On Air Now

Current Show

The Mark Levin Show   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Call The Mark Levin Show at 1-877-381-3811

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
36° Feels Like: 26°
Wind: SW 18 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.01”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Rain/Snow 33°

Tomorrow

AM Snow Showers 40°

Fri Night

Partly Cloudy 21°

Alerts

Marathon County will hire two additional corrections officers

by
jail cell
jail cell

WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU) Marathon County will hire two additional corrections officers to help with understaffing at the jail. The proposal from sheriff Scott Parks was approved by the human resources committee on Monday. The full county board is expected to OK the proposal at their next meeting.

Two more officers will cut down on staff overtime and will allow more officers to be on-duty when the jail is overcrowded. The jail currently houses 306 inmates, 27 over its capacity.

The new officers will be hired in September, and will earn about $50,000 a year including benefits.

The county board will also consider recommendations from its jail safety panel this month, including the hiring of 8 part-time officers to help with courthouse security.

Comments