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Wis. town shaken after death of student, unrelated threat made to school

The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student's death at Meyer Middle School and another resulting in a student's arrest. Superintendent Jamie Benson sent an automated voice message March 19 to families in the district confirming the death of a si

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 12:30:12

Child found dead in River Falls school; unrelated threat follows

The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student's death at Meyer Middle School. Superintendent Jamie Benson sent an automated voice message March 19 to families in the district confirming the death of a sixth-grade student. "The death of any young p

PIERCE COUNTY HERALD - 2018-03-20 17:36:16

Unbelted Jeep driver ejected in crash that closed I-494 in Woodbury

Slick roads on the first day of spring led to trouble for a Jeep driver who was injured in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury. The Jeep driver over corrected after losing traction on northbound I-494 near Valley Creek Road shortly after noon. In over correcting, he struck a box truc

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 18:48:00

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor turns himself in on murder, manslaughter charges in Justine Damond killing

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter in the July shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a decision that prosecutors said was delayed by some of the officer's colleagues' reluctance to testify. Noor is charged with third-degree murder "perpetrat

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 02:01:00

6 men charged in St. Paul underage sex-trafficking sting

Six men were arrested after authorities say they tried to engage in prostitution with a minor during a sex-trafficking sting conducted in St. Paul this winter. The men were charged Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court. Each responded to an ad posted by law enforcement on Backpage.com's dating sec

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-20 23:56:58

UPDATE: Man sentenced in fatal drunken driving crash

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (WEAU) -- The New Richmond man charged after one person died and three others were hurt in a drunken driving crash has now been sentenced. Monday, in St. Croix County Court 20-year-old Dalton Mundle was sentenced to eight years of probation and 12 month conditional jail time. He w

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-19 23:12:00

Harlem Globetrotter surprises Wisconsin boy

PRESCOTT, Wis. - Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin surprised 10-year-old Ethan Kranig Monday at his school in Prescott, Wisconsin in honor of his birthday. Ethan has a condition called ectrodactyly ectodermal dysplasia, which impacts his limbs and his eyesight. He's undergone more than 30 surgeries

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-21 15:20:04

Meth sale suspect sends email to authorities

A former Prairie Farm resident charged with felony methamphetamine distribution sent an email to police earlier this month allegedly saying she has "been clean for over a month," according to a complaint filed Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court. The defendant is identified as

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-03-21 13:27:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Crews respond to fire at Federal Foam in New Richmond

Firefighters responded this week to a machine fire at Federal Foam in New Richmond. New Richmond Fire Chief Jim VanderWyst said firefighters were called at 7:32 p.m. Monday, March 12, to 600 Wisconsin Drive business for a fire. He said the fire was contained to a machine that applies hot rubber to a


Hugo man sentenced to 26 years for raping woman with disabilities

A man found guilty of repeatedly raping and abusing a Hugo woman who has developmental disabilities has been sentenced in Washington County District Court to 26 years in prison.Omar A. Muhammad (Courtesy of the Washington County sheriff's office) Judge Greg Galler sentenced Omar Muhammad, 21, of Hug


Inmate charged with assaulting deputy

HASTINGS, Minn. - An inmate at the Dakota County Jail is charged with assault after he repeatedly punched a correctional deputy in the face. According to criminal charges, Aziz Holmes, 23, of Brooklyn Center, was being escorted from the shower back to his cell at the jail on March 3, when he sudden


New Richmond-area County Board candidates sound off

New Richmond-area candidates for St. Croix County Board agreed that a transit program isn't viable right now, but incumbents and challengers saw eye-to-eye on little else during a forum last week. An estimated 33 people came to watch the candidates weigh in on everything from gun violence to water q


Woman arrested after leading deputies on chase in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Tomah woman is arrested after leading deputies on a chase through Jackson County. It happened around 5:30 a.m. Friday in the township of Knapp. Deputies say they received a report of 33-year-old Krystal Kogutkiewicz acting suspicious outside of a home. They say she h


Hudson student's remarks on bus lead to citation

A Hudson student was issued a citation Thursday after a school-bus conversation that concerned at least one other classmate. Hudson School District Superintendent Nick Ouellette emailed district families Thursday evening to say the incident was investigated by police and deemed not to be a threat. "