ANTIGO, EAGLE RIVER - In Gymnastics Thursday night, Antigo High School was hosting a Division 2 Sectional.
Antigo's Kirsten Tincher won the All-Around title. The Red Robins won the team title.
Chequamegon's Alexis Stueber finished tenth in the All-Around.
Rhinelander's Ellie Spiegelhoff was eleventh in the vault and fourth in the All-Around.
In team results, Antigo won the meet, Ashland was second and Rhinelander finished third.
The State meet is next week in Wisconsin Rapids.
Meanwhile, the Northland Pines girls hockey team will play for a trip to Madison Friday night.
The Eagles face the defending state champs - the D-C Everest Co-Op known as the Central Wisconsin Storm.
The game was moved to Sara Park in Tomahawk. It was scheduled to be played in Wisconsin Rapids.
The move makes the travel distance for both teams nearly identical. Also the threat of severe weather in the central part of the state was also a factor. In fact Friday night's game is a rematch of last year's section final. That final was also played in Tomahawk.
CRANDON - Forest County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Justice was justified in shooting and killing 31-year-old Brandon Cude on Jan. 4, Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono ruled Friday.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice released the results of its investigation in the case, and Simono's decision, Friday afternoon.
The DOJ documents detail how Cude swung a shotgun at Justice at close range. The deputy had just learned Cude had felony warrants against him, and Justice was trying to arrest Cude. Justice fired four shots on the scene, a rural road south of Crandon.
"He didn't get a shot off?" a fellow officer asked Justice after the shooting.
"No. He tried, though. Pulled that sucker out and pointed it right at me," Justice replied in an exchange recorded on a body camera.
EAGLE RIVER - Vilas County officers can now respond to active shooter calls better prepared.
All deputies and patrol offices now have access to steel-plated body armor, something only the Vilas County SWAT Team had before.
"We want to make sure our staff are fully protected," said Vilas County Sheriff's Office Captain Gerard Ritter. "I never want to see anything happen to any one of my staff. And we should outfit them with the protection they need."
Before the new body armor, Ritter said officers and deputies only had access to soft body armor.
"The weave material is designed to stop or slow down a projectile," said Ritter.
Officers will still wear the soft-bodied armor every day, but in active shooter situations, officers can now essentially double up on protection, protection once only offered to the SWAT Team.
"There has been an increase in active shooter incidences across the United States," said Ritter.
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