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Trial set for Rhinelander woman accused in stepson's death

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) - An Oneida County judge has set a trial date for a Rhinelander woman charged in the death of her young stepson. A jury trial for Ellen Tran is expected to start Oct. 19. Tran is charged with causing the death of her 20-month-old stepson, Avery Edwards, at a Rhinelander home i

KBJR6.COM - 2018-03-23 19:26:00

Stevens Point man charged with child sex trafficking

MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 67-year-old Stevens Point man is in custody on $100,000 cash bond for allegations he attempted to traffic a child for sex. Leo Pelot was charged Wednesday with trafficking of a child, attempted second degree sexual assault of a child and child enticement. Online court reco

WSAW - 2018-03-22 22:12:00

Man, 67, charged with paying for sex with girl, 15

A 67-year-old Stevens Point man is facing up to 85 years behind bars after police said he tried to pay for sex with a 15-year-old, according to a criminal complaint. Leo Pelot is charged with trafficking a child, attempted sexual assault of a child and child enticement in Lincoln County. Investigato

WAOW - 2018-03-22 23:26:00

Ellen Tran trial date set in Oneida County Court

BY EILEEN PERSIKE Editor A trial date has been set for the Rhinelander-area woman charged with first degree reckless homicide in the 2017 death of her toddler stepson. Ellen L. Tran and her attorney, Jonas Bednarek, appeared in Oneida County Circuit Court along with district attorney Michael Schiek

STARJOURNALNOW.COM - 2018-03-22 11:58:11

Forward Rhinelander launches '10 under 40'

BY NAOMI KOWLES For the Star Journal Forward Rhinelander has launched a new initiative designed to recognize young professionals who are making a difference in Rhinelander through their communities or careers. Everyone is encouraged to submit nominations via the Forward Rhinelander website for youn

STARJOURNALNOW.COM - 2018-03-23 15:41:48

Merrill Optimists honor local protective services

Over 100 people gathered Thursday evening for the Optimist Club of Merrill's Protective Services Banquet as part of Optimist International's "respect for law" principle. The dinner at Merrill Eagles Club recognized employees of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, Merrill Police Department, Merr

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Wausau's 'Spokeeasy' Pedal Pub open for business

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Their motto is, 'You don't exactly know what it is, but you know you want to try it," and that's exactly what many in the area are doing with the new 'Spokeeasy' Pedal Pub. The 'Spokeeasy' is an eco-friendly, pedal-powered trolley that is used to make pub crawls throughout th

WSAW - 2018-03-23 10:30:00

Wausau man sentenced to a year in jail in drug raid near schools

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A man accused in a raid where police seized 19 guns and a stash of drugs in a home near three Wausau schools reached a plea deal Thursday and was sentenced to a year in jail, according to online Marathon County court records. Shane Dalbec, 40, pleaded guilty to four drug felonies, in

WAOW - 2018-03-22 20:33:00

Hedron Life Source Together With Original Shark From Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington, Produce and Launch DRTV Campaign for Hedron Life Source EMF Shield

RHINELANDER, Wis., March 21, 2018 (Newswire.com) - In today's modern world, as technological devices get more and more commonplace, the risk of harmful radiation continues to increase. Although one can't see electromagnetic frequencies/radiation (EMF/EMR) these detrimental electric waves have been


State settles lawsuit from former youth prison inmate who was severely injured for $19M

A suicidal girl who called for help but was left hanging in her cell at the state's youth prison long enough to suffer permanent, severe brain damage will receive $18.9 million as part of a settlement with the state Department of Corrections. The settlement with former inmate Sydni Briggs was reach


Lincoln County Sheriff's reports

A 52-year-old Gleason woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a criminal traffic charge after deputies investigated a reckless driver. She was taken into custody for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and cited for reckless driving. Tomahawk Firefighters along with deputi


Marathon Co. Sheriff's deputies release new details about chase, standoff with Wausau Police

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW)-- The Marathon County Sheriff's Office is releasing new details about a high speed chase and standoff with Wausau Police that ended in a suicide. According to a news release, Wausau Police were looking into a number of allegations and concerns about the welfare of a 35-year-old W


WATCH: Community Releases Balloons to Remember Shooting Victims

WESTON, WI (WSAU) -- About a dozen people were on hand at Kennedy Park in Weston, the same park where a candlelight vigil was held for the shooting victims just days after the shooting, on Thursday to release balloons and hold moments of silence for the 4 victims of the March 22nd shootings in the W

WSAU.COM - 2018-03-23 02:07:00

Sheriff's Dept. asking for public's help locating Huber walkaway

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Marathon County Jail is asking for the public's help locating an inmate that did not return from Huber. Investigators said Jeffrey Bennett, 33, was to return to the jail Friday and has not. He's described as 5 foot 9 inches, 150 pounds and has a neck tattoo that reads, "Ma


Wausau Man Pleads Not Guilty and Large Marijuana Bust

Marijuana bust graphic (photo: Shutterstock) ANTIGO, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- A Wausau man has pled not guilty to accusations that he transported 133 pounds of marijuana after police found his car stranded near the Antigo airport. That's according to Langlade County court records. Pao Vang is facing a fel


Rhinelander man arrested for 4th offense OWI

RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 48-year-old Rhinelander man was arrested for his 4th OWI offense Saturday evening in Rhinelander. According to a press release from the Wisconsin State Patrol, it happened around 9:45 p.m. on Airport Road near Highway 8. Wisconsin State Patrol says Richard Whitford was


Langlade County looks to community for drug solution

ANTIGO, Wis. (WSAW)- The Langlade County Community is coming together Monday night to work on a solution for drug use. The District Attorney's office and the Sheriff's office are hosting an event called "Developing a Community Solution: Langlade County's Response to Illicit Drug Use" at Antigo Hig


Two Merrill elementary schools will close if $10M referendum fails, superintendent says

Subscribed, but don't have a login? MERRILL - The Merrill Area Public School District is asking voters to approve an additional $10 million in tax revenues over four years, helping to avoid staff layoffs and the closure of two elementary schools. The April 3 referendum will ask voters to allow the d


Bond set at $50K for Wausau man charged with child sexual assault

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Bond has been set at $50,000 cash for 31-year-old Wausau man charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child. Starr Beson is accused of inappropriately touching two young girls. Court records list the offense dates as occurring Feb. 1, 2017 to May 1, 2017. Be


RIGHT NOW: Police respond to active situation on Wausau's north east side

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- A portion of N. 8th Street on Wausau's north east side is close to traffic for an active police situation. Police responded to the area around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators said the incident is domestic in nature. An investigation began Tuesday. Detective Nathan Cihlar s