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September 19, 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


Wolfe prosecutors ask for Ludwig hearing in murder case
Prosecutors seeking to convict the last of the five men accused in the killing of a Lac du Flambeau just before Christmas 2017 are seeking a reconsideration of a hearing which would allow more time for a plea agreement. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Vilas County sheriff, department of corrections, and U.S. marshals conduct sex offender compliance check
The U.S. Marshals, along with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program and the Vilas County Sheriff's Office, recently conducted a residence verification operation for registered sex offenders, according to a Vilas County press release. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Former janitor convicted in school sexual assault case
An Oneida County jury on Thursday convicted a 66-year-old Tomahawk man of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child in a Rhinelander elementary school closet last November. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 6, 2019

Jury convicts Iliopoulos on all charges
An Oneida County jury on Thursday convicted a 66-year-old Tomahawk man of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child in a Rhinelander elementary school closet last November.

The jury of five men and seven women deliberated for less than 90 minutes Thursday afternoon before finding Stavros George Iliopoulos guilty on all counts - child enticement, false imprisonment and first-degree child sexual assault.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

DA: Liebscher waited 11 hours after fatal crash to contact authorities
A 14-page criminal complaint filed Friday in Oneida County Circuit Court offers a first look at the state's case against Jeffrey M. Liebscher, a 53-year-old Sugar Camp man accused of striking a motorcyclist on State Highway 17 Aug. 28 and leaving the scene. (subscriber access)
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Baltus enters not guilty plea in embezzlement case
The former executive director of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC), charged with stealing almost $46,000 while serving as director of the Ascension Sacred Heart-St. Mary's Hospital Foundations, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Motion to dismiss homicide charge filed in overdose death case
A trio of motions filed by the defense attorney for a 59-year-old St. Germain man accused of providing the drugs that led to a 2018 overdose death resulted in the rescheduling of a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 26. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Sayner woman charged with stealing $25K from Minocqua business
A 48-year-old Sayner woman has been charged with theft in a business setting for allegedly stealing $25,260 from the Trig's South gas station in Minocqua over the course of one year. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 24, 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)
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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

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


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