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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>>

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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Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands Video included

Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern city of Eindhoven. More>>

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. More>>

SPECIAL REPORT: Paying for sex offenders Video included

Major concerns have been raised regarding Wisconsin's sex offender supervised release program.
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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>>

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Forecast discussion for central and northern Wisconsin.
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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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Poll shows majority support for gay marriage

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows a majority of public support repealing Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban. The latest poll released Wednesday shows 56 percent of voters support repealing the state's constitutional ban on gay marriages. More>>

Walker, Burke still tied in new Marquette poll

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker in a dead heat with Democratic challenger Mary Burke. More>>

Wausau park attack suspect skips court; search is on

Police are now looking for a Wausau man accused of attacking a woman at a park. This comes after he did not show up in court Wednesday. More>>

Walker seeks federal disaster aid due to winter cold

MADISON (WAOW) – Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he has requested a federal disaster declaration for eight counties, including Marathon, Clark and Wood, because the severe winter cold caused unexpected damages. More>>

Michael Jackson's hometown to name school for him

Plans are in the works to name a school in Michael Jackson's Indiana hometown for the late pop star. More>>

Report: Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 51 people

Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. More>>

Study: Many heavy kids think they're normal weight

A new government study says many kids don't have an accurate idea of their own weight, and many of them are obese young people who view themselves as normal. More>>

Packers head coach to have street named after him

The leader of the Green Bay Packers is getting a street named in his honor. More>>

Red Cross in need of blood donations

The Red Cross is asking for your help to prevent a blood shortage. More>>

Former workers rebound after mill closure Video included

About six years ago, the Domtar paper mill in Port Edwards shut its doors, leaving more than 500 people without jobs, but a recent report says those workers are bouncing back. More>>

Man injured by hay bale in rural Marathon County

A man was injured Tuesday night by a hay bale in rural Marathon County, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department. More>>

Former Wausau area school to be demolished

Plans to tear down an old school for a new business are moving forward. More>>

Health officials provide tips to avoid heat stroke Video included

Health officials have some safety tips to prevent heat stroke with the warmer temperatures. More>>

Wisconsin Rapids police bring awareness to dangers of leaving children in hot cars Video included

Summer is in full swing, and central Wisconsin is feeling the heat. That hot sun can make cars a hot spot.   More>>

Merrill police report a rash of car break-ins Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Merrill police report a rash of car break-ins has occurred in the city.
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US: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane Video included

Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More>>

A deal is in the works to save the Cedar Creek Mall Video included

 A deal is in the works that could save the Cedar Creek Mall. The Rothschild Village President confirms to Newsline 9 a new owner is expected to take over the mall Wednesday.
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Rhinelander college gets $1.9 million state grant Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - Nicolet Area Technical College was awarded $1.9 million in state grants Tuesday to train up to 303 students for in-demand jobs, such as welding and nursing assistants. More>>

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