WAUSAU - Police are investigating the death of a Wausau man who was found dead with a crossbow bolt in his neck Monday.
50 year-old Steve Raskie's family found him at the bottom of a tree stand, according to the Marathon County Sherriff's Department.
Family members told police Raskie had gone hunting alone that day.
The Marathon County Sherriff’s Department believes he may have accidently shot himself.
The incident is still under investigation.
One of the responding DNR officers says crossbow accidents are unusual and reminds hunters to use caution when operating a riffle or crossbow.
"Treat every fire arm as if it is loaded. Always point your muzzle in a safe direction. Be sure of your target and beyond. Keep your finger off the trigger or trigger guard until you're ready to shoot," said DNR Warden Supervisor for Wisconsin River Team Korey Trowbridge.
Rhinelander's Open House of Storefronts was a Success.
RHINELANDER - Rhinelander needs new businesses to fill empty stores downtown.
This past weekend 26 properties had an open house. It was organized by Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. (DRI) and Flanders Reality Group. Finding the right home for a business can be hard. But the event tried to help those on the hunt.
"This way, you know, your here, you look, your able to talk to someone who knows the property. And you can really make a really good decision right now today," said Maggie Steffen, DRI Executive Director.
'Wellness Court' Offers Alternate Sentence for Alcohol & Drug Offenders
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - In Vilas County the courts have a new option for treating drug and alcohol offenders, instead of putting them behind bars.
Today the new Wellness Court was named in Lac du Flambeau. Circuit court judge Neal Neilsen and Tribal Court Judge Gary Smith will work together to help those involved with drugs and alcohol get the treatment they need.
"A traditional court would, more than likely sentence the person to jail or prison, and we've seen studies where that just doesn't work anymore. We need to get creative," said Lac du Flambeau Tribal Chief Judge, Gary Smith.
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