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The Vilas County fire department is just starting to use a new system that makes it easier to get extra help from area townships. We'll explain how it works and find out how it's working in Rhinelander where they already have the system in place.
And we tag along with an Athens maple syrup producer who is beginning to tap trees now that the season has started.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
ASHLAND - Hearing your medical provider gasp usually doesn't mean anything good. But Laura Christianson admits the first time she saw one of her hospital's newest piece of machinery it left her stunned.
"It literally took my breath away when I saw it move," Christianson said.
For five years, the radiologic technologist at Ashland Memorial Medical Center captured images of broken bones or torn muscles on machines -- some 16 years old -- often in separate rooms. That changed at MMC last fall.
"You set up an exam and all you have to do it pretty much just push a button and it moves to where you want it to move to," Christianson said.
MADISON - The head of the state prison system is assuring lawmakers that Wisconsin's troubled youth prison is safe.
Department of Corrections Secretary Jon Litscher told the Assembly Corrections Committee during an informational hearing on Tuesday that the prison outside Irma is safe and secure and is focused on educating inmates.
WAUKESHA - A judge has ruled a second Wisconsin girl's statements to police will be admissible at her trial on charges she tried to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man.
Judge Michael Bohren on Monday also rejected a defense request to move the trial of 15-year-old Anissa Weier out of Waukesha County. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Weier's trial is set for Sept. 11.
HUDSON - Authorities in western Wisconsin say a 28-year-old man fatally stabbed his mother and then shot at police during a chase that ended when he killed himself in Minnesota.
St. Croix County sheriff's deputies were called late Saturday to "a violent domestic dispute." The sheriff's office says Logan Reese stabbed his mother, 49-year-old Charlene Wold, and beat another family member at her home near Hudson.
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