RHINELANDER - Rhinelander Police want to know who stole cash, cameras, and even siphoned gas from cars over the weekend.
Police got at least six reports of someone stealing from cars around Rhinelander.
Most of the burglaries happened late at night.
Some of the things stolen were small, like candy bars and small amounts of cash.
Some items were much bigger--one person's camera was stolen.
Police aren't sure if one person was acting alone, but they do have an idea about who might be responsible.
"We are trying to get leads, follow them, and see if we can determine who may be responsible for this," says Rhinelander Police Captain Ron Lueneburg.
The burglaries happened in different places around the city, including Lincoln and Kemp streets.
Many of the cars were unlocked. Police say this should be a reminder for people to keep their cars and valuables safe.
"It's important that people remember when you're not around your vehicle, to keep it locked at all times. Make sure that you remove valuables from the vehicles. Take them in your home, secure them in your trunk, but keep them out of plain view," says Lueneberg.
If you have any information, please contact the Rhinelander Police department. They'll take tips anonymously.
RHINELANDER - People lived through detours, dust, and demolition throughout most of 2016 in downtown Rhinelander. Residents won't see that kind of work in 2017, but the city is planning more closures and road work to finish up the Streetscape Project.
Crews will start with the Davenport Street Bridge shutting down for a month in starting April 17. Public Works Director Tim Kingman says some sections of concrete, sidewalk, and asphalt pavement shifted, settled and cracked over the winter.
TOMAHAWK - Tomahawk High School sporting events got an attendance boost this winter. At the same time, local charities benefited from the community's generosity.
The school's Varsity Club sponsored six nights of special events, one for each winter sport. The Varsity Club gave out T-shirts printed with team rosters. Meanwhile, fans brought donations for local charities.
"Each kid would walk in and they'd put on their T-shirt," said Varsity Club member Jackie Elliott. "When we got our student section going, they were all together, and you just had this block of white. It was awesome."
WAUSAU - A contractor fell from a ladder and died at the construction site of the new Hilton Garden Inn in Wausau last week. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death.
Marathon County Sheriff's Captain Dale Wisnewski said Shane J. Cash, 45, of Wisconsin Rapids was drilling holes in the ceiling on Thursday when he fell from his ladder and died on scene.
RHINELANDER - Cracked concrete, twisted rebar, and overgrown trees and bushes don't paint the most ideal picture for a park. But a Rhinelander alderman sees the perfect chance for a peaceful place to enjoy nature.
Alderman Alex Young hopes to turn an old snow dumping dock site into a "pocket park." The site sits where Norway Street runs into the Wisconsin River behind Ripco Credit Union and the DNR Service Center building.
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