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Each year thousands of children die and millions are hurt in accidents that could have been prevented. More>>

UPDATE: Gunman in hostage-taking in jail Video included

SHAWANO (WAOW) - A gunman suspected of holding a fast food worker hostage for an hour in Wittenberg before surrendering to police was taken to a mental health center for evaluation and later jailed, the Shawano County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.
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Wausau lawmaker announces re-election bid

WAUSAU (WAOW) – State Rep. Mandy Wright announced Wednesday that she will seek re-election to a second term. More>>

Nekoosa man convicted of killing sister's kitten

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - A 25-year-old Nekoosa man was convicted Wednesday of killing his sister's kitten after he became upset because she wasn't home last fall. More>>

Nerf gun scare in Wausau Video included

Wausau police dealt with a false alarm Tuesday night. More>>

Wausau's Thomas Street project moves forward Video included

Wausau's Thomas Street project is out of the brainstorming phase. More>>

No decision reached on Wausau mall's rent payment Video included

The Wausau City Council has decided not to do anything right now about giving the Wausau Center mall a break on rent. More>>

Two hurt in Portage County crash Video included

Two people were hurt in a Portage County crash Tuesday. More>>

Wausau businesses recognized in award ceremony Video included

Some Wausau-area businesses were recognized Tuesday morning at the Small Business Awards.
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Campus reacts to students death in Portage Co. crash Video included

UW Stevens Point students and staff are mourning the loss of two lives that were taken too soon.
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Family refuses to give up hope in search for missing dogs Video included

A central Wisconsin family refuses to give up searching for their dogs. The Dundore's two German shepherds went missing from Birnamwood in January. More>>

Fire in utility closet threatens Wausau apartments Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – A fire that started in what was described as a utility closet threatened an apartment complex Tuesday afternoon but caused no damage to any apartments, fire officials said.  . More>>

UPDATE: Woman escapes Wausau fire Video included

The Wausau Fire Department says a woman escaped a house fire in the 700 block of Washington Street Tuesday morning. More>>

Escort ordinance moves forward in Wausau Video included

Wassail is one step closer to forcing escort services to be licensed. More>>

Cold winter cost Rhinelander utility $500,000 Video included

Updated: Apr 21, 2014 02:32 PM

RHINELANDER (WAOW) – The cold, long winter and need to advise homes and businesses to keep water running from a faucets cost Rhinelander more than $500,000, a city leader says. More>>

Tornado and severe weather awareness week kicks off Video included

The warmer weather has many people thinking spring. It's also time to start thinking tornado season. More>>

Warmer weather means its time to watch out for ticks Video included

Warmer temperatures mean it's time to watch out for ticks. Experts say this warmer, damp weather is just what they like. More>>

DNR sets 1-walleye limit on 173 northern lakes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Non-tribal anglers will only be allowed to harvest a single walleye per day on 173 lakes in northern Wisconsin.  More>>

Guns come to high school for physics lesson Video included

Bullet in gel Bullet in gel

Students at Northland Lutheran High School in Kronenwetter took part in a physics lesson thanks to Kronenwetter police officers. More>>

Appointed sheriff to seek election to the job Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) – Some 16 months after being appointed sheriff, Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman announced he would seek election to the job in November. More>>

Driver arrested after crashing into house Video included

A female driver was arrested Sunday morning after hitting a house in Schofield, according to an Everest Metro Police official.
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Wausau restaurant serves free Easter meal Video included

One Wausau restaurant celebrates Easter every year by giving back to the community.  More>>

Car crashes into power pole in Rothschild Video included

Traffic was down to one-lane on Grand Avenue in Rothschild for most of the day Sunday after a car crashed into a power pole.  More>>

Central Wisconsin celebrates Easter Video included

Many families across central Wisconsin attended church to celebrate Easter Sunday. More>>

UWSP students compete in public speaking contest Video included

The best public speaking students at UW-Stevens Point competed Saturday. More>>

Hundreds come out for Bowling for Autism event Video included

Some central Wisconsin families bowled for a good cause Saturday afternoon. More>>

UWSP students hope to turn games in careers

Playing video games is a popular activity for many college students, but there's a group of students at UW-Stevens Point hoping to make a career out of it. More>>

Fire burns 34 acres in Wood County Video included

A fire in the Township of Cary burned across 34 acres, according to Pittsville Fire Chief Jerry Minor. More>>

Families countdown to Easter Video included

With Easter soon approaching, excitement is in the air in central Wisconsin.  More>>

