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Former Wisconsin teacher sentenced for sexual assault of a student Submitted: 06/24/2017
CHIPPEWA FALLS - CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) " A former Chippewa Falls science teacher has been sentenced to six years in prison for the sexual assault of a student.

Joel Jahnke had pleaded no contest to three felony counts, including second degree sexual assault of a child. The victim was 13 years old when she was assaulted.



Jahnke admitted to touching the girl inappropriately and sending her nude photos and videos.

Judge Steven Cray ordered that Cray serve six years on extended supervision after he is released from prison. The judge told Jahnke during Friday's sentencing hearing that the defendant "took a girl who had a school girl crush on you and broke all the barriers."

Defense attorney Cole White said that while his client's conduct was terrible and wrong, Jahnke has "gut-wrenching remorse" for what he did.

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MADISON - MADISON, Wis. (AP) " Wisconsin researchers are trying to learn more about an invasive fruit fly that has been threatening berry crops in the state since 2010.

University of Wisconsin fruit crop entomologist Christelle Guédot tells Wisconsin Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2sLfQEH) that researchers started trying to pinpoint when and where the spotted wing drosophila is most active within plants last summer.



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RHINELANDER - For the first time on Friday people heard the voice of the woman accused of killing her 1-year-old step-son in Rhinelander.

Avery Edwards died from blunt force trauma earlier this year.

Most preliminary hearings get waived, or you hear from one witness. But on Friday, the court heard from a responding officer, a medical expert, and Ellen Tran herself.

Tran claimed she was trying to protect Edwards. 
 
Prosecutors played recordings from Tran's 9-1-1 call.

"Something's wrong with my stepson, I just got him out of the bath and he's not acting right," said Tran in the call. 

Edwards died soon after that call. 

Oneida County District Attorney Michael Schiek argued. 

Tran changed her story and never mentioned Edwards fell when she first called 9-1-1.

 Schiek played tapes of investigator interviews with Tran.

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RHINELANDER - All the spring rain this year makes it difficult for people to keep up with their lawns. It is especially hard on those who make their living off lawn care. 
 
Steinmetz Landscape Design has been in business for 35 years. Owner and founder Alan Steinmetz says the amount of rain this season isn't something he's ever seen. 

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TOMAHAWK - Tomahawk Berry Farm opened its gates Friday for the first time this summer.

The morning was what Tom Behling calls the perfect strawberry picking weather.

Behling has owned the Tomahawk Berry Farm for more than 30 years.

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MADISON - MADISON, Wis. (AP) " Madison police say a 52-year-old man is dead after a stabbing in an apartment.

Officers were called to a four-unit building on West Badger Road about 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The victim was dead at the scene. Police say he was stabbed multiple times.


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MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker is hitting the road to promote cheese.

Walker announced Friday that economic development officials, members of his cabinet, lawmakers and University of Wisconsin officials will be spreading out across the state to celebrate growing cheese companies.

Walker is kicking off "Wisconsin Cheese Day" on Monday with a stop at Klondike Cheese in Monroe.

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MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that loosens fish farm regulations.

Under the Republican bill, fish farms no longer need permits to discharge material into a wetland if the wetland was created for fish farming. Natural water bodies can serve as fish farms and farms wouldn't need permits to construct or enlarge artificial water bodies connected to a navigable waterway. New permit conditions will be prohibited unless needed to meet water quality standards.

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GREEN BAY, WI - Firefighters had to rescue a man after his minivan became wedged in a drawbridge in downtown Green Bay.

Officials say the van got stuck between one of the opening spans and the fixed roadway on the Walnut Street Bridge early Thursday.

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