TOMAHAWK - Over the river and through the woods - in an RV - might be a more popular option for people during the holiday season. RV sales and interest across the nation have seen a spike recently.
Heritage RV in Tomahawk is the only dealer closer than Sheboygan to sell Class B RV's.
"There is more interest in RV's than there was a couple of years ago. The FMCA, or Family Motor Coach Association, is a very active organization that supports their members," says Roger Schlegel, the owner of Heritage RV in Tomahawk.
Many times, traveling in an RV is a nice alternative to flying.
RV dealers point out that it saves the hassle of airports and saves money by avoiding hotels.
"As it takes a day in the airport to get somewhere, a day in the airport to get back, that's time that could be devoted to travel. More and more, we see people are shying away from the crowds in the airports, and they're deciding to drive instead," Schlegel says.
The dealership sells most of its vehicles to retired couples for road trips.
Eight Years Prison Time for Sexually Assaulting a Child
RHINELANDER - A man from Rhinelander will spend the next eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a very young child.
The details of the case are so graphic and so disturbing, we can't put them on television.
What we can show you is edited to protect the victim's identity.
Forty five-year-old Jack Kaufman faced up to 40 years in prison. He insisted to the very end, that what he did was an accident, not sexual assault.
Prosecutors said today Kaufman gave so many versions of the story, they couldn't keep track of them all. One version was that the child walked in on him while masturbating. Then he said he accidentally ejaculated on the child. Although in some interviews, he said it was on purpose.
But the child described a full sexual assault to police, and said it happened, "lots of times".
"Mr. Kaufman provided many versions of his assault of (the victim). When confronted with the overwhelming discrepancies he said (the victim) was telling the truth. But at no time did he say he was sorry. He did say he wished his family wouldn't have reported," says Scott Moller, Oneida County Assistant District Attorney.
Kaufman told investigators he had no interest in sexual activity with anyone, child or adult. Judge Michael Bloom didn't accept that.
"That did not stop him from taking advantage of the presence of a warm, living, breathing person who happened to be nearby when he was engaged in this activity," says Judge Bloom.
Judge Bloom sentenced Kaufman to 14 years prison. He'll spend the first eight behind bars, and the remaining six on extended supervision.
ANTIGO - Despite having to poke her fingers, and inject insulin throughout the day, 7 year old Meredith smiles all the time. Now YOU can make her smile even brighter.
This is the race car Meredith Meidl designed for Ford's "Real Heroes Contest" benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Meredith knows a lot about diabetes. She's had the disease since she was 2.
"I just (clicks) and then I push it on my finger and I squeeze my finger and then I put my blood into the strip and it reads my blood," said Meredith demonstrating how she tests her blood sugar.
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