TOMAHAWK - For many kids back to school shopping means new books and backpacks for the first day of school.
However, for some parents the money and time spent shopping can add up.
"I'm going to end up all over this entire store just trying to find all the stuff that they need," said mother Deanna Sukow.
Sukow and her three children have a long shopping trip ahead of them. With a daughter in elementary school, a son in middle school, and another son entering high school. She knows just how expensive back to school shopping can be.
MCNAUGHTON - After almost seven hours of fighting fire Saturday night, a fire chief calls a house just north of Rhinelander likely a total loss.
Newbold Fire Chief Mark Fetzer said crews got the call around 10:30 p.m. Saturday about a house filling with smoke on Spider Lake Road.
Newbold and Pine Lake Fire Departments were the first to arrive.
According to the Pine Lake Fire Rescue Facebook page, the fire was on the second floor. Firefighters first went in the house to try to put out the fire but had to put it out from the outside because the roof started falling in.
Fetzer called it a "persistent" and "stubborn" fire because the house had several layers to its roof.
Crews called in mutual aid from several surrounding fire departments including Crescent, Pelican, Nokomis, Rhinelander , Lake Tomahawk, Minocqua, Woodruff, Little Rice and Cassian. Crews used the Pelican Fire Department ladder truck to help get the fire out.
Fetzer said no one was hurt, but according to the Pine Lake Fire Rescue Facebook page, two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion on scene.
Fetzer said Newbold Fire will investigate the cause of the fire, and as of right now it does not appear to be suspicious.
MILWAUKEE - A New Jersey woman who was hit by a baseball during batting practice before a Brewers game in 2014 has now sued the team.
Dana Morelli of Glendora, New Jersey, claims the Brewers and their insurance company were negligent because they didn't provide an adequate barrier. The 47-year-old says they also didn't give fans proper warning about the danger of foul balls.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2ckeI4K ) Morelli suffered multiple injuries when a ball hit her below the eye.
The lawsuit was filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court earlier this month.
The Milwaukee Brewers declined to comment, saying they do not discuss pending litigation.
Morelli is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.
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