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Police: Suspect called in school threat to divert attention from crime Video included

A 21-year-old woman called in a threat of a gunman at a school to divert police away as she attempted to shoplift, according to the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department.

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Wisconsin Rapids father charged in toddler son's death

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - A judge has set a preliminary hearing for March 8 for a Wisconsin Rapids father accused of killing his toddler son a year ago, according to online Wood County court records. 

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Police: Nekoosa student made threat

A student was removed from Nekoosa High School after making a threat, according to Police Chief Shawn Woods.

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Wisconsin Rapids father arrested in baby's 2017 death Video included

James W. Georgeson, 33, who was the father of a 15-month-old baby who died in 2017, has been arrested for the child's death, according to the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department.

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Thorp man gets 10 months in jail for driving drunk, hitting bikers Video included

NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) - A 28-year-old Thorp man was sentenced to 10 months in jail and three years probation Thursday for driving drunk in a hit-and-run crash that injured two bicyclists more than a year ago, a Clark County court official said. 

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Second Wisconsin Rapids teenager pleads not guilty in home invasion Video included

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A second teenager pleaded not guilty Monday in a home invasion and robbery that left a 51-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man hospitalized with a gunshot wound, according to online Wood County court records. 

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Trial ordered for woman accused in Spencer heroin death Video included

A judge Monday ordered a trial for a 27-year-old Marshfield woman accused of supplying fentanyl-laced heroin that killed a 22-year-old Spencer man found dead in his bedroom, according to online Marathon County court records. 

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Wisconsin Rapids teen airlifted after morning crash

A Wisconsin Rapids teen was trapped under his car after a crash Friday morning, according to the Wood County Sheriff's Department.

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Three candidates vie for Marshfield mayoral seat

Three candidates are vying for the soon-to-be open Marshfield mayoral seat.

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DA: Wisconsin Rapids father spiked drink to abort unborn baby Video included

A 32-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man attempted to kill his unborn child by spiking the mother's water bottle with a drug designed to terminate a pregnancy, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. 

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Stanley man pleads not guilty in fatal drunken driving crash

NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) - A 32-year-old man accused of driving drunk in a fatal crash with a farm tractor that killed a 31-year-old Stanley woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday, according to online Clark County court records. 

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Woman, 30, gets prison time for fatal texting crash near Nekoosa

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - A 30-year-old Nekoosa woman convicted of killing her boyfriend on his motorcycle because she was texting as she drove a vehicle behind him was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday, authorities said.

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Feb. 2015 Jefferson Award: Shirley Mook

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - A Marshfield woman who loves history is the February Jefferson Award winner. More>>

Dec. 2014 Jefferson Award: Karen Rau

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - A Marshfield woman "passionate about animals" and working to build the first-ever permanent animal shelter in town wins the Jefferson Award for December.
 
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Portage Co. Crime Stoppers: $20,000 theft

STEVENS POINT (WAOW)- The search is on in Portage County for two con artists who stole $20,000 in cash and other items from some homeowners who let them into their home. More>>

Canadian company intends to buy Biron paper mill

A Canada-based company announced an agreement to purchase the Biron paper mill in Wood County, according to its website.  More>>

Man accused of two murders convicted of arson Video included

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - A man already in prison and who is accused of killing a Wisconsin Rapids man more than five years ago and his wife in 1984 reached a plea deal Friday that convicted him of two more felonies, according to online court records. More>>

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>>

Super Bowl champion coaches Columbus football players

Columbus Catholic High School in Marshfield welcomed back an alumni football star, who taught young athletes about the game. More>>

Wood County intersection closed, traffic rerouted

 Traffic is being rerouted while crews repair a utility pole in Northwest Wood County. More>>

Wood County veterans memorial honors soldiers

414 flags were placed by students in the area to honor those who have passed away to war in Wood County. 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>>

Radar Alert

Another round of winter weather

The National Weather Service will have widespread winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories across the state of Wisconsin active on Monday. More>>

In-depth: Walker's new book tells story of Act 10 saga

Gov. Scott Walker's new book comes out Tuesday. More>>

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