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Merrill man, 22, pleads guilty to stabbing father to death in 2016
Tyler R. Monroe pleaded guilty Friday morning to an amended charge of second-degree intentional homicide in the death of his father, Kevin Monroe, 55. The charge was reduced from first-degree intentional homicide.
WJFW - Maggie Steffen resigns from her position as Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Director
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce will need to find a new executive director. Maggie Steffen has resigned from her position for personal reasons. In a Facebook post, Steffen thanked the people who helped her during her year and a half as director.She also said the Chamber made many great stri
Tomahawk HS valedictorian said censorship was the reason she didn't speak at graduation
TOMAHAWK, Wis. (AP) -A Tomahawk high school valedictorian decided against speaking at commencement after school administrators required she not reference discrimination, school shootings and gender inequality.
Crandon Man Charged with 4th OWI
Along with his fourth OWI, Steinz was also charged with possession of a concealed firearm, failure to display front license plate, failure to fasten seatbelt, and open intoxicants.
WJFW - A two car crash took out a light pole in Rhinelander
Phylicia AshleyReporter/Anchorpashley@wjfw.comRHINELANDER- A two car crash took out at a light pole in Rhinelander Friday.A minivan caught on fire but the Rhinelander Fire Department was able to get it under control quickly.The truck and minivan were traveling opposite directions on Lincoln Street.
Wisconsin and Illinois news in brief
Valedictorian declines to speak after speech censoredTOMAHAWK, Wis. — A Wisconsin high school valedictorian decided against speaking at commencement after school administrators required she not reference discrimination, school shootings and gender inequality.But a local newspaper did publish her spe
Staying safe in the rising temperatures
He also warned of the potential symptoms of heat exhaustion which include dry mouth, increased heart rate, profusely sweating and in some cases nausea and vomiting. If you are starting to feel any of the symptoms you are to go inside and try to cool your body down. You can do this by placing ice pac
Police: Pair threatens hospital staff with hatchet, meat tenderizer
A man and a woman tried to hold hospital staff hostage, threatening them with a hatchet and meat tenderizer, according to the Minocqua Police Department.
WJFW - Oneida County Fair fundraiser
It's Tom Barnett's first year as fair coordinator and Saturday at Pat's Tavern in Rhinelander he hosted a fundraiser.He said he didn't have a financial goal for Saturday's event, but says every dollar is more than they had before and makes a difference."We really want to bring the community into the
Man tries to set girlfriend's house on fire
Neighbors said Zipsie's girlfriend was running around frantically just before the fire started, asking people to use their phones. "She said she needed to get out of the house," said Justin Taylor. "And she was just kind of scared."
Eagle River couple accused of threatening hospital employee in Minocqua
The Minocqua Police Department says Joseph R. Buza, age 70, and 39-year-old Jillian L. Buza were threatening a member of the hospital staff and holding her against her will. Police say the staff was able to subdue the couple before officers arrived.
Halloween Fun for Kids with City Band June 20
The City Band opens the 2018 season with the annual costume concert on Wednesday June 20, this year is a Halloween theme. Audience members are encouraged to join the band in dressing up for the event. One lucky person in costume will leave the concert with a great prize.Free kids activities, games,
West side ‘summer fun weekend’ to benefit Merrill Food for Kids program
The Merill Community New Year Ride will be hosting their first annual ‘Summer Fun Weekend’ awareness and fundraiser event at DAT Bar, beginning at noon Saturday.In addition to a brat fry beginning at noon, will be a bean bag tournament at 1 PM and live music beginning at 3 PM from Merrill’s own Jerr
Two arrested in Minocqua after threatening a health care provider with a hatchet, meat tenderizer
Joseph Buza, 70, and Jillian Buza, 39, both of Eagle River, were taken into custody and booked into the Oneida County Jail with multiple charges referred against them.
Merrill man pleads guilty to killing his father
Online court records indicate Tyler Monroe entered a guilty plea to one count of Second-Degree Intentional Homicide on Friday for the death of 55-year-old Kevin Monroe. In exchange for the guilty plea, several other counts were read in and dropped including hiding a corpse, bail jumping, and possess
UPDATE: Police give insight to Minocqua hostage situation
Minocqua Police Chief David Jaeger said the couple had a hatchet, meat tenderizer, a loaded gun and additional ammunition in the exam room.
Weston man charged with sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl, 10 counts child pornography
Weston man charged with sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl, 10 counts child pornography(Photo: Marathon County Sheriff's Office)WESTON - A 50-year-old Weston man is accused of sexual assaulting an 8-year-old girl and 10 counts of child pornography, according to a Marathon County criminal complaint.
Rhinelander Women's Club Seeking Donation Letters
"....We are found all over the Rhinelander community, working at the Food Pantry, ringing Salvation Army bells, baking for Harvest Hoedown, serving at The Table, reading at daycares and making blankets for Operation Smile. But we have a donation outreach that is giving funds toward scholarships, the
Alcohol suspected factor in fatal Tomahawk area motorcycle crash
The preliminary investigation showed that the motorcycle, being operated by a 51 year old Merrill man, was traveling with a group west on County Rd D when his cycle left the road and struck a culvert ejecting the operator.
WJFW - Downtown Tomahawk gets some new businesses
"Our downtown has been thriving, and it has been bringing down more and more people every year," said Dickrell.