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Baraboo Police Search For Bank Robbery Suspect

Baraboo police said they are searching for a bank robbery suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.

Police said they were called at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday to the Wells Fargo Bank at 710 Broadway St. for a report of a bank robbery.

When the arrived, Baraboo police officers were told that a man entered the bank, showed a handgun and demanded money. He then fled on foot.

Police said the bank tellers were able to give a very detailed description of the robber, including a tattoo on the man's neck that read "Die Pig Die."

Baraboo police said they identified Richard B. Hindes, 31, of Baraboo, as the suspect in the robbery.

Police said Hindes may be operating a stolen burgundy 1998 Ford F-150 truck. The truck has a Wisconsin plate 818269. The truck also has a distinct large antenna mounted atop the vehicle, police said.

Police said Hindes should be considered armed and dangerous and that people should call 911 if they see him.

Meyers GM For Several Capital Newspapers

There's a new leader heading several Capital Newspapers publications, including the Portage Daily Register, the Baraboo News Republic and Beaver Dam Daily Citizen.

Matt Meyers said his job as general manager is very similar to his predecessor, publisher George Althoff, who left the company last week. Meyers said no major changes in the operations of the newspapers are anticipated.

The papers also include the Wisconsin Dells Events, the Reedsburg Times-Press, the Sauk Prairie Eagle, the Juneau County Star-Times, four shoppers and some niche publications.

3 Homes Targeted In Baraboo Drug Investigation

3 Homes Targeted In Baraboo Drug Investigation

Three search warrants were executed and six people were taken into custody in a drug bust in Baraboo on Tuesday morning, according to the Sauk County Drug Task Force.

Authorities said the raids were in result of a three-month investigation including controlled buys of illegal drugs. Investigators said they have recovered illegal drugs, a firearm, drug paraphernalia and other associated illegal items of evidence as a result of the search warrants.

The homes that were searched were at 4 S. Center St., 509 Hilltop Ct. #7 and 902 Moore St. lot 71.

Patrick R. Copus, 33, of Baraboo, faces two counts of delivery of heroin, police said. 

Matthew H. Kuball, 28, of Baraboo, faces charges of delivery of heroin, delivery of morphine, maintaining a drug house and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Mechanical Malfunction Caused Chemical Incident At Resort

A mechanical malfunction at a Wisconsin Dells-area resort's wave pool was responsible for the chemical incident that sent 11 people to a hospital Tuesday night, Lake Delton police said.

Lake Delton police said an employee at Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park told them 15 people were having breathing problems when emergency responders first arrived around 6:45 p.m. Eight of them were taken to St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo and three were taken to Reedsburg Area Medical Center to be treated for exposure to chlorine and sulfuric acid.

According to police reports, a release of chlorine and sulfuric acid into the pool -- when the chemicals shouldn't have been released -- caused the incident.

The reports indicate the wave pool was closed for a short time and a filter pump was shut down for maintenance.

Victims Taken To Hospital After Exposure To Chemicals

Eleven people were hospitalized for excessive chlorine exposure at a Wisconsin Dells area resort Tuesday.

Lake Delton Police said an employee at Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park told them 15 people were having breathing problems when emergency responders first arrived around 6:45 p.m. Eight of them were taken to St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo and three were taken to Reedsburg Area Medical Center to be treated for exposure to chlorine and sulfuric acid.

The patients at St. Clare-- five children and three adults -- each showed symptoms of nausea and throat irritation after inhaling the chemicals, a hospital spokesman said. The injuries are considered non-serious and are not life-threatening. The eight were expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday night, he said. Reedsburg Area Medical Center had no comment on patients taken there.

Police Continue Search For Missing Boy

Police are still searching for a 6-year-old boy who was last seen at the Wisconsin Dells.

Recently released surveillance video at the Kalahari Resort showed Timothy Pitzen and his mother Amy Fry Pitzen waiting in line on May 13.

After leaving the Dells, Timothy's mother was found dead after an apparent suicide in a Rockford hotel room.

The 6-year-old has not been seen since.

Police said there is still an ongoing search.

Mother Of Fatally Beaten Infant Twins Speaks Out

The Baraboo mother whose husband was convicted of killing their infant twins three years ago is breaking her silence.

At just 5 weeks old, twins Tyler and Savannah were victims of a savage beating that ended their lives, tore a family apart and subsequently landed their father in prison.

Susan Bird-Winbun, the mother of the twins, said that child abuse can escalate quickly. She said she is telling her story in hopes of helping to end child abuse once and for all. She said she doesn't want what happened to her children to happen to others.

"What most people don't know or understand is that violence can turn to homicide overnight," said Bird-Winbun.

Bird-Winbun claims that the cycle of abuse that left her children dead started before they were even born, although she hasnt always known that.

"I thought it was just me that made him angry," she said.