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Former Manitowoc County officer sues Netflix over 'Making a Murderer'
MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. — A former Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office police officer is suing Netflix and the creators of the docu-series, "Making a Murder". The Netflix series documents the trials of Steven Avery, who was convicted in 2007 of Teresa Halbach's 2005 murder.
Pursuit results in fatal two-vehicle crash in Manitowoc County
MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A pursuit in Manitowoc County has ended in a fatal two-vehicle crash. A Manitowoc County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a white 2006 Lincoln Town Car on STH 147/ S. Main Street within the Village of Mishicot for multiple violations.
High Speed Chase Results in Deadly Crash
TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WFRV) - Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department says a Two Rivers man fleeing a Deputy Sunday evening struck another vehicle, killing its 25-year-old driver. The crash happened after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday when a Deputy tried to pullover a 48-year-old man driving a 2006 Lincoln Town Car
Former Detective Files Defamation Suit Over 'Making a Murderer" Series
MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) - A former detective with the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office who helped convict Steven Avery is suing Netflix and the makers of the docuseries "Making a Murderer".
Avery Attorney Looking at New Bone Testing
MANITOWOC COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - The attorney for Steven Avery said in a series of tweets on Monday that she's seeking new testing of bones in an effort to exonerate Avery in the Teresa Halbach murder case.
Malnourished dog rescued in Manitowoc was about 18 pounds, now in good hands
MANITOWOC, Wis. (WBAY) -- A dog rescued from a home during an animal neglect investigation in Manitowoc is now in good hands. “We have renamed her Helena giving her a new start on life. She is an amazing sweet dog,” said Tina Nichols with the Lakeshore Humane Society.
Reward offered in thefts-from-vehicles case in Manitowoc County
MANITOWOC COUNTY (WLUK) -- A reward is being offered for information that can help investigators crack a string of thefts from vehicles. The Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office says since last month, someone has been going into unlocked vehicles and garages and taking valuables from inside the vehicle
More than a dozen icefishers trapped on Green Bay
BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – Crews are working to rescue several anglers trapped on ice on the Bay of Green Bay. Rescue crews have responded to Volk’s Landing in the town of Scott. This is off Edgewater Beach Road.
Detective files defamation lawsuit against Netflix for portrayal in 'Making a Murderer'
MANITOWOC, Wis. - A former detective is suing the filmmakers who produced the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" alleging the documentary defamed him. The former Manitowoc County Sheriff's Detective Andrew Colborn filed the lawsuit Monday against filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos as well as
Brillion Receives State Grant to Demolish Former Iron Works Site
BRILLION, Wis. (WFRV) - The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is awarding the City of Brillion a $500,000 grant to help finance the demolition work on the former Brillion Iron Works buildings.
Authorities end ice rescue on Sheboygan River after 'missing' subject walks up to command post
KIEL, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Late Sunday morning the Kiel Fire Department was sent to a report of someone who had fallen through ice on the Sheboygan River. Witnesses saw the person on the ice about four feet from open water and then saw that person disappear.
Avery case detective sues Netflix, ‘Making a Murderer’ filmmakers
MANITOWOC, Wis. (WBAY) — One of the detectives who investigated the Teresa Halbach murder is suing Netflix and the filmmakers behind “Making a Murderer” for defamation and negligence.
Churches win lawsuit against De Pere
(BROWN COUNTY) – A judge has ruled in favor of a group of De Pere churches which challenged the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance. De Pere passed an ordinance in November, 2017, which went into effect March 1. It prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Manitowoc smoking rate: Tobacco retail licensing protects kids, group says | Briefs
re:TH!NK: Increased tobacco retail licensing protects kids. Wisconsin state law requires all retail locations that sell cigarettes or tobacco products, not including electronic cigarettes, to obtain a license each year and allows communities to set an annual licensing fee and sets the maximum fee at
Two Rivers police arrest man after he stole money from Beserkers bar
TWO RIVERS – Two Rivers police arrested a man Friday afternoon after they say he stole a large amount of money from Berserkers tavern. Police were dispatched to the bar at 1811 19th St. at around noon Friday. According to a press release from Two Rivers police, the suspect stole the money while a ba
Manitowoc County Board to reconsider sale of farmland near I-43
MANITOWOC - Manitowoc County Board of Supervisors will revisit the potential sale of land in the town of Newton to a local farmer. The board halted the sale of 93.5 acres of farmland on Hecker Road for $560,880 during its October annual meeting after Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels made comments abou
'Bring me a dream': Remembering Wisconsin's famed Chordettes
SHEBOYGAN - You might not recognize their name, but you've certainly heard their music. Known for their hits "Mr. Sandman" and "Lollipop," the Chordettes became famous after winning the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout contest in 1949. They got their start out of a home on Superior Avenue in Sheboygan, b
Wisconsin hunters: Watch what you’re wearing during post-hunt photo sessions
Some of the most unlikely to-do-so publications run photos of smiling hunters inappropriately dressed while doing their activity and with their prey nearby. Safety is often the issue and being illegally dressed another.
Manitowoc Girl Scouts unveil two new cookies: S'mores and Toffee-Tastic | Briefs
Girl Scouts unveil two new cookies: S'mores and Toffee-Tastic. Manitowoc Girl Scouts will kick off their 102nd cookie sale in early January and will be offering two new varieties: S’mores and Toffee-Tastic, in addition to the classic favorites.
Former Wisconsin Santa charged with child sex assault
OSHKOSH, Wis. -- A former YMCA employee, who used to dress up as Santa Claus, has been charged with two counts of first-degree child sexual assault. Police in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, said they were called to the YMCA last week after childcare supervisors told officers that a parent saw BT Adams kiss a 3