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Aspirus offers medication review program

WAUSAU – Aspirus Wausau Hospital is offering a free program that aims to help patients better understand and manage their medications. “Medication Mondays” are held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, according to a news release. The program is free and anyone in the… Keep Reading

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Judge declares mistrial in Dollar General armed robbery case

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — Prosecutors will be forced to re-try the case of a 45-year-old man accused of robbing a Schofield Dollar General store at gunpoint after a key witness failed to show in court. Phillip Spiller of Schofield appeared Thursday in Marathon County Circuit Court for the second day of his two-day trial… Keep Reading

Community

Health: Winning the battle against cervical cancer

By John Oglesby, MD for Wausau Pilot & Review January marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the American Cancer Society, approximately 12,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed each year. The good news: cervical pre-cancers are diagnosed far more often than invasive cervical cancer, thanks to increased screening with the Pap… Keep Reading

Milestones/obituaries

Wausau area obituaries, Jan. 18

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Alvin Zvoda “There’s one more angel in heaven, there’s one more star in the sky… there’s one less place at our table, there’s one more tear in our eye.” My dad is that angel, he passed away this… Keep Reading

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Felony mugshots: Week ending Jan. 18

Felony charges filed in Marathon County Circuit Court, Jan. 12-18, 2018. All photos courtesy of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department. Editor’s note: This weekly feature of the Wausau Pilot & Review is being published in response to reader concerns about crime and safety in the Wausau area. Wausau Pilot & Review does not publish photos… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

Marshfield Clinic Health System expands Wausau surgical capabilities

WAUSAU – Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) is moving to enhance its presence in the Wausau metro area by expanding its surgical capabilities at Marshfield Clinic Wausau Center, 2727 Plaza Drive. Construction is now underway to add more than 26,000 square feet that will house three operating rooms and one bronchoscopy room, used for procedures… Keep Reading

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Suspect in officer involved shooting dies in Racine

RACINE  — Racine police have fatally shot a man they say fled on foot from a traffic stop and pulled out a gun. The officer was attempting to conduct a traffic stop in the 1400 block of Park Avenue at 4:01 p.m. Wednesday when the suspect fled on foot, according to police. During the foot… Keep Reading

Sports

Whiteside leads Heat to 106-101 win over Bucks (with box)

By DAVE BOEHLER, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Something got into Hassan Whiteside on Wednesday night, and there wasn’t much the Milwaukee Bucks could do about it. Whiteside had a season-high 27 points along with 13 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Miami Heat over the Bucks 106-101. Whiteside, averaging 13.8 points coming in,… Keep Reading

Sports

Brewers Reliever Jeremy Jeffress pleads guilty to drunken driving

DALLAS (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress has been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated in Texas. Jeffress was part of the Texas Rangers bullpen when he was stopped and arrested on a Dallas street in the pre-dawn hours of Aug. 26. The 30-year-old right-hander entered his plea Wednesday… Keep Reading

Wisconsin news

Gubernatorial candidate Flynn would pardon pot offenders

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Matt Flynn says if elected he would pardon everyone who has low-level marijuana convictions. Flynn also supports legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin. He is one of the nine highest profile Democratic candidates for governor. Flynn outlined his support for pardoning certain low-level marijuana offenses at a Wednesday forum… Keep Reading

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