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January 25, 2020

Noble enters not guilty pleas to drug charges at arraignment
Jamie Taylor/river newsBradley Noble is pictured at his preliminary hearing Oct. 31.
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Bradley Noble is pictured at his preliminary hearing Oct. 31.
A 59-year-old St. Germain man who once faced a negligent homicide charge, along with a number of drug charges, entered not guilty pleas at his arraignment Nov. 18. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Lawyers spar over motion to dismiss walking quorum case
Oneida County Circuit Judge Michael Bloom will issue a written ruling on or before Jan. 31 on a motion filed by the mayor of the city of Rhinelander and four of its alderpersons seeking dismissal of an open meetings lawsuit brought by Northwoods River News and Lakeland Times general manager Heather Holmes. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Wolfe sentenced to 28 years in prison for 'cowardly, heinous' murder
For what he described as a "heinous, cowardly, gangster murder," a judge handed down a 28-year prison sentence Wednesday to one of several men convicted of participating in the execution-style murder of a Lac du Flambeau man in December 2017. (sSubscriber access)
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Another defendant sentenced in St. Germain drug house raid
A woman charged following a drug bust last summer in St. Germain has been sentenced in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Sayner woman draws jail time in embezzlement case
A 49-year-old Sayner woman who admitted to stealing $25,000 from the Trig's South Gas Station in Minocqua over the course of a year received a withheld sentence, three years of probation and four months in jail, after pleading no contest Tuesday morning to a reduced charge. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Lawmakers, realtors launch effort to preserve riparian rights
Conservative lawmakers in the state Legislature and a group spearheaded by the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) have launched an effort to preserve what they say is an endangered right of pier placement on the state's flowages, after a Supreme Court ruling denied such rights to property owners in 2018. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Merrill man draws year in jail, probation on ICAC charges
A 40-year-old Merrill man was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and 10 years probation after accepting a plea deal in connection with two internet crimes against children (ICAC) charges stemming from his traveling to Rhinelander for what he believed would be a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old girl. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rhinelander man changes plea in sexual assault case
A 22-year-old Rhinelander man facing five felony counts and two misdemeanors related to the alleged physical and sexual assault of an elderly town of Pelican woman in her home in June 2018 entered no contest pleas Tuesday afternoon to two amended charges. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 16, 2020

CNN settles defamation lawsuit with Kentucky high school student
CNN has settled a lawsuit with a Kentucky high school student who had sued the cable giant for defamation, alleging that CNN engaged in a "vicious attack" on the student which falsely accused him and his Covington, Kentucky, classmates 􏰄􏰄of instigating a threatening confrontation with Native Americans who were in the middle of prayer following an Indigenous Peoples March at the National Mall a year ago. (subscriber
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Kummer indicted on child pornography charges
Already facing state charges, a registered sex offender from Minocqua must now answer a federal indictment for new crimes. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Oungst 'haunted by the ramifications' of Valliere murder
Evan Oungst of Arbor Vitae is scheduled to sentenced this month for his involvement in the December 2017 execution-style beating and killing of Wayne Valliere Jr., 25, Lac du Flambeau. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Drug case against St. Germain man progresses
A 59-year-old St. Germain man facing four drug-related felony charges had a pre-trial conference Tuesday at which time attorneys on both sides of the case told Oneida County Circuit Judge Patrick O'Melia that they have yet to reach a plea agreement. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Wausau woman enters not guilty pleas in case involving fatal UTV crash
A 49-year-old Wausau woman accused of causing the death of a 49-year-old Athens man in a 2018 UTV accident waived her right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Oneida County Circuit Court and entered not guilty pleas. (subscriber access)
Saturday, January 11, 2020

Oneida County, two officers sued in connection with 2017 incident at Sanns Street residence
Oneida County, the town of Minocqua, and two local law enforcement officers have been sued by the estate of a Rhinelander man who died in April 2017, 11 days after a large-scale police operation took place at his residence. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Schofield man facing theft in business setting charge
A 45-year-old Schofield man made his initial court appearance Monday on a charge of theft in a business setting of between $5,000 and $10,000. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 9, 2020

One bail jumping charge dropped in alleged OWI rollover case
One count of bail jumping has been dismissed in the case of a St. Germain woman accused of injuring three children while by driving intoxicated last spring. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Plaintiff opposes motion to dismiss LdF racketeering case
The attorneys representing a Pennsylvania man who brought a federal lawsuit against Lac du Flambeau Tribal lenders have filed a response to the defendants' motion to have the alleged interest rate scam case dismissed. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Not guilty pleas entered in elder abuse case
A Rhinelander man facing felony domestic abuse charges involving an elderly person entered not guilty pleas to all counts during a recent appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)
Saturday, December 28, 2019

Attorney files motion to dismiss misdemeanor case tied to hit-and-run
An attorney for the 54-year-old brother of the Sugar Camp man accused in the hit-and-run death of a 23-year-old St. Germain motorcyclist Aug. 28 recently filed a motion to dismiss the misdemeanor charge alleging that Brian Liebscher misled investigators looking for his brother. (subscriber access)
Saturday, December 28, 2019

Local woman in the process of being extradited to Colorado to face bail jumping charge tied to arson case
A woman with an extensive Rhinelander residence history is set to be sent back to Colorado - her most recent address - on a felony extradition charge for violating her probation in connection with a 2018 felony arson conviction in that state. (subscriber access)
Saturday, December 28, 2019

Minocqua man sentenced to prison in child sex assault case
A Minocqua man will spend more than 20 years in Wisconsin State Prison after being convicted Thursday, Dec. 12 in Oneida County Circuit Court of first degree sexual assault of a child. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Liebscher's attorney files motion to dismiss misdemeanor
The 54-year-old brother of the man accused in the hit and run death of a 23-year-old St. Germain motorcyclist Aug. 28 made a court appearance last week in his obstructing an officer case. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Lawyers spar over walking quorum lawsuit
Attorneys for Lakeland Times general manager Heather Holmes and for the Rhinelander mayor, city council, and four council members have exchanged salvos over Holmes's lawsuit alleging a walking quorum violation of the state's open meetings law by the defendants, with the defendants seeking dismissal and Holmes's attorneys vigorously opposing the motion. (subscriber access)
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Rhinelander man charged with felony elder abuse
A criminal complaint has been filed in Oneida County Circuit Court accusing a Rhinelander man of domestic abuse of an elderly person. (subscriber access)
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lakeland area man on trial in toddler assault case
An Oneida County jury heard evidence this week in the case of a Lakeland area man accused of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old child back in 2013. (subscriber access)
Thursday, December 5, 2019

New charge filed against convicted sex offender
A man accused of failing to uphold the requirements of his status as a convicted sex offender has entered a not guilty plea to the charge. He is also facing new charges alleging contempt of court. (subscriber access)
Thursday, December 5, 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

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


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