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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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Marathon County Sheriff's Office

$60K worth of drugs seized in ongoing drug trafficking investigation Read more

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

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Shereen Siewert/City Pages

Greg Hagenbucher, the cop who handled nearly every major crime in Wausau for the past 15 years, reflects on his career after his final shift at the WPD Read more

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New juvenile prison proposed 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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If you really are a winner, you won't have to pay anything up front to claim your prize, police say. Read more

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Jacob Byk/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

After an emotionally charged hearing, a Wausau teen heads to adult prison 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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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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Juvenile Justice Paul Mergendahl

City Pages

Marathon County does its best to treat young offenders here. That’s largely the reason not a single local youth is currently incarcerated at Lincoln Hills, the state’s only juvenile correctional facility, now plagued by allegations of abuse and misma Read more

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Brad Karger

City Pages

County Administrator Brad Karger's suspension amounts to a $10,000 ‘fine.’ Now a public petition is asking the county board to reconsider. The question is - will they? 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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Rory McKellips of Mosinee was 56 when he was charged with multiple child sex crimes in 2011, after the father of a 15-year-old girl coached by McKellips found a phone containing more than 2,000 text messages between the girl and her coach. Read more

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