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Two hospitalized after stabbing in Sparta

SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU) - Two people are hospitalized after a stabbing incident took place in Sparta early Saturday morning. According to a release from the Sparta Police Department, shortly after 1:00 a.m., authorities responded to a residence in the 700 block of East Division Street for a reported disturbance. Officers...
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Sparta resident charged with attack on police

A Sparta man faces several charges of misconduct against police officers, including a threat to shoot police. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Cox was arrested last week, after police responded to a disturbance. Cox is accused of repeatedly trying to grab one officer’s gun and threatening to shoot that officer. Two officers had...
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Missing La Crosse Area Toddler Found Dead

Milwaukee, WI (KROC AM News) - Police are reporting a tragic ending in the search for a missing toddler from the La Crosse area who was the focus of an Amber Alert last weekend in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Police Department Thursday reported 3-year-old Major Harris was found dead. He was...
MILWAUKEE, WI
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Onalaska boy was shot, according to autopsy

An autopsy says a 3-year-old boy from Onalaska died after being shot in the head. The body of Major Harris was discovered in a container in Milwaukee on Thursday…a week after his mother was found murdered at a nearby house. Relatives of the victims suggest that both mother and son...
ONALASKA, WI

Mayo Clinic pediatrician charged with child sex assault

A pediatrician with the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has been charged with child sexual abuse. Dr. Joseph T. Poterucha, 40, a pediatrician and Intensive Care Unit doctor, was initially charged with child sexual abuse of a child under 13 on Oct. 15. Two more charges of child sexual abuse of a child under 13 were filed this week, court records show.
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Family 'heartbroken and devastated' after 3-year-old found dead

The family of a young Onalaska boy found dead Thursday in Milwaukee says it’s “heartbroken and devastated beyond belief.”. Three-year-old Major Harris was found dead in an alley after an extensive search by the Milwaukee Police Department. Major had been missing since an Amber Alert was first issued Oct. 16. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday that Major died of a gunshot wound to the head.
MILWAUKEE, WI
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3-year-old found dead, Milwaukee police make arrests in Onalaska woman's death

A missing Onalaska 3-year-old has been found dead in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Police Department said the body of Major Harris was discovered Thursday close to where his mother, 25-year-old Mallery Muenzenberger, was found shot to death Oct. 14. Milwaukee police arrested six people Wednesday in connection with Muenzenberger's death but...
MILWAUKEE, WI
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Sparta man receives a dozen charges for offenses against officers

SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU) - A Sparta man is given 12 charges for multiple offenses against officers. Seven felonies, and five misdemeanors, make up the 12 charges. According to a release from the Sparta Police Department, authorities responded to assist with a combative subject on Oct 15. At 8:30 p.m. While...
SPARTA, WI
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Police: Onalaska toddler found dead in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (WKBT) — An Onalaska toddler who has been missing since Saturday was found dead in Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee Police Department. The body of 3-year-old Major Harris was found at North 53rd Street in Milwaukee, said Milwaukee Acting Police Chief Jeffrey Norman. Major lived in Onalaska with his mother, Mallery Muenzenberger. Muenzenberger was found dead in Milwaukee last week. She had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
MILWAUKEE, WI
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Holmen Police Department looking for information regarding thefts

HOLMEN, Wis. (WEAU) - The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office and the Holmen Police Department is releasing information that they have taken several reports on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 21 of items being stolen from vehicles in and around Holmen Wednesday night. They are looking for anyone that may...
HOLMEN, WI
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