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03 May News

Merrill Arson Suspect Appears in Court

A Merrill man accused of an arson in Merrill last fall appeared in court yesterday. David Ostrowski made his initial appearance in Lincoln County Court via video conference. The 22 year old is facing 6 felonies including: arson, 1st degree recklessly endangering safety and burglary. The alleged incident occurred last October at a 1st Street ...

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03 May News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers conducted a search warrant execution at a West Prospect Avenue home. As a result a 36 year old male was taken into custody on possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges. An officer was called to the school for an alleged cell phone theft. The suspected teen initially denied, but later admitted to taking ...

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02 May News

Tomahawk Police Execute Search Warrant

Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins announced on Monday that on Friday, April 29, the Tomahawk Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence at 115 W. Prospect Avenue in the City of Tomahawk.  The warrant was related to controlled substances violations occurring within the City of Tomahawk. As a result, a 36 year old ...

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02 May News

Man Injured in Vilas County Motorcycle Crash

One person was injured in a motorcycle accident in Vilas County over the weekend. The sheriff’s office says that crash happened yesterday around noon on Rangeline Road just east of Eagle River. Officials say that the motorcyclist attempted to pass a truck on the left as the truck began to make a left turn. The ...

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02 May News

Tomahawk Man Facing Sexual Assault of Minor Charges

A Tomahawk man is facing charges following an investigation into sexual contact with a minor. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the man was taken into custody last week after a report from the Department of Social Services. The man allegedly had sexual contact with a victim under the age of 13. To protect the ...

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02 May News

Several Grass Fires Reported in Lincoln County

Despite the rainfall last week, the area remains at risk of fire. Yesterday morning several grass fires were reported here in Lincoln County. Those fires occurred along Highway 51 between 11:30 and noon. Both the Merrill and Tomahawk Fire Departments responded, aided by the DNR to extinguish the fires before they could spread. Of the ...

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02 May News

Wausau Police Officer Shoots, Kills Knife-Wielding Suspect

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wausau police officer has shot and killed a man who authorities say was wielding a knife. The shooting happened Saturday night as police responded to a domestic incident at an apartment building in Wausau. Wausau Police Patrol Capt. Matt Barnes told reporters Sunday that police found probable cause to arrest ...

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02 May News

Prom Shooting Victim Released from Hospital

A bit of good news out of last weekend’s prom night shooting in Antigo as one of the students is out of the hospital. Collin Cooper was released from Aspirus Wausau Hospital Friday and is back home recovering with his family. The 18 year old was shot as he left the prom with his date. ...

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02 May News

Merrill History Hunt Deemed a Success

Some history sleuths cracked a mock case while learning a bit of history in southern Lincoln County. It was all part of the 2016 History Hunt put on by the Merrill Historical Society. Organizers say that 98 people on 23 teams participated in Saturday’s event. The amateur detectives scanned the Merrill and Gleason area for ...

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02 May News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

A 23 year old Antigo man was injured after a one vehicle rollover last Monday in the Town of Pine River. A 911 caller reported the single vehicle crash on State Rd 64 near Cain Creek Rd. The driver refused medical transport and was treated on the scene. Several individuals were arrested on warrant charges ...

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