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Crocodiles found eating man's body at luxury Cancun golf course

CANCUN, Mexico – Authorities found a man’s body being eaten by crocodiles at a Mexican golf course Friday, according to Noticarible. 

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Sports Express 8/17 - Amherst takes 1st step back to Madison with 34-3 win over Merrill Video included

High school football is back in Central Wisconsin. Here's a look at some of the area scores from Friday night.

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2 shot during South Florida high school football game Video included

A high school football stadium has been evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida.

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First human case of West Nile Virus reported in Wisconsin this year Video included

Wisconsin State health officials are urging people to protect themselves against mosquito bites after the first human case of West Nile Virus was reported in the state.

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Family of missing Marshfield teen searching for answers Video included

A Marshfield family is desperately looking for answers after 17-year-old Michael Atkins went missing.

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ESPN president: National anthem won’t be broadcast for ‘Monday Night Football’ games

ESPN doesn’t plan to air the national anthem for Monday football games this season.

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'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' targets impaired driving in Wisconsin Video included

You may see more officers than normal patrolling for the next few weeks.

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Hydration key to staying safe on the football field in the summer heat Video included

Football Friday is back, but with it comes concerns of keeping the players safe in the summer heat, especially after a University of Maryland football player died from heat exhaustion earlier this summer.

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Police: Video shows suspect in Wausau hit-and-run returning to scene Video included

News 9 obtained video of the suspect in a near-deadly hit and run in Wausau earlier in July as police said she returned to the scene of the crime. 

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Statewide alert issued for missing Kronenwetter man Video included

Kronenwetter Police issued a statewide alert Friday in the search for a missing man. 

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Area cops head to Dunkin Donuts rooftops for a good cause Video included

You may have noticed police activity on roof tops in several central Wisconsin communities.

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Evers responds to aggressive attack ad Video included

A political ad paid for by the Republican Party of Wisconsin claims Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers let a teacher get away with watching pornography at school.

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Democratic party of Wisconsin protests Senate candidate in Wausau Video included

The Democratic party of Wisconsin continued their "Leah Vukimir Isn't for us Tour" and one of their stops was in Wausau on Friday. 

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Pizza Hut driver accused of stalking teen, ramming her car Video included

A 20-year-old Wausau man is facing five felony charges, after police say he rammed a teen's car, pounded on the window and climbed on the hood, according to court documents released Friday.

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Three Lakes keeps district admin. after controversial ad Video included

The Three Lakes district administrator will keep his job, after a controversial political ad aired.    

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Bicyclist hit on busy street in Wausau Video included

A bicyclist was hit by a car Friday afternoon, according to Wausau Police.

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Widespread EpiPen shortage reported in US

A warning for parents whose children use EpiPens -- a widespread shortage across the country could send kids with serious allergies-- back to school unprotected. 

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Wisconsin buildings destroyed by explosion to be removed

Buildings destroyed by a natural gas explosion in Wisconsin will be removed at the end of the month. 

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Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag - a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House. 

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Marshfield PD searching for endangered teen Video included

Marshfield Police are asking for help in locating a teenager they say may be endangered. 

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Antigo High School kicks off Sports Express A.M. Video included

Antigo High School students were up before the sun Friday morning for Sports Express A.M.

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Authorities find bodies believed to be Colorado man's missing wife and daughters

Authorities on Thursday discovered three bodies they believe to be a missing Colorado woman and her two young daughters, officials said. 

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Weather causes deadly crash in Madison

Weather was the cause of a deadly crash on the east side of Madison Friday morning, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. 

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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin plans $265M expansion

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin plans a $265 million expansion and upgrade at its campus in Wauwatosa.

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Vatican in 'shame and sorrow' over abuses in Pennsylvania

The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse "criminally and morally reprehensible" and saying Pope Francis wants to eradicate "this tragic horror." 

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Wausau firefighters to raise money for community foundation Video included

The Wausau Firefighters Community Assistance Foundation Inc. is hosting a cornhole tournament this weekend, benefiting community members when tragedy strikes.

