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May 14, 2009
Children of pedestrian killed on New Year's Eve want $625,000
The children of a pedestrian killed on New Year's Eve wants La Crosse County to pay them $625,000. They said the county was negligent for not clearing a snowy sidewalk making William Harter, 55, walk on a street where he was hit by two vehicles. They said the accumulating snow...
May 14, 2009 - 9:04am
May 11, 2009
Jury selection begins for Wausau area woman accused of praying instead of getting treatment for daughter
Barring a last-second plea deal, jury selection will take place Thursday and Friday in the trial of Leilani Neumann, the Weston mother accused of praying instead of getting treatment for her diabetic daughter. Neumann, 41, and her husband, Dale, are both charged in Marathon County...
May 11, 2009 - 9:18am
May 4, 2009
Wisconsin conservatives mourn the death of Jack Kemp
Wisconsin conservatives are mourning the death of Jack Kemp, the former NFL quarterback who became a congressman and Bob Dole's 1996 running mate. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, said Kemp recruited him to work at the Empower America think tank in 1993. Ryan said Kemp brought "unparalleled...
May 4, 2009 - 9:33am
April 3, 2009
Services held for former St. Croix EDC director David Piggott
Services were to be held Friday, April 3 in Superior for David Piggott, who served as executive director of the St. Croix County Economic Development...
April 3, 2009 - 7:30am
February 24, 2009
Wisconsin sees another snowmobile death
Wisconsin has recorded its 21st snowmobile death of the season. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said Scott Klein, 34, of Watertown fell through the ice on the Rock River, about a mile from the Watertown Boat Club. He had left the club by himself. Family members...
February 24, 2009 - 9:16am
February 11, 2009
Longtime Hudson resident and artist dies
In this business some things stick in your mind. For me I remember the first time I photographed James O. Burnley, known to most in town as Jim....
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Area man dies in snowmobile accident
A Dunn County man was killed in a snowmobile accident Tuesday night on a trail between Wheeler and Boyceville. According to Ed Culhane of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources office in Eau Claire, the accident occurred at around 10 p.m. on a trail that follows Highway...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 26, 2009
Promoter dies at monster truck show in Madison
Authorities in Madison say the death of a monster truck show promoter at a performance Saturday night was a "tragic accident." But federal safety officials will have the final word after they investigate. George Eisenhart, 41, Chardon, Ohio, was announcing the event when he was...
January 26, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Funeral for Daniel Smith is Monday
The funeral for Daniel Smith will be held Monday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Hudson High School auditorium. The visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers and will be used to establish...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
Jury finds man guilty of Eau Claire murder
An Eau Claire man is scheduled to be sentenced March 9, after being found guilty of killing a man in a car next to him at a traffic light. A jury deliberated six hours yesterday before convicting Yeng Moua, 26, of first-degree intentional homicide. Moua faces a mandatory life prison...
January 15, 2009 - 9:00am
January 5, 2009
Snowmobile crash death toll rises to 12
The death toll from Wisconsin snowmobile crashes this winter has risen to 12. The latest fatal accident was reported in Price County on Saturday afternoon. Authorities said a 65-year-old Phillips man died in the town of Worcester. His name and other details of the crash were not...
January 5, 2009 - 9:00am
January 2, 2009
Rice Lake man dead after shooting wife
A Rice Lake area man died, after shooting at his wife early on New Year's Day. Margaret Krohn told authorities that her husband Gerald, 63, fired a shot at her and she hid in a bathroom where she heard another shot. Authorities later found Gerald Krohn dead in his bedroom with...
January 2, 2009 - 9:00am
December 31, 2008
16-year-old dies in snowmobile crash
Five people have now been killed in Wisconsin snowmobile accidents this season. The latest crash was reported Tuesday night in Fond du Lac County. Sheriff's deputies said a 16-year-old boy was riding alone when his snowmobile struck a drainage ditch and veered out of control. The...
December 31, 2008 - 9:00am
Neenah woman innocent by insanity in son's death
A Neenah woman will spend time in a mental institution after a judge ruled her insane in killing her 2-year-old son. Winnebago County Circuit Judge Scott Woldt found Brenda Thiel, 28, innocent by insanity Tuesday. She had pleaded no contest to a homicide charge in the death of her...
December 31, 2008 - 9:00am
December 17, 2008
Smoking materials may be cause of Menomonie fire that killed one
Menomonie's fire chief said a fatal house fire was an accident and it was probably caused by smoking materials. John Vancil, 53, died from smoke inhalation and his dog was also killed. The blaze occurred on Monday and officials said it might have burned for some time before a...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am