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77-year-old woman speaks out about financial abuse scam

A 77-year-old woman from Stevens Point is speaking out after someone claimed to be her granddaughter and tried to steal thousands of dollars from her. 

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Two arrested in Rhinelander gas station embezzlement probe

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - Two people were arrested following an investigation into embezzlement of at least $79,000 from Rhinelander area gas stations, Rhinelander Police Chief Lloyd Gauthier said Wednesday. 

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State agency seeing "influx" of complaints about fake IRS calls

MADISON (WAOW) - A state agency is warning consumers about fake IRS phone calls after "seeing an influx in reports," authorities said Wednesday. 

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Schofield neighbors continue to fear for future of homes Video included

In April, a group of Schofield neighbors discovered that Canadian National Railway owned part of their land. Four months later, they still are trying to figure out what that means.

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Adams County clerk suspected in connection with data breach

Adams County officials are trying to remove the county clerk from office, after she's suspected in connection with a data breach. 

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Deal to sell Wausau bar and restaurant falls through; it will reopen Video included

Some seven weeks after announcing it would be sold, Hiawatha Lounge is ready to reopen after the deal fell through, the bar and restaurant said on its Facebook page.

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Phillips man pleads no contest to two felonies in stabbing fight Video included

MEDFORD (WAOW) - A 25-year-old Phillips man pleaded no contest Wednesday to two felonies following a fight witnessed by children that left a Medford man with at least two stab wounds, according to online Taylor County court records. 

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Green Bay man pleads not guilty in child sex assault at Wausau motel Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 28-year-old Wisconsin National Guard soldier accused of sexually assaulting a Lincoln County boy he met online pleaded not guilty Wednesday, according to Marathon County court records. 

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Wausau Boys & Girls Club leader resigning Video included

The executive director of the Wausau Area Boys & Girls Club is set to step down.

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Turnout in Wisconsin primary highest since 2002

Turnout in Wisconsin's primary that saw hotly contested races among both Democrats and Republicans is the highest since 2002.

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Incumbent, Spiros, defeats Mosinee mayor in 86th Assembly race Video included

Representative John Spiros is one step closer to serving another term in the 86th Assembly.

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2018 Primary Election Results

Election results are coming in! Click here for the latest updates on each of the races as the numbers come in throughout the evening.

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Turned away at first, Wausau woman finally casts her ballot Video included

Voter registration can be confusing and one Wausau woman had to go to the polls twice to cast her ballot.

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Shawano Co. authorities searching for man, 26, missing from Birnamwood Video included

The Shawano County Sheriff's Department says it is searching for a 26-year-old Birnamwood man missing since Aug. 7.

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Four running for Wood County sheriff in Tuesday's primary Video included

Two Republicans and two Democrats with deep law enforcement credentials want to replace Wood County Sheriff Thomas Reichert in Tuesday's primary election.

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DA: Plover mom abused her 10-month-old child at hospital Video included

A Plover mom was caught on surveillance video tampering with her child's feeding tube at Marshfield Medical Center, according to court documents.

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Margaret Engebretson wins 7th Congressional District race Video included

Two democrats are vying to take on U.S. Representative Sean Duffy for the 7th Congressional District.

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Water main break closes road in Wausau

A water main break shut down a road in Wausau and left residents without water Tuesday afternoon.

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The Latest: Elections officials: Voting system secure

The Latest on Wisconsin’s primary election (all times local)

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Stalking incident leads to crash in Wausau Video included

A stalking incident sent one person to the hospital in Wausau Monday evening.

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AAA Wisconsin partnering with first responders to help kids in crisis Video included

RIB MOUNTAIN (WAOW) - American Automobile Association Wisconsin is joining with Wausau area first responders to help children facing a crisis in their lives in a partnership called "Reach-A-Child." 

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Merrill businesses hiding painted rocks and some have prizes Video included

You may have seen some painted rocks around Merrill and if you find one, it may come with a reward.

