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ISIS wants to swap terrorist for Japanese man

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:10am
ISIS appears to have beheaded one of its Japanese hostages and is demanding the release of a convicted terrorist in Jordan to spare the other. The Islamic extremist group's latest grisly communication drew international condemnation and left Japanese ...

Late-night pioneer Joe Franklin dies

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 6:39am
Longtime New York City radio and television personality Joe Franklin has died. He was 88. "Joe went unexpectedly and passed away Saturday night," friend and former producer Steve Garrin said. Franklin was a fixture on late-night radio and TV in New Yo...

Michigan girl, 4, calls 911, saves pregnant mother

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 5:41am
Calise Manning is being called a hero for helping her pregnant mother and calling 911 operators in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

New attempt to lift AirAsia fuselage fails

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 1:51am
A new attempt to lift the submerged fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 failed Sunday when a wire rope snapped after the wreckage reached the surface of the water, Indonesian officials said. "The fuselage appeared at the surface, but the rope broke and ...

Bailout in mind as Greeks vote in election

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:00am
Greek voters began voting Sunday in an election that could lead to a dramatic showdown with the debt-laden nation's lenders. The left-wing party Syriza, which has vowed to renegotiate the terms of Greece's multibillion-euro bailout if it wins, has bee...

Westby Ski Jump setting up for Snowflake competition

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:01pm
The Westby Ski Jump continues set up for the 2015 Snowflake Ski Jumping Competition

Seasons in the Coulee Region encourages outdoor activity

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:58pm
Outdoor enthusiasts are having the opportunity to explore what our area has to offer this winter.

Features in West Salem hosts free concert for special needs kids

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:58pm
For the second year in a row, Features in West Salem hosted a free concert for children with special needs on Saturday.

Taste of Onalaska 2015 features 9 local restaurants

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:55pm
The Onalaska Education Foundation hosted its biggest fundraiser on Saturday.

Dayton signs bill containing tax breaks, Mayo expansion fix

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:10pm
Quickly adopted tax legislation that provides breaks to tens of thousands of Minnesota taxpayers is now law.

LGBTQ holds annual breakfast and membership meeting

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:55pm
7 Rivers LGBTQ connection took a look back at accomplishments over the past year and looked forward to new goals set for 2015 Saturday.

Habitat for Humanity celebrates 20th Anniversary home

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:55pm
After a year of work, it was a time to celebrate for those that helped build a home for a member in their community.

UPDATE: No bombs found on planes in Atlanta after threat

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:55pm
Police who searched two airplanes in Atlanta found no bombs following online threats made against the aircraft.

Tomah VA knew about spike in opiate prescription rate

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:55pm
Medical Center Director Mario DeSanctis said the Tomah VA knew about the rise in opiate prescriptions and conducted its own internal investigation because of it.

ISIS hostage drama: Who is Sajida al-Rishawi?

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:50pm
Who is the woman supposedly named in the latest hostage demand from ISIS?

Fighter jets escort two flights after bomb threat

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 4:18pm
F-16 fighter jets escorted two passenger planes into Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Saturday after a bomb threat made on Twitter was deemed credible, according to military officials. Southwest Airlines Flight 2492 and Delta Fli...

Walker tells Iowa crowd of 'go big and go bold' attitude

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 3:26pm
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is holding up his "go big and go bold" attitude as something Republicans need to emulate in Washington.

Beloit city manager hopes casino proposal will move forward

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 3:17pm
Now that Gov. Scott Walker has decided on the Kenosha casino, supporters of a proposed Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit hope it will move through federal review more quickly.

1st person diagnosed with Ebola in UK discharged

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 2:09pm
The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom is heading home. London's Royal Free Hospital announced Saturday that "Pauline Cafferkey has been discharged from the Royal Free following her recovery from Ebola." On December 29, the 39-year...

Northeast gets slushy taste of winter

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 1:45pm
It's winter after all. For large swaths of the Northeast, Saturday arrived with a messy mix of sleet, snow and rain -- with parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey receiving up to 8 inches of snow before the storm set sights on New England. An estimated 4...