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Packers fans prep for the game Video included

GREEN BAY (WAOW)-- Packers fans have been at Lambeau for hours. More>>

Creative chairs up for auction in Merrill

A silent auction of some creative chairs is raising money for a local cause. More>>

Community rallies for Friday Night Football Video included

Football fans throughout Wisconsin are cheering for the start of Friday Night Lights. More>>

Hundreds fill square for Rock the 400 Block Video included

Hundreds of people filled the 400 Block in Wausau for a rocking good time. More>>

Family remembers a Wisconsin native killed while serving in Afghanistan Video included

A central Wisconsin native killed while serving in Afghanistan is being remembered for his service.  More>>

Highway 29 crash in Shawano County

WITTENBERG (WAOW) -- At least two vehicles were involved in a crash on state Highway 29 east of Wittenberg Friday afternoon, the Shawano County Sheriff's Department said.


39 miles of marathon course set up in Wausau Video included

You'll see hundreds of runners flooding the streets of Wausau Saturday. More>>

Wausau ready for "Rock the 400 Block" concert Video included

Wausau's 400 Block will be rocking Friday night, saying goodbye to summer with a concert. More>>

UPDATE: 31-year-old driver killed in Clark Co. Video included

LOYAL (WAOW) - A pickup truck spun out of control after it passed a horse and buggy and flipped two times, killing a 31-year-old man, the Clark County Sheriff's Department said Friday.


Northern Wisconsin couple going to prison

MADISON (WAOW) – A northern Wisconsin couple was sentenced to federal prison Friday for possessing and distributing the drug oxycodone, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said. More>>

Class aims to create interest in beekeeping Video included

EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) -- Eagle River is hosting a class next week that is aimed at creating more interest in beekeeping.


Man accused of attacking woman in park arrested in Colorado Video included

The man accused of attacking a woman in a Wausau Park has been found in Colorado, according to Wausau Police. More>>

Park Falls man convicted of killing wife

A 47-year-old Parks Falls man was convicted Friday of fatally stabbing his estranged wife exactly one year ago.William Rambo made an Alford plea to first-degree intentional homicide in the Aug. 22, 2013, death of Dawn Rambo, 37, according to online Price County court records. More>>

Thief breaks into Wausau police chief's home; steals pickup Video included

A Michigan man sits in the Marathon County Jail after prosecutors charged him with breaking into the Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel's home and stealing his truck. More>>

Wanted semi-truck thief found, arrested in Shawano Co. Video included

A man accused of stealing two semi-trucks in Shawano County and crashing one into a patrol car following a high speed chase has been arrested, according to the Shawano County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Roundy's workers moving on after distribution center closure Video included

A Portage County organization is easing the transition for workers laid off from a food distribution center. More>>

Cancer survivors, community celebrates gift of life Video included

Cancer survivors and the Northwoods community came together Thursday to celebrate the gift that is life. More>>

Stevens Point woman shares special connection to Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

To one Portage County woman, the Ice Bucket Challenge hits a little closer to home. More>>

Blast from the past at Weston car show Video included

A blast from the past featured antique cars in Weston. More>>

Officer cited in Spencer crash Video included

A Spencer officer has been cited for a crash last week, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department. More>>

Plover expo helps water companies keep water clean Video included

The people in charge of keeping central Wisconsin drinking water safe and fresh are making sure it stays that way. More>>

Stevens Point group packs donations for Nicaragua Video included


Central Wisconsin is making a difference in the lives of people more than 3,000 miles away. More>>

Hundreds celebrate gift of life at newborn intensive care unit reunion Video included

Hundreds of people in Wausau celebrated the gift of life. Aspirus Wausau hospital held it's newborn intensive care unit reunion.  More>>

Race for governor heats up in Wisconsin Video included

The race for governor of Wisconsin is heating up.  More>>

Accused dog skinner to enter plea

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A 65-year-old Clark County man who told investigators that he "tried to skin his dog alive" will enter a plea in court Thursday, according to online Clark County court records. More>>

Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary president visits Rothschild Gold Star Monument Video included

The head of a National Veterans Group was in central Wisconsin Wednesday visiting the future sight of a new monument honoring families of fallen soldiers. More>>

Wausau Police Dept. takes on 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Video included

A chilly challenge that has been soaking Wisconsin made it's way to a central Wisconsin police department. More>>

Rothschild restaurant raises money for victims of Marathon Co. crash Video included

