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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 - A building that has been a part of the Rhinelander Community for almost 100 years was torn down Monday.

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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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NORTHWOODS - Sheriff's Offices 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.

"We want to attract the best deputy sheriff applicants that we can, and that's what we strive for," said Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath.

He says people aren't half as interested as they used to be in working in law enforcement.

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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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 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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