Northwestern Wisconsin

St. Croix Co. Jury Deadlocked In Fleischauer Murder Trial

After more than eleven hours of deliberation, a St. Croix County jury has yet to reach a decision in a murder case.  Kayle Fleischauer, age 43, is accused of shooting and killing his 19-year-old son, Chase Fleischauer, in April of 2018.  He is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and being a felon in possession of…

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Turtle Lake School Board Meets Today

Kent Kindschy, District Administrator for the Turtle Lake School Board, has announced that Board will hold its regular meeting today, Monday, June tenth, at 6pm in the IMC.  A closed session will consider the employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation of a public employee.   Business will include the purchase of a skid steer and Upward…

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Pastor Arrested For Child Pornography In Spooner

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force announced on Wednesday that Jeffrey A. Vesta, a Lutheran pastor and former teacher in Wisconsin and Oregon, was arrested at his residence in Spooner, Wisconsin on June fourth, 2019 for suspected possession of child pornography.  Vesta is listed online as the pastor at New…

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Gov. Evers To Visit St. Croix Co. Health Center Today

Governor Tony Evers will tour the Saint Croix County Health Services Center in New Richmond later this morning.  His office announced that  Governor Evers will discuss the State’s investments in making healthcare more affordable and accessible in Saint Croix County and across Wisconsin.

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Man Rescued After Jumping From Chippewa River Bridge

A man jumped into the Chippewa River early today.  The Eau Claire Fire Department was dispatched for a water rescue of a male individual who had jumped off the Clairemont Avenue Foot Bridge and was floating in the river.  Eau Claire Police Department Officers were able to locate and safely rescue the individual by using…

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3 Rescued From Chippewa River After Losing Their Kayaks

Three people were rescued from the Chippewa River on Sunday, after they were separated from their kayaks.  The Eau Claire Fire Department responded to the call near the UW-Eau Claire foot bridge just after 3pm.  Two people from the group made it to shore.  Fire officials said the third person was in the fast moving…

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Two Major Court Cases In Session Today

Jake Patterson is scheduled to be sentenced in Barron County Court this afternoon, and Colten Treu will be arraigned in Chippewa County this afternoon.  Patterson pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents, James and Denise Closs.  He’s facing two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and one count of kidnapping. The maximum…

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Rice Lake Woman Charged With Defrauding Two Businesses

Tanesha Good, age 20 of Rice Lake, is charged with defrauding two Rice Lake businesses, after re-depositing thousands of dollars’ worth of checks.  Good is accused of depositing her paychecks using a mobile banking app, then re-depositing them using an ATM.  With one of her employers, she allegedly re-deposited 13 of the 14 paychecks that…

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City Of Barron Hires Elizabeth Jacobson As Administrator

Elizabeth Jacobson, a certified public accountant from Hayward, has been hired for the position of Barron city administrator, according to Barron Mayor Ron Fladten.  Jacobson works for the Hayward office of the accounting and consulting firm of Anderson, Hager and Moe.  She was offered the position out of a field of 24 candidates, and was…

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One Dead In Police Action In Ashland

One person is dead in Ashland as a result of a police officer-involved shooting.  Multiple investigators, including the U.S. Marshals Service and the Division of Criminal Investigations were on-scene last night in an otherwise quiet neighborhood of Ashland.  Residents were instructed to remain in their homes as law enforcement officers with assault rifles approached a…

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