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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
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
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.
Wallace wins Republican sheriff primary
Incumbent Republican Jeff Wallace with 1,345 votes won handily over challengers Marc Egle, a current deputy who declared as a write-in candidate, with 438 votes and David Hibbard, a former deputy who retired from the department four years ago after a failed bid for sheriff.
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
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
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
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
Police-Sheriff calls: Friday, Aug. 10 - Sunday, Aug. 12
Chippewa County emergency response and law enforcement agencies responded to the following calls:Friday, Aug. 108:06 a.m. Theft of 300 gallons of fuel, 2200 block of Olson Dr., Chippewa Falls.
Criminal Complaint: Suspect shot by Eau Claire Co. deputies 'wanted' to get killed by police
EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --The suspect accused of a multi-county chase that ended in an officer-involved shooting told investigators he wanted to get killed by police.Reese Diesterhaft, 23, was charged in Dunn County Court on Tuesday with burglary, attempting to flee an officer, disorderly con
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
Barron outdoor pool has major leak
A technician with Beaver Dam, Wis.-based Neuman Group inspects the Barron Municipal Swimming Pool on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.Photo by Bob Zientaraunknown
Motorcyclist killed in Glen Flora crash
The driver of a motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene following a crash that occurred Saturday afternoon in Glen Flora.According to the Rusk County Sheriff's Department, a motorcycle traveling westbound on U.S. 8 was attempting to make a left turn onto County B in Glen Flora when it was rear-e
Deputies involved in Eau Claire shooting identified
Two Eau Claire County sheriff's deputies who were involved in a town of Brunswick shooting Aug. 7 have been identified.Deputy James Haworth and Deputy Daniel Eaton were present at an incident that's under investigation by the Eau Claire and Menomonie police departments, according to a press release
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
Rice Lake Area Police Log, Saturday, August 11
1:35 p.m. 911 caller reports guy got out of vehicle outside retail store, kicked caller’s car, and pushed him. 1:48 p.m. Officer reports that both men kicked each other’s vehicles. They were advised to move along or get tickets.
Crash closes lane of traffic on Highway 29 near Chippewa Falls
According to an alert by the Wisconsin DOT, the crash happened near mile marker 73, eastbound around 2:30 p.m. The left lane is closed while crews respond.
Woman fatally injured in U.s. 53 crash near Haugen
Fatal accident — Emergency vehicles converged on the scene of this fatal accident on the evening of Thursday Aug. 9, 2018, along U.S. Hwy. 53 near the Barron-Washburn county line. Photo contributed
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
Home, restaurant destroyed in explosion
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