WAUSAU - The preliminary hearing for one of the suspects accused of beating a Wausau man to death was postponed.
Eighteen-year-old Zachary Froehlich has just now gotten an attorney. He faces seven felonies for the brutal beating death of Kerby Kneiss.
Kneiss was found dead in his garage last month with severe skull fractures.
"There are time limits for a preliminary hearing. Mr. Froehlich is legally entitled to have his preliminary hearing within ten days because he's on a cash bond. Today what occurred was the defense attorney indicated he'd like to waive the time limits to have the hearing rescheduled to allow him more time to prepare," says Lance Leonhard, Assistant District Attorney for Marathon County.
Froehlich and Warren Krohn are charged with 1st degree reckless homicide and armed robbery.
The court will re-visit scheduling Froehlich's preliminary hearing July 11th.
Antigo looks to Langlade Hospital to take over ambulance service
ANTIGO - The city of Antigo doesn't want to run an ambulance service anymore. It's just too expensive. Instead, the city's new hospital may take over.
"We have a great ambulance service now and that's our biggest concern here is being able to maintain that... As with a lot of people our problem is financial," said City of Antigoís Mayor, Bill Brandt.
Each year it costs around 2 million dollars to run the ambulance service for Antigo and 10 surrounding townships.
About half of that is paid by the city and county through taxes... The other half is paid by the user fees.
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