Local Newscast

Every weekday at 1:06 p.m., WXPR Public Radio airs a local news roundup with all of our top stories from the last 24 hours.

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  • Northern Wisconsin is dealing with a shortage of EMS providers,
  • January is Stalking Awareness Month and a local agency is here to help,
  • Marshfield Clinic is offering a way to lose weight this year,
  • Wisconsin continues to consider medical Marijuana,
  • and it's also Glaucoma Awareness Month.

  •   Medical marijuana bills likely to come before the Wisconsin legislature,
  •   AARP says voters over age 50 made the difference in the recent elections,
  •   Eagle River and WPS agree to end backup electric service.

  •   Shopko is closing 16 stores in Wisconsin as part of restructuring,
  •   Gov. Evers suggests he favors legalizing medical marijuana,
  •   A speaker stops in Minocqua to stump for a Constitutional amendment on campaign money,
  •   Minocqua snowmobile club members mark off a trail on Lake Minocqua.

  •   Marinette County officials identify the woman shot to death in Pembine,
  •   A new report says conditions are improving at Lincoln Hills-Copper Lake, but too much pepper spray is used.
  •  Gov. Evers says federal workers should use unemployment checks to help tide them over,
  •  Area students going into medicine get scholarships
  •  A man is arrested in Clintonville for kidnapping a teenager and asking for ransom.
  •  The woman who found Jayme Closs says Closs should get $50,000 in reward money.

  •   A Pembine man calls police to say he allegedly shot and killed his wife Sunday,
  •   Two cleaned up Rhinelander lots downtown need more groundwater testing,
  •   Netflix users should be careful not to open fake notices about their accounts,
  •   Legislators are circulating a bill to criminalize first-offense drunk driving,
  •   Two public defenders with their own checkered past are assigned to defend Patterson.

  •   Jayme Closs found alive in Gordon, Wisconsin. Suspect in custody,
  •   Rhinelander officials have called a meeting for Tuesday to discuss the Petco facility closure,
  •   Rhinelander Salvation Army tops their holiday fundraising goal,
  •   A new Mosinee brewer is idle waiting for the government shutdown to end.

  •   Assembly Republicans move to delay U.S. Supreme Court decision on redistricting,
  •   Five students and a bus driver hurt near Waupaca
  •   Scouts BSA is the new name next month for a long-time organization,
  •   Five arrests in Forest county concerning heroin, cocaine..
  •   U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin investigates allegations of sexual assault and harassment at a National Guard facility.

  • A great year for the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport,
  • Check for radon in your house; it could be dangerous,
  • Shopko owes money and Chapter 11 is rumored.  (Wheeler News--)

>>Court Filing Gives Hint Shopko Could Be About To Declare Bankruptcy (Green Bay, WI) -- A Brown County Circuit Court judge has denied a request for a restraining order which would stop Wisconsin-based Shopko from selling prescription drugs. The drug supplier McKesson Corporation told the court Shopko owes it 67-million dollars.

  • Tony Evers becomes Wisconsin's 46th governor today,
  • Mike McCabe, who ran against Tony Evers in the primary, speaks to Ken Krall about the change in Wisconsin politics,
  • and January is blood donor month and the need for local Northwoods blood is critical.

  •   A Canadian couple is charged with elder abuse in Oneida county,
  •   Cleaner water is the goal of local group and they hope the county board takes notice,
  •   Kohl's donates $10,000 to the YMCA of the Northwoods,
  •   A large estate sale at an historic Rhinelander location.
  •   A judge denies a DNA motion from convicted murderer Steven Avery.

  • A Weston woman escapes injury after a semi crashes into her home,
  • A Birnamwood man's case continues after an arrest with 133 pounds of pot,
  • The warm weather is making ice conditions iffy,
  • Vilas county adopts a part-time position after it was budgeted full-time,
  •  A Wisconsin Democrat votes against Nancy Pelosi.  

  •   Gov.-elect Evers favors upping penalties for 1st offense drunk drivers,
  •   More collectors at the Dept. of Revenue mean millions more in collections,
  •   Youth justice is the focus of a Northwoods meeting next week..
  •   A large proposed solar farm in southwestern Wisconsin has mixed backing.

  • Human remains have been found after a house fire in Langlade County,
  • Don't drive drunk this New Year's Eve, there are free rides available in much of the Northwoods,
  • If an animal or plant is not on the invasive species list, you can put it here,
  • and we have the winners and losers from the signing of the Farm Bill.

  •   A registered sex offender is being released to a Forest Co. home next week,
  •   Changes to Eagle River's golf course could result in cost savings,
  •   It's tough to find and retain child care workers,
  •   Gov.-elect Evers names a replacement for him at DPI.

  •   A tribal management zone was established to control the spread of CWD,
  •   A new name for Northwoods Dept.'s on Aging,
  •   Three Lakes Center For The Arts needs a costly new roof,
  •   A Shawano county barn fire kills many animals,
  •   Upper-story residents at a senior housing complex in Green Bay remain trapped in the upper floors, now going on three months.

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