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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Hudson Women’s Club: 100 years of service and fellowship
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Traffic problems lead to suspension of Final Stretch triathlon
Wisconsin roundup: Two flooding-related deaths reported; license plates, prosecutors among proposals on budget chopping block; 10 more state news stories
crime and courts
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Willow River to become area’s first water trail
Mustangs hand Raiders first loss
Hunter safety class registration set for Sept. 13 in Somerset
Raiders top Spartans in battle of unbeatens
HHS senior opens up about depression
Gregory’s Gift of Hope will host microchip clinic Sept. 24
The conversation about mental health is opening up
Hudson Scoutmaster has 50 years of service
Hudson woman competes in Miss Wisconsin USA
arts and entertainment
ST CROIX CO. HIGHWAY DEPT: Public Notice- Misc. Signs in Right-of-Way
CITY OF HUDSON: Liquor License Application - St. Croix Grill
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Lee H. Orlowski Estate; Case No. 16PR69
PROBATE ORDER: Janice A. Lillyblad Estate; Case No. 16PR70
Proposed Monopole Tower in vicinity of 726 Hwy. 12, Hudson
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Kathleen P. Carey, 78
Lawrence M. Halvorson, 85
Dr. James L. "Doc" Wallace, 90
Brian A. Anderson
The ‘new normal’ is routine
Allow me to reintroduce ourselves
Our View: Congratulations to the Hudson High class of 2016
Randy's Ramblings: Quitting the circus, or goodbye to show business
Editorial: Courts get it right for newspapers, public
Real Estate Showcase
November 14, 2012
Father apologizes for sports tirade at school
A 37-year-old father says he is sorry about 'going off' on the coach who cut his son from the Nicolet High School basketball team. The man says this should be a teaching tool on, "how not to go about things." The Glendale man had been arrested for disorderly conduct. The father...
November 14, 2012 - 11:20am
Broken windshield? Take it to Judge Joe Brown
Youth baseball coach Matt Graetz and a player's dad, Carl Brunholz, will appear on the Judge Joe Brown Syndicated TV show 11:45 a.m. Wednesday,...
November 14, 2012 - 9:47am
November 9, 2012
Court decides stalking is not free expression
Stalking is not free expression under the U-S Constitution. That's what a state appeals court said, when it re-instated a felony charge against a 52-year-old Milwaukee man. Waukesha County Circuit Judge James Kieffer had ruled that Wisconsin's law against stalking was overly broad....
November 9, 2012 - 2:18pm
Trial begins for woman accused of killing husband, boyfriend in different states
A trial is underway in Minnesota for a woman accused of killing her ex-husband in Minnesota and her boyfriend in Wisconsin. Angelina O'Mara, 39, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of James O'Mara of Sauk Rapids, Minn. He was found dead last November in his...
November 9, 2012 - 2:17pm
November 7, 2012
Train maker sues Wisconsin
Spain-based train manufacturer, Talgo, filed suit Nov. 2 against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb, saying the state defaulted on owed payments of $4.6 million dollars. The suit originates in a contract former Governor Jim Doyle signed with...
November 7, 2012 - 4:23pm
Police handcuff elderly man with radar gun
A 70 year old Madison man says he was trying to get drivers to slow down by showing a radar gun out of the driver's side window of his car. Somebody called police about a man pointing a gun at cars on Chapel Hill Road. Madison police drew their weapons and handcuffed the man. The...
November 7, 2012 - 4:21pm
October 31, 2012
Man faces felony charge in puppy's death
Chareles Vander Wielen, 25, Appleton, has been charged with a felony after he allegedly kicked his roommate's puppy to death because he couldn't find any more beer in their refrigerator. The defendant is due in Outagamie County Circuit Court on November 13, after being charged with...
October 31, 2012 - 4:27pm
October 26, 2012
Jury convicts tribal member of bribery
A jury convicted Black River Falls man Timothy Whiteagle, 61, a member of the Ho-Chunk Indian tribe, of bribery and tax violations after he took $3 million when working as a consultant. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Federal Judge William Conley also told Whiteagle to spend...
October 26, 2012 - 11:30am
October 19, 2012
Fatal-crash driver tests positive for pain-killing drugs
Prosecutors said a Racine County man was under the influence of prescription drugs when he allegedly caused a traffic crash that killed a 42-year-old woman. A $50,000 bond was ordered for 38-year-old Daniel Hess of Caledonia, after he was charged with homicide by intoxicated driving....
October 19, 2012 - 12:54pm
October 17, 2012
Guitar murderer gets 30 years
Killing his father sends Brian Novak, 38, Kenosha, to prison for 30 years. He was convicted in June and sentenced Oct. 12. The jury found Brian Novak guilty of second-degree intentional homicide with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors said he had punched, stomped and beaten 59-year-old...
October 17, 2012 - 2:00pm
October 12, 2012
Prescott man faces homicide charges
Thomas Geistfeld, 65, Prescott, is due in court November 8 after he was accused of causing a fatal traffic crash while chatting on a cellphone. He was charged last week in St. Croix County with negligent homicide and second-degree reckless homicide. Authorities said he was trying...
October 12, 2012 - 4:19pm
October 10, 2012
'Other woman' accused of morphine-murder plot
A Baraboo woman who was accused of stalking her lover's wife is now charged with trying to kill her with stolen morphine. Stephanie McMillen, 43, is free on a $10,000 cash bond. She appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court Oct. 8 on charges of attempted homicide, stalking, and...
October 10, 2012 - 3:34pm
October 1, 2012
Trio charged in long-term Social Security fraud
No homicide charges have been filed, but a central Wisconsin couple will stand trial on charges they cashed Social Security checks intended for Marie Jost, who hasn't been seen in 30 years and is assumed to be dead. Ronald,71, and Delores Disher, 69, of Amherst Junction face charges...
October 1, 2012 - 11:11am
September 21, 2012
Teen arsonist goes to prison
A 17-year-old Oconto Falls boy will spend just over four years in prison for starting a fire that caused $2 million in damage to a Catholic grade school. Vincent Enneper was sentenced Sept. 20 for the February 21st blaze that heavily damaged Saint Anthony School in Oconto Falls. Enneper...
September 21, 2012 - 10:41am
September 19, 2012
Police keep working photography-shop murders
La Crosse Police are still looking for suspects in the weekend shooting deaths of a photography store owner and his teenage son. Paul Petras, 56, and A.J. Petras, 19, were killed at their store, May's Photo, around 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Police said a photography class was just...
September 19, 2012 - 12:58pm