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Merrill leaders say mental health is new focus against school violence Video included

Mental health training and a safety intervention team are new tools the Merrill Area Public School District will use this school year.

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What you need to know to vote Tuesday Video included

Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for the 2018 August Primary Election. 

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Life in prison for two men convicted in Lac du Flambeau man's execution-style murder Video included

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HURLEY (WAOW) - A judge Monday sentenced two men convicted in the execution-style murder of a Lac du Flambeau man late last year to life in prison with no possibility of parole, authorities said.

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Army soldier pleads not guilty in 2016 fatal shooting near UWSP Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - Two years after the shooting death of a man near the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus in a deal over $7,200 worth of pot that went bad, the 23-year-old roommate of the man killed pleaded not guilty Monday to felony murder, according to online Portage County court records. 

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Wausau School Board changes bullying policy Video included

The Wausau School Board changed its policy on bullying Monday evening.

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WRPD: Social media post was a false alarm

The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department says a post going around on social media about a child trafficking arrest is fake. 

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Stevens Point "suspicious vehicle" ends up being good Samaritan Video included

The case of a suspicious vehicle in Stevens Point early Sunday morning has been solved. What some on social media thought was a possible kidnapping suspect turns out to be someone trying to do a good deed.

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Judge will rule on 1982 Minocqua homicide case Video included

A judge will hear and rule on the evidence of a 1982 Minocqua cold-case of a 69-year-old man who says he didn't kill his wife, according to online Oneida County court records.

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Volunteers get ready to donate 50,000 lbs of items to Central America

From Central Wisconsin all the way down to the bottom of Central America, thousands of donations will be shipped. 

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UPDATE: Crews battled structure fire for hours Video included

A Marathon County family was forced out of their home due to a fire early Monday morning.

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'Wausau Rocks' spreading smiles throughout the community Video included

"Wausau Rocks" is a group on Facebook taking the community by storm.

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Hundreds gather for annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Video included

Hundreds of people made their way to downtown Wausau Sunday morning for the 9th annual Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure.' 

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Stevens Point PD looking for possible suspicious vehicle Video included

The Stevens Point Police Department is asking for the public's help in information related to an alleged incident that happened early Sunday morning.

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UPDATE: Man considered armed and dangerous taken into custody in Wausau Video included

Freddie Henderson was taken into custody Sunday evening after an hours long manhunt.

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Balloon release for missing Langlade Co. girl Video included

Family and friends gathered in Antigo to release balloons in hopes of one day bringing home Kayla Berg.

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Merrill firefighter helps with western wildfires Video included

Merrill firefighter/EMT Rick Sparks has been in Nevada since early August to help battle wildfires.

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Man injured after motorcycle crash in Waupaca Co. Video included

A man was taken to the hospital after crashing his motorcycle into a tree, according to officials.

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TV show covers 1994 murder of 12-year-old Waupaca girl

Labor Day 1994 is a day many Americans take the chance to enjoy the last bit of summer.

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Weston restaurant holds fundraiser for hit and run victim Video included

The Jig in Weston held a fundraiser for Molly Viehweg, a 22-year-old hit by a car in July.

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Fire damages Stevens Point apartment Video included

A fire damaged an apartment building in Stevens Point early Saturday morning.

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Wisconsin woman dies after puppy lick Video included

A Wisconsin woman died after an infection doctors believe was from a bacteria transferred when her puppy licked her.

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Central Wisconsin Marine surprises family with "covert" return home Video included

A young man surprised his father and grandfather Friday evening after returning home from deployment overseas.

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President approves disaster declaration for six WI counties Video included

A major disaster declaration has been approved by the President for six Wisconsin counties, according to Governor Scott Walker.

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Schools adapt as technology changes teacher-student communication Video included

An app called "Remind" is changing the way students can communicate with their teachers, and more and more schools are adopting the practice in Central Wisconsin.

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UPDATE: Gov. Walker weighs in on controversial ad with Oneida Co. school district Video included

A recent ad for Governor Scott Walker's campaign put The Three Lakes School district in hot water.  

