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06 Jan News

House Fire in Lincoln County

A home in Lincoln County is a complete loss after a fire yesterday morning. Dispatch initially received a call for that fire at just after 8:35. The caller reported a chimney fire occurring at a residence on Burma Road in the town of Harding. Prior to the arrival of emergency personnel, the fire had spread ...

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06 Jan News

Merrill Man Bound Over for Trial on Drug Charges

A Merrill man was bound over for trial on drug charges yesterday. Thirty year old Randy Degner Jr. was arrested last month after a search warrant execution yielded methamphetamine and marijuana. He was charged with five felonies including possession with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug trafficking place. At yesterday’s hearing Degner waived his ...

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06 Jan News

Tomahawk Police Report-January 6

After several calls between two parties over the past several weeks, a Tomahawk man was arrested. He was accused of breaking a back window of an entrance door at the residence and blocking the stairwell. The 67 year old was brought to the Lincoln County Jail on a criminal trespass charge. On Saturday a vehicle ...

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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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