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World War II vet gets congressional medal, dies next day

May. 27, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A World War II veteran from Chippewa Falls has died the day after receiving a congressional medal. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reported Friday that Raleigh Nayes was part of Merrill’s Marauders, a unit of several thousand U.S. soldiers who attacked...

Complaint: 14-year-old boy lured Wisconsin girl into woods

May. 06, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A teenage boy accused of killing a 10-year-old girl in northwestern Wisconsin lured her off a trail by suggesting they explore surrounding woods, and he returned to her body later to hide it better, according to a criminal complaint released Friday. The...

Coroner: Wisconsin girl died of strangulation, blunt force

Apr. 28, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Preliminary autopsy results confirmed that a 10-year-old girl found dead in northwestern Wisconsin this week died of strangulation and blunt force trauma, a corner said Thursday. Chippewa County Coroner Ronald Patten said the autopsy on Illiana “Lily”...

Prosecutor: Teen planned rape, killing of Wisconsin girl

Apr. 27, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy accused of killing a 10-year-old Wisconsin girl knew the girl and planned the attack, knocking her down and choking her before sexually assaulting her, a prosecutor said Wednesday. The body of Illiana “Lily” Peters was found Monday...

Police arrest juvenile suspect in death of 10-year-old girl

Apr. 26, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Police investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl in western Wisconsin arrested a juvenile suspect known to the victim, they announced Tuesday evening. The body of Illiana “Lily” Peters was found Monday morning near a walking trail in Chippewa...

Missing 10-year-old girl found dead in Chippewa Falls

Apr. 25, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl who went missing after going to visit an aunt was found dead Monday along a creek trail in downtown Chippewa Falls, police said. Iliana Peters' death was being pursued as a homicide, Chief Matthew Kelm said. Police began...

Sixth Wisconsin state senator won't seek reelection

Mar. 10, 2022 11:43 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The list of retirements from the Wisconsin state Senate grew to six on Thursday, with 24-year-veteran Sen. Jerry Petrowski, of Marathon, announcing that he will not seek reelection. Petrowski is the third Republican to announce plans not to seek another term,...