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Urgent care clinic now open in Park Falls

If there is one place where “one size fits all” does not apply, it is healthcare.In a response to a pressing need to better tailor local access to rural medical services, the Flambeau Hospital and Marshfield Clinic are teaming up to provide a newly expanded urgent care structure to help patients rec


Convicted sex offender released on signature bond, facing new charges

MERRILL, Wis (WSAW) --A Merrill man convicted of third-degree sexual assault of a child 1997, is now facing eight new charges of sexually assaulting four other young girls. On Tuesday, Lincoln County Jail released him on a $50,000 signature bond until his next court date in September.Mark Welch, 65,

WSAW - 2018-08-17 18:57:00

Merrill Warrant of the Week

The Merrill Police Department holds arrest warrants issued 7/23/2018 for Anthony L.J. Boyd, DOB 10/11/1994, last known address 123 S. Lake St., Neenah. The city recovered judgments of $121.60 for disorderly conduct and $126.60 for resisting/obstructing an officer. The defendant is in default of paym

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-08-17 15:08:04

Flambeau Rama largely considered success

In a move not seen in recent history, board members of the Park Falls Area Chamber of Commerce held an open house, round-table discussion with the public to discuss what worked, and what didn’t at the 66th annual Flambeau Rama.Close to 20 people were in attendance at the Aug. 7 meeting, held at the


WJFW - Minocqua dragon boat festival raises money for new cause

"We've had a non-stop line, all day long, for people donating their blood to research," Biertzer said. "We think that's amazing and it shows the need in the community."

WJFW-TV - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Two involved in Rhinelander gas station embezzlement to face charges

RHINELANDER, WIS. (WSAW)A Rhinelander man and woman will face charges for their involvement in a gas station embezzlement scheme.Aries Tatrow, 39, of Pelican Lake and Kayla Norling, 26, of Rhinelander will face charges Thursday of embezzling at least $79,000 from gas stations in the Rhinelander area


Teen with learner’s permit allegedly leads police on high speed chase

Jason N. Hawley Jr. appeared in Oneida County Circuit Court Thursday. Among multiple traffic citations, Hawley is charged with hit and run, second-degree recklessly endangering safety, take and drive vehicle without consent and eluding an officer.


Two get life in prison for Lac du Flambeau man's shooting death

Joseph D. Lussier, 27, whose current address is the Green Bay Correctional Institution, and Richard Allen, 28, an inmate at a state facility in Boscobel, were each found guilty by a jury Tuesday of being a party to the crimes of first-degree intentional homicide with a dangerous weapon and hiding a


Glidden’s bear still No. 1 to residents

As far as Wasson’s comments that "our bear isn't really the world's largest," well, at the time it was shot in 1963 it was andwe are very proud of it. Does this writer expect us to redo our sign every time someone supposedly shoots one bigger ( I'm pretty sure one that gets run over by a combine doe


Bog Is the 1978 Oneida County Horror Film You Haven't Seen

Mackenzie Martin / WXPR Public RadioThis Sunday, August 12th, Treehaven College of Natural Resources in Tomahawk is celebrating the installation of a labyrinth on their grounds. There will be an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:00 p.m., followed by the first official walk of the labyrinth. The


Man convicted in Rusk County hit-and-run-death will serve time in prison

LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU)--A Ladysmith man convicted in a fatal hit-and-run in 2017 will serve 10 years in prison.Michael Niles was sentenced Tuesday in Rusk County court.In March, Niles pleaded no contest and was found guilty of an amended charge of hit-and-run resulting in great bodily harm and to a


3rd Annual Dragon Boat Festival this weekend

MINOCQUA, Wis. (WSAW) --Minocqua is home to many unique festivals. One of which is the Dragon Boat Fest, and this year, hundreds of rowers will take to the water.


State Shifts Cost For New Bridges

After years of bridge replacement delays due to a lack of state funding, the DOT has rolled out a new program called “Replace-In-Kind.” It directs local governments applying for state bridge aid to design replacements to minimum state engineering standards based on current traffic. If the applicatio


Sheriff’s deputy shoots, kills man in Hawkins

An officer-involved shooting is being investigated at this home in Hawkins. According to sheriff’s dispatch records, a caller at 9:33 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, advised her brother was there and had been drinking. A deputy reported "shots fired" at 10:13 p.m. The Rusk County Medical Examiner was calle


Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Hawkins

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), at the request of the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating an officer involved death that took place on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 at a residence in the Village of Hawkins.A caller told dispatcher


UPDATE: Man killed in Rusk Co. motorcycle crash identified

LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU) --The name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash in Ladysmith has been release.Dwight Cooley, of Ladysmith, was killed in the crash that happened Saturday.According to the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, it happened Saturday just after 5 p.m. Deputies say Cooley was traveling


Motorcyclist killed in Glen Flora crash

The driver of a motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene following a crash that occurred Saturday afternoon in Glen Flora.According to the Rusk County Sheriff's Department, a motorcycle traveling westbound on U.S. 8 was attempting to make a left turn onto County B in Glen Flora when it was rear-e


Phillips resident led high school experiment selected by NASA

Four Wisconsin teens, led by Phillips area resident Ron Cerveny, spent last school year designing an experiment that has been selected by NASA and is currently being tested at the International Space Station.The experiment examines the effects of microgravity on the metallic element gallium’s partic


Public safety: Officer arrests wrong-way driver on warrant

» At 7:12 a.m. Sunday, police arrested a male on suspicion of drunken driving, marijuana possession with intent to deliver and drug paraphernalia possession in the 2400 block of East Fifth Street. Police arrested the man's passenger on suspicion of marijuana possession with intent to deliver and dru


Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports

A 32-year-old Wausau man was arrested Sunday evening on numerous charges after a traffic stop in the Town of Merrill. A deputy stopped the man just after 6 p.m. for speeding and the driver provided a false name. When the deputy learned the man’s true identity, he found he had several open felony and