Karen Madden, StevensPoint Journal

Karen Madden

StevensPoint Journal

Wisconsin Rapids, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Karen:

Sheriff's Office identifies 71-year-old Stevens Point man killed in Friday crash on Interstate 39

The crash occurred Friday at 12:26 a.m. near the 161 mile marker of Interstate 39, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

71-year-old Stevens Point man dead following crash with semi on Interstate 39

A 71-year-old Stevens Point man was going north in the southbound lane when he hit a semi, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

51-year-old man dies Tuesday in semi crash in Portage County town of Stockton

A Richland County man was killed in a two-vehicle semi crash Tuesday in the town of Stockton, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Grant helps Wood County residents who can't afford opioid addiction treatment

For those who qualify for Medicaid, the opioid treatment is covered but not the room and board. The grant helps cover the additional cost. → Read More

Mother of 2-year-old Taylor County boy killed by train gets two years of probation

As part of a plea agreement, a judge found Natasha Bratland, 31, of Lublin, guilty of two misdemeanor charges of child neglect. → Read More

Portage County Sheriff's Office investigating body found in cornfield in town of Belmont

A farm worker found a decomposing body Wednesday afternoon. Officials are working on identifying the person. → Read More

Judge sets $250,000 cash bond for Vesper woman arrested after fatal motorcycle crash in Port Edwards

A 38-year-old Vesper woman was arrested on suspected charges of homicide by drunken driving following a fatal motorcycle crash Friday in Port Edwards. → Read More

Defendant in 1985 stabbing death again refuses to appear; judge finds enough evidence to proceed

Donald Maier is charged with the 1985 stabbing death of Benny Scruggs in Wisconsin Rapids. On Monday, he refused to come out of his cell for court. → Read More

Plover man pleads not guilty to providing meth swallowed by overdose victim

If convicted, Mathew Leffel faces up to 52 years in prison connected to the death of 37-year-old Jesse Sabin of Stevens Point. → Read More

One man is dead after his motorcycle was hit from behind in Port Edwards early Friday morning

The man was riding his motorcycle west on State 54 when a vehicle hit him from behind, according to the Wood County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Wisconsin Rapids fire chief asks to add six firefighters, says staffing shortage puts community at risk

The Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department is responding to nearly five times more calls than in 1991, with about the same staffing level, the chief says. → Read More

Former Plover tax preparer sentenced to 8 months in federal prison for filing false returns

James Canfield previously pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns to get his clients larger refunds. → Read More

Wood County inspections: Evidence of insects, improper cooling methods, food stored under raw chicken and eggs

Here are the results of the monthly Wood County Health Department business inspections for August. → Read More

Mosinee man sentenced to life in prison in death of missing Clark County woman Cassandra Ayon

Jesus Contreras Perez of Mosinee was sentenced Monday to life in prison in the death of missing Clark County woman Cassandra Ayon. → Read More

Judge sets $100,000 bail for defendant who refuses to make appearance in 1985 stabbing death

Donald Maier faces a charge of first-degree murder for the 1985 stabbing death of Benny Scruggs. → Read More

Charges filed in 37-year-old Wisconsin Rapids murder case of Benny Scruggs, found stabbed to death in bed

Donald W. Maier is charged with first-degree murder for the July 17, 1985 stabbing death of Benny Scruggs. → Read More

Former Plover youth minister held on $100,000 bail on charges of sexually assaulting boy

Jordan Huffman faces seven felony charges connected to his tenure at Woodlands Church in Plover and Forest Lakes church in Stevens Point. → Read More

Wisconsin Rapids man charged with 2021 fatal Saratoga UTV crash

Kurtis Wosick was the driver of a UTV that crashed killing Brianna Ginter, 22, of Wisconsin Rapids. → Read More

Milwaukee man pleads not guilty to supplying drugs that killed Stevens Point woman

Kiaran Coit faces a charges of first-degree reckless homicide by the delivery of drugs → Read More

ND Paper files application to raze Biron's historic 'white house'

The application states ND Paper will demolish the historic "white house" in Biron by mid-September, fill in the hole, level the area and plant grass. → Read More