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Whooping cough outbreak reported in Wood County Video included

PITTSVILLE (WAOW) - The Wood County health officer says about 15 people, mostly from the Pittsville area, have gotten sick from whooping cough, a highly contagious bacterial disease. 

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Weston to discuss "severance agreement" with village administrator Video included

The Weston Village Board will discuss and possibly act on approving a severance agreement with the current village administrator, Dan Guild. 

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DNA helps crack decades old cold case Video included

Police in Indiana were able to crack a cold case from 1988 with the help of a public genealogy website.

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Stevens Point police close to making arrests in weekend armed robbery Video included

Assistant Police Chief Tom Zenner said investigators have no evidence yet indicating three unsolved serious crimes in recent weeks may have been committed by the same suspects

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Walker met woman charged with being covert Russian agent Video included

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A woman who reportedly attended Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign launch event in 2015 and posted a picture of herself with him has been charged with being a covert agent for Russia inside the U.S. 

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St. Norbert College readies for Packers training camp July 26 Video included

DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) - St. Norbert College is preparing to host its traditional summer guests - the Green Bay Packers. 

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Video shows bicyclist falling into Wisconsin draw bridge gap Video included

Video shows a heart-stopping close call for a bicyclist who fell through a gap in a Menasha bridge--and the people who came to the woman's rescue. 

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No Aaron Rodgers, no playoffs dampened Packers bottom line

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Failing to make the playoffs and losing Aaron Rodgers to injury dampened the Green Bay Packers' finances last season as the team Monday reported net income of $38.6 million - down $34.2 million from a year ago.

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The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

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President Donald Trump is claiming credit for bolstering NATO as he heads into a day of meetings with Russia's Vladimir Putin. More>>

Leaders in Marshfield looking for ways to keep their mall open Video included

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - With more people turning to online shopping, leaders in Marshfield are looking for new ways to keep the mall open - including a part indoor mall, part outdoor mall.

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Police days from deciding on charges in Wisconsin blast Video included

Police say they'll soon decide whether to recommend prosecutors file charges in connection with a natural gas explosion that killed a Wisconsin firefighter. 

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The Latest: 23 hurt as lava crashes into Hawaii tour boat

Hawaii officials have updated the number of people injured after an explosion sent lava crashing through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, saying 23 were hurt. 

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Central Wisconsin businessman,volunteer activist dies Video included

Tom Christensen, a central Wisconsin businessman well known for his volunteer activities, died unexpectedly Friday at his home in Knowlton. He was 59.

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Second man charged in 2016 shooting death near UWSP campus Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - Two years after the shooting death of a man near the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus in a deal over $7,200 worth of pot that went bad, the 23-year-old roommate of the man killed was charged with felony murder. 

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40-year-old inmate attempts suicide in Marathon County Jail Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 40-year-old man attempted to commit suicide in the Marathon County Jail early Monday, authorities said. A routine cell check about 3 a.m. found the inmate unresponsive and seated on his bunk in a receiving cell, the sheriff's department said. 

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Man wounded in 2015 Wausau police shooting sentenced to prison Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A man shot by a Wausau police officer nearly three years ago was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday for two felonies, according to online Marathon County court records. 

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Wisconsin Sen. Johnson concerned about `widespread tariffs'

Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he's concerned with the Trump Administration's "widespread tariffs" and wants the White House to know "there's some real damage being done" to companies right now. 

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Mosinee toddler struck by car in Manitowoc Video included

Manitowoc police say a two-year-old girl is being treated for life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car. 

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Virginia alumnus commits $1 million to UWSP business school

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point said Monday that a Virginia couple has committed $1 million to the School of Business and Economics for students to learn about business majors, receive career and financial support and discover internship and professional development opportunities.

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Mom's viral warning: 3-year-old became trapped in washing machine as it filled with water

A Colorado mom has a terrifying warning for other parents after stopped a potential disaster just in time.

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Inaugural bike ride benefits local safe ride programs Video included

Friends, family and even some strangers came out to Aniwa to the start line of the first-ever "Rob's Ride."

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'He's dead to me': Aunt plans to sue nephew over $1.2 million lottery win

A Canadian woman says she is planning to sue her nephew over a lottery feud.

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Plenty of sunshine for a couple days yet Video included

Comfortable and bright weather will be the rule through Wednesday then some changes will come our way once again.

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Child injured after falling out of moving vehicle

WAUPACA, Wis. - On Sunday, July 15, at approximately 5:30 p.m. the Waupaca County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a 3 year old child had fallen out of a moving vehicle on private property in St. Lawrence Township.

