Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004.
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TOWN OF STANTON -- An Amery man was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash late Wednesday night in the town of Stanton. According to St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson, the crash occurred at 8:52 p.m. Oct. 17 at State Highway 64 and County Road T when a 2003 Chevy Malibu heading northbound on T, driven by 18-year-old Dominic Wilkens, pulled out from a stop sign in front of a westbound 2016 Ford Taurus, driven by Angela Williams, 42, Amery. Williams collided with Wilkens.
MADISON -- A former student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison says his sexual assault conviction should be thrown out because his attorney made critical mistakes. Nathan Friar was found guilty last April. Testimony was given in Dane County Circuit Court Wednesday concerning Friar's motion. Trial attorney Brian Brophy told the court he regrets failing to offer expert witness testimony. Assistant Dane County District Attorney Stephanie Hilton said Brophy's representation of Friar was more than legally adequate.
MADISON -- The Circuit Court of Dane County's Juvenile Division is reacting to criticism of the process after a series of auto thefts. A statement released by the court says community safety, victim impacts and youth accountability are taken seriously. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval had said a group of about 75 teenagers are continually re-offending. He said the system needs to create more accountability The court's statement said, "Youth are not picked up and simply released."
New RiverTown Multimedia reporter David Clarey started his first day with a bang—literally. The Carthage, S.D. (home of a straw bale museum, by the way) native was on his way to his first day of work when he was involved in a mild fender bender. But he didn't let that minor detail deter him from jumping into his new assignments with both feet. Clarey is a member of RT's government, public safety and features teams, primarily focusing on the Pierce County area, or wherever a good story takes him.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, U.S. Highway 63 is closed between 160th and 140th avenues, north of Baldwin near County Road G due to a traffic incident. Time estimate is over two hours before the incident is cleared. This story will be updated as more information is made available.
SPRING VALLEY -- Spring Valley Middle-High School will be closed today as school officials and contractors assess damage to the building caused by last night’s storm. According to a “Cardinal Announcement” from Principal Gretchen Cipriano, a severe storm struck the middle-high school about 7:45 p.m. Sept. 20 as numerous school and community activities were taking place in the building.
MILWAUKEE -- Vice President Mike Pence attended a closed-door fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir in Milwaukee Thursday night. His presence was aimed at narrowing the financial gap between Vukmir and incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
WAUSAU-- Wausau police think a 27-year-old driver accused in a hit-and-run accident was texting when her vehicle struck a pedestrian. Investigators say Josie Romero was using the Facebook Messenger app in the seconds before the July 19 accident. A 22-year-old pedestrian who was in a crosswalk was hit and critically injured. Her name hasn't been released Published reports indicate Romero returned to the accident scene on foot about 30 minutes after it happened. Her car was found in a friend's garage.
GREEN BAY -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker started his re-election campaign by proposing three tax cuts and beginning a television ad campaign.
An Ellsworth area EMT is facing three felony child sex charges after a sting operation conducted in Barron County uncovered communications between the EMT and a police officer he thought was a 15-year-old boy.