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RUSK COUNTY NEWS   12-10-18

The clouds and fog will exit over the next few hours. A mix of sunshine and clouds this afternoon. Winds will remain from the southwest, while afternoon highs reach the upper 20’s for most locations. That’s close to typical average temperatures. A few clouds return tonight with overnight lows in the teens. The weather will remain quiet through Tuesday as a weak low pressure system slides from our north to the east, while another low takes shape over the Central Plains. This will leave us with a mix of sunshine and a few clouds, again with highs in the upper 20’s. Clouds will begin to increase tomorrow evening and into the night while low pressure passes to our south Wednesday. Forecast models are indicating this should remain mostly to our south, but we will continue to keep at least a slight chance of a little wintry mix of snow/rain in the forecast. For now this system does not look to have a major impact on our area. For the most part we can expect mostly cloudy conditions with highs around freezing.

Just before 4 AM this (Monday) morning, a Rusk County deputy made a traffic stop on Highway 8 near Christman Road. After an investigation drugs were. According to the report, the vehicle was stopped due to the registered owner being revoked. The driver was cited for OWL and Possession of THC.

TURTLE LAKE, Wis. (WEAU) — Two juveniles are in custody after police say a fire was intentionally set at the Almena U.S. Post Office. The Turtle Lake Police Department says Almena firefighters responded to the scene around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night. When they arrived, there was heavy smoke coming from the roof of the building on all sides. The fire was quickly put out, but it appeared to be suspicious. Firefighters called in officers to the scene, and it was determined that the fire was arson and had been set before 7:35 p.m. that evening. Around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, officers took two juveniles into custody in connection with the arson fire. They are being held at a juvenile detention center. Residents who receive their mail from the Almena post office will need to contact the Barron post office for updates on how to get their mail and where. The incident remains under investigation by the Turtle Lake Police Department and the U.S. Postal Inspector Office.

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