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Hodag Interview: High Valley Video included

Curtis and Brad Rempel of country band High Valley, who sing hit song "She's With Me," hit up the Hodag grounds for their first time Sunday.

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Hodag Interview: Ashley McBryde Video included

Ashley McBryde opened up the final day of the Hodag Country Music Festival.

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Local girls raise money for non-profit organization Video included

Two young girls look to change the lives of those with special needs by selling lemonade.

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Thousands visit downtown Wausau for Chalkfest Video included

More than 500 artists took to the sidewalk in Wausau this weekend, transforming the 400 Block into a work of art.

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Stolen firetruck stopped after wild chase in California

Police chased a stolen firetruck across four Northern California counties during a wild high-speed pursuit that lasted nearly two hours and ended with two suspects under arrest. 

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Cooler and less humid air moves in for this week

Chances for rain move back in late Thursday

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Man, woman charged after body found behind apartment house

A man and a woman have been charged following the discovery of human remains in a shallow grave behind an apartment house in northwestern Pennsylvania. 

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Woman fatally shot in Chicago during attempted carjacking

Chicago police say a 59-year-old woman was fatally shot by a man attempting to carjack the vehicle she was riding in. 

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Poetry project aims to reach patients with dementia

Employees at 20 nursing homes in Wisconsin are receiving training to use poetry as a method of reaching residents with dementia.

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Madison team to help coordinate approach to gun violence

The Madison area is taking a coordinated approach to gun violence with a new program that includes representatives of agencies from the city and Dane County, including nonprofit groups. 

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Thai boys trapped in a cave mourn Navy SEAL who died during rescue

The 12 boys who were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks paid tribute to the Navy SEAL who lost his life during the rescue operation.

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GOP convention could come to Democrat-friendly Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte, North Carolina, a city dominated by Democrats, is a front-runner to host the 2020 Republican Convention where President Donald Trump seeks an anointing to run for a second term.

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More than 2,000 gather for Sun Prairie firefighter's funeral

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) - Mourners gathered in Sun Prairie for the funeral of a fallen firefighter. 

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Hodag continues Saturday with Toby Keith, Brett Young Video included

The third day of the 41st annual Hodag Country Music Festival brought out record numbers. 

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Police searching for suspect in armed robbery at Stevens Point bar Video included

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) -  On July 14, 2018, at 6:08 AM, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at 1109 Park St, the 13th Floor Bar.

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Fallen Sun Prairie firefighter Cory Barr remembered with pride Saturday Video included

A large part of the Sun Prairie community, hundreds of fellow firefighters and other emergency responders filled the local high school Saturday for the memorial service of Captain Cory Barr.  

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Hodag Interview: Kalie Shorr Video included

She calls herself a "country singer still recovering from her emo phase," and Saturday, Kalie Shorr took the Hodag stage.

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Wisconsin couple adopts children with special needs

Tess wasn’t supposed to live for more than a year.

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Police find bunch of stolen bikes, hope to get them back to owners

Milwaukee police are working to reunite bicycles with their respective owners after uncovering a large amount of stolen property in a recent search.

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2-year sentence for woman who faked cancer to raise $51,000

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman who collected $51,000 in donations by claiming she was dying of cancer has been sentenced in New York to two years in federal prison.  ...

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Crowds gather to watch balloon glow and fireworks Video included

A huge crowd gathered at Wausau's Balloon and Rib Fest Friday night. 

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Couple shares anniversary with Hodag community Video included

For Erin and Karl Reinke, Hodag Country Fest is their love story.

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Lightning strike hits woman's car in Wausau Video included

We know the drill when there's a chance for lightning: get in your house or get in your car. 

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Marshfield police investigating gas thefts from post office trucks Video included

There are reports in marshfield that someone might be stealing gas right out post office trucks. 

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McDonald's removing salads from 3,000 stores after illness

McDonald's is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness.

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Hodag Interview: LOCASH talks festival, fan engagements Video included

Energetic country duo LOCASH took the Hodag stage for the second year in a row. Last year, they 

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Baldwin decries Russian interference, calls it attack

Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is decrying Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, calling it "an attack on democracy."

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Bear Communications identifies subcontractor VC Tech as working at site of the explosion

Bear Communications, which was hired by Verizon for a fiber optic project in Sun Prairie, said one of its subcontractors, VC Tech, Inc., was doing work at the site of the gas main rupture Tuesday. 

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More than 100 people ill from parasite possibly linked to McDonald's salads Video included

The Illinois and Iowa health departments are investigating outbreaks of a parasite that causes intestinal illness and might be linked to McDonald's salads, officials in both states said Thursday.

