Vilas County Sheriff's Dept.

According to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice late Sunday night, James Lussier has been taken into custody in Oshkosh.

Lussier is a suspect in the December death of Wayne Valliere, Jr of Lac du Flambeau. Four of the five suspects have already been arrested.

Late Friday, Vilas county authorities announced a $500 reward for information leading to his re-arrest. He was previously in the Vilas county jail, but was mistakenly released.

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

He's come back home to lead a major tribal business enterprise.

Darold Londo last month began work as Director of the Lac du Flambeau Business Development Corporation.

The corporation is the non-gaming economic development arm of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Rhinelander School District

The community is invited, particularly business owners, to a forum next month to show how young people with disabilities and other barriers can become employed in the workforce.

Shelley Lehman is a special education teacher at Rhinelander High School...

"....and the title is "Employing Young Adults With Barriers" We're specifically going to be discussing what are some ways we can help youth with disabilities or students with other barriers to learn the skills and have the desire to work have our youth be employed in our community...."

Look for a change in how recreational vehicles are licensed. The DNR announced Friday customers renewing registrations for their boat, ATV, UTV, snowmobile or off-highway motorcycle this year will now receive renewal postcards.

The postcards replace the letters that have previously been sent. Customers are encouraged to take care of their renewals well before they intend to head out on the water and trails. ATV, UTV and off-highway motorcycle renewals received after March 31 will be assessed an additional $5 late fee.

Many people in the Northwoods volunteer for a variety of natural resources citizen-science programs.

A meeting next month in Eau Claire is designed to talk about their work, stewardship and educational efforts and volunteers are welcomed.

The Wisconsin Summit for Natural Resources Volunteers is a three-day event. Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program Director Becky Sapper says the event is for volunteers across the state...

Vilas County Sheriff's Dept.

Late Friday, Vilas county authorities announced a $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the re-arrest of James Lussier.

Lussier is a suspect in the December death of Wayne Valliere, Jr of Lac du Flambeau.

Lussier was in the Vilas county jail, but was mistakenly released and is at large.

Lussier is 6'2. 263 pounds with with black hair and brown eyes.

WJFW TV reports Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono determined Friday that Forest County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Justice was justified in shooting and killing 31-year-old Brandon Cude on January 4,

The Wisconsin Department of Justice released the results of its investigation in the case, and Simono's decision, Friday afternoon. The DOJ documents detail how Cude swung a shotgun at Justice at close range. The deputy had just learned Cude had felony warrants against him, and Justice was trying to arrest Cude. Justice fired four shots on the scene, on a road south of Crandon

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Update: Minocqua Police report the arrest of a minor in relation to the LUHS threat. (2/17)

Both Lakeland Union High School  and Rhinelander schools were affected by threats Friday.

After the discovery of a note and other information, Lakeland schools in Minocqua canceled some planned activity and only about a third of the student body reported for school. An investigation into who left the threat has begun. A message in the girls bathroom was left on two different occasions according to reports.

Oneida County Sheriff's Department

A Rhinelander woman has been formally charged with allegedly conspiring to hire a hitman.

27 year old Megan Danielczak is charged under Solicitation of 1st Degree Homicide and domestic abuse charges.

Cash bond of $15,000 was set by Oneida County Judge Patrick O'Melia.


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Wisconsin DOT Chooses Roundabout Option For Rhinelander Intersection

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