Local News 4/18/18

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The jury in a Dunn County murder case reached a verdict Tuesday night in the Cullen Osburn murder case.  The jury returned a guilty verdict for a count of aggravated battery, but he was acquitted of the felony murder charge in the death of UW-Stout international student Hussain Alnahdi.

Witnesses described the event to jurors throughout the trial, leading up to closing arguments Tuesday. In those arguments, prosecutors painted Osburn as an angry and violent man who went looking for a fight during that Halloween weekend. The victim's costume hung as evidence in the courtroom. Osburn will be sentenced in Dunn County on July 13.

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First-degree intentional homicide charges have been filed against a 42-year-old father in his teenage son's shooting death.  Kayle Fleischauer is being held in the St. Croix County Jail.  Nineteen-year-old Chase Fleischauer was found suffering a head wound in his father's home near New Richmond last Saturday.  The son's friend says he had traveled to Wisconsin to spend Friday night with his sister.  He lived full-time with his mother in St. Paul and attended college in Minnesota.

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A nurse already accused of stealing meds from patients at a previous job, is now charged with 11 counts after admitting to stealing from an Eau Claire County nursing home.  Sylvia Henry is accused of stealing meds from the River Pines of Grace Lutheran Communities in Altoona. She was fired in January.  According to the complaint, a nurse who was training with Henry first spotted the thefts. She told police she saw Henry giving patients things like Tylenol instead of narcotic pain pills. Henry is also charged with subjecting a person at-risk to abuse. Patients told police they had dealt with pain, even after receiving pills, but they felt much better after Henry was terminated.  Henry makes her initial appearance next week. If convicted on all charges, she faces more than 40 years in prison.

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More than 6,000 pigs could soon call Chippewa County home, but some residents are not on board with the idea. News 18 was told by Town of Cleveland officials that the proposed location for the farm is just down the road from the Town of Cleveland Town Hall. News 18 spoke with the Town of Cleveland Chairman, Mike Beighley, so said a company Called 4 Miles Farm, out of Fairmont, Minnesota, requested land for a breeding sow farm of 6,500 pigs. Several residents have said they have concerns about health, smell, and run-off.  The Town of Cleveland is holding a meeting Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

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