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Grief support offered at Aspirus Wausau Hospital

WAUSAU – A new local support group is now available for those in any phase of their grief for any circumstance of death. Presented by Wings, A Grief Education Ministry and sponsored by Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, this group will bring together people who share similar experiences and challenges after the death of… Keep Reading


Crime Watch: Wausau area crimes Aug. 8-15

Crimes reported in the greater Wausau area from Aug. 8 – Aug.15, 2018. Data visualization is provided by CrimeReports. Click on each icon to view detailed crime information. For a scrolling list of crimes, click on the list icon on the right side of the map, then choose “incidents.”   Keep Reading

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Hiawatha to reopen in Wausau

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — A planned sale of the historic Hiawatha Lounge is off, and the owners plan to reopen the popular east-side bar and restaurant in the coming weeks. Chef Adam Jamgochian, who also owns and operates Michael’s Supper Club in Rib Mountain, made the announcement Tuesday on the Hiawatha Facebook page. “Well… Keep Reading


DOJ arrests suspected human trafficker operating in Wisconsin

MADISON — A Chicago man accused of trafficking women in at least nine states including Wisconsin is now in custody, according to a Wisconsin Department of Justice news release issued Wednesday. Glenwood Brown, Jr., faces charges involving human trafficking following an investigation led by human trafficking bureau agents from the Wis. DOJ Division of Criminal… Keep Reading


Abuse of 1,000 children detailed in report on Pennsylvania churches

By Alexandra Jones/Courthouse News HARRISBURG, Pa. (CN) – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a damning grand jury report Tuesday that details 70 years of sexual abuse and cover-ups in six of the state’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses. Complied over the course of 18 months, the 1,356-page doorstopper describes allegations concerning more than 300 priests and thousands… Keep Reading


Turnout in Wisconsin primary highest since 2002

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Turnout in Wisconsin’s primary that saw hotly contested races among both Democrats and Republicans is the highest since 2002. Based on official results, turnout statewide in Tuesday’s election was nearly 22.1 percent. That is the highest since 22.5 percent in 2002. That year featured a multi-candidate primary for governor on the… Keep Reading

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The Latest: Evers to challenge Wisconsin Gov. Walker

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 10 p.m. Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers has won the Democratic primary for governor and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November. Evers emerged from a field of eight candidates in Tuesday’s primary. He was the only… Keep Reading


Stalking suspect arrested after Wausau crash

WAUSAU — A 20-year-old Wausau man is facing an array of criminal charges after allegedly crashing his vehicle in what police describe as a stalking incident. The crash happened at about 6:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Fifth and Hamilton Streets in Wausau after the man created a disturbance and followed another person and… Keep Reading


Video aims to curtail elder abuse, trains bank staff to spot signs

By Shereen Siewert A new training video that aims to educate tellers and other banking professionals on how to spot financial elder abuse and report it is now available in Wisconsin. According to Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, elder financial abuse increased 17.5 percent from 2016 to 2017 and represents a growing problem in the… Keep Reading

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