Deputy Charged With OWIA Burnett County Sheriff’s Deputy has been charged with operating while intoxicated. The incident occurred in December when Trevor Thiex, who also serves with the Siren Police Department, was pulled over in Shawno County on Christmas Eve after a witness reported a blue van driving erratically. Deputy Thiex cooperated with police and was later released on a cash bond. The deputy was charged with OUI 1st offense with a 10-year old child passenger. Thiex is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case. He is scheduled to appear in Shawno County court in March.
Posted Feb 24, 2017, 4:55 AM by Ryan Quinn
One Dead After Hit & Run in LadysmithA Ladysmith man has died from injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run crash that happened Wednesday morning. Police say it happened at 745am Wednesday on the 800 block of Lindoo Avenue East in the City of Ladysmith. When police arrived at the scene, officers located the victim, a 57 year old male from Ladysmith lying next to his truck. The victim was transported to Rusk County Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries. A 52 year old male from Ladysmith was arrested and booked into the Rusk County Jail. The incident remains under investigation.
Posted Feb 24, 2017, 4:53 AM by Ryan Quinn
February Winter StormA major winter storm is moving through the region this morning and motorists are urged to be prepared for hazardous driving conditions. Winter weather advisories and warnings are in effect throughout Northwest Wisconsin, and road conditions vary across the region. Although some areas will only see a few inches of snow, counties included in the Winter Storm Warning could see up to a foot of snow. You can check road conditions before you travel today by going online to 511wi.gov for up-to-the minute road condition reports. Be sure to pack an auto emergency kit in your vehicle. Forecasters say the heavy snow in some areas, combined with gusty winds, could reduce visibility and make driving hazardous.
Posted Feb 24, 2017, 4:51 AM by Ryan Quinn
SASD Business Manager ResignsThe business manager for the Spooner Area School District has announced her resignation. Shannon Grindell says she has accepted a new position outside of Spooner. The resignation takes effect at the end of March, but Grindell says she will help during a transition period through the end of the District's fiscal year in June.
Posted Feb 23, 2017, 5:18 AM by Ryan Quinn
Winter Storm Heading Our Way!A major winter storm is heading towards Northwest Wisconsin, and winter storm watches and warnings will go into effect tonight beginning at 6pm. Heavy snowfall with 4 to 12 inches is likely, with higher amounts in some areas. Motorists are urged to plan for delays tomorrow, and be sure to pack an auto emergency kit in your vehicle. Forecasters say the heavy snow, combined with gusty winds, could reduce visibility and make driving hazardous.
Posted Feb 23, 2017, 5:16 AM by Ryan Quinn