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Data shows increase in heroin deaths

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It was not all that long ago when Wisconsin's only heroin deaths were in the Milwaukee urban area.

But Marathon County - where Wausau is located - has had three confirmed deaths this year from overdoses of heroin, and lab results are pending in a fourth case. County medical examiner John Larson said there were also three heroin deaths in 2011. He could only remember two other such deaths in 26 years.

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