- Last month, voters in the Unified School District of Antigo rejected a referendum that would have consolidated the district's seven elementary schools. Now the district has to figure out what to do with the teachers, staff and students of one school that will close in June.
- Plus, until now Price County has never had any type of public transportation. Park Falls hasn't even had a taxi service in years. That all changed in April with a new bus.
We'll have the details on this story and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
EAGLE RIVER - Today's manufacturing industry relies on an increasing knowledge of science, technology, and mathematics. And thanks to a grant awarded to the Northland Pines School District, teachers will be able to provide their students with the latest technology that the manufacturing industry has to offer.
LINCOLN COUNTY - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office warns people to clean up your campsite before you leave or face a fine. That's after this past weekend, where people left a messy site at the Underdown camping area in Gleason.
The Forestry Department saw people left litter including a mattress at the site. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office say there's zero tolerance for littering.
MATTOON - Last month, voters in the Unified School District of Antigo rejected a referendum that would have consolidated the district's seven elementary schools. The referendum would have kept two rural schools -Mattoon and Crestwood -open.
But now, Mattoon Elementary School will close at the end of this school year. The school board voted 5-4 to close the school this June.
DEFOREST, WI - Authorities say a manhunt for a suspect in a fatal shooting in West Allis ended with a chase and shootout on a Wisconsin highway.
West Allis police say a 42-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday morning at an apartment complex. Several hours later, a drive-by shooting was reported on Interstate 90/94 near DeForest. That incident led to traffic closures.
DETROIT - A few hundred Detroit teachers are picketing outside the district headquarters, protesting the possibility that some will not receive paychecks during the summer months if Detroit Public Schools runs out of money.
The district's state-appointed transition manager Steven Rhodes says 45,628 of approximately 46,000 students were forced to miss classes Monday as 1,562 teachers called in sick. The mass sick-out has forced the district to close 94 of its 97 schools.
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