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UPDATE State Highway 97 reopens near Athens after downed power line

ATHENS (WAOW) - A downed power line on state Highway 97 blocked both lanes near Athens for about an hour, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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Sleepy driver crashes into headstones in cemetery near Wausau Video included

VILLAGE OF MAINE (WAOW) - A sleepy driver ended up in a cemetery - and plowed into 14 headstones before the spree of damage ended, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.

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Foxconn plans to analyze workers' health data in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Foxconn Technology Group plans to collaborate with a regional health care system to lower the cost of health care for future employees at its $10 billion manufacturing complex planned in southeast Wisconsin. 

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Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

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Detaining immigrant children is a growing business for private contractors, who stand to earn $1 billion this year _ a tenfold increase from 2007. More>>

Brooke Jaworski finishes 7th in World Championships

Brooke Jaworski proved this week she's one of the best young runners in the world. 

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Plover man pleads no contest in bizarre jail drug smuggling plot

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A 33-year-old Plover man pleaded no contest Friday to one felony in a plot to inject methamphetamine and heroin into the binding of some books as a way to sneak the drugs into the Portage County Jail to his girlfriend, according to online Portage County court records. 

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Whoops! Some notices for Marathon Co. address project in error Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Marathon County officials are resending notices to two townships regarding new addresses in the project to create a more uniform system of addresses throughout the county. 

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Thief breaks into home and vehicles in Marathon City

MARATHON CITY (WAOW) - A thief broke into a home and several cars and trucks in Marathon City.

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US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families

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The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with those who brought them to the border. More>>

Waukesha County school staffer charged with sex act in classroom

A school employee is charged with performing a sex act inside a Waukesha County classroom, where a suspicious teacher set up a sting to catch him.

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Prices are rising faster than they have in six years

If you feel like stuff has been getting more expensive lately, you're right.

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Flags ordered at half-staff for fallen firefighter

Gov. Scott Walker has ordered that all U.S. and Wisconsin flags be flown at half-staff at state buildings and military installations in honor of Cory Barr, the Sun Prairie firefighter killed in an explosion and fire earlier this week.

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Balloon pilots on standby for hot air balloon show Video included

Lightning, thunder, and rain are causing issues for an annual Wausau summer staple.

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The Latest: White House says Trump 'likes and respects' May

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President Donald Trump will be meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Romania, Ukraine and Georgia as he kicks off his second day at the NATO summit in Brussels. More>>

Wausau committee approves Safe Route plan for Stettin Video included

A controversial Safe Route plan passed a Wausau committee Thursday evening.

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Hodag act "The Northern Lights" features Northwoods native Video included

A Sugar Camp native took the Hodag stage Thursday. He's part of the up-and-coming band The Northern Lights. 

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Wausau's Balloon and Rib Fest canceled Thursday due to storm threat Video included

Wausau's annual Balloon and Rib Fest has been canceled due to the threat of severe storms. 

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Plaques at Price Co. hospital honor fallen flight crew Video included

Two new plaques hang on the walls of a Price County hospital in memory of a fallen medical helicopter crew. 

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Security to increase after meth found outside Mosinee Elementary School Video included

Mosinee parents alarmed after illegal drugs are found in the parking lot of an elementary school there. 

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Balloon and Rib fest watching weather on opening day Video included

Many people are keeping an eye on the forecast as Wausau Events Balloon and Rib Fest kicks off, with potential severe weather heading its way.  

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Downtown Wausau parking changes closer to reality Video included

Parking changes in downtown Wausau are one step closer to becoming a reality.

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DA: Georgia man threatened to shoot people, kill cop in Colby

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Georgia man threatened to shoot people at a Colby bowling alley and when an officer arrived to investigate, the man called him a racist and "told me he was going to find me later and kill me," according to a criminal complaint. 

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US service member killed in Afghanistan, fourth in 2018

A US service member in Afghanistan died Thursday from "a wound sustained during a combat operation," the US military said in a statement.

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Survey finds that Americans polled think the best president of their lifetime was Obama

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A Pew Research Center poll released this week places former President Barack Obama at the top of a list of best presidents of Americans' lifetimes.

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Build-A-Bear closes lines after 'unprecedented response' to 'Pay Your Age Day' event Video included

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Build-A-Bear stores across the country are experiencing huge crowds during Thursday's “Pay Your Age Day” event.

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Bear Communications says its subcontractor was working at site of explosion Video included

A subcontractor of Bear Communications, which had been contracted by Verizon for a fiber optic project, was working at the site of the gas main explosion, according to a statement from the company. 

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Marshfield area Hall of Fame broadcaster dies Video included

Jack Hackman, a Marshfield area radio host and Wisconsin Broadcaster Association Hall of Famer, has died. 

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