Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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A $50,000 cash bond was set Monday afternoon for a witness who allegedly made vague threats toward witnesses and prosecutors in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder trial, currently underway at Hudson. Joseph Aaron Rollag, 31, of Andover, Minn., was arrested by sheriff's deputies Friday inside the Government Center shortly after he'd telephoned a psychiatric evaluating nurse and told her he was having, according to the criminal complaint, "vague homicide thoughts." The nurse subsequently called the St. Croix Dispatch Center, and an officer was sent to the hallway outside the courtroom.
In January a small group in western Wisconsin celebrated the one-year anniversary of a local gathering where everyone may not know your name, but they all understand your struggles. Group No. 52015 of Overeaters Anonymous, formed a year ago, meets at 10 a.m.
A 27-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting another young man in a River Falls apartment nearly two years ago was sentenced this morning to three years in prison followed by five years extended supervision. At the conclusion of the March 1 sentencing hearing, St. Croix Judge Eric Lundell directed sheriff's deputies to take Anthony P. Velure into custody and transport him to Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun. Last November Velure, 500 Kennedy St., River Falls, pleaded no contest to homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon in the June 27, 2011, death of Joshua R.
In a brief hearing this morning, St.
With a re-election bid 21 months away, Gov. Scott Walker reviewed his accomplishments thus far and promised to "double down" on efforts improve Wisconsin's job climate as he delivered his State of the State address Jan. 15. While Republican lawmakers who represent Pierce and St.
With a re-election bid 21 months away, Gov. Scott Walker reviewed his accomplishments thus far and promised to "double down" on efforts to improve Wisconsin's job climate as he delivered his State of the State address Tuesday. While Republican lawmakers who represent Pierce and St.
In a verdict reached Wednesday, Jan. 16, a Pierce County jury awarded no monetary damages to a teenager who was sexually assaulted by a female substitute teacher when the boy was 13. In July 2008 Ann Knopf, now 44, Ellsworth, pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault of child related to encounters with the Prescott boy in 2007 when he was a middle school student.
The River Falls house in which a man allegedly killed his three young daughters last summer is in foreclosure. Last week, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union of St. Paul began foreclosure proceedings against Aaron Schaffhausen, Minot, N.D., now in the St. Croix County Jail. According to the foreclosure complaint, Schaffhausen borrowed $170,153 on April 30, 2012, for a mortgage on the house at 2790 Morningside Ave., River Falls. He took out a 30-year loan, agreeing to make monthly payments of $812 starting June 1. The complaint says Schaffhausen didn't make the Aug.
In a decision released Tuesday, the District III Court of Appeals affirmed a Pierce County man's 12th drunken driving conviction. In his appeal, Ronald Scott Reeverts, 46, Beldenville, claimed the deputy did not have grounds to stop him on the road, and he was unreasonably detained and illegally arrested. Reeverts was convicted of 12th-offense driving with a prohibited alcohol content as a result of incidents occurring July 17, 2010. On July 25, 2011, Pierce County Judge Joseph Boles sentenced the man to four years in state prison, followed by five years of extended supervision.
Name: Jeff Smith Age: 57 Party: Democrat Hometown: Eau Claire Family: Wife Sue, two daughters in college Education: Eau Claire North High School Professional background: Former, longtime owner of Bob Smith Window Cleaning Previous elected office: Wisconsin Assembly, 2007-2011; chairman, Town of Brunswick, 2001-2007 Campaign website: www.jeffsmithforassembly.org There's too much outside money in politics and the result is elected officials who listen to the wishes of their contributors rather than to the needs of their constituents, says Jeff Smith. Smith is hoping to regain the 93rd