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Wausau cheese curd stand brings tradition to Wisconsin Valley Fair Video included

There are dozens of food vendors at the Wisconsin Valley Fair that come back year after year, but one has been coming back for more than 40 years.  .

Wisconsin Valley Fair begins in Marathon Park Video included

The Wisconsin Valley Fair kicked off at Marathon Park Tuesday. 

Police use trail cam to catch criminal Video included

Stevens Point police are crediting a popular hunting tool for solving a string of burglaries. Tracy Osowski, 33, of Plover has been convicted of burglary and theft. Police say she was caught stealing on a trail camera.

Two hurt in car-semi crash near Irma Video included

IRMA (WAOW) – Two people in a car were hurt in a crash with a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 51 at an intersection near Irma, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said.

Crash into pole knocks out power in Spencer Video included

SPENCER (WAOW) – A pickup truck slammed into a power pole on state Highway 13 in Spencer on Tuesday, knocking out electricity for a time and forcing traffic to be detoured, authorities said.

Man stabbed near Loyal; Suspect walks away Video included

LOYAL (WAOW) – Alcohol and an argument led to a stabbing in rural Loyal that sent one man to the hospital and to a search for the stabber who walked away from the scene, the Clark County Sheriff's Department said.

New bike markings showing up on Wausau streets Video included

Drivers in Wausau are noticing new markings on the roads.City officials say they're helping make the city friendlier to cyclists.

UPDATE: Woman killed by train identified Video included

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - Wisconsin Rapids police have identified the woman who died after walking into the path of a train.

Wisconsin Rapids police give tips on hiring a contractor Video included

With recent storm damages in Wisconsin Rapids, the police department is reminding homeowners to be safe when hiring a contractor.

Wausau pool party goes to the dogs Video included

A pool party in Wausau has gone to the dogs.

4-H members prepare for Wisconsin Valley Fair

Planning an event the size of Wisconsin Valley Fair is quite an undertaking.

Wisconsin Rapids Police search for man in video Video included

The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department is on the hunt for a man caught on camera.

Area airports benefit from EAA Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Some area airports have seen an increase in air traffic because of the Experimental Aircraft Association convention in Oshkosh.A spokesperson at the Wausau Municipal Airport says they were busy hosting the final leg of the Airventure Cup race which brought about 80 planes to the airport.The Assistant Manager for the Stevens Point Airport has seen an increase in pilots landing to fuel their planes and heading on to Oshkosh. The community of Stevens Point also has a Gateway to Os...

Wisconsin Rapids car dealers suffer hundreds of thousands of dollars in hail damage Video included

The golf ball-sized hail that pounded Wisconsin Rapids in a weekend storm wrecked dozens of cars parked at dealerships.

84-year-old man hurt while cutting down trees Video included

GREENWOOD (WAOW) – An 84-year-old rural Greenwood man escaped serious injuries Monday when a tree he was cutting for firewood fell on him, the Clark County Sheriff's Department said.

Wisconsin Rapids hit by hail Video included

An early morning storm left Wisconsin Rapids covered in hail.

"Guys Who Grill" barbecues for a cause Video included

The grills were hot and the food was tasty during Sunday afternoon's 5th annual "Guys Who Grill" event.

Barnyard animals compete in costume contest Video included

The Taylor County Fair wrapped up with some fashionable fun.

Taylor County Fair sees attendance boost

Taylor County Fair leaders say interest in the event increased this year.

Motorcycle ride benefits Boys and Girls Club in Wis. Rapids Video included

Engines revved Sunday when a close-knit Wisconsin Rapids motorcycle community got together to do what they love for a cause.

Oneida County drowning victim identified Video included

A man has died after rescuers responded to him struggling in the water in Oneida County, according to Minocqua Police Department officials.

Boy Scout helps people discard American flags

A central Wisconsin Boy Scout wants people to know what they should do with unwanted American flags.