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Rhinelander gas station thefts could be "several million dollars" - in cash Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A 39-year-old Rhinelander man routinely stole $900 in cash from Remington Oil gas stations by listing it on the books as a refund for a company credit card, a scheme that pilfered at least $79,000 since April, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday. 

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Kids learn about Marathon County agricultural history Video included

A group of grade school students went on a tour at the Woodson History Center for "Kids History Day." 

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Engebretson, Ewert make stop in Marathon County Video included

Congressional candidate Margaret Engebretson and her former primary opponent Brian Ewert visited the Marathon County Democratic Headquarters Thursday to present a unified front. 

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"K2" use becoming an issue in Wisconsin, nationwide Video included

It's called "K2" on the streets but it is more commonly known as synthetic marijuana. In the past two days more than 100 people overdosed from K2 in a Connecticut community and just a few weeks ago someone in Milwaukee died because of the fake drug.

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Police: Woman texting during Wausau hit-and-run crash Video included

A 27-year-old woman accused of hitting a pedestrian in Wausau was texting at the time of the crash, according to a newly released police report.

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Aaron Rodgers throws TD pass, Packers top Steelers 51-34

Aaron Rodgers needed just one drive to look at home in his first action at Lambeau Field in almost a year.

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Grand Theater reflects on Aretha Franklin's 2007 performance

The Grand Theater in Wausau is reflecting on the time Aretha Franklin graced the stage in 2007.

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“20/20” looks back on life and legacy of icon Aretha Franklin

Following the death of musical and cultural legend Aretha Franklin, a special edition of “20/20” reflects on the life and legacy of the “Queen of Soul” who had an iconic six-decade career spanning an array of musical genres. 

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Mosinee Festival criticized for flying Confederate flags Video included

Organizers of a festival in central Wisconsin that includes a Civil War re-enactment say they'll make changes in future events after it was criticized for flying Confederate flags at the gathering.

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StormTrack 9 intern makes TV debut Video included

A special guest gave the forecast on News 9 at 11 a.m. Thursday.

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Body of missing Colorado woman found

Authorities say they have found the body of a pregnant Colorado woman reported missing this week and believe they know where the bodies of her two children are. 

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A teacher battling cancer ran out of sick days. School employees showered him with theirs.

The chemotherapy dripped through a catheter in his chest. Cancer patient Robert Goodman had burned through his paid sick days while undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer.

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Melania Trump to address cyberbullying summit in Maryland

Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland next week.

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Conservative Hagedorn joins Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Conservative state appeals court Judge Brian Hagedorn is running for Wisconsin Supreme Court, setting up a contest with liberal-backed Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer. 

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Wausau Fire Dept. gets calls about Possom Festival in Wausau, FL Video included

Concerns over an event where people shake possums has caused some confusion in Central Wisconsin. 

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Aretha Franklin, 'Queen of Soul,' has died

Aretha Franklin, aka the 'queen of soul,' has died, according to the Associated Press.

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Jury to begin deliberating in Manafort financial fraud trial

Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort.

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House fire closes Old Hwy 51 for several hours Video included

A driver reported seeing smoke at a house on Old Highway 51 In Mosinee around 5:30 P.M. Wednesday afternoon.

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Wausau downtown parking changes approved for fall 2018 Video included

Wausau downtown parking changes approved. Wednesday evening the Wausau City Council approved changes to downtown parking.

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Stevens Point man boasts impressive collection frozen in time Video included

Walk into Mike Okray's house in Stevens Point, and you'll immediately feel many pairs of eyes watching you. 

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77-year-old woman speaks out about financial abuse scam Video included

A 77-year-old woman from Stevens Point is speaking out after someone claimed to be her granddaughter and tried to steal thousands of dollars from her. 

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Countdown to Kickoff: Marshfield Video included

Our next countdown to kickoff segment finds us in Marshfield to check out the Tigers.

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Countdown to Kickoff: Marathon Video included

Next up in our countdown to kickoff segment, we head to Marathon to check in on the Red Raiders.

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UPDATE Rhinelander gas station thefts could be "several million dollars" Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A 39-year-old Rhinelander man routinely stole $900 in cash from Remington Oil gas stations by listing it on the books as a refund for a company credit card, a scheme that took at least $79,000 since April, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.

