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UPDATE: Be aware of areawide burning ban being enforced
Suspected drugs, cash discovered in Troy search
River Falls bar owner, ‘on thin ice,’ claims police chief out to get him
Afternoon fire destroys town of Troy shed
Store’s ending means another concluding chapter of River Falls history
crime and courts
Wildcat girls soccer to host Kickin’ Cancer game
Wild Side: Fire renews the prairie
Wild Side: Box elder trees are tough survivors
Wild Side: Bluebirds are looking for housing
Local woman needs public’s help to get kidney transplant
Race is the focus for next CCC meeting in River Falls
Weekend Happenings, April 17-19
Bar crawl to flow through River Falls again this weekend
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/21/15 Annual Meeting
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 4/20/15 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 4/21/15 Annual Meeting Notice
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids - Hotmix Asphalt
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 4/21/15 Council Organizational Meeting Agenda
Linaire Stene, 86
Arlene Marie Nelson, 81
Kenzie Ann Simanski
Thomas M. Schroedl, 49
Helen Louise Klink, 90
Days Gone By: History of River Falls, from the beginning
Days Gone By: The First Ordinances
Days Gone By: First Fire Department
Featured syndicated column: 'Force to be reckoned with: Political clout of seniors'
Featured syndicated column: Legislature waits for us to file our state tax returns
Get Out! Deals
May 8, 2013
Legislators seek domestic-abuse advocates
Wisconsin lawmakers are being asked to provide advocates who could accompany domestic abuse victims at any stage of the cases against their attackers. Assembly Assistant Majority Leader Jim Steineke proposed the measure. He said many abuse victims feel alone. They hesitate to come...
May 8, 2013 - 1:41pm
May 7, 2013
Prescott officer credited for saving man's life
PRESCOTT--An emergency response by a Prescott police officer is credited for saving the life of a suicidal man Wednesday, Chief of Police Mike R. Bondarenko announced. Officer Kristopher Stewart was dispatched to a residence in the city at 6:59 a.m. for a report of a 42-year-old...
May 7, 2013 - 10:06am
May 6, 2013
Young man: Were you delivering pizzas or pot?
River Falls police arrested a 22-year-old local man for drug paraphernalia possession last week Wednesday, May 1. Officers were acting on a tip...
May 6, 2013 - 4:46pm
April 30, 2013
Suspects learn: Hiding is futile
A handful of underage college students tried hiding from River Falls police sweeping an apartment at 215 W. Cascade Ave. after midnight Saturday,...
April 30, 2013 - 8:55am
April 26, 2013
UPDATE: Prescott threat was a hoax, chief says
The supposed texted threat that prompted cancellation of activities in the Prescott School District Thursday evening turns out to have been a hoax, dreamed up by the teenager who first reported it, according to Prescott police. Text messages received by a Prescott teenager Thursday...
April 26, 2013 - 7:24am
April 25, 2013
Prescott: Chief's notes on recent scams
Two city residents have been defrauded by individuals contacting them by telephone claiming to represent a computer maintenance firm and offering to sell them a computer maintenance contract.
April 25, 2013 - 12:42pm
April 24, 2013
Forged check brings bigamy charges
A Wausau man could be sentenced to nine years in prison if he is convicted on bigamy charges. Timothy Swinea, 45, is accused of never divorcing a woman he married 20 years ago in Missouri. He has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of bigamy and bail jumping. Swinea also entered...
April 24, 2013 - 3:31pm
City worker alleges wrongful termination
A former Stevens Point city employee, Kelly Reith, has filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division saying he was wrongfully terminated. He was fired Jan. 18, about 10 days after receiving a positive performance review from the city. He lost his job one day after he...
government / business / health
April 24, 2013 - 3:30pm
April 19, 2013
Father sentenced to consecutive life terms for murder, arson
The man who killed his four children and burned down his house to collect the insurance money will spend the rest of his life in prison. Armin Wand, III, 33, of Argyle was sentenced this week to three life terms plus 105 more years behind bars on three counts of homicide plus a...
April 19, 2013 - 12:24pm
April 17, 2013
Authorities charge mother after fatal fire
The mother of three young children killed in a residential fire in West Allis last week now faces charges in Milwaukee County of three felony counts of child neglect causing death. Three of Belen's children, 4-year-old twins Adrian and Alexis Colon died in the blaze, along with...
April 17, 2013 - 11:29am
Deer-dressing men face fines
The state DNR says five suburban Milwaukee men who trapped and put a T-shirt on a wild deer could be fined up to $300 each. WTMJ Radio and TV reported this week on a YouTube video from Oak Creek that showed five men create an elaborate trap, wrestle with a deer, then put a shirt...
April 17, 2013 - 11:27am
Ex-bank teller sentenced
ELLSWORTH -- A former River Falls State Bank teller was placed on three years' probation last month in Pierce County Circuit Court for felony theft. Holly M.
April 17, 2013 - 9:53am
Restaurant firing goes ballistic
A manager and the employee he fired ended up in combat outside Copper Kettle restaurant, 1005 S. Main St., after 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13. After...
April 17, 2013 - 9:05am
April 12, 2013
Bishop facing homicide charges says he was late for a sermon
A Lutheran bishop told police he was rushing to a Sun Prairie church for a sermon April 7 when his SUV struck and killed distance runner Maureen Mengelt. A criminal complaint against the Reverend Bruce Burnside, 59, Madison, quoted him as saying he did not have any alcohol or drugs....
April 12, 2013 - 10:10am
April 10, 2013
Scam Alert: If it is too good to be true...
PRESCOTT--"If it seems too good to be true, it probably isn't true," Prescott Police Chief Mike R. Bondarenko said in a warning to city residents...
April 10, 2013 - 12:48pm