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1 person dead after motorcycle crash in Portage Co.

One person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Portage County.

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EXCLUSIVE: Marshfield addiction support group leader arrested speaks out

The leader of an addiction support group who was arrested on drug charges in Marshfield spoke out to News 9.

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Grizzly bears escape primary containment area, prompt scare at Milwaukee County Zoo

Two grizzly bears got into a secondary containment area Thursday afternoon, causing the Milwaukee County Zoo to begin its animal escape protocol. 

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ABC orders 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.

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Great summer weather continues

Pleasant weather is in store for the weekend, with a small chance of storms Sunday afternoon.

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Man sentenced to 18 years in prison for fatal shooting near UWSP Video included

The man convicted of killing another man in what police called a drug deal gone bad near the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday.

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Wausau city leaders warn about discolored water, say there are no health risks Video included

Wausau city officials warned the public about a possible yellow tint to their water. 

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Experts weigh in on deadly chemical mixtures in Wisconsin Video included

Department of Health Services put out a warning about synthetic cannibinoids that could be deadly. 

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Wausau woman plans protest after border crisis Video included

A Wausau woman is trying to organize a protest in Wausau in reaction to the crisis at the Mexican border. 

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At least 10 cars vandalized in Wausau Video included

Police are warning Wausau residents about a troubling vandalism trend targeting cars in two neighborhoods.

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Walker meets with Trump at White House luncheon Video included

Gov. Scott Walker is joining with other governors for a lunch meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump. 

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Marathon County Petsaver Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)- Monte Carlo is our Petsaver from the Humane Society of Marathon County in Wausau for Thursday. 

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Marshfield Clinic unveils new helicopter ambulance base Video included

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MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - Marshfield Clinic Medical Center unveiled its new helicopter and landing base during a special ceremony Thursday. The service began in January but the base only recently became fully staffed, the clinic said. 

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Mosinee father accused of incest, his mother of encouraging victim to lie

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Mosinee man sexually assaulted his young daughter multiple times and the girl's grandmother told her to lie to investigators about it so "everything would go back to normal," according to a criminal complaint. 

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Campus sex offender Alec Cook sentenced to 3 years in prison, 5 years supervision Video included

 A Dane County judge has sentenced Alec Cook to three years in prison and five years of extended supervision for a total of eight years.

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Bomb threat at Weston bank Video included

A bank in Weston has been evacuated after a bomb threat was called in, according to Everest Metro Police Chief Clayton Schulz. 

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Church responds after addiction specialist charged with delivering drugs

A Marshfield church is responding after an addiction support specialist was arrested for allegedly giving a woman hydrocodone. 

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Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

 Koko the gorilla who mastered sign language, raised kittens and once playfully tried on the glasses of the late actor Robin Williams, has died.

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Melania Trump makes surprise visit to border facilities

First lady Melania Trump touched down in McAllen, Texas, Thursday making a publicly unannounced and hastily planned trip to get a first-hand look at the crisis affecting immigrant families at the US border.

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Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete to report for ESPN

A familiar Wisconsin face will be an ESPN analyst for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in July.

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Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

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Trump and Putin plan to meet in mid-July

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are planning to meet around the time of Trump's trip to the UK and the NATO summit in mid-July, according to two diplomatic sources familiar with the matter. 

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Great Summer weather for a few days Video included

A few showers in the far south today, otherwise nice weather.

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Burglar breaks glass to get into auto repair shop, but door was unlocked

A burglar took the tough route when he smashed a door and then climbed through shattered glass at Quick Fix Auto Service at West Capitol Drive and North 63rd Street. He stole two sets of keys and when he tried to climb back out the door, he noticed it had been unlocked the entire time.

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Parents weigh-in on tools available for flight risk kids Video included

Parents are weighing in after a News 9 report that a toddler was found walking down a Wausau street all-alone.

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Images unveiled for new potential Stevens Point City Hall plans Video included

The Stevens Point City Council met with Bray Architects this week to discuss potential plans for new building construction.

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Toddler found wandering Wausau street Video included

Police took to Facebook for help in locating a parent after a toddler was found wandering a street near downtown Wausau.

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Merrill art teacher behind dozens of murals is retiring Video included

Murals cover wall after wall at Merrill High School, and now the teacher who made it all happen is retiring. 

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Local pastor weighs in on Methodist complaint against Sessions Video included

Nearly 700 Methodist pastors across the country, including three in Wisconsin,  signed an official complaint against fellow Methodist Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

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Lincoln County Petsaver Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)- There are kittens of every color and size at the Lincoln County Humane Society in Merrill.  

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Rothschild water break left businesses, homes without power for 24 hours Video included

A water main break at the intersection of Ellen and Knauf streets in Rothschild kept some homes and businesses without water for nearly a day.

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Federal grand jury indicts two Marathon Co. men on meth charges

MADISON (WAOW) - A federal grand jury indicted two Marathon County men on drug charges Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Scott Blader said. 

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Friendship woman gets 10 years probation in heroin overdose death Video included

FRIENDSHIP (WAOW) - A 47-year-old Friendship woman was placed on 10 years probation Wednesday for the heroin overdose death of another Adams County woman, a court official said. 

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Capitol rally to oppose family separations at the border

Madison Alder Maurice Cheeks is co-hosting a rally for June 30 at the state capitol in Madison to oppose the separation of children from their parents at the border.

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Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together at the southern border, saying at the White House that he doesn’t like the sight of children being separated from their families.

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Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge in Wausau being sold

WAUSAU (WAOW) - The Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge near downtown is being sold, ending a 40-year run by owner Bill Jamgochian. 

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GARDEN GOODIES: Mustard Potato Salad

Chief Meteorologist, Justin Loew, borrowed an ingredient from his friend's garden for this week's Garden Goodies!

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Veterans fly high in Stevens Point for Ageless Aviation Dreams Flight Video included

Nine area veterans flew across Portage County skies Wednesday morning. Korean, Vietnam, and World War II veterans had the chance to fly in a bi-plane at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport. 

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Rep. Duffy releases statement on border separation

Representative Sean Duffy has released a statement about the separation of families at the border, saying he will support legislation to allow kids to stay with their parents.  

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Appeals court affirms UW-Oshkosh professor records release

A state appeals court says the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh must release records related to misconduct investigation involving a business professor. 

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Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention.

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