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State agency seeing "influx" of complaints about fake IRS calls

MADISON (WAOW) - A state agency is warning consumers about fake IRS phone calls after "seeing an influx in reports," authorities said Wednesday. 

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Schofield neighbors continue to fear for future of homes Video included

In April, a group of Schofield neighbors discovered that Canadian National Railway owned part of their land. Four months later, they still are trying to figure out what that means.

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The 130th Lincoln County Fair is underway in Merrill Video included

MERRILL (WAOW) - The gates are open for the 130th annual Lincoln County Fair in Merrill.

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Adams County clerk suspected in connection with data breach Video included

Adams County officials are trying to remove the county clerk from office, after she's suspected in connection with a data breach. 

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Deal to sell Wausau bar and restaurant falls through; it will reopen Video included

Some seven weeks after announcing it would be sold, Hiawatha Lounge is ready to reopen after the deal fell through, the bar and restaurant said on its Facebook page.

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Phillips man pleads no contest to two felonies in stabbing fight Video included

MEDFORD (WAOW) - A 25-year-old Phillips man pleaded no contest Wednesday to two felonies following a fight witnessed by children that left a Medford man with at least two stab wounds, according to online Taylor County court records. 

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Green Bay man pleads not guilty in child sex assault at Wausau motel Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 28-year-old Wisconsin National Guard soldier accused of sexually assaulting a Lincoln County boy he met online pleaded not guilty Wednesday, according to Marathon County court records. 

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Wausau Boys & Girls Club leader resigning Video included

The executive director of the Wausau Area Boys & Girls Club is set to step down.

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Aerosmith announces Vegas residency

CNN--"Walk This Way" towards Las Vegas -- if you want to hear Aerosmith live.   

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Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) -- People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor.  

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Man arrested in Appleton suspected of human trafficking in 9 states

A man being held in the Outagamie County Jail is accused of human trafficking in nine states, including Wisconsin.

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Trump tweets support to Wisconsin's Republican primary winners

President Donald Trump voiced his strong support for Republican winners in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race and the contest to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Turnout in Wisconsin primary highest since 2002

Turnout in Wisconsin's primary that saw hotly contested races among both Democrats and Republicans is the highest since 2002.

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Three businesses damaged in downtown Waukesha fire

Fire that may have started with a discarded cigarette damaged three downtown Waukesha businesses. 

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Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records: 'diverse'

Germany's Cabinet has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a Supreme Court ruling. 

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Turkish politician blaming US for financial crisis

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies. 

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Incumbent, Spiros, defeats Mosinee mayor in 86th Assembly race Video included

Representative John Spiros is one step closer to serving another term in the 86th Assembly.

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Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker Video included

Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers, a cancer survivor known for his even-keeled demeanor, won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November as he seeks a third term.

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Jaworski thrilled with 7th place finish at world meet

Flying to Finland and competing in the IAAF World U20 Championships as a member of Team USA was a dream come true for Brooke Jaworski.

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2018 Primary Election Results

Election results are coming in! Click here for the latest updates on each of the races as the numbers come in throughout the evening.

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Turned away at first, Wausau woman finally casts her ballot Video included

Voter registration can be confusing and one Wausau woman had to go to the polls twice to cast her ballot.

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Shawano Co. authorities searching for man, 26, missing from Birnamwood Video included

The Shawano County Sheriff's Department says it is searching for a 26-year-old Birnamwood man missing since Aug. 7.

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Braun hits 2 HRs, Chacin goes 7 as Brewers beat Cubs 7-0

Ryan Braun hit two of Milwaukee's four homers, Jhoulys Chacin struck out 10 in seven innings and the Brewers cut into Chicago's NL Central lead with a 7-0 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday. 

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Four running for Wood County sheriff in Tuesday's primary Video included

Two Republicans and two Democrats with deep law enforcement credentials want to replace Wood County Sheriff Thomas Reichert in Tuesday's primary election.

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DA: Plover mom abused her 10-month-old child at hospital Video included

A Plover mom was caught on surveillance video tampering with her child's feeding tube at Marshfield Medical Center, according to court documents.

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Margaret Engebretson wins 7th Congressional District race Video included

Two democrats are vying to take on U.S. Representative Sean Duffy for the 7th Congressional District.

