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Project Connect aims to ease housing challenges

WAUSAU — Several local nonprofit organizations will host an event to help ease housing challenges for local residents who are in need of assistance. Project Connect is slated for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 27 at The Salvation Army Worship and Community Center, 103 S. Second Avenue, Wausau. The event includes a free lunch… Keep Reading


North Carolina man extradited to face local child sex charges

WAUSAU — A man facing 10 felony child sex charges who has been wanted since April is expected in court today after he was extradited to Wisconsin from North Carolina. Michael K. Justice, formerly of Weston, faces multiple charges of repeated sexual assault of the same child, child enticement, causing a child younger than 13… Keep Reading


NFL suspends Packers WR Geronimo Allison for season opener

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Green Bay Packers receiver Geronimo Allison without pay for the season opener on Sept. 10 against Seattle for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. The league said in a statement on Wednesday that Allison would be eligible for all preseason practices and games. He would be eligible… Keep Reading


Pirates rookie Moroff beats Central-leading Brewers in 10th

By ALAN SAUNDERS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Max Moroff was an unlikely candidate to come through in extra innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates. None of his six career hits had been walk-offs, and he was hitting just .115 in 52 at-bats The 24-year-old rookie picked the right time for knock No. 7, lofting an… Keep Reading


Newman grads offered more than $2.4 million in scholarships

Newman Catholic High School is proud to announce the achievements of its 63rd graduating class of 2017. All NCHS graduates will continue to secondary education, including two graduates advancing to military service.  As a reflection of their academic success, in total, the 35 graduates were offered over $2,480,420 in scholarships and have accepted $1,241,400.00 to… Keep Reading

Wisconsin news

High winds, precipitation could endanger travel conditions

Most severe weather anticipated in western and southern Wisconsin The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is cautioning motorists to take care when traveling in what could be hazardous conditions caused by severe weather. Thunderstorms are anticipated to move through Wisconsin in a southeasterly direction, the most severe storms occurring from Eau Claire to Madison to… Keep Reading


Young professionals group to launch community immersion project

WAUSAU – hype will host an intensive, nine-month program beginning in September. The Immersion Project will be held on the second Tuesday of each month through May 2018. The new program is designed to provide meaningful experiences that will immerse and connect participants to the region. These experiences are aimed to cement the participants’ roots… Keep Reading

Wisconsin news

Dreaming of a career as a park ranger? Here’s your chance

MADISON – People who are interested in a career where they will be surrounded by some of Wisconsin’s most beautiful landscapes can now apply for ranger positions that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The DNR is in the process of recruiting for multiple locations throughout the state. “A Wisconsin park ranger is the face… Keep Reading


Packers’ Guion heads to trial for drunken driving in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Letroy Guion is headed to trial for intoxicated driving in Hawaii. His attorney, Kevin O’Grady, said in an email Monday that Guion plans to go to trial, which is scheduled for August. O’Grady says his office is seeking witnesses to the arrest. Police say Guion was pulled… Keep Reading


Pirates rally past Brewers 4-3 in Marte’s return

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte could feel the jitters as he darted out of the dugout and onto the field in a major league game for the first time in three months. The Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder dreaded what may await following an 80-game performance-enhancing suspension that staggered his… Keep Reading

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