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Internet sensation: Rodgers featured in promotion for new film

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is making an appearance in the movie trailer for “Neighbors,” with actors Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. More>>

Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. More>>

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall

 Kiss, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band have been ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Barclays Center.

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall

 Kiss, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band have been ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Barclays Center.  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>>

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>>

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show Video included

Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host. CBS announced Thursday that "The Colbert Report" host will replace Letterman when he retires next year.

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom on target in DC

The National Park Service says Washington's cherry blossom trees have reached peak bloom this week as predicted.

Lost wallet returned with $20 and a heartwarming note

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Miami Senior High School student Cristhian Reyes had his lost wallet returned by a total stranger with conditions attached, but not the kind of conditions Reyes was expecting. More>>

Why you might want to change all your internet passwords

You know how you buy stuff or do other business on the Internet, feeling that if the Web site you use says it's secure, it's cool? A new report indicates your online dealings may not have been as cool as you might have thought. Security researchers say millions of Internet surfers may have had their passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of data exposed by computer hackers. The breach -- codenamed "Heartbleed" -- may have gone undetected for more than tw... More>>

Rottweiler-type dog sought after biting Wausau boy Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – The Marathon County Health Department is looking for a dog that bit a boy in Wausau as he walked with his mother.  More>>

Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

The WWE says James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, has died.

EAA gathers B-17 flight crew from WWII

The Experimental Aircraft Association is bringing together World War II vets that represent each of the 10 B-17 bomber crew positions.

Rooney's estate goes to stepson who was caretaker

Mickey Rooney's will calls for the bulk of his modest estate to go to a stepson who had been caring for him in his final years.  More>>

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

iBook charts for week ending April 7, 2014 More>>

Recount gives Nekoosa mayor four-vote win Video included

NEKOOSA (WAOW) – For the second election in a row, Nekoosa Mayor Alan Marcoux has survived a recount and has won a second two-year term. More>>

Athletic Park renovations almost complete Video included

The home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks is almost ready for opening day. More>>

Michigan university celebrates twins with event

 It was a day of seeing double this weekend at school in western Michigan. More>>

'Got Talent' TV talent format sets Guinness record

 The producers of the "Got Talent" franchise say the TV talent contest is a winner in its own right.

Tension growing between ranchers, mustang backers

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Tensions are growing on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming. Wild horse protection advocates say the government is rounding up too many mustangs while ranchers say it's not enough.  More>>

Navy warship en route to sick infant on sailboat

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A U.S. Navy warship is heading toward a crippled sailboat hundreds of miles off the Mexico coast to rescue a 1-year-old child who fell ill.  More>>

Woman accused of child abuse for applying braces

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- A Waukesha woman is charged with charged with child abuse and practicing dentistry without a license.

Resurfacing Wausau's Grand Ave. set to begin

WAUSAU (WAOW) – The state Department of Transportation said Friday that a $2.9 million project to resurface one of Wausau's busiest streets could begin as early as April 28. More>>

Wis. grocery survey finds prices up slightly

MADISON (WAOW) – A survey of 16 grocery items typically used to prepare one or two meals cost $50.04 at Wisconsin supermarkets, up 13 cents from a year ago, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation reported Thursday. More>>

David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show' in 2015

David Letterman says he's retiring next year as host of "Late Show." More>>

Marshals take custody of Brown for Washington case

Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday. More>>

In Jamaica, Vybz Kartel gets life for murder

Dancehall reggae star Vybz Kartel and three other Jamaican men been sentenced to life in prison for a 2011 murder. More>>

Rapper charged with drug possession in Los Angeles

Prosecutors have charged Grammy-nominated rapper 2 Chainz with felony drug possession after his arrest last year at Los Angeles International Airport. More>>

George W. Bush's portraits to be shown on 'Today'

Former President George W. Bush will talk with daughter Jenna Bush Hager about his first art exhibit on NBC's "Today" show Friday morning. More>>

