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Not guilty plea entered in toddler death case
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Ellen Tran, center, enters the Branch I courtroom Wednesday with her legal team for her arraignment.
Jamie Taylor/river news

Ellen Tran, center, enters the Branch I courtroom Wednesday with her legal team for her arraignment.
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

Rhinelander man accused of stealing firearm during burglary
A 21-year-old Rhinleander man is facing a felony charge and three misdemeanors as a result of a burglary he is accused of committing in Rhinelander earlier this month. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Former PCCU employee draws jail, probation for stealing funds
A 24-year-old Rhinelander woman was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and two years probation after pleading no contest to using her position with the Minocqua branch of Park City Credit Union to steal over $12,000 between October 2016 and Jan. 2, 2017. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Appleton man accused of assaulting child in Oneida County
A 55-year-old Appleton man has been charged with sexually assaulting a child in Oneida County back in 2012 or 2013. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tran prelim: Pathologist details child's injuries
Additional information regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of a 20-month-old boy last April emerged Friday morning when his stepmother appeared in Oneida County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing on a charge of second-degree reckless homicide. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

O'Melia: Tran case will move forward
The case against a 28-year-old Rhinelander woman charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the death of her 20-month-old stepson April 15 will move forward. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tran files motion for bond modification seeking to ease travel restriction
A 28-year-old Rhinelander woman who is accused of causing the death of her 20-month-old stepson filed a motion Monday to modify the conditions of her bond to allow her to leave the state to visit her family. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Vilas man sentenced to four years in prison in connection with Highway 70 burglary spree
One of two Lac du Flambeau men charged in connection with a string of burglaries to residences along State Highway 70 between Minocqua and Lac du Flambeau between Christmas 2015 and early February 2016 was sentenced June 15 to four years in prison and five years extended supervision. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 22, 2017

LdF man gets 18 years in prison for multiple child sexual assaults
A 33-year-old Lac du Flambeau man will spend just under 18 years in prison after he was sentenced Friday morning in Vilas County Circuit Court for sexually assaulting eight children ranging from 4 to 12 years old. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Charges filed after man allegedly drives recklessly through construction zone
A 38-year-old Rhinelander man is facing his 8th OWI offense, among other charges, after he allegedly recklessly drove his vehicle through the downtown construction zone just after midnight on June 14. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Five facing felony charges after alleged beating at party
A disagreement at a party Monday evening led to a Wausau man suffering numerous facial fractures after five people allegedly kicked him repeatedly and then transported him in the trunk of a car to Sugar Camp and then the town of Crescent before releasing him. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Minocqua man facing domestic abuse-related charges after allegedly forcing a woman into a car
A 32-year-old Minocqua man is facing misdemeanor charges with the domestic abuse enhancer following a June 6 incident in which he allegedly tried to force a woman into a car to accompany him to Arkansas. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rhinelander couple charged with running unregistered raffle
A Rhinelander couple is facing felony charges of theft in a business setting (>$2,500-$5,000) after allegedly selling tickets for a raffle of a used motorcycle but never holding the drawing or refunding the money after being told by police they couldn't hold a raffle without a license from the state. (subscriber access)
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Rhinelander man charged in death of dog
A 29-year-old Rhinelander man is being held in the Oneida County Jail on $2,500 cash after allegedly causing the death of a dog May 28 in the town of Crescent. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Vilas County man sentenced to 12 years for distributing child porn
The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin announced Wednesday that Benjamin McHugh, 36, of St. Germain, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. This prison term is to be followed by a lifetime period of supervised release.

According to the U.S. Attorney's press release, McHugh pleaded guilty to this offense on March 9, 2017. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Judge denies motion to dismiss Tran case
The case against a 28-year-old Rhinelander woman charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the death of her 20-month-old stepson April 15 will move forward after an Oneida County judge on Thursday denied a defense motion to dismiss the complaint. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 27, 2017

IM21, OCHS drop civil claims in dog case
What was originally scheduled to be a day-long hearing on a civil claim brought by the operator of It Matters To One (IM21) animal rescue for the return of dogs seized by state and county officials Feb. 6 lasted under five minutes Thursday as both sides agreed to drop their civil claims. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Zoning committee faces more questions about Howard Young involvement in Marshfield Clinic CUP
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee has been clear about one thing as controversy has swirled over Marshfield Clinic's application for a conditional use permit (CUP) to build a 12-bed, $30 million hospital in Minocqua - it won't be rushed. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Rhinelander man draws jail, lengthy probation in molestation case
A 65-year-old Rhinelander man who molested two girls in the Rhinelander Walmart on Aug. 23, 2016 will spend the next 10 years on probation and must register as a sex offender for 15 years following a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Assistant corporation counsel files motion in IM21 civil case
The assistant corporation counsel representing Oneida County in a civil suit filed by the It Matters to One animal rescue organization seeking the return of 39 canines seized from its facility in February as part of an animal mistreatment investigation has filed a motion seeking to compel the operator of the rescue to turn over a copy of her agreement with Oneida County prosecutors, if one exists. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Eagle River man gets probation in armed standoff case
A 49-year-old Eagle River man who fired a handgun at law enforcement officers during an armed standoff in Eagle River Aug. 24, 2016 was sentenced to probation Wednesday in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Amended complaint details injuries in child death case
Oneida County district attorney Michael Schiek filed additional paperwork Tuesday afternoon, supplementing a complaint filed April 17 charging a 28-year-old Rhinelander woman with second-degree reckless homicide in the death of her toddler stepson. (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Eagle River teen accused of terrorist threats against NPHS
An 18-year-old Northland Pines High School student is facing two felony and three misdemeanor charges in Vilas County Circuit Court after another student allegedly overheard him talking to other students about wanting to "shoot up the school on the last day." (subscriber access)
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Elcho man allegedly punches elderly mother
A 48-year-old Elcho man was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday after he allegedly punched his 71-year-old mother in the face following an argument over a cellphone. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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