MERRILL - A woman from the Merrill area seems to have disappeared without a trace. Friday evening, Mark Bucki reported his wife Anita missing.
He said they were awake talking until early Friday morning, and when he woke up at 5 a.m., she was gone.
She left without anything-- Her purse, car, and cell phone were still at the home. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office wouldn't confirm if they suspect foul play.
"We certainly want to rule out that there is that possibility. Until we do so I guess we treat it as a true missing persons case. If leads are developed that suggest otherwise then the nature of the case may change."
Anita Bucki is described as 5 feet tall with brown hair and hazel eyes. She recently lost a significant amount of weight. They believe she weighs between 120 and 150 pounds.
The Sheriff's Office also would not confirm whether she has any medical issues that could have caused her to wander off.
They found no trace of footprints or any evidence in the land around her house.
They're asking anyone with information or who might have seen Anita Bucki to call the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
WISCONSIN - The DNR set new rules for tagging deer hit by a car. The new rules remove local law enforcement from the process.
You no longer have to call police to get a tag issued for a deer carcass, if you want to take it home after an accident.
"The new policy for the DNR shows that you just have to dial a number in order to get a tag issued for a deer on the side of the road instead of having to call a dispatcher to get a deputy on scene," said Oneida County Sheriff's Department Dispatch Brandi Gray.
This has to be done before taking the deer from the scene. The person who hit the deer has the right to take it, but if they don't want the deer, anyone can have it.
ONEIDA COUNTY - Invasive species specialists work hard to protect our lakes, but a few areas in Oneida County aren't doing as well as they'd like.
Aquatic experts have found invasive species in four new Oneida County lakes this summer. It's not a great sign, but it also isn't like years ago when someone might find acres of an invasive. However, it's still an issue.
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