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Medford man in custody after hostage incident in Taylor Co.

A Medford man is in custody after authorities say he barricaded himself inside his residence, along with three other people, and threatened to shoot officers.


Man headed to trial after allegedly trying to have sex with young girl in Eau Claire Video included

He responded to a Craigslist ad put up by Eau Claire police posing as an Eau Claire man advertising sex with his 8 and 11-year-old daughters.


Two men face charges of stealing more than $12,000 worth of tools from Confluence site Video included


Shawn Lanier from Eau Claire was charged with 12 counts Wednesday, while Cole Halvorson of Independence faces six counts. The charges include burglary and theft.


Eau Claire woman charged in man's death reaches plea deal Video included

Susan Smith, 66, was accused of supplying a fentanyl patch to an employee, who sold it to a woman, who then gave it to a man who died of an overdose.


Osseo man accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend and pouring gasoline on her Video included

An area man is accused of holding a gun to his girlfriend's head and threatening to kill her. A woman called police Sunday afternoon and said Robbie Reiner had beaten her sister and poured gasoline on her, at their home on Highway 53 near Osseo.


Rusk Co. man charged with sexual assault of a child

A Rusk County man has been charged with a felony in Chippewa County, after sexually assaulting a young girl.


Police won't seek charges against man in package investigation

Appleton Police will not request charges against a man who left two packages outside the Appleton Post Office that prompted a bomb squad response.


Names released in deputy involved shooting in Sparta Video included

The state's Department of Criminal Investigation has released the names of the people involved in a deputy-involved shooting in Sparta Sunday.


Traffic stop leads to meth-related arrest for second time this week in Trempealeau Co. Video included

The sheriff's office took Ashley Thelen and Jeremy Brandes, both from Minnesota, into custody just before noon Wednesday. Following the traffic stop, a K9 unit was requested and the dog was able to find methamphetamine inside the vehicle. 


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