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Mom asks why DA hasn’t filed child abuse charge after 3 years

Three years after her infant daughter was injured in daycare, a Cottage Grove mother is asking why charges have not been filed.The 5 and a-half month-old girl suffered a broken arm at a Hayward daycare center and two former daycare employees were identified at the time for possible offenses.Lacy Smi

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-16 20:00:00

Plot thickens in drug smuggling case

A felony charge against a Webster woman caught allegedly smuggling methamphetamine into the Barron County jail in a daily devotional has been dismissed. The felony charge has now been leveled against a Cameron woman, who actually provided the book.Janeen Mosay, 49, of Webster was cleared of the char

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-16 17:47:00

Police informant charged with faking drug deals

A Cumberland man faces up to 50 years in prison and/or $110,000 in fines after being charged with faking drug deals while he was a “confidential informant” working with the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, according to a complaint filed Aug. 7, 2018 in county Circuit Court.The defendant is identi

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:20:00

New Richmond man latest to get nailed in child sex sting

A continuing investigation by the Rice Lake Police Department into computerized child sex has resulted in its 13th arrest, according to a complaint filed Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court.The defendant in the latest arrest – which took place Sunday, Aug. 12 -- is 33-year-old Jos

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:11:00

Local wins $10,000 in Door County salmon tournament

Brigitte Mullen has salmon fished every summer since she was 7 years old. This year she caught the big one — a 30.67-pound King salmon. That wasn’t the only thing in her net, however. She also won $10,000 for first prize in the 36th annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament.Mullen, 46, has lived

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-16 14:03:00

Stuart edges out Richter in Washburn County sheriff race in Partisan Primary

Minong Police Chief Dennis Stuart edged out Washburn County Police Chief Mike Richter, 1,765-1,549, in the hard-fought Partisan Primary on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to be the candidate for Washburn County sheriff on the Republican ballot in November.Since no one else is running in the race, Stuart likely wi

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-15 12:54:00

Probation revoked for man found guilty of felony theft

A 33-year-old former Chetek resident will spend a year in the county jail after his probation was revoked in connection with a March 2016 home invasion in Rice Lake, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.Kevin L. Swartz will be given work release privileges and can get his jail term red

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-08-15 13:58:00

Barron outdoor pool has major leak

A technician with Beaver Dam, Wis.-based Neuman Group inspects the Barron Municipal Swimming Pool on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.Photo by Bob Zientaraunknown

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:34:00

Police seeking the owner of overturned vehicle

Barron County Sheriff’s officers are hoping to talk to either the owner – or the driver – of a vehicle that overturned on a town road west of Barron late Saturday night, according to county dispatch logs.According to witnesses, the vehicle rolled over in the 1400 block of 12th Street, just north of

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 12:54:00

Alleged burglar arrested wearing women’s clothing

A man caught allegedly burglarizing a Barron county trailer home was wearing a woman’s dress and a tank top underneath when a deputy arrived on the scene early Friday morning, Aug. 10, 2018, according to county Circuit Court documents.The defendant is identified as Kyle T. Jaenke-Annis, 32. He was l

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:22:00

Competent to stand trial in terroristic threat case

A rural Ridgeland man has been ruled competent to assist in his defense in connection with charges of making terroristic threats, criminal trespass and bail jumping, following a hearing on Aug. 9, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court.James F. Donnerbauer, 69, E6627 County Road V, Ridgeland, will be

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:23:00

Man convicted in Rusk County hit-and-run-death will serve time in prison

LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU)--A Ladysmith man convicted in a fatal hit-and-run in 2017 will serve 10 years in prison.Michael Niles was sentenced Tuesday in Rusk County court.In March, Niles pleaded no contest and was found guilty of an amended charge of hit-and-run resulting in great bodily harm and to a

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-08-15 16:22:00

Rice Lake Area Police Log, Tuesday, August 14

4:41 p.m. Officer is en route to Phipps Avenue address for harassment complaint. 6:32 p.m. Caller wants to speak to officer again because she was driving west on Knapp Street, and alleged harasser was eastbound and swerved at caller, and caller, who had her kids in car, had to serve out of way. 6:45

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-08-15 17:00:00

Eau Claire man 12th to be arrested in child sex sting

An Eau Claire man faces charges carrying a maximum penalty of more than 90 years in prison after Rice Lake police conducted the 12th in a series of investigations involving attempted child sex assault and the use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.A complaint filed Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:07:00

Fake drug deals bring charges

A Cumberland man working as a police confidential informant is accused of arranging fake drug deals and pocketing hundreds of dollars in buy money.According to the criminal complaint: Collin J. Polichnia, 23, was acting as a police confidential informant for Barron County sheriff’s drug detectives w


Public hearing set on Hwy. 53 interchange at Trego

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northwest Region office will conduct a public hearing to discuss the design and environmental aspects of proposed improvements on U.S. Highway 53 in the Town of Trego in Washburn County.The public hearing is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, , a


Rails scrimmage with Webster, face St. Croix Falls

The Spooner Rails scrimmaged with the Webster Tigers on Friday morning, Aug. 10, and looked good. The Rails will see their first real game action on Thursday, Aug. 16. At 7 p.m. Spooner will host St. Croix Falls in a non-conference game. See more in the August 16 edition of the Spooner Advocate. [Ph


Rice Lake Area Police Log, Sunday, August 12

7:33 p.m. Alarm activated at Lakeland Co-op on Hammond Avenue. Officers, sheriff’s deputies responded. 8:07 p.m. Suspect may be in area of Grinders. 8:07 p.m. Officer saw possible suspect running. 8:08 p.m. He cut across Tainter Avenue. 8:15 p.m. Saw suspect at Wild Rivers Trail, south from Kwik Tri


Cardinals defeated in Sunday playoff

But on Sunday, Aug. 12, in the second round of the tournament, the Cardinals were defeated 7-4 by three-time State champions, the Eau Claire Bears. The Bears will seek to add a fourth title this week at State.


Jack Links Beef Jerky's rise to worldwide prominence started in small town Wisconsin

MINONG, Wisconsin (KMSP)- Minong, Wisconsin, just two hours northeast of the Twin Cities, is home to just over 500 people but it’s also home to the world leader in a product you may have enjoyed, or at least seen on store shelves.