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Scammers target local police

MERRILL – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department on Monday released a warning to central Wisconsin residents that their agency is being used to work scams. Since Friday, two residents called police to report the attempted scams. In one case, the number on the caller ID matched the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, said Lt. Tim Fischer.… Keep Reading

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One injured in Target pellet gun shooting

WESTON – One person is injured and multiple people are expected to face charges after one teenager shot another teenager with an Airsoft pellet gun in the Target parking lot on Sunday. Wausau police, who are supplementing Everest Metro officers this week, were called to the department store, 2727 Schofield Ave., around 8 p.m. for… Keep Reading

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German gummy bear maker comes to Wisconsin

BERLIN (Reuters) – German candymaker Haribo, famous for its fruit-flavored gummy bears, plans to build its first production facility in the United States and start making confectionery there from 2020. Family-owned Haribo, which employs 7,000 people worldwide at 16 sites in ten countries, said on Thursday it has decided to acquire property in Wisconsin for… Keep Reading

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Gov. Walker approves county forest road funding

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced this week that $284,700 in state funds will help 24 Wisconsin counties maintain and improve public roads in county forests. But Marathon County will only receive $2,039.98 of those funds to cover just over six miles of roadway. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) administers the state’s County Forest… Keep Reading

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Suspect named in shooting spree

By Shereen Siewert WESTON – The lone suspect in a shooting rampage that left four people dead, including a veteran police officer, is identified as Nengmy Vang, 45, of Weston. Wausau Pilot & Review had been withholding Vang’s name until it was made public to avoid compromising the investigation. The tragedy began just after 12:30… Keep Reading

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Book of the week: Find Me

Jarlath “Jar” Costello, a London-based internet click-bait content writer and hero of J.S. Monroe’s thrilling debut, has started seeing a dead person. Specifically, he’s been seeing glimpses of Rosa Sandhoe, his girlfriend who leapt to her death into the sea off Norfolk in 2012 when she was a student at Cambridge University. Five years later,… Keep Reading

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GUILTY: The verdict is in

WAUSAU – (8:01 p.m.) After deliberating for more than five hours, an Eau Claire County jury has found Kristopher Torgerson guilty in the 2010 murder of Stephanie Low. Torgerson, 37, showed little emotion as the verdicts were read. He now stands convicted of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse, but was acquitted of attempted… Keep Reading

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Torgerson trial: The defense rests

WAUSAU – After calling just four witnesses to the stand on Thursday, the defense rested just before noon in the trial of Kristopher Torgerson, now in its ninth full day. Togerson, 37, declined to testify on his own behalf. He is accused of killing 22-year-old Stephanie Low in October 2010 and burying her body in… Keep Reading

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NCHC to offer crisis counseling in wake of shootings

WAUSAU – In the wake of a shooting rampage that left four people dead including an Everest Metro Police officer, North Central Health Care is deploying counselors to multiple schools in the D.C. Everest School District to help students and staff cope with the tragedy. “NCHC has been in close contact with local law enforcement… Keep Reading

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COLUMN: My view, from the couch

Sweet 16 and never been MISSED (in the last four years) By Keith Kubisiak, for Wausau Pilot & Review Although there weren’t any half-court buzzer beaters in the opening weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, there were certainly an ample number of upsets and enough drama to keep you on the edge of your… Keep Reading

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