Weekly Safety Report: Assault, Homicide, and Child Assault Cases Hit Stevens PointWisconsin Safety Wire1 DAY AGO
Sentry employees to work remotely next week after threat
Most Sentry Insurance employees will work remotely in the coming days after a threat was discovered in the building last week. According to Point Plover Metro Wire, the first outlet to break the news, employees were notified at about 6 p.m. Thursdy that a threat was made against the facility 1800 North Point Drive, in Stevens Point.
Stevens Point man convicted of homicide in infant’s death
A 36-year-old Stevens Point man will spend at least 15 years in prison for the shaking death of his former girlfriend’s infant son, who died in 2020. Meyer P. Willkom was convicted by a jury in June of first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the 6-month-old boy’s death. The trial lasted eight days before jurors delivered a verdict, following four hours of deliberation.
Weekly Safety Report: Assault, Homicide, and Child Assault Cases Hit Stevens Point
This week in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, there were three incidents that occurred. The first incident involved an assault at Polito's Pizza on Main Street, where a man in a white shirt punched another man three times, causing facial swelling and a chipped tooth. The second incident resulted in a 36-year-old man being sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of his girlfriend's 6-month-old baby. The third incident involved a 63-year-old man being convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child.
A Toast to Stevens Point: Discovering Its 3 Must-Try Pubs
In this article, we'll be exploring three distinct pubs located in Stevens Point. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Three adults arrested for severe child neglect and drug possession in a bug-infested Rudolph home
RUDOLPH, Wis. (WJFW) - The Wood County Sheriff’s Department and the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force arrested three adults in the town of Rudolph for possession of fentanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription medications. They also found child abuse in the home as four children were forced to live in...
Wisconsin Rapids Police Investigate Reports of Gunshots Near Mead Elementary
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (WSAU-WAOW) — Police in Wisconsin Rapids say there was no evidence of any gunshots near Mead Elementary School on Friday after teachers reported hearing “pops” while students were having recess. WAOW TV reports that the district immediately brought everyone back inside and the day...
Weekly Safety Report: Intoxicated Driver Sentenced to Prison, Traffic Crash in Weston, Wisconsin
This week in Weston, Wisconsin, there were two notable incidents. The first incident involved a Port Edwards man who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for crashing his vehicle while intoxicated. The crash occurred on Schofield Avenue and resulted in significant damage to the vehicle. The second incident was a traffic crash involving a semi-truck and a parked car. Unfortunately, a medical emergency in the area also resulted in a non-suspicious death.
Assumption Football Defeats Pacelli in Triple Overtime
Assumption picked up a win over Pacelli in 3 overtimes, 32-26. ***********************************************************************. Know some top athletic performances? Seeing some great teams in action?. We can use your help, and it’s simple. Witness some great performances? Hear about top athletes and top teams in our area?. Athlete of the Week...
All Things New In Stevens Point with Mayor Mike Wiza
All Things New In Stevens Point with Mayor Mike Wiza.
Wood Co. Sheriffs say home had “odor of death” following drug raid
TOWN OF RUDOLPH, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wood County Sheriff’s Department and Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force arrested three people after they conducted a search warrant in a home in the Town of Rudolph on Sept. 18. According to a Facebook post, authorities found and seized undisclosed amounts of...
Stevens Point forces eight turnovers to take down Wausau West football
WAUSAU – Stevens Point forced eight turnovers and used three second-half touchdowns to push past Wausau West 27-7 in a Valley Football Association game Friday night at Thom Field. Stevens Point (5-1, 4-0 VFA) remains the final undefeated team in the Valley Football Association after handing the Warriors (5-1,...
1972 – Trickle Captures MASCAR 300 at Odessa
Galen Doke, president of the Mid-American Stock Car Racing Association, congratulates Dick Trickle after the Wisconsin ace won the 300-lap late model stock car contest at I-70 Speedway. Odessa, Mo. (September 23, 1972) – Once again, Dick Trickle added to his monumental victory total on Saturday night by capturing the...
Free nitrate screening for well owners on Oct. 7 in Portage County
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WJFW) - Portage County staff will offer a free nitrate screening event at the Wonderful Water Run Expo on Saturday, October 7th from 4-8 p.m. at the Mathias Mitchell Public Square in downtown Stevens Point. This screening is for any Portage County resident with a private well....
Opponents to the new bench bars in Stevens Point rally in protest
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - What was supposed to be a positive project for downtown Stevens Point has turned into something else. The city has put blocks on benches to prevent people from sleeping there. One Facebook group believes the city is against the homeless. Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza...
SPASH Triumphs over Previously Unbeaten Wausau West in Key Valley Football Association Game
In an important Valley Football Association game, the Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) scored a victory against the undefeated Wausau West. The final score was 27-7. Before this game, neither team had a loss in the conference.
Wisconsin’s cranberry season is ripe with fall colors and activities
Wisconsin is the largest grower of cranberries in the world, and it’s harvest season. Right now, about 270 cranberry farms in Wisconsin are flooding their fields to harvest the state’s fruit. It’s a beautiful sight to see, which makes it the perfect time to visit one of Wisconsin’s...
Stevens Point Football Eyes Second Win Under Coach Venne's Vision of Continuous Improvement
The Stevens Point football team looks to advance their season win-loss record to 2-1 this Saturday, following their recent victory against Saint Norbert. Despite their opening game loss to Lindenwood, Coach Luke Venne is confident in his team's progress. He believes the high-level competition is constructive for their growth.
Keep Wisconsin beautiful: identifying the threat of invasive species
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin reports the state is currently grappling with the presence of nearly 150 invasive plant species, a situation that poses significant threats to both public health and the economy. These invasive species are capable of wreaking havoc on Wisconsin’s natural landscape. To help fix this issue, the Wisconsin Women in Conservation organization hosted an Invasive Species Management Workshop on September 21 at the Schmeeckle Reserve in Stevens Point.
Portage County inspections: Three restaurants with 7 or more violations
The following are the latest results of Portage County Health Department inspections on licensed food establishments and other types of businesses, which the Stevens Point Journal reports monthly. Amherst Junction. Bancroft. DJ's Corner Bar, 15810 County Highway F: Aug. 16: One violation: ice machine splash guard dirty. Vista Royalle Campground,...
Hansen Schumann Enters Plea for Soliciting Homicide Charges in Wood County
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (WSAU) — A Wood County jail inmate has entered a plea for charges of solicitation of intentional homicide. Jesse Hansen-Schumann entered a not guilty plea on Thursday. Investigators believe he was plotting to kill two Wood County correctional officers because they had previously held him accountable for disciplinary infractions. According to the complaint Hansen-Schumann had filed more than 40 grievances against the officers, saying they were making up lies about him.