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August 19, 2022

BREAKING: Anderson pleads guilty in Miller homicide case
Christopher Terrell Anderson entered a guilty plea late Friday afternoon to one count of first-degree intentional homicide in the June 30, 2021 killing of his former girlfriend, Hannah Miller.

Anderson, 31, was set to stand trial starting Monday. Sentencing is now set for 1 p.m. Aug. 23.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Bulletin: Governor appoints Mary Roth Burns to the Oneida County Circuit Court
History was made Friday morning when Gov. Tony Evers announced his appointment of local attorney Mary Roth Burns to the Oneida County Circuit Court.

Burns, a veteran of the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office and a Rhinelander resident, will be the first female judge in the history of Oneida County.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Tran files brief arguing for dismissal of child neglect finding
The father of a 20-month-old boy from Virginia who died following a visit to Newbold in 2017 has filed a brief outlining the reasons he believes an Oneida County circuit court judge should vacate a finding of "substantiated child neglect" made against him by the Oneida County Department of Social Services and affirmed by an administrative law judge.
Friday, July 8, 2022

Supreme Court: Prehn can keep his NRB seat
On a 4-3 vote, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled last week that a member of the state's Natural Resources Board whose term expired more than a year ago can keep serving until the state Senate approves a replacement.

Fred Prehn was appointed to the board in 2015 by then Gov. Scott Walker; his term ended May 1, 2021. Gov. Tony Evers tapped Sandra Naas to replace him, but the Republican-controlled state Senate has declined to schedule a hearing and confirmation vote, and Prehn has refused to resign, arguing that a 1964 state Supreme Court ruling allows him to stay on the board until the Senate confirms a successor.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Bond modified for man accused of threatening county employee
A 50-year-old Lake Tomahawk man accused of making "terrorist threats" toward an employee of the Department of Social Services had his bond modified following a preliminary hearing Monday morning in Oneida County Circuit Court.
Friday, July 8, 2022

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

Rhinelander man charged with sexually assaulting teen
A 30-year-old Rhinelander man has been charged with second-degree sexual assault and sexual intercourse with a child. (subscriber access)
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Two Rhinelander residents arrested for drugs, child neglect
The North Central Drug Enforcement Group Task Force (NORDEG) and the Oneida County sheriff's office arrested two Rhinelander residents Sept. 22 on drug and child neglect charges. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Chagnon enters not guilty pleas; bond reduced
A 24-year-old Rhinelander man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl he was supervising as part of his job at a local business says he's not guilty. (subscriber access)
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Lee Lech makes initial appearance in Dane County sexual assault case
Former Oneida County sheriff's deputy Lee Lech made his initial appearance in Dane County Circuit Court Thursday to answer to a sexual assault charge. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Rhinelander man, 24, charged with sexually assaulting teenage coworker
A 24-year-old Rhinelander man has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl he was supervising as part of his job at a local business. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Minocqua woman accused of assaulting corrections officer faces new charges
A 24-year-old Minocqua woman accused of injuring a corrections officer at the Oneida County Jail in June was charged Sept. 20 with two more crimes in two separate cases. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 28, 2017

More details emerge in toddler death case
The criminal complaint charging the father of a 20-month-old boy who died in April after allegedly suffering injuries while in the care of his stepmother alleges the child might be alive today if Dr. Trung T. Tran had not left him with Ellen Tran. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sex offender to be released in Rhinelander
A sex offender from Rhinelander convicted of possession of child pornography will be released back into the community Sept. 26, the Rhinelander Police Department announced Friday.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Father charged in toddler death case
A Newbold man whose wife is facing a first-degree reckless homicide charge in connection with the death of his 20-month-old son has been charged with intentionally neglecting a child and physical abuse/failure to prevent bodily harm to a child.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bloom explains Martinson decision
Oneida County circuit judge Michael Bloom had an opportunity Wednesday to revisit the decision he made last summer to sentence a 19-year-old former Rhinelander woman to 23 years in prison for killing her mother and stepfather March 7, 2015. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Rhinelander man facing pot, weapons charges following shooting incident in Pelican
A 66-year-old Rhinelander man is facing a felony drug charge and three misdemeanors after he allegedly shot the rear tire of his neighbor's vehicle Tuesday afternoon. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Judge denies Martinson's motion for reduced sentence
The Oneida County circuit court judge who sentenced a 19-year-old former Rhinelander woman to 23 years in prison for killing her mother and stepfather March 7, 2015 in their town of Piehl home has denied a defense motion for a reduced sentence. (subscriber access)
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Arbor Vitae man charged with 11th OWI
A 68-year-old Arbor Vitae man free on a $15,000 cash bond in connection with a pending OWI #10 charge in Oneida County was charged in Vilas County Aug. 16 with an 11th drunk driving charge.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Details of Eagle River shooting emerge
Details of a Sunday evening shooting at an Eagle River residence that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old Conover man emerged Tuesday afternoon when the 19-year-old suspect had a bail hearing in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Athens man sentenced to jail in child enticement case
A 36-year-old Athens man who was arrested in October 2016 following an operation conducted by the Oneida County sheriff's office targeting online sexual predators was sentenced Aug. 16 to nine months jail. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Not guilty plea entered in toddler death case
A 28-year-old Rhinelander woman accused of killing her 20-month-old stepson stood mute Wednesday after Oneida County District Attorney Michael Schiek filed an information charging her with one count of first-degree reckless homicide. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Minocqua man has forgery charges dismissed
A 56-year-old Minocqua man who was charged with two felonies in November 2016 after it was alleged he forged several personal checks belonging to his business partner totaling over $10,000 saw the charges dropped in February. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Waukesha man charged with possessing firearm while intoxicated
A 51-year-old Waukesha man is facing a misdemeanor charge of possession of a firearm while intoxicated following a July 20 incident in the town of Schoepke to which the Oneida County Sheriff's Department Special Response Team was dispatched. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Martinson wants sentence reduced
The 19-year-old former Rhinelander woman who killed her mother and stepfather March 7, 2015 in their town of Piehl home has filed a motion seeking a reduction in sentence. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Former Tomahawk man sentenced for sexually assaulting babysitter
A 54-year-old Rhinelander man has been sentenced to one year in jail, 15 years probation and lifetime registration as a sex offender after he was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child under 16 in Lincoln County Circuit Court June 25. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Former Rhinelander woman gets probation, DEJ in drug theft case
A 29-year-old former Rhinelander woman who took prescription painkillers from a terminally ill cancer patient was sentenced Tuesday to two years probation. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rhinelander man charged with injuring two in June OWI crash
A 38-year-old Rhinelander man charged with two counts of operating while intoxicated causing injury (2nd and subsequent offense) in connection with a car crash in the town of Piehl June 16 saw his case take a major step toward trial Monday in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Freedom resident accused of injuring man in downtown Minocqua
A 45-year-old Freedom man has been charged with a felony in connection with an incident in downtown Minocqua July 1 that put a man in a medically induced coma for a time. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 27, 2017

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