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Rhinelander man sentenced to prison for 2017 shooting incident

Fletcher was initially charged in March 2017 with attempted first degree homicide, a felony that carries a maximum 40-year imprisonment sentence. The charges were reduced to a class F felony of first degree reckless endangerment in May, a plea agreement to which Fletcher pled guilty.


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


WJFW - Rhinelander Policer Officers participate in 'Cop on the Rooftop'

Ashley Mathy, one of the Special Olympics athletes, said fundraisers like this are a good way to bring the community together.


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.


WJFW - Teen driver reaches 100 mph running from police in Rhinelander

Ben MeyerManaging Editor / Senior Reporterbmeyer@wjfw.comRHINELANDER- An 18-year-old Rhinelander driver reached 100 miles per hour running from police Tuesday night, according to police.Jason Hawley is charged with three felonies in the case.A judge gave him a $25,000 cash bond in court on Thursday.


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


WJFW - Saint Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander hosts 11th annual Celebration of Life

Thursday evening people gathered to honor those impacted by cancer at the11th annual Celebration of Life in Rhinelander.Organizers emphasized that cancer survivors can still live active and productive lives.Becky Gauthier of Rhinelander gave the keynote speech.She was diagnosed with breast cancer in


UPDATE: Tatrow allegedly took almost $80,000 from employer in four months

Aries Tatrow, 39, of Pelican Lake is alleged to have taken $79,950 from his employer, Remington Oil, from April 2018 through July 2018. He appeared in Oneida County Circuit Court Thursday.


WJFW - Marshfield Police searching for missing teen

When Atkins left his home he didn't take his cell phone, wallet or his essential medication. He never showed up to work later that afternoon. Since leaving home he hasn't contacted any family, friends or his employer.


Missing juvenile may be in the Rhinlander area

RHINELANDER, WIS. (WSAW)The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is asking the community for help in locating missing 14-year-old Hannah Morey, who may be in the Rhinelander area.


WJFW - RPD: Employees embezzle $79,000 from local oil company

36-year-old Kayla Norling, who is a manager at Hodag Pump and Pantry in Rhinelander, was also arrested. Police believe she helped Tatrow with the crimes.


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


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.


A preview of this week’s 130th Annual Lincoln County Fair

The 130th Annual Lincoln County Fair returned to the Merrill Festival Grounds today. This year’s celebration will feature a new midway; courtesy of family owned, Bessemer, MI-based Spectrum Entertainment.


Oneida Pier Dispute Simmers Over To Town Level

Credit Goodfreephotos.comMINOCQUA – A dispute between a Minocqua landowner and Oneida County over a large private pier has spilled over to Minocqua Town Board, which may slap parking restrictions on the adjacent town road and town boat launch site.William E. Campbell had a 12-slip pier built on the


Antigo Police & Langlade County Sheriff Reports for 8/20/18

7:26 AM Officers received a call from a male reporting that money was stolen from his vehicle in the amount of $1,190. The caller told officers that he had left his house on 6thAvenue that morning and had the money on a black clipboard. He then stopped at two addresses on 5thAvenue and another on Ed


WJFW - Northwoods Transit Connections announces new Transit Manager

Youngren lives with his wife in Conover, but he is originally from Kingsford, Mich. The press release says he received a degree in Transportation Management from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.


IR man takes plea deal in Ski Brule threat case

Michael Steven Gordon, 23, pleaded no contest to lying to a police officer in a violent crime investigation, a four-year felony, in exchange for Iron County Prosecutor Melissa Powell dismissing false report or threat or terrorism, a 20-year felony; possession of marijuana, a one-year misdemeanor; an


Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital launches sleep medicine program in Merrill

It is estimated that up to 18 million American adults have sleep apnea which if untreated can increase a person’s risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and work or traffic-related accidents due to daytime fatigue.


WJFW - No injuries reported in Vilas County head-on crash along Highway 51

Medics took the 16-year-old and a 14-year-old passenger in the SUV to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff to check for any injuries. The pickup driver, 25, was not taken to the hospital and no injuries were reported to deputies.