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September 28, 2016
WisDOT warns: Crashes with deer likely to be high again this season
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) estimates deer and motor vehicle crashes will be high again this fall when deer activity increases. The deer mating season is just around the corner. Deer become very active and travel across land and busy roadways, like Highway...
September 28, 2016 - 9:39am
September 12, 2016
Man, 46, injured in town of Trimbelle motorcycle crash
A Twin Cities man was hospitalized Saturday after a motorcycle crash in rural Pierce County. Pierce County sheriff’s deputies said 46-year-old Ross A. Sletten was taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Wing after a crash reported at 3:29 p.m. on County Road O in the...
September 12, 2016 - 9:21am
September 7, 2016
Ellsworth man trapped in Jeep after rollover
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS -- An Ellsworth man was trapped in his vehicle after it rolled several times early Wednesday morning on Highway 65. Gary...
September 7, 2016 - 11:44am
August 26, 2016
Vehicle crashes, vaults out of ditch; Hudson driver later arrested
A Hudson woman was arrested after being injured in a crash Thursday in Hudson. St. Croix County sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash at 7:22 p.m. at 797 Old Highway 35. Chief Deputy Scott Knudson said the driver, a 26-year-old Hudson woman, was extricated and was taken by...
August 26, 2016 - 10:22am
August 17, 2016
Hudson man extricated from car after being rear-ended by semi
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- A Hudson man had to be extricated from his vehicle after being rear-ended by a semi in the town of Trimbelle Tuesday night. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded to the two-vehicle crash at 7:37 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy. 65 and 650th Avenue between...
August 17, 2016 - 12:35pm
August 10, 2016
UPDATE: Faulty wiring may have sparked early morning blaze
River Falls firefighters were called to a house fire at 3:22 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at W10415 860th Ave., town of River Falls. Jeanne M. Johnson, 47, had been up getting ready for work when she smelled smoke, according to River Falls Assistant Fire Chief Mike Moody. “She found...
August 10, 2016 - 10:19am
RF man airlifted after rollover crash
TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF -- A River Falls man was airlifted to the hospital after rolling his vehicle multiple times during a traffic stop attempt by law enforcement late Tuesday night near Diamond Bluff. A Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop on a southbound...
August 10, 2016 - 9:19am
July 27, 2016
Motorcyclist hits ditch, is ejected
TOWN OF CLIFTON -- A 35-year-old Baldwin man was ejected from his motorcycle in the town of Clifton late Tuesday night and taken to Regions Hospital with undisclosed injuries. According the Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies, Joshua William Richie was heading northbound on County...
July 27, 2016 - 8:42am
July 15, 2016
City of New Richmond officials release statement about gas leak
Update, July 15 at 2:30 p.m.: City of New Richmond officials released a statement pertaining to the gas leak that occurred at about 5 p.m. Thursday,...
July 15, 2016 - 2:41pm
July 14, 2016
Car catches fire on road in town of River Falls
Crews responded Thursday afternoon to a car fire in rural River Falls. A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy said no one was injured in the fire...
July 14, 2016 - 4:45pm
July 11, 2016
Ellsworth man airlifted after Saturday crash
An Ellsworth man was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital Saturday after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a power pole near River Falls. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 24-year-old Geordan D. Godwin. He was taken to River Falls Area Hospital, where...
July 11, 2016 - 12:17pm
July 7, 2016
River Falls teen dies after fiery crash
TOWN OF CLIFTON -- A River Falls teen died last night after a fiery crash in the town of Clifton. Tyler James Orpen, 16, was pronounced dead at River Falls Area Hospital after being taken there by ambulance. He is the son of December and Shawn Orpen of River Falls. A 61-year-old St....
July 7, 2016 - 8:10am
July 1, 2016
Maiden Rock woman found dead at Pierce County crash scene
The search for a missing Maiden Rock woman ended Thursday when her body was found in a car at the scene of an apparent crash. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 64-year-old Kathleen J. McCabe. Deputies were alerted to the crash at 11:08 a.m. Thursday on Highway...
July 1, 2016 - 8:03am
June 27, 2016
UPDATE: Missing man found near Woodville
A vulnerable who went missing Monday morning in the town of Kinnickinnic has been found. Authorities said the man, 33-year-old Kou Her, was found around 3 p.m. in rural Woodville. St. Croix County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Scott Knudson said her first went missing near County Road N...
June 27, 2016 - 2:41pm
Hudson teen injured in Clifton accident
TOWN OF CLIFTON -- A two-vehicle accident Sunday night in the town of Clifton sent a Hudson teen to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. Police responded to the intersection of County Road F and 770th Avenue at 7:24 p.m. A 2001 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by 18-year-old Massimo V....
June 27, 2016 - 9:07am