Northwestern Wisconsin

Jayme Closs Expressed Gratitude For Support

Thirteen year-old Jayme Closs, who spent 88 days in captivity after a violent abduction, has thanked supporters from around the world.  She is living with an aunt.  In a statement, she and the Closs family expressed their “deepest gratitude for the incredible gifts and generous donations” that she’s received. The statement said that the many…

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Clear Lake School Board Meets Today

The Clear Lake School Board will meet today, Monday, February eleventh, at 5:30pm in the Junior-Senior High School Library.  Its agenda includes the introduiction of the valedictorian and salutatorian for this year, a staff resignation, and other matters.

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Many Crashes On Slippery Roads Over The Weekend

A 40-vehicle pile-up occurred on I-94 in Eau Claire County on Sunay afternoon.  That crash included seven semis and 33 automobiles.  There were seven injuries, including one life-threatening injury.   A 17-vehicle crash occurred on eastbound I-694 Sunday around noon.  There were no life-threatening injuries in that crash.  A 17-year-old young man was killed in a…

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Former Wheeler Police Chief Loses Appeal At State Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on the case of former Wheeler Police Chief Gary Wayerski, who is in the sixth year of a 14-year prison sentence for repeatedly sexually assaulting two teenage boys.  Wayerski had asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to have his convictions overturned and for a new trial.  He claimed his lawyer was…

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Patterson Made Brief Court Appearance

Jake Patterson waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Barron County court yesterday.  Patterson is facing two counts of first degree intentional homicide, one count of kidnapping and one count of burglary while armed with a dangerous weapon.  Judge James Babler confirmed the defandant understood his rights and set an arraignment date of March…

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Driver Pulled From St. Croix River Sunday

A man was pulled out of a vehicle submerged in the St. Croix River on early Sunday afternoon.   Rescuers located the driver, who was still in the vehicle, using the GPS on his phone.  A rescue crew with cold water suits went out onto the ice, entered the water and pulled the driver out of…

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Cadott Man Cited For OWI In Hwy. 53 Crash

A 23-year-old man was seriously injured in a crash on US Highway 53 just after midnight Friday, according to the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.  Jack Holstein, age 23 of Cadott, was traveling northbound on Highway 53 when his vehicle struck and damaged 30-40 feet of guardrail, according to a crash report filed by the Barron…

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