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January 25, 2014
Couple sentenced for staging robbery at Superior store
A South Range man and his girlfriend have each been sentenced to five days in jail and one year of probation for staging a robbery at a Superior convenience store. Kyle James Krivinchuk, 22, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court on Jan. 17 to a charge of theft as a party...
January 25, 2014 - 7:40am
Jail time for Cloquet man convicted in 2012 carjacking
A Cloquet man will spend 138 days in jail for a 2012 carjacking in Superior. Cheyenne Allen Smith, 20, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court on Jan. 17 to an amended charge of take-and-drive of a vehicle without consent as a party to a crime. He was sentenced to 138 days...
January 25, 2014 - 7:30am
Superior woman gets 18-month sentence for sixth drunken-driving conviction
A Superior woman will spend 18 months in prison for her sixth drunken-driving conviction. Carla Jean Skates, 50, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court on Jan. 13 to a sixth offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was sentenced to 18 months confinement...
January 25, 2014 - 7:00am
December 11, 2013
Drugs seized, six arrested in Superior search
Six people were arrested and a variety of illegal drugs seized when a search warrant executed by law enforcement officers last week in Superior. The search at 1215 Weeks Ave. on Dec. 6 resulted in the seizure of a variety of illegal drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana,...
December 11, 2013 - 2:51pm
December 3, 2013
Milwaukee woman embezzled over a million dollars to feed gambling addiction
Gambling addictions are back in the news, as a Milwaukee-area woman has been charged with embezzling over a million dollars from her employer and spending it at a Potawatomi casino. Wheaton Franciscan fired Janice Nieman in July after the health care firm accused its payroll specialist...
December 3, 2013 - 9:03am
November 26, 2013
Approach to jailhouse informants questioned after inmate's innocence proven
A new story from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism looks at a case of a man convicted by an acquaintance's testimony and released 12 years later, after being exonerated by DNA evidence. In 1995, teenage runaway Jessica Kayne was killed in Milwaukee. After being held...
November 26, 2013 - 10:16am
November 22, 2013
Duluth police officer found not guilty of assault, disorderly conduct
A jury in Pine County has found former active-duty Duluth police officer Richard Jouppi not guilty on charges of assault and disorderly cond...
November 22, 2013 - 7:42pm
Sex offender returns to Superior
A sex offender convicted of repeated acts of sexual assault against the same child will be released from secure custody to live in Superior Tuesday, according to a release by the Superior Police Department. Leon Robert Linky, 25, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court...
November 22, 2013 - 10:41am
November 21, 2013
Twin Ports men held in 60-pound pot bust in South Dakota
What began as a routine speed violation on a South Dakota highway ended with a 66-year-old Duluth man and a 64-year-old Superior man under arrest and facing drug charges for allegedly transporting 60 pounds of marijuana and 150 grams of hashish, thanks to a highway patrolman and his...
November 21, 2013 - 12:00am
November 20, 2013
Governor, conservative groups receive subpoenas in election investigation
While Governor Scott Walker is out promoting his new book, his political campaign and conservative groups are apparently the target of about 30 subpoenas. The conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal first reported the subpoenas, after getting word from one of the targets:...
November 20, 2013 - 9:18am
November 16, 2013
Forest Lake man charged in armed confrontation with couple at Wis. cabin
Several charges have been filed against a Forest Lake, Minn., man who reportedly was shot with his own gun after bringing it to a Northwestern Wisconsin cabin and confronting a couple. Ronald D. Aune, 53, was charged Wednesday in Burnett County Circuit Court with kidnapping, false...
November 16, 2013 - 12:00am
November 8, 2013
Court date set for Superior man accused of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime
A Superior man accused of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime has been arrested and released. The Lake Superior Forensic Technology & Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence of a 35-year-old Superior man on Oct. 29, according...
November 8, 2013 - 10:42am
November 6, 2013
Drunk driving bills pass in Assembly
The Assembly approved bills Tuesday that would enact tougher drunk driving laws in Wisconsin. With little debate, the Assembly approved three bills designed to deter drunk driving. Speaking before the vote, Rep. Jim Ott, R-Mequon, the author of the legislation, said it will make...
November 6, 2013 - 8:58am
November 4, 2013
Target will stop asking job applicants about criminal history
Target, the nation's second largest retailer, will no longer ask job applicants about their criminal history when they fill out job applications. In Wisconsin, advocates for employing ex-convicts call the decision by the Target Corporation a step in the right direction but question...
November 4, 2013 - 10:29am
November 1, 2013
Two face prostitution charges
Two Duluth women accused of prostitution made initial appearances in Douglas County Circuit Court last week. Brittany Simone Brown, 23, faces misdemeanor charges of prostitution-sexual contact and theft. Michelle Marie Romero, 35, faces a single charge of prostitution-sexual contact. According...
November 1, 2013 - 7:00am