Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Tougher drunk driving laws to go before AssemblySubmitted: 11/04/2013
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - Tougher laws could be in store for drunken drivers.

The Wisconsin state Assebly votes Tuesday on a series of bills.

One would make all second offenses misdemeanors and all fourth offenses felonies, no matter how far back the previous offenses occurred.

Under current law, a second offense committed more than 10 years after a first offense is considered a first offense.

Fourth offenses committed more than five years after a third offense are misdemeanors.

The bill started out criminalizing all first offenses, but that provision was removed.

Wisconsin is the only state where first offenses are not crimes.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

MADISON - Even with some new restrictions, the state medical society worries about a bill that would make experimental drugs available to terminally ill patients.

The proposal has bipartisan support, but faces strong opposition from the Wisconsin Medical Society.

+ Read More

MADISON - A Republican legislator has some concerns with a bill that gives people who suffer heroin overdoses some legal protection.

The bill is meant to encourage people to call for help when they need it.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Rhinelander seniors got a glimpse into their future, Partners in Education and the School District of Rhinelander held its 7 th annual Mad Money event.

The event featured both budget simulations in the morning and employment skill sessions in the afternoon.

"It's a great thing to do.

 I was a grad here in 1987 and I wish I would have had this when I was in high school," said Partners in Education Mad Money Committee member Peter Vanney.

Students were given careers and life situations.

 They experienced what it's like to balance their budget all while paying for a home, food and even day care.

+ Read More

Play Video

MINOCQUA - Marshfield Clinic may get its wish to build a new hospital in the Lakeland area. Representatives from the clinic presented plans for a $30 million hospital to the Minocqua Plan Commission Tuesday.

Dozens attended the Minocqua Plan Commission meeting Tuesday morning.

+ Read More

Play Video

ST. GERMAIN - Fluffy and fried jelly-filled paczkis come only once a year. 

Paczki Day is the one day a year you can grab one for yourself. 

If you go to Milwaukee, Chicago or Detroit, the paczkis in those cities won't look like the ones at St. Germain Bake Shoppe. 

"The dough is the same, the taste is the same, the shape is just different," said David Weber of St. Germain Bake Shoppe. 
 
That's all thanks to a polish work exchange student from 20 years ago. 
 
"It's just kind of how they did it in his village he came from. So that is the kind of tradition we stuck," said Weber. 

+ Read More
Possible vehicle smoking banSubmitted: 02/28/2017

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Second hand smoke can cause cancer and other health related issues. Eight states have passed bills banning smoking in vehicles with children. As states crack down on where you can smoke, Corie Zelazoski wants to help protect children who often don't have a choice of being around it. "They don't have the right to speak up," said Zelazoski.

Zelazoski is a Community Health Specialists with the Oneida County Health Department. She hopes a smoking ban in cars could be a part of Wisconsin's future. "There are 7,000 chemicals in second hand smoke, 70 of which are known to be cancer causing agents. And we know that our children are vulnerable and we want to keep them as protected as possible," said Zelazoski.

Zelazoski lists second and third hand smoke causes lung and ear infections, asthma and even stunted growth. That's why Zelazoski hopes Wisconsin joins the eight other states in banning smoking in cars with children.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport will finish upgrading its snow removal equipment building this year. 

Governor Scott Walker approved more than $500,000 for improvements Tuesday.

The maintenance building was built in 1978 and expanded ten years later, but hasn't had many improvements since then.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here