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Water main break closes road in Wausau

A water main break shut down a road in Wausau and left residents without water Tuesday afternoon.

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Trane Co. union members walking the picket line

Union members are walking the picket line at the Trane Co. in La Crosse.

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AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not Video included

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

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The Latest: Elections officials: Voting system secure

The Latest on Wisconsin’s primary election (all times local)

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Alert issued for salads, wraps due to parasite concern

Consumers have been warned by federal health officials not to purchase over two dozen salad and wrap products available in major grocery chains due to concerns about possible parasite contamination.

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Organizers say Madison police won't participate in Pride Parade

Madison law enforcement groups won't be marching in the upcoming Pride Parade after receiving pushback from the LGBT community, according to the event's organizers.

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Stalking incident leads to crash in Wausau Video included

A stalking incident sent one person to the hospital in Wausau Monday evening.

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AAA Wisconsin partnering with first responders to help kids in crisis Video included

RIB MOUNTAIN (WAOW) - American Automobile Association Wisconsin is joining with Wausau area first responders to help children facing a crisis in their lives in a partnership called "Reach-A-Child." 

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Milwaukee police shoot, kill man on city's south side Video included

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police have shot and killed a 48-year-old man on the city's south side.

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Merrill businesses hiding painted rocks and some have prizes Video included

You may have seen some painted rocks around Merrill and if you find one, it may come with a reward.

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Rusk County deputy fatally shoots man during altercation Video included

A Rusk County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man after an altercation at a home over the weekend. 

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Merrill leaders say mental health is new focus against school violence Video included

Mental health training and a safety intervention team are new tools the Merrill Area Public School District will use this school year.

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Countdown to Kickoff: Rhinelander Video included

Tonight's Countdown to Kickoff takes us to Rhinelander to take a look at the Hodags.

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What you need to know to vote Tuesday Video included

Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for the 2018 August Primary Election. 

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Life in prison for two men convicted in Lac du Flambeau man's execution-style murder Video included

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HURLEY (WAOW) - A judge Monday sentenced two men convicted in the execution-style murder of a Lac du Flambeau man late last year to life in prison with no possibility of parole, authorities said.

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Army soldier pleads not guilty in 2016 fatal shooting near UWSP Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - Two years after the shooting death of a man near the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus in a deal over $7,200 worth of pot that went bad, the 23-year-old roommate of the man killed pleaded not guilty Monday to felony murder, according to online Portage County court records. 

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Wausau School Board changes bullying policy Video included

The Wausau School Board changed its policy on bullying Monday evening.

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Dehumidifier blamed for Manitowoc fire

Firefighters say a dehumidifier caught fire, damaging a Manitowoc home Sunday morning.

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WRPD: Social media post was a false alarm

The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department says a post going around on social media about a child trafficking arrest is fake. 

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Stevens Point "suspicious vehicle" ends up being good Samaritan Video included

The case of a suspicious vehicle in Stevens Point early Sunday morning has been solved. What some on social media thought was a possible kidnapping suspect turns out to be someone trying to do a good deed.

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Judge will rule on 1982 Minocqua homicide case Video included

A judge will hear and rule on the evidence of a 1982 Minocqua cold-case of a 69-year-old man who says he didn't kill his wife, according to online Oneida County court records.

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Man injured after fall from steel bridge in Waupaca County

A 44-year-old man was airlifted to a Neenah hospital after falling from a steel girder bridge at the Symco Car Show grounds. 

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Walker reacts to Trump's call for Harley boycott

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is reacting to President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson by saying he wants the company to prosper in the state.

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Volunteers get ready to donate 50,000 lbs of items to Central America

From Central Wisconsin all the way down to the bottom of Central America, thousands of donations will be shipped. 

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Republican Senate, Democratic governor candidates make push

Democratic candidates for governor along with Republicans running for U.S. Senate were making a final push across Wisconsin the day before the primary.

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Students from Newtown, Parkland march together

Students from Parkland, Florida, and Newtown, Connecticut, teamed up for the final leg of a nationwide bus tour to protest gun violence and the policies of the National Rifle Association. 

