RHINELANDER - A well known sex offender in this area will get out of prison again. Albert Chagnon, 35, is set to be released into Oneida County on Tuesday.
Chagnon was convicted of child pornography possession in 2003.
He was released in 2014, but soon ended up under arrest again for using newspaper clippings of girls' pictures to make a booklet. That booklet had more than 270 photos in it, many from the Lakeland Times.
Chagnon appealed his right to keep those pictures and a panel of judges allowed it. However, he was still convicted of violating sex offender laws in 2015.
Chagnon will be on supervised release until 2023. He must register with the state sex offender program through 2025.
PHILLIPS - A good apple pie makes any Thanksgiving dinner better. So when people from the Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home decided they wanted to give back to the community, making apple pies seemed like a great way to do that. With the help of students from Phillips High School, they peeled, sliced, and sugared their way to a team effort.
You can check out thousands of books from the Rhinelander District Library, but you do need to return them. Now, the library hopes you stop by to take and keep one of the most important documents in our nation's history.
The library is giving out free pocket copies of the Constitution this week. Director Virginia Roberts started the program last year and ordered 100 more copies this year for Constitution Week, which started Sept. 17.
MADISON - Republican legislators are circulating a bill aimed at ending the federal requirement to use reformulated gas in six southeastern Wisconsin counties.
The legislation asks President Donald Trump's administration to grant a reprieve from use of the specially formulated gas that reduces ozone pollution. The requirement was implemented in 1995 in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine and Kenosha counties. Supporters say the gas is no longer needed because of advancements in emission control equipment.
WASHINGTON - An inscrutable provision in the Republican health care bill would apparently steer extra cash to Wisconsin. That's the home state of GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, a co-sponsor of the bill.
One health care consultant says the language could mean hundreds of millions of dollars for Wisconsin, though others say it's hard to tell how much money is at stake. Several analysts said they weren't aware the provision would apply to any states but Wisconsin.
MADISON - Nonpartisan attorneys for the Wisconsin Legislature say portions of a newly signed law that are designed to speed up legal appeals related to the Foxconn Technology Group's factory could be unconstitutional.
The analysis was prepared by attorneys for the Wisconsin Legislative Council at the request of Democratic state Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling.
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