Marshfield Clinic is appealing a ruling by the Oneida County Planning and Development committee not to allow the facility to build a new hospital in Minocqua across the street from Howard Young Medical Center. We'll bring you Marshfield Clinics arguments.
We talk to a DNR scientist about why the state doubled the number of bobcats you can hunt and trap this year.
And next Monday's solar eclipse will look fascinating, but it can damage your eyes as well as a child's eyes for a lifetime. We talk to a Woodruff optometrist about the importance of making sure you and your child are wearing the appropriate sunglasses to save your vision.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
RHINELANDER - Ellen Tran, 28, of Rhinelander, could now face up to 60 years in prison in the death of her 20-month-old stepson.
On Wednesday, Oneida County District Attorney Michael Schiek amended the charge against Tran from Second Degree Reckless Homicide to First Degree Reckless Homicide.
An autopsy showed 20-month-old Avery Edwards died of blunt force trauma to the head on April 14. Tran was watching the boy, and told police Edwards fell in the shower. But doctors treating Edwards thought it looked more like a child abuse case.
CRANDON - The lawyer for Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Chair Chris McGeshick repeated that allegations of battery and false imprisonment are "absolutely false" at McGeshick's first appearance in Forest County Court Wednesday.
McGeshick faces one felony count and two misdemeanor counts in Forest County Court.
A former tribal member told police McGeshick slammed him against a wall at the Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Offices in late June.
MILWAUKEE - The doctor who operated on a Wisconsin man who accidentally shot himself with a nail gun says the nail punctured the patient's heart.
Dr. Alexander Roitstein performed the surgery on Doug Bergeson at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay in June. The doctor said Tuesday it was difficult to assess how deeply the nail penetrated, but said it left bruising and a hole.
MILWAUKEE - Relatives of man who died of dehydration at the Milwaukee County jail last year have filed another federal lawsuit for his death.
The lawsuit filed Monday on the behalf of the estate of 38-year-old Terrill Thomas says he lost 34 pounds during the week he was left in his cell without water in April 2016. It's the second lawsuit his family has filed against Sheriff David Clarke, members of his staff, and the county.
UNION GROVE - The sheriff heading the investigation into the slayings of three Illinois men at a southern Wisconsin race track says a gunman shot two of the victims, followed the third as he tried to run away and shot him, then returned to the other two and shot them a second time.
At a news conference outside the Great Lakes Dragaway near Union Grove, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said Monday the man who killed the three Sunday night is still at large.
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