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03 Jul News

Woman Accused of Shooting BF in Leg, Appears in Court

A woman accused of shooting her boyfriend in the leg early yesterday morning appeared in Lincoln County Court yesterday afternoon. 59 year old Deborah Engel is facing two charges, 1st degree reckless injury and aggravated battery. The charges are the result of a domestic disturbance at a Town of Merrill home. It was actually Engel ...

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03 Jul News

Oneida County Sex Offender Compliance Checks

During a sweeping sex offender compliance check in Oneida County, law enforcement officials found just one violation. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office teamed with the US Marshal Service and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Offender Registry Program. Last month they performed residence verifications. In all, officials say they checked 69 registered offenders in the county, ...

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03 Jul News

Tiffany Comments on Committee Passage of Budget

As we’ll hear throughout the day, the Joint Finance Committee passed the two year budget overnight. Northwoods Senator Tom Tiffany serves on that committee, he voted alongside his fellow Republicans to pass move the budget out of committee in a partisan vote. Following the vote Sen. Tiffany released several statements. He says that he had ...

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03 Jul News

WEC Energy Group Completes Acquisition of Wisconsin Public Service Parent Company

Wisconsin Energy Cooperation’s acquisition of Wisconsin Public Service was completed earlier this week, but customers likely won’t see much of a change. That initial deal between WE energies and Integrys, the parent company of WPS was first announced last June. The acquisition of cash stock and debt total more than $9 billion. The deal also ...

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03 Jul News

Powwow Days Events

There’s no shortage of activities for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, some of which get underway today. There is an Arts and Crafts show starting at 9am at SARA Park. tonight is a British Invasion of sorts as the Britins , a Beatles tribute band will headline ‘Party in the Park.’ Those activities begin ...

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03 Jul News

Area Reservoir Levels

After remaining full for several months, some water is now being let out of area reservoirs. According to the WVIC data, four of the five reservoirs were within inches of being full throughout much of May and June. Since June 23, nearly 2 feet of water has been let out of the Willow which is ...

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03 Jul News

Tomahawk Police Report

Tomahawk Police Report A resident reported that their dog got loose last week and a neighbor would not return it. Once the officer spoke with the party they agreed to turn the dog over to the officer who returned it to the owner without further incident. Officers responded to threats involving two Tomahawk boys which ...

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02 Jul News

Man Shot in Leg During Domestic Disturbance

A man is being treated after an early morning shooting incident in Lincoln County. A 911 call was made at just after 1am reporting a domestic disturbance in progress at a residence in the town of Merrill. The Sheriff’s office says that during the incident a 51 year old man was shot in the leg ...

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02 Jul News

Additional Information on Early Morning Fire in Town of Bradley

We’ve learned additional information on a fire early yesterday morning north of Tomahawk. Firefighters were called to a home on Daoust Road at around 4am, crews arrived to find the fire fully involved. When the fire began there were two residents sleeping in the home. One was awoken by the alarm and they were able ...

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02 Jul News

Think Safety When Using Fireworks on the Fourth

To many, the 4th of July and fireworks go hand in hand, but safety groups are encouraging people to remember the dangers of fireworks. Last year, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, eight Wisconsin residents were hospitalized and 71 visited emergency rooms due to fireworks-related injuries. Children under the age of 15 made ...

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