ATHENS - A drug arrest in Wausau led police to a pot growing operation in Athens worth a street value near $2 million, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.
It all started with a local delivery company. They told police about a suspicious package.
That lead to the arrest of Bryan Arnold in Wausau on February 6th.
Police found nearly five pounds of marijuana at his home at 806 Steuben Street. They also found several thousand dollars in cash. According to a Marathon County Sheriff's Department press release Arnold had his initial appearance in court on February 10, 2014.
The investigation also lead police to a home in rural Athens.
Police found 727 marijuana plants, pot growing equipment and several thousand dollars there.
According to a press release, drug related charges are pending towards the people living in the Athens home.
RHINELANDER - Our record breaking snow storm left more than 6,000 people across the Northwoods without power.
WPS had to rely on 20 extra crews from Green Bay, Wausau and Menominee to restore power.
But getting to the outages was a challenge.
A representative for WPS says workers are expecting even more outages to be reported.
"Not all of the back roads are plowed yet and that's where a lot of outages are located," said Leah Van Zile, WPS Community Relations leader. "Throughout the day as the temperatures warm, we expect to receive additional calls due to the unloading of snow off of the tree branches."
Eagle River had one of the highest number of customers affected by the outages.
Representatives for WPS say this was one of the hardest winters they've had to deal with.
"We've had some really, really severe wind chills which has really made the temperatures below zero. Typically, only in emergencies do we work in those conditions," said Van Zile. "But pretty much any other time, whether it's a rain storm, a snow storm, a wind storm, our guys are out there working, getting that power back on."
The number of outages dropped below 4,000 since earlier today.
If you're still without power to call 1800-450-7240.
ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - Do bugs seem to be everywhere in your home, even though there's snow outside? One type of bug in Wisconsin spends the winter inside our houses! They look like Lady Bugs, but they are actually not native to this country.
"They're actually called a multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle. They can be anywhere from a pale yellow to a darker orange and they have black spots on them but you'll see some that don't have spots," says Kerri Ison, UW Oneida County Extension.
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