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Disciplined DNR employee had won leadership award

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Department of Natural Resources employee disciplined for harassing female co-workers at a Milwaukee hotel had previously won the agency’s wildlife management leadership award. The agency initially refused to release details of the January incident, saying people make mistakes. DNR officials reconsidered after The Associated Press challenged that rationale and released… Keep Reading


5 people, 2 dogs rescued from burning home in Ashwaubenon

 ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Firefighters rescued five people and a dog from a burning house in Ashwaubenon. Passers-by reported the blaze Tuesday morning. A public safety officer who responded kicked down the door to check for people inside but was turned back by heavy smoke. Better-equipped firefighters rescued the people and dogs from the home’s… Keep Reading

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Wausau East boys basketball voted CWS Team of the Week

CWS Sports Desk December 12, 2018 Wausau– Team of the Week voting has concluded and Wausau East boys basketball garnered the most votes to claim the honor. If you come across a great team performance this upcoming week, shoot us a tweet @centralwisco and we’ll take your nomination into consideration. Be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter.… Keep Reading


Pacers win 5th straight by pulling away from Bucks 113-97

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For three weeks, Indiana found ways to fill the void left by Victor Oladipo’s absence. When the All-Star guard returned from a sore right knee Wednesday, the Pacers proved they could plug holes in other ways, too. Thaddeus Young scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Myles Turner added 23… Keep Reading


Oshkosh police say death of 10-month-old boy is suspicious

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Police in Oshkosh are investigating what they say is the suspicious death of a 10-month-old child. The baby boy was taken to an Oshkosh hospital Sunday night after a medical call to a home and then flown to a children’s hospital in Milwaukee, where he was pronounced dead Wednesday. An autopsy… Keep Reading


Wausau area obituaries, Dec. 12

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Michael Bebermeier Michael “Mikey” Nelson Bebermeier, 72, of Weston died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at home with his loving family at his side. Mike was born on Nov. 29, 1946, in Plymouth, Wisconsin, to the late Arno and Jean (Wannel) Bebermeier.… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

‘Route 51’ puts immigration in spotlight

WAUSAU — Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” will broadcast an immigration discussion at 10 a.m. Dec. 13. Host Dean Kallenbach will discuss Wisconsin’s growing population of documented and undocumented migrant workers with guests Dave Gorak of the Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration and Mireya Sigala of El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley. In September,… Keep Reading


“My Wausome Story”: Biking

This city of Wausau campaign is a continuing series that aims to highlight “what makes Wausau such a “wausome place.” It highlights stories and perspectives from people living, working and growing businesses in the city. Ask any Wausau local, and they’ll likely tell you that outdoor recreation abounds in their city. Take Rib Mountain State Park… Keep Reading


Wausau RiverWolves hit the road for ninth annual Showcase

WAUSAU — The Wausau RiverWolves will travel to Blaine, Minnesota, for the ninth annual North American 3 Hockey League Showcase set to take place Dec. 16 through Dec. 18. The RiverWolves face a crucial point in their season with four games in five days. Coming into the team’s Dec. 14 game against Peoria, the RiverWolves… Keep Reading


Wausau area births, Dec. 12

Paul Zierten and Brittany Zierten announce the birth of their daughter Finley Grace, born at 7:38 a.m. Dec. 6, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Finley weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Keep Reading


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign begins Friday

To discourage impaired driving and support public safety, law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will patrol in greater numbers for longer hours during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign that begins Friday and continues through New Year’s Day. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is using federal money to support the stepped-up law enforcement… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

Spectrum Insurance Group celebrates new location

WAUSAU — Spectrum Insurance Group held a ribbon cutting ceremony in early December to celebrate its new location on South 24th Avenue. “Spectrum Insurance Group … looks forward to serving a growing customer base in central Wisconsin from a new location on Wausau’s west side,” said Jesse Furrer, managing partner, in a Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce news… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

UWSP doctor of physical therapy program gets Regent approval

STEVENS POINT — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a step closer to offering a doctor of physical therapy after receiving authorization from the UW System Board of Regents. Regent approval, given on Dec. 7, is a key step needed to launch this program, the only one in the northern half of Wisconsin, according to… Keep Reading

Documenter Stories

Documenters: Highlights from Marathon County Ext., Edu., and Econ. Development

By Owen Reissmann for Wausau Pilot and Review At this Tuesday’s Marathon County Extension, Education, and Economic Development meeting, members learned that the area’s manufacturing industry has seen a recent increase in jobs, which is promising for the county. The committee vowed to encourage and support those increases, seeking to reduce vacancies and increase, or… Keep Reading


Former fugitive arrested after going on the lam again

MUKWONAGO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who spent more than two weeks on the run earlier this year after a domestic disturbance has been arrested after going on the lam again. Forty-three-year-old Jonathan Pogreba was arrested without incident Tuesday by Mukwonago police on outstanding warrants dating to Nov. 12, when he failed to show… Keep Reading


Vaccine injury compensation claims top $4 billion

Eli Wolfe FairWarning A chickenpox outbreak at a private school in North Carolina drew extensive national news coverage in November. The thrust of most stories was the public health threat of unvaccinated children and superstitious beliefs about vaccine risks. But there was little fanfare when, about the same time, an obscure federal program that compensates… Keep Reading

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