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January 21, 2018

Rhinelander man charged with second-degree sexual assault, battery
A Rhinelander man is facing a second-degree sexual assault charge, a battery charge and several counts of bail jumping after a woman reported that he beat her until she complied with his demands for sex. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Tran seeks dismissal of second felony count in toddler death case
Attorneys for a former Rhinelander physician charged with child neglect in connection with the death of his 20-month-old son have filed a supplemental brief arguing the felony count should be dismissed. (Subscriber Access)
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Investigation into death of LdF man continues
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is still actively investigating the death of a 25-year-old Lac du Flambeau man whose body was found New Year's Day in rural Iron County. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Rhinelander man accused of yanking steering wheel away from driver at 60 mph
A Rhinelander man has been charged with domestic abuse and endangering safety after he allegedly yanked the steering wheel away from the driver of a vehicle traveling at 60 mph, causing the vehicle to spin out. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Eagle River man bound over for trial in shooting death
A 19-year-old Eagle River man accused in the shooting death of a Conover man Sept. 3 has entered not guilty pleas to all charges. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Rhinelander man accepts plea deal in death of dog
Just two days before his scheduled two-day jury trial, a 29-year-old Rhinelander pled no contest Monday to causing the death of a dog May 28, 2016 in the town of Crescent. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Man held on $1 million bond in Valliere death
A 27-year-old man is being held in the Iron County jail on a million dollar cash bond in connection with the death of a Lac du Flambeau man reported missing in late December, the River News has learned. (Subscriber Access)
Monday, January 8, 2018

Martinson files appeal challenging sentence
A 19-year-old former Rhinelander woman who killed her parents in March 2015 has taken her fight for a new sentencing hearing to the District III Court of Appeals in Wausau. (subscriber access)
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Law enforcement officials, addiction specialists battle the rise of meth in northern Wisconsin
Northcentral Drug Enforcement Group (NORDEG) officers made over a dozen methamphetamine-related arrests in Oneida County from Nov. 1 to Dec. 5, according to a review of court records. (subscriber access)
Saturday, December 30, 2017

February trial date set in Welsh standoff case
The 61-year-old Tripoli man accused of holding several law enforcement agencies at bay by threatening to blow up a residence in the town of Lynne, and shooting at his wife, back in April 2016 is scheduled to go on trial in February. (subscriber access)
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Two charged with committing burglaries in Nokomis, Cassian
Two individuals are facing felony charges related to alleged burglaries in Nokomis and Cassian in October. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Trial date set for man accused of killing infant son
A 21-year-old Tomahawk man accused of first-degree intentional homicide and physical abuse of a child (recklessly cause great bodily harm) in the death of his 9-day-old son is scheduled to go on trial in November 2018. (subscriber access)
Saturday, December 16, 2017

LdF man charged with sex crimes against children
A 50-year-old Lac du Flambeau man has been bound over for trial in Lincoln County on three class C felonies involving alleged sexual contact with two juvenile females who are known to him. Each count carries a maximum sentence of up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 fines. (subscriber access)
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Rhinelander man charged with possession of child pornography
A Rhinelander man has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Danial G. Smith, 44, was charged Dec. 6 with two counts of possession of child pornography, a Class D felony. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Man charged with repeated sexual abuse of teen
A Three Lakes man has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a juvenile member of his household and the child's mother is facing charges for failing to protect the juvenile from abuse. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Former Woodruff doctor has felony convictions vacated
A Northwoods physician who pled guilty in January 2016 to three felonies related to illegally obtaining prescription drugs had his felony convictions modified to misdemeanors Wednesday in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Post-conviction motion denied in murder scene break-in case
A 40-year-old Kaukauna man convicted in August 2016 of illegally taking property from the town of Piehl home where a Rhinelander teenager killed her parents in 2015 was in court Nov. 29 seeking a new trial. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Lake Tomahawk man charged with sexual assault of a child
A Lake Tomahawk man has been charged with sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age, a Class C felony. (subscriber access)
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Standoff suspect's preliminary hearing postponed
A 21-year-old Rhinelander man accused of engaging in a prolonged standoff with law enforcement Nov. 16 in the town of Crescent had his preliminary hearing postponed Thursday after his lawyer announced he may have a possible conflict of interest in the case and may have to step down. (subscriber access)
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Judge dismisses one count against doctor in toddler death case
An Oneida County judge has dismissed one of two felony counts filed against former Rhinelander physician Dr. Trung T. Tran in connection with the April 15 death of his 20-month-old son Avery J. Edwards. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Eagle River man accused of breaking into vehicles, damaging property
An Eagle River man is facing nine counts of theft and three counts of criminal damage to property after he allegedly broke into several vehicles Nov. 13 and 14 and stole property inside them. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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

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