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Jennifer Kowalski

Marathon County Sheriff's Office

Jennifer Kowalski, 38, is accused of second-degree sexual assault by correctional staff and misconduct in office, both felonies that carry a combined 43-year prison term upon conviction. Read more

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Lawsuit comes amid FBI investigation of abuse at Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake Read more

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NTC’s first occupational training for jail inmates continues with private funding Read more

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More people than ever are being charged and locked up at the Marathon County Jail. Leaders now are betting on treatment and interventions to solve this expensive problem. Read more

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Marathon County Circuit Judge Jill Falstad this month tossed out a lawsuit seeking to return Maine to town status, ruling that she does not have the power to take such action in the case. Read more

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After an emotionally charged hearing, a Wausau teen heads to adult prison Read more

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A Minnesota court ruling that put new enrollment on hold for Globe University does not mean the Wausau campus will close, school officials said this week. Read more

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And the government can't, either. Read more

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A behind the scenes look at the clandestine unit of the Sheriff’s Department that fights against child predators. This is how they work to keep children safe. Read more

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A man convicted of rape at UW-Stevens Point got probation and a $50 fine. People were outraged, and the case might dramatically change how campus sexual assaults are handled in the future. Read more

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Kristopher Torgerson

Marathon County Sheriff's Department

Kristopher Torgerson is accused of killing Stephanie Low. His trial is set for March. Read more

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The suspect allegedly took cell phone photos while a woman wearing a skirt was shopping in Rib Mountain. Read more

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Dylan Yang

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The case of Dylan Yang raises the question: Since 2005, 29 states have made it harder to prosecute juveniles as adults. Why is Wisconsin bucking the trend? Read more

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Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel is facing allegations of anti-Hmong bias in a federal lawsuit filed by the owners of a former Wausau nightclub. Read more

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Many states and communities—even in Wisconsin—have relaxed laws that criminalized marijuana. Wausau shows no move toward that trend, as leaders stick to promoting a drug-free community. Read more

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule on whether software-based risk assessments violate the rights of defendants. What does that mean for Dylan Yang? Read more

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Kristopher Torgerson

Marathon County Sheriff's Department

The trial for the man accused of killing a Wausau woman and burying her body in a Wabeno-area forest has been postponed for a second time. Read more

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Marathon County Circuit Judge Greg Huber will become chief of the Ninth District Aug. 1 for a two-year term. Read more

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