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RUSK COUNTY NEWS

WLDY-WJBL NEWS 5-13-19

This next work week will begin to see a shift in our pattern that has generally kept us cooler and wetter than average in recent weeks. A persistent upper level trough will begin to push away further to the east while upper level ridging over the western states will be building through the Plains and eventually the Upper Midwest. This change will allow for some warmer days in our future. It will also eventually lead to a more active pattern that may produce our first severe weather chances of the season by next weekend. Until then, a gradual transition will take place and the first few days of this next work week will be closer to average. High pressure will be over the state Monday with sunshine and a few extra clouds during the afternoon. It will be a bit warmer as temperatures rise into the upper 60’s and winds will remain light, making for a pleasant day to spend some time outside. On Tuesday a weak front will be dropping down from the northwest, bringing some extra clouds. There may also be a few scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm during the afternoon and evening. The extra clouds may help to keep temperatures from warming much, with highs again in the upper 60’s. Chances for a few showers will increase into the night before the front exits and the next high arrives on Wednesday.

In Rusk County news from the past weekend, Friday afternoon at 4 PM the Rusk County Sheriff’s office received a cell call advising of a vehicle in the ditch on the corner of Ambrose Road and County Highway G. According to the report, there was no one around the vehicle. Rusk County deputies responded to the scene. After an investigation, the vehicle came back stolen out of Chippewa County. Confirmation came back from Chippewa County that the vehicle was stolen. No other information was available.

Late Saturday afternoon a male subject advised someone went off the roadway on County Highway F, Weyerhaeuser and damaged one of his cattle gates. After an investigation, an unknown vehicle smashed through a gate and it appeared like this occurred overnight and was likely due to an intoxicated driver. There was no evidence to point in the direction of a suspect.

Sunday night shortly before 11 PM, a male subject advised Rusk County authorities that he just saw a car sideswipe a truck on Miner Avenue, Ladysmith, and they then took off and went North. According to the report, a City Officer advised he was in contact with one of the parties. The Officer was out at the Holiday Store with a truck matching the description of the other vehicle involved. After an investigation, two subjects advised a female subject was following them around town and said she wanted to fight one of the subjects. The female subject ran into the other subject’s vehicle and then followed them to a residence and an argument ensued. The female subject was issued a citation for Disorderly Conduct.

WASHBURN CO., Wis. — (WEAU) One person has died, and another is seriously hurt after a 3-car crash in Washburn County. The Wisconsin State Patrol says the crash happened Sunday afternoon around 2:40 p.m. on Boot Lake Road, just south of County Highway B near Shell Lake. Investigators say a pickup driving northbound collided with two cars going south. The driver of one of the cars died, the driver of the pickup has serious injuries and was flown to a nearby hospital. The victims names have not been released.

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