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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 05/04/2015
- Last Monday, 81 veterans boarded the 19th Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Many of the veterans on the flight boarded, thinking their service HAD BEEN forgotten. But they soon realized that wasn't the case. Newswatch 12's Lauren Stephenson was privileged to be able to travel with them. She brings you their stories this week on Newswatch 12 at five.

- A Merrill foster family badly needed a new roof. Find out how the local community rallied to help the family get adequate shelter.

- And see how this year's fishing opener compares to previous years.

We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.





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 LOCAL NEWS

EAGLE RIVER - The beautiful weather puts many people in the mood to get outside and enjoy the Northwoods.

A store in Eagle River carries many items you may need as the weather starts to get nicer.

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PHILLIPS - Philips Elementary School hosted its first-ever Science Is Fun Night this week. Local businesses also went to the event to show how science, technology, engineering and math careers are important to the area.

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RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander soccer team will head to England this summer to compete against teams from around the world. They're now holding fundraisers to help pay for the trip.

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SARATOGA - A motorcycle accident left one man injured Saturday night in Wood County.

The driver was Michael Kading of Nekoosa. The accident happened around 9:00 p.m. on County Highway Z at Sandy Spring Drive in the town of Saratoga.

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 REGIONAL NEWS

MENASHA - Update: Mon. 5/4 2:30pm

Police have revealed more about what may have motivated a gunman to shoot four strangers before killing himself on a recreational bridge in Menasha.

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MILWAUKEE - The Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke and replaced him with former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell.

Milwaukee, a major league-worst 7-18, lost 40 of its final 56 games under Roenicke. The skid included a late-season collapse last year after the Brewers led the NL Central for nearly five months, and a 2-13 start this season.

Counsell, a 44-year-old Milwaukee-area native, was given a contract through the 2017 season, the Brewers said Monday.

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MADISON - The state Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would clear the way for a 70 mph speed limit on at least some Wisconsin roads.

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GREEN BAY - The Packers have taken Miami, Ohio, cornerback Quentin Rollins in the second round of the NFL draft with the 62nd overall selection, further replenishing a secondary hit by free agency.

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