Leaders at a Rothschild restaurant say they raised hundreds of dollars for victims of a deadly crash in Marathon County in August. More>>

Local library hosts end of summer party Video included

An area library sent off summer with some fun Wednesday. More>>

Internships paving way for college students Video included

Career advisors say internships are the best way for college students to get their foot in the door. More>>

Dozens of people hit the water while overcoming obstacles Video included

Hitting the water is a popular summertime activity. But for some, it's nearly impossible and only a dream. That's why one local group has taken it into their own hands to make that dream a reality. More>>

Cooler temperatures hit central Wisconsin this summer Video included

It's almost the send off to summertime. As the season wraps up, we've seen cooler temperatures here in central Wisconsin.   More>>

Four hurt - 3 of them teens - in Stratford crash Video included

STRATFORD (WAOW) – Stratford Police Chief Cory Schillinger says four people --- three of them teenagers – were hurt in a “near head-on” crash Wednesday afternoon. More>>

3 finalists picked for Stevens Point fire chief Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – Three finalists have been picked to become the next Stevens Point fire chief, and one is the department's current interim chief. More>>

Trial ordered in Wausau embezzlement case Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - The former executive director of the Wausau Area Builders Association accused of embezzling nearly $170,000 from the group was ordered to stand trial Wednesday. More>>

Coal truck spills and blocks Wood County highway Video included

PORT EDWARDS (WAOW) – A semi-truck loaded with tons of coal tipped over Wednesday, spilling the coal into the ditch and blocking state Highway 54 for several hours, authorities said. More>>

What's next for Patriot Center and Cedar Creek Mall?

An announcement coming next week could reveal more information about who will take over and run the Cedar Creek Mall and Patriot Center in Rothschild. More>>

UPDATE: New photo released of Weston bank robbery suspect Video included

Police say they are following up on tips in the investigation into a Marathon County bank Robbery that happened Friday. More>>

UPDATE: Sketch released for suspect in attempted sexual assault Video included

An 18-year-old woman told authorities she was able to “kick and bite” a man, escape from his pickup truck and flee into a cornfield after he attempted to sexually assault her, the Waupaca County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday. More>>

Teens lead officers on high speed chase Video included

Three teens have been arrested after a drug bust and a multi-county car chase, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department. More>>

Woodson Art Museum hosts Family Fest Video included

Children are getting hands-on with art in Wausau. More>>

Anterless deer tags go on sale for Marathon Co. area Video included

Anxious hunters are gearing up for the start of deer season.On Tuesday, anterless deer tags went on sale for all weapon types in the Central Farmland Zone, which includes Marathon County. More>>

Big name retailer coming to Wausau Video included

A big name retailer has its eyes on a spot in Wausau, according to city council members. More>>

UPDATE: Man pleads not guilty in 1984 death Video included

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A central Wisconsin man now in prison for burglary has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife three decades ago.


"New" SentryWorld has auction for first golfers Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - An online auction started Tuesday to determine the first 72 golfers who get to tee off at the newly renovated SentryWorld.


Wood Co. beaches closed due to E. coli Video included

Three Wood County beaches are now closed because of high E. coli counts, according to the Wood County Health Department. More>>

Marshfield Clinic leader resigns Video included

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - The executive director of Marshfield Clinic has resigned and plans to return to taking care of patients. More>>

Heavy rain causes headaches for one town Video included

One central Wisconsin town was hit hard by the rain Monday evening. Residents saw flooded streets and downed trees and power lines there. More>>

School supplies become more high tech for school year Video included

It still may be summer, but school supplies are already filling stores in central Wisconsin.  More>>

Crossbow hunting now open to all Video included

For the first time, it'll be legal for all Wisconsin hunters to use crossbows. More>>

Insanity plea in Stevens Point baseball bat attack Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A 33-year-old Plover man pleaded insanity Monday in the baseball bat beating death of his 77-year-old stepfather. More>>

Man accused in bat beating stands mute Video included

A 34-year-old Plover man accused of hitting his girlfriend with a baseball bat and tying her to a towel rack during a domestic dispute stood mute before a judge Monday when he was asked to enter pleas to six felonies, according to online Portage County court records. More>>

UPDATE: Power restored after stray animal causes outages

Power has been restored in the Stratford and Edgar areas, after more than 1,000 customers experienced outages. More>>

Police: Man arrested in Illinois following Rothschild bar shooting Video included

The man wanted in the shooting that wounded another man outside a Rothschild bar has been arrested in Illinois on Saturday, according to the Rothschild Police Department. More>>

Protestors block freeway in Milwaukee Video included

Several dozen protesters blocked a freeway exit ramp at 10th and Michigan streets in Milwaukee for several minutes around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The group was part of more than 100 people who had been rallying in Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee earlier in the day, protesting police-involved shootings like the recent incident in Ferguson, Missouri.

