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29 Aug News

Tomahawk Police Report-August 29

A Tomahawk teen was given a disorderly conduct warning after an officer observed him showing an obscene gesture from his vehicle. An East Wisconsin Avenue resident reported a window had been shattered on his vehicle. Officers were contacting Public Works to see if a stone may have been thrown from a lawnmower. Two siblings, ages ...

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28 Aug News

Tomahawk Public Library Closing for September Renovations

The Tomahawk Public Library will be getting a facelift next month, and the library will remain closed during this work. Projects getting underway next week include interior painting and new carpet installation. Three different contractors will be working on the various projects. During the work, the library here in Tomahawk will be unavailable for use. ...

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28 Aug News

UPDATE: Fatal Vehicle Crash Tuesday in Lincoln County

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information on a fatal vehicle accident that occurred early this week. Officials say a passerby found a vehicle off the roadway on County Road G in the Town of Pine River at just after 6am Tuesday morning. The vehicle left the roadway while traveling eastbound and struck ...

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28 Aug News

Lincoln County Crimestoppers Seeks Information on Vehicle Theft

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a vehicle that was stolen and abandoned at some point this month. The vehicle was taken from a warehouse at N2215 County Road K in the township of Merrill. The warehouse stored several old vehicles. Investigators say the suspects removed a 1979 Lincoln Special Edition. The ...

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28 Aug News

Oneida County Man Reaches Settlement on Road Rage Incident

An Oneida County man whose actions caused a northwoods elementary school to enter lockdown earlier this year has reached a plea settlement. Michael Schettino appeared in Oneida County Court yesterday. The 34 year old was arrested back in May 16 after a road rage incident lead to an MHLT parking lot. During the incident, the ...

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27 Aug News

Merrill Woman Sentenced in Murder for Hire Case

A Merrill woman convicted of trying to hire someone to shoot her boyfriend has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison. 33 year old Jessica Strom appeared in Marathon County Court yesterday for her sentencing. She agreed to a plea deal the reduced her initial charge of conspiracy to commit first degree ...

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27 Aug News

Oneida County Man who Caused MHLT Lockdown to Appear in Court

An Oneida County man whose accused actions caused a northwoods elementary school to enter lockdown earlier this year has a court appearance today. Michael Schettino was arrested May 16 after a road rage incident lead to an MHLT parking lot. During the incident, the school remained on lockdown as a precaution. The 34 year old ...

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27 Aug News

Invasive Red Lily Leaf Beetle Appears in Marathon County

A bright red beetle whose young could impact native lilies has shown up in Marathon County.  It’s the first time the Red Lily Leaf Beetle has been found in Wisconsin or in any state farther west than Ohio. Officials say poses an economic threat to horticulturists and an environmental threat to native lilies. The State ...

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26 Aug News

Merrill Fire Department to Conduct Confined Space Rescue

The Merrill Fire Department is teaming with Wisconsin Public Service to do some unique training this week. Public Service had planned to do some routine maintenance work on one of their hydroelectric generators this week. The Merrill Fire Department will use that opportunity to conduct “confined space rescue” training.  The training exercise will consist of ...

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26 Aug News

Hearing on Expiremental DNR “Pan Fish Plan”

Northwoods residents will have a chance to weigh in on experimental changes to improve the population and size of panfish on more than 100 Wisconsin lakes. The proposed rules of the “panfish plan” follow three years of angler surveys, focus groups, public meetings and spring hearings hosted by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. If enacted, the ...

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