Family on vacation loses RV in fire Video included

Updated: Jul 26, 2014 10:34 PM

A father-son road trip ended abruptly Saturday when the pair's RV went up in flames.

Woman dies after being hit by train in Taylor County Video included

Taylor County Sheriff's officials say a 33-year-old woman was found dead after being hit by a train in the village of Gilman.

Bike trail bridges Northwoods communities Video included

Communities in the Northwoods are a little bit more connected, thanks to bike paths.

American heroes take on Northwoods tradition Video included

Friday night, American heroes hit the baseball diamond in the Northwoods. 

'Screen on the Green' features classic film

Huddled in blankets Friday night, people in Wausau enjoyed a cinematic classic.

Hundreds remember jazz legend with fitting tribute Video included

Central Wisconsin is mourning the loss of a jazz legend. Sid Kyler was supposed to be the star of the show at Friday's 4th annual Sid Kyler River Valley Jazz Festival in Wausau. Instead, they honored his legacy.

Historic Wisconsin buildings could be getting a facelift Video included

Governor Scott Walker has partially lifted a ban on the historic preservation tax credit.

Farmers say cranberries are expected to do well Video included

Cranberries were in high supply last year, now conditions have changed.

Wausau cooking camp teaches healthy eating Video included

Central Wisconsin kitchens better be ready because there's a new group of chefs on the loose.

Avoiding invasive species a priority for boaters Video included

DNR officials were out Friday to make sure boaters leave the water safely and legally.

Thousands turn out for Langlade County Fair Video included

County fairs are a summertime favorite in Wisconsin, and for some at the Langlade County Fair, the sights and sounds take them back to their childhood. 

Garage sale lovers go online Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Garage sale lovers are turning to online sites to search for bargains."I love to shop at garage sales, but with four kids and the price of gas it is really easy to go online and search for what I want," said Crista Bobinski of Kronenwetter.She uses the Facebook site Wausau Online Garage Sales to sell and shop."We used it to sell our backyard swing set and I just bought two chairs. I am now recovering them and it's a work in progress. I will get it done one of these days, said B...

Leaked ordinance sparks controversy in Langlade County Video included

Residents in a Langlade County town are fired up after what they say was a threat to their Second Amendment rights. 

Sister of drowning victim: She's a hero Video included

Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake.

UPDATE: Woman killed in bus crash identified Video included

The 67-year-old woman who was killed in a bus crash in Vilas County Thursday has been identified as Barbara Hilleque of Minocqua.

Wausau man breaks world record Video included

A central Wisconsin TV host turned his passion into a world record.

3 injured in Oneida Co. boat crash

Three people were injured in a boat crash in Oneida County Thursday, according to the Woodruff Police Department.

Attorney General hopeful proposes "senior citizen advocate" position Video included

A Wisconsin attorney general hopeful wants to create a new position with the State Justice Department.

Wausau councilwoman explains why she's on leave Video included

A Wausau city councilwoman is on a leave of absence, partly because of the stress of the job.

Packers fans fill Lambeau Field for annual shareholders meeting Video included

Almost 15,000 fans from across the country filled Lambeau Field today for the Packers annual shareholder meeting.  

Free ticket to fair for blood donations in central Wis. Video included

There's an incentive to donate blood in central Wisconsin this month.

A golf marathon for the animals Video included

MARSHFIELD (WAOW)-- A central Wisconsin man played golf on Thursday for 12 hours in a marathon he organized to raise money for a pet shelter.

Therapy dogs visit special needs campers Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)-- The Aspirus YMCA branch in Weston is hosting a camp for special needs children and Thursday two therapy dogs visited the campers.

Trial ordered for man accused of trying to kill dog

NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) - A 65-year-old Clark County man who told investigators that he "tried to skin his dog alive" was ordered to stand trial Thursday, according to online Clark County court records.

Home sales up in central Wisconsin Video included

There is a change of pace in the real estate market. Home sales across the country are at their highest level in eight months. Sales in central Wisconsin are even stronger.

