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TPD welcomes new officers Gorell, Williams
Late last month, Matt Gorell and Dan Andrews became the newest additions to the Tomahawk Police Departnent. A Stevens Point native and 2006 graduate of Mid-State Technical College, Gorell was previously employed by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for seven years and two years with the Village of
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
Wisconsin man charged in 4-year-old son's fatal shooting
ROSEVILLE, Mich. - Authorities have charged a Wisconsin man with second-degree child abuse in the shooting death of his 4-year-old son in suburban Detroit. Police say 27-year-old Gary Chang of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, left a semiautomatic handgun unsecured in a house in Roseville and one of the boy's s
Ask an Official: Forestry Director discusses county timber sales
This week’s featured question was submitted for Lincoln County Forestry Land and Parks Director Kevin Kleinschmidt. “I’ve heard talk of funds from the county’s timber sales being used to help fund some employment positions within the county and other departments. Is this true? How do the timber sale
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
Traffic stop turns into drug bust in Lincoln County
TOWN OF SKANAWAN, WI (WSAU) -- A Tomahawk man will be in Lincoln County court Monday to face possible charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. The Sheriff's office said the incident started as a routine traffic stop for speeding as the man was driving on Highway 51 near County Road
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker doesn’t know how to use a Venn diagram
Scott Walker, the recently-defeated Republican governor of Wisconsin, has been under fire for trying to limit the powers of his successor, Democrat Tony Evers. He’s also catching heat for having no clue how a Venn diagram works.
Walker to remain in Wisconsin after leaving office
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to remain in Wisconsin after leaving office in 24 days. Walker spoke briefly about his future Friday after signing three bills into law weakening the powers of his Democratic successor Tony Evers.
Merrill Warrant of the Week
The Merrill Police Department holds arrest warrants issued in 2011 for Shana Lee Corbine, DOB 6/17/1980, last known address 3811 Mangelsen Rd., Shell Lake. The city recovered judgments of $124 for operating after suspension and $187 for hit & run-unattended vehicle. The defendant is in default of pa
Root named Athlete of the Week
Brendan Root is a senior defenseman for the Merrill/Wausau East Bluejack hockey team, playing his fourth year on varsity. In the fall Brendan played his last season with the Merrill soccer team where he played defense. When not playing sports Brendan enjoys spending time with his friends and working
Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 58-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Monday afternoon on a warrant charge. The man appeared in Lincoln County Court on an unrelated matter and a check by the Court Security Deputy found he was wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff for contempt of court.
High school: Thursday's boys results
STEVENS POINT – The Eagles handed the No. 5 Panthers (6-1) their first loss of the season in a nonconference matchup at K.B. Willett Arena. RHINELANDER – Harland Wojotusik had a hat trick and an assist to lead the Hodags to a win in the Great Northern Conference game.
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.
AmericInn collects for Tree of Hope
The Merrill AmericInn presented a donation Monday of nearly $600, along with toys and gifts, to the Merrill Fire Department’s Tree of Hope. Gifts collected through the Tree of Hope will be distributed to Lincoln County families in need this Saturday, Dec. 15. The Tree of Hope is a function of Merril
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.
Wisconsin strip club reaches $400k settlement with dancers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin strip club has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle dancers’ claims that they were paid essentially nothing for their performances. Teriana Jones, who worked as a stripper at Cruisin’ Chubbys Gentleman’s Club, filed a federal class action lawsuit in 2017 alleging club ma
Wisconsin Targeted In Massive Bomb Threat Hoax: Reports
MILWAUKEE, WI -- Multiple bomb threats have been reported in the Metro Milwaukee area Thursday, authorities said. Bomb threats have been surfacing nationwide in what several police departments have called a hoax.
Two Northwoods destinations receive over $48,000 in tourism grants
The Oneida County Tourism Council (OCTC) was one of two Northwoods organizations to receiving marketing funds through the state’s Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant program. The OCTC was awarded $39,500 for year two of its development campaign with a new brand strategy that includes a new website, r
Slumberland holiday bed donation program for children doubles in 2018
RHINELANDER - He runs a warehouse instead of a "workshop", drives a truck instead of a sleigh, but the jolly and bearded Jeff Dillenberg still felt a little bit like Santa Claus on Wednesday afternoon, helping deliver some early holiday gifts to well-deserving girls and boys.
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.