RHINELANDER - Wisconsin Public Service doesn't seem to be the only one after you if you don't pay your bill on time. Phone scammers are trying to cash in on you as well.
Crooks are posing as WPS workers over the phone threatening to shut off your power if you don't pay your bill.
The con artists say the only way to prevent being cut off is to purchase a prepaid card- through them -to make the payment or leave them cash for pick up.
Leah Van Zile tells us the WPS simply doesn't work that way.
"We do not pick up money out in the field, prior to disconnection or after, and we never ask for any kind of prepaid card for payment on your utility service."
So far reports are only coming from the Green Bay area. But WPS thinks they could stretch into the Northwoods. If you do receive a suspicious call, Van Zile says you can always hang up and call their Customer Call Center 1-800-450-7260.
RHINELANDER - Wausau Paper today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its specialty paper business to a new company sponsored by KPS Capital Partners L.P. (“KPS”), a New York-based private equity firm with significant experience in the paper industry.
The new company will be known as Expera Specialty Solutions, LLC (“Expera”).
KPS, as previously announced, has also entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the specialty paper business of Packaging Dynamics Corporation
Massive tornado flattens homes, neighborhoods in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roars through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.
NBC News reports at least 37 people are confirmed dead as of 7:30 p.m.
The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, south of the city.
The National Weather Service says it had winds up to 200 mph.
People wearing neon-green vests were joined by residents in the search through rubble. Neighborhoods are flattened and homes blown apart.
Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department says an elementary school took a direct hit from the mile-wide tornado.
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