WAUSAU - The man accused of attacking two Marathon County Jail officers, putting one in intensive care, faces three felony battery charges. But his lawyers claim he attacked because of a mental disorder.
20-year-old Fredrick Morris was in court today to enter a not guilty plea.
Prosecutors say Morris attacked two guards March 27th when he was supposed to go back into his cell, but refused.
Next for Morris, a doctor will assess him to determine if he really has a mental disorder. That will likely happen by the next pretrial conference, June 7th. Morris is still in jail on a cash bond.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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