TOWN OF BRADLEY - An elderly woman caused a two-car crash north of Tomahawk on Tuesday morning.
It happened at the intersection of Highway 8 and County Y around 11 a.m. in the Town of Bradley. An 81-year-old woman turning from Highway 8 onto County Y took the turn too wide and crashed into an SUV sitting at a stop sign.
The elderly woman and a 77-year-old man driving the other car were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Tomahawk Fire Chief John Peeters says fast drivers on Highway 8 made cleanup efforts stressful.
"It makes it very unsafe," Peeters said of passing cars. "You know, we've got people walking around here concentrating on what they're doing and don't realize there are cars coming through."
The 81-year-old woman received a citation from the Wisconsin State Patrol. It took crews about an hour to clear the scene.
RHINELANDER - Nineteen months ago, 10 police agencies surrounded the Tripoli home of Kenneth Welsh.
Police say Welsh caused a three-hour standoff, threatened to blow up his house, and threatened to kill his wife.
Later in court, he was convicted of two felonies and sentenced to three years in prison by Oneida County Judge Michael Bloom.
But now, those convictions and prison sentence have been erased. This month, while in prison, Welsh argued he didn't fully understand all the elements of one of the crimes to which he pleaded no contest, first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Welsh's motion put some of the blame on his defense attorney, Rod Streicher.
RHINELANDER - A number of Rhinelander police and firefighters will work a weekend morning shift in December and won't get paid for it. It's an extra task they're happy to help with.
The Rhinelander Police Department's Shop With a Cop program returns December 16. Police and firefighters take 20 third grade students from Crescent, Pelican, Zion, and Nativity schools shopping for Christmas presents at Walmart. The schools recommend students for the event.
RHINELANDER - This holiday season, you might want to tell your child to hug family members at holiday gatherings.
The Girls Scouts of the USA hopes you won't. The organization is saying daughters don't owe anyone physical affection, and that the expectation of hugs and kisses could have bad aftereffects later in life.
"I think for some people, it is a new concept," said Melissa K., the domestic violence coordinator at Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual assault, which is based in Rhinelander.
In a post, the Girl Scouts of the USA told parents their daughters don't "owe anyone a hug. Not even at the holidays."
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