RHINELANDER - Even though you can't predict exactly when bad weather can turn dangerous, you can be prepared.
The School District of Rhinelander teamed up with a local entrepreneur to show you how.
They're hosting a weather readiness course at Rhinelander High School.
Greg MacMorran founded Disaster Awareness LLC with one mission, helping others.
Since it's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness week, he focused his presentation on weather.
He wants people to realize disasters can happen any where, any time, any place.
"I don't think there's enough preparedness. I know homeland security is pushing it, Red Cross is pushing it, FEMA's pushing it," said MacMorran.
"We all need to work together as a community to be prepared."
But yesterday's attack in Boston showed us weather isn't the only threat.
MacMorran says there really isn't a way to prepare for situations like Boston, but there are ways to prevent it.
"The best way to do is be vigilant. And as homeland security always says, if you see something say something. If you see something suspicious like a bag or something like that, notify authorities right away."
He says Boston is known as a low or soft area.
What that means it's not a big city, but he wants people to know an attack could happen anywhere.
If you want to contact you MacMorran, you can reach him at 715-362-3541 or visit his Facebook page, Disaster Awareness, LLC.
WAUSAU - This has been Wisconsin's deadliest gun-deer season in the past five years, with two shooting fatalities already recorded.
Daily Herald Media reports (http://wdhne.ws/1HvNth3 ) that the two fatalities brought to an end a three-year series of seasons that had been free of firearm deaths. Four other hunters also have been wounded.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, hunters violated some of the fundamental rules of gun safety in all the incidents.
A man was killed last Sunday in Columbia County when he was shot while passing a loaded rifle to a companion in a tree stand. Wearing mittens, she grabbed the gun near the trigger and it went off. On Monday, a hunter in Waushara County was killed by a stray bullet.
APPLETON - The U.S. Marshals Service says a convicted sex offender who was wanted for violating the terms of his release has been arrested in Appleton.
The agency says 63-year-old L.C. Streeter, of Milwaukee, was previously convicted of four separate sexual assaults from 1976 to 1985. Wisconsin committed him as a sexually violent person in 1996, and he remained in treatment until his release in 2013 under intensive supervision.
The service said in a statement that he cut off his GPS and electronic monitoring bracelets and fled supervision on Monday, resulting in a warrant for his arrest. Federal marshals and Appleton police arrested him without incident in Appleton on Friday.
Kevin Carr, the U.S. marshal for eastern Wisconsin, says Streeter was "an absolute danger to the community based upon his past convictions."
MAUSTON - Authorities are investigating the death of a person who was found unresponsive in Decorah Lake early Friday.
Kyle Lynch, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden for Juneau County, says he was called to the scene to assist in a boat search about 1:30 a.m. He also says the Mauston Fire Department recovered the body, which was found in the water.
The Mauston Police Department says attempts were made to rescue the individual, but the Juneau County Coroner's Office pronounced the individual dead at the scene. Police have provided few other details, and the victim's name has not been released.
TOMAH - The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center says it has adopted another plan to improve patient care.
The La Crosse Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1QMsDMZ) that Friday's release of the "100-day plan" comes almost 11 months after media reports that veterans at the center were prescribed excessive doses of opioid pain-killers and that employees who spoke out faced retaliation from top officials.
The plan, which follows a 30-day plan announced in May, outlines steps for improving access to care, employee engagement and restoring trust.
Among other things, it calls for recruitment of psychiatric staff, employee forums and listening sessions, and opening an employee wellness center.
Several Tomah VA officials — including former Director Mario Desanctis and former Chief of Staff David Houlihan — have been fired since the problems emerged early this year.
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