STATEWIDE - When renters don't pay their bills, landlords have a right to evict them.
So shouldn't landlords also have a right to evict their stuff?
Actually, that's against the law, but the Wisconsin Assemby might change that.
The current law says that a landlord can't throw away a tenant's belongings even if they evict them.
The only exception is if the landlord writes in the lease that a tenant's abandoned things belong to the landlord.
The new law would change that - leave things behind, and they automatically belong to the landlord.
Anthony Skelly manages Pelican River Estates in Rhinelander.
He says evicting someone requires many warnings and a long legal process, so people should have plenty of time to move their things before they leave.
"You've had formal notice, plus you know we're going to court, so you should have been prepared in getting everything packed and ready to go," Skelly said. "It's not like we're throwing you out in the middle of the night. This is not Russia, we don't do that here."
The Assembly will vote on the bill June 6.
If it passes, the Senate and Governor still have to approve it before it becomes law.
RHINELANDER - We'll enjoy great weather this week, but we know it won't last too long. Workers at golf courses across the area know that incoming fall weather spells the end of their season, so they're trying to capitalize on the next few weeks of warm forecasts.
NORTHWOODS - Children went back to school across the Northwoods Tuesday. That's why it's important to make sure you're prepared for anything.
Emergency workers say it's important to have a plan in place for all possible emergency situations. That plan should include emergency contacts, safe meeting locations, and emergency kits in homes and cars. Officials say taking time to plan and practice is crucial.
"Look at things before it happens," says Dawn Robinson, Oneida County Emergency Management Program Assistant. "Make sure your family, your loved ones, your neighbors, make sure everyone has a plan and practice those plans. That way when something does happen, it becomes more, that you know what to do, so be prepared as much as possible, and practice."
Part of being prepared is communication and knowing who to contact. Officials encourage parents to make sure that schools have up-to-date emergency contact information, especially for small children.
PHILLIPS - About seven years ago, a driver killed a pedestrian walking across Lake Avenue, the main street in downtown Phillips. It was dark and misty that night, and the walker was trying to cross in the middle of a block.
But pedestrians are often at risk in Northwoods downtowns, even on sunny days, and even when they're using crosswalks.
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