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'Slender Man' movie opens in central Wisconsin, draws criticism Video included

A horror movie based on the fictional character 'Slender Man' hit the big screen, and the showing is drawing controversy.

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Stevens Point unveils new overnight parking regulations

Changes are taking effect for overnight parking procedures in Stevens Point.

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OSHA investigating Wausau chemical lab explosion Video included

After a chemical explosion at a local lab, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking deeper into the matter.

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Person of interest in Stevens Point attack arrested for burglary Video included

A person of interest has been named in July 1 attack of a 28-year-old woman who was beaten while walking home from downtown, according to the Stevens Point Police Department.  

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Three Lakes Schools change policy over Walker political ad Video included

An Oneida County school district decides to change its policy on political partisanship thanks for a political ad featuring some of its staff members. 

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Clark Co. group begins selling hemp under state pilot program Video included

On Hewett Street in Neillsville, the Degenhardt family set up their hemp shop. 

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Wood County gearing up for busiest primary night election Video included

Wood County will have the most names on the ballot than any other county in central Wisconsin.

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Doctors Foster & Smith pharmacy to close Video included

Doctors Foster & Smith pharmacy in Rhinelander, owned by Petco, is closing, according to Petco's media relations team. 

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Man flown to hospital after stove explosion in Shawano Co. Video included

One man was flown to the hospital after a gas stove explosion in Shawano County, according to the Tigerton Fire Department.

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Top five things voters should know for Election Day Video included

The 2018 Partisan Primary Election just around the corner.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates have final debate Video included

Seven Democrats running for the chance to challenge Governor Scott Walker made one last pitch to voters before the primary election. 

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Man embarks on "Tour de Briq's" across Wisconsin Video included

One man, originally from Wisconsin, displays his dedication to Briq's Soft Serve by eating ice cream at all eight of the business locations over the course of two days.

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Efforts continue to address water quality in Portage Co. Video included

One in four people can't drink their well water in Portage County, and local officials have been fighting for clean drinking water for years.

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Teen endures extreme bullying in Wausau School District Video included

A group of girls at the John Muir Middle School tried their best to make sure 14-year-old Olivia Heuser's last year of middle school was a nightmare. 

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New chemical storage bins to help curb meth-cleanup costs Video included

Busting one meth lab can cost $3,000, according to Attorney General Brad Schimel. 

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Elderly woman crashes into Schofield eye care center Video included

An elderly woman accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and drove into 20/20 Vision, according to Everest Metro Police Department Sgt. Sam Stroik.

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Marathon County Crime Stoppers: Bicyclist hit by driver who flees Video included

TOWN OF EMMET (WAOW) - Marathon County investigators are searching for the driver of an SUV who hit a bicyclist and never stopped.

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Female suspect heads to trial in Minocqua nurse attack Video included

The woman charged with trying to attack a physician's assistant in Minocqua will head to trial after pleading not guilty in court Wednesday, according to court records. 

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Mosinee school superintendent resigns Video included

The Mosinee school superintendent has resigned, the board president reported Wednesday. 

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Athens teenager killed in weekend rollover crash Video included

HAMBURG (WAOW) - An Athens teenager died when the car he was driving drifted off a rural road into a ditch, struck a culvert, went airborne, "began flipping" and ended up in a field on its roof, according to Marathon County Sheriff Department reports reviewed Wednesday. 

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Three Adams Co. beaches closed due to water conditions

While there's plenty of sunshine to enjoy this summer, Adams County residents won't be able to do so on several beaches anytime soon.

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DA: Man offered Xbox, $500 for oral sex with Merrill boy he met online

A 28-year-old Wisconsin National Guard soldier is charged with sexually assaulting a Lincoln County boy that he met online, according to Marathon County court records.

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Group of teens arrested on multiple drug charges Video included

Five Wisconsin teenagers find themselves behind bars after allegedly trying to mail drugs to a home in Adams County.

