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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  • A Fond du Lac motorcyclist injured in Eagle River crash,
  • Wisconsin Public Service unveils a plan to address electric vehicles,
  • Wisconsin Election Commission providing money for election security,
  • 47 people lost their lives in domestic violence incidents last year.

  • DNR hopes hunters follow rules to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease
  • Wisconsin Democrats promote bill to allow judges order someone considered to be a danger to give up their guns
  • New offering in Phillips making a "splash"
  • Langlade County enacts a wheel tax  

  • Ben Meyer continues his series on water with a look at local PFAS contamination,
  • Minocqua offers the state $50,000 to fix a problem with a sidewalk that's dangerous,
  • A high speed chase in Marathon and Shawano county ends with a car fire,
  • Dane county is considering a name change on a bay in Lake Monona on the urging of the Ho-Chunk Tribe.

  • A standoff in Clark county ends with a law enforcement officer injured,
  • The archery hunt for deer begins Saturday, and tree stand safety is emphasized,
  • Local teens check out marketing techniques used by tobacco companies,
  • Farm Aid comes to Wisconsin next week to help out the state's struggling farmers.

  • A possible age discrimination suit is pending against Merrill city government,
  • No power is a big concern for Vilas county departments,
  • The first human case of West Nile Virus for 2019 is confirmed in northeastern Wisconsin,
  • Education officials are disappointed in dropping test scores for math and reading,
  • More money to fight CWD is proposed.

  • Law enforcement in the region salute first responders at 9/11,
  • State marketing funds for the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway,
  • A man appears in court for the death of a motorcyclist near Mountain,
  • Water rates jump 53 percent in one Wisconsin city.

  • State Senator Tom Tiffany announces for the 7th Congressional seat,
  • Rhinelander City Administrator Daniel Guild survives a suspension bid,
  • There's a need for substitute teachers,
  •  There's a shortage of housing in Wisconsin.

  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have joined the opposition to plans for a natural gas-fired power plant in Superior,
  • September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and rural areas have higher rates,
  • the public is invited to see the reopening of Carnegie door at the Rhinelander District Library,
  • and the complex school financing system will be explained Tuesday in Minocqua.

  • A former custodian is on trial in Rhinelander on sexual assault of child charges,
  • The Northwoods is the focal point of CWD monitoring efforts,
  • Traffic crashes in Boulder Junction are the focus of a safety meeting,
  • A ginseng week is set for next week in Marathon county.

  • Minimal damage caused by a fire at Pukall Lumber in Arbor Vitae,
  • Minocqua town board gets sticker shock over infrastructure improvements,
  • A Vilas Co. committee says no to allowing silent sports only in one area of Land O' Lakes,
  • James Sensenbrenner to retire from Congress after serving more than 40 years.

  • The name of the Oneida county man killed in an Iron county crash is released,
  • Primary election results for the Lac du Flambeau tribal council,
  • A psychiatrist says stopping mass shootings might not be all done by treatment, though more is needed,
  • A Portage county man is in court after threatening a mass shooting.

  • Lake Tomahawk man dies, two injured, in Iron Co. crash,
  • AARP warning of new frauds aimed at Seniors,
  • Unemployment ticks up in the Northwoods,
  •  The annual 'good-bye' to Northwoods tourists on Labor Day.

  • Fentanyl is being mixed with illegal drugs in the Northwoods, leading to more overdoses,
  • Sentencing is set for a Wausau woman who gave drugs to a man who died,
  • A state official says complaints at the King Veterans Home are not accurate,
  • Brown county is debating the increased costs of housing juvenile offenders once at Lincoln Hills-Copper Lake.

  • The investigation continues into the controlled-substances death of a Newbold resident,
  • Gov. Evers announces disaster declaration for July storms, including Northwoods counties,
  • "Polar Coaster"? Farmers Almanac calls for very cold winter,
  •  Lawmakers call for raising vaping age.

  • Rhinelander residents  get an update from the city on PFA's...
  • Kevin Hermaning talks about how Republicans view  the election for Sean Duffy's seat,
  • An adult club is sued for putting pictures in advertising that weren't approved,
  • An intersection in southern Wisconsin has produced a large number of crashes.

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