A Wausau man has been charged with a misdemeanor count of getting sexual gratification from an animal after authorities say he admitted to performing sex acts on a horse.
A dog that barfed up a wedding ring missing for five years and an angry giraffe that kicked a trespasser in its pen topped news of the odd in Wisconsin this year.
This seems to be Rudolph’s Christmas. The post office in this tiny central Wisconsin village that shares the name with the most famous reindeer of all has seen an uptick in business this season.
Wisconsin’s top story in 2014 was a historic one, as the state joined the ranks of those that allow gay marriage. But plenty of other headlines are worth remembering from the year that was, including Gov. Scott Walker demonstrating his resilience by winning his third election in four years, the theft of a 300-year-old violin and the disturbing case of the Slender Man stabbing.
Two men powered through a 30-hour marathon to raise thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army.
Two Salvation Army red kettles have been stolen in Hayward in recent weeks. The Salvation Army says one of the kettles contained an estimated $400.
Two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man will go before a judge considering their competency to stand trial.
Visitors to the Apostle Islands ice caves will have to pay a $5 fee this winter. The National Park Service will charge the fee for visitors ages 16 and older, assuming the caves form again this winter.
Junior league hockey players sickened by an apparent carbon monoxide leak at a Wisconsin rink over the weekend are taking the day off from practice.
A judge plans to hold competency hearings this week for two girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man.
The state Department of Justice is recommending police don’t submit evidence from sexual assault exams to the state crime lab unless victims have consented to cooperate with investigators.
A western Wisconsin woman is accused of causing mental harm to a child after she allegedly participated in giving a 6-year-old girl a swirly as a disciplinary measure.
Later this week the Heisman Trophy will add one new member to the most exclusive fraternity in sports. It is widely expected that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will hear his name announced as the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, which would make him the first player in program history to win the highest individual honor in college football.
A 36-year-old former teacher was sentenced to 120 days in Washington County Jail on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to having sex with teenage students at his home.
A western Wisconsin man is reportedly charged with felony child abuse after disciplining his 8-year-old son with a belt and asking the boy not to tell anyone because Vikings running back Adrian Peterson got in trouble for spanking his son.
The Fountain City Police Department has released more information Tuesday in the 21-year-old Wisconsin student’s food elevator death, detailing more about what happened inside the restaurant prior to and after her death — and what autopsy results revealed.
The largest, most expensive upgrade of the region’s electrical transmission system in over 40 years is facing a major challenge. CAPX 2020 is 800 miles of new power lines built at twice the cost of the new Vikings stadium. But there’s one leg of the project south of Wabasha where engineering is beating the elements of old man winter.
This week’s slate of conference championship games not only serves as an appetizer or opening round to the College Football Playoff, but it doubles as the grand stage for this year’s top Heisman candidates to showcase their stuff and perhaps offer a signature Heisman moment before the votes are due.
Police are hoping to talk to anyone who was at a western Wisconsin bar and grill in the hours leading up to a worker’s death. Coworkers of 21-year-old Brooke Baures called 911 from the WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City to report an accident around 7:45 p.m. Monday. “I think one of our coworkers got squished in like our dumbwaiter. But I’m, like, not willing to look close enough,” said one of her coworkers in the initial 911 call.
The chief investigator looking into the death of a Winona State University student at a western Wisconsin restaurant says he has not yet found a witness to explain how the woman ended up in a food elevator.
A crash between a semi and pickup truck in Polk County has claimed the life of a 49-year-old Wisconsin man, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Winona State University is planning a candlelight vigil for a student found dead at a restaurant where she worked. The gathering Wednesday at 8 p.m. will take place at the alumni gazebo in the center of the Winona, Minnesota campus.
A 21-year-old Winona State University student was discovered dead inside a bar’s dumbwaiter Monday evening, according to the Fountain City Police Department. Shortly before 8 p.m., the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from WingDam Bar and Saloon in Fountain City, Wisconsin. When authorities arrived, they discovered the body of an employee identified as Brooke Baures in the food service elevator.
An Iron River man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing his parents last winter. Forty-five-year-old Jim Crain Jr. was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree intentional homicide.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.