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Families countdown to Easter

With Easter soon approaching, excitement is in the air in central Wisconsin.  More>>

Final Lenten fish fry for churches Video included

A Wisconsin tradition came to a close Friday night, at least for this year. As the Lenten season ends, this was the final Friday fish fry at many parishes.
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Marshfield dog hunts for Easter eggs Video included

A Marshfield couple has a unique Easter egg hunt every year. Instead of children looking for eggs in the yard, their dog does the hunting. More>>

Long winter sets back construction of new Dunkin' Donuts locations Video included

 The long winter has set back construction on several planned Dunkin' Donuts locations in north-central wisconsin. More>>

Wausau woman out thousands of dollars in scam Video included

Woman loses $10,000 in scam Woman loses $10,000 in scam

Wausau police say a 91-year old woman is out thousands of dollars as the result of a scam. More>>

UPDATE: Snow plows, loader destroyed in fire Video included

An early Friday morning fire at a rural Marathon County Highway Department garage destroyed snow plow trucks, a loader and other equipment, authorities said. More>>

Boston bombings change lives for two central Wisconsin women Video included

It's been one year since that horrific day the world stopped and watched the devastation at the finish line at the Boston Marathon. That moment changed the lives of two central Wisconsin women. More>>

UPDATE: 70-year-old man killed in Tomahawk fire Video included

A 70-year-old man died in the fire that destroyed his rural Tomahawk home, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said Friday.

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Wisconsin State Patrol recognizes its dispatchers Video included

Wisconsin State Patrol is recognizing its dispatchers, it's all part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. More>>

Spring snow could affect Northwoods businesses Video included

The snow seems to be overstaying its welcome in the Northwoods, which could cause a lot of trouble for businesses there. More>>

Spring storm closes dozens of schools Video included

More than halfway through April, schools in northcentral Wisconsin are still struggling with snow day cancellations. More>>

More cities cancel run water advisories Video included

KRONENWETTER (WAOW) – More central Wisconsin cities are telling water users to stop running water from a faucet to keep underground lines from freezing. More>>

UPDATE: Power restored to most WPS customers

Heavy, wet snow that accumulated to 10 inches in places knocked out power to nearly 4,400 customers in northern Wisconsin early Thursday, Wisconsin Public Service Corp. said.
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Flood emergency declared on Wolf River

WAUPACA (WAOW) – Waupaca County Emergency Management has declared a flood emergency on the Wolf River downstream from New London because of high water.  More>>

Judge modifies bond for Newman High teacher Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A judge on Thursday modified the conditions for a Newman High School religion teacher and soccer coach to be free on bond. More>>

Salt supply OK in Wausau and Marathon County Video included

Road salt supply Road salt supply

Wausau plow drivers still have 1,000 tons of salt available for use on roads. More>>

Agriculture Interview: Rural Health Initiative meeting Video included

Heather Schlesser from the Marathon County UW-Extension Office joined Newsline 9 at 11 a.m. to talk about an upcoming meeting about the Rural Health Initiative.
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Preliminary hearing set in teacher sex case Video included

NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) - A preliminary hearing has been set for a former Abbotsford math teacher accused of sexually assaulting two 17-year-old female students beginning last October, including one of them in his classroom during a weekend basketball tournament. More>>

Marathon County Sheriff will run for re-election Video included

The race for Marathon County Sheriff is officially underway. More>>

Snow closes schools, offices in Lac du Flambeau

The Lac du Flambeau Tribal Communications Office is reporting that the Lake du Flambeau Tribal Government Offices and Public Schools are closed Thursday because of inclement weather. More>>

New Wausau fire chief announced Video included

After a long interview process, Wausau has a new fire chief. More>>

Local women honored for work with assault victims

Two central Wisconsin women were honored Wednesday for their work with sexual assault victims. More>>

WIAA members forward multiplier proposal to committee Video included

WIAA officials will vote today on how to create fair competition between private and public schools.
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UPDATE: Mark Bucki found guilty in death of wife Video included

The Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body has been found guilty on all three counts. More>>

Another round of winter weather hits Northwoods hard Video included

They say April showers bring May flowers. But the question is, what does April snow bring? More>>

UPDATE: Phone problems in Marshfield fixed

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- Phone outages, including problems making 911 calls, were reported in the Marshfield on Wednesday, according to Wood County officials.
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Stevens Point fire chief named Wausau fire chief

