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Former workers rebound after mill closure Video included

About six years ago, the Domtar paper mill in Port Edwards shut its doors, leaving more than 500 people without jobs, but a recent report says those workers are bouncing back. More>>

Man injured by hay bale in rural Marathon County

A man was injured Tuesday night by a hay bale in rural Marathon County, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department. More>>

Former Wausau area school to be demolished

Plans to tear down an old school for a new business are moving forward. More>>

Health officials provide tips to avoid heat stroke Video included

Health officials have some safety tips to prevent heat stroke with the warmer temperatures. More>>

Wisconsin Rapids police bring awareness to dangers of leaving children in hot cars Video included

Summer is in full swing, and central Wisconsin is feeling the heat. That hot sun can make cars a hot spot.   More>>

Two hospitalized after near-drowning in Vilas Co. Video included

EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) – Two people, including an eight-year-old boy, were hospitalized and three others escaped harm in a near-drowning incident Tuesday on a northern Wisconsin lake, the Vilas County Sheriff's Department said. More>>

Merrill police report a rash of car break-ins Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Merrill police report a rash of car break-ins has occurred in the city.
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A deal is in the works to save the Cedar Creek Mall Video included

 A deal is in the works that could save the Cedar Creek Mall. The Rothschild Village President confirms to Newsline 9 a new owner is expected to take over the mall Wednesday.
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Rhinelander college gets $1.9 million state grant Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - Nicolet Area Technical College was awarded $1.9 million in state grants Tuesday to train up to 303 students for in-demand jobs, such as welding and nursing assistants. More>>

Police: Teen with gun at store sought quick attention

WESTON (WAOW) – A teenager who carried a gun into a convenience and asked workers to call police was seeking attention about troubles in his life and fortunately never raised the barrel of the gun as officers surrounded the building, an investigator said Tuesday. More>>

One-time "Woman of the Year" convicted of theft

EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) - A woman who just months ago was honored as Eagle River's woman of the year has been convicted of stealing about $16,000 from a civic group that raises money to benefit children in need, according to online court records. More>>

Man charged with sexually assaulting Wausau girl will go to trial

The man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old rural Wausau girl will head to trial. Praveen Kharb, 38, appeared in Marathon County Court Tuesday. Police say Kharb was arrested in Washington state in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl at her home in rural Wausau.
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Police look for suspect in Stevens Point robbery

Police are looking for information about a gas station robbery.
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Man arrested for pulling knife outside Waupaca County nightclub

A Menasha man has been arrested and faces charges of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and resisting an officer after an overnight incident. More>>

Woman hit and injured by car in Oneida Co.

One person was injured after being hit by a car in Oneida County, according to the Minocqua Police Department. More>>

Children learn from 'Colossal Fossils' Video included

Children in central Wisconsin took a trip back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. More>>

UPDATE: Doctors say possible health risks for legally drunk boy Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Wausau Police say a 12-year-old Wausau boy received hospital treatment after officers found him legally drunk. More>>

First homeless shelter in Lincoln County coming to Tomahawk Video included

What once was a home for nuns is being turned into a shelter for homeless people. More>>

UWSP hosting hundreds of aspiring musicians Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--The American Suzuki Institute, a camp for aspiring young musicians, is underway on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus.


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New football rules find the way to the field Video included

High school football season is almost here. Now, new rules are in place to make the sport safer for players. The changes are effective for this upcoming season. More>>

People in Marathon County find ways to stay cool in heat Video included

Monday was one of the hottest days of the year so far in central Wisconsin, so people found ways to cool off. More>>

UPDATE: Victim identified in rural Wausau incident Video included

TOWN OF STETTIN (WAOW) --Marathon County Sheriff's Department officials have identified the 77-year-old woman who died Friday when she got pinned between a pickup truck and trailer as Faye Reinhardt of Lincoln County. More>>

