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5 injured in head-on crash north of Mazomanie

Five people were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash north of Mazomanie Saturday afternoon, Sauk County sheriff?s deputies said.

Just before 1 p.m., Sauk County officials were notified of a head-on crash on Highway 60 west of Troy Village Road in the town of Troy, according to a release. Initial reports indicated there were several people injured at the scene.

Investigators determined a 1997 Corvette, driven by a 58-year-old Arena man, was going east on Highway 60 when he lost control in a curve, went into the westbound lane of traffic and hit a 2014 Ford Escape being driven by a 69-year-old Madison woman.

The Ford had three additional passengers, and the driver of the Corvette was the lone occupant of his vehicle, according to the release.

Investigators: Woman made thousands by faking cancer

Numerous law enforcement agencies are working together to bring charges against a Spring Green woman accused of making thousands of dollars by faking a cancer diagnosis.

Investigators said Theresa S. Strub, 29, made money through fundraisers and used social media websites to raise money for herself, claiming she was diagnosed with stage 2 stomach cancer and kidney cancer. She used social media to post photos of internal organs infected with cancer that she claimed as her own, according to deputies.

She told investigators the photos were taken in February 2014. Investigators said photos of a kidney, stomach and liver she claimed as her own were stock photos from Wikipedia.com and ultrasoundimages.com dating back to 1999.

Most area districts get increase in aid; Middleton gets 7th largest cut

Most area school districts will receive a small increase in general state aid, but the Middleton-Cross Plains School District will get the seventh biggest cut in the state, according to a release.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released the Oct. 15 certified amount each school district will receive from the $4.476 billion available under current law for general state aid.

General state aid for school districts increased by $94.4 million from last year, but the actual amount of aid that the state?s 424 public school districts will receive is $85.5 million more than last school year, according to the release. That is due to statutory reductions to general state aid for private voucher schools in Milwaukee and independent charter schools supported by state tax dollars.

Sauk County officials take extra precautions to screen for Ebola

Sauk County officials are taking extra precautions when it comes to screening people they come in contact with who could have been infected with Ebola, according to a release.

The Sauk County Sheriff?s Office is taking a proactive role in screening persons they come in contact with, officials said.

If a request for an ambulance is made through the Sauk County Communications Center for a patient who has Ebola-type symptoms -- fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and lack of appetite -- the dispatcher will be asking if they have visited or been in contact with anyone who has visited any of the West African countries, according to the release.

If the person says yes, dispatch will notify the responding EMS service that the patient is a possible Ebola patient so the crews can take the necessary precautions to protect responders and to minimize contamination, officials said.

Propane tank struck; school evacuated

Construction workers struck a ground tank containing propane Monday morning in Prairie du Sac, according to officials.

The leak at 1st Street and Lincoln Avenue, near Grand Avenue Elementary School was cleared at about 1 p.m. A four block area was evacuated, including the school, during the incident.

Students were taken to the high school and transported back after the all clear was given.

Officials said that because the leak was outdoors the concentration of the gas is not considered high enough to be dangerous.

A shelter established at Sauk Prairie Community Center has been closed.

Boil order lifted in Prairie du Sac

A boil order is lifted in Prairie du Sac after E. coli was detected last week.

City officials said tests from over the weekend have come back negative.

A water sample collected Oct. 6 indicated the presence of E. coli bacteria. Prairie Du Sac Waterworks did further investigation on the water sample Wednesday, and confirmed the contamination.

E. coli can cause illness, and are particularly a concern for people with weakened immune systems. The microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, or headaches.

De Pere man injured after fall from bluff at Devil's Lake State Park

A rescue team recovered a man who fell from a bluff in Baraboo on Saturday afternoon, an official said.

Sauk County dispatch said it received a report of a man who fell from the west bluff at Devil's Lake State Park at 1:20 p.m.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said the 54-year-old man from De Pere, Wisconsin, was sent by Med-flight to UW-Hospital and was in stable condition Saturday evening.