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Dozens of people hit the water while overcoming obstacles Video included

Hitting the water is a popular summertime activity. But for some, it's nearly impossible and only a dream. That's why one local group has taken it into their own hands to make that dream a reality.

Cooler temperatures hit central Wisconsin this summer Video included

It's almost the send off to summertime. As the season wraps up, we've seen cooler temperatures here in central Wisconsin.  

Four hurt - 3 of them teens - in Stratford crash Video included

STRATFORD (WAOW) – Stratford Police Chief Cory Schillinger says four people --- three of them teenagers – were hurt in a “near head-on” crash Wednesday afternoon.

3 finalists picked for Stevens Point fire chief Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – Three finalists have been picked to become the next Stevens Point fire chief, and one is the department's current interim chief.

Trial ordered in Wausau embezzlement case Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - The former executive director of the Wausau Area Builders Association accused of embezzling nearly $170,000 from the group was ordered to stand trial Wednesday.

Coal truck spills and blocks Wood County highway

PORT EDWARDS (WAOW) – A semi-truck loaded with tons of coal tipped over Wednesday, spilling the coal into the ditch and blocking state Highway 54 for several hours, authorities said.

What's next for Patriot Center and Cedar Creek Mall?

An announcement coming next week could reveal more information about who will take over and run the Cedar Creek Mall and Patriot Center in Rothschild.

UPDATE: New photo released of Weston bank robbery suspect Video included

Police say they are following up on tips in the investigation into a Marathon County bank Robbery that happened Friday.

UPDATE: Sketch released for suspect in attempted sexual assault Video included

An 18-year-old woman told authorities she was able to “kick and bite” a man, escape from his pickup truck and flee into a cornfield after he attempted to sexually assault her, the Waupaca County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.

Teens lead officers on high speed chase Video included

Three teens have been arrested after a drug bust and a multi-county car chase, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.

Woodson Art Museum hosts Family Fest Video included

Children are getting hands-on with art in Wausau.

Anterless deer tags go on sale for Marathon Co. area Video included

Anxious hunters are gearing up for the start of deer season.On Tuesday, anterless deer tags went on sale for all weapon types in the Central Farmland Zone, which includes Marathon County.

Big name retailer coming to Wausau Video included

A big name retailer has its eyes on a spot in Wausau, according to city council members.

UPDATE: Man pleads not guilty in 1984 death Video included

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A central Wisconsin man now in prison for burglary has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife three decades ago.

"New" SentryWorld has auction for first golfers Video included

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - An online auction started Tuesday to determine the first 72 golfers who get to tee off at the newly renovated SentryWorld.

Wood Co. beaches closed due to E. coli Video included

Three Wood County beaches are now closed because of high E. coli counts, according to the Wood County Health Department.

Marshfield Clinic leader resigns Video included

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - The executive director of Marshfield Clinic has resigned and plans to return to taking care of patients.

Heavy rain causes headaches for one town Video included

One central Wisconsin town was hit hard by the rain Monday evening. Residents saw flooded streets and downed trees and power lines there.

School supplies become more high tech for school year Video included

It still may be summer, but school supplies are already filling stores in central Wisconsin. 

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    "STAND UP TO CANCER" Airs Friday, September 5th!

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    "STAND UP TO CANCER" Returns to Primetime for its 3rd Star-Studded Broadcast Friday, Sept. 7! Oscar-Winning Actress GWYNETH PALTROW to executive producer with Emmy Award Winner JOEL GALLEN. LIVE! One-hour Fundraising Event to air commercial-free simultaneously on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and CABLE. Watch 7pm on WFXS, FOX55!

     

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