Northwestern Wisconsin

Bloomer Man Charged With Felony Child Abuse Of His Son

A Bloomer man could spend three years in prison for fracturing his son’s arm. James Kellen is charged with felony child abuse. According to the criminal complaint, officers were called to Bloomer Elementary School after Kellen’s son said he was late to school because his arm hurt. The seven-year-old told police he had been fighting…

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Rural New Richmond Man Charged With Killing His Son

Kayle Fleischauer of rural New Richmond is now charged with killing his 20-year-old son. He was charged Tuesday in Saint Croix County with first degree intentional homicide and possession of a gun by a felon. The criminal complaint said Fleischauer’s daughter, Somer, called 911 after finding her brother, Chase, lying on the floor of her…

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Ellsworth Garage Fire Leaves Owner Injured

On Tuesday April 10th at 9:39am the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office and Ellsworth Fire Department were notified of a fully engulfed structure fire of a detached garage located at W7694 163rd Avenue in Hager City. The property owner was identified as Douglas Volenec, age 59, of Hager City. He sustained injuries while attempting to extinguish…

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Glenwood City Teacher-Coach Arrested For Online Child Images

A youth sports coach employed by the Glenwood City School District was arrested yesterday after authorities executed a search warrant at his Glenwood City home. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, Glenwood City police and the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation launched a joint investigation after learning of the allegations from Missouri…

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Bloomer Man Charged With Terrorist Threat

Matthew Gensler of Bloomer is charged with two felony counts of making a terrorist threat for threatening to blow-up a home in Eau Claire. According to the criminal complaint, he told a co-worker he was going to break into their home, turn the gas on, and blow it up. He also threatened to hit his…

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Fatal Single Vehicle Crash In St. Croix County

Early Saturday morning, March 31st, Saint Croix Sheriff deputies responded to a call from a passing motorist that a vehicle had crashed in the ditch on County Road E in Saint Joseph Township. Deputies found a pickup against a tree with severe damage to the driver’s side. The vehicle had been westbound at the time…

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Chetek Fire Destroyed Storage Building

According to the Barron County Sheriff office, the Chetek Fire Department responded to the 500 Block of 23rd Street in Chetek for a reported structure fire at 11:50pm on Saturday, March 31st. A detached storage building was fully-involved with heavy flames. The structure was unoccupied and no injuries were reported. Emergency crews fought for 2-hours…

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