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Red Wing Man Sentenced For Teenager’s Overdose Death

Red Wing, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Red Wing man has been sentenced to just under 7 years in prison for his involvement in the death of a Lake City teenager. 22-year-old Micah Marrison received the 81-month prison term on Friday after he admitted to a second-degree manslaughter charge through a plea agreement that resulted in the dismissal of a third-degree drug charge involving the sale of narcotics. He was accused of selling counterfeit Percoset pills containing fentanyl to a 16-year-old girl who died from a drug overdose on September 6 last year.
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Winona Man in Critical Condition at Mayo One After Car vs Motorcycle Crash

(KWNO)- On September 24th at approximately 12:30 p.m. Winona Police Department reported to a crash scene at Bruski Dr. and Menard Rd. Upon arrival officers discovered that Timothy Chiglo, 65, was driving his car in the back of Target, attempting to get to Fleet Farm via the private entrance. Chiglo struck Lavern Feuling, 57 of Winona, Minn., while Feuling was driving his Motorcycle.
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Winona Man Arrested on Felony Domestic Assault Charges

(KWNO)- Winona Police responded to a domestic violence call on September 25th at 8:56 p.m. on the 700 block of E 9th street. Police arrested Christopher Marcum, 34 of Winona, on two counts of domestic assault with one being assault by strangulation, which is a felony. Authorities say that Marcum...

Two hurt in Trempeleau Co. crash

TREMPELEAU COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - Two people were hurt with non-life threatening injuries following a crash Sunday morning in the Town of Sumner. The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office said it happened at the intersection of Durst Road and Oium Road around 2:30 a.m. According to the sheriff’s office, a...

1 person arrested on suspicion of OWI after driving wrong way on US-53

ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) - One person is in custody for suspected OWI after police say they fled the scene of a crash in Chippewa County and drove the wrong way on the highway. According to a Facebook post by the Altoona Police Department, the driver caused a lane closure on Highway 53 at 12:40 a.m. Sunday after driving south in the northbound lanes of Highway 53 in Altoona.

FREED: Terrance Harris, Convicted in Murder of Laquann Moore, 13, as She Sat On Milwaukee Porch | Tony Evers’ Killers & Rapists #18

Since 2019, Gov. Tony Evers’ Parole Commission has released hundreds of convicted criminals, freeing them early on parole mostly into Wisconsin communities, including more than 270 murderers and attempted murderers, and more than 44 child rapists. Terrance Harris was one of them. His release was discretionary. 18th in the...

The Best Cheese in the U.S. is Still Just A Short Drive From Rochester

After winning a prestigious national award in 2019, this cheese is still the reigning champion here in 2022, and you can find it not too far away from Rochester. I'll confess right now that I'm a big-time cheese-lover. I'm guessing it's because I was born and raised in Wisconsin-- America's Dairyland, mind you-- but I LOVE me some cheese. Doesn't matter what kind, I love it-- and the more the better.

Around Town Briefs 9/26/22

ICE AGE TRAIL: Sue Greenway first noticed the Ice Age Trail as she drove by the yellow and brown roadside markers near Birchwood. She started walking local segments of the trail, and then, after a few years of talking about it, decided to hike the entire 1,200-mile trail during 2020-21. Greenway’s experience goes far beyond the trek. She’s excited to share her journey Thursday as part of the “Thursdays at the U” series at UW-Eau Claire-Barron County. ...

Indigenous Peoples Celebration scheduled at UWEC-BC

RICE LAKE — UW-Eau Claire—Barron County will host an Indigenous Peoples Celebration on Oct. 6 to honor the original inhabitants of the land where the campus now sits. The celebration will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a "Thursdays at the U" presentation by Kristin Welch, titled "Healing and Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women."

Police: EC woman repeatedly deals meth

EAU CLAIRE — An Eau Claire woman with two previous methamphetamine possession convictions has been repeatedly dealing the drug, police say. Shari L. Champion, 51, 1334 Barron St., was charged recently in Eau Claire County Court with two felony counts of methamphetamine delivery, a felony count of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of possession of an illegally obtained prescription.

First Gold Star Mothers and Families Recognition ceremony held in Altoona

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - Two organizations got together to hold a ceremony honoring Gold Star Mothers and Families in Altoona Sunday afternoon. The Chippewa Valley Veterans Tribute Foundation and the Gold Star Mothers Association Wisconsin Chapter put together the first of its kind ceremony to give grieving moms and family members a space to remember their fallen service members.

Grace Episcopal Church celebrates 150 years

MENOMONIE Wis. (WEAU) - The Grace Episcopal Church in Menomonie is celebrating 150 years of worship. To recognize such a significant anniversary, the church opened two time capsules from over 100 years ago. “It’s been rather amazing, actually, and it’s not because of the contents necessarily, but because 150 years...

$1M cash bond set for Altoona homicide suspect

ALTOONA Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A second suspect in an Altoona homicide investigation has appeared in court and is being held on a one-million-dollar cash bond. 55-year-old Tracey Clark of Altoona appeared in Eau Claire County court yesterday afternoon via zoom. Clark and 46-year-old Brandon Gaston of Rockford, Illinois are...

Local COVID update

Local COVID cases have been steadily declining since August, and that trend continued in the latest reports. There was one new death from COVID in Winona County. Winona County had 48 COVID cases during the week of September 17, the latest data available, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. That’s a decline from 55 the week prior.

Intoxicated Eau Claire man drives into police car, house

EAU CLAIRE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – An Eau Claire man is in custody after officers say he rammed a police car in Lake Hallie. The Lake Hallie Police Department was called around six last night for an unknown man inside a home. At the scene, an officer found 53-year-old James Tyler in a car in the driveway.