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2 adults found dead in Barron, teenage girl missing
BARRON, Wis. -- (WEAU)Two people have been found dead in Barron county, and a teenager is missing in the case.
The Latest: No suspect identified in search for teen; 2 dead
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing teen who disappeared after two adults were found dead in her home in western Wisconsin (all times local):10:30 a.m.A Wisconsin sheriff says investigators have not identified a suspect in the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl who deputies d
Family-owned store chain in SW Wisconsin plans to close remaining stores
FENNIMORE, Wis. (AP) — A major family-owned dime store chain in southwestern Wisconsin is closing up shop, marking the end of an era in a world of dollar stores, big-box discount retailers, thrift stores and increasing internet sales.The World of Variety opened in 1971 in Fennimore and was purchased
Rice Lake Area Police Log, Saturday, October 13
4:34 p.m. Someone removed the “Bridge Out” signs on Hwy. 48. 5:08 p.m. Deputy reports sign is propped up.6:27 p.m. Caller on Phipps Avenue reports she was nearly attacked by neighbor’s dog. Advised officer.6:40 p.m. Police requested at restaurant where unruly employee pushed manager, punched wall an
UPDATE: Teen missing after parents found shot to death in Barron County
BARRON, Wis. (WQOW) —UPDATE:Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told News 18 the two deceased adults are the parents of the missing 13-year-old, Jayme Closs.
Ropa had passion for Eau Claire
Ropa, the longtime publisher of The Bottom Line newspaper, former radio journalist and well-known organizer of Festival in the Pines and the Silver Mine Invitational Ski Jump Festival, died Tuesday after a yearlong battle with dementia. He was 53.
Your guide to Halloween: 13 ways to get in the spooky spirit in the Wisconsin Rapids area
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – October is full of fall decorations, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, costumes and candy, and with Halloween right around the corner, it can be tricky to make the most of all the spooky fun.
Going Green: Family businesses come together under one roof on Eau Claire's south side
Editor’s Note:This article originally appeared in the autumn issue of Business Leader, a quarterly magazine produced by the Leader-Telegram. To see that magazine and other special publications, go to LeaderTelegram.com/magazines.
Ridgeland man charged with sexual assault of a child
A 32-year-old Ridgeland man was jailed Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, after he was charged with repeated sex assault of a child in Barron County Circuit Court.Donaven C. Sprague, 90 Wisconsin Hwy. 25, Ridgeland, is scheduled for court hearing Oct. 17, and could face up to 60 years in prison if convicted,
Innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around: Letters...
I agree that any accusation of sexual assault should be taken seriously, and anyone found guilty of such a crime should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But at some point, there has to be evidence. The FBI has performed numerous background checks on Mr. Kavanaugh, including the claims
Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It was a classic case of a ham on the lam.Police in Maine’s capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic Saturday evening after presumably escaping.The Portland Press Herald reports Augusta police went door to door looki
Train show takes over Eau Claire
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --Trains full of different colors, shapes and sizes filled Eau Claire's Indoor Sport Center for the West Wisconsin Railroad Club 17th Annual Train Show.
Cornell man charged with injuring five in hit-and-run
Kile S. Trevithick, 24, of 114 Main St., was charged Oct. 4 with five counts of operating while intoxicated-cause injury, five counts of hit-and-run involving injury and operating with a revoked license.
Sawyer County woman indicted on distributing meth charges
MADISON– Tabatha Case, 32, Stone Lake, Wisconsin, is charged with five counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.The indictment alleges that she distributed methamphetamine on three occasions in August and September 2016 and on t
Officer involved shooting in Hawkins — GRAPHIC
GRAPHIC CONTENT ADVISORY— This is recently released body camera video of an officer involved shooting in Hawkins in August. Adam Knowlton was shot and killed after he advanced toward Deputy Matt Wojcik and raised a large knife attached to a long rod at the officer. We have removed video of the shoot
Area man pleads to strange call
In Rusk County Circuit Court on Oct. 2 during a pre-trial conference, a Weyerhaeuser man pleaded no contest to one count misdemeanor bail jumping and resisting or obstructing an officer after a call reported to the Rusk County dispatch that he was acting strange.On August 27 Rusk County deputies wer
Man airlifted after vintage car crash; Alcohol a factor sheriff says
his 1940s Ford coupe was damaged in a rollover crash on CTH D, west of Chetek, on Saturday, Oct. 6. The driver was airlifted to Eau Claire with serious injuries. The damage to the middle of the car was apparently caused when it hit a power pole. Photo courtesy of the Barron County Sheriff’s Departme
Preview, live thread and updates: Michigan vs. Wisconsin
ANN ARBOR, Mich. —The stage is set with a primetime night game between No.12 Michigan against No.15 Wisconsin. Both team's with a win control their chances of playing in Indianapolis for the Big Ten this season. Michigan has won five straight games since losing its opener at rival Notre Dame in Week
What Channel is Wisconsin vs. Michigan On?
ANN ARBOR, Mich. --No. 15 Wisconsin (4-1, 2-0) can potentially get back into the college football playoff discussion. First things first, the Badgers must knock off No. 12 Michigan (5-1, 3-0) at The Big House, a stadium in which they have just one win at since 1995.
Rice Lake Area Police Log, Friday, October 12
3:08 a.m. Officers on Orchard Beach Lane and Montanis Drive traffic stop have man in custody for drunken driving.11:29 a.m. Caller got call from “Social Security” who said vehicle he owned was found in Texas with drugs. Caller gave them his Social Security number and prepaid credit card, and now rea