EAGLE RIVER - The Vilas County Jail hopes to add two new corrections officers in 2017. But the jail needs more applicants soon.
The jail received 19 applications through Jan. 16.
Officers can earn more than $21 an hour, based on their experience. You don't need a college degree, but the jail administrator says people with a criminal justice background have a better chance of earning a job.
RHINELANDER - When police arrested Alexander Durand for stealing a car, they found he had been stealing mail as well.
The Oneida County Sheriff's office arrested Durand, 21, Saturday for driving a car stolen from a house near Rhinelander. During that investigation, officers found a lot of other people's mail on Durand's property.
The mail was from all over Oneida County as well as other counties. The Sheriff's Office will contact people whose mail has been found.
RHINELANDER - The streets of downtown Rhinelander changed quite a bit over the last year. The construction will pick up again this spring, but there is a possibility for some last-minute changes to those construction plans.
MERRILL - Republicans planned to go after the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, quickly after taking control of Congress and the White House. Less than a month into session and the House of Representatives started picking apart the healthcare law. Many Americans are wondering what will happen to Obamacare. Congressman Sean Duffy held a town hall at Les & Jim's Lincoln Lanes in Merrill this afternoon to answer the public's questions.
According to Duffy (R-Weston), the Affordable Care Act will be repealed because it is effective for 20 million people, but not for all of America.
RHINELANDER - Icicles can look pretty, but they can also be a dangerous sign for your home or business: Where there are icicles, there may be ice dams.
Mike Winter knows the damage melting, trickling snow can cause to a home. "It can start leaking inside the home which can damage installation, dry wall and a lot of other things inside a home. Which in time, if it isn't stopped, can cause mildew or mold," said Winter.
With temperatures rising the next couple of days, ice dams could be forming on top of your roofs. Rhinelander general contractor, Mike Winter tells us how we can become better prepared to avoid any long term damages.
"Shovel your entire roof. Don't shovel part way up because otherwise what could happen is the snow that melts under the snow that's up there insulating will come down and hit the part that is shoveled, then the cold air will freeze it," said Winter.
If shoveling sounds like too much work, Winter suggests buying a salt free ice melter. You can do it yourself or call in the professionals.
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