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Rafa Todd joins district attorney's office

The Barron County District Attorney's Office has a new assistant district attorney. John Rafa Todd earned his law degree at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison in the spring. He replaced Rachel Kibbe (Payne) who was with the office since spring 2015. Rafa Todd, who now lives in Rice L

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Holiday event for the United Way

The annual Holly Auction and Taste of the Holly Days is Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Turtleback Golf Course in Rice Lake. The event is a fundraiser for the United Way. Donations are currently being accepted. Tickets are available at the door for $15 at 6 p.m. or at the VIP level of $30 at 5:30 p.m. The purc

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Ag group's focus is on trade - Barron News-Shield: Agriculture

KANSAS CITY - Trade was topic of discussion during the National Association of Farm Broadcaster's Convention in Kansas City. President for the National Grain and Feed Association Randy Gordon told News Talk WJAG the NGFA supports a proactive U.S. trade agenda focused on expanding market access and f

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Baby's death leads to homicide arrest

A Haugen man has been arrested in the death of his 3-month old child July 9. Curtis A. Strand, 31, was booked into the Barron County jail for first-degree reckless homicide following a 4-month investigation into the child's death, stated a news release issued by the Sheriff's Department. The case is


Wisconsin's tight housing market loosening a bit

Wisconsin's tight housing market is showing a few signs of loosening, according to new data from the Wisconsin Realtors Association. The group's latest figures show nearly 7,300 sales of existing homes in the state last month, up 4.9 percent from October 2016. The number of new listings rose more th


Man allegedly interfered with ambulance crew

Criminal charges have been filed against a Rice Lake man accused of interfering with an ambulance crew tending to his sick roommate. William R. Eckerman, 59, of 215 W. Eau Claire St. appeared in Barron County Circuit Court on felony charges of intentionally obstructing emergency persons and bail jum


Father charged in death investigation of three-month old child

Curtis Strand -from Barron County Sheriff's Office RICE LAKE- The Barron County Sheriff reports Curtis Strand, 31, Haugen, has been arrested for first-degree reckless homicide after a four month investigation into the death of his three-month old child. The Barron County Sheriff's Department receive


Father arrested, suspected of role in 3-month-old's death

A 3-month-old child died at the hospital in July and now the child's father has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree reckless homicide. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said in a press release on Wednesday, Nov. 22, that Curtis Strand, 31, of Haugen, had been arrested. On July 9, at 5:2


Skagit River reaches highest level since '06

The Skagit River on Thursday reached its highest level in 11 years, making things difficult for residents of Concrete and Hamilton on Thanksgiving. And downstream, Mount Vernon is about to feel the same thing. The National Weather Service said the river at Concrete reached 36.56 feet just after 2 p.

KING-5 - 2017-11-24 13:45:18

Police looking for suspect in Mount Vernon bank robbery

MOUNT VERNON - Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing the Skagit State Bank branch on Highway 536 in west Mount Vernon on Wednesday afternoon. According to a news release from the Mount Vernon Police Department, the man entered the bank at 12:50 p.m. and demanded money from a teller. No w

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2017-11-23 17:50:00

Burlington man dies after being hit by truck on Interstate 5 on-ramp

Police are looking for the driver of a pickup involved in a deadly hit-and-run Wednesday night on an Interstate 5 on-ramp near Cascade Mall. Porfirio Reyes-Solano, 44, apparently was hit by a pickup on the northbound I-5 on-ramp at George Hopper Road, according to the Washington State Patrol. A sta

BELLINGHAM HERALD - 2017-11-24 17:44:00

Health Roundup: New high blood pressure guidelines, Medicare open enrollment deadline looms

American Heart Association has released its new high blood pressure guidelines. The first new high blood pressure guideline, announced Nov. 13, in more than 14 years, redefines the dangerous condition and provides tactics for doctors to detect, treat and prevent it. People with readings of 130 as th

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 13:15:00

These princesses and hero come to you

April Miller of Anacortes is in the business of making dreams come true with a company she started in April 2017 called, "When You Wish Events." Why did you start the business? I have been in the entertainment business since I was in grade school. I graduated with a degree in music and primarily pe

BELLINGHAM HERALD - 2017-11-24 17:00:00

Election 2017 update: No automatic recount required in close race for Stanwood council

In the Nov. 21 vote count update for the General Election posted by Snohomish County Auditor's Office, Diane Warsinske White had retained her 11-vote lead over Steve Shepro in the Position 2 race for Stanwood City Council. Despite the close race, the Auditor's Office said the difference is insuffici

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-11-25 00:00:00

Stanwood librarians are seniors in Sno-Isle system

Even though they don't get to sit around reading books all day, Marlene Moodie and Almira Jones still love their jobs at the Stanwood Library. The two Camano Island residents are the "longest tenured librarians in the Sno-Isle Library system," said Charles Pratt, Stanwood's managing librarian. As ch

SCNEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 14:00:00

Police honored in medal of honor ceremony

With McIntyre Hall filled with law enforcement officers, friends and family members Monday, Nov 21, the Mount Vernon Police Department held a medal of honor ceremony for six Mount Vernon officers and one Burlington officer. They were on the front line of what would become an hourslong standoff Dec.

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2017-11-23 15:00:00

Small events made big news in Staunton: Bathroom Reader No. 76

A collection of curious items for your reading pleasure:The Big Fence When the new Augusta County Courthouse was built in 1901, it retained one prominent feature of the 1835 model it had replaced - an iron fence that enclosed the grounds. In late August, as the dedication of the new structure neared

STAUNTON NEWS LEADER - 2017-11-24 21:59:31

Staunton announces free holiday parking

Complimentary parking signs will be posted at the entrances to these city parking facilities to remind customers. For more information, call (540) 332-3812. Another mass shooting, another debate on gun control. Democrats and gun control supporters say it's high time we ban more types of guns and am

DAILY PROGRESS - 2017-11-25 00:00:00

Crash leading to significant delays on I-81 South near Staunton

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Drivers headed south on Interstate 81 should be prepared for significant delays in Augusta County. According to VDOT, a vehicle accident at mile marker 222.4 has closed the left shoulder and left lane, leading to delays of about two miles as of 11:42 a.m. This is right i


Staunton holiday display turned back on after unplugged over message

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - A light display has created some controversy after it was unplugged by the organizers of Celebration of Lights Committee. However, on Tuesday night, the 'coexist' sign was turned back on. The Staunton Augusta Waynesboro Action Committee said they received a call on Sunday nigh