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Parent: Boy who fell at Rib Mtn. Quarry out of hospital Video included

The boy, 16, who fell at the Rib Mountain State Park Quarry has been released from the hospital and is at home recovering, according to one of his parents.

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Democratic candidates for governor gather days before vote

The eight Democratic candidates for governor are gathering for likely the last time just days before Tuesday's primary.

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Bus companies searching for new drivers Video included

With the start of the school year just around the corner, bus companies around the country are looking for more drivers. 

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My Team Triumph benefit concert held in Wausau Video included

About 200 people gathered on the 400 Block in Downtown Wausau Tuesday evening for a benefit concert to support My Team Triumph.

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Volunteers gear up for the 2018 Komen Central Wisconsin Race for the Cure Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)-- Volunteers gathered in the  Central Wisconsin Race for the Cure headquarters in the  Wausau Center mall Tuesday.  

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Former Wisconsin Woodchuck wins 'Bachelorette' Video included

We have a winner! Former Wausau Woodchucks player Garrett Yrigoyen won 'The Bachelorette' Monday night.

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"High in Plain Sight" highlights drug trends in Marathon County Video included

Trends and drug use among teens are changing, and drug experts are holding "High in Plain Sight" training Tuesday and Wednesday to help educate the community on what those changes are.

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Oneida Co. Sheriff Race: Incumbent vs. Sgt. vs. Medical Examiner Video included

Current Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman faces two challengers next week: one of his sergeants, Greg Gardner, and the Oneida County Medical Examiner, Larry Mathein.  

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Wausau man sent to prison for 4 1/2 years for Sugar Shack robbery Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 23-year-old Wausau man was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for robbing an ice cream shop more than three years ago, according to online Marathon County court records. 

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Wausau armed robbery suspect turns himself in; accomplice arrested Video included

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - About two hours after Wausau police posted surveillance video of Saturday night's attempted armed robbery at BMW Fuel Mart, a 20 year-old man walked into the police department and admitted his role in the crime, police said Tuesday. 

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Wisconsin Rapids community raising money for memorial playground Video included

A Wood County community is trying to raise money for a playground, in memory of two children, whose lives were taken by tragedy.

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Wausau jogger hit by car out of coma; friend says she is a forgiving woman Video included

Twenty days after being hit by a car that sped away, leaving her unconscious and bleeding on a Wausau street, a 22-year-old jogger is no longer in a medically induced coma and is breathing on her own, friends said Tuesday.

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Local football team teaches new technique to prevent concussion Video included

With high school football just around the corner, local coaches are trying to score for a safer season.

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Portage Co. committee: Let voters decide whether to legalize medical marijuana Video included

A county board committee recommended Monday that Portage County voters should decide whether they support the use of medical marijuana for pain management as well as regulating cannabis like alcohol.

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Police: Man threatens to shoot family in Weston neighborhood Video included

A heavy police presence in a Weston neighborhood left residents on edge Monday. 

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Surveillance video shows Wausau attempted armed robbery suspects Video included

We're getting a brand new look at an attempted armed robbery at a Wausau gas station. 

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Eight Democrats on the Aug. 14 primary ballot want to be governor Video included

The eight Democratic candidates looking to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker come from all walks of life. 

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Dangers of distracted driving in North Central Wisconsin Video included

They're all around us when we're behind the wheel.

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Trial begins for two men accused of killing Lac du Flambeau man Video included

HURLEY (WAOW) - Testimony began Monday in the trial of two men accused in a plot with three others to kill a Lac du Flambeau man whose bullet-riddled body was found on New Year's Day in rural Iron County, authorities said. 

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Merrill city administrator's fate decided Video included

The Merrill city council will meet behind closed doors Monday evening to discuss the performance of city administrator David Johnson.

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Missing pet tortoise is returned in Wood Co. Video included

Buddy the beloved pet tortoise is back!  The pet tortoise went missing over a month ago in broad daylight out of a Wisconsin Rapids backyard.

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CUTE VIDEO: 3-year-old Wisconsin Rapids girl sings 7th inning stretch Video included

Kinzie Olinyk may only be 3 years old, but that doesn't stop her from belting out the 7th inning stretch at the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters games.

