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Local Sports Report: 12/4/18Submitted: 12/04/2018
Andrew Goldstein
Andrew Goldstein
Sports Anchor/Reporter
agoldstein@wjfw.com

Local Sports Report: 12/4/18
EAGLE RIVER - Marshfield boys basketball defeated Rhinelander at home, 72-39, behind 24 points from Brant Bohman.

Northland Pines hockey beat Tomahawk, 15-1. 

Three Lakes girls basketball topped Tomahawk, 52-41, at home.




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RHINELANDER - It's not every day people get the chance to bid on and take home old crime scene evidence. In Rhinelander, that opportunity came Saturday at a police department silent auction.

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OSHKOSH - Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says Joe Biden poses the greatest threat to President Donald Trump in Wisconsin.

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MADISON - Milwaukee police say a 23-year-old man was shot and later died from his injuries.

The Journal Sentinel reports police found the man around 12:40 a.m. Sunday on the city's north side.

The Milwaukee Fire Department performed life-saving measures on the scene and sent the man to a hospital.

Police say a 20-year-old man reported at about 1 a.m. he had been shot at the same location. He was sent to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Detectives are investigating the shootings.


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STEVENS POINT - Emergency calls for help with "poison gas" brought police, firefighters, and paramedics out to a homeless shelter in Stevens Point early Sunday morning.  Crews quickly determined there was no danger.

According to our partners at the Point/Plover Metro Wire, police were called to the Salvation Army Hope Center on Briggs Street -- just west of UW-Stevens Point -- around 6:20 a.m.  People at the shelter were already evacuating the building.

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RHINELANDER -
The One for the Heroes lunch at Rhinelander GM-Toyota Saturday, gave people the chance to rub shoulders with first responders while also supporting their agencies.

Fire fighters, police officers and other first responders were treated to a brat or hot dog lunch while community members were able to make a donation for that meal. The money raised will go back to the departments that attended.

Those agencies gave tours of emergency vehicles and demonstrated equipment like drones and diving gear. 97.3 WHDG, a host of the event, attended the lunch with its Hodag Hot Wheel. There was also a bounce house for children who attended.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, event organizers believe they had raised more than $200 dollars.

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MADISON - An industry expert says the impending bankruptcy of a major frac sand mining company signals the financial woes that could cripple more Wisconsin-based mines due to a nationwide oversupply of sand.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that Emerge Energy Services entered into a debt restructuring deal with its lenders last month. The company owns Superior Silica Sands.

CEO Rick Shearer says restructuring negotiations are ongoing. The company may file for bankruptcy if a settlement isn't struck out of court.

An energy consulting director at analytics firm IHS Markit says up to 75% of Wisconsin mines that supply oil and gas producers might have to close. Samir Nangia says the oversupply is due to companies building more mines near oilfields in Texas and Oklahoma.

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RHINELANDER - A flight over the Northwoods brings views of lakes, tree canopies, and small communities. The list of people who have traveled across the Northwoods skies is short, but you could in as little as six months. The Rhinelander Flying Service offers classes to aspiring pilots from all over the Northwoods.

Valerie Dalka is just a few weeks away from being able to fly a plane solo. She says flying is the easy part, landing is where she needs some work.

"Right when you're landing you have to do this thing called a flare and you have to pull back really hard on the controls," said Dalka. "And it's really hard to just continue pulling back that far."

She's been taking lessons at the Rhinelander Flying Service for years. 

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