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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 03/02/2015
- Sheriff's Offices here in the Northwoods sometimes struggle to find qualified applicants to become sheriff's deputies. And they're not alone. It's a growing trend across the country. Find out why fewer people are getting into law enforcement and why fewer are qualified, tonight.

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




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 LOCAL NEWS

RHINELANDER - Some people call the Northwoods home, but one Northwoods woman calls Africa her home.

20-year-old Tanya Whittaker grew up doing missionary work with her family in Sekanani, Kenya. The village is about six to eight hours from the capital city, Nairobi. Since she was two, she helped her father, a Northwoods native, and her mother, from Germany, serve the small community, building structures and teaching Christianity.

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- His family was one of the pioneer families in Eagle River. That's how he came to appreciate all that the forest has to give.

"They moved out to the Nicolet National Forest, and they lived there for eight years without water or electricity, squatting on government land," Owner of KMS Ken Schels said. "You know, my mom used to go to Anvil Lake and chop a hole in the ice to get the water for themselves, as well as for the animals."

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WAUSAU - A Wausau teen could spend up to 60 years in prison for allegedly stabbing a middle school student last Friday. Prosecutors think the crime is gang related.


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3 injured in crashSubmitted: 03/02/2015

MINOCQUA - A Park Falls man will likely face charges for a crash that left three people injured.

It happened Sunday night near the intersection of Blue Lake Road and Strasburg Road in Minocqua.

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 REGIONAL NEWS

MADISON - Round two of the right-to-work fight is set to begin at the Wisconsin Capitol.

The state Assembly labor committee is set to hold a 10-hour hearing Monday about the right-to-work bill that rapidly passed in the Senate last week. Assembly Republicans planned to start the day with a news conference and then convene the hearing.

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MADISON - Nearly 100 private and religious schools have applied to be a part of Wisconsin's voucher program next fall.

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BAYFIELD - Plenty of people made the trip to see the ice caves along Lake Superior over the weekend.

According to the National Park Service, the caves near the Apostle Islands attracted more than 7,000 people when they opened Saturday.

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ESCANABA MI - Three Upper Peninsula school bus drivers say in a gender discrimination lawsuit that their buses showed signs of tampering.

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