The nation's leading physicians organization votes to classify obesity as a disease. More>>
NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) – Clark County health officials say recent rains have boosted bacteria at the Snyder Park beach and it is closed for swimming. More>>
SAXON (WAOW) – The Iron County Sheriff's Department says a 42-year-old woman from the Milwaukee area was killed when an all-terrain vehicle she was a passenger on missed a corner and went over a cliff. More>>
ADAMS COUNTY (WAOW) – A former Marine from Adams County who police say fatally shot his girlfriend after being startled in bed pleaded insanity on Wednesday to first-degree reckless homicide. More>>
Despite dozens of tips, a wanted felon from Merrill is still on the run. Now, we're learning more about his possible connection to more than 40 drug sites. More>>
Wausau planning leaders are meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday to discuss moving the city's new warming center. More>>
New report out on the future of Wisconsin's economy. More>>
It involves interacting with horses, much like a patient interacts with a doctor. More>>
SPENCER (WAOW) - The Clark County Sheriff's Department says an 81-year-old Spencer man died Monday when the car he was driving ran into a freight train at a rural crossing. More>>
ANTIGO (WAOW) -- A Wittenberg man convicted in a drug investigation that led to charges against several central Wisconsin educators was sentenced Tuesday to two years probation which includes six months in jail and 150 hours of community service. More>>
It took 58 days, riding 3,000 miles through 8 states, but Helen Pagenkopf and Brenda Memer can say they've rode their bikes across the country. More>>
When golfers heard about the event organizers say, the sign up sheet filled up fast. More>>
The Stevens Point City Council will now allow city workers with domestic partners to put their significant others on the city health plan. More>>
Classes allow students to engineer mouse trap cars, dissect plants, and solve math mysteries. More>>
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has new information that a wanted suspect is in the Wausau area, and authorities believe he is armed and extremely dangerous. Officials urge you to call 911 immediately if you spot Christopher Meindel.
The city of Stevens Point is considering offering domestic partner benefits to its workers. More>>
Formal charges are expected to be filed later this week against the Rib Lake mother accused of trying to kill four of her six children. More>>
Thousands of people gathered in Grand Chute on Sunday morning for Donald Driver's annual charity softball game. More>>
One person was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Marathon County. More>>
Doppler radar is indicating some strong thunderstorms have been able to converge over parts of Wisconsin tonight. More>>
The Gus Macker wrapped up Sunday with the championship rounds. More>>
This Father's Day, the weather was right on par, so Pat Stone and his son, Carson, decided to head to the Trapp River Golf Course in Wausau to make the most of it. More>>
A line of strong thunderstorms dumped more than 2" of rain on portions of Portage County Saturday evening. More>>
The Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center in Spring Green is featuring work by a photographer whose 20-year association with the architect launched his long fine-arts career. More>>
People from around the world have traveled to Wausau to hit the water at Whitewater Park, located just a few blocks from downtown. More>>
State Patrol officials say a crash involving two cars Friday killed one driver and injured two others in Waupaca County. More>>
From the players to the fans, the Gus Macker Tournament has been a summertime tradition in Wausau for more than two decades. More>>
People in Stevens Point gathered Saturday morning to celebrate McDill Pond. More>>
It was a celebration of the flag at Wausau's 400 Block. More>>
It was an emotional day at the State Assembly for a lawmaker from our area. More>>
We're learning more about who is or isn't behind a controversial gay pride parade that may come to Wausau. More>>
A health care reform conference about changes coming to our health care system produced some sobering news about insurance premiums. More>>
Organizers were busy Friday setting up for this year's Summer Kickoff event. More>>
The man accused of selling heroIn that contributed to a deadly Wausau crash was charged in court Friday. More>>
WAUSAU (WAOW) - The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says a 60-year-old motorcyclist has died from injuries he suffered following a crash with a deer. More>>
Children at the Marathon County Public Library had the chance to read their favorite story to a pretty good listener. More>>
Wausau police say a Mosinee man has been arrested in connection to a fatal car crash on March 23. More>>
55% of the soybean crop is planted so far. Normally, 91% of the crop should be seeded by now. More>>
More questions than answers are surfacing about a gay pride parade in Wausau. That parade is scheduled for later this month, but right now, little information is known about the organizer.
The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says a 41-year-old man wanted by police in Altoona was arrested in Mosinee. More>>
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Gilman Cheese Corp. for 10 safety violations after a worker had two fingers cut off by an unguarded packing and labeling machine in December. More>>
Representatives from the Obama Administration, the Walker Administration, and a national health policy expert will discuss the pending implementation of the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace in Wisconsin Thursday night in Wausau.
A 35-year-old Bonduel man is in the hospital after suffering stab wounds in a Pulcifer home early Thursday morning. More>>
The first gay pride parade is scheduled to take place in Wausau in about a week. While preparations for the parade are underway, one city council member is making it clear--he's not rolling out the welcome mat.