Final Lenten fish fry for churches Video included

A Wisconsin tradition came to a close Friday night, at least for this year. As the Lenten season ends, this was the final Friday fish fry at many parishes.
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Marshfield dog hunts for Easter eggs Video included

A Marshfield couple has a unique Easter egg hunt every year. Instead of children looking for eggs in the yard, their dog does the hunting. More>>

Semi gets stuck in Wausau, blocking road

A semi got stuck on 25th Street in Wausau, blocking traffic for a time. More>>

Long winter sets back construction of new Dunkin' Donuts locations Video included

 The long winter has set back construction on several planned Dunkin' Donuts locations in north-central wisconsin. More>>

Wausau woman out thousands of dollars in scam Video included

Woman loses $10,000 in scam Woman loses $10,000 in scam

Wausau police say a 91-year old woman is out thousands of dollars as the result of a scam. More>>

UPDATE: Snow plows, loader destroyed in fire Video included

An early Friday morning fire at a rural Marathon County Highway Department garage destroyed snow plow trucks, a loader and other equipment, authorities said. More>>

Boston bombings change lives for two central Wisconsin women Video included

It's been one year since that horrific day the world stopped and watched the devastation at the finish line at the Boston Marathon. That moment changed the lives of two central Wisconsin women. More>>

UPDATE: 70-year-old man killed in Tomahawk fire Video included

A 70-year-old man died in the fire that destroyed his rural Tomahawk home, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said Friday.

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Wisconsin State Patrol recognizes its dispatchers Video included

Wisconsin State Patrol is recognizing its dispatchers, it's all part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. More>>

Spring snow could affect Northwoods businesses Video included

The snow seems to be overstaying its welcome in the Northwoods, which could cause a lot of trouble for businesses there. More>>

Spring storm closes dozens of schools Video included

More than halfway through April, schools in northcentral Wisconsin are still struggling with snow day cancellations. More>>

More cities cancel run water advisories Video included

KRONENWETTER (WAOW) – More central Wisconsin cities are telling water users to stop running water from a faucet to keep underground lines from freezing. More>>

UPDATE: Power restored to most WPS customers

Heavy, wet snow that accumulated to 10 inches in places knocked out power to nearly 4,400 customers in northern Wisconsin early Thursday, Wisconsin Public Service Corp. said.
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Flood emergency declared on Wolf River

WAUPACA (WAOW) – Waupaca County Emergency Management has declared a flood emergency on the Wolf River downstream from New London because of high water.  More>>

Judge modifies bond for Newman High teacher Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A judge on Thursday modified the conditions for a Newman High School religion teacher and soccer coach to be free on bond. More>>

Salt supply OK in Wausau and Marathon County Video included

Road salt supply Road salt supply

Wausau plow drivers still have 1,000 tons of salt available for use on roads. More>>

Agriculture Interview: Rural Health Initiative meeting Video included

Heather Schlesser from the Marathon County UW-Extension Office joined Newsline 9 at 11 a.m. to talk about an upcoming meeting about the Rural Health Initiative.
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Preliminary hearing set in teacher sex case Video included

NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) - A preliminary hearing has been set for a former Abbotsford math teacher accused of sexually assaulting two 17-year-old female students beginning last October, including one of them in his classroom during a weekend basketball tournament. More>>

Marathon County Sheriff will run for re-election Video included

The race for Marathon County Sheriff is officially underway. More>>

Snow closes schools, offices in Lac du Flambeau

The Lac du Flambeau Tribal Communications Office is reporting that the Lake du Flambeau Tribal Government Offices and Public Schools are closed Thursday because of inclement weather. More>>

New Wausau fire chief announced Video included

After a long interview process, Wausau has a new fire chief. More>>

Local women honored for work with assault victims

Two central Wisconsin women were honored Wednesday for their work with sexual assault victims. More>>

WIAA members forward multiplier proposal to committee Video included

WIAA officials will vote today on how to create fair competition between private and public schools.
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UPDATE: Mark Bucki found guilty in death of wife Video included

The Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body has been found guilty on all three counts. More>>

Another round of winter weather hits Northwoods hard Video included

They say April showers bring May flowers. But the question is, what does April snow bring? More>>

UPDATE: Phone problems in Marshfield fixed

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- Phone outages, including problems making 911 calls, were reported in the Marshfield on Wednesday, according to Wood County officials.
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Stevens Point fire chief named Wausau fire chief

The fire chief in Stevens Point has been hired to lead the Wausau Fire Department, Mayor Jim Tipple said Wednesday. More>>

Rhinelander man gets deal in shooting uncle Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A Rhinelander man accused of shooting his uncle in the abdomen has pleaded guilty to one felony in a plea agreement, but it could be dismissed in a year, a prosecutor said Wednesday. More>>

