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Wisconsin Rapids man gets 24 years for killing two women in crash while high on meth

WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Three sisters were on their way to celebrate a final chemotherapy treatment for one of them when a man high on methamphetamine crashed into their vehicle, killing two of the siblings, a judge said Wednesday. Gregory A. Kopelke, 31, of Wisconsin Rapids, crossed the center line on S

DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 16:47:25

Police logs: Little boy hits puppy

Subscribed, but don't have a login? At 5:14 a.m. Monday, a Wisconsin Rapids woman reported she heard voices outside her bedroom window in the 800 block of Fourth Street South. At 8:24 a.m. Monday, officers arrested a man on a probation hold at the Department of Corrections, 131 24th St. S. At 9:

DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 21:01:56

Stevens Point City Council approves prostitution ordinance, offer to buy Emerson land

STEVENS POINT - An offer to buy Emerson Park and a new prostitution ordinance were among the items the Stevens Point City Council gave final approval at its Monday meeting. With unanimous support, the city approved the creation of a new local ordinance to address prostitution in Stevens Point. The n

STEVENSPOINTJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-20 20:24:12

Your guide to spring adventures, events in Stevens Point

STEVENS POINT - Snow is melting, days are longer, and temperatures are inching their way up. Spring opens the door to so many more ways to spend your time. Check out our list of adventures and events, and plan some springtime fun in Stevens Point. Hit the pavement As the sidewalks and walking trails

STEVENSPOINTJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-21 16:16:26

Plover Man Charged With Delivering Drugs to Inmates

Editor STEVENS POINT - A Plover man faces multiple drug charges, including possession of an electric weapon, after police caught him delivering drugs to inmates inside the Portage Co. Jail. According to reports, in January of this year, an investigation was launched into the possible delivery of il


Krista Sypher has been missing for a year. Police work on her case every day.

PLOVER - Krista Sypher's photo hangs on the wall above the computer monitor in Plover Police Chief Dan Ault's office. She's been missing for more than a year. Sypher was 44 years old on March 20, 2017 when her husband reported that she hadn't been seen in a week. The last known time anyone saw her w

STEVENSPOINTJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-20 20:12:33

UW-Stevens Point Opens Research, Teaching Collections to the Public

For the City Times STEVENS POINT - Go behind the scenes at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this April to get up close and personal with the museum collection as part of the ninth annual Collection Crawl. Hosted by the Museum of Natural History, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.S

SPCITYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Colorful Laser Light Shows Announced at UW-Stevens Point

For the City Times STEVENS POINT - Colorful laser light shows set to rock and pop music will be shown this spring at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Allen F. Blocher Planetarium. The popular laser light rock shows will be offered at 7 p.m. Saturdays and at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. nightly, Wedne

SPCITYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Wisconsin Rapids police name 29-year-old man found dead Saturday

The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department and paramedics were called to a home Saturday in the 1500 block of Chestnut Street for a deceased person, according to a news release issued by the police department. Caitlin Shuda/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Police have released the name of

STEVENSPOINTJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-19 22:01:33

Mosinee woman sentenced to jail for having sex with boy, 16

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 27-year-old supervisor at a fast food restaurant accused of having sex with one of her teenage workers she knew was underage was sentenced to six months in jail Monday, according to online Marathon County court records. Brittney Dzwonkowski of Mosinee pleaded no contest to two felo


Wausau man pleads not guilty to possessing 133 pounds of pot

ANTIGO (WAOW) - A Wausau man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to accusations that he was hauling 133 pounds of "high-grade" marijuana when police found his car stranded not far from the Antigo airport, according to online Langlade County court records. Pao Vang is charged with possession with intent to de

WAOW - 2018-03-21 00:14:00

Public safety: Officer smells marijuana during traffic stop

Subscribed, but don't have a login? At 2:43 a.m. Sunday, an officer arrested a 26-year-old Stevens Point man on suspicion of drunken driving on North Maple Avenue. At 2:48 a.m. Sunday, an officer arrested an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of marijuana and drug paraphernalia po


Sheriff's Dept. asking for public's help locating Huber walkaway

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Marathon County Jail is asking for the public's help locating an inmate that did not return from Huber. Investigators said Jeffrey Bennett, 33, was to return to the jail Friday and has not. He's described as 5 foot 9 inches, 150 pounds and has a neck tattoo that reads, "Ma


Streetwise: Rapids Discount Grocery & More changes location, opening day

WISCONSIN RAPIDS - A discount grocery store will open later than expected at a new location. Rapids Discount Grocery & More announced Sunday its plans to open by June 1 at 930 Pepper Ave. in Wisconsin Rapids. The store will open after building owners remodel the space. The store will offer non-peris


Stevens Point Passes Prostitution Ordinance

City of Stevens Point logo. STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -- The City of Stevens Point unanimously passed an ordinance that will lessen the punishment of prostitution in the city. Alderperson Heidi Oberstadt is the chair of the Public Protection Committee that introduced and originally passed the ordina

WSAU.COM - 2018-03-20 05:19:00

Streetwise: Stevens Point businesses run Downtown Point Adult Egg Hunt

Subscribed, but don't have a login? STEVENS POINT - Several businesses in Stevens Point will participate in a unique version of an egg hunt. Downtown Point Adult Egg Hunt will run March 26 through April 1 in Stevens Point. Easter eggs will be hidden inside 24 downtown businesses and will hold a surp


Police responding to 'ongoing investigation' in Wisconsin Rapids

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) -- Wisconsin Rapids Police say they're at an "ongoing investigation" in Wisconsin Rapids. Our reporter at the scene says a home on the corner of Chestnut Street and South 16th Street is surrounded by crime scene tape. Wisconsin Rapids Police and a Department of Justice


Cathy Dugan has deep connection to Stevens Point | Letter

EDITOR: Cathy Dugan, current District 8 alderwoman, is solidly connected to Stevens Point. She and her family moved here in the 1970s. Both Cathy and her children attended local schools. Cathy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She taught in lo


Prostitution ordinance recommended in Point after recent sting

In order to combat the growing trend of prostitution in Stevens Point, police are recommending a new prostitution ordinance be created. The Stevens Point Public Protection Committee agreed, and recommended Monday, March 12, that the city create an ordinance governing prostitution. City Attorney Loga


A Medford man arrested for driving under the influence.

Wisconsin State Patrol Wausau Post have arrested 21-year old Nicholas J. Cooper from Medford for driving a motor vehicle under the influence with a child under the age of 16, according to a press release. The arrest was made Saturday afternoon after officers stopped the vehicle on Highway 54 and Tan