Fire breaks out at Miller Park Video included

MILWAUKEE (WAOW) -- A fire broke out at Miller Park early Monday morning. More>>

Motorcycle driver airlifted after crash in Portage County

A Rosholt motorcycle driver was airlifted after a Sunday evening crash in Portage County, according to Portage County Sheriff's Department officials. More>>

UPDATE: Motorcycle driver hospitalized after crash in Oneida County Video included

A motorcycle driver was flown to the hospital after a crash in Oneida County, according to Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman. More>>

Three inducted into Central Wis. Baseball Hall of Fame Video included

The Central Wisconsin Baseball Hall of Fame family picked up some new members Sunday. More>>

Cheese flies at world curd throwing championships Video included

It's no secret that Wisconsinites are big fans of both sports and dairy products. But what happens when the two are combined? More>>

Experts: Buy propane for winter now Video included

We're just getting into the dog days of summer, but a state agency is advising people to think ahead to the winter months. More>>

Wounded veterans make waves on whitewater course Video included

Disabled veterans are making waves in Wausau.


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Vehicle crash in Marathon County

Newsline 9 is working to learn more about a Saturday evening crash in Marathon County. More>>

Historic bell rung in Birnamwood dedication ceremony Video included

A piece of Birnamwood history was returned to the village as part of a dedication ceremony Saturday afternoon. More>>

Memorial run honors Colby firefighter Jamison Kampmeyer Video included

A fallen Colby firefighter was remembered with a memorial run Saturday morning. More>>

Dogs compete for best in show in Rothschild Video included

Hundreds of dogs competed Saturday in the Paper Cities Kennel Club Dog Show at the Patriot Center in Rothschild. More>>

Blood donations take a dive Video included

Blood donations have taken a dive across the state. It's a problem Red Cross leaders say they deal with every year. More>>

Discover Downtown is underway in Stevens Point Video included

A central Wisconsin community is coming together to show off their downtown. More>>

Merrill woman celebrates 106 years of life Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--A Merrill woman celebrates 106 years of life.Family members and friends gathered at Bell Tower Assisted Living Center in Merrill to celebrate Charlotte Strehlow's birthday Friday.Strehlow was born in Nebraska and later moved to the Wausau area.She credits her faith in God for her longevity.She says she is writing her memoirs for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. More>>

Community service day spruces up Marathon City elementary school Video included

A central Wisconsin elementary school got some summer touch-ups thanks to a group of volunteers from Rasmussen College. More>>

BMX bikers shred at X-Fest in Weston Video included

People in Weston looking for an adrenaline rush got all they could handle Friday. More>>

Common core standards being questioned in Wisconsin Video included

Governor Scott Walker is trying to get rid of some standards that set requirements for what is taught in grade-school classrooms. More>>

NTC gets two million dollar grant from Governor Walker Video included

North Central Technical College in Wausau received more than $2 million Friday for its diesel transportation program. More>>

6-year-old girl nearly drowns in Rothschild pool Video included

Police say a 6-year-old girl is in stable condition after nearly drowning at the Rothschild/Schofield Aquatic Center Friday. More>>

Wausau School Board OKs 2 percent pay raise Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – The Wausau School Board has approved a 2 percent pay raise for all school employees, including teachers, administrators and support staff, a spokeswoman said Thursday. More>>

Rothschild teen gets probation in burglary attempt

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Rothschild teenager who told investigators he tried to burglarize a grocery store to get money for his mother to pay rent was sentenced to two years probation Friday in a plea deal, according to online court records. More>>

Marshfield man honored for service to community Video included

A Marshfield man is being honored yet again for the work he's doing to better the community. More>>

SWAT Team assists in Wausau arrest Video included

One man was arrested at a Wausau apartment complex Thursday night. More>>

Portage County future farmers show off livestock Video included

At fairs throughout the state this summer you'll find future farmers prepping livestock for show and sale. The barns at the Portage County Fair in Amherst are packed with young farmers doing just that. More>>

Rental housing providers file lawsuit against Wausau Video included

The Wausau Area Apartment Association along with other rental housing providers have filed a lawsuit against the City of Wausau, according to a press release from WISLawyer LLC in La Crosse. More>>

