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Rhinelander employee resigns, citing tensions

RHINELANDER (WAOW) — The administrative assistant for the Rhinelander city administrator has resigned citing difficulty to coming to work everyday, with uncertainty about the future.


"Extreme amount of tension": Daniel Guild's assistant resigns

RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) -- Longtime city employee Stephanie Rajnicek, administrative assistant to Rhinelander city administrator Daniel Guild, has resigned. NewsChannel 7 obtained her resignation letter, which reads in part:


Sheriff: Head-On Crash Kills 2 Drivers In Western Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A head-on crash early Monday morning left two drivers dead in western Wisconsin. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. as rain fell on U.S. Highway 8, just east of 15th Street in Beaver Township.


Wisconsin DMV recommends getting REAL ID soon before federal enforcement starts

Federal officials are finally putting the REAL ID standard into use for airline travel, so now’s the time to get your license upgraded. The change will come in October of 2020. Wisconsin DMV deputy administrator Patrick Fernan says the state has been issuing the upgraded licenses since 2013.


CNA Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Sexual Assault

RHINELANDER, WI (WSAU) -- A Northwoods man has entered a plea for accusations of sexual assault. Jacob Schlosser of Arbor Vitae is charged with three counts of 2nd-degree sexual assault. At his arraignment hearing in Oneida County on Monday afternoon, Schlosser pleaded "not guilty" to all three coun


Wisconsin Republicans trump Gov. Tony Evers’ charging station plan

MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Republicans worked Monday to trump Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to spend $10 million on electric vehicle charging stations in the state budget, announcing their own bill to set up the stations.


Link suspected in poisonings of Wisconsin pets, wild animals

MADISON, Wis. - Authorities say the same poison appears to have killed three family dogs and several wild animals since December in northern Wisconsin. State officials say the dog deaths happened in Bayfield, Marinette and Florence counties. Investigators are conducting lab tests to determine the ty


Beware of bears this spring

RHINELANDER, WI (WSAU-WXPR) -- Black Bear hibernation season is over, and the Wisconsin DNR is reminding residents across the Northwoods that it's illegal to feed the animals in any way.

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Wisconsin cracks down on illegal card skimmers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (FOX 11) -- Wisconsin is cracking down on people trying to get their hands on your credit card information. State audits are helping catch illegal card skimmers at gas pumps and ATMs. Thieves can quickly get in and out of machines with easily accessible keys, making skimmers virtuall


Severe Threat Continues Across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

ROCKFORD, ILL - There were a few severe thunderstorm warnings south and west of Rockford Monday afternoon and evening, but there are currently no active warnings - as of 6:50pm - for the Stateline.


Wisconsin democrats try again for legal marijuana

State Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, reintroduces a bill that would fully legalize marijuana in Wisconsin.


Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to terrorism charges

MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin mother of seven has agreed to plead guilty to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State by distributing information on making explosives and biological weapons.


Wisconsin K-9 officer helps seize more than $15,000 in drug bust

DARLINGTON (WKOW) — Darlington police K-9 “Kilo” poses with his recent bust in a Facebook photo shared by the Darlington Police Department Sunday. According to the post, Kilo is pictured with items seized during a recent traffic stop, including over $15,000 in drug money, a handgun, and drugs.


Rain moving into southern Wisconsin

Showers and storms will move through from west to east this evening before tapering to just a few showers overnight. In terms of total rainfall, it’ll be a case of the ‘haves and have nots’ – it just depends on where the heaviest showers and t-storms set up.


2 people, including small child, hurt in Vilas County crash

VILAS COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) -- An investigation is underway after a rollover crash on State Highway 70 in St. Germain Monday. It happened just before 5 p.m. According to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office, both the driver of the car and a small child inside were ejected. Both were taken to the hospital


Officials ID man killed in fall at Madison construction site

MADISON, Wis. - Officials have identified the man who died after falling at a Madison construction site last week. The Dane County Medical Examiner said 24-year-old Alexander J. Kanouse, of Columbus, died shortly after arriving at the hospital Wednesday morning.


Milwaukee-area native killed in Sri Lanka attack

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee-area native has been identified as one of the Americans killed in coordinated attacks in Sri Lanka. The Easter Sunday attacks have killed at least 290 people.


Loved ones reflect on missing Marathon Co. man found deceased

ARGONNE, Wis. (WSAW) Loved ones of Richard Czarnecki are thanking law enforcement and community members for their help in searching for the 84-year-old man who was found deceased in his vehicle in Forest County Saturday.


Woman arrested after fight in visitor's area at Lincoln Hills

IRMA, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said a Racine woman was arrested and is facing charges following an altercation Saturday at Lincoln Hills. According to the department’s incident log, around 3 p.m., a 911 call from the institution reported the incident which involved nume


Wisconsin Alumni Association Reacts to Death of Alumnus in Sri Lanka Bombings

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) - Amongst the death toll in the Sri Lanka bombings was UW-Madison alum Dieter Kowalski. The Wisconsin Alumni Association sent out a statement regarding this tragic situation: