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Osseo man accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend and pouring gasoline on her

Osseo (WQOW) - An area man is accused of holding a gun to his girlfriend's head and threatening to kill her. According to the criminal complaint, a woman called police Sunday afternoon and said Robbie Reiner had beaten her sister and poured gasoline on her, at their home on Highway 53 near Osseo. Sh

WQOW - 2018-01-18 01:21:00

UPDATE: Name released in Eau Claire's north side standoff

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Police have released more details surrounding the standoff on Eau Claire's north side Tuesday. According to Officer Bridget Coit, Emmitt Ritter-Simpson, 21, was arrested for battery to law enforcement, resisting arrest, domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery, strang

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-01-17 20:03:00

Eau Claire woman charged in man's death reaches plea deal

Eau Claire (WQOW) - One of the suspects in a drug overdose death in Eau Claire.has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Susan Smith, 66, was accused of supplying a fentanyl patch to Demetrius Simmons, who sold it to Dawn Carreon. She then gave it to a man who died of an overdose. It happened in Dec

WQOW - 2018-01-18 00:23:00

Eau Claire man arrested after standoff, shooting officers with BB gun

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire police said Emmitt Ritter-Simpson, 21, is in jail following a standoff lasting nearly four hours on Tuesday. Police said Ritter-Simpson was shooting members of his family with a BB gun in a trailer at Maples Mobile Home Park on Western Ave., around 2:30. Police said vi

WQOW - 2018-01-17 21:03:00

Eau Claire man charged with fleeing from officers

A 52-year-old Eau Claire man accused of hit and run and fleeing from officers twice is facing multiple charges. Eric G. Paquette, 707 Jones St., was charged Wednesday in Eau Claire County Court with two felony counts of attempting to flee a traffic officer and five misdemeanor charges: two counts ea

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2018-01-18 00:00:00

Alleged child abuse case in Chetek reaches plea deal

A Chetek woman was put on two years' probation Thursday, Jan. 11, in Barron County Circuit Court, after pleading guilty to a pair of amended misdemeanor charges in connection with a felony child abuse case, Barron County Circuit Court documents said. Jami L. Sonnenberg, 24, pleaded guilty to reduced

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-01-17 15:49:00

Eau Claire elementary school's outdoor recess policy during cold weather

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Although it was bright and sunny out on Wednesday, schools in the Chippewa Valley have been dealing with the recent bitter cold. One question local principals address everyday, multiple times a day, revolves around recess for kids and when it becomes too cold to be outside for an

WQOW - 2018-01-18 02:01:00

Influenza outbreak not plaguing Eau Claire Area School District

As the number of influenza cases tick up in schools across the country, Eau Claire area schools aren't experiencing a big outbreak. News 18 reached out to the school district to see if they're seeing more kids out sick because of illness. They told us the numbers district wide are comparable to last

WQOW - 2018-01-18 01:38:00

Man fatally shot during break-in at Tacoma home

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 24-year-old man was shot and killed during a break-in at a Tacoma home. KING-TV reports that a 23-year-old woman called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to report that two men had broken into her home on Steel Street South. Police say that the woman said her boyfriend had been s

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-01-17 15:31:45

1 hurt after Tacoma shooting, police say

A 29-year-old woman was wounded during a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Tacoma, according to police. The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. near the intersection of South Union Avenue and Center Street, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. The 29-year-old suffered facial injuries and was taken

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 01:41:00

2 employees arrested after stealing $13,000 in merchandise from Federal Way business

The following is a sample from the Federal Way Police crime log: Repeat offenders: At 3:57 p.m. Jan. 15, the manager of the Hong Kong Market on 21st Avenue Southwest reported juvenile males entering the store and stealing beer on Jan. 8 and Jan. 12. He believes the same males are responsible for bo

FEDERALWAYMIRROR.COM - 2018-01-17 12:30:00

Tacoma woman suffers facial injuries in shooting outside gas station

TACOMA, Wash. - A 29-year-old woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a shooting outside the Arco station at the intersection of Center and S. Union on Wednesday evening, Tacoma police said. Police spokesperson Loretta Cool said the woman had facial injuries, thought it wasn't immediately cl

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-01-18 02:49:44

Two men injured during dispute on Kent's West Hill

Kent Police are still trying to figure out what happened during a dispute Monday evening on the West Hill that left one man with a gunshot wound and another man with a stab wound. The incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. in the 24000 block of Pacific Highway South, said Kent Police spokeswoman Melan

KENTREPORTER.COM - 2018-01-16 23:04:00

Vehicle crashes into Green River in Kent, driver rescued

KENT, Wash. -- Crews rescued a driver early Wednesday morning after he drove his vehicle into the Green River in Kent. Puget Sound Fire and Kent police went to the scene at S. 259th St. and 3rd Ave. S. at about 12:30 a.m. after a witness called to say a small car had driven off the roadway and into

KOMO NEWS - 2018-01-17 04:46:46

Police investigating shooting at Tacoma gas station

Police are investigating after a woman was injured in a shooting at a AM/PM gas station in Tacoma Wednesday night, Jan. 17, 2018. (Photo: KOMO News/Air 4) TACOMA, Wash. - Police are investigating after a woman was injured in a shooting at an AM/PM gas station in Tacoma Wednesday night. It happened a

KOMO NEWS - 2018-01-17 18:39:59

Victim in brutal Lake City attack selected at random, prosecutors say

Seattle police say Jennifer Ayers, 63, was tortured, raped and killed by a 23-year-old Bellevue man who sneaked into her house Monday morning through an unlocked back door. A 23-year-old Bellevue man randomly selected a woman he tortured, raped and stabbed in her Lake City home Monday before setting

NWJOBS - 2018-01-18 02:36:09

Convicted killer brought back to Lewiston to face new charges

A convicted killer captured in Kootenai County has been brought back to Lewiston to answer for charges alleging he beat a man two years ago. Steven Droogs, 41, is charged with felony counts of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, disability or permanent disfigurement; burglary; and an enhan

LEWISTON MORNING TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

COAST ride service has record-breaking year

COAST, a public transportation service for the elderly and disabled, had a banner year in 2017, officials say. The service is the transportation division of the Council on Aging and Human Services based in Colfax. Paige Collins, the council's executive director, said in 2017 alone their drivers cove

MOSCOW-PULLMAN DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Open house showcases possible new City Hall

Pullman city officials hosted their first open house of the year Wednesday at the Encounter Ministries campus in support of two bond issues to be voted on in a special election Feb. 13. Proposition 1 requests permission to sell $10.5 million in general obligation bonds to fund the purchase and conve

MOSCOW-PULLMAN DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Plummer man arrested, charged with meth trafficking

Lewiston police arrested a Plummer man Monday following a traffic stop during which they allegedly found almost a pound of methamphetamine. William M. Antelope III, 46, is charged with felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine at 400 grams or more, possession of a controlled substance, as well as

LEWISTON MORNING TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 08:00:00