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Mystery surrounds shooting of Wis. Rapids man

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CARLTON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Minnesota are holding a Wisconsin man in a Friday night shooting.The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office says the 32-year-old man from Bayfield, Wisconsin, is in custody pending charges. Authorities were called to the shooting just before midnight Friday. A man reported that his 57-year-old brother, Andrew Gokee of Wisconsin…

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Police warn of jury duty scam

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is passing along a warning from Rock County after a jury duty scam is surfacing there. Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden reports that a man is contacting residents and identifying him as a deputy sheriff investigating their failure to appear for jury duty. The phony deputy tells the intended victim…

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4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four people were killed in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee early Sunday, according to police, who credited a bystander with saving many lives by wresting a weapon away from the gunman. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said via their Twitter account that authorities are searching for 29-year-old…

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5 local deputies honored at state banquet

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — Five members of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department are being recognized for their courage and heroism in responding to two separate incidents last year, according to Sheriff Scott Parks. Megan Sowinski, Brandon Stroik, Matthew Bell, Greg Bean and Sean McCarthy will receive their awards Saturday at the Wisconsin Professional Police…

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Court docs: Rothschild dad accused of breaking infant’s jaw, ribs

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By Shereen Siewert ROTHSCHILD — A 22-year-old Rothschild man is facing felony child abuse charges after his son was treated for multiple serious injuries including a fractured jaw, heavy bruising, and a fractured suture on his skull. In addition, scans showed the boy had at least three fractured ribs in various stages of healing when…

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Former Wausau East employee charged in second alleged sexual assault

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By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — A former Wausau East High School employee accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student on school grounds is now facing additional charges, after new allegations surfaced involving a second teen. Kurtis Hornby of Wausau appeared Friday in Marathon County Circuit Court, where he faces charges of child enticement and sexual…

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