RHINELANDER - Toxicology tests took almost three months, but now they're in. Two people from St. Germain will face first degree reckelss homicide charges in the heroin overdose case of a Rhinelander man.
27-year-olds Jennifer Heiting and Richard Lewis already face a handfull of felonies for selling heroin.
Now prosecutors added first degree reckelss homicide charges.
30-year-old David Stahl died after taking heroin he got from Heiting and Lewis.
They gave him packages of heroin in return for letting them have the drug FedExed to his house.
Lewis' charge is technically modified to a party to a crime. That means he likely didn't directly supply the deadly dose.
But he faces the same penalty.
"Heroin kills people, as the allegations in this case make all too clear," Judge Bloom said. "Under all those circumstances a $50,000 cash bond is certainly justified."
Heiting and Lewis will be in court again for both the heroin and homicide cases in April.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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