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Fines ordered for traffic violations
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Court Commissioner Melinda Olsen presided over Tuesday’s session in Langlade County Circuit Court, ordering payment of fines for a variety of traffic and ordinance-related violations.

Among the most expensive fines were those for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The minimum cost for a first offense i
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$25,000 bail for man cited in assault
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An Antigo man is jailed today on a $25,000 cash bond awaiting prosecution on allegations he forced intercourse with an adult female this past weekend.

Efraine C. Perez, 41, of 707 Clermont St. stands accused in Langlade County Circuit Court with two counts, the most serious for second degree sexual assault — a crime which upon conviction carries a maximum prison term of 40 years, up to $100,000 in fines or both.

A misdemeanor charge of theft, involving a coat taken from a downtown tavern, is also pending.

Perez was arrested Sunday when Antigo police began investigation to a 26-year-old woman’s activities after she was found lying asleep in a hallway at a Clermont Street apartment building. Her discovery eventually led to her arrest as she was allegedly intoxicated, a violation of a bail bond ordered in a different county.

Authorities said the woman appeared confused, didn’t recall much of the night and was wearing a coat security footage from a downtown tavern showed Perez taking from a bar stool.

The woman was also at the establishment. According to a criminal complaint She later told investigators that one of the men with whom she had been
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Drug cases clog courtroom, several defendants sentenced
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Possession of illegal drugs was a common theme for individuals whose cases were called in Langlade County Circuit Court this week.

Troy Cotter, 27, of Elcho was sentenced Friday to serve a one-year term of probation as part of a ruling which cleared several pending cases filed as the result of an Aug. 27 traffic stop in the town of Price.

Officials said he had slightly under three grams of marijuana and a pipe in his possession.

Cotter received probation, and an order to pay court costs, after pleading guilty to possessing marijuana. He was also fined an additional $225.70 for speeding and $887.50 for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. His driver’s license was revoked for six months.

Paula Hartwell, 55, of 1200 Ninth Ave. was assessed court costs and placed on probation for one year after pleading no contest to the possession of illegally obtained prescription drugs. A charge involving the possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. Officials said the drugs were found in her purse when she called 911 from a local tavern and requested a ride home.

Trevor L. Thunder, 20, of Keshena pleaded no con
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Man escapes serious injury in crash
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A 23-year-old man escaped with his life from an early morning crash east of Antigo today.

The accident, occurring on Highway 64 approximately two miles east of Highway 52, crushed the front end of his pickup truck, a result of it slamming into a utility pole.

Evidently not seriously hurt, the driver, an Antigo area resident, was able to free himself from the vehicle and telephoned a friend to pick him up, advising he had “crashed” and was “looking for a ride home.” She noticed he was bleeding and in turn, took him to Langlade Hospital.

The Langlade County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the collision at 3:22 a.m. when a passerby noticed his vehicle up against the pole. The driver had already left the area. His wallet, which contained identification cards, was found near the crash site.

An investigation suggested the truck had been traveling east when it crossed the center line, striking two mailboxes along the north ditch. The pickup continued eastbound before striking the pole head-on.

Officials said he would be charged with multiple counts including operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Citations include operating left of the
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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The annual Junior Women’s Club craft show, harvest festivals, and downtown open house share the docket for a busy fall weekend in the northwoods.

A look ahead, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:

CRAFT SHOW

The Antigo Junior Women’s Club will hold its 39th annual craft and trade show on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds.

There will also be a raffle, bake sale, food and refreshments. All proceeds will benefit the Langlade County area.

Admission is $2 at the door or $1 with donation of a non-perishable food item. Children under 10 are free with an adult.

OPEN HOUSE ON THE AVENUE

Visit downtown Antigo on Saturday for an Open House on the Avenue.

The Blue Awning, E&B Antiques and the Thirsty Soul are offering specials on crafts, antiques and homemade items throughout their stores, along with refreshments from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For lunch, stop by Fifth Avenue Restaurant for chicken salad on a croissant. It opens at 10:30 a.m.

VARIETY SHOW

Antigo High School will hold its annual variety show tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m. in
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