local • 3A
Staffers can aid opioid effort
Leaders at the public health departments for Walworth and Rock counties are hoping new full-time staffers solely dedicated to the opioid crisis can align efforts to combat the drug’s impact. The two counties have or will soon utilize the services of full-time substance-use reduction coordinators from AmeriCorps’ Volunteers in Service to America program. Paige Mueller, a recent graduate of UW-La Crosse from Waupun, started working with Walworth County’s Department of Health and Human Services in late November.
sports • 1B-3B
Bledsoe leads Bucks to win
Eric Bledsoe scored 28 points, John Henson had season highs of 19 points and 18 rebounds Sunday as Milwaukee defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 109-94, and extended its winning streak to 10 games.
nation/world • 6B
Train crash kills at least two
An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it hurtling down a side track, authorities said. Two Amtrak crew members were killed, and more than 100 people were injured. It was the third deadly wreck involving Amtrak in less than two months. The Silver Star, en route from New York to Miami with nearly 150 people aboard, was going an estimated 59 mph when it struck the empty CSX train around 2:45 a.m., South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said.