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Past articles by Sarah:

LIVE: Jury set to deliberate Thursday in Door County cold case murder trial

Richard Pierce, 86, is standing trial in Door County on charges of 1st Degree Murder and Disinterment of Dead for the death of his wife Carol Jean Pierce. → Read More

LIVE COVERAGE: Opening statements Tuesday in Door County cold case murder trial

Richard Pierce, 86, is charged with 1st-Degree Murder and Disinterment of Dead for the death of Carol Jean Pierce. → Read More

Green Bay woman, 24, arrested for west side homicide

The suspect was not identified, but police say she is a “known associate of the victim.” → Read More

Crime scene team responds to home on Green Bay’s west side

The scene is located at 829 Stoney Brook Ln. → Read More

On a joyride: police see stolen car reports nearly triple since last year

Police typically see an increase in reports of stolen vehicles in the winter, but this year is unlike anything they're used to seeing, with more than two-and-a-half times last year's numbers. Police are urging people to be smart to avoid making themselves a victim. → Read More

COVID created a court backlog, delays in justice system. Omicron is making it worse.

The pandemic has delayed many trials and court cases. While the court system has been playing catch-up for more than a year, the recent surge in cases from the Omicron variant is only adding to the long list of delayed cases. → Read More

Authorities: ‘Excited delirium’ cases pose dangers to police and public

As the drug epidemic worsens, people are starting to mix more dangerous drugs, more often. When they do, they can cause the body to go into a near meltdown stage. It's called excited delirium, and police are encountering it more often. → Read More

Warning issued after needles found in garbage truck

The De Pere Public Works Department is urging people to be careful about what they throw in the garbage after city crews discovered needles when they were cleaning out a garbage truck recently. → Read More

Some relief for prison workers, falls short of requests

At a committee hearing, correctional officers testified about the impacts of working overtime to make up for staffing shortages. → Read More

Police: It’s ‘just a matter of time’ before someone is hurt as shootings hit record in Green Bay

Green Bay Police are growing concerned over a sharp increase in the number of shootings across the city this year. They're working to connect crimes and track down those responsible, but they need the community's help, too. → Read More

Answering the call: 911 dispatchers stretched thin and under high stress

Job shortages are now having more impacts on veteran employees who have already stressful jobs answering 911 calls and dispatching emergency responders. The increasing severity of incidents, like homicides and attempted homicides, are taking their toll on employee retention, but Brown County is doing what it can to help employees deal with the added stress. → Read More

Need a new job? Passing a pre-employment drug screen make take longer

While employers across the country face a difficult time hiring new workers, it now comes with another roadblock. Staff and supply shortages, plus an ice storm and hurricane, are all impacting how easily and how quickly those new potential employees can complete a commonly required drug screening before starting a job. → Read More

Local runners design jewelry, artwork ahead of Bellin Women’s Half-marathon

Three women planning to run the 2021 Bellin Women's Half Marathon are sharing their artistic talents, too. One woman is singing, another designed this year's swag bag, and the third designed and hand-made 900 finisher medallions. Each one is different in its own unique way, just like the people participating in the event. → Read More

Extra precautions added to deal with heat during 30th Community First Fox Cities Marathon

Race organizers are taking extra precautions to help runners and walkers beat the heat during Sunday's distance races. They're adding misters and more ice. They're also asking people who live along the course to step up and help runners, too. → Read More

One year after falling from a 100 foot cliff, Fox Valley man prepares for half-marathon

Chris Rand and his wife wanted to check visiting all Wisconsin's state parks off their bucket list. On a visit to one last year, Chris fell 100 feet off the side of a cliff, injuring himself so badly, he was told he may never walk again. One year later, he's preparing to run a half-marathon. → Read More

St. Norbert grad becomes finalist for Pulitzer in national reporting

A St. Norbert College graduate followed her dreams, landing an internship at the Wall Street Journal. Through hard work and persistence, she joined a team of investigative reporters to uncover gross misinformation about COVID nursing home deaths. It earned the young journalist prestigious recognition from the Pulitzer Prize Board. → Read More

Trial now set for John Solberg, consignment car dealership owner indicted on fraud

A hearing for a former consignment car dealership owner, indicted on mail, bank and wire fraud charges, will now go to trial. John Solberg was scheduled to change his plea Thursday, but instead the court set a trial date. → Read More

First Alert Investigation: VA doctor fired after investigation regarding “unprofessional conduct”

The lead physician at the Milo C. Huempfner VA Clinic in Green Bay for the last three years is no longer employed by the V.A. after an investigation by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board determined "unprofessional conduct" involving the dispensing of a weight loss drug. The V.A. says no veterans were involved or received improper care. → Read More

Demand for care of aging population drives college to create new geriatric health care program

Within the next decade, US Census data predict there will be more people over 65 than any other age group. That's sparking concern there won't be enough trained health care workers to care for the aging population. → Read More

Rural departments played critical role during fire at Chicago Street Pub, New Hope United Methodist Church

We’re getting a look at how rural fire departments played a major role in the extinguishing of Friday’s fire. → Read More