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Sheriff's dept. asks public help finding West Baraboo man

Authorities asked for the public's help Thursday locating a West Baraboo man who hasn't been heard from for 10 days.

The Sauk County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a welfare check request on May 11 for 30-year-old Nicholas Moen after a disciplinary action at his workplace in the village of Lake Delton.

Law enforcement officers were not able to contact Moen and additional attempts to locate him since have been unsuccessful, according to a release.

Investigators believe that he has not returned to his apartment since May 11. Moen's cellphone and other personal items he would need if leaving for an extended period of time are not in his possession.

Moen has not been heard from by his family since May 11, according to the release. Officials said he is known to frequent the casinos near Lake Delton and Black River Falls, and is described as having a gambling problem.

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Uber expands to Wisconsin Dells, Lake Geneva

The rideshare service Uber is expanding to five more Wisconsin cities.

Uber already operates in Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay. Thursday it rolls out in Wisconsin Dells, Lake Geneva, Racine, Kenosha and Waukesha. The Journal Sentinel said the expansion comes just weeks after a law went into effect that creates a statewide standard for the rideshare companies, including Lyft.

The law requires companies to buy a $5,000 license, conduct driver background checks and get liability insurance. It prohibits cities from imposing local regulations.

Village, resort owners spar over housing ordinance

The ongoing issue of adequate, safe and sufficiently regulated seasonal employee housing in Lake Delton came to a momentary head Friday morning when changes to the municipal code governing such housing were proposed at a special meeting of the Village Board... Read More

Beloit man suffers ‘serious head injury’ in motorcycle crash

A Beloit man suffered a serious head injury after a motorcycle crash in Sauk County Friday night, according to a release.

Just after 5:50 p.m., Sauk County officials were notified of a single-motorcycle crash on County Road K at the intersection with Bass Road in the town of Winfield, officials said.

Rob S. Nordeng, 45, of Beloit, was going north on County Road K with a group and failed to negotiate the curve south of Giles Road, according to the release. Nordeng went onto the west shoulder of County Road K, across Bass Road, the motorcycle flipped and he was thrown from the bike.

Nordeng as transported to the Reedsburg Area Medical Center for a serious head injury, officials said. He was not wearing a helmet.

Officials said he was later transported to UW Hospital by Med Flight.

Speed may have been a factor in the crash, but authorities believe alcohol was not.

The crash is still under investigation.

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WATCH: Preview of Madison Magazine's BBQ Festival

A barbecue festival in Sauk City this weekend will offer teams a chance at a BBQ title and attendees a taste of the best of the Midwest. 

BBQ Fest, presented by Channel3000.com sister publication Madison Magazine,  runs Saturday Sunday at Meyer Oak Grove Park.

For more information, visit www.madmagbbqfest.com.

Crash kills 1; deputies seek driver of other vehicle

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office is trying to find the driver of a vehicle that caused another vehicle to crash, killing one person and injuring another.

Deputies were called to Highway 12 in the town of Sumpter at 2:05 p.m. Thursday on a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Investigators said Duane C. French, 82, of Madison, was driving south in the left lane on Highway 12 when another vehicle passed in the right lane and moved to the left lane, cutting off French. French veered left to avoid a collision, went onto the shoulder, lost control of the vehicle, crossed both southbound lanes, left the road and struck a tree.

French and his wife, Elaine I. French, 83, were taken to hospitals by ambulance.  Elaine French died early Friday morning at UW Hospital in Madison as a result of injuries suffered from the crash.

The other vehicle did not stop after the crash. It is described as an older white Jeep with a spare tire on the cargo gate.

Wisconsin Dells man arrested on 10th drunken driving charge

Police in Sturtevant say a man was more than four times over the legal limit when he was arrested for his tenth drunken driving offense.

Fifty-six-year-old Jones Decorah is being held on $10,000 cash bond set Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court. Police arrested Decorah Wednesday following a hit-and-run accident in the parking lot of a food and liquor market. Authorities say Decorah had a blood alcohol content of .380.

The Journal Times reported the Wisconsin Dells man is charged with drunken driving, resisting an officer, bail jumping and driving with a revoked license. Court records do not list a defense attorney.