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No contest plea to fatal Eagle River shooting

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (AP) — A man accused in a fatal shooting at an Eagle River home has reached an agreement with prosecutors. WJFW-TV reports Jeremiah Solis entered a no contest plea to negligent handling of a dangerous weapon and another charge was dropped in Vilas County Circuit Court Thursday.


Three people, including two children, found dead inside Seymour, Wisconsin home

Three people were found dead in a home on Main St. in Seymour on Friday morning. Police say officers first responded Thursday night at around 11:20 p.m. to the 600 block of North Main St. in Seymour for a report of a domestic disturbance.


EAGLEXIT: Chugiak-Eagle River residents renew separation push

Former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan used to refer to Chugiak-Eagle River as “the breakaway republic,” and for decades residents of the northern reaches of the municipality have seen their dreams of independence remain unfulfilled.


Green Alert issued for 30-year-old Wisconsin woman

A Green Alert has been issued for Aimee Marie McCaughey, who was last seen Monday in Eau Claire. McCaughey, 30, suffers from PTSD/depression, and it is unknown if she is taking her prescribed medication.


Solis Found Guilty Of Homicide In Stephens Death

A former Eagle River man, now of Hazelhurst, Jeremiah Solis, 21, plead no contest this week (4-18) in Vilas County court to one count of homicide in the shooting death of Connor Stephens on Sept. 3, 2017 at 421 Wall Street in Eagle River, was then found guilty by Vilas County Judge Neal Nielsen. Nie


Violent attack caught on camera at Wisconsin high school

BERLIN, Wis. -- (WMTV) Disturbing video is making the rounds on social media showing a high school student in Green Lake County violently beating another student. Authorities are now investigating the attack that took place at Berlin High School.


NW Wisconsin tribal leaders accused of embezzling $1.5M from casino

TURTLE LAKE, Wis. — Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no documentation or receipts.


Vilas Co. EMS Committee Looking At Expanded Paramedic Service

A decision by the Vilas County Ad Hoc EMS committee this week will explore if paramedic service would be welcomed by communities where advance life support (ALS) is unavailable and what role, if any, the county should play.


Wisconsin brothers accused of years-long sexual abuse of siblings; father blamed ‘raging hormones’

Three brothers in Milwaukee were charged with the alleged sexual assault of their younger siblings while their father, aware of the abuse, is accused of doing nothing to stop it.


3 Woodstock home invasion, battery suspects nabbed in Wisconsin, police say

Police have arrested three additional suspects wanted in connection with a Woodstock home invasion and battery. Woodstock police responded about 3:25 a.m. on April 7 to the 1900 block of Sheila Street, Woodstock, for the report of a home invasion. When officers arrived, however, the suspects had alr


Foxconn's Wisconsin Facility is a Ghost Town Where Workers Are Just 'Moving Dirt Around'

The people of Wisconsin are at their wit’s end, trying to figure out what to do about a Foxconn facility that has so far failed to create thousands of jobs. And the Democratic governor, Tony Evers, signaled this week that the deal signed by his predecessor, which provided $4 billion worth of subsidi


Several dogs poisoned in northern Wisconsin, authorities ask for help

MADISON (WKOW) — Authorities are looking for more information about a string of dog poisonings in northern Wisconsin. “The Wis. Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service are seeking the public’s help in solving several cases involving the poisoning dea


Emergency slow, no-wake ordered on Wisconsin River as area braces for major flood stage

PORTAGE, Wis. - An emergency slow, no-wake order was put in place on the Wisconsin River in Columbia County as the area braces for major flood stage of the river. Columbia County Emergency Management said Friday the zone includes the river from the Highway 33 bridge in Portage downstream to Lake Wis


Truckers are learning to spot signs of human trafficking in Wisconsin

(WKOW) — Human trafficking has impacted all 72 counties across Wisconsin and although law enforcement is cracking down on it, there’s another group of people who see it happening almost everyday and have the chance to do something about.


Wisconsin State Troopers stop car going 119 MPH

WINDSOR -- It took road spikes, but eventually Wisconsin State Troopers were able to stop a car traveling at 119 MPH. According to our partners at WISC-TV , the U.S. Marshals Office reached out to the Wisconsin State Patrol that a wanted man out of Maryland was in their area at 3:05 p.m. Thursday.


Size Of Pier System Draws Rebuke At Minocqua Town Board

MINOCQUA – The size of a pier system on a Minocqua waterbody drew criticism again at the Minocqua town board meeting Tuesday. Bearing the brunt of the rebuke by town chairman Mark Hartzheim was local Realtor Mike Meyer, who is acting as an agent for pier owner William Campbell, Lake Mills. Campbell


Scammers continue to badger Northwoods residents

RHINELANDER, WI (WSAU) -- Complaints of telephone scams circulating in Oneida County have not slowed down in the last two years, according to officials with the Sheriff's Department.

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Oneida Board Praises Student Member Who Achieved Kohl Scholarship

The Oneida County Board honored one of their own this week. Ben Kubisiak is a senior at Rhinelander High School. He's also one of the students from Oneida county schools who sit with the county board as part of the "Teens Active In Government" program. The students participate in county board functi


Nicolet College Outdoor Adventure program launches summer session

The great outdoors will take center stage in Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure program this summer with a wide range of offerings all designed to up the fun factor, teach new skills, and lend greater knowledge and appreciation for the natural world around us.


The First and Last Soo Line Passenger Trains

For this week's A Northwoods Moment in History, Gary Entz tells us about the Soo Line Passenger Trains. The Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad, more commonly known as the Soo Line, formed in 1884 and became a significant part of Northwoods history. Although the company was primarily