2 More Men Convicted In Iron County Murder

Aug 14, 2018

(Hurley, WI)  --  An Iron County jury took just 90 minutes to find two more men guilty of a murder last December.  Wayne Valliere Junior's body was found New Year's Day in a rural area of northern Wisconsin. 

The jury found 27-year-old Richard Allen and 26-year-old Joseph Lussier guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.  Another man has already reached a plea deal. 

No trial date has been set for the two remaining defendants. 

An autopsy discovered Valliere was shot eight times, including two shots to his head.

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In this month's episode of Field Notes, Susan Knight of UW-Madison’s Trout Lake Station talks about that annoying summer problem, “Swimmer’s Itch” and how we can avoid it.


It's primary election day in Wisconsin. The primary is designed to narrow down the number of candidates from parties to one to represent the party in the November.While some years this election barely draws the public's attention, several hotly contested races are featured.

Voters must selected a party to vote on. While Wisconsin doesn't require voters to register with a party designation, you are required during a primary election to only vote for one party. National, state and a few local contests are featured.

Wisconsin DNR

The discovery of CWD infected deer in Lincoln and Oneida counties has prompted the DNR to hold a public meeting Wednesday in Tomahawk to discuss what that means for hunters and others.

DNR staff, along with Lincoln, Oneida, and Langlade County Deer Advisory Councils will host that meeting. DNR Area Wildlife Supervisor Chuck McCullough  says the positive CWD deer were found in the town of Harrison in Lincoln county, and the town of Crescent in Oneida county. He says they will discuss the extent of the disease on the landscape.

Oneida Pier Dispute Simmers Over To Town Level

Aug 14, 2018

MINOCQUA – A dispute between a Minocqua landowner and Oneida County over a large private pier has spilled over to Minocqua Town Board, which may slap parking restrictions on the adjacent town road and town boat launch site.

  • A DNR warden says they are putting an emphasis on people using helmets and seatbelts on recreational vehicles,
  • A local airport is offering a chance for flyers to ease the hassle of getting on a flight,
  • and a candidate for state Treasurer says that elected office needs to remain.

Godlewski campaign

In 2014, former Rhinelander mayor Jerry Shidell ran on a statewide campaign to be elected state Treasurer on the Libertarian ticket so he could, as his slogan went, "Hire Me, Then Fire Me". Shidell ran on a campaign to eliminate the Treasurer's position.

Backers felt the Constitutional job no longer was needed. But voters earlier this year strongly disagreed with that position, retaining the Treasurer's post, voting almost 2-1 to save it.

Wisconsin DNR

A recent UTV fatality here has prompted state law enforcement officials to again remind the public that helmets and seat belts save lives.

Gary Eddy is the DNR's off-highway vehicle administrative warden. A crash involving a utility-terrain vehicle on August 4 in Oneida County resulted in the death of a person, bringing to 14 the total number of fatalities for all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicles in Wisconsin this year.

Eddy says the fatalities have similar circumstances... 

Eagle River Treatment Plant Grade In Jeopardy

Aug 13, 2018
Wikimedia Commons Tom Kiser

The Eagle River treatment plant had a perfect “Grade A” for operations last year but in a report to the Eagle River city council (Aug 7) that is expected to change due to non-compliance in meeting operational standards for disinfection.

  •   Gov. Walker reacts to a controversial ad filmed in Three Lakes,
  •  A special meeting was called at Three Lakes Schools to discuss partisanship,
  •  The DNR needs more volunteers for "Snapshot Wisconsin.


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