Pier Pups make a splash in Wausau Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Hundreds of people packed the 400 Block in Wausau to watch some dogs make a splash.
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Water skiers take over Wisconsin Rapids Video included

Thousands of water-skiers from all over Wisconsin headed to Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin Rapids today for the 48th annual State Show Ski Tournament. More>>

What's behind the violence in Ukraine? Video included

The violence overseas has sparked world wide speculation about this plane crash. Now, we want to take a closer look at the unrest in Ukraine that's been making headlines for months.
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Lambeau Field hosts grand opening for new Packers pro shop Video included

The Packers pro shop at Lambeau Field has a new look. More>>

Portage Co. company expanding, adding jobs Video included

Governor Scott Walker made a stop in central Wisconsin at an expanding business. More>>

Soccer complex replacing former landfill nears completion Video included

City officials say what was once a landfill in Wausau is now almost a soccer complex.

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New report shows former public works director violated city policies Video included

A newly released report says Wausau's former public works director violated numerous city policies. Brad Marquardt resigned last month after an investigation was launched questioning his actions as a city official.
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Marshfield researcher joins national vaccine committee Video included

One Marshfield Clinic researcher has been selected to serve on a national committee that will give recommendations on how to use immunizations to help control disease. More>>

Outdoor camps step up protection for West Nile virus Video included

Safety is top of mind after a bird tested positive for West Nile in Marathon County.  More>>

Teenager with gun arrested at Weston store Video included

WESTON (WAOW) – A  teenager with a gun entered a convenience store early Wednesday and asked workers to call police, the Everest Metropolitan Police Department said.

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Ashley Baumann sentencing delayed 3 months Video included

MERRILL (WAOW) – The sentencing of a 26-year-old Merrill woman found guilty of driving drunk and killing two of her friends in a rollover crash two years ago has been delayed nearly three months, according to online Lincoln County court records. More>>

Man nicknamed "Castro" sentenced to prison

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- A 21-year-old Milwaukee man nicknamed "Castro" was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for his role in what police called a rash of Marathon County robberies in 2011. More>>

Heroin, meth worth $10,000 found in Wausau home

WAUSAU (WAOW) – Methamphetamine and heroin worth about $10,000 were seized in a search of a Wausau home that led to the arrest of six men, the Marathon County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday. More>>

Area teens build terrariums

Central Wisconsin teens took on a science project Tuesday night and built a terrarium. More>>

Lead found in Mosinee drinking water Video included

The drinking water in one central Wisconsin city could be at risk.

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Wisconsin State Patrol takes to skies for aerial enforcement Video included

Wisconsin State Patrol is stepping up enforcement to keep roads in central Wisconsin safe by taking to the skies.  More>>

Bikes, cars must share one of Wausau's busiest roads Video included

Wausau's Grand Avenue project is halfway done. But, you might have already noticed some changes. That includes a few new symbols on the road.
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Marshfield twins turn 101 Video included

Identical twins Helen Domine and Hazel Seeman have been sharing laughs since 1913. More>>

Lac du Flambeau man sentenced in drug probe Video included

MADISON (WAOW) – A third person from northern Wisconsin was sentenced Tuesday for distributing oxycodone, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said. More>>

West Nile virus found in Marathon County Video included

Two dead crows in Marathon County have tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus, health officials said Tuesday. More>>

Wittenberg hostage-taker ruled insane Video included

SHAWANO (WAOW) - Prosecutors have agreed that a gunman who held a fast food worker hostage in Wittenberg was insane at the time. More>>

Phillips police chief to retire; accusations dropped Video included

The Phillips police chief accused of wrongdoing by the mayor will retire after an agreement was reached with the city, Phillips Mayor Charles Peterson told Newsline 9 Tuesday. More>>

Wausau PD arrest driver in hit-and-run Video included

The suspect in a Wausau hit-and-run that sent a 17-year-old girl to the hospital has been arrested and is being held on a probation hold, Wausau Police Lt. Mike Juedes told Newsline 9. More>>

Area veterans and politicians discuss veteran health care Video included

Don Oldenburg of Weston is an Army veteran, who served 22 years active duty and in the reserves.

