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Local Sports Report: 5-3-19Submitted: 05/03/2019
Andrew Goldstein
Andrew Goldstein
Sports Anchor/Reporter
agoldstein@wjfw.com

Local Sports Report: 5-3-19
NORTHWOODS - Northland Pines baseball defeated Three Lakes/Phelps, 7-4, at Don Burnside Park.

Antigo softball topped Rhinelander, 16-0, at Pioneer Park.




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EAGLE RIVER - Police think a man caused a deadly crash while driving high in Vilas County this winter.  He now faces homicide and drug possession felonies.

Prosecutors filed charges against Tyler Metz, 19, on May 14.

Metz, who lives in Douglas County, was involved in a head-on crash on Highway 51 at Bakken Road in the township of Boulder Junction on Jan. 23.

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RHINELANDER -
UPDATE: Passengers who were supposed to arrive in Rhinelander at 3:15 p.m. will be able to take a flight out of Minneapolis that will arrive late Monday evening. 

A broken underground power cable at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport delayed a flight set to arrive in Rhinelander from Minneapolis Monday afternoon. 

Around 1:30 p.m., workers noticed malfunctioning equipment in the weather station at the airport, which affects navigation. 

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SUGAR CAMP - To prepare their fields for planting, many Wisconsin farmers use a harsh weed killer called glyphosate; it's the same active-ingredient found in Roundup. 

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TOMAHAWK - Tomahawk's Main Street organization thinks a big part of making its downtown beautiful is the flower baskets that hang every summer.

But the 32 baskets take a lot of volunteer power to keep watered.

This year, the downtown will display flowers in new, self-watering baskets. They'll only need to be watered every three or four days, instead of every day.

"Beautification is always a focal point of any great downtown. You want to bring in something that's very inviting, very community-orientated, and who doesn't love flowers?" said Tomahawk Main Street Executive Director Aimee Dickrell.

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MERRILL - The Ace Hardware store in Merrill employs a few veterans on its 17-person staff.

But it plans to do even more for veterans this Saturday.

It will give away American flags to the first 240 customers to its store. Ace will also donate 200 flags to the local VFW post, something it did last year for the first time.

"It was really gratifying to see how much the VFW post was really honored by it and just thanked us so profusely," said Merrill Ace Hardware owner Tim Haight. "Ace is all about honoring American veterans."

The Merrill store will join Ace stores across the country on Saturday. Together, they intend to give away one million American flags.

The Flying Aces fighter pilots in World War I inspired the name for Ace stores.

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APPLETON - Residents of a Wisconsin city are saying goodbye to a firefighter killed in the line of duty.

A procession honoring Mitch Lundgaard wound through Appleton on Monday, starting at a funeral home and ending at Appleton Alliance Church, where a visitation was planned. Lundgaard will be taken back to the funeral home following the 6 p.m. service, which is not open to the public.

Lundgaard's family released a statement saying the "outpouring of support" from the community in the past week "has been astonishing to us."

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MOSINEE - Mosinee Middle School went on a soft lockdown Monday morning while police checked out a possibly threatening photograph.

The Mosinee Police Department says a photo shared on Snapchat showed two guns and the words "Don't come to school Monday".

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