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October 13, 2019

Trial date set for man accused of June 2018 sexual assault
A jury trial for a 22-year-old Rhinelander man charged with five felony counts related to an alleged physical and sexual assault of an elderly town of Pelican woman in June 2018 has been scheduled for early next year. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Driver to serve three years for killing friend in drunk driving crash
In the early morning hours of June 10, 2018, Eric C. Labahn of Mount Prospect, Ill. left a Three Lakes area tavern and got behind the wheel for the short drive back to his family's cabin on Allyn Road. (subscriber access)
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Spooner man accused of sexually assaulting teen at local water park stands mute at arraignment
Daniel Scribner, 49, of Spooner stood mute in Oneida County Circuit Court Monday when asked to enter a plea to a single count of second degree sexual assault of a child. (subscriber access)
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Man sentenced in Vilas County vehicular homicide case
A former local man paralyzed as a result of the one-car crash that killed his girlfriend will serve probation after being convicted Monday afternoon in Vilas County Circuit Court of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. (subscriber access)
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Wolfe rejects plea deal in Iron County homicide
The final defendant accused of having a hand in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man in December 2017 will have his case heard by a 14-person jury trial in November. (subscriber access)
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Iliopoulos sentencing hearing set for Nov. 22
The 66-year-old Tomahawk man convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child in a closet at Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) last November will learn his sentence November 22. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Donato charged with fourth degree sexual assault after incident in store
A 67-year-old Rhinelander man who was convicted of molesting two girls in the Rhinelander Walmart store on Aug. 23, 2016 is facing new charges involving inappropriate contact with a young female clerk in a local store. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 28, 2019

More charges filed against St. Germain man accused in drug case
A St. Germain man alleged to have been maintaining a drug trafficking house has been jailed in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond on additional felony charges of manufacturing/delivering narcotics while out on bond in the first matter. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Motorist who crashed into Pioneer Park charged with two felonies
A 28-year-old Menasha man accused of crashing his vehicle at Rhinelander's Pioneer Park Saturday evening after fleeing police has been charged with two felonies and issued more than 20 traffic citations. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Restitution set in negligent homicide case
A 21-year-old Hazelhurst man convicted of negligent homicide with a firearm will pay more than $10,000 in restitution to his victim's family. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Authorities looking for LdF man allegedly involved in domestic violence incident
Authorities in Oneida and Vilas counties have been on the lookout since Saturday for a 40-year-old man who was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute which was followed by a high-speed chase. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Rhinelander man charged with food card, ID theft
A Rhinelander man has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on allegations he stole several identities and a food card. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Drug possession trial postponed
The trial of a 33-year-old School District of Rhinelander elementary school teacher charged with a drug-related felony has been rescheduled to the end of October due to the unavailability of a crime lab analyst who will be called to testify. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 21, 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

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

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)

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 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

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