Despite several nights of frost in the past week, some Northern Wisconsin residents are still plagued by the telltale buzz of mosquitoes. How does a mosquito survive in cold temperatures?
Common knowledge holds that once nighttime temperatures dip into the 30s, mosquito populations drop off. But that didn’t seem to be happening last week. Susan Paskewitz, a mosquito expert at the University of Wisconsin Madison, says it’s possible most of the still-active mosquitoes are newly formed.
A federal program has awarded over $3 million in Wisconsin for tribal justice and public safety projects. Lac du Flambeau will receive more than a half-million dollars from the so-called COPS grant to increase community policing. John Vaudreuil is US Attorney for Wisconsin’s Western District. He says this type of grant is pretty straightforward.
“Pay for police, keep your police forces, train your police forces. And technical support – it might be recorders, cars, things like that.”
A ground search in Vilas county has begun after a hunter turned up a jacket and a shoe in the town of Plum Lake.
Sheriff Joe Fath reports the hunter said he saw a child's or smaller adult jacket and a shoe along a snowmobile trail. Fath reports the hunter thought it was strange that the clothing was there. It appears to have been there for awhile.
A ground search in the area is looking for other evidence.
Someone from the Northwoods will have some extra money soon.
The Wisconsin Lottery reports a ticket sold at Dietz Service on county "W" in Manitowish Waters matched all six winning number in the Thursday, September 19 SuperCash! drawing to claim the $350,000 dollar prize.
Winners have 180 days to claim the prize.
SuperCash! is a daily lotto game played only in Wisconsin. The odds of winning SuperCash!'s top prize are about 1 in 1.6 million.
A Forest county man is due back in court October ninth, on charges that he molested young children at his mother's child care center.
Prosecutors said 39-year-old William Anderson of Crandon committed a number of sexual assaults between January and September 11th. The victims were reported to be 4-to-6 years old. Anderson is under a 50-thousand-dollar cash bond. He's charged with six felony counts of exposure and repeated child sex assaults.
A Rhinelander volunteer is in Colorado with the American Red Cross. Carol Miller is stationed at Disaster Relief Headquarters near Denver, south of where the floods have done the most damage.
She says there are 600 volunteers on the scene with hundreds more set to arrive. The job of Red Cross nurses is to take care of those who get sick or injured while volunteering for FEMA or other partner organizations.
Fourth graders from Central Intermediate School in Rhinelander had a chance to learn about invasive species Thursday, on an environmental education field trip.
Michele Sadauskas is passing around Louis – a preserved sea lamprey to a group of kids sitting on the floor at CAVOC, the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom. Sadauskas is the Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for Oneida County. She’s here today to give kids a primer – what exactly is an AIS?