FOREST COUNTY - Prosecutors believe a Forest County man made meth and had other people buy ingredients for him.
36-year-old Shandon Tallier of Laona faces four felony charges.
Police became suspicious when Tallier bought ephedrine or pseudophedrine more than 50 times during the last year. Those are drugs commonly used to make meth.
Tallier was also blocked from buying the drugs more than 20 times in the last year. That's because he already bought more than the federal limit allows in a 30 day period.
Sheriff's deputies say Tallier, his 29-year-old girlfriend Lindsey Collins and Tallier's 33-year-old brother, David, bought ingredients in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan to make meth. David Tallier and Lindsey Collins haven't been charged.
LINCOLN COUNTY - A Tomahawk man accused of sending explicit emails to a 15-year-old girl appeared in court Monday.
Joshua Dewitt is charged with multiple counts, including soliciting a child for prostitution and child enticement. The investigation started last November, when a mother accused the 29-year-old of sending inappropriate emails to her teenage daughter.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker still owes nearly $900,000 on his failed presidential campaign, which ended abruptly last fall.
The campaign has been gradually reducing its $1.2 million debt from the end of 2015. According to finance records, the campaign owed $898,676 at the end of April, down about $50,000 from the previous month.
Supporters of a second softball field at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander will need to wait for any decision on if those plans can move forward.
The Parks, Buildings and Grounds Committee decided Monday night to hold a public hearing in front of the full city council before deciding on whether it wants to accept the park plans.
The Rhinelander softball program hopes to build a second softball field at Pioneer Park just south of its existing field. The program would use about $50,000 from donations and fundraisers to build the new field. Softball coach D.J. DeMeyer tells Newswatch 12 the second field would allow the city to host upwards of 70 games a year, including RHS softball games, tournaments, and city recreation leagues.
But the new field would require cutting down nearly 10 trees and take up space routinely used by the fair and farmers' market. City Administrator Kristina Aschenbrenner says she's heard from plenty of people worried about space issues.
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