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Volunteers Build Memorial Playground For River Falls Sisters

The community in Wisconsin’s River Falls came together to help a mother overcome a devastating loss nearly three years ago, In July of 2012, Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters — Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. Since then, the community has worked to raise $550,000 for a memorial playground in their honor.

06/27/2015

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Minnesota Festival Memories: Town N’ Country Day

Summer weekends are filled with festivals. This Sunday there is a fun one going on to celebrate June Dairy Month in River Falls, Wisconsin.

06/12/2015

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River Falls Man Dead After Driving Into Tree

A 53-year-old River Falls, Wisconsin, man is dead after driving into a tree near Ellsworth.

05/14/2015

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Body Found In River Believed To Be Missing Wis. Student

The search for a missing college student in western Wisconsin appears to be over. Police in River Falls, Wisconsin, said Monday that they found a body believed to be 20-year-old Robert Sontag.

05/04/2015

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Memorial Playground For Murdered Sisters Reaches Fundraising Goal

A memorial playground for three sisters killed by their father in western Wisconsin has reached its fundraising goal, thanks to the sale of their former home.

03/18/2015

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2 Accused Of Planning To Kill Officer, Harm Judge

A convicted felon and his wife are accused of conspiring to kill a River Falls police officer and threatening to harm a St. Croix County judge.

Police and sheriff’s deputies arrested Kelly Kloss earlier this month at his River Falls home. He had been a fugitive from Marathon County for 10 months where he was jailed on nine drunken driving violations.

10/31/2014

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Anonymous Threat Prompts Extra Law Enforcement At UW-River Falls

University of Wisconsin-River Falls police say there’s an increased law enforcement presence on campus following an anonymous threat. A campus safety alert says the written communication stated “Beware the Ides of October, the time is night and the bullets will fly.”

10/15/2014

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Officials: Implied Threat Causes UW River Falls To Add Extra Police

Police at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls are responding to an anonymous threat with increased police presence this week. According to the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, police on campus received an anonymous “written communication” that implied a threat on Oct. 15.

10/11/2014

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Benefit For Playground Honoring Schaffhausen Sisters Is July 19

Three River Falls, Wis., sisters killed by their father in April of 2012 are being remembered by a playground in the community they grew up in. Next weekend, organizers are putting together a fun run in memory of Sophie, Cecilia and Amara Schaffhausen.

07/13/2014

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Mom Of Slain Girls Still Working To Honor Their Legacy

Thursday marks a heartbreaking anniversary for a Wisconsin community. Two years ago, three little girls, 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia, were killed by their father in their River Falls home.

07/10/2014

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Armed Suspect May Be En Route To Twin Cities

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said that an armed burglary suspect may be heading to the Twin Cities. Eric “Buck” Hall is a convicted felon who was released from prison on June 10.

06/16/2014

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Aaron Schaffhausen’s Ex Is Remarried, Pregnant

A mother whose three daughters were murdered by their father in northwestern Wisconsin is working to honor their memory, is remarried and is expecting a child. Jessica Peterson says she misses her girls a lot and will always carry the pain of their loss.

01/30/2014

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Judge Orders Schaffhausen To Pay Restitution To Ex-Wife

A judge has ordered the Wisconsin man who was convicted of killing his three daughters in Wisconsin to pay restitution to his ex-wife. Last year, Aaron Schaffhausen was handed three consecutive life sentences for the murders of 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia at their River Falls home.

01/24/2014

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School Bus Destroyed By Fire In Western Wis.

A school bus that transports 40 elementary students was destroyed by fire in western Wisconsin Thursday morning. The River Falls Police Department said the bus caught on fire near the corner of Falcon and 9th Streets.

09/19/2013

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Dismantling Of Schaffhausen House Begins

Crews will begin dismantling the western Wisconsin house where a father killed his three young daughters last year. Work begins Monday at the house in River Falls.

09/16/2013

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House Where 3 Daughters Were Murdered To Be Dismantled

The house where Aaron Schaffhausen murdered his three daughters will be deconstructed, according to the lender that currently owns the residence. Several local organizations volunteered their services to accomplish the task.

09/10/2013

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No Takers In Auction For House Where 3 Sisters Were Killed

The home where one of the most infamous murders in recent area history happened was on the auction block on Tuesday.

The opening bid for the River Falls, Wis., home — where the three Schaffhausen girls were murdered by their father — was $180,000.

08/13/2013

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Jessica Schafhaussen Talks To John Williams

Must listen…Jessica Schaffhausen talks with John Williams about her girls, and her resolve to make something positive out of such a horrible incident.

08/09/2013

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Mom Of Murdered Girls Hopes Art Will Pay For New Playground

Jessica Schaffhausen is auctioning off 100 pieces of her late daughters’ artwork. The money will be used to build a playground in their memory. Amara, Sophie and Cecelia were just 11, 8 and 5 when they were murdered by their father, Aaron Schaffhausen, last summer. He is now serving life in prison.

08/08/2013

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Jail Releases New Photo Of Aaron Schaffhausen

Convicted killer Aaron Schauffhausen is now in prison serving three life sentences for the murder of his daughters. A new mug of Schaffhausen was taken last Wednesday as he entered the state prison system.

07/21/2013

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River Falls Raises $48K For Schaffhausen Girls’ Memorial Playground

The River Falls community is rallying behind Jessica Schaffhausen, who lost her three daughters, last year. Jessica’s turning the murders of 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie, and 5-year-old Cecilia into a positive, trying to build a playground as a memorial.

07/20/2013

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Judge Gives Aaron Schaffhausen 3 Consecutive Life Sentences

The man who killed his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis. home was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences behind bars on Monday afternoon. The sentencing hearing for Aaron Schaffhausen was held in Hudson, Wis.

07/15/2013

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Wis. Man To Be Sentenced For Killing 3 Daughters

The man who killed his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis. home will hear his fate on Monday. A sentencing hearing for Aaron Schauffhausen is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Hudson, Wis.

07/15/2013

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Hudson Hospital CT Techs Sue For Radiation Exposure

Workers say what wasn’t installed inside a western Wisconsin hospital put them in danger while doing their jobs. Four CT technologists have filed a lawsuit claiming they were exposed to excess radiation for years at Hudson Hospital. The lawsuit says construction crews installed the wrong glass inside the room where they read the scans. As Hudson Hospital undergoes a $10 million expansion, it’s a small sheet of glass that has shattered the trust of four CT technologists.

07/08/2013

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Playground Designed To Honor Schaffhausen Sisters

This Friday will mark one year since a horrifying crime that rocked one Wisconsin community. Last year, Aaron Schaffhausen murdered his three daughters in their River Falls home. Amara was 11, Sophie was eight and their youngest sister Cecilia was five years old. Schaffhausen’s sentencing hearing is set for a week from Monday. To honor the girls’ memory, their mother, Jessica Schaffhausen, is trying to do something positive for the community. She wants to raise a $500,000 for what will be called the “Tri-Angels Playground.”

07/07/2013

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