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Scammers Bombard Rhinelander Area Family With Menacing Calls
A Rhinelander-area family has been barraged by telephone scammers making some serious claims. This week on Facebook, Cindy Kelling wrote that she has been repeatedly getting some calls from scammers.
A Rhinelander student nearly struck by truck while getting on the school bus
RHINELANDER, Wis. (WAOW) — Last Tuesday morning on Highway 8 in Rhinelander, a student was seconds away from being hit by a truck. The driver of the truck went around the stopped bus on the right-hand shoulder. As the student was stepping up the stairs, the truck went flying by. A few seconds earlie
City administrator suggests Rhinelander council consider changes
Rhinelander City Administrator Daniel Guild this week talked to the common council about possibly changing how the council conducts its business. He presented a number of options for the council to consider including committee structure and nature of some committees.
New Doors On The Horizon At Rhinelander District Library
Some building changes have been approved for the Rhinelander District Library. Board of Trustees President Jane Roe, who is also chair of the building committee, says they've hired local architect Jeff Musson to replace what's known as the Carnegie doors with a new door and change the entry back to
Teenager kills himself at site of shootout
RICHMOND, IN - A police chief says a teenage suspect and officers fired gunshots at each other at an eastern Indiana middle school before the youth killed himself. Richmond Police Chief Jim Branum tells the Palladium-Item that police and school officials were alerted Thursday morning that an armed p
Highway 47 car versus semi accident
RHINELANDER - Around 9:30 Wednesday morning police and fire crews responded to a semi versus car accident. The crash happened on Highway 47 near Birch Lane in Rhinelander, just across the street from the Shell gas station.
Brandon Darnick preliminary hearing, five-year-old case could head to trial
RHINELANDER - Five years ago, Minocqua police felt there wasn't enough evidence to arrest Brandon Darnick in a child sex assault case. But now that case could head to trial. After a statewide push to test a backlog of sexual assault kits, 26-year-old Darnick's DNA was connected to the assault of a y
These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Wisconsin For 2019
Join RoadSnacks ▼ Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst places to live in Wisconsin.
Former priest to face trial for alleged abuse decades ago
HAYWARD - A former priest accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in Wisconsin decades ago has been bound over for trial. Seventy-one-year-old Thomas Ericksen was arrested Nov. 16 at his Minneapolis home. He faces child sexual assault charges for alleged abuse between June 1982 and April 198
Tomahawk chamber receives tourism grant
Two destinations in Northern Wisconsin are expanding their marketing efforts with help from Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grants from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The Oneida County Tourism Council is receiving a $39,550 grant to implement a new brand strategy, and the Tomahawk Regional Chambe
Walker to offer $25 million to Kimberly-Clark
MADISON - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to offer paper-products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. a deal worth $25 million to keep a plant open and save nearly 400 jobs. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Thursday that the deal will be done using powers Walker currently has but that would be taken
Ellen Tran Sentenced to 15 Years In Prison For Toddler's Death
RHINELANDER – Thirty-year-old Ellen L. Tran will spend the next 15 years behind bars for wrongfully killing her 20-month-old stepson, Avery Edwards, who was under her care during a visit.
Free community holiday concert this weekend at Nicolet College
Nicolet College Theatre will ring with holiday cheer when the Rhinelander Male Chorus, Northwoods Choraliers, Lakeland Barbershop Chorus, and Hymns and Hyrs come together to celebrate the season in four-part harmony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.
Lights Of The Northwoods Set To Open This Weekend
Last year was just a trial run, and a spokesperson for the Lights of the Northwoods promises a grander show when it open this weekend. The holiday light display is adorned around Rhinelander's largest park at Boom Lake.
Antigo Police & Langlade County Sheriff Reports for 12/17/18
6:29 PM Officers responded to a call from a female on 6th Avenue reporting that someone stole $400 from her wallet which was under her pillow on her bed. The female gave officers the names of two possible suspects. Both subjects denied being in the room and were searched. No money was found.
Frozen Road Law Takes Effect Wednesday North Of U.S. 8
Rules allowing for heavier trucks to travel Wisconsin roads have taken effect. A Wisconsin DOT spokesperson, David Hunt, talks about the Frozen Road Law... "...The frozen road law goes into effect Wednesday, December 12 at 12:01 a.m. in the region designated as zone 1, which is U.S. 8 north. There's
Scammers call impersonating Eagle River police and firefighters
EAGLE RIVER - Newswatch 12 spoke with a man who got two scam calls from someone pretending to be an Eagle River police officer and another pretending to be a firefighter. Both scam calls asked for donations.
Tran sentenced for 2017 death of Avery Edwards
RHINELANDER, WI (WSAU) -- A Rhinelander woman has been sentenced for killing her stepson in 2017. Ellen Tran was in an Oneida County court on Tuesday where a judge ordered her to serve 15 years in prison followed by 7 years of extended supervision.
Rhinelander student nearly hit by car while getting on school bus
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander student made it onto her school bus and to class unhurt last Tuesday, but she almost didn't. A recent close call left Bowen Bus Service employees wondering if Rhinelander will be the next to see a student killed while simply trying to get to and from school.
Man killed, two others injured in Marinette County head-on crash
WAUSAUKEE - A man died in a car crash that also sent another man and woman to the hospital in Marinette County on Tuesday afternoon. The Marinette County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened just before 1 p.m. on Highway 180 near Oxbow Lane, which is about two miles east of Wausaukee.