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Rasmussen College students helping Marathon County children in need Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Rasmussen College students in Wausau are raising money and collecting school supplies to help children from needy families in Marathon County.

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UPDATE: Name released in fatal train crash in Portage Co.

The Portage County Sheriff's Department said 20-year-old Nathaniel Schude was hit and killed by a train early Sunday morning.  

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Horse killed in crash with car in Racine County Video included

A 31-year-old horse was killed Sunday after escaping through a broken fence from a Mount Pleasant farm and being struck by a passing car.

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Teen dead after Marathon Co. rollover crash Video included

One person is dead after a car rollover over in Marathon County Sunday afternoon.

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Thousands without power in the Northwoods Video included

More than 3,000 customers are without power in the Northwoods.

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Festivities wrapping up at The Wisconsin Valley Fair Video included

The Wisconsin Valley Fair midway was buzzing with people on Sunday as they took advantage of their last chance at carnival rides, funnel cake and livestock shows.

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UWSP student engages the community through art Video included

Meghan Wagner is an artist who wants to give back, and that's exactly what she's doing in the deep woods of Treehaven Park. 

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Coldwell Banker Action sponsors free swim in Wausau Video included

Free swim Sundays continue in Wausau and now others are stepping in to help the city with the cost. 

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1 dead, 1 person injured after UTV crash in Oneida Co. Video included

According to officials, a 49-year-old Athens man died Saturday evening after a UTV crashed into a tree in Oneida County.

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Man fatally hit by train in Portage Co. Video included

A 20-year-old man was fatally hit by a train around 4:40 Sunday morning in the town of Stockton, according to officials.

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Wausau police searching for suspects in attempted armed robbery Video included

Police are searching for two suspects after they displayed a handgun at a female gas station employee demanding money, according to a press release. 

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UPDATE: Hancock man killed in motorcycle crash in Adams County

TOWN OF ROME (WAOW) - A 58-year-old Hancock man died after his motorcycle overturned and crashed into a fence, Town of Rome Police Chief Jason Lauby said Monday.

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Lombardi Era guard Kramer inducted into hall

Jerry Kramer, former right guard for the Green Bay Packers Jerry Kramer, former right guard for the Green Bay Packers

The long, long wait for Jerry Kramer has ended. At last, the star guard of the Green Bay Packers has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Hundreds participate in annual YMCA triathlon Video included

Hundreds biked, swam and ran in the Wausau area on Saturday as part of the YMCA's triathlon, but this year was a bit different.

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Wausau YWCA offers women's self defense class Video included

Studies show there have been more than 17 million women that have been victims of rape or attempted rape since 1998. 

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"Fill the Gazebo" collects thousands of pounds of food Video included

More than 8,000 pounds of food filled a gazebo in Merrill on Saturday.

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Unity Concert bridges the gap between diverse communities in Wausau Video included

The power of music brought the people of Wausau together on Saturday.

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Northwoods man arrested on 7th OWI

A Hazelhurst man was arrested early Saturday morning for his 7th OWI, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

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UPDATE: Water safe to drink in Portage Co. community

The water is now safe to drink in the village of Whiting, according to village officials.

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*UPDATE* Names released in fatal Portage Co. car crash Video included

One person is dead after a car hit a tree in the town of Hull early Saturday morning.

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Man dies after house fire

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a 55-year-old man was found dead after a fire in a home in Sheboygan County. 

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Sister of fatal Waupaca Co. hit and run victim speaks out Video included

The sister of a fatal hit and run victim in Waupaca County is desperately searching for answers.

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86th Assembly Race: Incumbent challenger, returning Dem. candidate Video included

Legislative newcomer Brent Jacobson - the current Mayor of Mosinee - is taking on Rep. John Spiros (R-Marshfield) in the Aug. 14 primary election. 

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Wisconsin women can now order birth control pills online Video included

With a click of a button, Wisconsin women can now have birth control pills delivered right to their doorstep.

