- We speak with Reighlee Stevenson's mother. Stevenson was killed in a rollover accident in Marathon County two weeks ago.
- A Minocqua woman turned her hobby into a successful business. We talk to the woman behind the Violet Trunk, and learn what inspires her vintage decorations and home furniture creations.
- And many different things can cause back problems. A back pack that doesn't evenly distribute weight is one of them. Newswatch 12's Karolina Buczek spoke with a chiropractor to find out what backpacks can keep your child's spine healthy.
We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
Wisconsin senators weigh in on executive orders, goals of Sept. session
RHINELANDER - Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) took time during their August recess to hear from voters, industry leaders and other groups in the Northwoods this week.
Both addressed a number of issues they hope to pursue when they return to session in September.
One issue was the role of executive orders. President Obama plans on using his power of executive order to deal with immigration issues on the US-Mexico border. Congress couldn't pass a bill to address the issue.
The move would help deal with the flood of unaccompanied kids at the US border.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - An Army paratrooper who was born in central Wisconsin has died while serving in Afghanistan.
Sgt. First Class Matthew Leggett served with the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Relatives in Wisconsin tell Daily Tribune Media (http://wrtnews.co/1oYbaUC ) that the 39-year-old Leggett was born in Wisconsin Rapids and still has extended family in the area.
MADISON - Two out-of-state companies have agreed to pay $50,000 to consumers and Wisconsin after the state sued them for scamming people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and airline tickets.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1BFttCd ) the state Department of Justice announced the settlement Wednesday. It had accused Texas-based Green Palm Vacations and Arizona-based Perfekt Marketing of promising people free airline tickets and gift cards that consumers often didn't receive.
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