WAUSAU - A crash in Wausau left one man injured after his motorcycle collided with a van Friday night.
The Wausau Police Department got a call about a southbound crash around 9:00pm on Grand Avenue near Ruder Street.
A motorcycle was in the left lane and a van in the right. The 48-year-old Schofield woman driving the van said she didn't see the motorcycle in her blind spot. She hit the 43-year-old Schofield man on the motorcycle, who landed on the sidewalk.
The man was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.
The woman got two citations, one for not having insurance on the van and another for unsafe lane deviation.
NORTHWOODS - As people start getting ready for the 4th of July, many will camp here in the Northwoods.
The DNR expects almost 3,000 people to camp in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest this weekend.
The DNR thinks this will be their best 4th of July yet, with almost all of the campgrounds full. People say there's nothing better than camping in the Northwoods.
"We like to come up to the Northwoods because it's beautiful and the water's crystal clear," said Prairie Farm resident Peter Fetting. "The other campers are always really friendly, and I've been coming up here for 30 years. This is my 30th year coming up here to camp."
People already got a head start heading out to beaches and on the water Friday. Campers say more people should come enjoy the woods this summer.
MIAMI BEACH, FLA - Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless has been arrested for allegedly firing two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage.
A witness told Miami Beach police that Quarless and three others pulled up to a car full of women early Saturday. An arrest affidavit says the football player and another man approached the car. The conversation eventually escalated and the witness told authorities he heard the women yelling for Quarless and his friend to leave them alone.
That's when authorities say Quarless pulled out a handgun and fired two shots in the air.
He was charged with discharging a firearm in public.
A call and emails to the Packers were not immediately returned Saturday.
MINOCQUA - The Wisconsin DNR kicked off its 7th annual 4th of July Landing Blitz. This is to help out at the boat landings in the Northwoods that will see lots of activity this 4th of July weekend.
The DNR teams up with Clean Boats Clean Waters volunteers from different counties. They monitor boat landings and boats entering and leaving the water.
The goal is to protect the lakes from invasive species and to keep people informed.
"I'm looking for boaters, as they are coming in the lake, before they launch," said Stephanie Boismenue, Lead Aquatic Invasive Species Project Assistant for Oneida County. "I'm helping them to inspect their boats."
Invasive species can hide in many places on boats. Volunteers help clean plants, animals, sand and mud off of boats. Invasive species and certain types of vegetation can cause harm to lakes.
"Everything from the fisheries to the aquatic plants and vegetation can be harmed," says Boismenue. "And the cost that we have to use to put into containing, removing and managing that invasive species can be quite expensive."
Boaters should check their boats when entering and leaving the water.
Clean Boats Clean Waters hopes everyone can do these things to keep our lakes safe.
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