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Three open homicide cases pending in Vilas County court are moving forward slowly with a five day jury trial set for one next February, another with the person charged sitting in jail under a high cash bond, and a third four hours away whose signature bond is being delivered for signing by a public defender.

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Jurors were selected today for an expected trial next week involving the Rhinelander-area woman charged with First Degree Reckless Homicide in the death of her son in April, 2017.

30 year old Ellen Tran was charged after the death of 20 month old Avery Edwards.

Tran told investigators the boy had slipped in the shower.Jurors were called and selected Friday with the trial set to begin Monday.

After Ellen Tran's arrest, her ex- husband Trung Tran was charged with child neglect. 

Ellen Tran also faces a bail jumping charge.

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The Eagle River dog park committee made an on-site visit to a third potential location on airport property Thursday on the east side of Adams Road but felt the area was too small and too close to a major highway, thereby favoring the airport property west of Bolte Road and north of Illinois Street.

  •   A judge binds a father and daughter over for trial for an incident at Marshfield Clinic-Minocqua,
  •   The airport is looked at as a possible site for an Eagle River dog park,
  •    A foundation donates $25,000 to Rhinelander Little League,
  •    A billion dollar jackpot could lead to gambling problems,

Wi. Council On Problem Gambling

Two lottery jackpots have hit astounding levels.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night will be in the range of $970 million, while Powerball is expected to be in the range of $430 million. The Milwaukee Brewers are playing for a chance to go to the World Series. The Packers are trying to again play to form. All these are examples of places where there is a lot of gambling going on, and an expert says be careful if you choose to take part in legal gambling.

Rose Blozinski is Executive Director of the Wisconsin Councilk on Problem Gambling says be cautious...

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The release of a man convicted of violent sexual assault of children has resulted in meetings in Forest county.

52 year old Jeffrey LeVasseur has been housed in a Door county facility until a residence in  Forest county is secured. Attempts at placing him at homes in Hiles, Blackwell, and Lanark, and Plover were unsuccessful.

He's proposed to stay at a residence on Sand Lake Road in the Town of Nashville.

Nicolet Area Technical College

Nicolet College is accepting applications for the Nicolet Promise program, designed to help pay for student tuition to Nicolet.

The Promise program began in 2016. Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Kate Ferrel explains the program..

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Some kids in Three Lakes get a special ride to school Friday  morning, thanks to the Three Lakes Fire Department.

The 8th annual "Ride To School Program" is sponsored by the department as part of a fire prevention program. Department Fire Prevention Coordinator Andy Beach says the idea is to engage young people in fire prevention...

Vilas Co. Sheriff's Department

The murder of a Lac du Flambeau man has led to more charges against one of the suspects in the death of Wayne Valliere, Jr. last year.

28 year old Evan Oungst of Arbor Vitae is one of five men charged in the man's homicide.

The state Department of Justice has added 14 more felony charges.

Valliere, Jr. was found dead in Iron county. Oungst also faces other felony charges in Vilas county.

In August, an Iron County jury convicted Joseph Lussier and Richard Allen of killing Valliere, Jr. and dumping his body in the woods.

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  •   President Trump is coming to Mosinee to stump for Republicans,
  •   A standoff in Winter ends without a death.

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