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Gov. Walker seeks extradition of double homicide suspect
Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday formally requested that an Oneida County teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather be returned to Wisconsin.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rhinelander woman draws 90-month federal sentence on gun crime
A 29-year-old Rhinelander woman was sentenced Monday to 90 months in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Appeal filed in lawsuit against O.C. supervisor
A libel lawsuit against a member of the Oneida County Board has been appealed, four months after a circuit court judge threw out the case. (Subscriber access)
Monday, March 23, 2015

Rhinelander police investigating complaints tied to Steve's Glass and Upholstery
The Rhinelander Police Department is currently investigating "several complaints" involving Steve's Glass and Upholstery, according to the department's Facebook page.
Friday, March 20, 2015

DA seeks to extradite murder suspect
The process of bringing a teenager back to Wisconsin to face prosecution for allegedly killing her mother and stepfather started in earnest this week. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Shannon Wolf's attorney files for change of venue in homicide case
Maggie Hogan, public defender for Shannon Wolf (pictured), who is charged with the 2003 death of Kenneth "Punky" Wells, has filed a motion for a change of venue in the case. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Police: Blog tied to Martinson, but authorship unconfirmed
New details were released Friday about the double homicide at a Piehl residence last weekend.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Man who sent explicit emails to teenage girl draws probation, conditional jail time
A Rhinelander man who admitted to sending explicit emails to a 17-year-old girl was sentenced last week to probation and 90 days in jail. (Subscriber access)
Friday, March 13, 2015

Couple arrested for OWI less than 2 hours apart
A Rhinelander couple were arrested for operating while intoxicated early Sunday morning, March 8, following a disturbance at an area establishment. (Subscriber access)
Friday, March 13, 2015

Maulson sentenced to prison in securities case
A former Lac du Flambeau man now living in Arizona drew a three-year prison sentence last week in Vilas County Circuit Court after violating the terms of a deferred judgment agreement. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Updated: Teen accused of killing parents held without bond
A teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather in the town of Piehl over the weekend will remain in an Indiana jail until at least early April.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Second suspect in 2003 homicide bound over for trial
A 40-year-old Rhinelander man accused of killing a man under the Davenport Street bridge in 2003 was bound over for trial Friday on a charge of first-degree intentional homicide (as party to the crime). (Subscriber access)
Monday, March 9, 2015

Former NLS teaching assistant draws prison time for having sex with former student
A 41-year-old former special education teaching assistant at North Lakeland School accused of having sex with a former student was sentenced Monday to three years in prison followed by three years extended supervision. (Subscriber access)
Friday, March 6, 2015

Rhinelander man gets 4 years for string of 2014 burglaries
A 35-year-old Rhinelander man accused of breaking into several local restaurants last March will spend the next four years in prison. (Subscriber access)
Friday, March 6, 2015

Female suspect in 2003 Rhinelander homicide waives preliminary hearing
A Tomahawk woman accused of participating in the 2003 death of a Rhinelander man has entered a not guilty plea to one count of first-degree intentional homicide (as party to the crime). (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Gas station robbery suspect enters guilty plea
A St. Paul, Minn. man accused of robbing the Krist gas station in Woodruff last November entered a guilty plea Tuesday in Oneida County Circuit Court. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

High court, high stakes: A look at the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court
In about a month, voters in Wisconsin will decide whether to re-elect Justice Ann Walsh Bradley to a third 10-year term on the state Supreme Court, or replace her with James Daley, a Rock County circuit judge.
Monday, March 2, 2015

Rhinelander man involved in police standoff faces new domestic abuse charges
A Rhinelander man who was involved in a six-hour armed standoff with police in June 2014 was in court Feb. 23 on two new charges. (Subscriber access)
Friday, February 27, 2015

Rhinelander woman avoids prison on embezzlement conviction
A Rhinelander woman who admitted to stealing $10,000 from her employer, a local bar, was spared prison time Tuesday after she accepted a plea agreement. (Subscriber access)
Friday, February 27, 2015

Minocqua man draws jail sentence for 4th OWI in five years
A 32-year-old Minocqua man was sentenced Feb. 17 to three years probation and eight months in jail after he accepted a plea agreement on a charge of operating while intoxicated, fourth offense in five years. (Subscriber access)
Friday, February 27, 2015

Tomahawk man charged with biting, slicing, choking woman
A 21-year-old Tomahawk man is facing felony and misdemeanor charges after he allegedly battered and choked a woman Feb. 21 and 22 in the town of Nokomis. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rhinelander man bound over for trial on domestic abuse charges
A 41-year-old Rhinelander man facing domestic abuse-related charges related to an alleged altercation Jan. 14 was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing in Oneida County Circuit Court Feb. 19. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Minocqua man charged with giving puppy pot brownie misses court appearance
An 18-year-old Minocqua man accused of allowing a 7-week old puppy to eat a marijuana-laced brownie failed to appear at a pretrial conference Tuesday afternoon, prompting Branch I Judge Patrick O'Melia to issue a warrant for his arrest. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nokomis man bound over for trial in sexual assault case
A 61-year-old Nokomis man charged in December with domestic abuse-related charges and third-degree sexual assault in two separate cases involving two different alleged victims has seen one of the cases advance through the preliminary hearing and arraignment stages. (Subscriber access)
Monday, February 23, 2015

Rhinelander man sentenced to jail for selling heroin
A 26-year-old Rhinelander man accused of selling heroin to an informant working with drug investigators has avoided a prison sentence by accepting a plea agreement.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Rhinelander man charged in string of 2014 burglaries accepts plea agreement
A 35-year-old Rhinelander man facing 18 criminal charges related to four 2014 burglaries accepted a plea agreement earlier this month and entered no contest pleas to eight of those charges. (Subscriber access)
Friday, February 20, 2015

Minocqua man accused of intimidating witness in meth case
A 24-year-old Minocqua man charged with helping to make methamphetamine following a raid by the Northcentral Drug Enforcement Group (NORDEG) Task Force on Jan. 14 is facing additional charges after posting what authorities claim is an intimidating message about one of his codefendants on social media.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Rhinelander man charged with incest has cash bond reduced
A 46-year-old Rhinelander man charged with one count of incest had his cash bond reduced at a hearing in Oneida County Circuit Court Feb. 5. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Men charged in Eagle River bar fight headed down different paths
Two men from Central America charged in connection with a bar fight in Eagle River have seen their cases take different routes since their initial court appearances. Both men are in the U.S. illegally, law enforcement officials have said. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Woman gets prison for failing to declare embezzled money
In the wrap-up of yet another embezzlement case in the Northwoods, a former Trig's employee has been sentenced to prison for filing a false income tax return after embezzling $1.1 million from the company, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last week. (Subscriber access)
Monday, February 16, 2015


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