What do you want to do before you die? Video included

Have you ever heard of a bucket list? Well, owners at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home in Wausau want to hear what's on yours. On Sunday, they unveiled their "Before I die I Want To.." wall.

DC Everest students help build Habitat for Humanity home Video included

For the 56th time, Habitat for Humanity is moving a family into a new home in the Wausau area. More>>

Adams WWII vet receives 70-year-old medals in front of family Video included

Seventy years after being honorably discharged, a World War II veteran has received the medals he earned. More>>

Kayakers flip and tumble at Midwest Championships in Wausau Video included

Kayakers conquered the rapids of the Wisconsin River Saturday. More>>

Invasive species threaten Northwoods lakes Video included

Lakes in the Northwoods are in danger, according to DNR officials. More>>

A fresh start to a new school year Video included

 Another school year is right around the corner. That means students are stocking up on school supplies. But, it can get expensive. That's why one local program is coming together, to give back.

One dead after motorcycle hits deer Video included

A 23-year-old Tigerton man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding struck a deer, according to the Shawano County Sheriff's Office.

Police officer involved in crash Video included

A Spencer police officer was taken to the hospital Friday night after crashing with another car, according to Marathon County Sheriff's authorities.

Sister inspires balloon release in honor of crash victim Video included

A sister's love helped rally a community to honor a young life lost too soon. More>>

Police: Man wanted in Weston bank heist Video included

WESTON (WAOW) - A man is wanted after a bank was robbed in Weston Friday morning, Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks.


Big Blue Falls Blues Fest attracts thousands to Wausau Video included

Fern Island in Wausau is filled with the blues. The Big Bull Falls Blues Fest brings music lovers from across the Midwest here to have some summer fun.   More>>

Ice bucket challenge is soaking the nation Video included

A new internet craze is really making a splash. The Ice Bucket Challenge raises money and awareness for ALS, also known as the Lou Gehrig's disease. From Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers to Governor Scott Walker, people across the state and country have taken part in the challenge that's soaking the nation.

Free meals coming to five Wausau schools Video included

No such thing as a free lunch? That's about to change at five Wausau elementary schools. More>>

Wausau man, 20, convicted in baseball bat death Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - One of two men accused in the baseball bat beating death of a Wausau man two years ago pleaded no contest to being party to first-degree reckless homicide in a plea deal on Friday. More>>

Fire at Plover business causes smoke damage Video included

A loading dock door caught fire this morning at a Plover business, according to fire officials. More>>

Epilepsy Stroll coming up in Wausau Video included

A simple stroll through Marathon Park can help raise money and awareness for Epilepsy. More>>

Adams WWII veteran receives medals that were lost Video included

An Adams County World War II veteran is about to be reunited with some of his prized possessions. More>>

Mary Burke campaigns in central Wisconsin Video included

Democratic candidate for Governor Mary Burke is spending a lot of time in central Wisconsin. More>>

Players sink or swim for flipper softball game Video included

It was sink or swim at a softball game in Merrill Thursday. More>>

Candidate considering write-in campaign for Portage Co. Sheriff Video included

A close primary race has one Portage County Sheriff candidate rethinking his options. More>>

Firefighters work to "Fill the Boot" in Stevens Point Video included

Stevens Point firefighters are filling their boots for a cause. More>>

United Way stocks up on school supplies for families in need Video included

Families in need will get a chance to stock up on school supplies, thanks to one Portage County group. More>>

Wood Co. man dies of "positional asphyxiation" Video included

PORT EDWARDS (WAOW) – Some teenagers found the body of a 33-year-old Wood County man along a trail near Port Edwards, the Wood County Sheriff's Department said. More>>

Possible plea deal in Park Falls killing Video included

PHILLIPS (WAOW) – A plea deal to avoid a trial in the killing of a 37-year-old Park Falls woman could be in the works, a prosecutor said Thursday. More>>

Manawa man charged with attempted cop killing Video included

The man accused of attacking a Plover Police Department officer with a knife has been charged. More>>

Area firefighters hope to 'Fill the Boot' for MDA Video included

Area firefighters are looking for a hand in filling the boot. More>>

Registration open for Never Forgotten Honor Flight golf outing

You can help send veterans on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight with a day on the golf course. More>>

It's Miracle Treat Day! Video included

It's a great day for ice cream.  Thursday, August 14 is Miracle Treat Day at participating Dairy Queen restaurants.

