We take our Long Summer Weekend to Langlade County:
We talk about the importance of lumber industry in Langlade County and throughout Wisconsin, and we talk to Northcentral Technical College and a local lumber company about how NTC is like a pipeline of talent for the industry.
We show you the Langlade County Fair's annual horsemanship showcase and introduce you to some of the competitors.
And when you go shopping for produce, you normally take a list and pull straight from the store shelf. But tonight we take you to a Deerbrook farm where you buy a season's worth of vegetables without knowing what you'll get.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more on our long summer weekend in Langlade County tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
RHINELANDER - News that his wife was cheating on him may have led a Waukesha man to light a van on fire, shoot off a gun, and trigger the Oneida County SWAT team near Pelican Lake last week.
Prosecutors filed formal charges against 51-year-old Richard Hitchcock in Oneida County Court on Thursday.
Hitchcock is accused of burning his van in the woods and firing three shots last Thursday. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office responded with its SWAT team, a drone, and canine units before arresting Hitchcock.
MERRILL - Twenty-one-year-old Tyler Monroe may have been looking to flee to Canada after killing his father last year in a Merrill apartment.
But in court on Wednesday, Monroe's defense attorney suggested it was also plausible someone else killed Kevin Monroe, 55.
On July 14, prosecutors charged Tyler Monroe with killing Kevin Monroe in January 2016 and hiding his corpse. On Wednesday, Lincoln County Judge Jay Tlusty found enough evidence to support the charge and allowed the case to continue.
RHINELANDER - All the rain across the Northwoods this spring and summer likely didn't help get rid of any mosquitoes. The pesky insects can carry the West Nile Virus, which has animal rehab workers worried about an increase in cases.
Wild Instincts Rehab Director Mark Naniot has seen between 10 to 15 cases of suspected West Nile Virus come in to his Rhinelander-area facility. Naniot usually doesn't submit his birds for testing because they often come back negative. But he received word from the state Wednesday saying there are 27 counties with confirmed cases -- including Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln, and Langlade counties.
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