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UPDATE: Teen killed in Clark Co. crash was on his way to farming job Video included

NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) – The Clark County Sheriff's Department says a teenage driver was killed when another driver failed to stop for a stop sign and plowed into his pickup truck. More>>

Looking back, looking forward at Hodag Country Fest Video included

The music ended Sunday but the Hodag Country Fest's cleanup got underway Monday. More>>

Wausau PD looking for driver in hit-and-run Video included

The Wausau Police Department is looking for a male driver who hit a woman who was walking on Wausau's east side Monday morning and then left the scene. More>>

Swimmers dislike cold; Bricklayers say it's OK Video included

MARSHFIELD (WAOW)-- Hefko Pool in Marshfield usually has people waiting at the gates at late each morning ready to jump into the pool.

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Lincoln County company cleans up after fire Video included

A Lincoln County company is cleaning up, again. A fire destroyed part of Northern Wire, LLC in Merrill. Firefighters say electric problems sparked the flames that caused $2 million in damage. It happened early Sunday morning.
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Judge refuses to delay Wausau park attack trial Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A judge Monday refused to delay the trial of a Wausau man accused of attacking a woman at a park nearly a year ago even though the man wants to fire his attorney, according to online court records. More>>

Wausau soldier surprises family at Wisconsin Woodchucks game Video included

A central Wisconsin family thought they were just going to a baseball game Friday night. Instead, they had the surprise of a lifetime.  More>>

Golf outing to benefit Humane Society of Portage County

There are still plenty of spots available for the HSPC Open. More>>

Lt. Governor to stop in Rhinelander

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is expected in the Northwoods Monday morning. More>>

Merrill fire leaves $2 million in damages Video included

Damage to a Lincoln County business is estimated to be $2 million after an overnight fire. More>>

Fatal Forest County crash leaves two others seriously injured Video included

One person is dead and two others are seriously injured after a crash in Forest County, according to Forest County Sheriff's Department officials. Officials say the crash happened around 1 p.m. on Sunday in the Township of Crandon.They say one person was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle crash. Sheriff's officials say two other passengers were transported with serious injuries.The Forest County Sheriff's Department and Wisconsin State Patrol are continuing to investigate the ... More>>

Vietnam nurse shares war experiences Video included

A Marathon County woman is opening up about her Vietnam War service. More>>

Thousands attend Polish Fest in Mosinee

A Marathon County community is celebrating its heritage.

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Motorcycle crashes into deer, driver injured

A motorcycle driver was transported with injuries after hitting a deer in Wood County, according to Wood County Sheriff's Department officials. More>>

UPDATE: Pedestrian stuck and killed identified

The name of the pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle in Waupaca Count has been released. More>>

Prizes awarded for drawings at Chalkfest Video included

Hundreds of talented artists have spent the last two days filling the sidewalks of the 400 Block with pastel drawings. More>>

Hodag Country Fest stimulates Rhinelander economy Video included

Hodag Country Festival is winding down. With the concerts wrapping up Sunday night, Rhinelander will be saying goodbye to thousands of music lovers, many who helped boost the local businesses. More>>

Rhinelander students host Hodag campers for fundraiser Video included

Rhinelander High School students are opening their school's doors to Hodag Country Fest campers.

