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Wisconsin governor's race remains dead heat

 The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke remain in a dead heat. More>>

Teachers in Wausau get lesson on drug dangers in the classroom Video included

With new drugs hitting schools in central Wisconsin, teachers get a lesson in what to watch out for.   More>>

Omaha police bullet kills `Cops' film crew member

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. More>>

Wisconsin mourning dove season to begin Sept. 1

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding hunters that the state's new extended mourning dove season will begin next week. More>>

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Moderate to heavy rain likely late Thursday Friday.  A few showers still possible into Saturday.  Nice weather Sunday with more showers and storms for Labor Day.

Shrek: The Musical coming to Wausau

The world fell in love with a green ogre when Shrek hit the big screen in 2001. Now, he's coming to the small stage alongside the rest of the gang. More>>

President Obama to visit Wisconsin Video included

The President of the United States is coming to Wisconsin. More>>

Central Wisconsin State Fair underway Video included

Some fair fun is underway in our area.The Central Wisconsin State Fair kicked off Wednesday in Marshfield. More>>

Vietnam veterans relive past at Wausau exhibit Video included

Vietnam veterans gathered in Wausau on Wednesday to view war graffiti that came from the very ship they rode on to Vietnam. More>>

Chiefs' bus in crash before Packers game Video included

Authorities say a bus taking the Kansas City Chiefs to their Wisconsin hotel was involved in an accident. More>>

USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue Video included

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. More>>

Marathon County unveils do-it-yourself bike repair stations Video included

Bike riders in the Wausau area have something new - repair stations along the trails. More>>

Study to analyze Brokaw's debt crisis Video included

The Village of Brokaw is one important step closer to solving its debt crisis. More>>

Inaugural Dick Dudley golf tourney benefits American Legion Video included

The spirit of Dick Dudley is being carried on through a golf tournament benefiting veterans. More>>

Driver injured in crash near Three Lakes Video included

THREE LAKES (WAOW) – A 29-year-old Three Lakes man was seriously hurt Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving rolled over near Three Lakes, Police Chief Scott Lea said. More>>

Dogs on goose patrol Video included

Gaggles of geese are still making a mess in one area park. Stevens Point city leaders have come up with a unique way to scare them off the shore. Now, people are wondering who let the dogs out?

Marshfield woman accused of Social Security theft

MADISON (WAOW) – A 50-year-old Marshfield woman has been accused of stealing nearly $30,000 from the Social Security Administration. More>>

New photos released of wanted felon Video included

Investigators have released new photos of a convicted felon on the run, according to Vilas County officials. More>>

UPDATE: Wausau woman killed in crash Video included

MERRILL (WAOW) - A 30-year-old Wausau woman died when the vehicle she was driving left a county road and hit a stump, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.


Poll: Happ leads Schimel in attorney general race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A new poll shows Democrat Susan Happ leads Republican Brad Schimel in the race for attorney general, but nearly one-in-four voters are undecided. More>>

Attempted abduction investigation in Shawano County

Officials in Shawano County are investigating a possible attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl, according to Shawano County Sheriff's Department Captain Tom Tuma. More>>

Wisconsin governor's race remains dead heat

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke remain in a dead heat. More>>

Man in police chief's home burglary taken from jail

WAUSAU (WAOW) - The 39-year-old man accused of breaking into the Wausau police chief's home has been taken from jail to a medical treatment facility, according to online Marathon County court records. More>>

How nail polish may fend off sexual assault

Pretty nails may be the newest way to foil date rape. More>>

Military jet crash in Virginia

A sheriff's dispatcher says officials believe a military jet has crashed in western Virginia, but there is no word on the condition of those onboard. More>>

Instructor accidentally shot by girl, 9, dies

Authorities say an Arizona shooting instructor has died after he was accidentally shot while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi. More>>

Toilet paper going tubeless

A toilet paper company is tossing the tube. Scott Naturals debuted its tube-free toilet paper Tuesday. More>>

Wisconsin DNR urges hunters to use lands atlas

The state Department of Natural Resources is urging hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to use its public land access atlas. More>>

Park officials allow Apostle Islands fire to burn

National Park Service rangers have discovered a fire on one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior that they say has been burning for weeks. More>>

One injured in Marshfield apartment fire

One person was taken to the hospital after an apartment fire in Wood County, according to the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department. More>>

Company to delay formal request for iron ore mine

Gogebic Taconite says its application to develop an iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin will be pushed back until at least the fall of next year. More>>

Hundreds gather to honor slain journalist Foley

Slain U.S. journalist James Foley is being remembered as a person committed to social justice and as a modest friend who deflected questions about himself. More>>

Hundreds say goodbye to summer at free concert in Wausau Video included

Hundreds packed the 400 Block in Wausau to say goodbye to summer in style Tuesday night. More>>

UPDATE: Woman convicted in murder-for-hire case to spend 3.5 years in prison Video included

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A judge has ordered a Merrill woman convicted of trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend to spend 3.5 years in prison. He also ordered her to serve four years on extended supervision once she gets out of prison. More>>

Man dies pulling tractor from mud in Wisconsin

Authorities say a 19-year-old man trying to free a tractor stuck in mud in southwestern Wisconsin was killed when he was hit in the head by a tow strap. More>>

Fire destroys Wood County church Video included

Updated: Aug 26, 2014 05:55 PM

 Smoke and flames ripped through a central Wisconsin church Tuesday, causing destruction. More>>

Dunkin' Donuts opens in Rib Mountain, Weston Video included

The time has come for two long awaited restaurants to open their doors in central Wisconsin. More>>

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