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One dead in Wood Co. cranberry marsh crash

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TOWN OF HANSEN, Wis. — One person is dead following an early morning crash Thursday in Wood County. The crash was reported at about 6:30 a.m. on Elm Road in the town of Hansen, according to the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. Rescue crews arriving at the scene discovered a vehicle partially submerged in water in…

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Verdict reached in Wausau-area child sex assault trial

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — A Marathon County jury deliberated Friday for just over an hour before finding a 37-year-old former Wausau man guilty of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old child. Jedidiah M. Pinley, who now lives in Hudson, was convicted after a three-day trial and was immediately taken into custody after the verdict was…

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Suspects sought in downtown Wausau break-ins

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Marathon County Crime Stoppers is asking for your help to identify the person responsible for several break-ins to businesses in downtown Wausau. Between the evening of Sunday, Nov. 11 and the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 14, two businesses in Washington Square and two businesses on North 3rd Street were burglarized. The burglar pried and forced…

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4 injured in Madison shooting

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MADISON, Wis. — Four people are hospitalized Sunday following an overnight shooting at a Madison strip club, according to police. Officers were headed to Visions Night Club for a report of a large fight around 1:45 a.m. when the Dane County 911 Center was told gunshots were being fired inside the building at 3554 E.…

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UPDATE: Missing Plover woman found

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PLOVER, Wis. — The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network has canceled a statewide alert seeking a Plover woman who was considered missing and possibly endangered. Police say Jodi K. Biser, 55, left for work at about noon on Nov. 29 but about an hour later appears to have driven herself to the area of Plover Road…

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4 years later, shoplifting suspect accused of punching Rib Mountain store employee in custody

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — One of three shoplifting suspects who allegedly punched an employee at Ulta Beauty in Rib Mountain is finally in custody, more than four years after the alleged assault was reported. Selwyn Smith, 29, of Milwaukee appeared Dec. 3 in Marathon County Circuit Court to face felony charges of robbery with…

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Crash closes Hwy. 13 in Adams County

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ADAMS COUNTY — Both lanes of Hwy. 13 are temporarily closed Thursday because of a crash, police said. The crash happened at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday near Badger Avenue, according to an alert from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. There’s no word on injuries or how many vehicles are involved in the crash. DOT authorities…

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Oshkosh father charged in infant’s death

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — An Oshkosh father is accused of shaking his newborn son and causing the child’s death. Cory Lyons is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the Nov. 29 death of his 7-week-old son. A criminal complaint says Lyons admitted he was highly frustrated by the baby’s crying and shook the child five…

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Mosinee woman sent to prison for 7th OWI

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WAUSAU — A 37-year-old Mosinee woman convicted of her 7th OWI in 13 years will spend four years in prison followed by 10 years probation after she was sentenced in November in eight separate criminal cases. On Nov. 21, Marathon County Circuit Judge Mike Moran found Michelle L. Brown guilty of 7th offense operating with…

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