Bryant man faces child porn counts|
A Bryant man remains jailed in the local lockup charged with three felony counts of possessing child pornography.
Bail was set at $5,000 cash in Langlade County Circuit Court Wednesday for 32-year-old Kevin M. Hafner of N5252 Springbrook Road.
Hafner was arrested Tuesday when sheriffs deputies from both Langlade and Oconto counties, with assistance of state agents from the Division of Criminal Investigation, executed a pair of search warrants in the town of Neva.
According to court documents, a DCI analyst recovered three videos from Hafners laptop computer showing images of child pornography, all involving prepubescent or pubescent females engaged in sexual activity.
Officials said when initially questioned, Hafner said that he had downloaded, but deleted, CP files over the past month. Authorities said CP is a common abbreviation for child pornography.
Hafner allegedly told an investigator that he was looking for pornography of girls as young as 16 years old. According to a criminal complaint, Hafner said he would download large batches of files and then, once they were complete, sort through the files to determine which ones he
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
A spring choral concert, Plow Days and the start of the garage sale season will mark the weekend, the transition between April and May.
A preview of the mix of activities across the area, taken from the Antigo Daily Journals advertising columns, follows:
Antigos mixed choral group Of Chorus! will be joined by the Nicolet Choraliers, a womens choral group from Rhinelander, for a spring choral concert. It will begin at 2 p.m. in the Volm Theater at Antigo High School.
Admission to the concert is by free-will donation and there will be refreshments at intermission provided by the Salvation Army.
Antigos Park and Recreation Department will host the annual Spring Brook clean-up on Monday, 10 a.m. to noon starting at the Fourth Avenue dam trailhead.
Its an inservice day, so students will be out of class, providing a perfect opportunity for school organizations and clubs to join in the activity.
Following the clean-up, a free lunch will be provided at Lakeside Market by the Inland Lakes District.
The Northwoods Tractor Club will sponsor the
Thirsty Soul collecting donations for families affected by shooting
The Antigo community continues to reach out to the families of those affected by Saturday evenings shooting at the high school prom.
Lisa Sennholz, in conjunction with Diane Kondrath at The Thirsty Soul, is spearheading an effort to collect encouraging words and donations such as gas and grocery cards, for the families of the young man injured in the shooting as well as the family of Jakob Wagner, who pulled the trigger.
This is a tragedy no one could have foreseen, Sennholz said.
Sennholz is asking that people write encouraging notes and cards and include items such as utility, gas or grocery and merchandise cards, monetary donations and gift certificates from local restaurants. Both of the families will be facing significant financial hardship and lost wages for the foreseeable future as they deal with rehabilitation and medical appointments and other concerns.
Donations should be labeled either the family of Jakob Wagner or the family of injured young man and dropped off at The Thirsty Soul. They will be screened before being relayed to the families involved.
The effort will be ongoing, Sennholz said.
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Family of Jakob Wagner prays for healing, and request their privacy
We have lost our son, grandson and nephew — a quiet young man whom we loved. His actions Saturday night confuse us and fill us with pain. We realize his actions have torn open a wound in our community. We pray for healing.
We are filled with sorrow over the injuries caused to his victims, the position in which the police officers were placed along with the prom goers and their families. Our prayers are with each of you and your families.
We are not comfortable addressing the media. While we grieve the loss of Jakob, we ask the media to respect our privacy in the time leading up to his funeral, and during his visitation and funeral service. We need the healing embrace of our community to get through this difficult time and appreciate your understanding.
The family of Jakob Wagner.
Grenade discovery draws local attention
A basement cleanup drew some extra attention this weekend, triggering law enforcement officials to issue a caution and directives in instances involving possible explosives.
Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller and Langlade County Sheriff Bill Greening joined in urging residents to leave them where you found them and let the experts come to you to decipher whether the items are indeed dangerous to handle.
The instructions came after a resident, who had been cleaning his grandmothers basement, delivered an old grenade to the Safety Building for disposal on Saturday morning.
Although it is unknown if the grenade was live, the Marathon County Bomb Squad was notified. Access to the Safety Building was locked and office personnel temporarily vacated the area while the grenade was removed from the building. It was then taken to a safe area outside of the city limits where it was detonated and destroyed.
Officials suggest that although the discovery of a grenade may be rare, it is not uncommon for people to find explosives such as dynamite or blasting caps as the materials were at one time commonplace for property owners who often used the items to clear l
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