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Special Report: Paying for sex offenders Video included

In a special report, Newsline 9 investigates how much the state is paying for sex offenders. Some sex offenders are housed long after they're free from prison. That costs the state almost half a million dollars every year. You're footing that bill.
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UPDATE: Woman killed in bus crash; 14 hurt Video included

MINOCQUA (WAOW) – One person was killed and 14 people hurt when two vehicles and a small tourist bus crashed just north of Minocqua on Thursday morning, the Wisconsin State Patrol said.

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Air Algerie plane disappears from radar Video included

An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. More>>

Leaked ordinance sparks controversy in Langlade County Video included

Residents in a Langlade County town are fired up after what they say was a threat to their Second Amendment rights.  More>>

Wausau man breaks world record Video included

A central Wisconsin TV host turned his passion into a world record.
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3 injured in Oneida Co. boat crash

Three people were injured in a boat crash in Oneida County Thursday, according to the Woodruff Police Department. More>>

Attorney General hopeful proposes "senior citizen advocate" position Video included

A Wisconsin attorney general hopeful wants to create a new position with the State Justice Department. More>>

Wausau councilwoman explains why she's on leave Video included

A Wausau city councilwoman is on a leave of absence, partly because of the stress of the job. More>>

Packers fans fill Lambeau Field for annual shareholders meeting Video included

Almost 15,000 fans from across the country filled Lambeau Field today for the Packers annual shareholder meeting.   More>>

Prosecutor: Doctor fired back at hospital gunman

Authorities say a doctor wounded by a patient in a deadly shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital campus appears to have been the person who returned fire and wounded the patient. More>>

Burkina official: Plane wreckage found in Mali

A Burkina Faso official says the wreckage of the Air Algerie plane that went missing has been found in Mali. More>>

Free ticket to fair for blood donations in central Wis. Video included

There's an incentive to donate blood in central Wisconsin this month. More>>

A golf marathon for the animals Video included

MARSHFIELD (WAOW)-- A central Wisconsin man played golf on Thursday for 12 hours in a marathon he organized to raise money for a pet shelter.


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Man gets 3 1/2 years in prison for violin heist

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee man whose stun gun was used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. More>>

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Current Forecast Video included

Forecast discussion for central and northern Wisconsin.
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Therapy dogs visit special needs campers Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)-- The Aspirus YMCA branch in Weston is hosting a camp for special needs children and Thursday two therapy dogs visited the campers.


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Trial ordered for man accused of trying to kill dog

NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) - A 65-year-old Clark County man who told investigators that he "tried to skin his dog alive" was ordered to stand trial Thursday, according to online Clark County court records. More>>

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. More>>

Wisconsin court upholds cellphone tracking cases

 The Wisconsin Supreme Court has sided with police in two separate cases where cellphone data was used to track suspects. More>>

Hayward hosts Lumberjack World Championships

 International competition begins in Hayward where the very best lumberjacks are gathering. More>>

Packers shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field

The only publicly owned team in U.S. professional sports is holding its annual shareholders meeting. More>>

Home sales up in central Wisconsin Video included

There is a change of pace in the real estate market. Home sales across the country are at their highest level in eight months. Sales in central Wisconsin are even stronger. More>>

Arizona governor wants review of execution process Video included

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is ordering a review of the state's execution process after a condemned inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before he died. More>>

Marathon County's Cedar Creek mall sold Video included

Plans to save a Marathon County mall are complete. More>>

Wausau mayor announces action plan for city's government Video included

Wausau mayor Jim Tipple announced an action plan to review the city's three branches of government. More>>

Merrill art students bring history to life through mural Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Some Merrill art students are trying their hands at a project the entire community can enjoy. More>>

Ex-Wausau businessman gets 11 years in prison Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A former Wausau businessman was sentenced to 11 years in prison Wednesday for racketeering, fraud and theft involving at least $1 million following a plea deal that resolved prosecutions in Marathon and Waupaca counties. More>>

Kronenwetter police: Vandals causing problems Video included

KRONENWETTER (WAOW) – Kronenwetter police say officers will be patrolling parks and streets more closely following a string of vandalism and thefts of road signs that has cost the village thousands of dollars in repairs and cleanup More>>

Study: 10M have gained coverage through health law

A new study estimates that more than 10 million adults gained health insurance by midyear as the coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's law took hold in much of the country. More>>

UPDATE: Star Lake woman dies in rescuing boy Video included

EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) – A 47-year-old woman who tried to rescue a young boy in trouble while swimming has died of an apparent drowning, the Vilas County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.


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Arkansas military base on lockdown

Little Rock Air Force Base is on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual. Officials say the base in Jacksonville was locked down at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, and emergency personnel are on the scene.
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Man linked to gun said 'bomber' was best friend

A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, "my best friend was the bomber."
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