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  • Missing Autistic Teenager Found Safe A missing autistic teenager who was the subject of an overnight manhunt has been found safe and sound.  16-year old Sebastian Phillips was reported missing just after midnight. After searching throughout the night, Sebastian was found just after sunrise this morning.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • ALERT: Missing Child Found UPDATE: SEBASTIAN PHILLIPS HAS BEEN FOUND!!!!!Law Enforcement is searching for a missing 16 year old autistic child in the City of Barron. The child's name is Sebastian Phillips and was last seen wearing grey sweatpants and a unknown shirt. We are asking all residents in the City of Barron to search their garages, vehicles and outbuildings and call 911 if locatedSearch teams are in the area and may also be in your yards searching this morningSheriff FitzgeraldUPDATE: SEBASTIAN PHILLIPS HAS BEEN FOUND!!!!!
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • One Person Injured in Semi - Car Collision One person was seriously injured yesterday when a semi-truck hit a car on Highway 12 in Dunn County.  The accident happened around 915am yesterday in the town of Menomonie when a car traveling on 390th street went through a stop sign at Highway 12 and was struck by the semi.  The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and the accident remains under investigation.
    Posted Mar 28, 2017, 6:39 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Clam Lake Elk Twenty-eight Kentucky elk have arrived at their new home in the Flambeau River State Forest in Sawyer County. Once released into the wild, the "class of 2017" will join the current Clam Lake herd.The Clam Lake herd resides primarily in Ashland, Price, and Sawyer counties, and was reintroduced to the area in 1995 from Michigan. Adding additional elk from Kentucky to the herd is expected to provide a boost to herd growth and introduce new genetics. These efforts mark the third year of a five-year elk reintroduction program being conducted with assistance from multiple partners.
    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 5:34 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • High Speed Chase Covers 2 Counties and 3 Towns A Frederic man wanted on a Barron County felony forgery warrant allegedly led multiple police departments on a two-county high-speed chase late Friday night. It started after a Cumberland traffic stop around 11:10 p.m. and headed east on Hwy. 48 at speeds reaching 100 mph. The pursuit entered Rice Lake, went south on Main Street at more than double the speed limit and continued south to Cameron and then headed east on Hwy 8 to Weyerhaeuser in Rusk County, where the man was apprehended around 2:20 a.m.According to Barron County Jail Records, 38-year-old Joshua A. Denetz was booked on charges including first-degree recklessly endangering safety, felony bail jumping and fleeing ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 5:32 AM by Ryan Quinn
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