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UPDATE: Crews battled structure fire for hours Video included

A Marathon County family was forced out of their home due to a fire early Monday morning.

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President Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott Video included

President Donald Trump is backing calls for a Harley-Davidson boycott amid an ongoing steel tariff dispute.

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Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft Video included

It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn.

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'Wausau Rocks' spreading smiles throughout the community Video included

"Wausau Rocks" is a group on Facebook taking the community by storm.

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Albies' homer in 7th lifts Braves past Brewers 8-7

Ozzie Albies led off the seventh inning with a tiebreaking homer, one of three hit by Atlanta, and the Braves overcame 19 hits by Milwaukee to beat the Brewers 8-7 on Sunday. 

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Wisconsin officer rolls squad car during failed PIT maneuver Video included

A police officer was pulled from a squad car after it rolled over during a failed PIT maneuver while attempting to stop a speeding driver on Sunday morning, a statement from the Greenfield Police Department said.

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Small plane crashes near Beloit airport, 3 people injured Video included

A small plane has crashed just after taking off from Beloit Airport Sunday morning.

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Hundreds gather for annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Video included

Hundreds of people made their way to downtown Wausau Sunday morning for the 9th annual Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure.' 

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Stevens Point PD looking for possible suspicious vehicle Video included

The Stevens Point Police Department is asking for the public's help in information related to an alleged incident that happened early Sunday morning.

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Museum to honor Green Bay Packers' first black players Video included

A Wisconsin museum is highlighting the contribution of the Green Bay Packers' first African-American players in a new exhibit, as the team the gears up to celebrate their centenary in professional football.

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NASA: Best meteor shower of the year happening this weekend Video included

Look up this weekend and you'll likely be treated with multiple "shooting stars" zooming across the night sky.

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Man arrested for OWI after slamming into Dollar General

A Dollar General store in Darlington remains closed after police say a drunk driver struck the building, causing significant damage. 

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UPDATE: Man considered armed and dangerous taken into custody in Wausau Video included

Freddie Henderson was taken into custody Sunday evening after an hours long manhunt.

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Balloon release for missing Langlade Co. girl Video included

Family and friends gathered in Antigo to release balloons in hopes of one day bringing home Kayla Berg.

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Moustakas gets big hit in 8th, Brewers rally past Braves 4-2

ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Moustakas hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, Josh Hader recorded a two-inning save and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night.    Atlanta began the game leading the NL East by one percentage point and had won nine of 12. Milwaukee snapped a two-game skid and pulled within two games of the NL Central lead. 

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Wisconsin farmers head to New York for 'Dairy Together Movement' Video included

Farmers from across the Wisconsin are leaving their cattle for a few days to head to New York for the ’Dairy Together Movement.’

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AP FACT CHECK: Walker right on Wisconsin prison population

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker spent much of the week before Tuesday's primary election protesting some of his Democratic opponents' hopes to reduce the state's prison population.

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Merrill firefighter helps with western wildfires Video included

Merrill firefighter/EMT Rick Sparks has been in Nevada since early August to help battle wildfires.

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Latest: Brief confrontation between UVA students, police Video included

A confrontation between police officers in riot gear and demonstrators on the University of Virginia campus appeared to be de-escalating after a tense few minutes of shouting.

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Man injured after motorcycle crash in Waupaca Co. Video included

A man was taken to the hospital after crashing his motorcycle into a tree, according to officials.

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TV show covers 1994 murder of 12-year-old Waupaca girl

Labor Day 1994 is a day many Americans take the chance to enjoy the last bit of summer.

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Weston restaurant holds fundraiser for hit and run victim Video included

The Jig in Weston held a fundraiser for Molly Viehweg, a 22-year-old hit by a car in July.

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Wisconsin man dies in crash in southern Vermont

Vermont State Police say a Wisconsin man has died in a crash in Dorset earlier this week.

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Man dies after swallowing heroin following federal raid Video included

Authorities say a 60-year-old man died after he and others apparently swallowed packets of heroin during a federal drug bust on homes on Milwaukee's north side.

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God could return to Alabama schools, in form of trust motto

As Alabama students adjust to a new school year, some public schools are considering putting up "In God We Trust" displays.

