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UPDATE: Man caught in manure spreader in critical condition Video included

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - An 83-year-old man remained in critical condition Friday after getting caught in a manure spreader in rural Wisconsin Rapids, a hospital spokesman said.

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DA: Marshfield woman gives sob story, then steals $12,100 from elderly woman

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - A 33-year-old Marshfield woman convinced an elderly woman to give her $12,100 after lying about her daughter needing surgery and she needing money, according to a criminal complaint. 

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Taser needed to subdue suspect in Clark Co. truck chase Video included

GREENWOOD (WAOW) - A 49-year-old man was apprehended with a Taser after he tried to flee from police and had the tires on his pickup truck flattened with spike strips on state Highway 73, Clark County Sheriff Gregory Herrick said Tuesday. 

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Leaders in Marshfield looking for ways to keep their mall open Video included

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - With more people turning to online shopping, leaders in Marshfield are looking for new ways to keep the mall open - including a part indoor mall, part outdoor mall.

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Whooping cough outbreak reported in Wood County Video included

PITTSVILLE (WAOW) - The Wood County health officer says about 15 people, mostly from the Pittsville area, have gotten sick from whooping cough, a highly contagious bacterial disease. 

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UPDATE: Names released in fatal Wood Co. crash

A Nekoosa man died Wednesday after he was hit by another driver along State Highway 73, according to the Wood County Sheriff's Department.

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

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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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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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

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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