GREEN BAY - The Packers capped off the NFL draft today by adding more defense, some speed and making a Wisconsinite's dream come true.
Today started out with the Packers selecting Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford in fourth round.
Bradford can play every linebacker position and has played defensive end. At ASU he had 152 tackles, 21.5 sacks, and two interceptions.
The Pack had two picks in the fifth round. First was Corey Linsley a center from Ohio State.
Linsley will compete with JC Tretter and Garth Gerhart for the center job.
Next in the fifth was a very popular pick. Badger wide receiver Jared Abbrederis is staying in Wisconsin. He's originally from Wautoma and started his career as a walk on at Wisconsin. Plus he's rooted for the Packers his whole life.
Abbrederis scored 23 TDs in his Badger career.
He could also be a return option for the Packers.
In the 6th round Baylor cornerback Demetri Goodson was chosen by Green Bay.
And with their final pick, the Packers took another wide receiver, Jeff Janis of Saginaw Valley State.
PHILLIPS - About seven years ago, a driver killed a pedestrian walking across Lake Avenue, the main street in downtown Phillips. It was dark and misty that night, and the walker was trying to cross in the middle of a block.
But pedestrians are often at risk in Northwoods downtowns, even on sunny days, and even when they're using crosswalks.
NORTHWOODS - Children went back to school across the Northwoods Tuesday. That's why it's important to make sure you're prepared for anything.
Emergency workers say it's important to have a plan in place for all possible emergency situations. That plan should include emergency contacts, safe meeting locations, and emergency kits in homes and cars. Officials say taking time to plan and practice is crucial.
"Look at things before it happens," says Dawn Robinson, Oneida County Emergency Management Program Assistant. "Make sure your family, your loved ones, your neighbors, make sure everyone has a plan and practice those plans. That way when something does happen, it becomes more, that you know what to do, so be prepared as much as possible, and practice."
Part of being prepared is communication and knowing who to contact. Officials encourage parents to make sure that schools have up-to-date emergency contact information, especially for small children.
RHINELANDER - We'll enjoy great weather this week, but we know it won't last too long. Workers at golf courses across the area know that incoming fall weather spells the end of their season, so they're trying to capitalize on the next few weeks of warm forecasts.
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