CRANDON - Prosecutors say an Antigo man planned and tried to kill his girlfriend in Crandon this fall.
Cory Brown, 40, is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide and 30 other crimes across four cases.
Brown's girlfriend told police he strangled her, punched her, shoved her face into the ground, and knocked her unconscious.
"I'm not f****** letting you go, you'll be lucky if you get outta here alive," Brown told his girlfriend, according to her statement to police.
"Our theory is is that he attempted to, he intended to, he planned to [kill the victim]," said Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono. "When it comes to first-degree [attempted homicide], your planning to do so can be just a matter of seconds before you act."
Another witness told police, minutes before the attack, Brown texted a friend that he was going to kill his girlfriend.
"From the timing of things, his communications electronically, and then, his overall physical behaviors and conduct after that toward this victim, it's kind of collaborative, corroborating evidence," Simono said.
The victim told police she thought Brown had been drinking.
According to police, Brown called her from jail and asked if the relationship was over.
If he's convicted of attempted murder and other charges, he could face more than 165 years in prison.
RHINELANDER - An 18-year-old nursing assistant accused of sexually assaulting at least two elderly patients pleaded not guilty on Monday.
Jacob Schlosser was in Oneida County court for his arraignment, facing three 2nd-degree sexual assault felonies.
He was first charged with sexually assaulting an 80-year-old patient during bath time at Avanti in Minocqua last month. Two days after police started their investigation, another patient came forward saying Schlosser assaulted them, too.
PHILLIPS - A Northwoods organization that aims to help domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors now offers it's services online. Thanks to RAINN, a national anti-sexual assault group, Embrace can now host anonymous support groups for survivors.
Embrace serves Price, Rusk, Washburn, and Barron counties. Domestic Violence Program Coordinator Angela Frieze says it can be hard to get people to attend in-person support groups.
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.
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