WAUSAU & MERRILL - If you live in two area communities, you'll need to avoid parking on the street the next few days. Merrill, Wausau, and Stevens Point declared "snow emergencies" on Monday. This restricts parking on all city streets while the emergency is active.
Merrill's is in effect starting Tuesday at 11 a.m. through Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Wausau's goes into effect from 11 p.m. Monday through 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Stevens Point's notice goes into effect Monday at 11 p.m. through Wednesday at 7 a.m.
Weston's snow emergency goes into effect Tuesday at 1 a.m., and lasts until Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The move helps plow drivers clear snow without having to go around parked cars.
Merrill reports its can cite violators $20, not including towing fees. In Wausau, the city can cite violators for $100 dollars.
This story will be updated if and when more snow emergencies are declared.
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.
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.
And we'll talk to a Stevens Point state senator about a proposed bill that would ban what its authors are calling "selective abortions."
We'll bring you all this and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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