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November 1, 2013
Twin Ports Man faces sex assault charges
A Twin Ports man accused of sexually assaulting a girl younger than age 12 appeared in Douglas County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Alexander Taylor, 39, faces three counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child. He waived his time limits for a preliminary hearing and the hearing...
November 1, 2013 - 7:00am
October 29, 2013
UWS music prof resigns tenured post
A University of Wisconsin-Superior professor whose decades-old conviction in Utah for attempted child sexual abuse came to light in August, triggering an investigation and a decision by UWS Chancellor Renee Wachter to begin dismissal procedures, will resign. According to a university...
October 29, 2013 - 7:00am
October 23, 2013
Wisconsin DOJ charges former officer in drug case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Justice Department has charged a former La Crosse Police lieutenant with trying to steal pain pills. The agency filed one felony count of attempted possession of narcotics against Brian Thomson on Wednesday. According to the criminal complaint, the...
October 23, 2013 - 12:38pm
October 22, 2013
John Doe investigation has spread to five Wisconsin counties
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that a secret "John Doe" investigation has expanded to five counties. Earlier this year, another John Doe investigation implicated three former aids of Gov. Scott Walker who worked for him while he was Milwaukee County executive. The paper...
October 22, 2013 - 10:36am
October 18, 2013
Police: Wanted man last seen in Superior
Authorities are asking for the public's help to locate a suspect wanted for several felonies, including drugs, weapons and recklessly endangering safety charges. Both Superior Police and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office released information on Facebook Thursday night about the...
October 18, 2013 - 9:19am
October 13, 2013
Last stop for Last Place? Carlson's store on feds' list
The U.S. Attorney's Office has gone to federal court seeking the forfeiture of the Superior Street building that houses the now-closed head shop,...
October 13, 2013 - 12:00am
October 11, 2013
Complex commercial fishing case leads to convictions, court fines
Warden Ryan Volenberg did not avert from the diverter way back when the citizen tip first came in, nor did he shy from the paper maze of the audit. Six years later, Volenberg's sea legs are dockside and his eyes are no longer cross-eyed from carrying out an investigative plan that...
October 11, 2013 - 11:13am
Cyberbullying bill moves out of Senate committee
A bill that would make online bullying a crime has been unanimously approved by the state Senate's education committee. Under current law, school districts can act on face-to-face bullying or threats made to students by email. The law didn't include newer modes of communication like...
October 11, 2013 - 9:19am
October 4, 2013
Attorney General opposes changing how 17-year-olds are tried in court
A bill to change how 17-year-olds are treated when they commit crimes is facing strong opposition from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. County governments also oppose the change calling it an unfunded mandate. Wisconsin is one of only 10 states that still treats 17-year-old offenders...
October 4, 2013 - 9:00am
How poor is poor enough?
This is part three of a WPR series on the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Gideon v. Wainwright. The 1963 ruling led to the creation of a statewide public defender's office. It also established a fairly smooth process for poor people charged with a criminal offense to...
October 4, 2013 - 7:00am
Solon Springs woman charged with drug sales
A Solon Springs woman accused of selling heroin in Superior was bound over for arraignment after waiving a preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court last week. Paige Lee Sikorski, 19, faces four counts felony deliver heroin and one count possession with intent to deliver...
October 4, 2013 - 7:00am
3 charged with child sex trafficking in Northwestern Wisconsin
The first child sex-trafficking case in Iron County, Wis., illustrates the fact that small-town America isn't immune to the growing phenomenon, a domestic violence case manager said Thursday. "I believe absolutely, it is happening more than just what happened last week in our county,"...
October 4, 2013 - 5:14am
October 3, 2013
Use of 'bath salts' reaches epidemic levels in central Wisconsin
The use of a synthetic hallucinogenic drug known as "bath salts" has reached an epidemic level in parts of central Wisconsin. The drugs are manufactured in China and southeast Asia, and then labeled as bath salts to avoid detection in the United States.
October 3, 2013 - 8:58am
September 27, 2013
Case set precedent for right to counsel
Half a century ago, a convicted Florida man named Clarence Gideon wrote a handwritten letter to the U.S. Supreme Court. He argued that he was denied justice because he couldn't afford a lawyer and should have been given one at his trial. The decision in Gideon v. Wainwright led to...
September 27, 2013 - 7:00am
September 19, 2013
Heroin bill may be introduced this fall
Problems with heroin use, particularly in rural areas, may be the focus of state legislation this fall. Gov. Scott Walker says the effort may be similar to ones in recent years aimed at methamphetamine abuse. He says he isn't sure if the heroin bill will be one measure or a package...
September 19, 2013 - 9:09am