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Scammers call impersonating Eagle River police and firefighters

EAGLE RIVER - Newswatch 12 spoke with a man who got two scam calls from someone pretending to be an Eagle River police officer and another pretending to be a firefighter. Both scam calls asked for donations.

WJFW-TV - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Highway 47 car versus semi accident

RHINELANDER - Around 9:30 Wednesday morning police and fire crews responded to a semi versus car accident. The crash happened on Highway 47 near Birch Lane in Rhinelander, just across the street from the Shell gas station.

WJFW-TV - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Slumberland holiday bed donation program doubles in 2018

RHINELANDER - He runs a warehouse instead of a "workshop", drives a truck instead of a sleigh, but the jolly and bearded Jeff Dillenberg still felt a little bit like Santa Claus on Wednesday afternoon, helping deliver some early holiday gifts to well-deserving girls and boys.

WJFW-TV - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

College Hockey In Eagle River Saturday To Benefit ERRA

The star high school hockey player is returning to Eagle River this weekend with his college team to benefit local ice efforts. Board member of the Eagle River Recreation Association(ERRA) Natalie Spiess talks about this weekend's event at the Eagle River dome east of town..

WXPR.ORG - 2018-12-12 22:12:05

Teenager kills himself at site of shootout

RICHMOND, IN - A police chief says a teenage suspect and officers fired gunshots at each other at an eastern Indiana middle school before the youth killed himself. Richmond Police Chief Jim Branum tells the Palladium-Item that police and school officials were alerted Thursday morning that an armed p

WJFW-TV - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

Jailed Eagle River Woman Dies At Wausau Hospital

An Eagle River woman arrested after an incident last summer at the Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua has died of apparent natural causes in Wausau. The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports 39 Jillian Buza died Wednesday. Buza was an inmate at the Oneida County Jail and officials report she had bee

WXPR.ORG - 2018-12-05 21:52:24

Packers Foundation gives grant money to Eagle River Historical Society

EAGLE RIVER - The Packers Foundation gave out $800,000 worth of grants this year. The money was spread between organizations across the state, including one in Eagle River. The Eagle River Historical Society was given three-thousand dollars. They accepted the grant Wednesday during a luncheon at Lam

WJFW-TV - 2018-12-06 07:00:00

Wisconsin strip club reaches $400k settlement with dancers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin strip club has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle dancers’ claims that they were paid essentially nothing for their performances. Teriana Jones, who worked as a stripper at Cruisin’ Chubbys Gentleman’s Club, filed a federal class action lawsuit in 2017 alleging club ma

WAOW - 2018-12-14 15:58:16

These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Wisconsin For 2019

Join RoadSnacks ▼ Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst places to live in Wisconsin.

ROADSNACKS.NET - 2018-12-12 20:10:48

Loggers charged with stealing timber from Sawyer County, Flambeau forests

The owners and truck drivers for a Chippewa Falls-based logging contractor face Sawyer County felony charges that they stole more than $10,000 worth of cut timber from the Flambeau River State Forest and Sawyer County Forest in the Town of Winter between Nov. 26, 2012, and Jan. 9, 1013.

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-12-13 12:00:00

A Rhinelander student nearly struck by truck while getting on the school bus

RHINELANDER, Wis. (WAOW) — Last Tuesday morning on Highway 8 in Rhinelander, a student was seconds away from being hit by a truck. The driver of the truck went around the stopped bus on the right-hand shoulder. As the student was stepping up the stairs, the truck went flying by. A few seconds earlie

WAOW - 2018-12-13 00:34:10

Dry air can cause sickness

RHINELANDER - Dry air can cause more issues than just dry skin. Leaving it untreated can also cause other health problems inside your body. When your upper respiratory system dries out, bacteria and viruses can grow. That can cause you to become sick. Oneida County Health Department Public Nurse Daw

WJFW-TV - 2018-12-06 07:00:00

Breaking: Tran Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Death Of Step-son

Ellen L. Tran has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of her 20-month-old son, Avery Edwards, who was under her care. That sentenced passed down by Judge Patrick O'Melia. She will serve an additional 7 years on extended supervision after her release. We'll update this story later.

WXPR.ORG - 2018-12-11 18:11:08

Barron ceremony to offer hope for missing teenage girl

BARRON - The city of Barron is holding a "tree of hope" lighting ceremony in honor of missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs. The local middle school student has been missing since her parents were slain Oct. 15. James and Denise Closs were fatally shot in their home, and investigators believe Jayme was ab

WJFW-TV - 2018-12-10 07:00:00

Wausau among Wisconsin cities to benefit from fine against Volkswagen

MADISON - Several Wisconsin cities and one county are getting new buses thanks to fine money Volkswagen paid for cheating on emissions tests. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Wisconsin is set to receive $67 million over the next decade to offset pollution.

WJFW-TV - 2018-12-10 07:00:00

Rhinelander City Council member Sherrie Belliveau resigns

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander City Council needs to fill an empty seat. Sherrie Belliveau resigned Friday, effective immediately. She was first elected to the Rhinelander City Council in 2004, representing District 3.

WJFW-TV - 2018-12-07 07:00:00

Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports

A 58-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Monday afternoon on a warrant charge. The man appeared in Lincoln County Court on an unrelated matter and a check by the Court Security Deputy found he was wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff for contempt of court.

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-12-10 17:02:52

Chili for Charity raises funds for Camp American Legion

RHINELANDER - Dozens of people filled their stomachs with chili while also filling up a charity donation box Tuesday. First Supply in Rhinelander hosted its 4th annual Chili for Charity.

WJFW-TV - 2018-12-11 07:00:00

Rhinelander student nearly hit by car while getting on school bus

RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander student made it onto her school bus and to class unhurt last Tuesday, but she almost didn't. A recent close call left Bowen Bus Service employees wondering if Rhinelander will be the next to see a student killed while simply trying to get to and from school.

WJFW-TV - 2018-12-10 07:00:00

Former Fund Manager Sentenced to Prison for Fraud and Filing a False Tax Return

An Eagle River, Wisconsin man, who resided in San Francisco, California, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Tuesday December 4, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Robert Seeborg in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General R

JUSTICE.GOV - 2018-12-07 20:32:12