The Wisconsin Conservation Congress plans to ask outdoor lovers whether the state should again offer bounties for deer infected with chronic wasting disease. People will have a chance to have their say at hearings in April.
A group of defendants from Ashland and Bayfield counties is suing over funding and staffing problems in the state Public Defender's Office. They contend their rights to competent defense attorneys and speedy trials have been violated.
A fatal house fire in Price County in Wisconsin resulted in the death of a 4-year-old child Saturday. Emergency responders were unable to get access to the inside of the home because it was fully engulfed when they arrived on scene. The fire is under investigation.
21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents, is due to make his first court appearance. Investigators believe Patterson broke into James and Denise Closs' home near Barron in October, gunned the couple down and abducted Closs.
Two crashes in Superior Monday morning, one of which took the life of a 60 year old man. The driver was traveling west on Belknap Street when his vehicle went over the edge of the bridge, falling 35 feet to the ground. No other injuries were reported.