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Waupaca Co. officials searching for "potential witness" Video included

The Waupaca County Sheriff's Department is looking for the public's help in finding a woman they think may be a witness to a fatal hit and run.

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Youngest accused man in Lac du Flambeau man's killing gets plea deal Video included

HURLEY (WAOW) - The youngest of five young men arrested in the death of a Lac du Flambeau man whose bullet-riddled body was found on New Year's Day in rural Iron County reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to three felonies, according to online Iron County court records.

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Judge modifies bond again for Wausau father accused in son's diabetes death Video included

For the second time, a judge Friday modified the bond for a 49-year-old father accused of failing to properly manage and treat his son's diabetes, leading to his death, according to online Marathon County court records. 

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August 2018 Jefferson Award: Posthumously to Tom Christensen Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Family and close friends remember Tom Christensen as a man who always reached out to help others.

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Committee looks at options for major cuts at UWSP Video included

Majors may not be completely cut at UW-Stevens Point. In March, UWSP officials said they were looking at cutting 13 majors and adding to several other programs instead.

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US Senate candidates visit Wisconsin Valley Fair Video included

Two Republican candidates vying for US Senator Tammy Baldwin's seat stopped by Marathon Park in Wausau Thursday afternoon.

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Oneida Co. cold case to be featured on national TV show Video included

Cold Justice, a television show on the Oxygen channel will feature the 1982 homicide of Barbara Mendez.

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Dem candidates for Congress disagree on health care insurance solution Video included

The two candidates seeking the Democratic nomination in the 7th Congressional District disagreed on the solution to health insurance during a debate in Wausau on Thursday.

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Minocqua man accused in 1982 murder does not want jury to decide his fate Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A 69-year-old Minocqua man who says he didn't kill his wife more than three decades ago is giving up his right for a jury to decide his guilt or innocence, according to online Oneida County court records. 

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Hundreds donate blood at annual 'Merrill Mash' blood drive Video included

During this current blood shortage more than 200 donors filled up the chairs at the annual 'Merrill Mash' blood drive. 

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Organizers address Wednesday's concert confusion Video included

There was some concert confusion Wednesday night concerning Wausau's weekly "Concert on the Square.

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CWA Manager: TSA screening elimination unlikely, too early to tell Video included

The idea sparked viral concern, but Wednesday, the TSA assured the public "no decisions" have been made. 

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Wausau announces new parking program Video included

The city of Wausau announced Thursday the new 'Wausome' Parking Program. 

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Forbes recognizes Sentry Insurance as one of nation's best employers Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - Forbes placed Sentry Insurance on its list of America's Best Employers for Women and its Best Midsized Employers based on surveys of 40,000 Americans, including 25,000 women, working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

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City of Wausau set to implement new parking program

After years of development, debate and consideration, a new plan is set to change the parking landscape in downtown Wausau.

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Historians recollect the past 150 years of The Wisconsin Valley Fair Video included

With the biggest agricultural fair underway, local historians take a look back on the 150-year-old tradition. 

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Throwing horseshoes at age 93 Video included

Otis Kath, a 93-year old from central Wisconsin, keeps active by playing horseshoes.

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Remains of dozens of presumed Korean War casualties escorted to U.S. Video included

HONOLULU (AP) — In an emotional and solemn ceremony, the remains of dozens of presumed casualties from the Korean War were we escorted by military honor guards onto U.S. soil on Wednesday, 65 years after an armistice ended the conflict and weeks after President Donald Trump received a commitment from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their return.

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The Latest: Judge blocks release of 3D-printed gun plans Video included

A federal judge in Seattle has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns. 

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AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people looking for younger leaders

Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change.

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The Latest: Sheriff says Texas mall robbery suspects nabbed Video included

Authorities say an attempted robbery at a jewelry store prompted a heavy police response following initial reports of an active shooter at a Texas mall.

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UPDATE: Suspicious items at Trump Tower deemed safe Video included

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say suspicious items found inside Trump Tower have been determined to be harmless.

