TOMAHAWK - Thieves probably went looking for guns this weekend. They broke into Statton's General Store in Tomahawk not once, but twice.
The first attempt this weekend was early Friday morning, around 3 a.m.
This isn't the first time the owners have dealt with this either. Thieves stole several guns from Statton's just this last October.
Friday morning the alarm company called the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. When police got there they saw a window had been pried out.
Saturday night around 9:30 the same thing happened. But that time a witness saw a person climbing out of a window.
"They have firearms, they have antique collectibles, they have a wide variety of what an old general store would have. What those people are after... one would assume guns, but we don't know that without talking to our suspects," says Lt. Tim Fischer, from the Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office.
Owner Dick Statton says he has no doubt what they were after. The same thing that's already been stolen from him before-- guns.
"I've been doing this 18 years. I've never heard of, or never experienced one business get hit so many times," says Lt. Fischer.
Police ask you to call the Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers if you have any information.
ONEIDA COUNTY - If your truck cracks through the ice, your first thought might be, "get off ASAP."
There are workers who head the opposite way--onto the ice to help.
That describes one local team who carefully went to work on the Willow Flowage in Oneida County in Little Rice on Tuesday.
"This ain't no joke out here," said Tom Quandt, Jr., the owner of Bulldog Off-Road Recovery Service. "I do get nervous, and today's a day I'm nervous because of the ice conditions."
That nervous energy is what likely helps Quandt and his crew carefully cross the ice and get sunken vehicles back above water level.
It's not easy. Quandt and his crew set nerves aside, driving in a bombardier about two miles off the shore on Willow Dam Road to get to the truck, which was near an island.
"I was looking at the ice," Quandt says as he describes the drive out to the car. "I was looking for holes in the ice, I was looking for the color of the ice...There was water coming up out of spots as we were driving out here."
The crew tried a few times to get the truck back on safer ice, but the car fell through again. The crew then decided to drill a trench to a nearby island and pull the car out that way.
"We can sit and play that game all day and it's not going to get us anywhere without a lot of time and labor into this," Quandt said.
The team got the car out and onto the island around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Quandt said the owner of the car may try to tow his truck back to shore later this week.
The DNR is aware of the situation. By state statute, you have 30 days to remove your car from the ice or get a fine.
RHINELANDER - If you did a double take driving down county highways this week, it was for good reason. Oneida County posted its weight limit restriction signs Monday. That's the earliest those signs have gone up in more than 15 years.
Usually weight limits go into effect in mid-March. Counties put them on to protect roads as frost comes out of the ground. Oneida County Highway Commissioner Bruce Stefonek tried to wait as long as possible.
MCALLEN, TX - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is visiting the Rio Grande valley for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border wall.
It's the first time the Wisconsin Republican has visited the border, and protests have been announced to meet his arrival in McAllen, Texas, on Wednesday.
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