WAUSAU - The man accused of attacking two Marathon County Jail officers, putting one in intensive care, faces three felony battery charges. But his lawyers claim he attacked because of a mental disorder.
20-year-old Fredrick Morris was in court today to enter a not guilty plea.
Prosecutors say Morris attacked two guards March 27th when he was supposed to go back into his cell, but refused.
Next for Morris, a doctor will assess him to determine if he really has a mental disorder. That will likely happen by the next pretrial conference, June 7th. Morris is still in jail on a cash bond.
MANITOWISH WATERS - People wanting to get into the holiday spirit didn't need to look further than Manitowish Waters.
Saturday was the 8th annual Festival of Trees.
The event raised money for the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library.
"We are offering businesses to come in and decorate a tree and it's a festive way to recognize local area businesses plus raise money for the library," said Koller Memorial Library director Janelle Kohl.
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