UPDATE 1/13/20: This story has been updated to include the names of the deceased.
Wood Co. deputies say the bodies belonged to 26-year-old James D. Wypych and 23-year old Makela J. Lange. Wypych was identified as the homeowner. Neither Wypych nor Lange had been seen by family or friends since Christmas.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wood County Sheriff's Department, directly.
The Wood Co. Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of two individuals per a media release.
Shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, deputies were dispatched to a home in the Town of Richfield. Upon arrival, police found a man and woman who were both dead. A cause of death has not yet been confirmed for either person.
The incident is currently under investigation by the Wood Co. Sheriff's Office and members of the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory. The names of the individuals involved are currently being withheld.
Authorities say the public is not in any danger at this time.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee's former police chief, who was demoted to captain in part for using tear gas against protesters demonstrating over George Floyd's death, has chosen to retire instead of staying with the department.
The city's Fire and Police Commission voted unanimously last week to demote Chief Alfonso Morales.
Commissioners criticized how Morales handled multiple incidents involving Black people, including the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown.
Speaking Wednesday on WTMJ-AM, Morales said he's retiring because if he returned as a captain it would be at a reduced salary and would negatively impact his pension payments.
Morales also defended his record as chief.
His attorney says he and Morales are exploring a range of legal action, including filing a claim for damages.
RHINELANDER - After over 50 years of staying open, Hodag Lanes in Rhinelander has officially closed its doors.
"I mean COVID has hit the bowling business really, really hard no matter where your bowling center is," said Sharon Cline, bowling manager at Hodag Lanes.
And with the construction on Stevens Street, the bowling alley was in a tough situation.
"The construction was also a big play for us because with all the construction out here it was tough for anybody to get through," Cline said.
A lot of memories were created in the bowling alley for various citizens in the city.
"I probably started bowling in the early '80s on the Wednesday night women's league," said Sherri Schilleman, Rhinelander resident. "We had the 9 o'clock slot I believe back then."
For her and many families in Rhinelander, bowling was very popular.
"Bowling is actually a big sport in Rhinelander," said Schilleman. "And I think in the last couple of years bowling was actually starting to make another comeback. So it's sad because people are gonna have to find something else to do."
But Cline is hoping that this won't be the end for Hodag Lanes.
"It is costly to have a bowling center but we're just hoping again that we can get up and running again," said Cline.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on many businesses. Even something as simple as networking with other business owners can be complicated. But, the Wausau Chamber of Commerce is trying to help. They've hosted their networking events for years, but since going virtual they've had to adjust to help local businesses stay on track.
"This desire was out there," said Chamber Marking Manager, Brian Otten.
There was a common desire among businesses to get back to normal and doing so meant making changes.
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans applying for unemployment dropped below 1 million last week for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak took hold in the U.S. five months ago, but layoffs are still running extraordinarily high.
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