RHINELANDER - Fifteen different vandalism-related charges moved forward against a Monico 17-year-old in court Friday.
Anthony Briggs is accused of working with two other teenagers in this Monico break-in and several others.
Although Briggs is just 17, the accusations against him are a big deal.
"They are now in criminal court. The damage that they did is very serious. It's extensive. We, in prosecuting these cases, will take these charges very seriously," says Oneida County Assistant District Attorney Steve Michlig.
Oneida County Judge Michael Bloom decided there was enough evidence to continue the case.
Seventeen-year-old Jeffrey Stefonik faces similar charges for the crimes.
A 15-year-old is also being charged in juvenile court.
Briggs is free on bond until an April 8th court date.
RHINELANDER - A snow storm caught Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander off guard last weekend and collapsed a greenhouse. Now that spring weather is here, Hanson's is ready to move forward by making some adjustments. "We got by for 25 years doing what we were doing," said Hanson's Garden Village Co-owner Brent Hanson. Last weekend's spring snow storm set back Hanson's. "We thought we were ahead of schedule having that greenhouse nice and filled," said Hanson's Manager Beth Hanson.
"One bad storm and there you go. Things happen," said Brent. The storm collapsed a greenhouse holding thousands of plants. "For years we've gotten by with these lighter cheaper green houses," said Brent. "We'll be down a greenhouse for a little bit here," said Beth. Now Hanson's will only use sturdier and solid greenhouses so that collapses don't become a pattern.
RHINELANDER - Oneida County needs more foster care homes. Right now, there are nine licensed foster homes in the area, most of which are full according to the county's social services department.
Foster Care Coordinator Rachel Nelson says that in Oneida County there are 24 children currently living in foster homes. The department participated in a statewide foster care recruitment project last fall, and discovered just how great the need is.
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