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Local hunters harvest mature bucks on opening weekend of firearms season

Thousands of hunters spent the weekend in the woods for Wisconsin's annual nine-day gun deer hunt with several local hunters filling their tags. Chetek residents Indy Thompson, at left, and Cody Johnson, at right, were fortunate enough to harvest big bucks opening day on Saturday, Nov. 18. Thompson

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2017-11-21 21:18:00

Poll: sugar maple is favorite autumn tree color

The results are in after 98 people voted. Sugar maple-orange-red-won with 44 votes and 44.9 percent. In a close second was red maple-bright scarlet-with 41 votes for 41.8 percent. In third was dogwood-purple-red-with five votes for 5.1 percent, followed by oak-red, brown or russet-with four votes f

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2017-11-21 19:35:00

No vote for 'picnic license'

A temporary license to sell beer at a Ladies Night on Saturday, Nov. 18, which would also benefit the organization that operates the Chetek Pool Hall and the Hangout youth center, was denied after it did not garner enough support for a vote at a Chetek Common Council meeting on Nov. 14. Ladies' Nigh

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2017-11-21 16:25:00

Man found in woods died of apparent suicide

BARRON - A Waupun man found in the woods near a Dallas church died of apparent suicide by hanging, according to a news release from the Barron County sheriff's office. At 7:28 p.m. Monday, sheriff's deputies received a call about a suspicious vehicle at the New Scandinavia Lutheran Church outside of

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-21 09:18:08

Births, Oct. 31-Nov. 15

Nov. 8: A daughter, Anaya Elizabeth, to Gina and Harvey Sookiayak Jr. of Rice Lake. A son, Carter James, to ToryAnna and Dakota Olinske of Glen Flora. Nov. 10: A son, Evander Joseph Burt, to Stephany Minto and Lucak Burt of Winter. A son, Vincenzo Charles Scott, to Mindy and Jeffrey Zappa of Cumberl

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-21 14:14:00

Man, 19, gets 4 years prison

A 19-year-old Chetek man has been sentenced to 4 years in prison and 4 years on extended supervision after his probation was revoked on two convictions of aggravated battery. Judge Maureen Boyle sentenced Jonathan T. Christian in Barron County Circuit Court on Nov. 13 after his probation was revoke

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-21 16:13:00

Vanishing patient reportedly wounded by pellet gun

Lakeview Medical Center reported a man with a wound from a pellet gun walked into the emergency room before walking out the door again on Sunday, Nov. 19, around 10:15 p.m. The 36-year-old man from Hinckley, Minn., drove off and was later stopped by a sheriff's deputy on Hwy. 53, south, near the Red

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-11-21 15:53:00

Sheriff issues warning about Thanksgiving drinking

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald announced Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, that his department wants people to be safe and sober over the busy Thanksgiving weekend. He said that with the long holiday weekend about to start, the night before Thanksgiving is often one of the biggest drinking days of the

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-11-21 22:04:00

Karina Vetrano’s killer spent the night in a police precinct watching cartoons before he confessed to the murder 

Chanel Lewis, 21, initially refused to speak with detectives after he was arrested Feb. 4, and asked to watch TV, a detective testified Monday in Queens Supreme Court. The killer (in striped top) broke his silence the following day.(Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News) A man accused of beat

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-20 20:52:21

The top 10 moments in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade history

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was once a modest march without a single balloon: The first year it hit the streets, in 1924, the event showcased zoo animals. Since then, it has dazzled the country with elaborate floats, larger-than-life balloons and star-studded performances, raking in 3.5 mill

NEW YORK POST - 2017-11-22 03:17:08

Family of man killed in truck attack plans to sue NYC

NEW MILFORD -- An attorney for the estate of one of the victims in last month's fatal truck attack in Manhattan filed papers Tuesday announcing plans to sue New York City, the city's parks and transportation departments and the Hudson River Park Trust. . Darren Drake, 32, of New Milford, was one of

NJ.COM - 2017-11-22 01:45:46

2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC: How to Watch Live Wherever You Are

The iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the holiday season with its 91st march down the streets of Manhattan on Thursday, Nov. 23, featuring legendary 50-foot balloons, bands, dance numbers and celebs. Coverage starts at 9 a.m. ET on NBC 4 New York, and you can watch it all live at home

NBC NEW YORK - 2017-11-21 16:51:16

SEE IT: Armed thieves hold up Kennedy Fried Chicken shop in Queens

Police are seeking a pair of armed crooks who held up a Kennedy Fried Chicken shop in Queens - with one waving his pistol in front of a worker, dramatic video released Tuesday shows. The thieves, wearing winter coats and hoods, casually entered the eatery on Hollis Ave. near 205th Place in Hollis

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-21 20:38:44

Queens jogger Karina Vetrano's accused killer asked cop to 'tell my mother I'm sorry' just after his arrest

Chanel Lewis, 21, said he was "just mad at the time" he killed allegedly Karina Vetrano in his confession, which his defense team is now arguing was coerced.(James Keivom/New York Daily News) Minutes after his arrest, the man charged with strangling Queens jogger Karina Vetrano asked a detective to

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-21 18:47:12

Man cuffed for stabbing friend in drunken Queens brawl claims the victim walked into knife 

Amandeep Singh needed an emergency operation at Jamaica Hospital and will need additional surgeries, prosecutors said.(Isabel Slepoy/New York Daily News) A man arrested for stabbing a friend in Queens during a Jameson whiskey-fueled brawl claimed to cops the victim wounded himself by walking into t

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-21 19:04:37

EXCLUSIVE: Queens break-in victim speaks about losing nearly everything

A family is distraught after losing their jewelry, money and valuable documents following a break-in in Queens. They are the latest victims in a string of robberies in the area. In some cases the family is home, but that doesn't stop the thieves. Police are trying to determine if the crimes are conn

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-11-22 03:26:59

Wildfire Threatens Homes In NE Okmulgee County

A wildfire is burning in northeast Okmulgee County about 8 miles south of Bixby. The fire is 12 miles west of Haskell, according to WARN Team Meteorologist Lacey Swope. The fire is threatening a few homes and has destroyed baled hay. Three fire departments - Haskell, Twin Hills and Leonard - are on

NEWS ON 6 - 2017-11-20 23:55:00

Homeowner Speaks Out After Okmulgee County Wildfire

A large grass fire in Okmulgee County is now under control. Homeowner Maggie Hackler was in Tulsa Hills when she learned about the grass fire, right near her house in Okmulgee County. She immediately raced there when her neighbor called to warn her. "He said, 'You better get home cause the winds are

NEWS ON 6 - 2017-11-21 08:11:00

Large grass fire burning in northern Okmulgee County

Okmulgee County grass fire (KTUL) OKMULGEE, Okla. (KTUL) -- Multiple fire crews are monitoring a grass fire in northern Okmulgee County. According to the emergency management office, the fire is burning about five miles southeast of Liberty and strong winds are moving it northeast. Fire departments

KTUL - 2017-11-20 15:21:40

OSBI, McIntosh County Sheriff's Office respond to reports of 2 bodies near Henryetta

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents were called to a location near Henryetta after reports that two bodies were found, according to an OSBI spokeswoman. The agency was called by the McIntosh County Sheriff's Office, according to the spokeswoman, Jessica Brown. Support journalism that makes

TULSA WORLD - 2017-11-21 22:34:00