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Big Wausau weekend brings in business for stores Video included

The crowds coming into Wausau this weekend may be here for the various events like Chalkfest and Balloon and Rib Fest, but it means big business for downtown stores. More>>

Event-studded weekend in Wausau

The big weekend in central Wisconsin is finally here. More>>

Thousands camp out at Hodag Country Fest Video included

Thousands of campers have claimed a spot at the Hodag Country Music Festival. More>>

With rapid growth, Balloon Fest faces some challenges Video included

Ribs and hot air balloons have proven to be a winning combination for central Wisconsin. More>>

New grain bin rescue equipment comes to the area Video included

Every year around 12 people in the United States die from incidents similar to the one at the Lancaster farm. More>>

UPDATE: Broken tow rope causes boat tube crash Video included

MANITOWISH WATERS (WAOW) – A tow rope broke while a brother and sister were being pulled on a boat tube, sending them crashing into a pontoon boat driven by their grandfather, a state Department of Natural Resources warden said Friday.
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Illinois couple makes balloon rally a tradition to remember Video included

Hot air balloonists from across the country make the balloon fest in Wausau a tradition. For one Illinois couple, it's one they say they'll never miss or forget.
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July 2014 Jefferson Award: Jeanne Osgood Video included

Jeanne Osgood of Adams County is our Jefferson Award winner for the month of July. More>>

Colorful characters sprinkled throughout Hodag Country Fest Video included

When about 20,000 people get in one place like they do for Hodag Country Festival in Rhinelander, there are going to be some colorful characters. More>>

Hodag Country Fest kicks off in Rhinelander Video included

After months of preparation and excitement, the music has finally started at Hodag Country Festival in Rhinelander. More>>

Sidewalk Sale brings business to downtown Wausau Video included

Wausau's sidewalk sale is boosting business for retailers downtown. More>>

State girls softball tournament in Wausau Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Hundreds of girls are in Wausau for the Wisconsin Amateur Softball Association Tournament.Thirteen diamonds are hosting the competition throughout the community.You can check out the action at Sunnyvale Park in Wausau or at Wausau East, Wausau West or D.C. Everest High Schools.This is the third year the Wausau area has hosted the tournament.Organizers say it has brought 5-million dollars into the Wausau economy during that time.The event runs through Sunday. More>>

UPDATE: Man, 74, killed in van, semi-truck crash

WILD ROSE (WAOW) – The Wisconsin State Patrol says a van driver from West Allis was killed when his vehicle pulled in front of a semi-truck on state Highway 22 from a county road near Wild Rose.



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Marshfield Clinic gives back $10 million to state Video included

Marshfield Clinic received a $10 million grant in 2010 and they are now giving the money back to the state. More>>

BBQ grill masters get ready for Rib Fest in Wausau Video included

It's a big weekend for Wausau with events all around town. Balloon and Rib Fest kicked off Thursday.   More>>

Two bats with rabies found in Vilas County

EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) – Two bats have tested positive for rabies in Vilas County, leading health officials to issue a warning Thursday on how to avoid getting the almost always fatal disease. More>>

No new leads in search for 38-year-old fugitive

BLACK RIVER FALLS (WAOW) – A man released from prison a month ago and wanted in a spree of crimes in several counties has vanished and the trail in the search for him has gone cold, authorities said Thursday. More>>

Family celebrates decades at Iola car show under the big top Video included

It's “Four For All” in Iola. The 42nd annual Iola Car Show is underway. For one family, it's a year to remember.
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Thousands participate in Hodag Country Festival Chair Line Video included

The music doesn't start until Thursday, but the Hodag Country Festival is already buzzing with excitement. More>>

Thousands of people flood Wausau for a weekend of festivities Video included

Central Wisconsin is getting ready to play host to tens of thousands of people this weekend. More>>

New Harlan Plaza unveiled at Lambeau Field Video included

An iconic area of Lambeau Field is almost ready to reopen.  More>>

Portage County job fair attracts hundreds Video included

 A job fair in Portage County attracted hundreds of people. More than 50 businesses from around the area set up booths to talk with people looking for a job.
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Marshfield Utilities warning of scam Video included

Marshfield Utilities is notifying people of a utility scam. The company says calls are being made to businesses, demanding payment in order to prevent disconnection of services. More>>

The snowmelt contest has come to a close

Distribution of Snowmelt Contest predictions Distribution of Snowmelt Contest predictions

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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