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Jayme Closs honored with Hometown Hero Award by Wisconsin State Assembly

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – The Wisconsin State Assembly is honoring 13-year-old Jayme Closs with a Hometown Hero award Wednesday. Jayme is in the Assembly chamber to accept the honor, according to the Associated Press. Closs was nominated for the award by Rep. Romaine Quinn On Oct. 15, Jayme Closs was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, and both her parents were…

Pelican Rapids Woman To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From Fargo Rental Company

Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties

FARGO, ND — A Pelican Rapids, Minnesota woman has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling large amounts of money from a Fargo property management company. Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties. She faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, but prosecutors plan to ask for a sentence at…

Jake Patterson Pleads Guilty In Kidnapping of Jayme Closs, Death of Her Parents

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – The 21-year-old Wisconsin man accused of abducting Jayme Closs and killing her parents pleaded guilty Wednesday in Barron County. Jake Patterson is charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide and one count each of kidnapping and armed burglary. He faces mandatory life sentences if convicted on the homicide charges. The kidnapping charge carries a maximum sentence…

Amber Alert Issued For Girl Missing From Milwaukee

The Suspect, Dariaz L. Higgins, is Believed to be Armed and Dangerous; Call 911 Immediately if Spotted.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Authorities are issuing an Amber Alert as they ask for the public’s help in locating 1-year-old Noelani Robinson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Authorities say at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, the suspect Dariaz L. Higgins, 33, failed to return Robinson to her mother as planned. The suspect is now believed to have the…

Police: Two Bodies Found in Fire Pit Earlier This Month, Bemidji Man Expected to Be Charged

ECKLES TOWNSHIP, MN – A Bemidji man could soon be charged for allegedly causing the death of two men after their bodies were found in a fire pit in Beltrami County earlier this month. Darren Stebe of Bemidji was arrested on February 5th for probation violations. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says he’s expected to be arraigned on charges relating…

Minnesota-Based Jennie-O, Hormel donating $25,000 of reward money to Jayme Closs

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – Hormel Foods and Jennie-O will donate $25,000 to Jayme Closs, the company announced Wednesday. The funds were initially offered as reward money for information leading to the teen’s return. On Oct. 15, Closs was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, and both her parents were killed. She escaped on Jan. 10 and shortly after, her kidnapper Jake…

GoFundMe Raises Money For The Care of Jayme Closs

A fund has also been started at Sterling Bank called the Closs Family Benefit Fund.

BARRON, WI — GoFundMe has approved a fundraiser for Jayme Closs and her family. It was established to raise money for Jayme’s aunt, who is now taking care of the teen. The story on the website says the funds will help with the ongoing costs of Jayme’s medical care and recovery. More than $7,000 of a $20,000 goal has been…

Accused Closs Kidnapper Has Bail Set At $5 Million

Jake Patterson appeared in court via video feed from the Barron County Jail.

BARRON, WI — A Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents sat impassively as a judge set his bail at $5 million. Prosecutors have charged 21-year-old Jake Patterson with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of kidnapping and one count of armed burglary. Patterson appeared in court via video feed from the Barron County…

Man Accused Of Kidnapping Wisconsin Teen And Killing Her Parents Expected In Court

21-year-old Jake Patterson will make his first court appearance Monday in Wisconsin

GORDON, WI — As Jayme Closs starts her road to recovery following her kidnapping, investigators are trying to piece together what happened during the nearly three months she was in captivity. 21-year-old Jake Patterson will make his first court appearance Monday in Wisconsin. He is accused of shooting and killing Jayme’s parents before abducting the 13-year-old from her northwestern Wisconsin home…

Dogwalker, Couple Describe Intense Moment They Found Jayme Closs

  GORD ON, Wisc. – Police are still trying to figure out how Jayme Closs got away from the home she was held. She escaped from captivity herself but was helped by neighbors in Gordon, Wisconsin. “It has been 88 days of hope for her safe return, 88 days of prayers for Jayme, her family, friends, our students, staff and…