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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.


Link suspected in poisonings of Wisconsin pets, wild animals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 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

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Neighbors want vacant home in Tomahawk demolished because of odors

TOMAHAWK, Wis (WSAW) -- City officials in Tomahawk are responding to a series of complaints about a vacant home that was overrun by cats for the last four years. Law enforcement says the owners of the property are working closely with them to resolve the issue.


Weakened Levee On Wisconsin River Causes Evacuation

Flood Warnings, Watches In Effect Along Waterways Across Wisconsin. Around 30 homes near Portage have been evacuated because of a weakened levee on the Wisconsin river. Ed Culhane, public information officer from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said DNR officials began monitoring the


Police: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department wrap up, week ending April 15

The following major incidents were reported to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department for the week ending April 15, 2019:. A 44-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Monday evening on multiple misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, battery, criminal damage to property, theft, and felony charges of


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.


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 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 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


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 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.


The Trouble With Waste: The State Of Recycling In Wisconsin

We throw our paper and aluminum cans in a bin, a crew picks up the materials, and we assume we’ve made a difference. But experts say there’s still confusion on what can be recycled.


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.


MPD: Pursuit ends with crash near 12th and Wisconsin Ave.

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police confirm a pursuit ended in a crash near 12th and Wisconsin early Monday, April 12. Officials say the pursuit was initiated by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) near Martin Luther King Dr. and Locust. Officials say deputies terminated the pursuit — and Milwauke


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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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.


"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:


Cardinals produce 18 hits, crush Brewers in series opener

ST. LOUIS — For the first time since 2015, the Milwaukee Brewers hit four home runs in a game and lost. Dexter Fowler hit his first home run this season and drove in four runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 13-5 victory in the opener of a three-game series Monday at Busch Stadium.


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.