The fire chief in Stevens Point has been hired to lead the Wausau Fire Department, Mayor Jim Tipple said Wednesday. More>>

Rhinelander man gets deal in shooting uncle Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A Rhinelander man accused of shooting his uncle in the abdomen has pleaded guilty to one felony in a plea agreement, but it could be dismissed in a year, a prosecutor said Wednesday. More>>

UPDATE: Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens. More>>

Suspected meth labs found in Oneida County Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – The Oneida County Sheriff's Department says two suspected labs for making methamphetamine were discovered in the search of a rural Rhinelander home. More>>

Master artist named for 2014 Birds in Art show

WAUSAU (WAOW) – A Massachusetts wildlife artist known for a preference of sketching live birds in the field has been named master artist for the Woodson Art Museum's 39th annual Birds in Art exhibition this fall. More>>

Bucki trial day 7: Jury wraps up deliberations Video included

A jury has wrapped up deliberations for the night in the trial of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in the woods.

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Tornado drill scheduled for April 24

A statewide tornado drill is in the works later this month.
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Marathon Co. sheriff announces election plans Video included

The Marathon County Sheriff is kicking off his election campaign Wednesday.
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Wisconsin governor's race: Candidates 180 degrees apart Video included

The race for governor appears to be officially underway, although both candidates have been in campaign mode for months. More>>

Tax deadline brings relief to many Video included

April 15 is one of the more unpopular days of the year, and one of the more stressful ones for accountants. More>>

Stevens Point man sentenced to federal prison Video included

MADISON (WAOW) – A 35-year-old Stevens Point man was sentenced Tuesday to 6 ½ years in federal prison for receiving child pornography, a federal prosecutor said. More>>

Son-in-law going to prison for Social Security theft Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A Portage County man convicted of stealing his mother-in-law's Social Security checks for more than 30 years and threatening an investigator will spend the next 16 months in prison, his attorney said Tuesday. More>>

Bucki trial day 6: Bucki expected to testify in murder trial Video included

The Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in woods is expected to take the stand in his own defense. More>>

Veterans return from Never Forgotten Honor Flight Video included

Dozens of veterans are back home after a whirlwind trip on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. More>>

DNR holds annual spring hearing Video included

People across the state gathered Monday evening to learn about new hunting rules and changes to outdoor policies. More>>

Dozens of people attend Grand Avenue construction project meeting Video included

One of Wausau's busiest streets will get a makeover, More>>

Music policy set in Wausau School District Video included

The Wausau School Board has okayed a proposal designed to avoid any further controversy over Christmas music. More>>

Wausau mall parent company to sell off properties Video included

The company that owns the Wausau mall is selling some of its property. More>>

Garbage truck driver hurt in Oneida Co. rollover Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) – The driver of a garbage truck was seriously injured Monday when the vehicle rolled over on County Highway G, the Oneida County Sheriff's Department said.  More>>

Schools react to Stevens Point power outage Video included

The spring snow caused some trouble in Stevens Point Monday morning. More>>

Doctors to examine man accused of arson Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A judge on Monday ordered that a 39-year-old man Stevens Point man accused of setting his apartment on fire be examined by doctors to determine whether he was competent to stand trial. More>>

Prostitute started probe of Kronenwetter officer Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – Wausau police arrested a veteran Kronenwetter policeman after a prostitute told investigators about “several sexual encounters for money” with him, Capt. Greg Hagenbucher said Monday. More>>

UPDATE: Crews work to restore power in Stevens Point

Wisconsin Public Service crews continue to work to get power back in the Stevens Point area. Right now, 34 customers are without power. More>>

Contestants dance-off for humane society fundraiser Video included

Contestants dueled on the dance floor at the second annual Dancing for the Paws in Rothschild. Newsline 9's own Nate Barrett and Alyssa Meyer showed off their best moves. Barrett tied for second place in the competition. More>>

Bucki trial day 5: Prosecution wraps up case in Bucki murder trial Video included

MERRILL (WAOW) – The prosecution wrapped up its case Friday against a Merrill man accused of killing his estranged wife and dumping her body in some Taylor County woods.
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Bucki trial day 3: Murder suspect Mark Bucki gets emotional in court Video included

A Lincoln County man was brought to tears Wednesday for the first time during his murder trial. More>>

Lane closures in Marathon County Video included

Drivers can expect several lane closures in Marathon County this week. More>>

Power outages in Wausau area

Several thousand people are without power in the Wausau area Sunday night, according to the Wisconsin Public Service website. More>>

