Lincoln County Sheriff Welcomes New Deputy
Published on 02/21/2017 under News Lincoln County Sheriff Jeff Jaeger has welcomed a new deputy to his agency. Corey Brehmer was appointed to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office in late 2016 and recently completed the agency's field training program and has been assigned to the patrol division. Deputy Brehmer is a graduate of Mosinee High School, who then attended North Central Technical College. He graduated with an Associate's Degree in Police Science. Due to Deputy Brehmner's high academics he was selected to be a part of the Certification Track which allows the student to complete both the degree program and recruit school training at the same time. Sheriff Jaeger noted, "I am proud to have Corey as part of our team. From his high school career, to the football field, and through his studies at NTC he has proven to be a leader. We look forward to Corey serving the residents of Lincoln County for many years to come."
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Update: Three Arrested in Tomahawk Drug Bust Appear in Court
Published on 02/21/2017 under News Three of five individuals arrested on drug charges over the weekend in Tomahawk appeared in Lincoln County Court yesterday. The arrests were the result of a Tomahawk Police investigation and warrant execution at a Prospect Avenue home on Friday. Thirty six year old Michael Dimmick, 19 year old Drew Wampole, and 22 year old Jesse Renn made initial appearances in court yesterday. All three men are facing possession of THC and drug paraphernalia charges. Wampole and Dimmick are facing an additional charge of maintaining a drug trafficking place. Signature bonds were set at between $1,500 and $2,500. Future court dates were set for next month. 19 year olds Chandelle Wilke and Kara Bushor were also arrested as part of the investigation and are awaiting court appearances.
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Tomahawk Police Report
Published on 02/21/2017 under News Dispatch reported a call with no one on the line. Officers followed up, finding that a dispute occurred which allegedly lead to physical altercation. As a result a 22 year old woman was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. Tomahawk officers assisted Merrill Police in recovering Merrill School Property from a Tomahawk Resident. Officers assisted after a Tomahawk teen accidentally stabbed himself in the leg. He was treated at an area hospital. Officers responded to a single vehicle accident on West Wisconsin Avenue Friday afternoon. The driver struck and knocked over a light pole. He said the late afternoon sun caused him to cut the turn short.
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Taylor County Woman Pleads in Fatal Texting and Driving Crash
Published on 02/21/2017 under News AP -(WAUSAU) A Taylor County woman has pleaded no contest in a crash that killed a bicyclist in 2015. Fifty-five-year-old Lorie Ann Miller of Rib Lake was found guilty of homicide by negligent driving after entering her plea Monday. Miller was accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist while texting and driving near Marshfield. As part of the plea agreement, Miller likely will serve nine months in jail and nine years on probation. Sentencing is set for May 16. USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports Marathon County Assistant District Attorney Kyle Mayo said during the plea hearing that the family of the victim, 52-year-old Donna David of Marshfield, does not agree with the plea deal. David taught chemistry at Northcentral Technical College and was a researcher with the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation.
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No Local Races on Lincoln County Spring Primary Ballot
Published on 02/21/2017 under News The election season returns to Wisconsin today,quiet a bit quieter than the recent November ballot. Today is the spring primary across the state. It's usually home to non-partisan races such as school board, city council, county board and town boards. But at least locally, there's not much happening on today's ballot. Across Lincoln County there is just a single race. That is for state school superintendent. Incumbent Tony Evers is running against challengers Lowell Holtz and John Humphries. The top two vote-getters will move onto the April ballot. As for the other races, there weren't enough candidates to require a primary, meaning any competitive races will be settled in April.
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