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Barron Co. man charged after undercover child enticement investigation

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Barron County man is charged after trying to meet who he thought was a 15-year-old girl for sex. 35-year-old Jay Hoppe of Almena is facing three counts including, using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. On March 13, an officer with the Rice Lake Police Depar

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-21 05:45:00

Youth sex sting nets man from Cameron

A series of email and text messages earlier this month has resulted in felony child sex-related charges against a 65-year-old Cameron man, Barron County Circuit Court documents said. A complaint filed Wednesday, March 14, 2018, identifies the defendant as Gene Lundequam, 1971 16 1/2 Ave., Cameron. T

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-03-21 13:36:00

Man gets three years' prison for $16,000 Chetek burglary

A 21-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man will spend three years in prison after he was sentenced Wednesday, March 14, 2018, for burglarizing a trailer home in Chetek during August 2016 and making off with an estimated $16,000 in cash. Kevin J. Weh, who lived in La Crosse at the time of sentencing, was one

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-03-21 13:25:00

Haugen man enters plea after death of baby

BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Haugen man entered a not guilty plea in Barron County Court for second degree reckless homicide. Curtis Strand, 31, is charged with killing his three-month-old child. In July, Strand told investigators the child fell off his knee. He says initially he didn't want to tell off

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-21 23:34:00

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

Rice Lake man arrested in Eau Claire for third OWI

A Rice Lake man was arrested for drunken driving early Saturday in Eau Claire. Troy Brower, 42, was arrested for OWI-third offense, driving the wrong way and fleeing an officer, stated a news release issued by the State Patrol, Eau Claire Post. The State Patrol reports that shortly after 2 a.m., a t


Man who stole snowmobiles, guns gets prison sentence

One of three defendants charged in connection with the theft of guns and snowmobiles from the Poskin area was sentenced to two years in prison at a hearing on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court. Chris W. Baldwin, 50, formerly of 1656 Fourth St., Almena, was charged with burglary

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-03-21 13:34:00

High school will change English curriculum; board member resigns because of it

SPOONER- On a 4-2 vote, the Spooner Area School District board adopted a restructuring of its high school English curriculum that increased the number of English credits for graduation, from one to four, and set standard English courses for each grade, eliminating a host of elective courses. Board m

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-20 17:06:00

Man arrested after short Barron Co. high-speed chase

BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- A man has been arrested after a high-speed chase in Barron County. It happened Sunday afternoon on Highway D, south of Barron. Deputies say they tried to pull over Nicholas Mosay, 31 of Balsam Lake, for a traffic violation. That's when they say he took off at a high-rate of sp

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-19 22:52:00

Motorcycle catches on fire at Eau Claire intersection

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A motorcycle is destroyed after it catches on fire in Eau Claire. It happened Saturday around 7 p.m. at the corner of Jeffers Road and North Crossing. The Eau Claire Police Department said the fire started because of a mechanical issues. It was fully engulfed by the time f


Barron Electric to host 82nd annual meeting

BARRON- Entertainment, awarding of prizes, and lunch are among the activities planned for Barron Electric's upcoming annual meeting. "Barron Electric Cooperative's 82nd Annual Meeting will focus on electric vehicle technology and concern for community," said Barron Electric's General Manager Dallas

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-20 13:22:00

Police-Sheriff calls: Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18

7:50 a.m. Theft of gift cards from car, 1000 block of Weather Ridge Rd., Chippewa Falls. 8:36 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 27000 block of County Highway MM, Chippewa Falls. 9:45 a.m. Criminal damage to house, 700 block of Prairie St., Chippewa Falls. 12:34 p.m. Drug abuse, Cornell. 5:21 p.m. Criminal da


McCumber, Berkesch named valedictorian and salutatorian at Spooner High

SPOONER- Danika McCumber was announced as Spooner High School's valedictorian and Joshua Berkesch as the salutatorian during the school board's meeting on Monday, March 19. Principal Sarah Johnson presented them with Awards of Excellence and read the following statements honoring the students: Danik

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-20 22:39:00

Eau Claire woman charged with assaulting children sentenced

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The woman accused of sexually assaulting multiple children on different occasions was sentenced in Eau Claire County Court on Monday, March 19. 33-year-old Sodaphy Ormston of Eau Claire was charged in 2016. In December 2017, Ormston pleaded guilty to repeated sexual assaul

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-20 05:47:00

New Richmond Police: Police dispatched; traffic crashes

Dispatched An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Sharron Avenue for an emergency detention complaint at 9:59 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23. An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of West Third Street for a welfare check at 11:14 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. An officer was dispatched to the 600 bloc


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

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Applications for the 16th annual Shell Lake Fine Art Festival are now available. The art festival will be held Saturday, July 7, in Memorial Park in Shell Lake. This is a juried fine art and fine craft show and applications are juried by three images of the artist's current work. The Shell Lake Fine


Moulton announces retirement from State Senate, Bernier announces run

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Sen. Terry Moulton announced Monday that he is officially announcing his retirement from the State Senate. Also on Monday, Rep. Kathy Bernier announced that she would be running for Moulton's seat. Bernier made the announcement at the Lake Hallie Town Hall Monday morning


17-year-old charged for alleged threats at Barron High School

A criminal complaint filed Thursday, March 15, has identified a defendant allegedly involved in making a threat at Barron High School on Tuesday, March 13, according to County Circuit Court documents. Alleged threat leads to arrest of juvenile at Barron High School The complaint charges 17-year-old


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