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Search continues for homicide suspect
CONRATH, WI (MetroSource-WSAU) The search continues for a Rusk County homicide suspect. Authorities consider 31-year-old Preston Kraft a suspect in the death of 53-year-old Robert Pettit, who was found dead Friday at the intersection of County Road I and Blueberry Road near Conrath.
UPDATE: Man accused of killing Rusk Co. sheriff's deputy changes plea
LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU) --The man accused of shooting and killing a Rusk County Sheriff's Deputy has waived his change of venue request.Doug Nitek, 45, appeared in Rusk County Court on Monday. He’s charged in the October 2016 death of Deputy Dan Glaze.Nitek’s defense says he wants to have the trial i
Medford Police Department asks for public's help after property damage spree
According to a Facebook post by the Medford Police Department, the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library, Medford City Park and the Veteran's Park Memorial flag field are among the damaged sites. A small trailer was also stolen from Water's Edge BP gas station.
UW health chief flight physician: Single-engine helicopters 'have no place' in EMS
Six medical helicopters fly in formation following the memorial service for the Spirit 2 crew members who lost their lives in the April 26, 2018 crash in Hazelhurst, Wisconsin.Peter Vance/Ascension Wisconsin
WJFW - A Wisconsin Vietnam War veteran shares war history with James Williams Middle School students
Phylicia AshleyReporter/Anchorpashley@wjfw.comRHINELANDER- Some people need to rely on movies and books to learn about certain parts of history.One Wisconsin Vietnam veteran wanted to make sure that wasn't the case for Rhinelander middle school students.Paul Miller spoke at James Williams Middle Sch
Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
Three Illinois men are in the Lincoln County Jail after deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of Rock Falls. A 911 call at 9:31 p.m. reported a man trying to force entry into a tavern located on State Rd. 107. Deputies found three men, two 18-year-old males from Waconda, IL and an 18-year-
Friday's missing person search ends with relief - The Lakeland Times
Authorities, search and rescue personnel from area fire departments, along with volunteers in the effort, are relieved a woman who walked away from The Beacons in Minocqua on Friday afternoon was found to be safe several hours later.
Victim identified in fatal shooting; suspect on the loose
The shooting occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18 on Blueberry Road, two miles east of Wis. 27, between County I and Broken Arrow Road.
Speed limit to be lowered near Tomahawk for bridge repair
TOMAHAWK, Wis. (WSAW)-The speed limit on US 51 in Lincoln County near Tomahawk is going to be lowered from 65 mph to 55 mph Monday the 21 as crews work to repair a damaged beam guard on the Wisconsin River Bridge.The closure is expected to last a day, but that could change based on weather and other
WJFW - Body found in Wisconsin River north of the Centralia Dam
RHINELANDER- Spring clean ups get rid of the mess winter left behind.The Drs. Foster and Smith Dog Park in Rhinelander was no exception Sunday.About 20 volunteers helped with the 2nd annual dog park cleanup Sunday.Park founder Tina Werres said people helped rake, blow and pile leaves and pines to cl
Neighbors react to latest Rusk Co. homicide
RUSK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --On a warm Saturday in Rusk County, it was time to celebrate at the home of Kevin Johnson.A sea of purple table mats and decorations were placed for his son Dillan, as he prepared to graduate from Lake Holcombe High School."Here, we live in the country. We don't live in the
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WJFW - Minocqua police searching for missing woman
The Minocqua Police Department reports the 68-year-old woman, identified only as Susanne, walked away from her room at The Beacons of Mincoqua sometime Friday afternoon.
Taste of Northwoods raises money for Mercer students
"All proceeds from both of our annual fundraisers go to support teacher grants over at theMercerSchool, and also senior scholarships," said foundation president Jama Boes.
High speed chase: Tomahawk pursuit ends when car slams into Lincoln County patrol vehicle
When the deputy re-approached the vehicle, the man drove away and led officers on a chase, according to the news release.
BREAKING: Rusk County deputies on scene of a reported shooting
CONRATH, Wis. (WEAU) —The Rusk County Sheriff’s Department is on the scene of a reported shooting Friday.A section of Blueberry Rd. outside of Conrath has been shut down. Authorities are currently searching for a white Mitsubishi with the license plate 833-XCK connected to the incident.Rusk County S
Merrill Warrant of the Week
The Merrill Police Department holds arrest warrants issued 4/16/2018 for James A. Taunton, DOB 1/26/1970, last known address 1322 W. Main St. #2, Merrill. The city recovered judgments of $124 for operating a motor vehicle without insurance and $98.80 for non-registration of auto. The defendant is in
Manhunt continues after reported gunshot; victim airlifted
Officers from several area jurisdictions are now involved in a manhunt after a report of a gunshot victim with a head wound in the town of Willard, southwest of Conrath.The incident occurred Friday afternoon, after 4 p.m.
Logger girls place third at Flambeau; boys fourth
Senior Carolyn Neerdaels won the 1,600-meter run (5:55.0) and teamed with sophomore Jessica Roush, junior Annikka Johnson and freshman Kalin Baratka to win the 1,600-meter relay as the Phillips High School girls track and field team placed third at the Doug Spielman Invitational at Flambeau High Sch
WJFW - Eight-year prison sentence for man convicted of Oneida County child sex crime
"She gets to school on a bus or her mother takes her. She goes to a babysitter," Schiek said. "Those are all very clear indications that, just during the conversations and text messages, the defendant was fully aware of her age."