Bieber fever sweeps Shawano County Video included

A Shawano County sheriff's candidate has defeated the incumbent in Tuesday night's election.  More>>

City of Wausau will not fund demolition of former school Video included

The council turned down the proposal to help a Wausau business tear down an old Wausau area school. More>>

Man rides in 'Tour de Briq's' Video included

We've all heard of the Tour de France. How about the 'Tour de Briq's'? More>>

Wausau residents to vote on possible government change in April Video included

Wausau residents will have a chance to vote on if the city should change its form of government, which means possibly switching from a mayoral government to one run by a city administrator. More>>

UPDATE: Teen driver in deadly crash charged Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 16-year-old girl was accused of juvenile delinquency Wednesday in the deadly Marathon County crash that killed two young girls.


Stevens Point man jailed in gas station robberies Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – A judge has ordered a Stevens Point man jailed on $50,000 bond in the robberies of two gas stations within minutes of each other, according to online court records. More>>

Heroin dealer gets 10 years in prison in Wausau death Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 31-year-old Coloma man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for providing a fatal dose of heroin to a man who died about a year ago at a home where two young children lived, according to online Marathon County court records. More>>

Second woman dies in Wood County crash Video included

A second woman has now died following a crash last week in Wood County. More>>

August 13: Purple Hearts for Healing Day Video included

Governor Scott Walker has issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday, August 13 as “Purple Hearts for Healing Day” across the state of Wisconsin. More>>

Match-up for governor set in Wisconsin Video included

The match up for governor in Wisconsin is set.   More>>

Poll workers make it count on Election Day Video included

It took hundreds of workers to get the votes and count them in Tuesday's election. More>>

School supplies collected for Portage Co. students Video included

School supplies were gathered in Portage County to help students in need. More>>

Thousands attend Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Portage County Video included

This year's Wisconsin Farm Technology Days kicked off Tuesday in Portage County.  More>>

Wausau man remembers Robin WIlliams Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)-- Robin Williams never performed at Wausau's Grand Theater, but one of its longtime directors worked with the comedian 25-years ago. More>>

Nekoosa man sentenced in FBI incident

MADISON (WAOW) – A federal judge has placed a Nekoosa man on two years of probation for writing on an FBI website that a friend was entering the Navy to steal blueprints of nuclear reactors, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said Tuesday. More>>

UPDATE: Power restored, road open in Rothschild Video included

One lane of Weston Avenue in Rothschild has been closed while crews work on a power line. More>>

Wausau woman mails narcotic to jail inmate

MADISON (WAOW) – A federal judge has sentenced a Wausau woman to two years of probation for mailing a narcotic to her boyfriend in the Dane County Jail, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said Tuesday. More>>

Primary election day: What voters need to know

It's election day in Wisconsin and Newsline 9 wants to make sure you are aware of what you need to know before heading to the polls. More>>

Heavy traffic expected in Portage Co.

Drivers traveling through Portage County might hit some extra traffic over the next few days.]\ More>>

Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for crash victims Video included

Hundreds gathered in the 400 Block Monday night to remember two lives lost too soon. More>>

Hot pink balloons light up the sky over Antigo to keep teens memory alive Video included

Hundreds of hot pink balloons filled the sky over Antigo Monday night. They were released in honor of Kayla Berg, the Antigo teenager who went missing five years ago.

Printpack opens a new $80 million plant in Rhinelander Video included

A Rhinelander company that makes snack food packaging opened a new $80 million plant Monday with public tours and a visit from the governor. More>>

Wisconsin Woodchucks ready for postseason play Video included

 An afternoon of rain in Wausau failed to wash out the Wisconsin Woodchucks playoff game against the Lakeshore Chinooks on Monday. More>>

Chief: Knife attack provokes police shooting Video included

PLOVER (WAOW) – A 33-year-old Manawa man stopped for erratic driving was shot after he quickly approached a Plover policeman's car and “initiated an unprovoked attack” with a knife, Police Chief Dwayne Wierzba said Monday. More>>

Wausau School District offering counseling after deadly crash Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)-- The Wausau School District has made counselors available following a deadly crash in Marathon County. More>>

UPDATE: Teen driver in deadly crash in court Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – Prosecutors asked a juvenile court judge Monday for more time to consider filing charges against a 16-year-old driver in the rollover crash that killed two girls and injured eight other young people.


