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Hillsboro woman arrested in stabbing incident



The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 20-year-old Hillsboro woman for a stabbing incident that happened Nov. 11 around 1:30 a.m.

It happened at a residence on Cty. Rd. W in rural Hillsboro, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrived on the scene and took Jenna M. Bell into custody.

Jenna Bell

A 36-year-old female was transported to Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital by ambulance with multiple stab wounds. The victim was later med-flighted by Gundersen AIR to UW Hospital in Madison for further treatment.

The Vernon County District Attorney’s Office sought charges of first-degree attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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