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Three people, including two children, found dead inside Seymour, Wisconsin home
Three people were found dead in a home on Main St. in Seymour on Friday morning. Police say officers first responded Thursday night at around 11:20 p.m. to the 600 block of North Main St. in Seymour for a report of a domestic disturbance.
Several dogs poisoned in northern Wisconsin, authorities ask for help
MADISON (WKOW) — Authorities are looking for more information about a string of dog poisonings in northern Wisconsin. “The Wis. Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service are seeking the public’s help in solving several cases involving the poisoning dea
Phillips council works to update parks plan
The City of Phillips parks and recreation plan is being updated for the first time since 2011, and it was the primary focus of discussion at the city council meeting April 9. A public hearing on the revised plan — which describes all ongoing, future, and potential outdoor recreation projects within
3 Woodstock home invasion suspects arrested in Wisconsin
Police have arrested three additional suspects wanted in connection with a Woodstock home invasion and battery earlier this month. Woodstock police responded about 3:25 a.m. April 7 to the 1900 block of Sheila Street after a report of a home invasion. When officers arrived, however, the suspects alr
Seven drug-related arrests made in Price County
Seven individuals were recently arrested in Price County on illegal drug-related charges as local law enforcement continues their efforts to curb the spread of methamphetamine and marijuana in the area.
Wisconsin brothers accused of years-long sexual abuse of siblings; father blamed ‘raging hormones’
Three brothers in Milwaukee were charged with the alleged sexual assault of their younger siblings while their father, aware of the abuse, is accused of doing nothing to stop it.
Violent attack caught on camera at Wisconsin high school
BERLIN, Wis. -- (WMTV) Disturbing video is making the rounds on social media showing a high school student in Green Lake County violently beating another student. Authorities are now investigating the attack that took place at Berlin High School.
Price County CCR starts by believing survivors of sexual assault
Sexual assault is a serious and widespread problem. Nearly one in five women in the United States have experienced rape or attempted rape some time in their lives, and one in 67 American men have experienced rape or attempted rape. Also, the majority of sexual assaults, an estimated 63%, are never r
Green Alert issued for 30-year-old Wisconsin woman
A Green Alert has been issued for Aimee Marie McCaughey, who was last seen Monday in Eau Claire. McCaughey, 30, suffers from PTSD/depression, and it is unknown if she is taking her prescribed medication.
$4,600 worth of meth seized in Price County drug busts
Phillips, WIS. (WSAW) -- The Phillips Police Chief says $4,600 worth of methamphetamine was seized Saturday as result of a three search warrants that were executed simultaneously on Saturday.
Truckers are learning to spot signs of human trafficking in Wisconsin
(WKOW) — Human trafficking has impacted all 72 counties across Wisconsin and although law enforcement is cracking down on it, there’s another group of people who see it happening almost everyday and have the chance to do something about.
Foxconn's Wisconsin Facility is a Ghost Town Where Workers Are Just 'Moving Dirt Around'
The people of Wisconsin are at their wit’s end, trying to figure out what to do about a Foxconn facility that has so far failed to create thousands of jobs. And the Democratic governor, Tony Evers, signaled this week that the deal signed by his predecessor, which provided $4 billion worth of subsidi
Search continues for Wisconsin man who fell into Maine river
BATH, Maine — A search is continuing for a Wisconsin man who fell into Maine’s Kennebec River. Officials say two witnesses saw David Henry Dieterich of Racine, Wisconsin, fall off an unstable dock late Thursday near a parking lot of the Kennebec Tavern in Bath.
NW Wisconsin tribal leaders accused of embezzling $1.5M from casino
TURTLE LAKE, Wis. — Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no documentation or receipts.
Butternut woman keeps streets cleaned up year round
Shelley Meverden picked up a soda can three years ago that changed her life. The retired nurse was out for a walk in the Village of Butternut, where she has lived almost all her life. She had started walking as a means of getting in some daily exercise, and on her walks, she began noticing trash alo
Pioneer girls pick up first win
The Butternut/Mercer girls softball team picked up a win in their first official game of the season on April 15, beating Ashland 26-8. Grace Wegner and Cassy Bortz combine to give up four hits, six walks, with seven strikes over four innings with Wegner getting the win. There were two hits a piece f
Screaming Eagles dugout gets new head coach
A new ball season is underway, and with it, a new head coach for the Chequamegon High School softball team. Paige Herbst, physical education teacher at Park Falls Elementary, took over the reins of the Screaming Eagles earlier this year, stepping into a program formerly headed by Ken Dischler that c
Area Baseball Roundup --- Tuesday, April 16
• Butternut-Mercer 6, at Drummond 0 — The Pioneers earned a shutout victory over the Lumberjacks in Indianhead Conference baseball action Tuesday. The visitors scored three runs in the first inning, and added one each in the third, fourth and fifth innings.
Red Apple Center starts campaign for future
A recent resolution passed by the Price County Board of Supervisors allows the county to sell a Phillips building currently leased to the Red Apple Center, a non-profit organization providing services to adults with disabilities. With the retirement of the county's longtime buildings and grounds kee
First National Bank set to transition to Forward Bank
First National Bank of Park Falls and Phillips will transition to Forward Bank the weekend of May 3. The change comes months after a purchase agreement was reached late last year, and following regulatory approval granted earlier this month.