River ice joy ride ends in citations for UW students

EAU CLAIRE - Three University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students say emergency personnel overreacted when the trio floated down a river on a large ice slab, and they plan to fight their citations. A campus police officer spotted them, and more than 20 emergency personnel responded.

Mentally disabled man get four years for break-ins

SHEBOYGAN -- A mentally disabled man who used a brick to break into businesses to support a prescription drug addiction has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Underage sexting could lead to felony charges

Police and school officials in Waukesha, Wis., are warning parents to check their children's cell phones after a nude photo of a 14-year-old girl was widely distributed. Capt. Mark Stigler says the photo spread until 100 or more students saw it. Stigler says police are pursuing possible felony child pornography charges against the teens who distributed the photo.

Bad murder excuse: Is this thing on?

MILWAUKEE -- A Wisconsin sailor told police in Virginia he didn't realize his gun was loaded when he pointed it at his girlfriend's head and pulled the trigger, killing the woman.

Texting in class leads to arrest

Are you wondering how text messaging by a 14-year-old girl could escalate and lead to an arrest, even if the texting occurred during a high-school class?

New trial for caregiver accused of stealing more than $25,000 from patient

The caregiver of an Eau Claire man who died in September 2003, accused of taking more than $25,000 from the man's bank account over a two-year period, will not receive a new trial. Eau Claire County Judge Benjamin Proctor on Monday denied Sarah R. Bluem's motion for a new trial because of ineffective counsel.