We're getting an inside look at the renovations plans at the future home of Mid-State Technical College. More>>
A grocery store in Fond du Lac not only buzzed with people ... but thousands of bees, too, after they swarmed to the store's parking lot near a brat stand. More>>
The homemade bombs are typically made by children and young adults according to investigators. More>>
The Marathon County Public Safety Committee has approved a plan to pay for more court security officers. More>>
Marathon County Sheriff's officials say one person is hurt after an ATV crash. More>>
WAUSAU (WAOW) - One of two men who prosecutors say extorted about $100,000 from a 56-year-old central Wisconsin man who wanted to keep an affair secret has been sentenced to prison.
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – A top administrator in job-creation efforts in Marathon County has accepted a new job at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. More>>
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A new logo for Wausau that's been more than a year in the making and is already being used will have to wait a little longer before getting final approval from the city council. More>>
Officials with the city say that making better use of the river is a step in becoming a first-class downtown. More>>
Two fire departments in our area will be gone by the end of the year and a new one will be created. More>>
Governor Scott Walker says it's too soon to support or oppose some of the major changes made to his budget. More>>
"X Marks the Spot" at the Marathon County Public Library. More>>
It's been a long winter and a wet, chilly spring. But now, it finally feels like summer. More>>
A Gleason man wanted since August 2011 has been arrested in Lincoln County. More>>
A statue outside a Green Bay brewery will soon be dedicated to a Packers favorite. In just a few days, a generic receiver statue will become the receiver, Donald Driver. More>>
It is the 100th birthday of the man who changed the Green Bay Packers organization forever, Vince Lombardi. More>>
WAUSAU (WAOW) – Another Wausau area teenager has been sent to prison for an attack and robbery of a man lured to a mobile home with a promise of sex nearly two years ago.
WAUSAU (WAOW) – Another Wausau area teenager has been sent to prison for an attack and robbery of a man lured to a mobile home with a promise of sex nearly two years ago.More>>
Elected officials from the Town of Rib Mountain and the Village of Weston will hold a public meeting tonight to discuss their intentions to create a new fire department.
RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A 41-year-old Arbor Vitae woman accused of stealing nearly $30,000 from the grocery store where she worked pleaded no contest Tuesday to three misdemeanors in a plea bargain. More>>
A day after biting a 12-year-old girl as she rode her bicycle in Wisconsin Rapids, a St. Bernard remained at large Tuesday, authorities said. More>>
According to a press release from the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department, Memorial Pool will be closed through Wednesday morning. More>>
After a two year freeze Wausau teachers will now get a raise. More>>
Hundreds of people gathered in Marshfield on Monday evening in support of a one-year-old boy battling cancer. More>>
Police say a dog in Shawano County is recovering after being fed rat poison. The dog's owner tells Newsline 9 someone threw a treat laced with poison into her backyard. More>>
Wausau's Woodson Art Museum is installing seven new sculptures to its outdoor sculpture garden. More>>
Our roads are busy and officials said with more cars on the road, there's more chances for mistakes. More>>
It's the type of call firefighters say is always difficult. More>>
The bus driver accused of sending nude photos and several text messages to a student pleaded no contest during a hearing in Lincoln County court. More>>
Sheriff's officials say a 47-year-old man was flown to the hospital after he was hurt jumping from a car in Vilas County. More>>
The Portage County Sheriff's Department says a 23-year-old Mosinee woman died when the car she was driving crossed the center line and smashed head-on with a van.
More troubling news for Brewers fans. Not only is the team sitting last in the division, star outfielder Ryan Braun could be in some serious trouble. More>>
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is searching for a wanted Gleason man who they say ran from authorities Friday evening. More>>
Car enthusiasts from across the state gathered in Wausau this weekend for the annual Wausau Auto Fest. More>>
Clark County sheriff's officials say four people were taken to the hospital after an ambulance was hit by a car north of Neillsville. More>>
Organizers say close to 600 runners showed up, despite pouring rain. More>>
The committee revealed its findings based on feedback from hunters and wildlife officials. More>>
A Wisconsin man and his son are biking across the badger state in honor of a friend. More>>
The 2013 Relay For Life of Wausau got underway Friday evening. More>>
Sad news about a Stratford baby fighting for his life. More>>
Three people went to the hospital after a crash in Rothschild Friday evening. More>>
Congressman Sean Duffy tells Newsline 9 lawmakers are working on a bill to help farmers. This year, farmers are facing hard times after a long winter and wet spring. More>>
Prosecutors say a Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive for a decade has been indicted on 329 charges including kidnapping and rape. More>>
School is out for the summer, but the weather isn't making it feel much like summer vacation.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - The Wausau Police Department says a 17-year-old driver who reached over to the passenger seat of his car to prevent some items from falling swerved into another lane and collided head-on with a semi-truck. More>>
It's something you might expect to find in 1800s but now it's in somebody's own house. More>>
TOMAHAWK (WAOW) – The Oneida County Sheriff's Department says the driver of a car was killed Thursday in a crash with a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 51 north of Tomahawk. More>>
Thousands of athletes, coaches, and volunteers are getting ready to take part in the Special Olympics summer games. But wet weather is forcing a change of plans. More>>
Wood County officials say a semi-truck was stuck under a train overpass in Marshfield. Dispatch officials say it happened around 5 p.m. Thursday evening. More>>
A string of burglaries caused one Stevens Point neighborhood to take matters into its own hands. More>>
A water main break that caused hundreds of thousands of gallons of water to gush out caused a partial closure of a major business road in Rib Mountain on Thursday. More>>
The long winter and wet spring has taken a toll on many farmers in our area. More>>
ANTIGO (WAOW) - Just months after taking over as superintendent of the Antigo School District, longtime central Wisconsin educator Steven Smolek has resigned.