Trivia tournament wraps up Video included

The clock is winding down on the annual trivia contest in Stevens Point.  More>>

Water main break in Wausau Video included

Wausau Public Works crews and officers from Wausau Police Department are responding to a water main break at Prospect Avenue and Sumner Street. More>>

Unusual art exhibit promotes environmental themes Video included

Everyday objects are being made into unexpected art. More>>

National Library Week begins in Wausau Video included

The power of reading was the message behind a musical performance at the Marathon County Library Sunday. More>>

More than 90 cats compete in Wausau cat show Video included

Cat breeders and enthusiasts got their eyes on the finest cats central Wisconsin has to offer. More>>

DNR urges people to sign up for hunter education

The state Department of Natural Resources is urging people to sign up for hunter education courses soon to get a jump on the fall seasons.  More>>

Seven dead in Chile forest fire, 500 homes destroyed

Officials in the Chilean city of Valparaiso say at least seven people are dead from a fire that has destroyed 500 homes.  More>>

Youths break food drive record Video included

A Marathon County teen is inspiring others her age to give back. More>>

Festival entertains children in Marathon County Video included

Children in Marathon County enjoyed a rainy Saturday indoors. More>>

Beef prices reach highest level since 1987 Video included

The highest beef prices since 1987 are hitting the pocketbooks of home cooks and restaurant owners. More>>

Pedestrian struck, killed in Manitowoc County

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 43 in Manitowoc County.  More>>

1 man dead in Milwaukee house fire

Authorities say there were no working smoke detectors in a Milwaukee home where a fire claimed a man's life.  More>>

Thousands tune in for radio trivia contest Video included

Thousands of people are standing by their radios this weekend, frantically answering trivia questions. It's all part of the world's largest trivia contest put on by a Stevens Point radio station. More>>

Kronenwetter police officer accused of soliciting a prostitute Video included

A Kronenwetter police officer has been arrested, accused of soliciting a prostitute, Wausau police said. More>>

Hundreds of 8th graders attend career fair Video included

Central Wisconsin eighth graders checked out a variety of career paths on Friday.  More>>

Coldwater Creek in Wausau closing Video included

Another store in dowtown Wausau is closing its doors. More>>

No new restitution for ex-medical examiner

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A judge ruled Friday that any additional restitution that the former Oneida County medical examiner must pay for taking tissue from two dead people to train her cadaver dog will be decided in a civil lawsuit. More>>

UPDATE: Parent located after toddler found alone outside Video included

The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department has found the parent of a child found alone outside. More>>

Ex-deputy sheriff sentenced in sexual assault case Video included

A former Langlade County deputy sheriff was sentenced Friday to three years behind bars and seven years of extended supervision. More>>

WPS wants to retire Weston 1 generator Video included

Wisconsin Public Service Corp. said Friday it wants to shut down its oldest coal-fired electric generator near Wausau. More>>

Bucki trial day 4: Son of murder suspect: My father is innocent Video included

The son of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in the woods says his father is innocent.
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Flooding reported in Wausau

Flooding has been reported in areas of Wausau, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department. 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>>

Tomahawk PD: Raid seizes 44 marijuana plants Video included

Police say about 45 marijuana plants were seized from a Tomahawk home on Thursday. More>>

Maple syrup brings community together Video included

A Marshfield family is making maple syrup for more than just a sweet treat. 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>>

Marshfield toddler left home alone, found in street Video included

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) – A father left his 2-year-old daughter home alone early Wednesday and the child was found wandering down Marshfield's busiest street barefoot and in her pajamas about five blocks from home, police said Thursday More>>

Jefferson Award: Dorothy Duberstein Video included

A Kronenwetter woman is named the Jefferson Award winner for her volunteer efforts. More>>

"World's largest trivia contest" to start in Stevens Point Video included

Random trivia knowledge will be put to the ultimate test this weekend. More>>

Blessings in a Backpack gets $50,000 Video included

Blessings in a Backpack Blessings in a Backpack

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A program aimed at providing food for needy elementary school children in the Wausau and D.C. Everest schools will get a $50,000 grant over the next three years.  
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Wausau woman wins Big Sister honor Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – A Wausau mother has been named Big Sister of the Year for Wisconsin by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.  More>>

Weston, Schofield pass new escort service laws Video included

WESTON (WAOW) - Police in Weston and Schofield now have a new tool designed to crack down on prostitutes who advertise online as escorts. They must be licensed.  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>>

Bucki trial day 2: 911 call played for jurors Video included

MERRILL (WAOW) – The Merrill man accused of killing his wife told a police dispatcher that his wife was missing and he got texts from her that he didn't answer “because, I mean, like she's going to kill herself on most of them,” according to testimony Tuesday.

