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Sex offender charged in River Falls assault
Wisconsin roundup: Lawsuit filed in death that sparked Tomah VA controversy; alleged Dells freeway murderer pleads insanity to reduced charges; and 10 more state news stories
Police Beat: Store employees try to detain drunk driver
Wisconsin roundup: GOP lawmaker joins request for audit of veterans home's surplus; Catholic mass planned to recognize nuns killed in Mississippi; and 10 more state news stories
Bauer, Maplethorpe appointed to CVTC Board
crime and courts
Wildcat football winners in week 2
Tigers claw Wildcats in football opener
Fighting Fish return to state baseball finals
Wildcats scrimmage in Osceola
Fighting Fish win rain-shortened home finale
Scout award recipients learn about birds, food and themselves
Weekend Happenings Aug. 26-28
Judgment: She's fiddling her way to the top
Featured photo: Sunset
ID event aims to keep dogs and owners forever united
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF CLIFTON: 9/6/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/8/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda and Hearing
TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC: 9/13/16 Special Budget Meeting
TOWN OF TROY: 9/7/16 Special Meeting (Closed Session)
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS: 9/6/16 Town Board & Plan Commission Meetings
Evelyn "Evie Jo" Sumner, 86
Patricia Anne Smith Neir, 65
Diane A. Olson, 73
Betty G. Schaar, 70
Margaret Oleson, 87
Featured column: Even in death, she'll have the last word
Featured column: Roadside trouble leads to reality check on privilege
Featured editorial: Sooner not later, let's pave the way
Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end
Football rivalries tame compared to social media rancor
Real Estate Showcase
April 10, 2013
Humane society vet suspects drug fraud
A veterinarian for the Sheboygan County Humane Society was suspended after his license was allegedly used by the group's director and he reported her to the police. Eileen Ribbens was charged last week with two criminal counts alleging she used Rick Lord's veterinary license to...
April 10, 2013 - 12:02pm
Animal cruelty charges for cat killing dismissed
Charges were dismissed April 4 in Pierce County Circuit Court against a River Falls area man accused of shooting and killing a neighbor's cat. Gregory F. Kerr, 54, N6053 CTH E, was charged with the Class I felony in November 2011. Kerr was accused of fatally shooting "Tuffy," a...
April 10, 2013 - 11:19am
April 3, 2013
Court says road-weight rules apply to manure spreaders
A state appeals court ruled this week that a manure spreader is not exempt from size-and-weight limits on Wisconsin highways. In a 12-page ruling, the Third District Appellate Court in Wausau upheld fines of $1,600 against the Marshland Acres farm in Pepin County in far western...
April 3, 2013 - 12:04pm
March 29, 2013
Schools take heat for segregated classrooms
The ACLU has sent complaints to the U.S. Department of Education about three Wisconsin schools which separated boys and girls into single-sex classrooms. The group's Wisconsin chapter is asking if Riverview Middle School in Barron and Robinson and McLenegan Elementary Schools in...
March 29, 2013 - 11:59am
March 21, 2013
Parents cited for underage-drinking party
A Pewaukee couple and their teenage son will pay a total of $2,700 in fines for hosting a youth party that resulted in three alcohol-related traffic deaths. Scott and Charlene Wetzel and their 18-year-old son Jason were initially given 26 citations by Waukesha County District Attorney...
March 21, 2013 - 10:52am
March 20, 2013
Local man faces sex assault, strangulation charges
ELLSWORTH -- A River Falls man will make his first court appearance in Pierce County Circuit Court next month on charges of second-degree sexual assault and strangulation and suffocation. Ernest Patrick Sharlow, Jr., 22, 162 Kinni Ct., is scheduled to appear at 10 a.m., Monday, April...
March 20, 2013 - 11:58am
March 15, 2013
Red Wing woman charged with vehicular homicide
A Red Wing woman has been charged with three counts of vehicular homicide in Pierce County Circuit Court as the result of an accident last October that caused the death of a Minnesota man. Cassandra Cleo Smith, 20, was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxicated use, vehicular...
March 15, 2013 - 7:27am
March 13, 2013
Man tries to return printer containing fake money
Police say a printer a 37-year-old West Bend man tried to return to a Walmart store contained a sheet of paper with two photocopied $100 bills. Lake Hallie police say they found three more fake $100 bills when they arrested the suspect. He was also wanted on burglary and armed robbery...
March 13, 2013 - 3:23pm
March 8, 2013
Woman gets two life terms for killing husband, lover
A 40-year-old woman has been given a second life prison term for killing her lover in northern Wisconsin, just a few days after she killed her husband in Minnesota. Angelina O'Mara pleaded no contest this week to an Ashland County charge of first-degree intentional homicide. She...
March 8, 2013 - 11:41am
February 19, 2013
River Falls man on probation for false imprisonment
A River Falls man was placed on three years' probation late last month for holding a Pierce County employee without her consent last August. Steven J. Schutz, 53, P.O. Box 562, pled guilty to false imprisonment Jan. 28 in Pierce County Circuit Court. False imprisonment is a Class...
February 19, 2013 - 10:34am
February 18, 2013
Rather than escape, home intruder finds lure of a soft couch simply irresistible
A 22-year-old UW-River Falls student allegedly broke into a house in the 500 block of East Cedar Street before 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. He wore...
February 18, 2013 - 4:43pm
February 15, 2013
Jurors consider man's release from mental facility
A jury in western Wisconsin is expected to decide Feb. 15 whether a man should be freed after spending 25 years in a mental institution for killing four people. Alvin Taylor, 65, petitioned for his release from the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison. Dunn County District...
February 15, 2013 - 9:59am
Toyota settles acceleration lawsuits
Wisconsin will get $674,000 from Toyota. The carmaker agreed this week to settle lawsuits filed by the Badger State and 27 others, over vehicles that accelerated when they were not supposed to. The lawsuits accused Toyota of misleading people about safety issues concerning the unintended...
February 15, 2013 - 9:58am
February 13, 2013
Wolf hunt draws lawsuit
The Humane Society of the United States filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Washington D.C. against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the Interior Department. The lawsuit asks courts to put Upper Midwest grey wolves back on the federal endangered species list. It said...
February 13, 2013 - 11:35am
Legislators debate drunk-driving penalties
Two GOP state legislators are pressing on with their clampdown on drunk driving - even though some lawmakers have balked at the cost of handling those offenders. Assembly Republican Jim Ott of Mequon and Senate finance chair Alberta Darling of River Hills are promoting a half dozen...
February 13, 2013 - 11:33am