A 42-year-old Rhinelander businessman who holds a world snowmobile record was charged Wednesday with car insurance fraud totaling nearly $100,000 following a search at two Rhinelander businesses, according to court records.
A 42-year-old Rhinelander businessman who holds a world snowmobile record was charged Wednesday with car insurance fraud totaling nearly $100,000 following a search at two Rhinelander businesses, according to court records.More>>
STRATFORD (WAOW) - The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says rain-slick roads likely caused a 26-year-old woman to lose control of her car and collide head-on with a semi-truck on state Highway 97 north of Stratford.
STRATFORD (WAOW) - The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says rain-slick roads likely caused a 26-year-old woman to lose control of her car and collide head-on with a semi-truck on state Highway 97 north of Stratford.
Bullying isn't something you normally see a city council talking about. But in Monona -- it is. More>>
The sound of snapping brush surrounds you as a team of elk trackers slices through the dense brush of the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest. More>>
Early Wednesday morning the Joint Finance Committee passed the state budget in a partisan 12-4 vote. More>>
We could see some major changes with the new state budget. The plan is now on its way to the state assembly. The plan passed in a 12-4 four vote. More>>
Dunkin' Donuts has announced plans to open a store in Marshfield. More>>
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - St. Joseph's Hospital announced Wednesday it will close its drug and alcohol treatment center as part of Ministry Health Care's workforce reduction.
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - St. Joseph's Hospital announced Wednesday it will close its drug and alcohol treatment center as part of Ministry Health Care's workforce reduction.More>>
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A judge has ordered a Weston teenager to spend two years in prison for an attack and robbery of a man lured to a mobile home with a promise of sex nearly two years ago.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A judge has ordered a Weston teenager to spend two years in prison for an attack and robbery of a man lured to a mobile home with a promise of sex nearly two years ago.More>>
Adams County prosecutors say the former Marine from Adams County accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend after being startled in bed is expected to change his plea. More>>
A Nekoosa High School student has been sentenced to 90-days in jail, after police say he threatened to bring a gun to school. More>>
Former inmates are offering ways Marathon County Jail can become safer.
ESPN is reporting that Major League Baseball is preparing to suspend about 20 players including Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun. More>>
The Rib Mountain Town Board voted Tuesday night on a controversial landing strip. More>>
People in Portage County are celebrating the refilling of a pond that's been empty for years. More>>
Animals return to renovated Lincoln County Humane Society. More>>
Elected officials from the Town of Rib Mountain and the Village of Weston announced Tuesday their intentions to combine their fire and emergency medical services and create a new department. More>>
Drivers may notice some wires running across the roads. Transportation leaders tell Newsline 9 they're used to keep track of traffic patterns. More>>
More than 3,000 Portage County students are eligible. More>>
Gas prices in Wisconsin are now above four dollars for the first time all year. But you may be seeing that price come down. More>>
A 27-year-old Wausau man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for a string of robberies that occurred in 2011. More>>
A 13-year-old Weyauwega boy was pinned under a tractor late Monday night. More>>
The sounds of A Capella filled the air in Stevens Point Monday evening. More>>
Dairyfest features food booths, a petting zoo, live music, and plenty of cheese. More>>
An Edgar teenager has been cited after a rollover crash that injured him and two others. More>>
Model United Nations Club students have achieved a big win for Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.
