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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.


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. 


Police: Nekoosa student made threat

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


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.


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. 


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

Jorge Ochoa (left), Pedro Rodriguez Gonzales Jorge Ochoa (left), Pedro Rodriguez Gonzales

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. 


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. 


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.


Three candidates vie for Marshfield mayoral seat

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


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. 


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. 


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.


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.

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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