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse pushes for reusable straws Video included

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is moving toward replacing plastic straws with reusable straws at dining locations on campus.

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The Latest: Plane stolen by airline ground service agent Video included

Airline officials say the man who stole a plane from Sea-Tac International Airport is believed to be a ground service agent.

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Burlington police officer under investigation Video included

A Burlington police sergeant is under investigation for an incident that took place on or about July 29.

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Fire damages Stevens Point apartment Video included

A fire damaged an apartment building in Stevens Point early Saturday morning.

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16 charged in Fond du lac cocaine conspiracy ring

 FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - Sixteen people have been charged in a major drug trafficking ring in eastern Wisconsin. 

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Wisconsin woman dies after puppy lick Video included

A Wisconsin woman died after an infection doctors believe was from a bacteria transferred when her puppy licked her.

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Central Wisconsin Marine surprises family with "covert" return home Video included

A young man surprised his father and grandfather Friday evening after returning home from deployment overseas.

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President approves disaster declaration for six WI counties Video included

A major disaster declaration has been approved by the President for six Wisconsin counties, according to Governor Scott Walker.

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Countdown to Kickoff: Edgar Video included

Our countdown to kickoff heads to one of the state's most dominant programs in recent years. The Edgar Wildcats are led by their Head Coach Jerry Sinz, who begins his 45th year at the helm. 

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Schools adapt as technology changes teacher-student communication Video included

An app called "Remind" is changing the way students can communicate with their teachers, and more and more schools are adopting the practice in Central Wisconsin.

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Strong reaction to former state Corrections Secretary's tell-all book Video included

Wisconsin's former Corrections Secretary releases his "tell-all" book accusing Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel of "driving him to the edge of suicide." 

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Jury awards millions to man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer.

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UPDATE: Gov. Walker weighs in on controversial ad with Oneida Co. school district Video included

A recent ad for Governor Scott Walker's campaign put The Three Lakes School district in hot water.  

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'Slender Man' movie opens in central Wisconsin, draws criticism Video included

A horror movie based on the fictional character 'Slender Man' hit the big screen, and the showing is drawing controversy.

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DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on Friday.

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Stevens Point unveils new overnight parking regulations

Changes are taking effect for overnight parking procedures in Stevens Point.

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Shooting victim is Milwaukee's ninth in as many days

Three people were shot at a Milwaukee gas station, including one man who died, making his death the city's ninth homicide in as many days.

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OSHA investigating Wausau chemical lab explosion Video included

After a chemical explosion at a local lab, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking deeper into the matter.

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Person of interest in Stevens Point attack arrested for burglary Video included

A person of interest has been named in July 1 attack of a 28-year-old woman who was beaten while walking home from downtown, according to the Stevens Point Police Department.  

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Roofer Charged in Circular Saw Killing Said He Was Teased

A roofer accused of killing a co-worker with a circular saw in western Wisconsin told authorities he was being teased and thought he was being drugged.

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Hunter Renfroe homers in 4th straight game as Padres win

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Hunter Renfroe hit a go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning, his fourth straight game with a home run, and the San Diego Padres rallied for an 8-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. The Padres trailed 4-2 entering the ninth, but rallied against Brewers relievers Corey Knebel and Joakim Soria. 

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Mariota looks sharp for Titans; Packers' Adams goes deep

 GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Marcus Mariota looked sharp orchestrating yet another new offensive system for the Tennessee Titans.    Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams needed just one series to show he was in midseason form. They had impressive preseason debuts before the Packers pulled away in a matchup of the backups for a 31-17 win on Thursday night. 

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Atlanta school: No more Pledge of Allegiance to start day

Students at an Atlanta school will no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance to start their school day. 

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NWS 'fairly confident' tornado hit Deerfield industrial building Video included

Weather experts are likely to report a tornado in Deerfield Thursday. 

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Three Lakes Schools change policy over Walker political ad Video included

An Oneida County school district decides to change its policy on political partisanship thanks for a political ad featuring some of its staff members. 

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Clark Co. group begins selling hemp under state pilot program Video included

On Hewett Street in Neillsville, the Degenhardt family set up their hemp shop. 

