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Update: Case against man accused of breaking into Closs home moves forward

As News 18 has reported, e was spotted on a motion-activated camera on the property. When officers arrived, they found tank tops, girls underwear and a dress in his possession.

WQOW - 2018-11-13 20:50:02

Chris Kroeze rocks CCR in Voice Playoffs

Monday night, on the biggest stage of his life, Chris Kroeze turned to an old friend of a song. Chris Kroeze rocks CCR in Voice Playoffs - Monday night, on the biggest stage of his life, Chris Kroeze turned to an old friend of a song. "I felt good," said Kroeze in a FaceTime interview immediately

KARE - 2018-11-13 06:32:00

Survey seeks opinions on Chetek-area amenities

As of Tuesday, Nov. 13, around 156 surveys had been completed, said Chetek Clerk/Treasurer Carmen Newman.

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-11-14 13:35:00

Family, investigators ask public for help in finding missing Wisconsin teen - WXXV 25

“We aren’t commenting on what was said, but there was some commotion,” Sheriff Fitzgerald said. “No one was on the phone. There was no direct communication with our dispatcher.”


New Video Surveillance Search Expanded, Electronic Device Detecting K-9 Utilized in Jayme Closs Search

"I know this whole area is in shock because never has the family fathomed they would deal with something like this, but this community hasn't either," acknowledged Steve Naiberg. He is Jayme's uncle, Denise Closs' brother and brother-in-law to Jim Closs.

KSTP - 2018-11-13 00:00:00

Charges say man stole more than $9,000 from boss’s truck

A Rice Lake man could face up to three and one-half years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine in connection with the alleged theft of more than $9,000 cash from his employer’s truck, according to a complaint filed Monday, Nov. 5, in Barron County Circuit Court.

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-11-14 13:50:00

'Just numb:' Jayme Closs' aunts, uncle speak out nearly 1 month after her disappearance

Jayme Closs BARRON - Two aunts and an uncle of 13-year-old Jayme Closs, missing since Oct. 15, are speaking out about their niece's disappearance after her parents were found murdered in their home in Barron, Wisconsin. The Barron County Sheriff's Department offered the most recent update on Nov. 8

FOX6NOW.COM MILWAUKEE - 2018-11-13 21:46:29

Wisconsin roundup: Investigators review leads, tips in alleged...

Thirty-two-year-old Sarah Schneider, 10-year-old Haylee Hickley, 9-year-old Jayna Kelly and 10-year-old Autumn Helgeson were picking up trash along a highway last Saturday when they were fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver. Another ten-year-old victim remains hospitalized. The National Alliance o

NEW RICHMOND NEWS - 2018-11-12 15:48:06

Wisconsin native advances on the “The Voice”, to perform live Monday night

BARRON, WI — Chris Kroeze, a Barron County native, will be performing live on NBC’s The Voice on Monday night.Kroeze, a singer and songwriter, first auditioned for The Voice in late September.In order to keep advancing, he will need your vote.You can vote by either:1. Downloading the official Voice

KBJR6.COM - 2018-11-12 23:06:41

Crash takes out light pole at Hwy. 48 and West Avenue

Police, fire and utility personnel clean up after a two-car crash that also took out a light pole at the intersection of Hwy. 48 and West Avenue (19th Street) in Rice Lake shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-11-13 18:42:00

Hunter bags ‘buck of a lifetime’ in Chippewa County

After going through hours of trail cam video and pictures, watching the buck’s habits, a doe led him by Gawrysiak’s deer stand, and he was able to shoot the deer he’s been waiting for.

WQOW - 2018-11-12 23:20:55

Rice Lake Area Police Log, Monday, November 12

5:04 p.m. 911 caller was in two-car crash, other driver fled driving north from roundabout, and witness got license plate number. 5:15 p.m. Officer is at East Gates Street residence.

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-11-13 18:00:00

Christmastime preparations come early for Barron County tree farm

With some 11,000 trees on 10 acres from which to choose, they’re likely to find it at Snowshoe Valley.

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2018-11-12 16:00:00

Rice Lake Area Police Log, Sunday, November 11

10:21 a.m. Private detective is working in city. Advised officers.12:08 p.m. Parents kicked teen out, and teen will be staying with relative. Officer’s help requested getting cell phone from teen that parents own. Officer will assist.1:43 p.m. Dad hit children in head at store, and one has bruises o

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-11-12 18:00:00

Eau Claire woman charged after children found in feces-covered home

Ashley Johnson, 30, is charged with three counts of neglecting a child, ten counts of mistreating animals and bail jumping.

WQOW - 2018-11-12 20:43:21

Deputies use helicopter, forensics in search for missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Sheriff's deputies in Barron County continued their search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs. Her parents were found murdered in mid-October and Jayme hasn't been seen since. On Thursday, deputies used a helicopter to cover an area that was previously searched on foot by

CBS 58

Investigators no closer to finding missing teen Jayme Closs whose parents were found dead in Wisconsin home

On a Sunday nearly one month ago, Jennifer Smith held a birthday party for her grandson at her Barron, Wisconsin home. Jennifer’s sister Denise Closs, who lived just a couple of miles away, came to the party with her husband Jim and their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme.


Chris Kroeze's journey on "The Voice" continues Monday night

BARRON, Wis. (WEAU, NBC) --Barron native Chris Kroeze continues his journey on NBC's The Voice Monday night with the live playoffs.


Power Outages in Eau Claire, more than 400 affected

Eau Claire (WQOW) – More than 400 people are without power in Eau Claire.According to a map on Xcel Energy’s website, the outages are by Golf Road and Fairfax Street.There is no cause of the outages at this time.Xcel Energy’s website says power may be restored by 6 p.m. for those near Fairfax St., a


Rice Lake Area Police Log, Saturday, November 10

3:53 a.m. Car is in ditch in trees on 17 1/2 Avenue. 4:06 a.m. Sheriff's deputy reports vehicle is unoccupied, airbags were deployed, but it doesn’t appear anyone was hurt. Tracks leading to west, but deputy didn’t encounter anyone on way to scene. 4:58 a.m. Wrecker removed vehicle, which will be he