Skip to main content
River Falls Journal
Wisconsin roundup: Lawmakers offer diverging reactions to Evers' first State of the State; more state news stories
City Council unanimously approves Kinni Corridor plan
New Richmond homicide case set for trial
CVTC to offer English language class at River Falls
Preschool screening to be held for RF District
crime and courts
Gymnasts 2nd at RL Invite
Boys' basketball: Cats get big win at Ashland
Boys' hockey falls at Hudson, NR
Falcon Roundup: Women skaters sweep Point
A Boundary Waters breakthrough: Hudson men release wearable, functional maps
Local American Legion Post sets membership record
Logue presents new work from Icelandic textile residency
Hospital foundation event raises more than $65K
Rita is gone, but 'Angels' carries on
River Falls Lit Crawl brings enjoyment to all
arts and entertainment
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 11/27/18 Council Meeting Minutes
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: Ad For Bids- Glen Park Site Improvements
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 1/21/19 Utility Advisory Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY SOLID WASTE DEPT: Ad For Bids - Roll-Off Container Transport
CITY OF RIVER FALLS: 1/22/19 Council Meeting Agenda
Local Shopkos open amid shutdown announcements
Shopko to shut additional tri-state area locations
New Edward Jones advisor comes to River Falls
Anchor Paper constructs River Falls facility
Mike Travis named Agriculture Educator in Pierce County
Place a Business Announcement
Joyce A. Scott
Howard "Howie" Dahm
Shirley Ann Ellis
Erik Christopher Anderson
In Memory of Bess Knott
Hank Nolan Matzek
In Loving Memory of Harvey L. & Irene A. Johnson
Woodworking column:Radio opened up the world, outside of the farm
Column: Frostbite can happen quickly. Here's how to avoid it
Viewpoint: For private well owners, testing can bring peace of mind
Letter to the editor: Chippewa Falls thanks you
Views from the Right column: We all harbor bias in some way
Submit a Political Letter
Real Estate Showcase
Real Estate Showcase Ad Submission
Real Estate Showcase current ads
Buy Our Photos
August 8, 2018
River Falls woman admits to unintentional murder of man outside St. Paul home
A River Falls woman admitted to unintentionally killing a St. Paul man outside his home last fall during an altercation she was having with another...
August 8, 2018 - 1:39pm
May 29, 2018
Will stagecoach roll-out help crack unsolved St. Croix County murder after 25 years?
A simple misinterpretation might well be the difference between justice being served and an unsolved murder that's vexed St. Croix County investigators...
May 29, 2018 - 12:53pm
February 1, 2018
Jury convicts Cottage Grove man accused of killing wife
A Cottage Grove man has been convicted of first-degree premeditated murder. Stephen Carl Allwine drugged and shot his wife, Amy Allwine, before...
February 1, 2018 - 11:09am
January 23, 2018
Trial begins for Cottage Grove man accused of murdering his wife
STILLWATER — Washington County prosecutors allege a Cottage Grove man spent months plotting his wife's murder rather than divorce her...
January 23, 2018 - 3:12pm
December 31, 2009
Murder victim identified
Two people found dead in a Little Black home in Taylor County have been identified as Donald and Margaret Soyk, both 48. Sheriff Bruce Daniels says he does not believe anyone else was involved in the incident, which happened Dec. 29. Investigators said Donald Soyk apparently killed...
December 31, 2009 - 10:27am
December 8, 2009
Police find murder suspect dead
Dane County Coroner Raymond Wosepka (woh SEP kuh) confirms the dead man found in an SUV Monday morning was murder suspect Tyrone Adair. A search for Adair had gone nationwide after two double murders last week. Police had been looking for Adair since the bodies of an ex-girlfriend...
December 8, 2009 - 2:20pm
November 20, 2009
Police suspect conspiracy in Oconomowoc murder
Authorities say the murder of an Oconomowoc woman was part of an effort by her ex-boyfriend to win custody of their four-year-old son. At a news conference Thursday, Nov. 19, police said the ex-boyfriend, 41-year-old Darren Wold, conspired with his friend Jack Johnson to kill 39-year-old...
November 20, 2009 - 9:43am
October 14, 2009
Hatfield man gets life in prison for killing ex-wife, claiming she was missing
A west central Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-wife, and claiming she was missing while hundreds of people spent a week searching for her. A Jackson County circuit judge agreed to let Doug Sidie, 40, of Hatfield be eligible for supervised release...
October 14, 2009 - 9:48am
September 28, 2009
Steven Avery tries to convince judge today that he deserves a new trial in brutal murder
Steven Avery will try to convince a judge in Manitowoc today that he deserves a new trial in the brutal murder of Teresa Halbach. Avery said Circuit Judge Patrick Willis made a big mistake in his original trial in which he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Avery said...
September 28, 2009 - 9:21am
August 6, 2009
Suspect in Kenosha custard stand murder reportedly admits to crime
A suspect in the murder of a Kenosha custard stand employee has reportedly admitted the crime to a cell mate. WTMJ TV in Milwaukee obtained a search warrant that quoted Julian Miller, 28, as saying "I popped the dudes." Robert Wilde, 18, was killed, and his 43-year-old manager...
August 6, 2009 - 9:00am
July 24, 2009
Tomah man is due in court today for allegedly killing estranged wife
A western Wisconsin man is expected to appear in court today for the murder of his estranged wife. Brent Wilkinson, 37, of Tomah was arrested Thursday on possible charges of homicide and reckless endangerment. Monroe County authorities said they were called to a domestic disturbance...
July 24, 2009 - 9:02am
June 30, 2009
Steven Avery asks for a new trial in the slaying of Teresa Halbach
Steven Avery wants a new trial. The man who served 18 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit only to be convicted of killing Teresa Halbach in 2005, filed his request Monday in Manitowoc County Circuit Court. Two public defenders now represent Avery, 46. They said he should...
June 30, 2009 - 9:48am
Film festival features 1970s story of UW-Madison student/prostitute accused of murder
The annual Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison will feature a story that strikes close to home. The "Winter of Frozen Dreams" will premiere during the festival on Saturday. It's the story of Barbara Hoffman, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student who moonlighted as a prostitute...
March 30, 2009 - 9:00am
March 5, 2009
Judge says no to parole for man who killed wife
ELLSWORTH -- A state commissioner was justified in denying parole to a man who shot his wife to death 22 years ago, ruled Pierce County Judge Robert Wing last week. In May 1987, Wing sentenced Richard John Kusch, now 65, to life in prison. A jury had found Kusch guilty of first-degree...
March 5, 2009 - 8:36am
February 9, 2009
Authorities to release more info on 33-year-old murder
Authorities in Fond du Lac will say more today about a murder which took almost 33 years to solve. Police arrested Thomas Niesen, 53, of Ashwaubenon last week for the death of Kathleen Leichtman, 19. She was from Milwaukee, and she went to Fond du Lac in July of 1976 to start...
February 9, 2009 - 12:00am