Data shows increase in heroin deaths
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.