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Youth sex sting nets man from Cameron

A series of email and text messages earlier this month has resulted in felony child sex-related charges against a 65-year-old Cameron man, Barron County Circuit Court documents said. A complaint filed Wednesday, March 14, 2018, identifies the defendant as Gene Lundequam, 1971 16 1/2 Ave., Cameron. T

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-03-21 13:36:00

Haugen man enters plea after death of baby

BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Haugen man entered a not guilty plea in Barron County Court for second degree reckless homicide. Curtis Strand, 31, is charged with killing his three-month-old child. In July, Strand told investigators the child fell off his knee. He says initially he didn't want to tell off

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-21 23:34:00

Man gets three years' prison for $16,000 Chetek burglary

A 21-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man will spend three years in prison after he was sentenced Wednesday, March 14, 2018, for burglarizing a trailer home in Chetek during August 2016 and making off with an estimated $16,000 in cash. Kevin J. Weh, who lived in La Crosse at the time of sentencing, was one

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-03-21 13:25:00

Barron Co. man charged after undercover child enticement investigation

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Barron County man is charged after trying to meet who he thought was a 15-year-old girl for sex. 35-year-old Jay Hoppe of Almena is facing three counts including, using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. On March 13, an officer with the Rice Lake Police Depar

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-21 05:45:00

'Drug house' worries neighbors in Chippewa Falls

CHIPPEWA FALLS - Two homeowners who live in downtown Chippewa Falls told the City Council on Tuesday about problems with a neighbor's residence, describing the property as a drug house with numerous visitors at all hours of the night. Misty Barrett, 710 Oak St., told the council about her concerns,

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2018-03-21 00:00:00

Meth sale suspect sends email to authorities

A former Prairie Farm resident charged with felony methamphetamine distribution sent an email to police earlier this month allegedly saying she has "been clean for over a month," according to a complaint filed Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court. The defendant is identified as

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-03-21 13:27:00

Chetek man pleads guilty in felony burglary case

Sentencing is set for Thursday, May 17, for a Chetek man who pleaded guilty Friday, March 16, to a felony burglary charge in Barron County Circuit Court. Brandon M. Schultz, 27, was charged in November 2017 in connection with the theft of more than $3,500 worth of property from an unoccupied Chetek

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-03-21 13:13:00

Chippewa Falls man wins $50,000 Powerball prize

A Chippewa Falls man won a $50,000 Powerball prize in Eau Claire Saturday, March 17, a press release from the Wisconsin Lottery says. Leonard Schneider matched four out of five numbers plus the Powerball, the press release said. Schneider bought the winning ticket at a Kwik Trip store at 4395 North

CHIPPEWA HERALD - 2018-03-20 21:04:00

Man arrested after short Barron Co. high-speed chase

BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- A man has been arrested after a high-speed chase in Barron County. It happened Sunday afternoon on Highway D, south of Barron. Deputies say they tried to pull over Nicholas Mosay, 31 of Balsam Lake, for a traffic violation. That's when they say he took off at a high-rate of sp


Police-Sheriff calls: Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18

7:50 a.m. Theft of gift cards from car, 1000 block of Weather Ridge Rd., Chippewa Falls. 8:36 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 27000 block of County Highway MM, Chippewa Falls. 9:45 a.m. Criminal damage to house, 700 block of Prairie St., Chippewa Falls. 12:34 p.m. Drug abuse, Cornell. 5:21 p.m. Criminal da


Rice Lake man arrested in Eau Claire for third OWI

A Rice Lake man was arrested for drunken driving early Saturday in Eau Claire. Troy Brower, 42, was arrested for OWI-third offense, driving the wrong way and fleeing an officer, stated a news release issued by the State Patrol, Eau Claire Post. The State Patrol reports that shortly after 2 a.m., a t


Eau Claire woman charged with assaulting children sentenced

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The woman accused of sexually assaulting multiple children on different occasions was sentenced in Eau Claire County Court on Monday, March 19. 33-year-old Sodaphy Ormston of Eau Claire was charged in 2016. In December 2017, Ormston pleaded guilty to repeated sexual assaul


High school will change English curriculum; board member resigns because of it

SPOONER- On a 4-2 vote, the Spooner Area School District board adopted a restructuring of its high school English curriculum that increased the number of English credits for graduation, from one to four, and set standard English courses for each grade, eliminating a host of elective courses. Board m

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-20 17:06:00

Court: Contractor can't get rid of theft-by-contractor judgment in bankruptcy

A federal court has found that a bankruptcy declaration won't prevent a Chippewa Falls contractor from having to pay back nearly $24,000 owed to two ex-customers. The contractor, Michael Hall, was hired in 2014 by two residents of Bloomer, Rita and Kevin Lenfant, to remodel their property in Osseo.

WISLAWJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-20 19:19:55

Wrong-way driver in Eau Claire arrested for 3rd OWI after pursuit

Eau Claire (WQOW) -- A Rice Lake man faces multiple charges after fleeing law enforcement while driving the wrong way down Hastings Way early Saturday morning. The Wisconsin State Patrol arrested Troy Brower, 42, after he was spotted driving north in the southbound lanes on Hastings at Birch Street


Rice Lake man arrested in 3rd OWI offense

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - A Rice Lake man has been arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the include in his third OWI offense. According to Wisconsin State Patrol, Troy Lee Brower, 42, was arrested on Hastings Way in Eau Claire, Saturday morning. Officials say around 2AM, a Wisconsin State Tr


New Richmond Police: Police dispatched; traffic crashes

Dispatched An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Sharron Avenue for an emergency detention complaint at 9:59 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23. An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of West Third Street for a welfare check at 11:14 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. An officer was dispatched to the 600 bloc


Man files claims against city of Menomonie, Police Department

MENOMONIE - Two claims against the city of Menomonie and the Menomonie Police Department, each $250,000, will be addressed at tonight's city council meeting. The council will review the claims from Brett Schulte, who was injured on Oct. 15 when he was struck by a squad car driven by Sgt. Jason Barne


17-year-old charged for alleged threats at Barron High School

A criminal complaint filed Thursday, March 15, has identified a defendant allegedly involved in making a threat at Barron High School on Tuesday, March 13, according to County Circuit Court documents. Alleged threat leads to arrest of juvenile at Barron High School The complaint charges 17-year-old


Community supports local food pantry

BLOOMER, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Bloomer/New Auburn Food Pantry is working to fight hunger with the help of the community. The pantry hosted its annual pancake breakfast, the organization's main fundraiser for the work it does. Work organization leaders say is highly needed in the community. The pantry s