UPDATE: Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens. More>>

Suspected meth labs found in Oneida County Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – The Oneida County Sheriff's Department says two suspected labs for making methamphetamine were discovered in the search of a rural Rhinelander home. More>>

Master artist named for 2014 Birds in Art show

WAUSAU (WAOW) – A Massachusetts wildlife artist known for a preference of sketching live birds in the field has been named master artist for the Woodson Art Museum's 39th annual Birds in Art exhibition this fall. More>>

Bucki trial day 7: Jury wraps up deliberations Video included

A jury has wrapped up deliberations for the night in the trial of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in the woods.

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Tornado drill scheduled for April 24 Video included

A statewide tornado drill is in the works later this month.
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Marathon Co. sheriff announces election plans Video included

The Marathon County Sheriff is kicking off his election campaign Wednesday.
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Wisconsin governor's race: Candidates 180 degrees apart Video included

The race for governor appears to be officially underway, although both candidates have been in campaign mode for months. More>>

Tax deadline brings relief to many Video included

April 15 is one of the more unpopular days of the year, and one of the more stressful ones for accountants. More>>

Stevens Point man sentenced to federal prison Video included

MADISON (WAOW) – A 35-year-old Stevens Point man was sentenced Tuesday to 6 ½ years in federal prison for receiving child pornography, a federal prosecutor said. More>>

Son-in-law going to prison for Social Security theft Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A Portage County man convicted of stealing his mother-in-law's Social Security checks for more than 30 years and threatening an investigator will spend the next 16 months in prison, his attorney said Tuesday. More>>

Bucki trial day 6: Bucki expected to testify in murder trial Video included

The Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in woods is expected to take the stand in his own defense. More>>

Veterans return from Never Forgotten Honor Flight Video included

Dozens of veterans are back home after a whirlwind trip on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. More>>

DNR holds annual spring hearing Video included

People across the state gathered Monday evening to learn about new hunting rules and changes to outdoor policies. More>>

Dozens of people attend Grand Avenue construction project meeting Video included

One of Wausau's busiest streets will get a makeover, More>>

Music policy set in Wausau School District Video included

The Wausau School Board has okayed a proposal designed to avoid any further controversy over Christmas music. More>>

Wausau mall parent company to sell off properties Video included

The company that owns the Wausau mall is selling some of its property. More>>

Garbage truck driver hurt in Oneida Co. rollover Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) – The driver of a garbage truck was seriously injured Monday when the vehicle rolled over on County Highway G, the Oneida County Sheriff's Department said.  More>>

Schools react to Stevens Point power outage Video included

The spring snow caused some trouble in Stevens Point Monday morning. More>>

Doctors to examine man accused of arson Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A judge on Monday ordered that a 39-year-old man Stevens Point man accused of setting his apartment on fire be examined by doctors to determine whether he was competent to stand trial. More>>

Prostitute started probe of Kronenwetter officer Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – Wausau police arrested a veteran Kronenwetter policeman after a prostitute told investigators about “several sexual encounters for money” with him, Capt. Greg Hagenbucher said Monday. More>>

UPDATE: Crews work to restore power in Stevens Point

Wisconsin Public Service crews continue to work to get power back in the Stevens Point area. Right now, 34 customers are without power. More>>

Contestants dance-off for humane society fundraiser Video included

Contestants dueled on the dance floor at the second annual Dancing for the Paws in Rothschild. Newsline 9's own Nate Barrett and Alyssa Meyer showed off their best moves. Barrett tied for second place in the competition. More>>

Bucki trial day 5: Prosecution wraps up case in Bucki murder trial Video included

MERRILL (WAOW) – The prosecution wrapped up its case Friday against a Merrill man accused of killing his estranged wife and dumping her body in some Taylor County woods.
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Lane closures in Marathon County Video included

Drivers can expect several lane closures in Marathon County this week. More>>

Power outages in Wausau area

Several thousand people are without power in the Wausau area Sunday night, according to the Wisconsin Public Service website. More>>

Trivia tournament wraps up Video included

The clock is winding down on the annual trivia contest in Stevens Point.  More>>

Water main break in Wausau Video included

Wausau Public Works crews and officers from Wausau Police Department are responding to a water main break at Prospect Avenue and Sumner Street. More>>

Unusual art exhibit promotes environmental themes Video included

Everyday objects are being made into unexpected art. More>>

National Library Week begins in Wausau Video included

The power of reading was the message behind a musical performance at the Marathon County Library Sunday. More>>

