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Missing man's body ID'ed

LAC du FLAMBEAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) - The body found in a Vilas County lake has been identified as Antonio Monserrate Roche, who was reported missing last week.

WSAU.COM - 2018-05-23 14:59:00

7 Investigates: Lincoln Hills staff attacked after marijuana confrontation

IRMA, Wis. (WSAW) -Department of Corrections incident reports, obtained by 7 Investigates, show several Lincoln Hills youth counselors, fearing for their safety, shut themselves inside a guard booth in March after confronting juvenile offenders over marijuana use inside the state’s only youth prison

WSAW - 2018-05-23 17:47:00

WJFW - DNR stations two firefighting planes in Rhinelander amid high fire danger risks

RHINELANDER- As he suited up with a bit of swagger and his aviator sunglasses, all eyes were on Greg Fiss and his airplane Wednesday morning. However, Fiss was quick to deflect the fame on the people watching him.

WJFW-TV - 2018-05-23 00:00:00

Marshfield Clinic To Open Rhinelander Clinic Next Week

An Antigo native will be taking patients beginning May 30. The clinic will be located on the grounds of the existing Rhinelander Dental Center, operated by Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc., in conjunction with Marshfield Clinic, at 2260 North Shore Drive.

WXPR.ORG - 2018-05-23 00:00:00

WJFW - New Associated Bank in Rhinelander opens its doors

"We're investing in the community and lead forward as [the] community progresses, but also that we're very progressive bank bringing a beautiful bank structure in and offering an environment for our clients," said Commercial Banking Relationship Vice President Brad Kowieski.


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


Five bound over for trial in Mercer murder

Hurley- Five men charged in the shooting death of a Lac du Flambeau, Wis., man whose body was found on New Year's Day in theMercerarea were bound over for trial Wednesday inIron CountyCourt.

YOURDAILYGLOBE.COM - 2018-05-24 00:00:00

WJFW - Ascension Spirit crew serves appreciation lunch to Rhinelander-area EMS workers

The cookout came a little more than three weeks after the Spirit 2 medical helicopter crashed in the woods near Hazelhurst. Pilot Rico Caruso, flight nurse Klint Mitchell, and flight medic Greg Rosenthal were all killed in the April 26 crash.


Antigo Police Department Warrant of the Week

May 22, 2018Warrant of the Week:The Antigo Police Department holds an arrest warrant for Alex N. Hitz d.o.b. 09-08-88. The warrant is for failing to appear in court on a charge of possession of narcotic drugs and bail jumping. Those with information on his whereabouts are urged to call the Antigo Po


Minocqua intersection reopens following gas leak

Image Source: Pixabay / MGNByWSAW Staff|Posted:Wed 8:52 AM, May 23, 2018|Updated: Wed 9:07 AM, May 23, 2018MINOCQUA, Wis. (WSAW) --The Vilas County Sheriff's Department says State Highway 51 at Highway 47 was closed to County Highway J in Minocqua due to a gas leak. The closure impacted southbound t

WSAW - 2018-05-23 08:52:00

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-


WJFW - Rhinelander organization highlights young adults for work in community

The group got more than 50 nominations. The winners included the owners of Culver's, an accountant, and marketing director.


US 51 lane closure, speed reduction planned this week near Tomahawk

Motorists traveling northbound on US 51 in Lincoln County can expect single lane closures and a speed reduction, near Tomahawk, beginning Monday, May 21.


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


Airport director retires, Rhinelander native returns

“At the end of the day, it isn’t because of Joe Brauer; it’s because of the employees,” he said. The colleagues and customers around him are what he’ll miss the most. “Walking through the terminal greeting people – that’s going to be the biggest adjustment.”


WJFW - Rain garden, native species included in grounds makeover at Olson Memorial Library

"You have a new outside, you have the building, a new inside of the building, and we wanted to make sure that the landscaping complimented it," said Quita Sheehan of the Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department.


PHOTO GALLERY: Rhinelander Police Department celebrates National Police Week

The five elements of that mission statement include partnership with the community, solving problems, preventing crime, enhancing quality of life and providing a safe environment for the public.


WJFW - Crandon wins Northern Lakes shootout meet

"A lot of young kids coming out this year. We're losing a couple seniors, but I think next years team will live up to be a lot better than this year, so it should be a bright future for Crandon trap shooting," said Bukovic.JosieMcHughis only one of the girls who competed this weekend.There were 12 g


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."


Rhinelander students selected for leadership awards

Founded in 1958, the HOBY seminar’s mission is to inspire youth toward leadership, service, and innovation. Programs provide selected students with leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences.