FLORENCE COUNTY - Florence County prosecutors could file charges against a man police believe threatened a group of people at gunpoint.
The Florence County Sheriff's Office got a call from a man who was threatened while he was tubing with his family and friends on the Pine River Oxbow. The man told deputies a man appeared from shore. He said the man told his party that the river belonged to him and that he was "King of America." The man told deputies the suspect pointed a shotgun at the tubing group as they floated by.
Deputies think the man also confronted other groups of tubers that came by.
Deputies secured the area and helped five groups of tubers get out of the river safely.
The Oneida County and Marinette County swat team helped Florence County deputies find the man. The 70-year-old man was taken into custody. Deputies found a loaded rifle and a shotgun along with 280 rounds of ammunition at the scene.
The man was taken to the Florence County Jail. His name has not yet been released.
MARATHON COUNTY - Two important Wisconsin products won't benefit from a possible trade war. It will likely hurt them. Last month President Trump placed tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum imports. China came back and slapped tariffs on more than 100 U.S. products. The motives are political. But the effects trickle down to hurt local economies.
When it comes to growing ginseng, nobody does it quite like Marathon County.
"Wisconsin ginseng is sort of the cream of the crop when it comes to American ginseng," said Hsu's Ginseng Enterprises Director of Operations Mike Klemp-North.
Ninety percent of the U.S.'s ginseng crop is grown in Wisconsin. Ninety-five percent of that crop is grown in Marathon County.
ANTIGO - People around the country will see just how much a police officer killed in the line of duty meant to his family and community.
Karl's Transport in Antigo revealed its newest semi-trailer design Tuesday afternoon. The trailer features Everest Metro Detective Jason Weiland. Weiland, 40, was shot and killed in a shooting rampage around the Wausau area on March 22, 2017.
EAGLE RIVER - Several Northwoods schools wanted to make it clear to their students Wednesday, there's always someone there to talk to. Anti-Bullying and suicide prevention speaker Bob Lenz spoke at Three Lakes and Northland Pines high schools Wednesday. Northland Pines Dean of Students Josh Tilley said he hopes students walk away from the talk knowing they can reach out to at least one person when they feel alone.
"Over the last few years, we've been bringing speakers in, national, local and state speakers so that we can really help our students understand that if they feel different they have the opportunity to be an individual, but if it's hurting them they can get help," said Tilley. Northland Pines staff members recently looked closely at their relationships with students by reviewing class rosters. They want to make sure all students have support.
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