The Latest: Jayme Closs’ Family Satisfied With Sentence

The family of Jayme Closs says they are satisfied that the man who kidnapped her and killed her parents will be spending the rest of his life in prison. Jake Patterson was sentenced Friday to life in prison without release. He had previously pleaded guilty to the Oct. 15 killings of James and Denise Closs…read more »


Wisconsin Man Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Girl Scouts Crash

A 22-year-old Wisconsin man accused of inhaling chemical vapors before crashing into a group of Girl Scouts has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges for the deaths of three girls and one mother. Colten Treu entered his pleas in Chippewa County Court Friday and a trial has been scheduled for January. He faces 11…read more »

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Wisconsin National Guard Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation

A Wisconsin Air National Guard sergeant who raised concerns about sexual assault within his unit says Guard officials are trying to force him out. Master Sgt. Jay Ellis sent U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin a letter in November saying he had learned of six incidents of sexual harassment or sexual assault against females in his squadron…read more »


Friday Court Appearance Set For Man Accused Of Running Down Girl Scouts

The man accused of running down three Girl Scouts and their adult leader is scheduled to be arraigned in Chippewa County Court today.  Lawyers for Colten True have requested a change of venue, saying he can’t get a fair trial.  Prosecutors say True had been huffing an aerosol can before he swerved off the road…read more »


Rock County Looks For 3rd Person Who Walked Away From Huber Release In A Week

For the third time in just over a week Rock County authorities are looking for a person who walked away from their Huber release.  Twenty-three-year-old Jordan A.J. Rawlins-Patton went missing Thursday.  Three times in eight days county jail inmates have failed to return when they were supposed to.  Twenty-two-year-old Aaryn Kristeen Fowler and 27-year-old Shaylynn…read more »


UPDATE: Jayme Closs Kidnapper To Be Given Life Sentence This Afternoon

The family of teenager Jayme Closs says this afternoon’s sentencing of 21-year-old Jake Patterson will bring finality to an unimaginable tragedy.  Patterson will be given a life sentence during a hearing set for 1:30 P-M in Barron County Circuit Court.  He admits he killed the girl’s parents last October, then held her in captivity for…read more »

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