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26 Apr News

Mother of Accused Prom Shooter: Son no Monster

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — The mother of a man accused of shooting two people outside a Wisconsin prom says her son “wasn’t a monster.” Lorrie Wagner talked to The Associated Press briefly outside her home in Antigo on Monday. Police say her son, 18-year-old Jakob Wagner, shot and wounded two people with a rifle Saturday ...

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26 Apr News

DNR: Keep Wildlife Wild

Spring is often a fantastic time to get outdoors and observe wildlife, however one group is reminding lookers to do so from afar. The message comes from a multi-agency group, Keep Wildlife Wild. The group includes the DNR where biologist Dianne Robinson says, “We need to resist our well-intentioned temptation to interact with a young ...

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26 Apr News

Nicolet College Hosting Business, IT Job Fair

Potential business and information technology employees will get an opportunity to meet with potential employers and learn more about education and training. Nicolet College is hosting a job fair this afternoon focused on careers in business and information technology. Career Coach Erika Warning says, “This will be a great opportunity for anyone looking to start ...

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26 Apr News

Merrill Man Reaches Plea, Sentenced on Drug Charges

A Merrill man was sentenced to two months in jail on drug charges. Nineteen year old Thomas Kasper was back in Lincoln County Court yesterday for a plea and sentencing hearing. Kasper was was arrested back in December on charges including possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. As part of a plea deal, that ...

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26 Apr News

Tomahawk Police Report

A 17 year old was observed using a cell phone, a violation of his bond. It was also learned he was communicating with a female with whom he had a no contact order. He was taken into custody for bail jumping. An officer responded to a 2 vehicle accident. A 17 year old Rhinelander woman ...

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25 Apr News

Classes Resume at Antigo High School Following Prom Night Shooting

Students will return to halls of Antigo High School, less than 36 hours after a prom night shooting left a former classmate, the alleged shooter, dead. The Antigo Police Department says that individual arrived at the High School at approximately 11pm Saturday and began shooting outside as festivities were winding down. Two prom-goers, a male ...

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25 Apr News

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in Lincoln County

Two people were injured in a weekend crash in Lincoln County. The Sheriff’s Office says that accident happened Saturday at just past noon in the Town of Pine River. Deputies say that a driver pulled onto State Road 64 from Highway 51 and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. One of the drivers, a 38 ...

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25 Apr News

Woman Recognized for Lake Level Monitoring in Vilas County

A Manitowish Waters woman has been recognized for efforts in spearheading a lake level measurement program in Vilas County. The award was part of the state’s Citizen Based Monitoring Network, comprised of more than 150 organizations including the DNR. They recognized 5 volunteers for their work in collecting information to help manage and conserve the ...

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25 Apr News

Fifth Candidate Declares for 7th District House Race

Its becoming a crowded field for the 7th district house of representatives race as another candidate declared over the weekend. At an event held in Hudson, Robert Burke entered the race. Burke is running as a Libertarian candidate. Among the emphases in his announcement were ending wars, including the ‘war on drugs’ and repairing the ...

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25 Apr News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report Summary-April 25

Sheriff Jaeger is warning residents of an old scam that is becoming more popular again, the computer ransom scam. The scammer directs a computer user to go to a website via either telephone or email. This gives the scammer access to the computer and the ability to view passwords or freeze the computer entirely. The ...

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