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Jail ordered in Altoona employee theft case Video included

A woman who police say stole thousands of dollars from her Altoona employer was sentenced Friday to 60 days in jail.

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Barron County burglar caught by DNA is sentenced to jail Video included

A burglar who was busted by DNA he left at the crime scene is going to jail.

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Deal reached in Chippewa Falls school gun incident Video included

A man found with a gun in the parking lot of an area school will get the charge dismissed if he stays out of trouble for a year.

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Eau Claire man charged with child abuse Video included

A child abuse charge was filed Friday against an Eau Claire man accused of hurting a 5 year old boy earlier this month.

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Merrill attorney reprimanded for sexy messages sent to client

A Merrill attorney who asked a client to "wear something sexy" to an appointment and sent other sexually suggestive and flirtatious messages received a public reprimand from the state Supreme Court for violating rules of professional conduct. 

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Former Wisconsin priest charged with six counts of sexual assault of a child Video included

A former Fort Atkinson priest has been charged with six counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child.

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Lawsuit filed after mom, daughter crash and die in Eau Claire County pond Video included

Relatives of an Eau Claire woman and child, who died when their car left the road and went into a pond near Eau Claire, are now suing the owners of the pond.

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NEW: Settlement reached in EC County lawsuit over dead man's life insurance Video included

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Edward Kohls' brother and two sisters filed a lawsuit, claiming Cody killed his father intentionally, so he shouldn't get $150,000 in life insurance payout designated in his will.

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Man charged with arson after allegedly setting fire to Fountain City church Video included

Jesse Bromaghim, from Winona, is being held on a $10,000 cash bond after being charged with arson, criminal damage to property and attempted car theft.  

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Wisconsin man gets 100 years for deadly motorcycle shop standoff

A jury in March found Brian Flatoff guilty of 14 felonies, including attempted homicide. 

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DNA hit ties Dunn Co. sexual assault suspect to assaults in Green Bay, Chicago Video included

A woman told police that Edward Woodberry raped her multiple times in October 2017.  

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New Richmond woman pleads guilty to embezzling $197,230 from assisted living company Video included

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Stephanie M. Johnson, 40, of New Richmond, was the co-founder, vice president and treasurer of Paradigm Services Inc. (PSI), a company in New Richmond which provided group homes and home health care to adults with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and mental illnesses.

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Boyd man charged after hit-and-run in Chippewa Falls Video included

David Samaniego faces five charges, including his fourth OWI.

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2 people from EC face 14 drug charges after car crash Video included

In the car, investigators found nearly a pound of marijuana, LSD, amphetamines, XANAX pills and synthetic pot.

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Corndogs lead police to stolen Virgin Mary statue Video included

An unusual clue eventually led to a stolen Virgin Mary statue's return. 

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Eau Claire man pleads no contest to stabbing his brother Video included

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A man who has already spent more than 200 days in prison is ordered to stay another 20 after he pleaded no contest to stabbing his brother. 

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EC man accused of intentionally running driver off the road while drunk reaches plea deal Video included

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An Eau Claire man faces four charges, including fifth OWI, after a road rage incident in August.

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Wisconsin theft suspect caught after trying to swim away from police Video included

Police say the man jumped into the La Crosse river then swam to a small island.

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