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Populations are down at the Marinette County Jail.

marinette county sheriffs departmentOver the last month, the Marinette County Jail has seen a decrease in the number of inmates in the County Jail due to various factors and at yesterday’s Marinette County’s Law Enforcement Committee Update the Committee heard an updated from Tom Buorque from the Sheriff’s Department that there has been a lot of releases and resolved cases this year.



Bourque says the jail is on pace to increase this year.



Currently, there are 107 inmates lodged in the Marinette County jail and so far, this year, there has been 636 Bookings and 643 releases at the Marinette County Jail.

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Wisconsinites have raised the bar again with a record amount of medications.

prescription drugsDuring the statewide “Drug Take Back Day” medications were collected at various take back events which included various locations in Marinette County.

Marinette County Sheriff, Jerry Sauve says they collected 500-hundred pounds of pharmaceuticals in just one day.


The state Justice Department said Monday that 66-thousand-39 pounds of medications were collected at various "Take Back" events and more than 300 permanent drug collection sites on April 29th.

The previous record was almost 64-thousand-250 pounds on a similar day last spring.

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Fire Warnings in Marinette and Oconto Counties are HIGH.

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According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Burning and Fire Activity, burning is NOT allowed today. Therefore, burning in barrels, debris piles, and grass or wooded areas with your annual permit is prohibited. Campfires, though strongly discouraged, are permitted if used solely for cooking or warming purposes, but use extreme caution. To see if you’re county is a high fire danger area visit the DNR's website here

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The Program that helps heat and cool homes just passed the federal budget, for now.

The Home Energy Assistance Program that helps hundreds of thousands of low-income families across the U.S. pay their heating and cooling bills is saved from elimination for this year. In March, President Donald Trump proposed cutting around 10 percent from the LIHEAP (LYE’-heep) budget. He also proposed to totally eliminating the program for the federal budget that begins October 1st which would include the 20-17 - 20-18 heating season. Congress restored funding for this year. However, the debate about funding the program for next year won’t be known until later this year.

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Gray Wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin could end up in the cross-hairs of hunters this fall.

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In January of this year Senators from Wyoming, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin introduced a bill to legislation that would strip federal protections from wolves and allow trophy hunting and trapping of the species in four states.

A ruling is expected soon from the same appeals court that lifted protection for wolves in Wyoming.

Officials say that whether Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin can hold wolf seasons this fall would depend in part on how soon the court rules.

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