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Chili man accused of swerving at buggies sentenced for crash that killed his passenger
After the prison sentence, Steven R. Faber, of Chili, will spend 6.5 years on extended supervision. Faber was sentenced by Portage County Circuit Judge Thomas Flugaur, acting as a substitute judge in the Clark County case, for homicide by drunken driving in the death of Andy Mallory, 35, of Chili. F
Clark Co. woman charged after multiple dogs found dead on her property
CLARK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --A Clark County woman is charged after court documents say multiple dogs were found dead on her property, including one found dead and frozen to its kennel in an outside shed.
Parents can comfort kids troubled by disturbing news of Jayme Closs disappearance
Days after her parents were shot dead in their Barron County home, 13-year-old Jayme Closs is still missing. Her face is on TV, in the newspaper, on social media feeds. For some Wisconsin kids, it may be feeling too close to home.
Student hit by car - Hub City Times
By City Times staffAUBURNDALE – A student was hit by a vehicle in the afterschool hours of Oct. 19 at Auburndale High School.At about 3:20 p.m., Auburndale First Responders and Marshfield Fire & Rescue were called to the school for the report of a student complaining of chest and left arm pain after
Teen flown to hospital following crash into Wisconsin Rapids church
The girl crashed into the back of Crossview Church, 1000 E. Riverview Expressway, about 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Wisconsin Rapids Police Lt. Brian Krzykowski said. Police are trying to determine what caused the teenager to hit the back of the church, which is between Copps Grocery Store and Shopko.
Wisconsin state news briefs: 2 people arrested after accidental...
Heavy rain, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding and landslides did millions of dollars in damage between mid-August and mid-September. Residents and local governments in eight central Wisconsin counties will be eligible for the federal assistance -- including grants, low-cost loans and other pr
City of Marshfield unveils increased tax rate in 2019 budget proposal
The Marshfield City Council voted in June to allow for increasing the tax rate by up to 4.5 percent, which, if used in full, would put Marshfield at its maximum tax levy under state law. The city's tax rate has increased 34 cents, or 2.8 percent over the last six years, as noted in the proposed budg
Final report released in fatal Chetek plane crash
Owen Knutson, who was 17, was piloting the plane that went down in the Red Cedar River in May 2017. His passenger, Hunter Gillett, 18, was critically injured.
Trial set for Marshfield man in Rapids homicide case - Hub City Times
A four-day trial in Wood County Court is set to begin Dec. 17 for Gary Bohman, 59, who according to reports entered Higher Grounds Bakery, 4231 Eighth St. South, Wisconsin Rapids on March 24 and shot 39-year-old Christopher Race, while he was working behind the counter. Race’s two young children wer
Fatal Crash in Juneau County
A two vehicle collision Oct. 16 resulted in a fatality on County Road HH south of 54th Street in the Town of Kildare."Initial investigation revealed the operator of a southbound vehicle went off the roadway while negotiating a curve on County Road HH," said Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson in a pr
Police logs: Bear damages bird feeders
» At 9:51 a.m. Tuesday, deputies arrested a man at the Wood County Courthouse, 400 Market St., Wisconsin Rapids.
Four arrested in Black River Falls drug bust
On Thursday, October 11, police searched a home at 245 N. Water Street. The search came about after police got information the people in the home were selling drugs.
UPDATE: Officers and suspect identified in Strum shooting
According to the Strum Police Department, Ryan Gunderson, 37 of Strum, was shot by officers when he allegedly pointed a gun at them. Gunderson was flown to Rochester where he is expected to be OK.
Police logs: Woman fills pockets with rocks
» At 10:21 a.m. Monday, a caller reported a man with no shoes and no coat walking across the Jackson Street Bridge. An officer learned the man had just been released from jail, and the man said he was OK.
90s At 9 'Love Rollercoaster' Blossomed From a Crazy Plane Ride
"Love Rollercoaster" was originally written and performed by Ohio Players in 1975. The story behind the song is that the band was traveling between shows in a twin engine plane when they flew through turbulent, stormy weather. The band's drummer, Jimmy "Diamond" Williams, was in the co-pilot seat wh
Thiel sentenced to eight years in prison - Hub City Times
Wood County court documents say Scott Thiel, 46, had sex with a teenage girl over a span of two years, and the sex allegedly took place at various locations—including his home, the bus terminal, in the bus he drove, and at a bar which he owned.
Tree service workers spot chimney fire in Jackson Co.
JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --A chimney fire causes significant damage to a Jackson County home, according to the Black River Falls Fire Department.
Man, dog get out of Jackson County fire
BLACK RIVER FALLS — A Jackson County resident and his dog safely escaped from a fire that did heavy damage to a home.A tree service working nearby spotted flames coming out of the home’s roof at about 12:10 p.m. and called 911, according to a Black River Falls Fire Department news release.Tree servi
Augusta woman allegedly steals gas in Eau Claire 15 times
Eau Claire County (WQOW) –An Augusta woman faces 15 theft charges after pumping gas without paying.Eau Claire police said surveillance video shows Alyssa Olson did it 15 times between May and September in Eau Claire alone. The cost was roughly just over $375.Olson is also suspected in several more d
BREAKING: Spencer schools on lockdown
BREAKING: Spencer schools on lockdownCalifornia 16-year-old fatally shoots father while defending his mother, police sayMaryland police officer charged with raping woman during traffic stopUPDATE: Possible sighting of missing Wisconsin teen in Miami, couple killed identified