We have new information about the resignation of the Rothschild fire chief. Marc Hill sent in his resignation letter Friday, but was left in the dark days before the resignation.
STRATFORD (WAOW) – Two people were hurt Tuesday afternoon in a two-car crash near Stratford, the Marathon County Sheriff's Department said.
A Marathon County Sheriff's Department captain shot himself in the hand while he was cleaning his handgun, according to department officials.
WAUSAU (WAOW) – Marathon County now owns and is cleaning up the rural Wausau property where a man was killed in January after rigging his home to explode, authorities said Tuesday.
An Australian couple took micro-surgery to the extreme, spending hundreds of dollars to save their beloved goldfish.
A respiratory virus that targets children could be in Wisconsin.
RINGLE (WAOW) - Agricultural officials are expecting a spike in Wisconsin's corn harvest this year.
If you see purple donuts in Dunkin Donuts this week, don't be alarmed.
It's not every day a song at the top of the pop music charts becomes an educational experience. But the Amherst School District has done just that.
A new restaurant opened its doors in Weston.
MERRILL (WAOW) – Eight motorcycle riders – six of them women – were hurt in motorcycle crashes that occurred during Tomahawk's 33rd annual fall motorcycle ride for muscular dystrophy, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department reported Monday.
ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) – The fire chief in Rothschild has resigned, authorities said Friday.
CRANDON (WAOW) - One of four people accused of beating and torturing a man who was left in the woods as the attackers expected wolves to devour him reached a plea deal with prosecutors and was sentenced to nine months in jail Monday, according to online court records.
STEVENS POINT (WAOW)--250 people laced up their walking shoes Sunday to support multiple sclerosis In Stevens Point.
LINCOLN CO. (WAOW)-- Lincoln County Sheriff's authorities say a motorcycle crash involving two bikes on County Highway A was called in this morning a little after 9:00 am.
X marked the spot this weekend for people on the hunt for a bargain.
The annual Maple Fall Fest is a Marshfield tradition the community can always count on to welcome in autumn.
The 33rd Fall Ride has come to a close.
Get your napkins out. The sun warmed everything up Saturday in time for Merrill's Pork in the Park event.
The brisk Saturday morning air didn't stop more than 150 runners from getting out to help the Wausau School Foundation.
The Wings Over Wausau event put owls, falcons, crows and vultures on display at the Grand Theater Saturday afternoon.
As the calendar flips to fall and the days get cooler, some summer fun may be ending but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do.
One person is dead after a crash in Shawano County.
TOMAHAWK (WAOW)--Motorcycle riders are revving their engines through Tomahawk for the annual Fall Ride, but the event wasn't always a tradition for thousands.
After a number of motorcycle-related crashes in the area, drivers and riders are putting safety first while hitting the roads in Tomahawk.
The Minnesota Vikings benched Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse.
ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) – It could be two months before investigators know what caused the death of a 49-year-old man found dead in a motel room last weekend, the Marathon County Medical Examiner's office said Friday.
A motorcyclist was seriously hurt in a crash with an SUV Friday morning, according to the Tomahawk Fire Department.
One woman is injured after a two-motorcycle crash in Lincoln County, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.
A baby bear was caught playing with a flag stick on a Canadian golf course.
Three children were on a school bus when it crashed with a car in Wausau, according to Wausau Fire Department officials.
The Wisconsin Nicaragua Partner group has collected more than 50,000 pounds of donations to send overseas.
A K9 with the Wausau Police Department has died.
MARATHON CITY (WAOW)-- Firefighters came together to remember the fallen of 9/11.
A husband and wife, one a Packers fan, the other a Vikings fan, are biking from the Twin Cities to Lambeau Field to help fight hunger.
A small crowd in a Northwoods town paused to remember those killed in the 9-11 attacks.
Motorcyclists have begun arriving in the Northwoods for Tomahawk's annual fall ride.
SHAWANO (WAOW) – A dead crow in Shawano County has tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus, health officials said Thursday.
A chain reaction car crash sent a car into a garage in Weston Wednesday Night.
