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BARRON, Wis. - A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who had been missing since October has been found alive in rural Douglas County on Thursday, authorities said. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Jayme Closs was found in the town of Gordon at 4:43 p.m. and a suspect was taken into custody there just minutes later, at 4:54.
DULUTH - A former Duluth teacher has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old former student. Karla Jean Winterfeld, 34, pleaded guilty in October to a felony count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in October. She received her sentence Thursday, Dec. 20, from 6th Judicial District Judge David Johnson.
SUPERIOR, Wis. — Originally anticipated to burn for days, the defunct Globe Elevators site was cleared by firefighters by 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. “I think because it had been deconstructed to the stage it was at, it actually went down a little more quickly than we anticipated,” Superior Fire Chief Steve Panger said.
DULUTH — A man killed after an altercation in the Gary-New Duluth neighborhood was remembered Tuesday for his friendly personality and big smile as details surrounding the circumstances of his death remained sparse. Police said Kevin John Weiss, 35, was fatally shot after an encounter outside a residence on the 100 block of West Reis Street around 6:15 p.m. Monday.
DULUTH -- A co-defendant took the witness stand in a Duluth murder trial Tuesday, Nov. 13, to claim that he was solely responsible for the death of William Grahek. Noah Duane Baker, who is already serving a 30-year prison sentence for his role in the case, made the dramatic assertion on the fifth day of trial for his friend, Noah Anthony Charles King. “I went there alone,” he testified.
MINNEAPOLIS — A federal discrimination lawsuit brought against the University of Minnesota Duluth by three former women's sports coaches appears headed to trial, though a judge indicated Monday, Oct. 30, that he's inclined to toss parts of the case. During a three-hour hearing, U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz expressed skepticism over arguments made by both sides in the university's motion for summary judgment.
AURORA, Minn. — For Rita Licari, early October is a painful reminder of the tragic and still-unknown circumstances of her son's death. It was a year ago that her son, 24-year-old Scott "Scotty" Christensen, was found dead in the middle of County Highway 100 near Palo, about 12 miles south of Aurora. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office determined that his death appeared to be consistent with a vehicle-pedestrian crash, but the driver has never been located. "It's hard to move forward when you can't get any answers or closure," Licari, of Biwabik, said recently.
CARLTON, Minn. — The Korby family didn't celebrate Christmas last year. They say it'll be hard to find joy during the holiday season ever again. They spent the holidays last year planning and attending a funeral for John Korby, a 36-year-old father of six who was fatally shot on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Cloquet on Dec. 23. His killer, 34-year-old Wayne Joseph Bosto, was supposed to be a friend, said the victim's mother, Gail Korby, who is dreading the first full winter and holiday season since her son's death.
DULUTH, Minn. — Three defendants were arraigned Tuesday, Aug. 29, on first-degree murder charges in the February shooting death of Duluth college student William Grahek. Deandre Demetrius Davenport, 21; Noah Duane Baker, 20; and Noah Anthony Charles King, 19, all made initial appearances before Judge Mark Munger in State District Court in Duluth.