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School police officer likes his new assignment
River Falls: Attempted murder charge follows savage beating
Judge rejects nine of 10 claims from abuse victims; Woman dies after stopping for school bus; More state new briefs
Star-Observer earns top award for large weeklies in state newspaper contest
The River Channel records interviews with City Council candidates
crime and courts
Raiders fall to Wildcats in Big Rivers finale; open tournament play Friday
Hudson girls fall in basketball regional semifinal
Three Hudson wrestlers place at state individual championships
Spartans foil Raiders' run in the sectional final
Two Raider gymnasts advance to state meet
Seniors take advantage of free memory screening
Pet Adoption Day March 7 at Hackman's
Mount Zion pastor embraces church's focus
The Friends of the Library are friends to us all
Bike trails coalition launches membership drive
arts and entertainment
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Carl R. Oehlke Estate; Case No. 15PR15
CITY OF HUDSON: 3/12/15 Public Hearing - Plant Place Inc. Permit
TOWN OF TROY: New Ordinance 171-A
ST. CROIX COUNTY: Road Weight Restrictions
NAME CHANGE HEARING: 3/23/15, Case No. 15-CV-104; Charles Rund
Melvin Johannsen, 86
James M. "Mike" Madden, 83
Marilyn V. Sampson, 87
Betty J. Larsen, 92
Melvin Johannsen, 86
Doug's Diggings: This week marks 40 years in 'new' gym
Randy's Ramblings: Community is good
Our View: Now is the time for 'community engagement'
Our View: Walker's budget may look different in the end
Our View: Don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s primary
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September 9, 2009
DNA sample from 2001 of suspect in Milwaukee murders was somehow lost
A Milwaukee man suspected of killing eight women since 1986 might have been arrested sooner. But a DNA sample taken in 2001 for a state database never made it there. For months, Milwaukee Police said there was never a sample taken from the person whose DNA was found by cold-case...
September 9, 2009 - 9:00am
August 27, 2009
Trial begins for man accused in 1980 murders of high school sweethearts
A man who once headed the FBI's most wanted list is due in Jefferson County Circuit Court this afternoon. A judge will decide if there's enough evidence to put Edward Edwards on trial for the 1980 slayings of Tim Hack and Kelly Drew. Edwards, 76, was a maintenance man at the restaurant...
August 27, 2009 - 9:00am
July 31, 2009
May arrested for murders of two high school sweethearts 29 years ago
A man has been arrested for the murders of two high school sweethearts in Jefferson County 29 years ago. The state Justice Department and sheriff's officials announced the arrest of Edward W. Edwards late last night in the 1980 slayings of Tim Hack and Kelly Drew. Edwards is being...
July 31, 2009 - 9:00am
May 6, 2009
Lawsuit accuses Crandon mass murderer of pre-police days' crime
Tyler Peterson - the sheriff's deputy who killed six young people and wounded another in Crandon - admitted having sex as a teen and should never have been hired as a police officer. That's what some of the victims' relatives claim in a new revision to a civil lawsuit against local...
May 6, 2009 - 9:00am
November 14, 2008
Children upset that convicted killer being set free
The children of two men killed in a La Crosse area church 23 years ago are not happy that the killer is being freed. A state appeals court ruled Thursday that Bryan Stanley, 53, should be released from a state mental institution in Madison. It's where he's been since a jury found...
November 14, 2008 - 12:00am
November 7, 2008
Book has Hudson murder ties
A St. Paul writer, Rob Hahn, has published a fiction book that is loosely tied to the 2002 murders of Hudson funeral home director Dan O'Connell and funeral home intern James Ellison.
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Judge rejects wrongful death lawsuit in O'Connell-Ellison murders
The parents of a man killed by a late priest in Hudson will not get anything from the Catholic Church. A judge has rejected a wrongful death suit filed by Carsten and Sally Ellison of Barron. James Ellison, 22, and O'Connell, 39, were shot to death in 2002 at O'Connell's funeral...
September 24, 2008 - 9:00am