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Wisconsin tribe accused of embezzling $1.5M from casino

TURTLE LAKE, Wis. - Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no documentation or receipts.


Several dogs poisoned in northern Wisconsin, authorities ask for help

MADISON (WKOW) — Authorities are looking for more information about a string of dog poisonings in northern Wisconsin. “The Wis. Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service are seeking the public’s help in solving several cases involving the poisoning dea


Three people, including two children, found dead inside Seymour, Wisconsin home

Three people were found dead in a home on Main St. in Seymour on Friday morning. Police say officers first responded Thursday night at around 11:20 p.m. to the 600 block of North Main St. in Seymour for a report of a domestic disturbance.


Barron Electric receives tornado disaster relief funds

Barron Electric Cooperative’s southern service territory experienced extensive damage after an EF-3 tornado struck Barron, Dunn, Polk, and Rusk Counties on May 16, 2017. Overall, approximately 8,800 members were without power. As a result of the damage, crews from six other cooperatives and one muni


Green Alert issued for 30-year-old Wisconsin woman

A Green Alert has been issued for Aimee Marie McCaughey, who was last seen Monday in Eau Claire. McCaughey, 30, suffers from PTSD/depression, and it is unknown if she is taking her prescribed medication.


Wisconsin legislator not cutting hair until bills passes

Wisconsin State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff is refusing to cut his hair until a bill passes that will benefit the deaf community. The bill works to protect the rights of people in the deaf community by addressing the shortage of licensed sign language interpreters.


Violent attack caught on camera at Wisconsin high school

BERLIN, Wis. -- (WMTV) Disturbing video is making the rounds on social media showing a high school student in Green Lake County violently beating another student. Authorities are now investigating the attack that took place at Berlin High School.


Wisconsin brothers accused of years-long sexual abuse of siblings; father blamed ‘raging hormones’

Three brothers in Milwaukee were charged with the alleged sexual assault of their younger siblings while their father, aware of the abuse, is accused of doing nothing to stop it.


Search continues for Wisconsin man who fell into Maine river

BATH, Maine — A search is continuing for a Wisconsin man who fell into Maine’s Kennebec River. Officials say two witnesses saw David Henry Dieterich of Racine, Wisconsin, fall off an unstable dock late Thursday near a parking lot of the Kennebec Tavern in Bath.


Foxconn's Wisconsin Facility is a Ghost Town Where Workers Are Just 'Moving Dirt Around'

The people of Wisconsin are at their wit’s end, trying to figure out what to do about a Foxconn facility that has so far failed to create thousands of jobs. And the Democratic governor, Tony Evers, signaled this week that the deal signed by his predecessor, which provided $4 billion worth of subsidi


3 Woodstock home invasion, battery suspects nabbed in Wisconsin, police say

Police have arrested three additional suspects wanted in connection with a Woodstock home invasion and battery. Woodstock police responded about 3:25 a.m. on April 7 to the 1900 block of Sheila Street, Woodstock, for the report of a home invasion. When officers arrived, however, the suspects had alr


Truckers are learning to spot signs of human trafficking in Wisconsin

(WKOW) — Human trafficking has impacted all 72 counties across Wisconsin and although law enforcement is cracking down on it, there’s another group of people who see it happening almost everyday and have the chance to do something about.


Cameron man sentenced for driving high, hitting pedestrian

Barron County (WQOW) – A Cameron man accused of causing a crash while he was high was sentenced Thursday. As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Nathan Ahlm pleaded guilty to operating with a restricted controlled substance in exchange for other charges being dropped.


Dunn County man found competent to stand trial in standoff case

Dunn County (WQOW) – A Dunn County man involved in a police standoff was ruled competent to stand trial in a Barron County case. James Donnerbauer was arrested after a three-hour standoff with police last May.


Wisconsin State Troopers stop car going 119 MPH

WINDSOR -- It took road spikes, but eventually Wisconsin State Troopers were able to stop a car traveling at 119 MPH. According to our partners at WISC-TV , the U.S. Marshals Office reached out to the Wisconsin State Patrol that a wanted man out of Maryland was in their area at 3:05 p.m. Thursday.


Driver who struck man cleared of wrongdoing

A Cameron man was found not at fault in a 2017 vehicle vs. pedestrian crash in the Town of Prairie Farm that resulted in one man being airlifted to an Eau Claire hospital. Barron County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bitney said driver Nathan Ahlm’s actions after the Dec. 28 crash spoke well for his ch


Wisconsin Could Face a Mining Disaster

On January 25, 2019, a 28-story high tailings dam in Brumadinho, in southeastern Brazil failed, releasing almost 3 billion gallons of sludgy mine waste. The spill flooded nearby homes, submerging cars and buses under a river of reddish-brown sludge. The death toll so far has risen to 228 with an est


Denied: Will be tried for attempted murder

SHELL LAKE– A judge has denied a motion that could have forced restarting the criminal cases against Joleen A. Hanson and Robert “Bob” R. Meyers, both of Spooner, who have been charged with allegedly trying to kill Meyers’ wife, Sharon R. Meyers, by poisoning her, first by eye drops and then by ant


Man pleads no contest in sting

An Eau Claire man arrested in August outside of a public park restroom in Rice Lake as a part of a child enticement sting operation appeared in court April 16. Heath Gullikson, 41, pleaded no contest to felony attempted second degree sexual assault of a child and felony child enticement.


Car lot shuffle stirs debate

The apparent closure of B&R Motors' car lot on South Main Street in Rice Lake is resulting in two new used car dealerships, all in the same family. Across the street, a shop at 7 W. French St. is undergoing renovations, and a new business, B&R Motors II, LLC, has been registered at that address by D