A former Catholic clergyman, Thomas E. Ericksen, 71, who served in the early 1980s as the parish priest in the village of Winter, will plead no-contest to one count of first-degree sexual assault against a child and another second-degree sexual assault also against a child. Read more
Brown County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect believed to be related to the "Felony Lane Gang" (FLG) style of bank fraud and identity theft. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in part identifies FLG as follows:
Defense Attorney Ryan Anthony Reid told Ashland County Circuit Court Judge Kelly McKnight on Friday morning, May 3, that his client – Thomas E. Ericksen, 71 – a former Catholic priest accused of four counts sexual assault cases while he presided over St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winter in …
After failing to show up for a dental appointment in Ladysmith this morning (April 30), a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Rusk County Jail inmate David A. Dvorak. Rusk County will also be pursuing further criminal charges.
SHELL LAKE– The consensus during the sentencing of Dakota Gates, 22, of Spooner on Wednesday, April 18, was that prison was not the best option for him.
SHELL LAKE– A judge has denied a motion that could have forced restarting the criminal cases against Joleen A. Hanson and Robert “Bob” R. Meyers, both of Spooner, who have been charged with allegedly trying to kill Meyers’ wife, Sharon R. Meyers, by poisoning her, first by eye drops and then…
A federal appeals court has granted Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul's request to leave a multi-state lawsuit that seeks to overturn the federal Affordable Care Act.
SHELL LAKE– A charge of causing the death of Judith L. Ray, 64, of Springbrook while driving intoxicated was dropped against Lorraine L. Lampert, 49, of Springbrook in Washburn County Circuit Court on Monday, April 8.
MADISON– Tyrone Butterfield, 39, Red Cliff, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on April 3 by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 14 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine.
The Barron County Emergency Response Team surrounded an apartment in Moon Lake Estates Complex in Rice Lake late Tuesday morning after a domestic incident, possibly involving a firearm, was reported.
A man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs, age 13 at the time, and killing her parents last fall pleaded guilty to three charges he was facing during a court appearance on Wednesday, March 27.
MADISON– On behalf of the state of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Justice filed a brief on March 27 in the U.S. Supreme Court defending the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s implied consent law, Wis. Stat. § 343.305, as it applies to an unconscious intoxicated driver.
MADISON– Ryan Witter, 36, of Manitowoc pleaded guilty and was sentenced on March 20 by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 10 1 1/2 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, almost all of which was distributed into the Red Cliff Reservation.
MADISON– Rita Witter, 69, of Fremont, California, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William Conley in federal court on March 7 to three years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
POLK COUNTY– Jake Patterson, accused of kidnapping and holding teenager Jayme Closs captive for three months after killing her parents, reportedly has told a KARE-TV reporter he plans to plead guilty to the crimes.
LUCK– Three juvenile males entered the Minit Mart convenience store in Luck at 106 N State Hwy 35 and attempted to rob the clerk at knifepoint at approximately 4:36 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.
MADISON– Four area men were sentenced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, after being convicted of crimes related to an illegal 2017 mountain lion hunt in Montana, in violation of the Lacey Act, and conspiring to obstruct a 2018 federal grand jury investigation.
MADISON (AP)— A Barron County judge’s decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the case to be re-heard by another judge.
SHELL LAKE– Brandon L. Scherz, 32, of Spooner was sentenced on February 6 to two years in prison and three years of extended supervision for the third-degree sexual assault of a woman in August 2016.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the FBI, and the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP) of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division – all members of the …
MILWAUKEE– A Milwaukee police officer was shot and killed Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, on the city's south side while executing a warrant, according to officials. This was the third time in eight months a Milwaukee officer was killed in the line of duty.