in 2016 Helenville bank heist underway

JEFFERSON — Trial for a Watertown man accused of numerous violent crimes — including armed bank robbery and carjacking in Helenville in 201… Read more

Dodge County supervisors hire new HR director

JUNEAU — Supervisors voted Tuesday for Tonia Mindemann to become Dodge County’s next human resources director, but the appointment came wit… Read more

Watertown's Hall convicted of Helenville bank robbery

JEFFERSON — Watertown’s Richard T. Hall was convicted Thursday in Jefferson County Circuit Court on several violent crime charges after a t… Read more

Former Dodge County health officer mourned

Abigail Sauer had a love for helping people. It could be said Sauer had two families — the one at home and the residents she served through… Read more

Watertown wrestlers win Tom Janssen Duals Tournament

WAUWATOSA — Watertown’s wrestlers outscored their opponents 302-97 and won the Tom Janssen Wauwatosa Duals on Saturday. Read more

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Watertown This Week: Jan. 28

Pooches, soup and a trial and conviction for a 2016 armed robbery in Helenville were among the top stories this week in the Watertown Daily… Read more

Pet supply company making strides in Dodge County community

JUNEAU — Whisker, formerly known as AutoPets, is continuing to make strides in the city of Juneau. Read more

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Watertown's Hall convicted of Helenville bank robbery

JEFFERSON — Watertown’s Richard T. Hall was convicted Thursday in Jefferson County Circuit Court on several violent crime charges after a t… Read more

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Fort Atkinson rides balanced attack to win over Watertown boys

WATERTOWN — Sophomore guard Lakyn Hintz hit five of his team’s 10 3-pointers for a game-high 15 points to lead Fort Atkinson to a 53-39 Bad… Read more

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Strong second half carries Lourdes past Hustisford girls

HUSTISFORD — Hailee Bauer scored 10 points to lead three players in double figures for Lourdes Academy in a 68-27 Trailways East victory ov… Read more

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Lake Mills girls pull away from Luther Prep

LAKE MILLS — Emily Wollin and Bella Pitta each scored 16 points to lead Lake Mills to a 56-31 Capitol North girls basketball victory over L… Read more

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Memphis police video leaves many unanswered questions

The nation and the city of Memphis are struggling to come to grips with video showing five disgraced police officers pummeling Tyre Nichols. The footage released Friday left many unanswered questions about the traffic stop of the Black motorist and about the other law enforcement officers who stood by he lay motionless on the pavement. The five Memphis Police Department officers, who are also Black, have been fired and charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in Nichols’ death three days after the arrest. The video renewed questions about how fatal encounters with law enforcement continue even after repeated calls for change. Read more

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US population center trending toward South this decade

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. population center is on track this decade to take a southern swerve for the first time in history, and it's b… Read more

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Mass shootings lead to widening divide on state gun policies

As mass shootings are again drawing public attention, states across the U.S. seem to be deepening their political divide on gun policies. A series of recent mass shootings in California come after a third straight year in which U.S. states recorded more than 600 mass shootings involving at least four deaths or injuries. Democratic-led states that already have restrictive gun laws have responded to home-state tragedies by enacting or proposing even more limits on guns. Many states with Republican-led legislatures appear unlikely to adopt any new gun policies after last year's local mass shootings. They're pinning the problem on violent individuals, not their weapons. Read more

Obituaries

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Evelyn M. Richter

August 3, 1922 - January 20, 2023 Read more

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Neil L. Lindemann

July 31, 1949 - January 22, 2023 Read more

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Cyril M. "Cy" Spangler

December 23, 1927 - January 16, 2023 Read more

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This Week's Forecast

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Heavy snowSat
87%18° 12°
Partly cloudySun
10%15° 
Partly cloudyMon
7% -12°
Mostly clearTue
6%11° 
Partly cloudyWed
14%21° 
Mostly clearThu
6%20° 
Partly cloudyFri
6%19° 11°
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