All the rain we had Wednesday caused massive flooding throughout Marathon County.
Northern counties avoided major flooding problems Wednesday, in part because last week's heavy downpours were followed by some dry, sunny days.
Three people were hurt after a crash on Grand Avenue in Wausau Wednesday, according to Wausau Police.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 68-year-old Dorchester farmer killed eight Blue Heeler mix puppies with a sledgehammer because he didn't want them running around the farm, according to a criminal complaint.
WAUSAU (WAOW) -- A judge on Wednesday ordered a Wausau man to stand trial in the shooting of a man outside a Rothschild bar.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - About $15,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in an investigation of crack cocaine trafficking in Weston, Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks said Wednesday.
With storms headed toward central Wisconsin, there are many ways people are preparing for the rain.
The Wausau City Council unanimously voted to use a piece of Wausau's west side for two retail establishments.
Wausau City Council members are moving forward with talks of a possible change to the government.
Dozens of people came out to a career fair in Wausau Tuesday.
A central Wisconsin high school is overhauling its school day.
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – A 44-year-old Neenah woman led police on a short high speed chase in Stevens Point late last week, Sgt. Tony Babl said Tuesday.
ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) – An autopsy was being done Tuesday on a 49-year-old man found dead in a motel room last weekend, Rothschild Police Chief Jeremy Hunt said.
The day Apple fanatics have been waiting for is here.
STEVENS POINT (WAOW)-- A tense meeting as the Stevens Point Area School Board was asking for answers.
Central Wisconsin doctors and health officials are tracking the rare virus called enterovirus D68, preparing for the likelihood of it reaching the Badger State.
Rain or shine, snow or sleet, Willie Marohl delivered the mail for 35 years.
WAUSAU (WAOW) – A pilot who reported smoke coming from the cockpit of a single-engine plane landed safely at Wausau Downtown Airport on Monday, the airport manager said.
MARATHON CITY (WAOW) – The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says a car and semi-truck crashed on state Highway 107 near Marathon City.
SCHOFIELD (WAOW) - The Wausau Curling Club hit the links in Schofield on Monday for an annual fundraiser.
Olive Garden is introducing a new promo - the never ending pasta pass.
Children's Miracle Network is gearing up for its annual Udder Mudder fundraiser.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Portage County artist is among the select group this year to be featured at Woodson Art Museum's Birds in Art exhibit in Wausau.
The campaign season for November's election for governor is heating up. Governor Scott Walker stopped in Marathon City Sunday morning on a leg of his motorcycle ride.
Power has been restored to most of the Northwoods after days in the dark for some.
Families got to take an inside look Saturday at how emergency crews keep central Wisconsin communities safe.
It may not be March, but that isn't stopping one Marathon County group from celebrating Saint Patrick's Day fun.
Wausau's Artrageous Weekend is drawing thousands of people to the city.
Stevens Point Fire Department officials say the Boy with the Boot statue that went missing early Saturday morning has been returned.
The storms that slammed north central Wisconsin this week have moved on, but the mess has not.
A crash in Adams County has blocked traffic.
Heading into a weekend full of high school sports, the rain forced some athletic directors to make some adjustments.
Storms that rolled through central Wisconsin left broken trees and downed power lines.
The heavy rains overwhelmed the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wausau and sent millions of gallons of waste water into the Wisconsin River.
The rain wreaked havoc on area golf courses. Some were so bad they had to shut down, while others have banned golf carts until the greens dry out. This week's heavy rain soaked the golf course at Greenwood Hills Country Club in Wausau.
Weston's 2nd annual Irish Fest kicks off Saturday morning, featuring everything from bike riding to music.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - The former executive director of the Wausau Area Builders Association pleaded not guilty Friday to embezzling nearly $170,000 from the group.
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – A woman who led police on a short high speed chase in Stevens Point was arrested Friday after police used special techniques to stop her vehicle, Sgt. Tony Babl said Friday.
Minocqua business leader and Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce member Joseph “Woody” Woodruff passed away Thursday, according to the chambers Facebook page.
