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February 17, 2018

Arbor Vitae man charged in connection with Valliere murder case
Jamie Taylor/river newsEvan T. Oungst is led from Vilas County Judge Neal A. Nielsen’s courtroom Monday morning after making his initial appearance on charges of harboring or aiding a felon and obstructing an officer in the death of Wayne M. Valliere Jr. of Lac du Flambeau.
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Evan T. Oungst is led from Vilas County Judge Neal A. Nielsen’s courtroom Monday morning after making his initial appearance on charges of harboring or aiding a felon and obstructing an officer in the death of Wayne M. Valliere Jr. of Lac du Flambeau.

A 27-year-old Arbor Vitae man was charged Monday in Vilas County Circuit Court in connection with the death of a 25-year-old Lac du Flambeau man whose body was found in rural Iron County on New Years Day.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Wife charged with plotting to kill husband
A 27-year-old Rhinelander woman was ordered held in the Oneida County jail on $15,000 cash bail Friday afternoon after assistant district attorney Mary Sowinski charged her with soliciting the first-degree intentional homicide (domestic abuse) of her husband.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Attorney: Mendez 'maintains his innocence' in 1982 bludgeoning murder of wife
An attorney for a 69-year-old Minocqua man accused of killing his wife back in 1982 said Thursday his client "maintains his innocence at this time" and wants a preliminary hearing within the statutory time limit of 10 days.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Ellen Tran status conference adjourned
A status conference in the case of a 29-year-old Newbold woman accused of causing the death of her 20-month-old stepson last April has been rescheduled for March after the defense requested more time to disclose expert witnesses.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 17, 2018

DCI issues statewide alert for Valliere murder suspect
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has sent out a statewide alert for a 19-year-old Arbor Vitae man who is accused of participating in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man in December.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Former MHLT employee avoids prison in embezzlement case
A former office employee at the Minocqua J1 School District charged with stealing over $11,000 from school deposits dating from 2012 until December 2015 was sentenced last Thursday to three years probation and 30 days in jail.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Teen who made terrorist threats at NPHS draws probation
An 18-year-old former Northland Pines High School student charged with making terrorist threats will serve 18 months probation.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 15, 2018

'Cold Justice' TV show played key role in Mendez investigation
A true crime television show played a major role in the arrest last week of a Minocqua man accused of killing his wife back in 1982.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Rhinelander man accused of starving dogs facing new charges in separate case
The case against a Rhinelander man accused of starving two dogs to death will continue.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Initial appearances set in Valliere murder case
Four of the five men charged with the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man will make their initial court appearances in Iron County Circuit Court next month.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 10, 2018

5 charged in Valliere murder case
Five men from northern Wisconsin have been charged in connection with the murder of a missing Lac du Flambeau man whose body was found in rural Iron County New Years Day.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Austin pleads not guilty in stabbing case
A 29-year-old St. Germain man pled not guilty Monday to a pair of charges stemming from an alleged stabbing incident outside a St. Germain tavern in the early morning hours of Jan. 21.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Two facing drug charges bound over for trial
Two of four people facing felony drug charges in connection with a Nov. 21 drug bust in Rhinelander have been bound over for trial.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

DOJ takes over Valliere homicide case
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Criminal Litigation Unit (CLU) will take over the prosecution of the individuals involved in the death of a 25-year-old Lac du Flambeau man whose body was found in rural Iron County on New Years Day, the Department of Justice has confirmed. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Rhinelander man charged in dog deaths
A Rhinelander man is facing felony animal mistreatment charges after two dogs in his care were found dead. (Subscriber Access)
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Minocqua man arrested on burglary charges
A Minocqua man is facing burglary and drug charges after a local resident reported equipment had been stolen from his storage unit. (Subscriber Access)
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Prosecutor in toddler death case: 'There's every red flag that should have gone off to prevent this from happening'
A common question asked in the wake of the death of a child is "Could this have been prevented?" (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Welsh trial postponed after defense asks for bullet testing
The jury trial of a 61-year-old Tripoli man accused of holding off several law enforcement agencies by allegedly threatening to blow up a residence in the town of Lynne back in April 2016 was postponed Thursday after the defense requested the state crime lab test the bullets involved. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Father bound over for trial in toddler death case; motion to dismiss denied
A former Rhinelander physician charged with child neglect in connection with the death of his 20-month-old son was bound over for trial Friday following a preliminary hearing in Oneida County Circuit Court. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Tanning salon owner charged with invading customer's privacy
The owner of a local tanning salon has been charged with invasion of privacy after a customer reported she caught him peering over a partition to view her while she was using a tanning bed. (Subscriber Access)
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Oneida County jury convicts man in shooting, attempted robbery case
It took just over three hours Wednesday for an Oneida County jury to find a 30-year-old Appleton man guilty on charges stemming from the Feb. 9, 2011 shooting and attempted robbery of Don Dal Ponte, the owner of Weasel's Exotic Entertainment club in Three Lakes. (Subscriber Access)
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Still no charges in homicide case
More than three weeks after the body of Wayne M. Valliere Jr. was found in rural Iron County, and more than two weeks after a Lac du Flambeau man was ordered held on $1 million cash in connection with his death, the community is still waiting for formal charges to be filed. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Manitowoc man charged with killing collared wolf in Harshaw
A Manitowoc man has been charged with killing a collared timber wolf in the town of Cassian Nov. 18. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Rhinelander man draws probation in child pornography case
A 37-year-old Rhinelander man will serve three years probation after having a possession of child pornography charge reduced to invasion of privacy as part of a plea agreement. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 25, 2018

St. Germain man charged in alleged knife assault
A 29-year-old St. Germain man is facing a felony substantial battery charge in connection with an alleged stabbing incident early Sunday morning outside a St. Germain tavern. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 25, 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


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