Man Accused Of Kidnapping Ex, Forcing Her To Drive With Rope Around Her NeckA New Richmond, Wisconsin man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly kidnapping his former girlfriend and forcing her to drive for several hours with a rope around her neck. Baldwin police say 50-year-old Daniel O'Keefe snuck into his ex-girlfriend's car Wednesday night in the parking lot of Notato Contour in Menomonie, where they both work.
Police: Missing Wis. Man Found Dead In River The St. Croix County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing man. Joseph Albert Briske, 45, left his home in the Hudson area early Monday morning without telling anyone.
Bicyclists Hit The Road In North Star Grand PrixA major bicycle race gets underway in the Twin Cities on Wednesday. Three-hundred professional racers from all over the world are taking part in the North Star Grand Prix.
Minnesota Woman Sentenced For Bank RobberyA 23-year-old Minnesota woman accused of robbing five banks within a few weeks has been sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison. Ranya Al-Huthaili of Roseville was sentenced Wednesday. She also was ordered to pay restitution to all the banks.
Bald Eagle That Hit Boat On I-94 Set FreeA bald eagle that was injured when he flew into a shrink-wrapped boat moving on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin has been set free. The adult male flew into the white shrink wrap April 25 as the boat was being towed at about 70 miles an hour near Menomonie.
Eagle Injured After Flying Into Boat Is Recovering A bald eagle that was injured when he flew into a shrink-wrapped boat moving on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin is on the avian equivalent of bed rest, its caretaker said Monday.
Eagle Crashes Into Boat Shrink Wrap On Interstate A couple towing a boat to northern Minnesota got a surprise visitor: a bald eagle crashed through the shrink wrap while they were traveling on Interstate 94 in Wisconsin. The eagle dove across the top of the pickup truck of Scott and Marilyn Kregness as they crossed the Red Cedar River near Menomonie at about 70 miles an hour on Friday, according to the Chippewa Herald.
UW-Stout Student Found Dead Had Mix Of Drugs, Alcohol In SystemA University of Wisconsin-Stout student found dead in January had a mix of drugs and alcohol in her system, according to the Menomonie Police Department. Jesse Jensen, 23, was found dead in her bedroom on Jan. 22. Jensen, from Owen, Wis., was a senior at the school. Toxicology tests indicate Jensen had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 at the time of her death, and had morphine and oxycodone in her system.
Police: UW-Stout Senior Found Dead In BedroomAuthorities are investigating after a college student was found dead in her residence near the University of Wisconsin-Stout early Thursday. Police in Menomonie, Wis., responded to the 1000 block of 6th Street at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday after a 23-year-old woman was found unresponsive in her bedroom.
1 Dead In St. Croix Co. CrashA two-vehicle crash in St. Croix County has left one man dead and another with serious injuries Thursday evening. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s office, the fatal accident occurred at 5:24 p.m. on Highway 63, approximately one-quarter miles east of 240th Street in Cylon Township. Isrrael Romos of Clear Lake, 33, was driving a 2000 Honda Civic westbound on HWY 63, and for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line. A 1991 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by 46-year-old Daniel J. Rittman of Menomonie, Wis., struck the passenger side of the Civic.
Female Bank Robber Caught By FBI, In Custody In MNA woman suspected in several Wisconsin and Minnesota bank robberies is now in FBI custody, according to authorities.
Wis. Teen Takes Miss Minnesota To His PromA special Wisconsin teenager will never forget his prom, this past Saturday night. His date was Miss Minnesota's Danielle Hooper.