No deer hunt in the city of Rhinelander this year. Last week a city committee recommended that the hunt not take place this year.
The deer find Rhinelander to be hospitable with plenty of cover, gardens and flowers to eat, and few predators. They also proved to be a traffic hazard with several car-deer accidents reported. The city council approved the first antlerless, in-city, bow-and-arrow hunt in 2006, and it has been held most years since then.
A Rhinelander man charged with attempted homicide has been found competent to stand trial.
23 year old Marcus Alsteens was arrested August 12 after a relative had allegedly been shot at Alsteens' Rhinelander home.
State psychologist Dr. Michael Galli interviewed Alsteens at the request of the Public Defender's office to determine his ability to understand proceedings to help in his own defense. Public Defender Maggie Hogan agreed with Galli's findings...