HURLEY - An Arbor Vitae man will face 14 extra felony charges related to the Iron County murder of Wayne Valliere, Jr. last winter.
Evan Oungst, 28, is one of five men charged with homicide in the killing.
The state Department of Justice filed nine additional counts of harboring or aiding a felon and five counts of giving out illegal drugs.
Oungst also faces a count of harboring or aiding a felon in Vilas County.
The information attached to the new Iron County charges matches previous information in the case. Assistant Attorneys General Richard Dufour and Chad Verbeten are handling the case and decided on the additional charges.
"We are continuing to seek justice for Wayne Valliere's family," said Attorney General Brad Schimel in a statement. "Our team at DOJ has worked hard to convict the two who committed this murder and we will continue to prosecute all those who played a role."
In August, an Iron County jury convicted Joseph Lussier and Richard Allen of killing Valliere and dumping his body in the Iron County woods. Oungst, James Lussier, and Curtis Wolfe are all awaiting trial or sentencing in the same case.
The attorney for Robin Mendez today tried to convince the jury that another man, one who was upset with Mendez's wife, could have been the one who killed her back in 1982. You'll hear some of the testimony from a witness who may have seen that man the night of the murder.
Plus, some Rhinelander residents have been without phone, internet and cable services for about 2 weeks, and they want some answers from Frontier. We'll bring you the details and talk with some of those frustrated customers.
We'll bring you this and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
RHINELANDER - One of the five Rhinelander employees who signed a letter of no confidence against City Administrator Daniel Guild submitted her letter of resignation on Monday.
Guild's assistant, Stephanie Rajnicek cited ongoing conflict, tension, and concerns about her future for resigning.
Her last day will be Friday, May 10th.
Rajnicek joined City Clerk Val Foley, Deputy Clerk Mary Stoll, Utility Billing Clerk Beth Mannikko, and Public Works Director Tim Kingman in signing the letter. It was submitted during a city council meeting on March 11.
EAGLE RIVER - In thinking about which color goes best with their red superhero shirts Monday, Eagle River Walgreens employees decided white fit rather nicely. But getting chosen to fling pies filled with white whipped cream didn't exactly leave Bri Sandrone green with envy.
"I actually didn't want to, I wanted to have somebody else do it," Sandrone explained, with a laugh.
Wearing her "everyday superhero" cape and shirt, Sandrone found the courage to toss the pies in her bosses' faces.
MINOCQUA - According to a Nestle frozen foods representative, Wisconsin ranks number one per capita in frozen pizza consumption in the United States. A lot of the best-selling brands are based in the badger state.
Orv's, Brew Pub, and Roma pizza brands are all made by Bernatello's Foods in Outagamie County. Bernatello's National Sales Manager Denny Terrance said frozen pizza has become a staple food in Wisconsin.
"A lot of that is based towards the quality of the meats that you see on the market these days, the premium toppings that you see," said Terrance.
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