CRANDON - In high school sports, we see many outstanding performances...but tonight, was a grand occasion in Crandon.
It was all about Kory Kincaid. To get to 1,000 points, number 14 needed to score 14.
Kincaid was on a mission. Early on, he creates the steal, gets the pass and lays it in to put Crandon on the board.
Then with his confidence building,he pulls up and drains it from beyond the arc. And later, some great passing from his teammates and he makes the shot. Kory scored the Cardinals first 3 buckets.
In the second, was the special moment. Kincaid drives to the hoop and lays it in to give him 1,000 points. The game was stopped for a moment to recognize his accomplishment and congratulate him. Even more impressive, Kory is only a junior. Tonight he finished with 24 points.
PHILLIPS - The Price County Sheriff's Office wants to find out what it needs to do to get a K-9 officer. Sheriff Brian Schmidt believes a new dog would improve the office's ability to find drugs.
The county doesn't have its own K-9 officer. However, they do turn to other departments for help.
"What we would utilize is surrounding counties, and it is at their discretion," Schmidt said. "Like Rhinelander, we utilize their dog on occasion, maybe once or twice a year. But again, it is their dog, so they have their needs come first. So if we have our own equipment, our needs are met with our equipment."
VILAS COUNTY - Vilas County finally got what it wanted. For fifteen years, the county had needed someone to act as a full-time Recreational Officer--someone to monitor public safety on the snowmobile and ATV trails as well as the lakes and rivers. Now, Vilas County Deputy Sheriff Randy Schneider will fill that role.
WISCONSIN - The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling received a record number of phone calls to the helpline in 2014â€"14,731 to be exact. This is a 5.6 percent increase from calls received in 2013.
Some of the callers reported having to file for bankruptcy or having thoughts of suicide. The report from the Council also calculated $47,000 as the average gambling debt of callers in 2014, and $20,000 as the median debt.
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