Wisconsin

Lifeguard Ben Ingvoldscad watches over the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach May 27, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.
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July 29, 2019 - 12:58 pm
By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year's presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment plants...
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In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for a hearing at the Barron County Justice Center, in Barron, Wis.
T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, Pool
May 24, 2019 - 9:42 am
By Amy Forlitti and Todd Richmond Associated Press BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him "locked up forever" for trying to steal her. Jake Patterson...
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 Jake Patterson appears for his preliminary hearing at Barron County Circuit Court in Barron, Wis. Patterson, charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents.
T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP
March 27, 2019 - 2:51 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs, killing her parents and holding her captive in a remote cabin for three months, in a move that spares the girl and her family from the possible trauma of having to testify at his trial. Jake...
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In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, North Carolina's Cameron Johnson (13) dunks against Gonzaga during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Gerry Broome/AP Photo, File
March 19, 2019 - 10:25 am
By Noah Trister, AP Sports Writer At this time of year, everyone's in search of a system — some way of simplifying the brackets and making it a little easier to pick one champion out of all those contenders. You could go with the most experienced coaches, or perhaps the teams playing the best...
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This aerial photo shows the cabin where 13-year-old Jayme Closs was held by Jake Thomas Patterson, is surrounded by law enforcement vehicles, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 in the town Gordon, Wis.
Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 3:22 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a Wisconsin couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding her captive for three months decided to abduct the girl after spotting her getting on a school bus, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, told...
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Jake Thomas Patterson
Barron County Sherrif's Department
January 14, 2019 - 9:19 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A young man suspected of killing a Wisconsin couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding the girl against her will for three months is expected to make his first court appearance Monday, and charging documents could shed light on why he targeted the girl. Prosecutors...
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Jake Thomas Patterson
Barron County Sherrif's Department
January 11, 2019 - 9:03 am
GORDON, Wis. (AP) — The man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents with a shotgun nearly three months ago appears to have led an unremarkable existence until that fateful night, blending into the state's vast northwestern forests. Jake Thomas Patterson grew up in...
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James Closs vanished early October 15 and her parents were found fatally shot in their home near the city of Barron in northwestern Wisconsin.
Barron Co Sheriff via CNN
January 10, 2019 - 10:09 pm
By Sheena Jones and Nicole Chavez, CNN (CNN) - - Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old girl who vanished after her parents were found dead in their northwestern Wisconsin home, has been found alive, the Barron County Sheriff's Department said. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department in Wisconsin notified the...
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Sherri Jasper, a Girl Scout board member and counselor at Halmstad Elementary School, leads the program for a candlelight vigil at the school in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Sunday evening, Nov. 4, 2018.
Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP
November 05, 2018 - 10:51 am
LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — A young driver was inhaling chemical vapors, or huffing, just prior to striking and killing three Girl Scouts and a mother and critically injuring a fourth girl who had been picking up trash along a rural Wisconsin highway, police said Monday. Colten Treu, 21, sped off...
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Bob Evans Farms, Inc., is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
September 14, 2018 - 11:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday that Bob Evans Farms, Inc., is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with pieces of clear, hard plastic. The recalled...
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