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Wausau area obituaries, Feb. 2

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Benedict T. Stubinski Benedict T. Stubinski, 74, Saco, ME, formerly of the town of Marathon, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Scarborough. He was born July 23, 1943, in Wausau, son of the late Benedict A. and… Keep Reading


Second heroin trafficking suspect heads to prison

WAUSAU — One of two people arrested in August with a significant amount of heroin will spend the next 2 1/2 years in prison, after he was sentenced Thursday on drug charges. Natasha Eldridge, 34, and James Jones, 30, were arrested in August after witnesses reported seeing an unusual number of people coming and going… Keep Reading


Suspect in double murder ordered to stand trial

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — A 26-year-old man accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third waived his right to a preliminary hearing this week and was ordered to stand trial on two counts of first degree intentional homicide, one count of attempted first degree intentional homicide and three counts of reckless endangerment. Tyler… Keep Reading


Horace Mann names citizens of the month

Congratulations to Horace Mann Middle School January Citizens of the Month. This month’s trait: “Is willing to do something extra for his/her class, school, community.” Row 1: Noah DeMoss, Peyton Brake, Audrey Doering, Claire Coushman Row 2: Caroline Kibler, Lauryn Cowan, Arjay Yang, Graham Faulkner Row 3: Sarah Forst, Chloe Maier, Toby Harris, Evan Scheidler Keep Reading


Groundhog Day: Six more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter. The handlers of Punxsutawney Phil said the furry rodent has called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Friday. The top hat-wearing members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle reveal Phil’s forecast every Feb. 2.… Keep Reading


New witnesses emerge in actress Natalie Wood’s 1981 drowning

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — New witnesses have emerged in the 1981 drowning of actress Natalie Wood, prompting investigators to deem it a “suspicious death” and name her former husband, 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner, a “person of interest,” Los Angeles sheriff’s officials said. For nearly four decades, mystery and speculation have… Keep Reading


Butler scores 28 as Timberwolves down Bucks 108-89

By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Home sweet home for the Minnesota Timberwolves — again. Jimmy Butler scored 28 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 11 rebounds for his NBA-best 46th double-double, and the Timberwolves beat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-89 on Thursday night. “That’s a lot on us for being disciplined and… Keep Reading


Second Slenderman teen gets 40 years in mental hospital

By Emily Zantow/Courthouse News WAUKESHA, Wis. (CN) – A Wisconsin girl painted as the ringleader of an attempt to stab her friend to death to appease a fictional boogeyman was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in a mental institution. Prosecutors claimed Morgan Geyser, 15, and Anissa Weier, 16, tried to stab their friend Payton Leutner… Keep Reading


Bucks F Jabari Parker set to return from knee injury Friday

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bucks forward Jabari Parker is set to return to the court Friday against the New York Knicks, nearly a year after being sidelined with the second major left knee injury of his career. Milwaukee said Monday night that Parker was medically cleared, making the announcement during the second quarter of its 107-95… Keep Reading


Is domestic abuse a medical problem?

Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Fanny Ortiz, a mother of five who lives just east of downtown Los Angeles, spent nearly a decade married to a man who controlled her and frequently threatened her. Then, she said, his abuse escalated. “He would physically hit me in the face, throw me on the wall,” she recalled.… Keep Reading

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