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Wausau lawmaker announces re-election bid

WAUSAU (WAOW) – State Rep. Mandy Wright announced Wednesday that she will seek re-election to a second term.

Nekoosa man convicted of killing sister's kitten

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - A 25-year-old Nekoosa man was convicted Wednesday of killing his sister's kitten after he became upset because she wasn't home last fall.

UPDATE: Gunman arrested after taking hostage in Wittenberg Video included

A 28-year-old gunman held a fast food worker hostage for about an hour Tuesday in Wittenberg, let him go unharmed and then surrendered himself about an hour later without incident, Shawano County Sheriff Randall Wright said.

Nerf gun scare in Wausau Video included

Wausau police dealt with a false alarm Tuesday night.

Wausau's Thomas Street project moves forward Video included

Wausau's Thomas Street project is out of the brainstorming phase.

No decision reached on Wausau mall's rent payment Video included

The Wausau City Council has decided not to do anything right now about giving the Wausau Center mall a break on rent.

Two hurt in Portage County crash Video included

Two people were hurt in a Portage County crash Tuesday.

Wausau businesses recognized in award ceremony Video included

Some Wausau-area businesses were recognized Tuesday morning at the Small Business Awards.

Campus reacts to students death in Portage Co. crash Video included

UW Stevens Point students and staff are mourning the loss of two lives that were taken too soon.

Family refuses to give up hope in search for missing dogs Video included

A central Wisconsin family refuses to give up searching for their dogs. The Dundore's two German shepherds went missing from Birnamwood in January.

Fire in utility closet threatens Wausau apartments Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – A fire that started in what was described as a utility closet threatened an apartment complex Tuesday afternoon but caused no damage to any apartments, fire officials said.  .

Deputies: Two UWSP students die in motorcycle crash Video included

Authorities say two UW-Stevens Point seniors died in a Portage County motorcycle crash Monday afternoon.

UPDATE: Woman escapes Wausau fire Video included

The Wausau Fire Department says a woman escaped a house fire in the 700 block of Washington Street Tuesday morning.

Escort ordinance moves forward in Wausau Video included

Wassail is one step closer to forcing escort services to be licensed.

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