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Wood County gearing up for busiest primary night election Video included

Wood County will have the most names on the ballot than any other county in central Wisconsin.

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Doctors Foster & Smith pharmacy to close Video included

Doctors Foster & Smith pharmacy in Rhinelander, owned by Petco, is closing, according to Petco's media relations team. 

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Parents turn in teen wanted in at least 10 Milwaukee carjackings, police say

The parents of a Milwaukee boy suspected of being involved in at least 10 carjackings around the city turned their son into authorities, police confirmed to WISN, our sister station.

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Contractor crushed to death on Sheboygan construction site

A 22-year-old contractor died Thursday morning after being pinned between heavy equipment and a wall during construction of the new Meijer store, officials said.

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Man flown to hospital after stove explosion in Shawano Co. Video included

One man was flown to the hospital after a gas stove explosion in Shawano County, according to the Tigerton Fire Department.

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Pence calls for creation of Space Force by 2020

Vice President Mike Pence called Thursday for the establishment of a Space Force by 2020, while also announcing immediate steps the Department of Defense would take to reform how the military approaches space. 

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Rusk County home, restaurant destroyed in explosion

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A family in a tiny village in Rusk County has lost their home and livelihood in an explosion and fire. 

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CVS nasal spray recalled amid fears of ‘microbiological contamination’

A nasal spray sold at CVS is being recalled after concerns the product could be contaminated, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

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Top five things voters should know for Election Day Video included

The 2018 Partisan Primary Election just around the corner.

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Prosecutors present more evidence of fraud in Manafort case

The cross-examination of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's protege ended after the defense renewed its attack on Rick Gates' credibility.

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The Latest: Flynn broadens attacks to Roys, Mitchell

The Latest on Democratic gubernatorial candidate forum.

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Three HRs in first lift Brewers past Padres

Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames hit consecutive first-inning homers to spoil the debut of San Diego's Brett Kennedy and propel the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-4 victory over the Padres on Wednesday night. 

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates have final debate Video included

Seven Democrats running for the chance to challenge Governor Scott Walker made one last pitch to voters before the primary election. 

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Man embarks on "Tour de Briq's" across Wisconsin Video included

One man, originally from Wisconsin, displays his dedication to Briq's Soft Serve by eating ice cream at all eight of the business locations over the course of two days.

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NY congressman to remain on ballot despite inside-trading charges

NEW YORK (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins says he will remain on the ballot running for re-election in New York as he fights charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. 

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Countdown to Kickoff: Wausau East Video included

Wausau East has had its fair share of rough years on the football field, winning just a single game in the last three seasons, but the Lumberjacks are hoping to turn over a new leaf this year.  

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Countdown to Kickoff: Wausau West Video included

The Wausau West Warriors haven't had much success in the last few years, finishing last in the VFA West in 2017.

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Efforts continue to address water quality in Portage Co. Video included

One in four people can't drink their well water in Portage County, and local officials have been fighting for clean drinking water for years.

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Teen endures extreme bullying in Wausau School District Video included

A group of girls at the John Muir Middle School tried their best to make sure 14-year-old Olivia Heuser's last year of middle school was a nightmare. 

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DNR wants your help tracking deer Video included

Between now and the end of September, the Wisconsin DNR is asking for your help tracking deer. 

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New chemical storage bins to help curb meth-cleanup costs Video included

Busting one meth lab can cost $3,000, according to Attorney General Brad Schimel. 

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Elderly woman crashes into Schofield eye care center Video included

An elderly woman accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and drove into 20/20 Vision, according to Everest Metro Police Department Sgt. Sam Stroik.

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News 9 set to host Packers preseason action

Are you ready for some football? 

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Marathon County Crime Stoppers: Bicyclist hit by driver who flees Video included

TOWN OF EMMET (WAOW) - Marathon County investigators are searching for the driver of an SUV who hit a bicyclist and never stopped.

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Female suspect heads to trial in Minocqua nurse attack Video included

The woman charged with trying to attack a physician's assistant in Minocqua will head to trial after pleading not guilty in court Wednesday, according to court records. 

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Mosinee school superintendent resigns Video included

The Mosinee school superintendent has resigned, the board president reported Wednesday. 

