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

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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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- 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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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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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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2 hurt in 3-car accidentSubmitted: 03/02/2015

PORTAGE CO. - A 3-car crash in Portage county hurt two people Sunday afternoon.

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