RHINELANDER - A recently released sex offender is in trouble again for violating his probation.
In August we told you about Albert Chagnon, who was released from jail and placed at a residence in Rhinelander. A week after he was released, the 30-year-old was arrested again.
He was originally convicted of possession of child pornography in 2002. In 2010 he was in violation of his probation for photographing a minor without her parent's permission.
Last month he allegedly tried to contact that minor, now 15 years old, through email, letters and Facebook. Chagnon didn't report the internet use to the department of corrections, which he's supposed to do as a condition of his probation.
He faces up to six years in jail for this class H felony. The criminal complaint also mentioned his refusal of sex offender treatment. He'll be back in court October 19th for a preliminary hearing.
MINOCQUA - These plants may look pretty but they're taking over our rivers and lakes. Michele Sadauskas is Oneida County's Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. She is working to map and control the yellow iris, the plant you see here. She and two other conservation workers spent the day weeding Stacks Bay.
"They invade our wetlands. They're a really robust, aggressive plant. What they do is they crowd out our native species and make actually the wetland a lot less diverse," says Michele Sadauskas, Oneida County AIS Coordinator.
Removing yellow iris is a slow process. It takes three hours of work just to properly map and control 20 feet of shoreline.
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