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

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>>

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>>

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>>

Man's Packers dream is about to come true Video included

Some people have a bucket list of things they want to accomplish in their life.  More>>

Probation for man in Wausau sex extortion case Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 30-year-old Wausau man was placed on probation for five years Monday for extorting about $100,000 from a 56-year-old central Wisconsin man who wanted to keep an affair secret, according to online court records. More>>

Two motorcyclists arrested for OWI

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Two motorcyclists were arrested for drinking and driving on State Highway 153 Sunday evening, according to Wisconsin State Patrol. More>>

UPDATE: Power being restored in central Wisconsin

Power is slowly being restored to customers in central Wisconsin after storms rolled through overnight. More>>

UPDATE: 31-year-old driver killed in Clark Co. Video included

LOYAL (WAOW) - A pickup truck spun out of control after it passed a horse and buggy and flipped two times, killing a 31-year-old man, the Clark County Sheriff's Department said Friday.


Class aims to create interest in beekeeping Video included

EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) -- Eagle River is hosting a class next week that is aimed at creating more interest in beekeeping.


Man accused of attacking woman in park arrested in Colorado Video included

The man accused of attacking a woman in a Wausau Park has been found in Colorado, according to Wausau Police. More>>

Thief breaks into Wausau police chief's home; steals pickup Video included

A Michigan man sits in the Marathon County Jail after prosecutors charged him with breaking into the Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel's home and stealing his truck. More>>

Accused dog skinner to enter plea

Charles Weissmiller Charles Weissmiller

A 65-year-old Clark County man who told investigators that he "tried to skin his dog alive" will enter a plea in court Thursday, according to online Clark County court records. More>>

Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary president visits Rothschild Gold Star Monument Video included

The head of a National Veterans Group was in central Wisconsin Wednesday visiting the future sight of a new monument honoring families of fallen soldiers. More>>

Cooler temperatures hit central Wisconsin this summer Video included

It's almost the send off to summertime. As the season wraps up, we've seen cooler temperatures here in central Wisconsin.   More>>

Trial ordered in Wausau embezzlement case Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - The former executive director of the Wausau Area Builders Association accused of embezzling nearly $170,000 from the group was ordered to stand trial Wednesday. More>>

UPDATE: New photo released of Weston bank robbery suspect Video included

Police say they are following up on tips in the investigation into a Marathon County bank Robbery that happened Friday. More>>

UPDATE: Sketch released for suspect in attempted sexual assault Video included

An 18-year-old woman told authorities she was able to “kick and bite” a man, escape from his pickup truck and flee into a cornfield after he attempted to sexually assault her, the Waupaca County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday. More>>

UPDATE: Man pleads not guilty in 1984 death Video included

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A central Wisconsin man now in prison for burglary has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife three decades ago.


Calling it a Career: Captain Bob Akey Video included

58-year-old Bob Akey is hanging up his helmet after 27 years at the Merrill Fire Department.

School supplies become more high tech for school year Video included

It still may be summer, but school supplies are already filling stores in central Wisconsin.  More>>

Man accused in bat beating stands mute Video included

A 34-year-old Plover man accused of hitting his girlfriend with a baseball bat and tying her to a towel rack during a domestic dispute stood mute before a judge Monday when he was asked to enter pleas to six felonies, according to online Portage County court records. More>>

UPDATE: Power restored after stray animal causes outages

Power has been restored in the Stratford and Edgar areas, after more than 1,000 customers experienced outages. More>>

Police: Man arrested in Illinois following Rothschild bar shooting Video included

The man wanted in the shooting that wounded another man outside a Rothschild bar has been arrested in Illinois on Saturday, according to the Rothschild Police Department. More>>

What do you want to do before you die? Video included

Have you ever heard of a bucket list? Well, owners at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home in Wausau want to hear what's on yours. On Sunday, they unveiled their "Before I die I Want To.." wall.

Packers preseason game on Newsline 9

Newsline 9 is your home for all things Packers Saturday as the Green and Gold takes on the St. Louis Rams. More>>

Big Blue Falls Blues Fest attracts thousands to Wausau Video included

Fern Island in Wausau is filled with the blues. The Big Bull Falls Blues Fest brings music lovers from across the Midwest here to have some summer fun.   More>>

Ice bucket challenge is soaking the nation Video included

A new internet craze is really making a splash. The Ice Bucket Challenge raises money and awareness for ALS, also known as the Lou Gehrig's disease. From Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers to Governor Scott Walker, people across the state and country have taken part in the challenge that's soaking the nation.

Justin Loew accepts Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

A new Internet craze is sweeping the country – it's called the Ice Bucket Challenge! More>>

Wausau man, 20, convicted in baseball bat death Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - One of two men accused in the baseball bat beating death of a Wausau man two years ago pleaded no contest to being party to first-degree reckless homicide in a plea deal on Friday. More>>

Manawa man charged with attempted cop killing Video included

The man accused of attacking a Plover Police Department officer with a knife has been charged. More>>

UPDATE: Teen driver in deadly crash charged Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 16-year-old girl was accused of juvenile delinquency Wednesday in the deadly Marathon County crash that killed two young girls.


Heroin dealer gets 10 years in prison in Wausau death Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 31-year-old Coloma man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for providing a fatal dose of heroin to a man who died about a year ago at a home where two young children lived, according to online Marathon County court records. More>>

Second woman dies in Wood County crash Video included

A second woman has now died following a crash last week in Wood County. More>>

4-H members prepare for Wisconsin Valley Fair

Planning an event the size of Wisconsin Valley Fair is quite an undertaking. More>>

Wisconsin Public Service responds to customer scam calls

Wisconsin Public Service is receiving reports from numerous customers of scam calls. More>>

Portage County Crime Stoppers: Park vandals Video included

Sometime on the evening of Saturday May 17, vandals cause hundreds of dollars worth of damage to the Zenoff Park softball complex in Stevens Point. More>>

SPECIAL REPORT: Calling it a career Video included

A Wausau school administrator is saying goodbye to her passion. More>>

Wausau Ginseng business expands overseas

The ginseng plant has a big impact on the United States and Marathon County. More>>

Farmers experience a challenging crop season from rain

The weather has not been on Wisconsin farmers' good side. More>>

Discussion about Weston bus service

The village's public health and safety committee will look at possible changes in the route. More>>

Wausau schools wrap up Wednesday

After being stuck indoors all these months, Lincoln Elementary students are excited for the school year coming to a close. More>>

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