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Assembly passes ban on pre-existing condition exclusion

The Republican-controlled state Assembly has passed a bill designed to prohibit people with pre-existing health conditions from being excluded from health insurance coverage.

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Labor of love: Grandma delivers baby nicknamed 'Exit 92' on side of Portage highway

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An Adams County family is counting their blessings after the miraculous birth on the side of a busy Portage highway.

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Walker signs bill allowing robot deliveries in Wisconsin

Wisconsin residents could soon see robot delivery vehicles roaming the state's sidewalks.

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Sun Prairie man featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because of unique name

A Sun Prairie man was featured on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! because of his unique name and how it corresponds to his job.

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Judge to weigh solitary confinement, pepper spray at prison

A federal judge is set to hear evidence in a case seeking to halt the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and the shackling of inmates at Wisconsin's troubled youth prisons.

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Wisconsin Assembly passes UW free speech bill

University of Wisconsin students who repeatedly disrupt the free speech rights of others could be suspended or expelled under a bill passed by the state Assembly.

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Wisconsin Assembly passes chiropractor sports exams bill

Chiropractors would be allowed to perform sports physicals under a bill passed by the Wisconsin Legislature.

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Fire breaks out at Edgar ginseng facility Video included

A fire in a building at Heil Ginseng in Edgar has been put out, according to the Marathon City Fire Department. 

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1 person injured after silo explosion in small Marathon Co. town Video included

Neighbors heard a silo explode Wednesday at a home on County Road S in the Town of Emmet.

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Residents react to deadly incident in Crandon Video included

A 25-year-old woman is dead following a "disturbance that involved a gunshot" early Wednesday, Forest County Sheriff John Dennee said.

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Cyclist hit during morning ride Video included

A woman ended up in the hospital this morning after a car struck her during her morning ride.

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10-year-old dead as Tropical Storm Cindy bears down on the Gulf Coast Video included

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A sheriff's captain says a 10-year-old Missouri boy has died on the Alabama coast after being fatally struck by a log washed in by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy. 

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Veterans honored in Stevens Point with biplane flights Video included

Area veterans were honored Wednesday in Stevens Point with a sky high journey. 

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Stabbing of officer at Michigan airport being investigated as act of terrorism Video included

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Authorities are investigating the stabbing of an airport police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, this morning, as an act of terrorism, David Gelios of the FBI said today.

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Latest: Slain man's family upset by ex-officer's acquittal Video included

Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting that sparked unrest in a predominantly black neighborhood where it happened last summer.

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Mother faces charges after Wausau toddler tests positive for meth Video included

A Wausau mother is charged with child neglect after her four-year-old tests positive for meth. 

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Downtown housing projects underway in Wausau Video included

House hunters will soon have more options in downtown Wausau.

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Ex-Plover doctor in sex case to be sentenced Aug. 17

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A one-time Plover doctor accused of unwanted sexual contact with seven female patients is now set to be sentenced Aug. 17, according to online Portage County court records.

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Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce opens new satellite office

The Milwaukee-based Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce opened its first branch office in central Wisconsin on Wednesday.

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DASHCAM VIDEO: Antigo squad cars damaged in storms Video included

The Antigo Police Department released dashcam video Tuesday of a tree falling on squad cars.

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Ex-Medford golf club leader accused of embezzlement

MEDFORD (WAOW) - The former manager of Black River Country Club is accused of stealing more than $25,000, in part by deleting the records of daily sales from computer records, according to a criminal complaint. 

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Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

          NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine was ineffective in protecting older Americans last winter against the illness, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around.   

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield exits health care exchange

   MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is pulling out of the federal health care exchange in Wisconsin.    Anthem blames a volatile market for its exit from the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Anthem spokesman Jeff Blunt says making pricing plans is increasingly difficult because of a shrinking and deteriorating individual market.    WISC-TV says Anthem also cites "continual changes and uncertainty in federal operations, rules and ...

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Walker urges Republican senators to reject Medicaid growth

     MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is urging Republican senators to reject a Medicaid expansion he turned down but that most states accepted under the health care law passed by former President Barack Obama.   

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Man who triggered Amber Alert pleads not guilty Video included

The man who triggered an hours-long Amber Alert pleaded not guilty Wednesday to five felonies.

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ACLU wants to bar public from Lincoln Hills hearing

   MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union wants to kick the public out of a federal court hearing when it plays recently obtained video of inmates being pepper-sprayed at troubled Wisconsin youth prisons.    

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Is Nike joining the Amazon roster?

          NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares a several major sports chains are hitting 52-week lows on word that Nike may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon.com.   

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Home sales up in May, but buyers face sharply rising prices

    WASHINGTON (AP) --Americans bought homes at a quicker pace in May, but the housing market may soon face turmoil because of a shortage of properties for sale and surging prices.   

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