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.
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - Just a few years ago, crumbling cement, steps, and seats filled Lac du Flambeau's Indian Bowl. Now, a major reconstruction project is halfway done. It will hopefully give people from all over a chance to learn about Native American culture and traditions once again.
"We increase that sense of pride in our community," said Director of Planning and Development Emerson Coy.
Coy still remembers how the old Indian Bowl used to look like.
"It was used in bad shape before that and it was sad," said Coy.
RHINELANDER - Cancer survivors and supporters gathered at Ministry St. Mary's Hospital for the 10th annual Celebration of Life Thursday. The event honors those battling cancer or survivors of cancer and shows people what kinds of services the James Beck Cancer Center offers.
The center's namesake lost his life to cancer, but now others will be able to benefit from his gift to the hospital.
"With his vision and his dollars we were able to put this cancer center here in Rhinelander so patients don't have to travel to larger cities," said Director of Cancer Services Kimberly Hetland.
This year's speaker was Mike Regole, a survivor of tonsil cancer. He spoke about his experience at the center, how family and support affected his journey, and how he ran a business while having cancer.
MADISON - A $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group is poised to pass the Wisconsin Assembly on a bipartisan vote.
Democratic state Rep. Cory Mason said during debate Thursday that he intends to vote for the bill. He is the first Democrat to publicly say he will back the measure that is being championed by Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans.
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