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05 Jan News

Deep Freeze Across the Northwoods

Frigid temperatures are gripping the entire Midwest, with some of the coldest areas right here in the northwoods. Early this morning temperatures in the area reached well into the 20 degree below zero range with windchills dipping into the 40′s below zero. Early forecasts show temperatures continuing through the early portions of the week. As ...

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05 Jan News

Two Hospitalized in Snowmobile Accident South of Tomahawk

Two individuals were hospitalized in a snowmobile accident south of Tomahawk late Saturday night. The pair were riding a single sled in the ditch line along County Road S near Clover Lane. The 46 year old male driver reached an area that became too steep and he, along with his 49 year old passenger, were ...

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05 Jan News

Two Former Oneida County Judges to be Honored this Afternoon

Two former judges from the area will be honored at a special event this afternoon. The Oneida County Circuit court will host that ceremony later today at the courthouse. They’ll be unveiling portraits of Robert Kinney and Mark Mangerson in the 3rd floor courtroom. Kinney sat on the Oneida County bench for more than 30 ...

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05 Jan News

Vehicle Fire Near Tomahawk

A vehicle was destroyed in a fire near Tomahawk on Friday. Fire crews were called to a home in the town of King at just before 11pm. When emergency crews arrived they found the front of the pick-up truck parked in the driveway and fully involved. While the truck was a complete loss, an attached ...

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05 Jan News

Merrill Teen Facing Charges after Restaurant Burglary

A Merrill teen was arrested and is now facing charges following a burglary investigation in Lincoln County. Sheriff’s deputies were called to a Town of Scott restaurant last Monday. The owner reported his business was entered with cash stolen from the register. The investigating deputy reviewed the video surveillance system which showed an employee taking ...

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05 Jan News

Lincoln County Sheriff Report-January 5

A New Year’s eve party will result in numerous underage drinking citations. Deputies initially located a large number of vehicles parked on South End Road. While investigating he located 46 individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 from Merrill and other areas of the state. The underage drinkers were all provided with sober ride ...

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05 Jan News

Woman Found Dead Outside Presque Isle Business

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a weekend death in the town of Presque Isle. Officials were first called about the 61 year old Oshkosh woman on Friday morning. The body was located, nude, outside of the Townhouse store in Presque Isle. The woman was identified as 61 year old Corrine Gerster. An ...

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02 Jan News

Man Arrested for Hitting Marathon County Canine Officer

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a California man after they say he struck a police k-9 during an investigation. Authorities were initially called to a domestic incident in Rib Mountain on New Years Eve. The 29 year old from Palm Springs was accused of assaulting a woman and breaking a car windshield. Deputies say ...

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02 Jan News

House Fire in Town of Nokomis

A New Years Eve fire left a home in the Town of Nokomis destroyed. Crews were initially called to the Buckhorn Lane home after a passerby spotted the fire on Wednesday evening at just before 8pm. No one was home at the time of the fire, no injuries were reported. Crews from the Nokomis Fire ...

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02 Jan News

Portions of Lincoln County Snowmobile Trail System Set to Open Saturday

Tomahawk area snowmobilers are getting the news they have been waiting for. Starting tomorrow at 8:00am most trails in zones 1 and 3 will be opening up. These are trails lying north of Highway 86 and Corridor 17, in addition to those east of Highway 51. Zone 2 will remain closed, as will winter ATV ...

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