Five years after analysts with the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) began linking cases to convicted murderer Samuel Little—and nearly 18 months after a Texas Ranger began to elicit from him a breathtaking number of confessions—the FBI has confirmed Little to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. Read more
,A former Catholic clergyman, Thomas E. Ericksen, 72, who served as a parish priest in the Village of Winter in the early 1980s was sentenced on Thursday, Sept. 26 to 30 years in prison for sexual abuse of boys while he served as a priest in the village.
SPOONER– The Special Response Teams (SRT) from Washburn and Sawyer counties were called out to a domestic disturbance on Labor Day in Spooner, and one man was taken into custody.
Ashland District Attorney David Meany has concluded that there is no evidence that the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers that resulted in Joseph Tedrick's death in Ashland on May 22 was justified.
ST CROIX FALLS– The St. Croix Falls Police Department is asking for help in identifying two people who appeared to be involved in a theft from the Wal-Mart in the city on August 18.
Honorable Angeline Winton is sworn in as Washburn County Circuit Court judge on Monday, Aug. 19, by 10th Judicial District Chief Deputy Judge John Anderson (Bayfield). Aaron Marcoux was hired recently as an assistant district attorney, when Washburn and Burnett counties’ joint half-time assi…
SHELL LAKE– Tanya M. Lanerd, 28, Cambridge, Minnesota, has been sentenced to two years in prison and three years of extended supervision for burglarizing a cabin in the town of Barronett in the summer of 2017.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Three more female inmates in the Chippewa County Jail have been apprehended with meth, bringing the total to five women caught in a recent sweep.
SUPERIOR– Seven women have filed a civil case against Jay Link of Wascott for posting photos of them, and photos claimed to be of them, on FetLife.com, a social media website self-described as “the Social Network for the BDSM, Fetish & Kinky Community. Like Facebook, but run by kinksters…
Every county in Wisconsin has been tainted with a record of sex or labor trafficking. It's a problem that seems to lurk in the shadows, it's difficult to track, and often difficult to see.
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.
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.