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UPDATE: Names, details released in Portage Co. fatal shooting

Police have identified the victim in an apparent weekend homicide as 92-year-old Clarence H. Banks, a guest at the Amherst home in which he was fatally shot. The shooting was reported at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at 10263 Yellow Brick Road. Deputies responded and discovered Banks dead inside. A 78-year-old man who lived at the home, Miles W. Bradley, is being held on a preliminary charge of first-degree intentional homicide.
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Concerns raised over mining proposal

The Iola Car Show and Faulks Bros. Construction Inc. have teamed up with a proposal to use a portion of the car show grounds for nonmetallic mining. The plan has made some area residents upset with the idea and their concerns include the environmental impact, public health, air quality, groundwater, road conditions and the negative impact on the quality of life.
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Shawano County man not competent to stand trial for military truck chase

SHAWANO, Wis. (WBAY) - A Cecil man accused of using a historical military vehicle in a low-speed chase and standoff in May isn’t competent to stand trial. A Shawano County judge made that ruling and committed Aaron Renel for in-patient mental treatment until he is competent to understand the charges against him and participate in his defense at a trial. The judge will revisit Renel’s condition in three months.

JUST IN: Homicide investigation underway in Portage County

Police say a 78-year-old man is being held on preliminary charges of first-degree intentional homicide after a shooting reported early Sunday morning. Portage County Sheriff’s officials received a call just before 12:30 a.m. Nov. 27 reporting the incident. Deputies responding to an Amherst home discovered a 92-year-old man dead inside.

Birnamwood author on tap for book show

Area author S.L. Wilton will be part of the Lakeshore Book Show and Author Signing in Manitowoc this weekend. Pedal Down Promotions will hold its first Lakeshore Book Show and Author Signing featuring several area authors, who will have copies of their books for purchase. In addition, Sabbatical Brewing Co. will have draft beer selections available throughout the event. Admission is free. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sabbatical Brewing, 835 S. 29th St., Manitowoc. Wilton, of Birnamwood, had his debut novel, “Queen of Crows,” published in 2021. Wilton’s fantasy book features a world of strange magic, dangerous creatures and villainous wyverns, as an ousted young queen struggles to regain her throne.

All CWC-Large Conference Football Team Announced

Conference Defensive Player of the Year: LB John Seitz III* Stratford 58 12. Pos. Name School No. Yr. Pos. Name School No. Yr. K Nathan Waupekenay Wittenberg-Birnamwood 3 11 DB Casey Kielman Wittenberg-Birnamwood 5 11. OL Charlie Nowinsky Wittenberg-Birnamwood 54 11 DB Jake Derezinski Amherst 12 12. OL Charlie Lehman...

Hortonville’s Kamy Peppler selected as 2022 Ms. Basketball by the WBCA

Hortonville’s Kamy Peppler has been named the 2022 Ms. Basketball award-winner by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association, sponsored by JustAgame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells. “I was really surprised when I heard the news, it’s a great honor especially being among such a talented class,” explained Peppler. Peppler...

Pulaski area bonfire victim is making progress on this Thanksgiving Day

(WLUK) -- One of the most severely burned victims in a Shawano County bonfire explosion six weeks ago is sharing the progress he is making this Thanksgiving. Brandon Brzeczkowski's family has been sharing updates with us throughout his recovery. He is one of about 60 people who were at the bonfire that left many in attendance with burns after a partially filled drum of diesel fuel was rolled into the fire, causing it to explode.

Building homes in Guatemala

Manawa Police Chief Jason Severson, along with his wife Lisa, son Sean and other family and friends, recently traveled on a mission trip to Antigua, Guatemala, to build a home through the From Houses to Homes organization. The homes are built in villages surrounding Antigua, based on where the need...

Shawano County police chase suspect still not competent to stand trial

SHAWANO (WLUK) – A man charged with leading police on a chase which only ended after authorities used a snow plow is still not competent to stand trial. Aaron Renel is charged with attempting to flee an officer, resisting an officer, second-degree recklessly endangering safety, and other counts for the May 8 incident.

Lakeland Union drops close one to New London

WAUSAU, Wisc. (WJFW)- Lakeland Union was looking to capitalize off of their first win of the season when they took on New London in the Tom Kislow memorial Tournament on Saturday. The T-Birds were 1-1 while New London was 0-1 after their loss to Mosinee on Friday. This game came...

Mosinee starts season off undefeated with win over New London

WAUSAU, Wisc. (WJFW)- It was opening day for both New London and Mosinee boys basketball as the two teams squared off in the first round of the Tom Kislow Memorial Tournament. This game went down to the wire, with Mosinee coming on top in the final seconds, 68-66, to secure their first win of the season.

Sheriff’s office investigates officer-involved death in Shawano

SHAWANO, Wis. (WBAY) - The Shawano County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, is investigating an officer-involved shooting death over the weekend. We’re still waiting to learn more about what led to the shooting. what we do know is that it started when Shawano police officers...

Coroner identifies woman killed in I-74 crash

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WCIA) — McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder identified the woman dead in a crash on Interstate 74 Friday evening. According to a press release, Melissa Ann Johnson, age 20, of Weyauwega, Wisconsin, died of multiple blunt injuries, reportedly sustained as the driver of an SUV. Toxicology testing is pending. The crash happened at milepost […]

T-Birds top Wild Rose at home

Balanced scoring and a big second half added up to a win for the Iola-Scandinavia girls’ basketball team. The Thunderbirds outscored Wild Rose 33-17 in the second half Nov. 22 and went on to post a 53-35 win over the Wildcats. Iola-Scandinavia led 20-18 at halftime. Lillian Fuhs, Elle...