RHINELANDER - People convicted of sex crimes become a part of the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry for life.
It lets people know where every sex offender lives in the state.
But not all sex offenders update their information on the registry.
To fix that problem, Oneida County Sheriff's deputies will visit every sex offender to make sure the information in the registry is correct.
"Our hope and our plan for this was that we would validate the registry so the public can feel safe about using the information on the registry," said Detective Sergeant Terri Hook. "They know that the Sheriff's Office is being proactive about making sure that offenders are where they say they are."
Sex offenders are required to update their information in the registry.
If deputies check up on an offender and the information does not match up, the sex offender could be in trouble.
"If they have not changed their registration and they have moved for approximately ten days, they can be arrested for failure to comply with the sex offender registry and that's a felony."
There are about 85 sex offenders in Oneida County right now.
Deputies believe only a few of them don't keep up with the registry.
They hope the verification check ups will fix that.
MADISON - A $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group is poised to pass the Wisconsin Assembly on a bipartisan vote.
Democratic state Rep. Cory Mason said during debate Thursday that he intends to vote for the bill. He is the first Democrat to publicly say he will back the measure that is being championed by Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans.
RHINELANDER - Cancer survivors and supporters gathered at Ministry St. Mary's Hospital for the 10th annual Celebration of Life Thursday. The event honors those battling cancer or survivors of cancer and shows people what kinds of services the James Beck Cancer Center offers.
The center's namesake lost his life to cancer, but now others will be able to benefit from his gift to the hospital.
"With his vision and his dollars we were able to put this cancer center here in Rhinelander so patients don't have to travel to larger cities," said Director of Cancer Services Kimberly Hetland.
This year's speaker was Mike Regole, a survivor of tonsil cancer. He spoke about his experience at the center, how family and support affected his journey, and how he ran a business while having cancer.
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