A 40-year-old Marshfield man died because of injuries he sustained in a fire at his apartment in August, according to the Marshfield Fire Department.
More than 20,000 customers were still without power Friday morning and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. warned that some "should prepare for days without power."
Some of our Newsline 9 family received special recognition Thursday.
The annual Festival of Arts is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Wausau this weekend. Organizers say it's a great place to see visual arts at their finest.
UPDATE: The Marathon County Sheriff's Office is reporting some closures due to flooding,
Communication systems are back up at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
RHINELANDER (WAOW)-- Some customers are still without power. Wisconsin public service says crews are out and working to restore electricity.
It was an ice bucket challenge that hit close to home.
Heavy rains, lightning and winds to 70 mph pounded the Northwoods earlier Thursday.
People got to the phones Thursday to give children in the St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Marshfield a better experience.
A rural Wausau homeowner reported lightning struck the home during a storm that rolled through the area Thursday afternoon.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A company that wants to develop an iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin might limit the project to only one county instead of two.
WAUSAU (WAOW) – The father who prayed while his daughter died of untreated diabetes in 2008 has started serving a six-month jail sentence, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.
Both directions of Wisconsin 70 at Wisconsin 13 near Park Falls are closed because of downed trees.
A 45-year-old man set off a “large firecracker” in a crowded bar early Sunday morning sending four people to the hospital, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Department officials.
The annual "Birds in Art" exhibition is set to open in Wausau on Saturday.
MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW)-- Wednesday lawmakers from both parties came together to honor a longtime congressman from central Wisconsin.
After a deadly crash involving the Pulaski School District's two volleyball teams, the district is pulling together.
An area school hopes to create more awareness about depression and to help people find out if they have it.
STRATFORD (WAOW) – An electrical cord leading to a coffee pot on an outside deck may have started a fire that destroyed a home near Stratford Wednesday afternoon, Fire Chief Bill Griesbach said.
The woman who died when the car she was riding in crashed into a school bus has been identified as Shannon Hall, 24 of Athens, according to the Shawano County Sheriff's Department. The school bus was carrying volleyball players when the car crashed into it on Highway 29 on the Shawano County/Brown County line Tuesday evening.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A new report says Wisconsin residents obtained fewer abortions last year.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A man accused of using a knife to try and rob a 32-year-old mother walking with two children in a stroller waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday, according to online Marathon County court records.
CVS will no longer sell tobacco products in its stores starting Wednesday. That's nearly a month ahead of the previously targeted date of Oct. 1.
Wisconsin State Patrol officials are encouraging people to participate in Brake Safety Week.
The Marathon County Sheriff's Department has identified the victim in an ATV crash as Michael Andrew Denfeld, 26, of the Town of Rib Falls.
A search for an active shooter in Medford this weekend put the city and a high school football game on lockdown.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - A man already in prison and who is accused of killing a Wisconsin Rapids man more than five years ago and his wife in 1984 reached a plea deal Friday that convicted him of two more felonies, according to online court records.
58-year-old Bob Akey is hanging up his helmet after 27 years at the Merrill Fire Department.
A new Internet craze is sweeping the country – it's called the Ice Bucket Challenge!
Planning an event the size of Wisconsin Valley Fair is quite an undertaking.
Wisconsin Public Service is receiving reports from numerous customers of scam calls.
Sometime on the evening of Saturday May 17, vandals cause hundreds of dollars worth of damage to the Zenoff Park softball complex in Stevens Point.
A Wausau school administrator is saying goodbye to her passion.
The ginseng plant has a big impact on the United States and Marathon County.
The last vestiges of the longest, coldest, and snowiest winter in over 100 years are finally melting away. It took until early June for all of the ice to melt off of Lake Superior and it will take until late June or early July for all of the snow to melt off of Rib Mountain. A couple of substantial piles of snow remain hidden within the slopes of the Granite Peak Ski area. For all of those who entered the Rib Mountain snowmelt contest, it is only a matters of days now. Will it last into July?...
Columbus Catholic High School in Marshfield welcomed back an alumni football star, who taught young athletes about the game.
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