RHINELANDER - You can find a new option for coffee, gas and groceries in the Northwoods.
Kwik Trip opened its doors in Rhinelander.
It's a family-owned gas station and convenience store chain out of LaCrosse.
There are 420 locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.
The newest location in Rhinelander will bring 30 jobs to the area.
Store leaders say it's a great place to work.
"It is something that you never would experience if you walked in the door as a guest. But once you're here and you're part of it, it's something you'll never walk away from. It's an incredibly great company to work for," said store leader Angie Koziel.
The store is located on the corner of Eisenhower Parkway and Highway 17.
Store leaders want customers to have a great experience when they walk in.
"To realize that we're more than just a convenience store, that we're almost a small grocery store that has anything that they're going to need. We have great, quality customer service, excellent products, and they'll be very pleased when they walk in the door," said Koziel.
Twenty-six people currently work at the store. They're looking to hire 4 more workers.
CRANDON - Forest County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Justice was justified in shooting and killing 31-year-old Brandon Cude on Jan. 4, Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono ruled Friday.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice released the results of its investigation in the case, and Simono's decision, Friday afternoon.
The DOJ documents detail how Cude swung a shotgun at Justice at close range. The deputy had just learned Cude had felony warrants against him, and Justice was trying to arrest Cude. Justice fired four shots on the scene, a rural road south of Crandon.
"He didn't get a shot off?" a fellow officer asked Justice after the shooting.
"No. He tried, though. Pulled that sucker out and pointed it right at me," Justice replied in an exchange recorded on a body camera.
EAGLE RIVER - Vilas County officers can now respond to active shooter calls better prepared.
All deputies and patrol offices now have access to steel-plated body armor, something only the Vilas County SWAT Team had before.
"We want to make sure our staff are fully protected," said Vilas County Sheriff's Office Captain Gerard Ritter. "I never want to see anything happen to any one of my staff. And we should outfit them with the protection they need."
Before the new body armor, Ritter said officers and deputies only had access to soft body armor.
"The weave material is designed to stop or slow down a projectile," said Ritter.
Officers will still wear the soft-bodied armor every day, but in active shooter situations, officers can now essentially double up on protection, protection once only offered to the SWAT Team.
"There has been an increase in active shooter incidences across the United States," said Ritter.
RHINELANDER - Police think an Oneida County man downloaded hundreds of pornographic pictures of young girls using a private chatroom.
During Danial Smith's preliminary hearing Friday, Smith's attorney asked if police had any way of knowing it was his client who downloaded the more than 700 photos.
The state Department of Justice learned a computer near Rhinelander downloaded the pictures in late 2016 thanks to a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The internet protocol (IP) addresses from the downloads were linked to Smith's home on County C in the town of Stella.
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