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Emergency crews respond to two-vehicle crash in Plainfield

The Plainfield Fire Department received a page at 1:22 p.m. on March 19 for a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 5th Avenue and State Road 73 in Plainfield. Also responding to the scene were: Waushara County Emergency Medical Services, Waushara County Sheriff's Department and the Wisconsin Sta

WAUSHARAARGUS.COM - 2018-03-21 14:51:00

Waupaca teen sentenced for reckless homicide in shooting of friend

WAUPACA, Wis. - Two Waupaca families are without their teenage sons. 18-year-old Austin Hovarter is heading to prison pleading no contest in the shooting death of his 15-year-old friend, Jacob Peglow. "Instead of wishing that my brother could say happy birthday to me, I wish I could know his last wo

NBC26 - 2018-03-21 22:25:04

Seymour schools on lockdown after weapon report

SEYMOUR, Wis. (WBAY) - The high school and middle schools in Seymour are on lockdown as police investigate reports regarding a weapon. Police say they received reports that a weapon was brought to school Wednesday. The Seymour Community School District says a student came forward around noon Wednes

WBAY GREEN BAY - 2018-03-21 20:08:00

Man sentenced to 10 years in prison in best friend's accidental shooting death

Embed x Share CLOSE WEDNESDAY'S TOP VIDEOS Your Stories: The King of Curl | 2:44 Harry Boll of Menasha, Wisconsin, who at 87 continues to compete in a sport that became the talk of the sports world following the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - curling. He'll tell you why curling was cool long before M

POST-CRESCENT - 2018-03-21 21:00:45

Crews on scene at Grand Chute hotel fire

Fire at Grand Chute hotel, March 20, 2018. (WLUK) GRAND CHUTE (WLUK) -- Fire officials are on scene of a fire at a Grand Chute hotel. It's happening at the Holiday Inn on S. Nicolet Road near the Fox River Mall. Flames are visible outside the building on what appears to be a construction trash shoot

FOX11ONLINE.COM - 2018-03-20 17:31:47

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

Waupaca Community Theatre to hold auditions for "Annie Warbucks"

The Waupaca Community Theatre is announcing auditions for its summer 2018 production of the musical "Annie Warbucks". The sequel to the 1977 Tony Award-winning hit "Annie", based on Harold Gray's "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip, picks up right where "Annie" left off with Child Welfare Commissione

WAUSHARAARGUS.COM - 2018-03-21 14:55:00

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

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


New London mom wants answers as candy investigation continues

NEW LONDON, Wis. (WBAY) - A New London mother is one of several people who have reported issues with candy handed out at a St. Patrick's Day Parade. New London Police have taken 10 reports of people having reactions after eating candy given out during the New Dublin parade Saturday. Police have sen


Man sentenced to 30 years in fatal Clintonville beating

WAUPACA - An 18-year-old Tigerton man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday in the fatal beating of Matthew A. Pagel, 25, near Clintonville nearly two years ago. The sentence matched that of his co-defendant, Adam J. Ozuna, of Bear Creek. Zachary T. Hohn will spend 10 years on extended superv


Candy sent to crime lab after health issues arise

NEW LONDON, Wis. (AP) - New London police have sent piece of candy from a St. Patrick's Day parade to the State Crime Laboratory to see if it's tainted. Police warned people not to eat candy they got at Saturday's parade over concerns it may be contaminated. They received about 10 complaints about c


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


Gilbert Paper employee crushed while unloading coal | Back in Time

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Highlights from the Neenah-Menasha area dating back 50, 75, 100 and 125 years. 1893: St. Stephen's Guild is preparing for a great Easter ball and fair to be held Easter week at Concordia Hall in Menasha. 1918: Alfred Morris, Menasha, met almost instant death in an


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

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


St. Paddy's parade candy possibly tainted, police investigating

NEW LONDON, WI (WLUK/CNN) - Police in Wisconsin recommend St. Patrick's Day parade-goers throw away their candy after several children experienced numbness on their tongue and cheeks after eating what they thought were Tootsie Rolls. A long-standing tradition in New London, WI, turned from fun to di


UPDATE: New ordinance on prostitution passes in Stevens Point

The Stevens Points City Council unanimously passed an ordinance cracking down on prostitution Monday night, according to Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza. Once the plan is published, the plan will go into affect on Tuesday. ----------------------- Prostitution in Stevens Point is at an all time high, a


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


New London Police warn of possible tainted candy

NEW LONDON, Wis. - The New London Police Department says it's gotten reports of possibly tainted candy given out during the New Dublin parade. Police say in a Facebook post they have not been able to confirm the candy was tainted. If you notice something suspicious with the candy, please report it