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Sheriff’s deputy shoots, kills man in Hawkins

An officer-involved shooting is being investigated at this home in Hawkins. According to sheriff’s dispatch records, a caller at 9:33 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, advised her brother was there and had been drinking. A deputy reported "shots fired" at 10:13 p.m. The Rusk County Medical Examiner was calle

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-08-15 16:16:00

Death on Conger Road believed to be from natural causes

A person who was initially reported to have been struck by a tree Monday, Aug. 13, in the Town of Couderay may have died of natural causes, according to a news release issued by the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department today (Aug. 15).Police Chief Tim DeBrot said that at approximately 8:05 p

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-15 16:14:00

New Richmond man latest to get nailed in child sex sting

A continuing investigation by the Rice Lake Police Department into computerized child sex has resulted in its 13th arrest, according to a complaint filed Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court.The defendant in the latest arrest – which took place Sunday, Aug. 12 -- is 33-year-old Jos

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:11:00

Eau Claire man 12th to be arrested in child sex sting

An Eau Claire man faces charges carrying a maximum penalty of more than 90 years in prison after Rice Lake police conducted the 12th in a series of investigations involving attempted child sex assault and the use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.A complaint filed Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:07:00

Ukraine's State Fiscal Service to check 235 companies for smuggling of timber | KyivPost

Oil runs down the blade of a participant's ax before the start of a chopping event at the Lumberjack World Championships on July 19, 2018 in Hayward, Wisconsin. The event, in its 59th year, draws men and women from around the world who compete in events that showcase traditional lumberjack skills in

KPNEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 16:31:48

Stuart edges out Richter in Washburn County sheriff race in Partisan Primary

Minong Police Chief Dennis Stuart edged out Washburn County Police Chief Mike Richter, 1,765-1,549, in the hard-fought Partisan Primary on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to be the candidate for Washburn County sheriff on the Republican ballot in November.Since no one else is running in the race, Stuart likely wi

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-15 12:54:00

Police informant charged with faking drug deals

A Cumberland man faces up to 50 years in prison and/or $110,000 in fines after being charged with faking drug deals while he was a “confidential informant” working with the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, according to a complaint filed Aug. 7, 2018 in county Circuit Court.The defendant is identi

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:20:00

Probation revoked for man found guilty of felony theft

A 33-year-old former Chetek resident will spend a year in the county jail after his probation was revoked in connection with a March 2016 home invasion in Rice Lake, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.Kevin L. Swartz will be given work release privileges and can get his jail term red

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-08-15 13:58:00

Rusk County deputy fatally shoots man during altercation

Authorities say a caller told dispatchers a man at the home was intoxicated and was afraid he could become violent. Deputies responded to the home in the Village of Hawkins, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Ladysmith, and one deputy fired during the Sunday night altercation.

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2018-08-13 20:25:16

Public hearing set on Hwy. 53 interchange at Trego

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northwest Region office will conduct a public hearing to discuss the design and environmental aspects of proposed improvements on U.S. Highway 53 in the Town of Trego in Washburn County.The public hearing is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, , a


Rice Lake Area Police Log, Monday, August 13

11:55 a.m. Lifeline alarm activated at Eau Claire Street residence. 12:00 p.m. Ambulance crew requests Fire Department paged to assist. 12:06 p.m. Officer reports that they had to force entry, and nobody was inside.1:30 p.m. Group home residence took off toward Main Street, and he isn’t allowed to l

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-14 17:00:00

Sawyer County Fair is Aug. 23-26

Gabby Tremblay of Hayward holds her 1,315-pound grand champion Shorthorn-Hereford cross steer, “Melman,” on a halter during the beef cattle judging at the Sawyer County Fair.Terrell Boettcher


Jack Links Beef Jerky's rise to worldwide prominence started in small town Wisconsin

MINONG, Wisconsin (KMSP)- Minong, Wisconsin, just two hours northeast of the Twin Cities, is home to just over 500 people but it’s also home to the world leader in a product you may have enjoyed, or at least seen on store shelves.


Fake drug deals bring charges

A Cumberland man working as a police confidential informant is accused of arranging fake drug deals and pocketing hundreds of dollars in buy money.According to the criminal complaint: Collin J. Polichnia, 23, was acting as a police confidential informant for Barron County sheriff’s drug detectives w


Nashville jazz duo to perform Aug. 17 at The Park Center

HAYWARD– Nashville jazz Americana duo Annie Sellick and Pat Bergeson return Friday, Aug. 17, to the Park Center in Hayward for a 7:30 p.m. concert.Advance tickets can be bought at Art Beat in downtown Hayward and online at .


Voters reject $1 million county spending measure

The county's $1 million spending measure was roundly defeated by voters Tuesday by a 2-1 margin.At about 10:30 p.m.., the measure was failing 1,404 votes to 771 with 13 of 19 county precincts reporting. Three of four precincts in the city of Ashland, which represents about half the county's populati

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-15 02:54:00

Stuart edges out Richter in primary election in sheriff's race

Minong Chief of Police Dennis Stuart edged out Washburn County Chief Deputy Mike Richter 1,765-1,549 in the Partisan Primary on Tuesday night, Aug. 14, the culmination of a hard-fought race to be on the ballot in November as the Republican candidate for Washburn County sheriff.And with no candidates

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-15 03:46:00

UPDATE: Man killed in Rusk Co. motorcycle crash identified

LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU) --The name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash in Ladysmith has been release.Dwight Cooley, of Ladysmith, was killed in the crash that happened Saturday.According to the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, it happened Saturday just after 5 p.m. Deputies say Cooley was traveling


Suspect arrested in Hayward stabbing; victim found hours later

The male suspect has been identified as Anthony J. Smart, age 38. The name of the male victim is not being released at this time, said Sheriff Douglas Mrotek.


Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Hawkins

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), at the request of the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating an officer involved death that took place on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 at a residence in the Village of Hawkins.A caller told dispatcher