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(Undated) — Some heavy thunderstorms moved through far northern Wisconsin this (Monday) morning, with pea sized hail at Lac du Flambeau in Vilas County. And there’s more where that came from. The National Weather Service says one and possibly two waves of thunderstorms are expected to roll through the southern two thirds of Wisconsin in the afternoon and evening hours — with a chance for heavy rains, large hail, damaging winds, and maybe some isolated tornadoes in western part of the state. More storms are due in tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday, but officials say they’re not sure how severe they could be. Mild to warm temperatures are predicted through Wednesday, with a chance of reaching 80 tomorrow (Tuesday) before things drastically cool off Thursday — when the mercury might not reach 60 anywhere in Wisconsin.

In Rusk County News this past weekend, Rusk County dispatch received a 911 from Onstar Friday afternoon at about 4:45 in reference to a two vehicle accident on Highway 27 near County Highway P. South of Ladysmith. According to the report, everybody was out of the vehicles. The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, the Ladysmith Fire Department and Ladysmith ambulance responded to the scene. Two people were reportedly injured, one had a shoulder injury and one had a hand injury. They were not transported by ambulance but they went to RCMH by private vehicle. A Rusk County deputy advised that a female subject pulled out in front of a male subject causing a crash. The female subject was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

Saturday morning at about 1:30. a Rusk County deputy made a traffic stop on County Highway D. Holcombe, for a vehicle nearly driving in the ditch swerving off County Highway D. After an investigation, the driver was issued a citation for expired registration and citations were issued to two other subjects for underage alcohol consumption.

A Burglary was reported early Saturday afternoon to the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office. A male subject advised that somebody broke into his barn located on Tyman Road, Weyerhaeuser and stole some things. After an investigation, it was reported that sometime since Fall, the barn was entered and items were taken.

Late Saturday night, a Rusk County deputy made a traffic stop on Lake Avenue West Ladysmith near the Hoilday gas station. According to the Police log, the driver admitted to recent drug use and the male subject was taken into custody. The subject was taken to RCMH for a blood draw.

Rusk County dispatch received a 911 at about 2:50 PM Sunday from a female subject advising that she came across an accident on Highway 40 by the North leg of County Highway H. According to the report, the female driver was out of the vehicle but there was extensive damage to the vehicle. After an investigation the female driver reportedly fell asleep on the way to her parents home and crashed. The driver was cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

Friday morning Ladysmith Police received a report from Ladysmith High School that students spray painted on school equipment or property with out permission. The case is under investigation.

Shortly before 9 PM Friday, a City Officer made contact with Gerald M. Shoemaker JR., 37, on Pederson Avenue West and arrested him for a Municipal Warrant. Shoemaker was transported to the Rusk County jail.

Also Friday night Sarah Marie Royce, 36, on East 6th Street North,was arrested for a municipal warrant. She was transported to the Rusk County jail without incident.

Saturday evening at about 6:30, a City Officer did a warrant pickup at a residence on College Avenue West, Ladysmith. Shastitie F. Zivanovich, 34, was arrested for an LPD warrant.

Little information was available, but on Sunday afternoon Gary A. Gleason, 56 was arrested by Ladysmith Police for Bail Jumping a Misdemeanor.

At 5:45 Sunday afternoon, a City Officer went to the Eastern Chinese Restaurant for a warrant pickup of Amery J. Little, 23. She was arrested for an LPD warrant. And taken to the Rusk County jail.

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