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April 19, 2018

Lech sexual assault trial delayed
The trial of a former Oneida County sheriff's deputy charged with sexual assaulting a colleague during a trip to the Madison area in 2011 has been rescheduled to August. (subscriber access_
Saturday, March 31, 2018


Welsh draws probation in 2016 standoff case
A 62-year-old Tripoli man involved in an armed standoff with several law enforcement agencies nearly two years ago will not return to prison following a sentencing hearing Wednesday morning in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Tripoli man enters plea in 2016 standoff case
A 62-year-old Tripoli man accused of holding off several law enforcement agencies by threatening to blow up a residence in the town of Lynne accepted a plea agreement Friday resolving two felony and two misdemeanor charges filed in April 2016. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Preliminary hearings set in Valliere Jr. murder case
The five men being held in connection with the murder of Wayne Valliere, Jr. of Lac du Flambeau are scheduled to have preliminary hearings May 23 in Iron County Circuit Court.(subscriber access)
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Child sex offender wins release to Oneida County
A 63-year-old man who was convicted of child sexual assault in connection with a 1993 incident at Hodag Beach was granted supervised release March 14 after demonstrating he has made significant progress despite having agreed with the state that he meets the criteria to be deemed a sexually violent person.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Trial date set in toddler death case
A 29-year-old Newbold woman accused of causing the death of her 20-month-old stepson last April is scheduled to go on trial in October.(subscriber access)
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Oungst's motion to sever on hold in Valliere case
Iron County Circuit Court Judge Patrick Madden on Monday put on hold a motion made by one of five suspects being held in connection with the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man to sever his case from the other four defendants.(subscriber access)
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Arbor Vitae man convicted for second OWI
A 46-year-old Arbor Vitae man was found guilty following a two-day jury trial in late February of a second offense of OWI but the jury deadlocked on two felony charges of OWI causing injury.(subscriber access)
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wolfe has $1M bond set in Valliere murder case
A fifth man being held in connection with the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man made his initial appearance Monday in Iron County Circuit Court.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Weston man to be sentenced for third time in child sexual assault case
A 75-year-old former Weston man who has served two years in state prison took another step earlier this month toward learning when he will face a second resentencing, following a status conference in Oneida County Circuit Court.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

State responds to Martinson appeal
The State of Wisconsin filed a brief opposing the motion filed by a 19-year-old former Rhinelander woman with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in December 2017 challenging the severity of the sentence an Oneida County judge handed down to her in June 2016 for a double homicide to which she had pled guilty.(subscriber access)
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Emotions run high in hearing for men charged in Valliere murder case
As members of the family of Wayne Valliere Jr. watched, four of the five men accused of his murder made their initial appearances before Iron County Circuit Court Judge Patrick Madden on Monday.(subscriber access)
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Rhinelander man sentenced to probation for death of dog
If a 29-year-old Rhinelander man can successfully serve a two-year probation sentence, he will be spared 18 months in prison and two years of extended supervision for causing the death of a dog in May 2016 in the town of Crescent, he learned March 2.(subscriber access)
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bail set at $1M for 4 Valliere murder suspects
Four of the five men accused in connection with the death of Wayne Valliere, Jr. made their initial appearances before Iron County Circuit Judge Patrick Madden on Monday.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Former employee accused of stealing money, merchandise from adult store
A former employee of Darlings Gifts has been charged with stealing merchandise and money from the adult store.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Vilas County sheriff holds press conference in Lussier matter
Vilas County sheriff Joe Fath conducted a press conference Friday at the courthouse in Eagle River provide an update on what is now known in certain circles as "the Lussier incident."

James Lussier, 19, Arbor Vitae, didn't turn himself in to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office on Feb. 9.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Lussiers held on $1M cash in Valliere homicide case
Two of the five men charged with the murder of Wayne M. Valliere, Jr. of Lac du Flambeau on Dec. 22, 2017 have been ordered held in lieu of $1 million cash.(subscriber access)
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Man accused of exposing himself in waterpark bathroom
An Arbor Vitae man has been charged with lewd and lascivious behavior after a woman reported that he exposed himself in the women's bathroom at a local indoor waterpark.(subscriber access)
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sheriff's captain details evidence, state's theory in cold case murder
After 36 years, the Barbara Mendez murder mystery has finally made its way to an Oneida County courtroom as her husband, Robin "Bob" Mendez, now 69, stands accused of attacking her from behind at her place of employment, the former Park City Credit Union in Minocqua, the evening of April 28,1982.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Minocqua man accepts plea deal, avoids trial in child sexual assault case
A 26-year-old Minocqua man facing two counts of first-degree child sexual assault (sexual contact with a person under age 13) accepted a plea deal Feb. 20, the day before the start of a scheduled three-day jury trial on the charges.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Man involved in shooting incident avoids jail
A Rhinelander man who shot the tire of a neighbor's car in September will avoid jail if he abides by the terms of a deferred entry of judgment agreement finalized earlier this month.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

LUHS threat investigation concluded
The investigation into a Feb. 15 incident involving threatening messages written in black Sharpie marker on the walls of two stalls in a Lakeland Union High women's bathroom has concluded.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Lussiers held on $1 million cash in Valliere homicide case
Two of the five men charged with the murder of Wayne M. Valliere, Jr. of Lac du Flambeau on Dec. 22, 2017 have been ordered held in lieu of $1 million cash.
Monday, February 26, 2018

Attempted murder-for-hire case moves forward
A 27-year-old Rhinelander woman was bound over for trial Friday afternoon after a police detective detailed the department's investigation into her alleged attempt to hire someone to kill her husband.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 24, 2018

DA files new charge against father in toddler death case
Oneida County district attorney Mike Schiek has filed a new charge against Dr. Trung T. Tran in connection with the death of his toddler son Avery J. Edwards last April.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Mendez bound over for trial in wife's 1982 slaying
A 69-year-old Minocqua man accused of bludgeoning his wife to death back in 1982 has been bound over for trial on a first-degree murder charge.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Minocqua man accepts plea deal, avoids trial in child sexual assault case
A 26-year-old Minocqua man facing two counts of first-degree child sexual assault (sexual contact with a person under age 13) accepted a plea deal Tuesday morning, the day before the start of a scheduled three-day jury trial on the charges.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Rhinelander woman accused of taking over $28K from Rhinelander GM
A Rhinelander woman has been charged with stealing at least $28,796.86 from her place of employment Rhinelander GM.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Last suspect in Valliere homicide apprehended
Oshkosh police have nabbed an Arbor Vitae man wanted in connection with a Northwoods murder case.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Judge sets deadlines in toddler death case
The case against a 29-year-old Rhinelander woman accused of first-degree reckless homicide in the death of her 20-month-old stepson last April has not yet reached the trial stage but deadlines were set Tuesday for attorneys on both sides to disclose experts. (subscriber access)
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Eagle River man charged with homicide in September shooting
An Eagle River man accused of killing a 20-year-old Conover man after firing a gun he thought was unloaded has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a weapon (restricted controlled substance) and homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon.
Thursday, October 19, 2017


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