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UPDATE: Police identify pilot killed when plane crashes into barns in Sheboygan Falls, injures two Video included

SHEBOYGAN FALLS (WBAY) - Sheboygan authorities confirm a pilot is dead after his plane crashed into a farm near Sheboygan Falls Friday afternoon, injuring two farm workers.

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The Latest: Tornado smashes homes in Bondurant, Iowa Video included

Some of the damage caused by a tornado in Marshalltown, IA (AP) Some of the damage caused by a tornado in Marshalltown, IA (AP)

An official says four or five homes are destroyed by a tornado late Thursday afternoon on the northeast edge of the city of Bondurant.

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Jaw-dropping video: cyclist falls into Menasha bridge opening Video included

Video shows a heart-stopping close call for a bicyclist who fell through a gap in a Menasha bridge--and the people who came to the woman's rescue.

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Trump, Putin meeting privately in Helsinki

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President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting privately, joined only by translators, in the Finnish Presidential Palace.

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Police searching for suspect in armed robbery at Stevens Point bar Video included

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) -  On July 14, 2018, at 6:08 AM, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at 1109 Park St, the 13th Floor Bar.

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Russia denounces US indicting 12 intel officers for DNC hacking in Mueller probe

Russia's Foreign Ministry is denouncing the United States' indictment of 12 alleged military intelligence agents accused of hacking into Democratic accounts in the 2016 US elections.

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Procession planned for Wednesday evening for body of fallen firefighter

A procession is planned for Wednesday evening to bring the body of Cory Barr, the firefighter who died in the explosion Tuesday in Sun Prairie, to the funeral home.

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February 2018 Jefferson Award: Linda Merriam

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Wausau area woman who dreamed of having a large family sees her wish come true and is recognized with a Jefferson Award for helping others.

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Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.

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Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt resigns Video included

President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. 

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Hundreds mourn the loss of 20-year-old Portage Co. man Video included

Hundreds of people packed Saint Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church and Amherst High School Wednesday to remember Dylan Heck.

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Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick Video included

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.

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Immigrant supporters demand parents' release, protest Trump

Immigrant-rights advocates asked a federal judge to order the release of parents separated from their children at the border, as demonstrators decrying the Trump administration's immigration crackdown were arrested Tuesday at a rally ahead of a Los Angeles appearance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Ryan, Sensenbrenner endorse Vukmir in Senate primary

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner are endorsing Leah Vukmir (VOOK'-mir) in a Republican primary for Democrat Tammy Baldwin's U.S. Senate seat.

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Trump says he’ll be ‘signing something’ on detained children

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally.

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Governor Walker declares State of Emergency after severe storms Video included

Governor Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency for multiple northern Wisconsin counties.  

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Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

 In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics.

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Regents approve student fee, room-and-board cost increases Video included

The University of Wisconsin System regents have approved a budget that will raise student fees as well as room-and-board costs.

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Search suspended for man wanted in Waukesha Co. domestic dispute Video included

The search for an Eagle man described as armed and dangerous has been suspended. 

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Report: Wisconsin wolf population may be stabilizing Video included

A report from the Wisconsin Department of Resources suggests the state's wolf population may be stabilizing after decades of growth.

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Trump to sign bill expanding private care for veterans Video included

President Donald Trump will soon be signing a bill that will expand private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

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Justices side with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake Video included

The Supreme Court is setting aside a Colorado court ruling against a baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. 

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Clay Matthews sent to ER after softball injury Video included

Green Bay Packers linebacker, Clay Matthews, went to the emergency room after taking a line drive to the face at the annual Green and Gold Charity Softball Game in Grand Chute today.

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Harvey Weinstein indicted in New York rape case Video included

Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges in New York City.

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Roseanne Barr blames Ambien for 'abhorrent' tweet that led to cancellation of show

In the time it took to compose a 53-character tweet, Roseanne Barr went from a hero that ABC was banking upon to unemployed.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Abrahamson won't run again

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson will not seek re-election next year.