Fatal fire in Adams County Video included

Adams County Sheriff's Department officials are investigating a fatal fire in Dell Prairie. More>>

UPDATE: Victim identified in Marathon County drowning Video included

Marathon County Sheriff's Department officials say an 18-year old male died while swimming at Man Made Lake in Sunnyvale Park. More>>

Marshfield man, 34, found dead; huffing suspected

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) – A 34-year-old Marshfield man was found dead in his home and police found evidence of huffing inhalants, Lt. Darren Larson said Monday. More>>

Arrests happen fast in Stevens Point robberies

Two gas stations were robbed within minutes Monday and both were apparently solved within 30 minutes with the arrest of two suspects – thanks to eyewitnesses providing a vehicle description. More>>

Candlelight vigil scheduled for tonight

A show of support is planned for the teens involved in a deadly Marathon County crash.

Merrill man fires 3 shots at ATV trespasser Video included

MERRILL (WAOW) - Frustrated by trespassing on his land, a 39-year-old Merrill man fired at least three shots from a gun at an all-terrain vehicle, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said Monday. More>>

UPDATE: Man accused in park attack skips court again

The man accused of attacking a woman while she was trying to leave a Wausau park has skipped court for the second time. More>>

Family Fun Fest planned for Jeremiah's Crossing Video included

A fundraiser is planned for a therapeutic horseback riding facility in Wood County. More>>

Five year anniversary of Berg disappearance

It's been five years since the disappearance of an Antigo teen. More>>

Thousands lace up to race for the cure Video included

Thousands of people from across central Wisconsin came together to join in the fight against breast cancer on Sunday. Central Wisconsin's 5th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicked off. It was held at Wausau's 400 block.

Two injured in Oneida County rollover

Two people were injured after a rollover in Oneida County early Saturday morning, according to Oneida County Sheriff's Department officials. More>>

Boulder Junction celebrates the outdoors with Musky Jamboree Video included

It's the musky capital of the world for a reason. Sunday, the town of Boulder Junction lived up to its nickname with its traditional Musky Jamboree. More>>

Square dancers cut a rug in Rothschild Video included

More than 500 dancers stepped and sashayed their way through the Wisconsin Square Dancing Convention this weekend. More>>

Team Justin or Team Nate? Hundreds of dollars raised after racing for a cure Video included

Newsline 9 is a proud sponsor of the Susan G Komen Race for a Cure. This year we asked you to run with us.

Pilot crashes in Vilas County Video included

A pilot from Michigan crashed while landing at the Boulder Junction Airport on Sunday morning, according to Vilas County Sheriff's officials.They say the pilot was arriving for the Musky Day Fly In event when he crashed into the tree line along the edge of the airfield.Officials say the pilot received facial and leg injuries and was transported to Howard Young Medical Center for treatment.Sheriff's officials say the event continued after the crash.The cause of the crash is under investigation... More>>

Wausau motorcycle driver injured in crash Video included

A Wausau man was injured in a motorcycle crash on Saturday, according to Everest Metro Police officials. More>>

Waterford man dies in overturned tractor accident Video included

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says a 53-year-old Waterford man has died from injuries in an overturned tractor accident. More>>

Second child has died from injuries in Marathon County rollover crash Video included

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says a second child has died from injuries suffered in Friday's rollover crash on Highway 52 in the Town of Easton, involving 10 young people. More>>

Vilas County drowning Video included

A man has died after drowning in Vilas County, according to Vilas County Sheriff's Department officials. More>>

The snowmelt contest has come to a close

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The last vestiges of the longest, coldest, and snowiest winter in over 100 years are finally melting away. It took until early June for all of the ice to melt off of Lake Superior and it will take until late June or early July for all of the snow to melt off of Rib Mountain. A couple of substantial piles of snow remain hidden within the slopes of the Granite Peak Ski area. For all of those who entered the Rib Mountain snowmelt contest, it is only a matters of days now. Will it last into July?... More>>

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