A Glenwood City, Wis. social studies teacher, coach and city council member is facing multiple felony charges amid allegations he had an online sexual relationship with a Missouri child. St. Croix County prosecutors charged Peter L. Gaustad, 45, with five felonies, including child sexual exploitation, expose child to harmful material, and cause child 13-18 to view sex activity and use a computer to facilitate a child sex crime Friday afternoon. Bail was set at $100,000 at Gaustad’s initial appearance.
The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student’s death at Meyer Middle School and another resulting in a student’s arrest. Superintendent Jamie Benson sent an automated voice message March 19 to families in the district confirming the death of a sixth-grade student. “The death of any young person is a loss that, in one way or another, affects us all,” he said in the recorded message.
BALDWIN, Wis. - Two bodies found this week inside a Baldwin house belonged to a man and his infant daughter, according to authorities. Baldwin Police Chief Darren Krueger said a woman arrived home Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 280 Cedar St. Apt. 54 to find 39-year-old Jeffrey Long dead and their 14-week-old daughter Aubree Long unresponsive. Jeffrey Long died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to police. Authorities were called to the scene at 4:40 p.m. Efforts to resuscitate the child were unsuccessful.
RUSH RIVER, Wis. - St. Croix County authorities allege a Roberts woman and her husband embezzled about $190,000 from a rural church here over the course of nearly 10 years. Kara K. Amundson-LaVenture and Michael LaVenture return to court next week on felony theft charges. LaVenture’s charges stipulate he was party to a crime. Amundson-LaVenture also faces one count of unauthorized identity use, a felony. A preliminary hearing in both cases is set for Tuesday, Jan. 3.
BALDWIN, Wis. -- St. Croix County prosecutors charged a former Baldwin daycare worker and state officials fined the facility after the woman allegedly broke a toddler’s leg while handling him in a rough way.
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. -- A New Richmond teenager rode her bicycle 11 miles to the home of her brother’s girlfriend, slipped inside, awakened the girl and went on an hours-long...