MERRILL - Twenty-one-year-old Tyler Monroe may have been looking to flee to Canada after killing his father last year in a Merrill apartment.
But in court on Wednesday, Monroe's defense attorney suggested it was also plausible someone else killed Kevin Monroe, 55.
On July 14, prosecutors charged Tyler Monroe with killing Kevin Monroe in January 2016 and hiding his corpse. On Wednesday, Lincoln County Judge Jay Tlusty found enough evidence to support the charge and allowed the case to continue.
RHINELANDER - All the rain across the Northwoods this spring and summer likely didn't help get rid of any mosquitoes. The pesky insects can carry the West Nile Virus, which has animal rehab workers worried about an increase in cases.
Wild Instincts Rehab Director Mark Naniot has seen between 10 to 15 cases of suspected West Nile Virus come in to his Rhinelander-area facility. Naniot usually doesn't submit his birds for testing because they often come back negative. But he received word from the state Wednesday saying there are 27 counties with confirmed cases -- including Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln, and Langlade counties.
RHINELANDER - If you want to toss some discs at a championship-caliber course by this fall, you'll need to put in some work to get it done.
Volunteers and workers poured about half of the concrete tee boxes at the Newbold Outdoor Recreation Area in the last few weeks.
The 18-hole course, hiking and snowshoe trails are carved out of an old landfill off Ole Lake Road. Committee chairman Pete Cody says planning goes back about three years, but most of the visible work happened this year.
ONEIDA COUNTY - The summer may be half way over, but there is still time for seniors to get Farmers Market Vouchers.
Oneida County Department on Aging offers a limited number of vouchers every summer.
Seniors can use the vouchers at any approved farmers' markets.
It's good for $25.00 worth of fruit and vegetables.
"It's only $25.00 but I tell you this is such a popular program. People are calling us in May and June asking when it's going to be available," said Oneida County Department on Aging Director Dianne Jacobson.
MADISON - An invitation to President Donald Trump's afternoon news conference with Wisconsin officials says electronics giant Foxconn will build a liquid-crystal display panel plant in Wisconsin.
The Associated Press obtained the invitation from a person with knowledge of the Wednesday afternoon event at the White House. The person doesn't have authorization to publicly release the information.
OSHKOSH - A small eastern Wisconsin airport gets the designation of "world's busiest" once a year during a yearly plane convention.
That makes for a lot of coordination and communication among the pilots and air traffic controllers during the weeklong Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
EAU CLAIRE - Eau Claire police have identified a 59-year-old man who was fatally shot by an officer last weekend.
Authorities say Eau Claire resident Michael Caponigro fired at officers who were checking on his welfare Saturday night after receiving a report that he had made "homicidal and suicidal" comments to an acquaintance.
RIVER FALLS - A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand.
Three Square Market, also known as 32M, says it expects about 50 employees to take advantage of the technology. The chips are the size of a grain of rice and will be implanted underneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger.
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