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November 22, 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

Probable cause found in case involving sex offender
A convicted sex offender currently residing in Minocqua who allegedly failed to keep up his state-ordered registry status has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Man accused of failing to tell police he's a registered sex offender
A man who recently moved to the Vilas County area has been charged with failing to update his address on the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry. (subscriber access)
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Theft case against former gas station manager stalled
A 41-year-old Pelican Lake man charged in August 2018 with one count of theft in a business setting (over $10,000) in connection with his employment as a gas station manager remains stalled as he tries to raise money to hire a new attorney. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Rhinelander man sentenced for 9th OWI
A Rhinelander man was sentenced late last month after pleading no contest to a charge of 9th operating while intoxicated (OWI) in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Fralick waives prelim, enters not guilty plea in elderly battery case
A Lac du Flambeau man accused of leading local authorities on a high speed chase earlier this fall was in Vilas County Circuit Court Monday for a preliminary hearing.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Baltus to serve 100 days for stealing almost $46K from hospital foundations
The former director of the Ascension St. Mary's Hospital Foundation in Rhinelander and Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation in Tomahawk will serve 100 days in jail for stealing almost $46,000 from her employer. (subscriber access)
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Charges filed against sex offender arrested at local school
A registered sex offender living in Minocqua has been accused of failing to keep up with state regulations covering sex offenders, possessing inappropriate photos of female children and being near a middle school in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Prison expected for Wolfe after 11th hour plea deal in LdF murder
A Lac du Flambeau man will likely spend the next couple of decades in prison after pleading no contest last week to homicide charges in connection with the murder of Wayne Valliere, Jr., in December 2017. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

State drops reckless homicide charge against Noble
Bradley F. Noble, 59, of St. Germain, is no longer facing a reckless homicide charge alleging he provided the drugs that led to the overdose death of Wesley F. Hoeft in February of 2018. (subscriber access)
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Verdict in drug possession case hinged on prescriptions
When Oneida County Circuit Court Judge Patrick O'Melia announced his verdict Tuesday afternoon following Anthony J. Klein's two-day bench trial on drug charges he took care to explain the statutory definitions as to who can issue a prescription and what is considered a legal prescription. (subscriber access)
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Preliminary examination in overdose death case set for Oct. 31
A preliminary hearing to determine if there is probable cause for the case against a 59-year-old St. Germain man accused of providing the drugs that led to an overdose death to move forward has been scheduled for Oct. 31. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Bench trial set for December in murder weapon-related burglary case
A Lac du Flambeau man housed in the Oneida County Jail on charges related to a burglary to a residence in Lake Tomahawk which included a gun later used to murder a man is also facing charges involving alleged battery to another inmate. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Lac du Flambeau man receives DPA in sexual misconduct case
A 52-year-old Lac du Flambeau man charged in Lincoln County Circuit Court back in August 2017 with three felonies involving alleged sexual misconduct recently reached a deferred prosecution agreement with prosecutors. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Eagle River man charged with OWI, failure to stop for police
A 33-year-old Eagle River man is facing a number of charges including a fourth offense OWI, several misdemeanors and a host of traffic citations after he allegedly failed to stop for an Oneida County sheriff's deputy Oct. 20. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

20 years after wife's death, Plude asks for sentence modification
Twenty years ago this week, in the early morning hours of Oct. 22, 1999, 28-year-old Genell Johnson Plude was found unresponsive on the floor of the bathroom in her Land O'Lakes home. (subscriber access)
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Menasha man enters not guilty pleas in Pioneer Park crash
A 28-year-old Menasha man accused of crashing his vehicle at Rhinelander's Pioneer Park Sept. 21 after fleeing police waived his right to a preliminary hearing during a brief appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court Oct. 14. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Case against man accused of assaulting elderly patients unresolved
An 18-year-old Arbor Vitae man accused of sexually assaulting patients at a Minocqua residential facility where he was working as a nursing assistant will be back in court Dec. 10 to learn if he will stand trial. (subscriber access)
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Buza contests $3.5 million restitution order in false imprisonment case
The 71-year-old man convicted of holding a Minocqua Marshfield Clinic staff member hostage and threatening her life back in June 2018 is now contesting the restitution he's been ordered to pay, according to Oneida County Circuit Court records. (subscriber access)
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Mother involved in OWI accident with children accused of bond violation
A woman arrested in the spring following a one-car rollover that injured her children has violated her bond, according to documents filed in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lac du Flambeau man appears in court in elderly battery case
After being located out of state and extradited back to Wisconsin, a Lac du Flambeau man is being held in the Vilas County Jail, on a $50,000 cash bond, while he awaits the appointment of a public defender to represent him on multiple elderly battery charges. (subscriber access)
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Prelim set in fatal hit-and-run case; bond modified to allow defendant to enter restaurants
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 30 in the case of a 53-year-old Sugar Camp man accused of striking a motorcyclist on State Highway 17 Aug. 28 and leaving the scene. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Rhinelander man receives DEJ in child sexual assault case
An 18-year-old Rhinelander man charged with attempting to have intercourse with a child under the age of 13 accepted a plea agreement Oct. 7 and received a delayed entry of judgment on the charge. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, October 15, 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

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