Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Case involving a truck driver from Merrill may help clarify law for guns in vehiclesSubmitted: 08/30/2017
Case involving a truck driver from Merrill may help clarify law for guns in vehicles
Story By Associated Press

KENOSHA - A gun case involving a truck driver from Merrill may clarify if its okay to drive while armed in Wisconsin.

The case against 52 year old Guy Smith was dismissed Monday in Kenosha County, the day it was scheduled for trial.

Smith's legal team believes the case could eliminate some confusion about the law.

Smith's attorney, John Monroe, says the Legislature changed the law in 2011 to allow loaded, uncased handguns in vehicles.

Smith had pulled into a Pleasant Prairie weigh station last year when inspectors saw his handgun on the floor of his cab.

He was cited for carrying a concealed weapon and his gun was seized.

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





 IN OTHER NEWS

MADISON - The Democratic nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he will "take the fight" to Walker by running the same kind of race he did in the primary.

Tony Evers won the eight-person Democratic primary Tuesday. He is the state schools chief and says that he will attack Walker on his record and talk about issues Wisconsin voters care about, including education and jobs.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - Getting to the polls to vote was the most important part of Primary Election Day. But voting correctly was a close second. 

If you didn't vote correctly, your vote would not be counted.

There are five parties you could chose to vote for. But you could only vote for candidates from one party.

"Republican is the first one on there. If you vote Republican you cannot cross over to Democratic Party, the Libertarian Party, the Wisconsin Green Party or the Constitutional Party," said election poll worker Kay Schmidt. 

+ Read More

Play Video

TOMAHAWK - Hundreds of people lined up to get groceries today, but not a single person had to pay a dime.

The Feeding America food truck was parked at Sara Park in Tomahawk Tuesday.

Anyone, no matter their income or living situation, could fill a shopping cart full of groceries to take home.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER -
Three Republicans ran in the primary for Oneida County Sheriff. Voters decided to stick with Sheriff Grady Hartman, who's served as the county's sheriff for the last five years.

Hartman will face only Constitution Party candidate Tom Wakely, and no Democrats, in November's general election, meaning his re-election is likely.

Hartman says he is glad to have the support of the community.

+ Read More

MADISON - A Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker has defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider in the state's Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Leah Vukmir beat Kevin Nicholson in Tuesday's primary and now advances to face Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

+ Read More

Play Video

LAC DU FLAMBEAU - Every industry, from construction to the local call center, wants to bring in more employees to Lac du Flambeau, even outside of the reservation.

"[Work] has been picking up in the past couple of years, and so we're swamped now," said LDF Construction site foreman William Krause.

LDF Construction is part of the tribe's Business Development Corporation. The BDC was created in 2012 to maintain sustainable jobs throughout the community.

"The Lac du Flambeau area is definitely growing [in business]," said Krause.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - With many big races on the ticket this year, election officials said more people went out to vote in the primary on Tuesday.

Chief Inspector Patty Fitzpatrick said by the afternoon the Oneida County Department on Aging had about 25 percent voter turnout, which she said is good for a primary.

Overall Fitzpatrick said it's exciting to see so many people come out to vote.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here