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Athens teenager killed in weekend rollover crash Video included

HAMBURG (WAOW) - An Athens teenager died when the car he was driving drifted off a rural road into a ditch, struck a culvert, went airborne, "began flipping" and ended up in a field on its roof, according to Marathon County Sheriff Department reports reviewed Wednesday. 

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Three Adams Co. beaches closed due to water conditions

While there's plenty of sunshine to enjoy this summer, Adams County residents won't be able to do so on several beaches anytime soon.

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DA: Man offered Xbox, $500 for oral sex with Merrill boy he met online

A 28-year-old Wisconsin National Guard soldier is charged with sexually assaulting a Lincoln County boy that he met online, according to Marathon County court records.

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Group of teens arrested on multiple drug charges Video included

Five Wisconsin teenagers find themselves behind bars after allegedly trying to mail drugs to a home in Adams County.

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Parent: Boy who fell at Rib Mtn. Quarry out of hospital Video included

The boy, 16, who fell at the Rib Mountain State Park Quarry has been released from the hospital and is at home recovering, according to one of his parents.

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Democratic candidates for governor gather days before vote

The eight Democratic candidates for governor are gathering for likely the last time just days before Tuesday's primary.

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Aaron Rodgers to NFL players: Ignore Trump's jabs

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said in an NFL.com column posted Tuesday afternoon that players should ignore comments from President Donald Trump, and he called it "absolutely beautiful" that basketball star LeBron James recently did just that. 

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GARDEN GOODIES: Blackberry pie Video included

Chief Meteorologist served up a delicious dessert to the Wake Up Wisconsin crew for this week's Garden Goodies.

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Federal report shows concerns over Madison's VA Hospital

A new federal report finds Madison's Veterans Hospital provided deficient care for a patient who killed himself after being discharged last year.

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Bus companies searching for new drivers Video included

With the start of the school year just around the corner, bus companies around the country are looking for more drivers. 

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Gov. Walker: 'No value' to visiting state prisons Video included

Gov. Scott Walker says he's yet to visit a prison in Wisconsin and he doesn't plan to if he's re-elected because "there's no value" in him doing so. 

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Suspects convicted in murder at Madison restaurant

Two men were convicted in the death of a man who died during a holdup at a Madison restaurant. 

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My Team Triumph benefit concert held in Wausau Video included

About 200 people gathered on the 400 Block in Downtown Wausau Tuesday evening for a benefit concert to support My Team Triumph.

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Volunteers gear up for the 2018 Komen Central Wisconsin Race for the Cure Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)-- Volunteers gathered in the  Central Wisconsin Race for the Cure headquarters in the  Wausau Center mall Tuesday.  

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Former Wisconsin Woodchuck wins 'Bachelorette' Video included

We have a winner! Former Wausau Woodchucks player Garrett Yrigoyen won 'The Bachelorette' Monday night.

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"High in Plain Sight" highlights drug trends in Marathon County Video included

Trends and drug use among teens are changing, and drug experts are holding "High in Plain Sight" training Tuesday and Wednesday to help educate the community on what those changes are.

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Oneida Co. Sheriff Race: Incumbent vs. Sgt. vs. Medical Examiner Video included

Current Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman faces two challengers next week: one of his sergeants, Greg Gardner, and the Oneida County Medical Examiner, Larry Mathein.  

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Wausau man sent to prison for 4 1/2 years for Sugar Shack robbery Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 23-year-old Wausau man was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for robbing an ice cream shop more than three years ago, according to online Marathon County court records. 

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Countdown to Kickoff: Stratford Video included

Today we take a look at a dominant D5 school out of the Marawood Conference as part of our Countdown to Kickoff coverage. 

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Wisconsin Rapids community raising money for memorial playground Video included

A Wood County community is trying to raise money for a playground, in memory of two children, whose lives were taken by tragedy.

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Wausau jogger hit by car out of coma; friend says she is a forgiving woman Video included

Twenty days after being hit by a car that sped away, leaving her unconscious and bleeding on a Wausau street, a 22-year-old jogger is no longer in a medically induced coma and is breathing on her own, friends said Tuesday.

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