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August 22, 2019

Iliopoulos trial set for Sept. 4
Just one day into the new school year former Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) janitor Stavros Iliopoulos will stand trial on felony charges including first-degree child sexual assault, false imprisonment and child enticement. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 22, 2019

New judge assigned to Wolfe trial
Former longtime Marathon County Judge Gregory Grau has been assigned to oversee the first degree murder trial of a Lac du Flambeau man this November. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Rhinelander man facing child porn charges draws 21-month jail sentence in battery case
A 23-year-old Rhinelander man facing possession of child pornography charges was sentenced to nearly two years in jail Friday after his probation in a previous case was revoked. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

St. Germain man charged in connection with 2018 overdose death
A 59-year-old St. Germain man made his initial appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon on a charge of first-degree reckless homicide as well as an assortment of drug charges. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Teacher accused of drug possession requests jury trial
A 33-year-old School District of Rhinelander fourth grade teacher facing three drug-related charges has asked the judge hearing the case to set the matter for a jury trial. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

20-year-old Antigo man accused of sexually assaulting girl, 13
A 20-year-old Antigo man accused of having multiple sexual encounters with a 13-year-old Rhinelander girl earlier this summer is facing two Class C felonies. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Judge resolves discovery issues in Iliopoulos assault case
Now that alleged misunderstandings between the Oneida County district attorney's office and the defense attorney for a Tomahawk man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) student last November have been cleared up, only one more hearing stands between now and the Sept. 4 start of a two-day jury trial in the case. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Appellate attorney finds 'no merit' in Allen murder appeal
At the request of Richard Allen - who was convicted last year in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man - an appeals attorney has withdrawn from his case. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 10, 2019

No contest plea entered in Three Lakes vehicular homicide case
A 22-year-old Mount Prospect, Ill. man accused of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in connection with the death of his 23-year-old passenger in a June 2018 car crash in the town of Three Lakes has reached a plea agreement with the Oneida County district's attorney's office. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

$10,000 signature bond set in Baltus embezzlement case
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 28 in the case of a 61-year-old Minocqua woman accused of stealing almost $46,000 while serving as a director of the Ascension Sacred Heart-St. Mary's Hospital Foundations. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Cloud sentenced to prison in armed robbery case
The first of several men apprehended after an armed robbery in Lake Tomahawk in late 2017 has been sentenced for the crime in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Mendez sentenced to life in prison
The final chapter in one of the Northwoods' most enduring murder mysteries was written Tuesday afternoon when Judge Jill Falstad sentenced Robin "Bob" Mendez to life in prison for the "heinous" and "vicious" murder of his wife Barbara more than three decades ago. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Berrays' business theft case dismissed without prejudice
A proposed order to dismiss the Vilas County Circuit Court felony business theft charges against two Woodruff residents has been filed by the district attorney and approved by a judge. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Former strip club owner pleads not guilty to state, county violations
The owner of a now-shuttered Eagle River strip club, who is accused of filling liquor bottles with water - a state violation - and several felony drug charges in an unrelated case, has pled not guilty to all charges. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Battery case against zoning official still pending
Five months after he allegedly hit a snowplow driver with a baseball bat, Oneida County assistant planning and zoning director Peter Wegner's misdemeanor battery case is still pending in Lincoln County. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tran to serve 12 days for obstructing officer investigating son's death
A former Rhinelander physician is serving a 12-day jail sentence for withholding information from local police during the investigation into the death of his toddler son back in April 2017. (subscriber access)
Monday, July 15, 2019

Tran pleads guilty to obstruction in toddler death case
A former Rhinelander physician whose former wife was convicted last fall of causing the death of his toddler son entered a guilty plea Friday afternoon to one count of obstruction an officer, a misdemeanor, resolving the criminal case against him. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Rhinelander man convicted of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime
A 31-year-old Rhinelander man has been convicted of using a computer to set up a meeting with a person he believed to be 14 years old for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Big John facing additional felony charges; murder weapon-related burglary case still pending
One of the men awaiting court action in Oneida County concerning an alleged burglary which included the gun used to kill a Lac du Flambeau man in 2017 is facing more charges, this time in Vilas County. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Buza files notice of intent to pursue post-conviction relief
The Eagle River man convicted of holding a Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center provider hostage with a meat clever and hatchet will seek post-conviction relief. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Woman accused of theft in a business setting accepts plea agreement
A Boulder Junction woman charged with felony theft related to business expenses and being the trustee for her mother has been convicted of the crime in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

State Supreme Court upholds laws enacted in extraordinary session
On a 4-3 vote along ideological lines, the state Supreme Court last week reversed a lower court decision invalidating so-called lame duck laws enacted last December in an Extraordinary Session of the Legislature, a session that had been challenged as unconstitutional. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Spooner man accused of sexually assaulting teen at local water park
A 49-year-old Spooner man is facing a sexual assault charge in Oneida County Circuit Court after a teenage female reported he touched her genitals while the two were in the hot tub at The Waters of Minocqua water park. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 29, 2019

Metz requests bond modification for inpatient treatment in vehicular homicide case
A Vilas County Circuit Court judge has signed off on a temporary bond condition for a Rhinelander man accused of causing a head-on crash that killed a Manitowish Waters man last winter. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 29, 2019

Judge denies request for bond reduction in Iliopoulos case
A judge on Monday rejected a defense motion to reduce the $50,000 cash bond set in the case of a Tomahawk man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) student last November. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Man convicted of negligent homicide sentenced to one year incarceration
For what the presiding judge called an "unspeakable tragedy," a 21-year-old Hazelhurst man was issued an imposed prison sentence Monday afternoon in Vilas County Circuit Court following a conviction on a charge of negligent homicide. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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

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