Everest Metro authorities have referred five juveniles for charges stemming from a gang initiation. More>>
Wausau firefighters received some hands on training today. The fire department partnered with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency for the training. More>>
A four-year-old Weston boy has been released from the hospital, after being involved in a deadly car crash. More>>
Two fire departments in our area may undergo major changes. More>>
MAUSTON (WAOW) - A 29-year-old man was jailed on $2 million bond Monday after being charged in the shooting death of a woman behind a Mauston bar. More>>
Municipal pools across the region are beginning to open their doors to swimmers. More>>
Two women beat up an Adams County bartender and seriously injured her because one of them believed she was having an affair with her husband, according to a criminal complaint. More>>
A landmark Children’s Miracle Network Telethon in Marshfield became even more special this weekend when a fundraising record was broken.CMN celebrated its 25th annual telethon for North Central Wisconsin at Ministry St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.The event, televised Saturday and Sunday on WAOW, raised $754,302. The previous record was $732,120 back in 2007."It was exciting to reach an all-time record at our 25th Anniversary," says Patti Shafto-Carlson, the Director of Development for Child... More>>
WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - An 81-year-old father who police say pointed a loaded pistol at his son in a disagreement over money pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony accusing him of recklessly endangering safety. More>>
The Arpin fire chief says a florescent light fixture caused the weekend fire that caused about $10,000 in damage at the old Arpin Dairy.
The Arpin fire chief says a florescent light fixture caused the weekend fire that caused about $10,000 in damage at the old Arpin Dairy.More>>
After storms and deadly tornadoes swept across Oklahoma, people from across Wisconsin stepped up to help. More>>
Portage County Sheriff's officials say a 42-year-old man was injured after he failed to make a turn and rolled his car. More>>
Advocates in central Wisconsin say domestic violence is a growing problem.
Korean War veterans were honored in Plover Sunday, on the 60th anniversary of the armistice. The "Welcome Home" ceremony took place at the State Korean War Memorial and recognizes veterans and those who died overseas. More>>
One person was taken to the hospital after a motorcycle crash in Lincoln County. Sheriff Department officials say Leonard Benson, 86, lost control of the bike and crashed.
The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for most of northern Wisconsin between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Monday. More>>
Due to the CMN telethon, Sunday's INDYCAR Series race can be seen on THIS TV. More>>
A big fundraiser for Special Olympics of Wisconsin kicked off Saturday in Marathon City. More>>
Kylie Joss is casting a line for the very first time.
Emotions flooded the church as Cardinal Raymond Burke returned home to lead a special mass at St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau. More>>
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of the state of Wisconsin until 10 p.m. Friday night. More>>
UW-Marathon County leaders say they're missing more than $25,000. They brought their concerns to Wausau Police and officers say they have a suspect--a former UW-Marathon County employee. More>>
Severe weather can strike at any time, and that means you may find yourself behind the wheel during a storm. More>>
Randlin Homes in Wausau hosted it's annual open house today with an Amish bakery selling hanging baskets, flowers and other plants. More>>
With severe weather season upon us, it's important to be prepared, and tornado sirens can play a big role in your safety.
The Children's Miracle Network broadcast airs on TV 9, starting on Saturday night through Sunday afternoon, to raise money to help sick and injured children. More>>
Students at D.C. Everest Middle School dunked their teachers today for a good cause. The school held a food drive as an end of the year event. More>>
Clark County Sheriff's officials have identified the driver who died in a one-vehicle crash on May 23. They say Gary Isaacs, 63 of Withee, was pronounced dead at the scene, after being ejected from his car.
One person is dead after a shooting early Friday morning in Juneau County. More>>
The storm is being blamed for a number of problems across central Wisconsin. More>>
State Patrol officials believe straight-line winds caused a semi crash in Marathon County. More>>
An effort to combine the Village of Brokaw with the city of Wausau is ramping up. More>>
D.C. Everest school leaders unveiled a nearly $2 million health and wellness center Thursday. More>>
The latest round of storms brought heavy rain, wind and plenty of lightning to central Wisconsin.Officials said although it's common sense, you need to be careful on the roads during strong storms. More>>
The 2011 Voter I.D. law has been controversial from its inception. More>>
School districts are reacting, after a big decision that affects students across the state. The decision centers on a multi-million dollar education contract. More>>
Organizers say this event is attracting anglers from all over the Midwest. More>>
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A judge has ordered the driver of a pickup truck when his 27-year-old girlfriend reportedly fell out of the passenger door and later died of her injuries to stand trial for endangering her. More>>
Wet farm fields slow Wisconsin farmers. More>>
Several severe thunderstorms dropped significant amounts of rain and kicked up strong wind gusts late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. More>>
The weather put a damper on opening night for the Wisconsin Woodchucks. More>>
The Musky fishing season has officially started in northern Wisconsin.
But to catch one, many actually use another species of fish as bait. More>>
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Clark, Jackson and Monroe Counties until 3:00 a.m. Thursday. More>>
RHINELANDER (WAOW) - The Oneida County Sheriff's Department says a bomb squad was called to a rural home and determined a suspected device was not an explosive. More>>