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Friday Night Blitz: 2/8/19Submitted: 02/08/2019
Andrew Goldstein
Andrew Goldstein
Sports Anchor/Reporter
agoldstein@wjfw.com

Friday Night Blitz: 2/8/19
RHINELANDER - BOYS BASKETBALL SCORES

Newman Catholic: 58 Rib Lake: 85
Tomahawk: 37 Mosinee: 70
Bowler 42: Wisconsin Valley Lutheran: 59
Iola-Scandinavia: 62 Bonduel: 59
Phelps: 65 Crandon: 63
Crivitz: 68 Niagara: 34
DC Everest: 82 Wisconsin Rapids: 59
Florence: 87 Wausaukee: 75
Medford: 52 Lakeland: 47
Stratford: 103 Chequamegon: 60
Wausau East: 57 Stevens Point: 63
Wausau West: 42 Marshfield: 60
Tigerton: 55 Marion: 65




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MERRILL - Scammers hoping to steal personal information can get a lot of private details right out of the garbage.

An organization in Merrill reminds people that improper disposal of printed documents can put you at risk for identity theft. 

Crime Stoppers of Lincoln Co. held their first ever shred day Wednesday afternoon.
President Ken Neff says the organization is becoming more proactive in fighting ID fraud.

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STEVENS POINT - Stevens Point police want to find a man a teenager claims approached him for sexual activity Wednesday morning.

The 17-year-old was fishing near the paper mill on the city's southwest side at Wisconsin and Wood streets around 11 a.m. when the man approached him.  The teen says the man did not touch him, only talked with him.

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WAUSAU - After plans for a movie theater at the struggling Wausau Center Mall fell through in 2017, a new business opens there this summer.

Following launches in La Crosse and Eau Claire, HOM Furniture (pronounced 'home') will open its 17th location in Central Wisconsin Friday. The Minnesota-based company also operates stores in Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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STEVENS POINT - One person died after a garage caught fire in Stevens Point. 

Police were called to 608 Sixth Ave at 6:47 p.m. Wednesday. 

The garage was completed on fire when first responders arrived. 

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PICKEREL -
Police released the name of the youngest victim Wednesday of a fire that killed six people in Langlade County Tuesday morning.

Zoe Munoz Soto was just under 11-months-old.

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RHINELANDER - A 49-year-old Spooner man now faces charges he sexually touched a child at the Waters of Minocqua last Monday.

According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Scribner touched the victim in a hot tub at the waterpark.

The child resisted him, then hurried away from the hot tub.

Police say surveillance video from the Waters of Minocqua backs up the story.

When confronted, Scribner told police the child instigated the sexual contact.

At a court appearance on Wednesday, a judge set a $5,000 cash bond and ordered he have no contact with children.

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RHINELANDER - From her store on Brown Street in downtown Rhinelander, Kate Bauman would love to sell anyone a hand-restored armoire, while knowing it's a specific clientele she tends to reach.

"I know that my chances of an ATV rider coming in and purchasing a dresser is slim to none," Bauman said with a laugh.

After Monday night, those chances may have just gone up.  On a 6-2 vote, the city council approved allowing ATVs and UTVs on almost all city streets.  Riders cannot use or cross Lincoln Street or Stevens Street north of Dwight Street.  

Alderpersons Dawn Rog and Ryan Rossing were the lone dissenters.

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