More than 90 cats compete in Wausau cat show Video included

Cat breeders and enthusiasts got their eyes on the finest cats central Wisconsin has to offer. More>>

DNR urges people to sign up for hunter education

The state Department of Natural Resources is urging people to sign up for hunter education courses soon to get a jump on the fall seasons.  More>>

Seven dead in Chile forest fire, 500 homes destroyed

Officials in the Chilean city of Valparaiso say at least seven people are dead from a fire that has destroyed 500 homes.  More>>

Youths break food drive record Video included

A Marathon County teen is inspiring others her age to give back. More>>

Festival entertains children in Marathon County Video included

Children in Marathon County enjoyed a rainy Saturday indoors. More>>

Beef prices reach highest level since 1987 Video included

The highest beef prices since 1987 are hitting the pocketbooks of home cooks and restaurant owners. More>>

Pedestrian struck, killed in Manitowoc County

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 43 in Manitowoc County.  More>>

1 man dead in Milwaukee house fire

Authorities say there were no working smoke detectors in a Milwaukee home where a fire claimed a man's life.  More>>

Thousands tune in for radio trivia contest Video included

Thousands of people are standing by their radios this weekend, frantically answering trivia questions. It's all part of the world's largest trivia contest put on by a Stevens Point radio station. More>>

Kronenwetter police officer accused of soliciting a prostitute Video included

A Kronenwetter police officer has been arrested, accused of soliciting a prostitute, Wausau police said. More>>

Hundreds of 8th graders attend career fair Video included

Central Wisconsin eighth graders checked out a variety of career paths on Friday.  More>>

Coldwater Creek in Wausau closing Video included

Another store in dowtown Wausau is closing its doors. More>>

No new restitution for ex-medical examiner

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A judge ruled Friday that any additional restitution that the former Oneida County medical examiner must pay for taking tissue from two dead people to train her cadaver dog will be decided in a civil lawsuit. More>>

UPDATE: Parent located after toddler found alone outside Video included

The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department has found the parent of a child found alone outside. More>>

Ex-deputy sheriff sentenced in sexual assault case Video included

A former Langlade County deputy sheriff was sentenced Friday to three years behind bars and seven years of extended supervision. More>>

WPS wants to retire Weston 1 generator Video included

Wisconsin Public Service Corp. said Friday it wants to shut down its oldest coal-fired electric generator near Wausau. More>>

Bucki trial day 4: Son of murder suspect: My father is innocent Video included

The son of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in the woods says his father is innocent.
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Ice cover expected to cause more fish kills

The state Department of Natural Resources says people might notice more dead fish washing ashore in northern Wisconsin this spring. More>>

Flooding reported in Wausau

Flooding has been reported in areas of Wausau, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department. More>>

Spring sports are in full swing at some area high schools Video included

After a long winter, Spring sports are making a comeback. More>>

Tomahawk PD: Raid seizes 44 marijuana plants Video included

Police say about 45 marijuana plants were seized from a Tomahawk home on Thursday. More>>

Maple syrup brings community together Video included

A Marshfield family is making maple syrup for more than just a sweet treat. More>>

More cities cancel advisories to run water Video included

WESTON (WAOW) – More central Wisconsin cities are telling its water users to stop running water from a faucet to keep underground lines from freezing. More>>

Marshfield toddler left home alone, found in street Video included

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) – A father left his 2-year-old daughter home alone early Wednesday and the child was found wandering down Marshfield's busiest street barefoot and in her pajamas about five blocks from home, police said Thursday More>>

"World's largest trivia contest" to start in Stevens Point Video included

Random trivia knowledge will be put to the ultimate test this weekend. More>>

Wausau Center Mall could catch a break on rent Video included

Wausau's mall is begging for a lifeline as it struggles to survive. Mall owners have asked the city council to stop charging it rent for one year. More>>

Blessings in a Backpack gets $50,000 Video included

Blessings in a Backpack Blessings in a Backpack

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A program aimed at providing food for needy elementary school children in the Wausau and D.C. Everest schools will get a $50,000 grant over the next three years.  
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Wausau woman wins Big Sister honor Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – A Wausau mother has been named Big Sister of the Year for Wisconsin by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.  More>>

Eleven new record low temperatures observed Friday morning

Preliminary data from the National Weather Service indicates at least eleven new record lows were recorded early Friday morning. More>>

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    For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.More >>
    For all the tens of billions of dollars the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes.More >>
  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:45:05 GMT
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.More >>
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.More >>
  • Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

    Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:34:27 GMT
    Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.More >>
    Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.More >>
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