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Officials ID 21-year-old whose body was pulled from river

Officials identified the man whose body was pulled Monday from the Wisconsin River.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said Andreas S.C. Baban, of Chicago, Illinois, disappeared while swimming in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells Saturday at about 7:15 p.m.

The incident was reported in the Lower Dells, a few hundred yards south of the dam. Authorities said Baban was fishing on a rock island area and appeared to get caught in a current as he was swimming back to shore. Family members and witnesses tried to rescue him but couldn't.

After several searches and the aid of side-scanning sonar, the Columbia County volunteer dive team recovered the Babn's body from the water just after 6 p.m. Monday, less than two days after he was last seen in the river.

Veteran, students search for faces of Vietnam Wall

A Vietnam era soldier and a group of university students are working to put a face to every one of the 1,161 Wisconsin veterans' names engraved on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Veteran, students search for faces of Vietnam Wall

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., is engraved with the names of 1,161 Wisconsin veterans. A Vietnam War-era soldier from Baraboo and a group of students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are working to put a face to every one of those names.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is searching for photographs of every veteran on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Organizers plan to make those photos part of a virtual Wall of Faces in a new educational center being planned near the wall.

Update: Body of missing swimmer pulled from Wisconsin River

Columbia County search crews have found the body of a 21-year-old Chicago man, who disappeared while swimming in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells.

Authorities say the man went under water at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday while swimming to shore. He did not resurface. His body was located around 6 p.m. Sunday.

The incident happened in the Lower Dells, a few hundred yards south of the dam. Authorities say the man was fishing on a rock island area and appeared to get caught in a current as he was swimming back to shore. Family members and witnesses tried to rescue him but couldn't.

The victim's name is not being released at this time.

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.

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