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24 Jun News

Plea Reached in Fatal Bicycle Accident in Minocqua

A plea deal was reached for the driver in a fatal, early morning vehicle/bicycle accident in Minocqua last fall. Last October a 55 year old man was riding his bicycle on Highway 51 at 3am when the accident happened. The bicyclist died at the scene. Following the preliminary investigation, the commercial driver, 28 year old ...

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24 Jun News

Plea Reached in Merrill Drug Case

At a court hearing last week, a Merrill man facing drug charges reached a plea deal. Eighteen year old James Tudor, along with 41 year old Tabatha Roberts, were arrested back in February after Merrill police executed a search warrant at a Merrill home. Investigators say they seized more than a pound of marijuana, approximately ...

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24 Jun News

Lincoln County Sex Offender Registry Address Compliance Checks

During a sweeping sex offender compliance check in Lincoln County, more than 98% of offenders were found to be compliant. The Lincoln 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 the Sheriff’s Office says they checked 55 ...

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23 Jun News

Storms Knock Out Power, 1 Injured

Storms brought high winds to Northern Wisconsin yesterday leaving thousands without power and sending at least one person to the hospital. The first storm cell passed across the area in the 11am hour with wind speeds up to 40 miles per hour. With that wind came downed trees and power poles. During peak outage times ...

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23 Jun News

Teen Drowning Victim Identified

Officials have released additional information about a teen drowning in Merrill over the weekend. That incident happened Sunday afternoon in the Wisconsin River near Ott’s Park. The victim has now been identified as 13 year old Damon Johnson of Mosinee. Officials say that the boy had been swimming with his mother and two friends in ...

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23 Jun News

Sheriff’s Office Cautions Residents about Fireworks

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, officials are reminding residents to practice firework safety. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says that fireworks that explode or leave the ground are illegal in the state of Wisconsin. Some residents are able to secure permits from their townships allowing them to shoot off fireworks. Those ...

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23 Jun News

Nicolet College Sets 15-16 Budget

The Nicolet College portion of next year’s taxes will be down slightly after their board approved the upcoming budget. Last week the Board of Trustees set the budget at just over $35.8 million. That’s around a half percent decrease when compared to last year’s budget. While there are many variables that affect the final number, ...

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23 Jun News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers were called to a complaint that occurred during a child exchange. After speaking with the parties involved, the officer determined the incident was verbal only and the situation was calmed with no further action. An officer located a 45 year old male who was intoxicated, a violation of a no drink order. The man’s ...

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22 Jun News

Teen Drowns in Merrill

Officials have confirmed that a teenage boy has drown while swimming in the Wisconsin River in Merrill yesterday afternoon. Rescue crews were called to Ott’s Park in Merrill at around 3:30. The initial report was that several people were swimming in the river when the 13 year old boy disappeared under the water and did ...

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22 Jun News

Teen Injured in Roll-over Near Tomahawk

A Wausau teen was hospitalized following a crash near Tomahawk over the weekend. Officials were contacted about a vehicle that left the roadway on Highway 51 near County S south of Tomahawk Saturday afternoon in the 1:00 hour. The 16 year old driver was able to get out of the vehicle, but did suffer injuries. ...

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