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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 07/21/2017
- Tonight on Newswatch 12:


We take you live to Hayward for the Lumberjack world championship and talk with some of the competitors.

We talk with some very young actors that are part of the Campanile kids show in Minocqua.

And we show you the senior citizens version of Wimbledon right here in the Northwoods.

We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.




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 LOCAL NEWS

EAGLE RIVER - A woman went missing last night east of Eagle River, but searchers found her safe early Friday morning.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Department got the report of the missing woman just before 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

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MARATHON COUNTY - Every year, people travel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. to pay their respects. But for some, the trip to the wall isn't possible.

That's why Wausau Homes in Rothschild brought the American Veterans Traveling Tribute to Marathon County.

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MOSINEE - If an army marches on its stomach, Captain Steve Layden and his group of soldiers should be able to do its job while very well-fed... eventually.

"Nope, commanders always eat last," Layden said with a smile Thursday afternoon.

Layden and members of his Army National Guard 173rd Engineer Battalion from Rhinelander were treated to a cookout, helping them fuel up for another week's worth of hard work.

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PELICAN LAKE - Oneida County Sheriff's deputies took a man into custody just before 10 p.m. Thursday night, ending a search near Pelican Lake which lasted hours.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department identified the man as 51-year-old Richard Hitchcock of Waukesha.

"We received a call of a potentially suicidal male who was armed with several firearms. There were some shots fired at one point," said Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman. "At one point, a van was set on fire."

Deputies responded to the area just north of Pelican Lake after a 911 call at 6:36 p.m. The caller reported hearing three shots and seeing the van on fire in the woods.


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 REGIONAL NEWS

MILWAUKEE - A judge says a Wisconsin county is likely violating the U.S. Constitution with its requirement that game developers obtain permits for augmented-reality apps like Pokemon Go to be played in parks.

U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller said in a ruling Thursday that Milwaukee County can't enforce the ordinance for now. The ruling came at the request of Irvine, California-based game developer Candy Lab Inc., which is suing to overturn the rule.

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MADISON - State Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) believes state government doesn't do enough to protect private property rights of people in Wisconsin.

On Thursday in Madison, he rolled out a set of bills he's calling the "Homeowners' Bill of Rights."

Tiffany is teaming up with State Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) on the bills. They say courts have gone too far in regulating what people can do on their property.

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ARCADIA - Parts of Wisconsin remain underwater or in cleanup mode after flooding.

That now, that includes western Wisconsin.


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MADISON - Wisconsin Department of Justice officials say they arrested dozens of people this spring as part of a national push to capture child sex predators.

The agency announced Wednesday that it arrested about 60 people as part of Operation Broken Heart in April and May.

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