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UPDATE: Suspect killed by Crandon officer identified

Officials have identified the man who was killed following a traffic stop late Sunday in the city of Crandon as 30-year-old Dexter David Anthony Baxter. According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), a traffic stop conducted by a Crandon police officer led to a physical altercation between the officer and… Keep Reading


Union official: Unrest at prison sends 5 workers to hospital

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Violence by inmates at Wisconsin’s juvenile prison sent five staff members to the hospital Sunday night, a retired Lincoln Hills union steward said Tuesday. Details about what happened Sunday were still being gathered by the former union leader, Doug Curtis, and Department of Corrections officials. Department… Keep Reading


Walker calls National Guard to duty for hurricane relief

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is calling the Wisconsin National Guard emergency personnel to active duty to assist in hurricane relief. Walker has issued an executive order activating guard members to provide medical and other assistance for victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The governor says the order is the result of assistance… Keep Reading


Police shooting in Ashland under review

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — A police shooting in Ashland is under review by state investigators. The mayor’s office says two police officers responded to a call Monday about 7:30 p.m. and shots were fired a short time later. The individual who was hit was taken to the Ashland hospital and then airlifted to a Duluth… Keep Reading


Weston requests temporary inspection services from Wausau

WAUSAU — Leaders with the village of Weston are requesting temporary electrical inspection services to fill a gap while the village’s own inspector is out on medical leave. The request calls for both commercial and residential electrical inspection services for a period not to exceed 90 days. Staff time would be limited to Tuesday mornings… Keep Reading


Humane Society improvements planned

WAUSAU — City leaders on Tuesday will vote on a proposal to add an outdoor play area and kennels to the Humane Society of Marathon County to improve the quality of life for dogs at the facility. Members of the plan commission on Oct. 17 voted in favor of the proposal, which calls for 31… Keep Reading


City leaf collection begins soon

While leaf collection for the city of Wausau is just around the corner, officials are warning residents not to rake leaves into the streets until the weekend before their pickup date. Piling leaves in the gutter wreaks havoc on the city’s storm sewer system and can result in debris being discharged into the Wisconsin River,… Keep Reading


Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Hornets 103-94

By DAVE BOEHLER, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing “at a crazy level,” according to teammate Khris Middleton. Hard to argue with that. Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 14 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks scored the final nine points in a 103-94 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. The reigning… Keep Reading


CAPTURED: Missing murder defendant arrested

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man who disappeared in the middle of his murder trial has been arrested after several days on the run. Federal marshals arrested Dwayne Chaney Monday night on Milwaukee’s northwest side. The 25-year-old Chaney was out on bail and attended the first three days of his murder trial. But, he failed… Keep Reading


Wausau area obituaries, Oct. 23

Obituaries are brought to you by Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Donald “Tojo” Fellbaum Donald “Tojo” Fellbaum, 82, of Wausau, passed away on October 20, 2017 at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston. Tojo was born on August 30, 1935 at home in Stettin to the late Edwin and… Keep Reading

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