- Snow blowers became the weapon of choice across northern Wisconsin as snow piled deeper and deeper. RHINELANDER People had ten inches or more of snow to clear from driveways and sidewalks this morning. Some may have stayed home today. But those who needed to get out had to move the snow.
- The old Sacred Heart Hospital building in Tomahawk will be knocked down soon. TOMAHAWK Milestone Senior Living will build a new home for seniors on the site. The old building has been vacant since 2003. But now, the vandalism and theft in the old hospital has gotten so bad, people there call the situation "disgusting" and "disappointing". Ernie Winker did plenty of carpentry work inside the hospital.
- A 76-year-old Milwaukee County man has told investigators he shot his blind wife of 56 years because she'd been nagging him for three weeks. MILWAUKEE Prosecutors charged Jack Lang of Oak Creek with first-degree intentional homicide Thursday. Authorities say Lang called 911 on Wednesday to say he'd just shot his wife in the face. Police found June Lang dead near the bed. Jack Lang told investigators she nagged him and wouldn't shut up, and even though he loved her he'd had enough. He says she criticized him for not being able to help as much with housework. He says he got his .22 caliber gun and warned her he was holding it inches from her head but she didn't believe him. Online court records didn't immediately list a defense attorney.
- A Rhinelander man will get a second chance after shooting his uncle. RHINELANDER At first, prosecutors charged 24-year-old Marcus Alsteens with attempted murder, but he might end up with a clean record. Alsteens led police on a car chase through Oneida County in 2013 before being caught near Eagle River. That was after shooting his uncle at a Mason Street home in Rhinelander. Oneida County District Attorney Michael Schiek initially charged him with attempted homicide, battery and two other charges.
- A same-sex couple wants the Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down the state's gay marriage ban. MADISON The couple filed a lawsuit directly with the high court Wednesday, bypassing the trial and appellate courts. The lawsuit says the pair lives in Milwaukee County and married in San Diego. They claim Wisconsin's gay marriage ban denies them federal rights afforded to opposite-sex married couples.
- Police arrested four people in a meth bust near Rhinelander. RHINELANDER The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department says the bust went down yesterday in the town of Pine Lake. Arrested were 38 year old Gerry Frederick, 55 year old Thomas Franz, 40 year old Scott Dumpprope and 46 year old Carrie Steinmetz. Potential charges include conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house.
- Outdoor enthusiasts think Wisconsin should ban deer baiting and feeding in the days leading up to the November gun season. MADISON The Conservation Congress is a group of sportsmen that advises the DNR on policy. Annual spring hearings across the state we held Monday. People who attended answered nearly 60 questions asking for their positions on a number of proposals.
- Republican Governor Scott Walker wants another four year term. MADISON Walker launched his re-election campaign today. He's holding a series of rallies across Wisconsin. He started the day in Dane, a small town north of Madison. Walker said he deserves a second term because he turned Wisconsin around by cutting taxes, making sure everyone in poverty has access to health insurance and improved the economy leading to the creation of 100,000 new jobs.