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Schimel: DOJ has sent all untested kits to labs Video included

Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel says the state Department of Justice has now sent all untested sexual assault evidence kits to private laboratories for analysis.

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The Latest: Student says science teacher tackled gunman Video included

Someone opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, injuring an adult and a child before the suspect was taken into custody, authorities said.

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The Latest: Family: Attack 'incompatible' with boy they know Video included

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott says three days of round table discussions on how curb school shootings will begin Tuesday.

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Body found in Vilas Co. lake Video included

A body was pulled from a Vilas County lake Thursday, as crews searched for a missing Lac Du Flambeau man, according to an alert from the Lac Du Flambeau tribal police. 

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The Latest: Walker issues warning to Wisconsin Republicans Video included

Gov. Scott Walker is telling Republican to "wake up" and the upcoming fall election is "going to be tougher than any we've faced so far."

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State asks US Supreme Court to deny Dassey's request for hearing

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has issued its argument asking the United States Supreme Court to deny Brendan Dassey's request for a hearing before the highest court in the country.

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Sheriff: Thieves break-in to Marathon Co. store through hole in wall Video included

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Thieves made off with thousands of dollars in electronics after breaking into a store in Marathon County, according to the sheriff's office.

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Sprint and T-Mobile agree to combine in all-stock deal

T-Mobile and Sprint are trying again to combine in a deal that would reshape the U.S. wireless landscape, bringing it down to three major cellphone companies.

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Omro students get national attention for Smart Window

A group of Omro High School students were on Good Morning America Wednesday as part of a tech competition.

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Wood Co. man shot in Minnesota dies from his wounds Video included

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A Wisconsin Rapids man who police believe was shot by his nephew Friday in Minnesota has died.

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Central Wisconsin man held in northeast Minnesota shooting

Authorities in northeastern Minnesota are holding a Wisconsin man in a Friday night shooting.

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Wisconsin Rapids man shot in the head in Minnesota

A man is in custody following a shooting in Carlton County Friday night. 

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Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

Wells Fargo is being fined a combined $1 billion by two federal regulators for abuses tied to its mortgage and auto lending businesses.

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Former first lady Barbara Bush has died Video included

Barbara Bush, the wife of one president and mother of another, has died. She was 92

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Sign-up for $100 child rebate to open May 15 Video included

Gov. Scott Walker says families will be able to sign up for a $100 per-child tax rebate starting on May 15.

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Sen. Johnson on Syria: Not a fan of the tweeting process

Senator Ron Johnson talked about President Trump's tweets on Syria.

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UPDATE: VP Pence calls Ryan 'true patriot'

Vice President Mike Pence is calling outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan a "true patriot" and crediting Ryan for advancing the conservative agenda for more than two decades.

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Salmonella in chicken salad kills 1, sickens 265 in 8 states

Chicken salad contaminated with salmonella bacteria made by an Iowa food processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores has sickened 265 people in eight states and caused one death in Iowa.

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1 killed in fire at Trump Tower in New York Video included

Fire officials say a man has been killed in in a raging apartment fire at Trump Tower in New York City.

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Store worker says YouTube shooter gun buy did not stand out

An employee at a San Diego gun store where a woman bought the pistol used to shoot three people at YouTube headquarters said there was nothing remarkable about the transaction.

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The Latest: Walker warns of "blue wave" after Dallet win Video included

Liberal Rebecca Dallet says her victory in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race over conservative Michael Screnock shows that voters are tired of special interests and want to have a "fair and independent court."

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President Trump says 'NO MORE' on deal for 'Dreamer' immigrants Video included

President Donald Trump declared Sunday that a deal to help "Dreamer" immigrants was "NO MORE" and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S.

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Flu season not over, cases of influenza B on rise

This has been one of the most severe flu seasons in decades, and while there are some signs of improvement, now, a second round of the flu is taking hold.

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Get your ID to vote now for the spring election

State officials say if you don't have an ID that will allow you to vote in next week's election, you should start the process of getting one now.

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