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  1. Portage man gets probation, jail time for killing neighborRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WKOW-TV

    A Portage man avoids prison and receives a probation sentence after settling a long-running feud by shooting and killing a neighbor in the midst of a May altercation. Columbia County Judge Andrew Voigt handed 49-year-old Calvin Eldridge a nine-month jail term as part of his four-year probation sentence in the death of 54-year-old Victor Reynolds.

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  2. Portage man pleads guilty in shooting death of neighborRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WKOW-TV

    A Portage man was charged with second-degree reckless homicide during a court hearing Monday in connection with the death of his neighbor. In a cell phone recording by a witness shared with 27 News, the men can be heard shouting at each other, and a short time later there's a single gun shot.

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  3. After moving back in, Prairie Park resident says apartments need more workRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 16 | WKOW-TV

    ... of, I don't know, I don't even know anymore. Then they ran out of space because of Epic," she said. "We've been in Portage, we've been in Baraboo, we've been in Poynette." When the streets surrounding Prairie Park flooded in mid-August, the water ...

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  4. Road closed sign on Hwy 22 in Montello that splits the north and south sides of the city.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | WKOW-TV

    ... in opening up soon. That has been closed as well. Otherwise, you have to go all the way over to I-39, down to Portage and then across that way. So it's almost 50 miles," Schable said. Lynn Wilson said she had no other alternative but to park her car ...

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  5. Man allegedly shot needles encased in Nerf darts at kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | The Whitecourt Star

    A Portage, Wis. man was arrested on Sept. 5 after allegedly shooting his stepchildren with Nerf darts that had needles sticking out of them.

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  6. Active day at Camp Randall for controlling crowd at UW gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | WKOW-TV

    ... life-threatening injures after being struck by a car early Friday driven by a suspected drunken driver. A Portage step-father is in jail after reportedly shooting his young children with a Nerf gun that had needles attached to the end of the darts, ...

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  7. Montello boy okay after rescue from swirling flood watersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | WKOW-TV

    ... life-threatening injures after being struck by a car early Friday driven by a suspected drunken driver. A Portage step-father is in jail after reportedly shooting his young children with a Nerf gun that had needles attached to the end of the darts, ...

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  8. Taylor scores 3 TDs, No. 5 Wisconsin beats New Mexico 45-14Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | WKOW-TV

    ... life-threatening injures after being struck by a car early Friday driven by a suspected drunken driver. A Portage step-father is in jail after reportedly shooting his young children with a Nerf gun that had needles attached to the end of the darts, ...

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  9. Capital K9's Dog Paddle and Wash set for Sunday at Goodman PoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | WKOW-TV

    ... life-threatening injures after being struck by a car early Friday driven by a suspected drunken driver. A Portage step-father is in jail after reportedly shooting his young children with a Nerf gun that had needles attached to the end of the darts, ...

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  10. Sheriff: Portage stepdad shot kids with needle Nerf dartsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | WKOW-TV

    A Portage stepfather is in jail after reportedly shooting his young children with a Nerf gun that had needles attached to the end of the darts, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Brian Alexander, 33, was arrested for two counts of physical abuse of a child after evidence was obtained that he was shooting nerf darts with sharp needles sticking out of them at his step kids.

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  11. Deadly week: Four fatal suspected drug overdoses in Columbia CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | WKOW-TV

    ... The Columbia County Medical Examiner's Office is assisting in the investigations. Columbus Police Department, Portage Police Department and the Columbia County Sheriff's Office are investigating as these deaths occurred in Pardeeville, Columbus, ...

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  12. Businesses resourceful in recovering from floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | WKOW-TV

    ... itself would dry up, so it would just be like a little hard rock that doesn't affect my cluster," LaPacek says. In Portage at IAA Ignite Auction, rains had encroached on the property's vast parking lot of automobiles-for-sale in the past. But ...

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  13. Live Updates: Thursday Flood updates and road closuresRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | WKOW-TV

    ... lanes had been closed since Tuesday morning. Sandbagging along the eastbound lane of I-90/I-94 just south of Portage has created a ten mile long back-up toward Wisconsin Dells. There are now delays of about an hour in the area. The sandbagging is at ...

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  14. Interstate 39 reporting lane closures Monday, September 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 3 | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    PORTAGE, WI -- Those returning to Central Wisconsin from the south have had some travel headaches to close out their Labor Day vacations. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reporting Interstate 39 northbound is down to one lane in areas of Columbia County due to flooding.

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  15. Columbia Co. highway lanes close to prepare for weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 3 | WKOW-TV

    Highway lanes in Columbia County are being shut down to prepare for more rain, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The right lane on I-39 southbound, near Portage, is closed from mile marker 87 to Cascade Road in preparation for weather.

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  16. Baraboo River causing some flooding headaches for western Columbia County south of PortageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 2 | WKOW-TV

    ... close eye on that part of Highway 33 due to its proximity to the rising Baraboo River. The river also flows south of Portage under both I-90/I-94 from Tomah and, a little further to the east, under I-39 from Wausau. Sand bags are ready, along with ...

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  17. One lane of I-90/I-94 near Portage to be shut down Sunday evening for 12 hours due to flooding.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 2 | WKOW-TV

    Crews have closed the right lane of eastbound I-90/94 at WIS 33 in Columbia County due to sandbagging. The eastbound closure is expected to last 12 hours, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation .

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  18. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 1 | WKOW-TV

    The Baraboo River left some Sauk County towns coping with flood water damage, but it is now Columbia County's turn to watch the river. The Baraboo empties into the Wisconsin River south of Portage but right near the junction of I-39 and I-90/94.

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  19. For the second week in a row Wisconsin was slammed with torrential rai...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | State of Wisconsin

    ... south of Lake Koshkonong and this week Columbia County instituted slow-no-wake on the Lower Wisconsin River from Portage to Lake Wisconsin. Going into the holiday weekend, most other state parks, forests and trails are open and in good condition for ...

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  20. Portage police seeking information on fraud suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | WKOW-TV

    Portage Police are looking for help identifying a person who they say used a stolen credit card this past July. The man who police think stole the credit card was photographed in Portage at the AMTRAK station and later at the Tomah Walmart on July 16 and 17. Police originally had a suspect in mind, but that did not lead to an arrest, so the hunt for the thief continues, according to Stenberg.

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