- The Packers added more depth to their defensive line. Today they signed DT Letroy Guion from the Vikings. Guion has played in 68 games with 31 starts. His career stats include 129 tackles, five sacks, and two fumble recoveries.
The Packers also lost a key offensive weapon. Free agent wide receiver James Jones signed a 3-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. According to an ESPN report - the deal is worth $11.3-million bucks.
Jones went to high school in San Jose. He also played collegiately for San Jose State before being selected by the Packers in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was in the Packers front office for five seasons (2007-11) while Jones was in Green Bay.
Jones had a career-high 817 yard receiving last year.
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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