'Good Morning America' says goodbye to Elliott

ABC's "Good Morning America" is saying goodbye to Josh Elliott -- minus Josh Elliott. More>>

Anne Tyler's new novel, her 20th, due out in 2015

Fifty years after her first book was published, Anne Tyler is set to release her 20th novel. More>>

Friend of Judge Judy's son acquitted of rape in NY

A close friend of a district attorney who is the son of TV's Judge Judy has been acquitted of child rape. More>>

Discovery says Wallenda's next walk is in Chicago

Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to the Windy City. More>>

Producers add Thursday matinees on Broadway

Catching a Wednesday matinee on Broadway is so last year. The hot thing now is Thursday afternoon shows. More>>

Nigella Lawson stopped from boarding plane to US

The U.S. Embassy says celebrity cook Nigella Lawson was denied permission to board a flight to the United States on the weekend. More>>

Beer makers pull sponsorship for St. Patrick's Day parades over policies

Guinness beer announced Sunday it's pulling out of the Saint Patrick's Day parade in New York City because lesbian and gay groups aren't allowed to march openly. More>>

Crash victim reunites with man who helped her

A Rib Mountain crash victim has found the person she says helped her get through it. More>>

First lady bringing soul singers to White House

First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. More>>

Cuba humidor auction tops $1.1M in Havana

HAVANA (AP) -- Cigar enthusiasts paid more than (euro) 798,000 ($1.1 million) for six handmade Cuban humidors early Saturday at the gala closing of Havana's 16th annual Cigar Festival. More>>

Ukrainian Olympian drops out of the winter games

A Ukrainian skier has withdrawn from the Olympics to protest the deaths of anti-government protesters in her country.

Bieber had pot, Xanax in system at arrest

A preliminary toxicology report shows that Justin Bieber tested positive for marijuana and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax after his arrest last week in South Florida. More>>

ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas: 'I am an alcoholic'

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas is publicly acknowledging that she's an alcoholic, and says it took her years to admit it. More>>

Is Twitter appropriate for the classroom?

Some school officials try to prevent students from tweeting in class. But others are embracing social media as a learning tool, saying sites like Twitter can expand discussions beyond a classroom's four walls. More>>

Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" contest returns

Do you have a great idea for a new potato chip? Then Lay's is looking for you! More>>

German brewers fined over price-fixing

German antitrust authorities have fined a group of beer brewers a total of 106.5 million euros for illegal price-setting agreements.

Car in Walker crash may have been going 100 mph

A coroner's report says the Porsche carrying "Fast Furious" star Paul Walker may have been going 100 mph or more before it crashed, killing both Walker and the driver.

Boy told he couldn't be Santa because of race

The issue of Santa Claus' race continues. More>>

Brimfield police chief calls out Kanye West

An Ohio police chief famous for his department's Facebook posts has taken on Kanye West. More>>

Von Trapps' Vt. lodge taps interest in new musical

The hills of Vermont are alive with phones ringing at the Trapp Family Lodge. Yes, those Trapps. More>>

Rhinelander's connection to the Heisman Trophy Video included

The Heisman Trophy is arguably one of the most coveted awards in American athletics.

But the connection between John Heisman, whom the trophy is named after, and the city of Rhinelander in Oneida County is arguably one of Wisconsin's best kept secrets.

Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year

Pope Francis has been selected by Time magazine as the Person of the Year.

Reindeer cam

You can now keep an eye on Santa's reindeer.

Holiday shopping gives way to Giving Tuesday

First there is Thanksgiving, then comes black Friday then small business Saturday, cyber Monday, and now giving Tuesday. More>>

NJ town honors late actor James Gandolfini

Cast members of "The Sopranos" were on hand as a New Jersey town remembered native son James Gandolfini.    More>>

'Reindeer Cam' goes live at Como Park Zoo

Animal Planet has set up a "Reindeer Cam" at Como Park Zoo. The camera is up and running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More>>

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