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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>>

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>>

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>>

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Quiet and comfortably cool into Wednesday.  Moderate to heavy rain likely Thursday into early Friday.  A few showers still possible into Saturday.
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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 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>>

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>>

New owners of Cedar Creek Mall and convention center in Rothschild announced Video included

We have new details about what's planned for the Cedar Creek Mall in Rothschild.  More>>

Wittenberg fast food hostage-taker sentenced Video included

SHAWANO (WAOW) - A 29-year-old man found insane in a holding a fast food worker hostage at gunpoint in Wittenberg was ordered to a mental hospital for 26 1/2 years, a court official said Tuesday. More>>

UPDATE: Court bristles at 'traditional' marriage argument Video included

CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal appeals court judges considering whether to uphold gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are reserving their toughest questions for the states, asking how the bans help society, especially children of same-sex couples.


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Female driver dies in Lincoln County crash Video included

LINCOLN COUNTY (WAOW) – One woman is dead after a fatal crash in Lincoln County, according to sheriff's department officials.They say the woman crashed on County Road G around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the woman was the only one in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.The name of the driver is not being released as officials work to notify family members.The crash is still under investigation and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says more information is expected to be release... More>>

Wisconsin DNR plans waterfowl chat

Wisconsin wildlife officials are planning an online chat for waterfowl hunters. More>>

Train hits, kills woman walking dog in Wisconsin

Douglass County authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was hit by a train. More>>

Wausau committee discusses possible bike path plans

A City of Wausau committee met Monday to discuss potential bicycle path plans for the Thomas Street development project. More>>

2 in serious condition after parade vehicle crash

LAPEER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Two women remain hospitalized with critical injuries following a weekend rural Michigan crash in which a car struck a parade vehicle and an 80-year-old woman died. More>>

Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity. More>>

Suspect arrested after man with knife accosts mom near Wausau park Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 32-year-old mother walking with two children in a stroller was pushed to the ground by a man who had a knife and demanded money, Wausau police said Monday. More>>

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