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Ex-Wausau businessman gets 11 years in prison

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A former Wausau businessman was sentenced to 11 years in prison Wednesday for racketeering, fraud and theft involving at least $1 million following a plea deal that resolved prosecutions in Marathon and Waupaca counties.

Kronenwetter police: Vandals causing problems

KRONENWETTER (WAOW) – Kronenwetter police say officers will be patrolling parks and streets more closely following a string of vandalism and thefts of road signs that has cost the village thousands of dollars in repairs and cleanup

UPDATE: Star Lake woman dies in rescuing boy Video included

EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) – A 47-year-old woman who tried to rescue a young boy in trouble while swimming has died of an apparent drowning, the Vilas County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.


Wausau mayor announces action plan for city's government

Wausau mayor Jim Tipple announced an action plan to review the city's three branches of government.

Wausau park attack suspect skips court; search is on

Police are now looking for a Wausau man accused of attacking a woman at a park. This comes after he did not show up in court Wednesday.

Walker seeks federal disaster aid due to winter cold

MADISON (WAOW) – Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he has requested a federal disaster declaration for eight counties, including Marathon, Clark and Wood, because the severe winter cold caused unexpected damages.

Red Cross in need of blood donations

The Red Cross is asking for your help to prevent a blood shortage.

Former workers rebound after mill closure Video included

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

Man injured by hay bale in rural Marathon County

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

Former Wausau area school to be demolished

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

Health officials provide tips to avoid heat stroke Video included

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

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

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

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

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Merrill police report a rash of car break-ins has occurred in the city.

A deal is in the works to save the Cedar Creek Mall Video included

 A deal is in the works that could save the Cedar Creek Mall. The Rothschild Village President confirms to Newsline 9 a new owner is expected to take over the mall Wednesday.

Rhinelander college gets $1.9 million state grant Video included

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

Police: Teen with gun at store sought quick attention

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

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

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

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