 
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Newsline 9 meteorologists judge science fair Video included

Newsline 9 meteorologists Justin Loew and Rob Duns judged an elementary school science fair Tuesday. More>>

Controversial road project in Wausau moves forward Video included

The Finance and Economic Development Committees took the next step toward approving a plan for redeveloping Thomas Street. More>>

Mosinee, Thorp cancel running water advisory Video included

Another sign of spring arriving in central Wisconsin materialized Tuesday – two cities told its water users they could stop running water from a faucet to keep underground lines from freezing. More>>

Wood Co. golf course opens, others still to come Video included

The sun is shining and that means it's time for golfers to shine their clubs and sharpen their spikes. More>>

More than two tons of animal food donated Video included

The South Wood County Humane Society got a heavy donation Tuesday. More>>

Fire danger levels rise Video included

With warmer temperatures on the way, DNR officials are warning of fire danger. More>>

Weston voters to vote on cell phone ban Video included

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Voters in the Village of Weston will cast ballots on a cell phone ban while driving. 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>>

Say goodbye to Microsoft XP Video included

Tuesday marks the end of an era for a popular computer operating system. More>>

Athletic Park renovations almost complete Video included

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

Back-to-back recount in tight mayoral race Video included

For the second election in a row, a recount will decide the next mayor of Nekoosa. More>>

New burger joint opens in Wausau Video included

A new burger joint opened Monday just in time for the college basketball national championship. More>>

Schofield water tank springs a leak; cold blamed Video included

SCHOFIELD (WAOW) - The extreme and prolonged winter cold claimed another victim Monday - an elevated water tower in Schofield. More>>

Rebuilding Wausau's Grand Ave. begins soon Video included

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - A $2.9 million construction project to resurface Wausau's Grand Avenue begins within weeks.
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Marshfield burglary suspect turns himself in Video included

A 19-year-old male suspect in multiple burglaries in the Marshfield area turned himself in late last week, according to Marshfield Police Chief Gary Jepsen. More>>

Badgers fans react to loss

Fans in Marathon County are coming to terms with the Badgers' loss Saturday night. More>>

Crews respond to fire at cheese factory Video included

Several crews responded to a fire at a cheese factory in Marathon County Sunday. The fire was in the Township of McMillan. More>>

Granite Peak skiers say goodbye to winter Video included

Sunday's warm weather signaled that it's almost time to say goodbye to a popular winter sport in north central Wisconsin. More>>

Stevens Point art festival showcases Midwest artists Video included

UW-Stevens Point celebrated the work of more than 50 artists from across the Midwest Sunday. More>>

Wausau Symphony and Band perform Video included

A central Wisconsin orchestra celebrated the start of spring with the Picnic at the Pavilion Concert at the Rothschild Pavilion on Sunday.  More>>

Man found dead after Forest County house fire

Forest County Sheriff's Department officials say 66-year-old Edward Breaker was found dead after a house fire Thursday morning. More>>

Officials: Man arrested after firing shots in tavern and home

A 23-year-old Appleton man was arrested in Shawano county after Sheriff's Department officials say he waved a firearm in a tavern and later fired a gun inside a Town of Morris home on Friday night and Saturday morning.  More>>

Gun club help veterans through turkey hunting Video included

A Portage County gun club is reaching out to veterans through turkey hunting.  More>>

Badgers fans anticipating Final Four game Video included

Badgers fever is strong in north central Wisconsin. Fans in Marathon County say they can hardly contain their excitement for Wisconsin's matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday night. "Obviously I'm going to predict that the Badgers are going to win," said Trenton Bodin of La Crosse. "I think its going to be a tough battle. It'll be close and to the end." Fans are proudly wearing their Wisconsin colors. "All red absolutely, going to put it all on the hats, everything," said Chr... More>>

UWSP museum opens doors to closed-off exhibits Video included

Families in Stevens Point were treated to an experience that only happens once a year. More>>

Children's Festival draws thousands in Marshfield Video included

Children in Marshfield had a dizzying array of options for fun and games at the Children's Festival Saturday. More>>

Marshfield landlords learn about new laws

Marshfield landlords educated themselves on recent changes to tenant laws. More>>

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