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A Conrath man found guilty by a jury in the shooting death of a Rusk County sheriff’s deputy will be sentenced on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the Rusk County Courthouse. Read more

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There will be no criminal charges filed against a Rusk County sheriff’s deputy who was involved in an officer-involved shooting fatality while responding to a domestic incident call in the village of Hawkins nearly two months ago.

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Turtle Lake resident Deborah Marcellus, 64, who admitted stealing nearly $823,000 from the congregation of Barron County’s largest Roman Catholic congregation earlier this year, was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in U.S. District Court in Madison.

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Four people in Northwest Wisconsin were arrested Sept. 22, including a Rice Lake man who allegedly had $5,000 worth of meth in his vehicle, said the Barron County Sheriff’s Department in a press release on Friday, Sept. 28.

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The inmate who did not return after a work shift outside of the jail has been taken back into custody, according to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald. 

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Opening arguments were presented Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the trial against a Conrath man charged with 31 counts in the shooting death of a Rusk County sheriff’s deputy almost two years ago.

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Three people were injured, one critically, after a pickup truck rear-ended a passenger car shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, on Hwy. 8 near Eighth Street in the town of Clinton, according to an announcement released at 9 p.m. Thursday by Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.