Marathon County's Cedar Creek mall sold Video included

Plans to save a Marathon County mall are complete.

Wisconsin Public Service responds to customer scam calls

Wisconsin Public Service is receiving reports from numerous customers of scam calls.

Wausau mayor announces action plan for city's government Video included

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

Merrill art students bring history to life through mural Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Some Merrill art students are trying their hands at a project the entire community can enjoy.

Ex-Wausau businessman gets 11 years in prison Video included

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 Video included

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 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.

Man charged with sexually assaulting Wausau girl will go to trial

The man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old rural Wausau girl will head to trial. Praveen Kharb, 38, appeared in Marathon County Court Tuesday. Police say Kharb was arrested in Washington state in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl at her home in rural Wausau.

Man arrested for pulling knife outside Waupaca County nightclub

A Menasha man has been arrested and faces charges of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and resisting an officer after an overnight incident.

Woman hit and injured by car in Oneida Co.

One person was injured after being hit by a car in Oneida County, according to the Minocqua Police Department.

Children learn from 'Colossal Fossils' Video included

Children in central Wisconsin took a trip back in time to the age of the dinosaurs.

UPDATE: Doctors say possible health risks for legally drunk boy Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Wausau Police say a 12-year-old Wausau boy received hospital treatment after officers found him legally drunk.

First homeless shelter in Lincoln County coming to Tomahawk Video included

What once was a home for nuns is being turned into a shelter for homeless people.

UWSP hosting hundreds of aspiring musicians Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--The American Suzuki Institute, a camp for aspiring young musicians, is underway on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus.

New football rules find the way to the field Video included

High school football season is almost here. Now, new rules are in place to make the sport safer for players. The changes are effective for this upcoming season.

People in Marathon County find ways to stay cool in heat Video included

Monday was one of the hottest days of the year so far in central Wisconsin, so people found ways to cool off.

Portage County Crime Stoppers: Park vandals Video included

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.

UPDATE: Victim identified in rural Wausau incident Video included

TOWN OF STETTIN (WAOW) --Marathon County Sheriff's Department officials have identified the 77-year-old woman who died Friday when she got pinned between a pickup truck and trailer as Faye Reinhardt of Lincoln County.

Fire breaks out at Miller Park Video included

MILWAUKEE (WAOW) -- A fire broke out at Miller Park early Monday morning.

Motorcycle driver airlifted after crash in Portage County

A Rosholt motorcycle driver was airlifted after a Sunday evening crash in Portage County, according to Portage County Sheriff's Department officials.

UPDATE: Motorcycle driver hospitalized after crash in Oneida County Video included

A motorcycle driver was flown to the hospital after a crash in Oneida County, according to Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman.

Three inducted into Central Wis. Baseball Hall of Fame Video included

The Central Wisconsin Baseball Hall of Fame family picked up some new members Sunday.

Cheese flies at world curd throwing championships Video included

It's no secret that Wisconsinites are big fans of both sports and dairy products. But what happens when the two are combined?

Experts: Buy propane for winter now Video included

We're just getting into the dog days of summer, but a state agency is advising people to think ahead to the winter months.

Wounded veterans make waves on whitewater course Video included

Disabled veterans are making waves in Wausau.

Vehicle crash in Marathon County

Newsline 9 is working to learn more about a Saturday evening crash in Marathon County.

Historic bell rung in Birnamwood dedication ceremony Video included

A piece of Birnamwood history was returned to the village as part of a dedication ceremony Saturday afternoon.

Memorial run honors Colby firefighter Jamison Kampmeyer Video included

A fallen Colby firefighter was remembered with a memorial run Saturday morning.

Dogs compete for best in show in Rothschild Video included

Hundreds of dogs competed Saturday in the Paper Cities Kennel Club Dog Show at the Patriot Center in Rothschild.

Blood donations take a dive Video included

Blood donations have taken a dive across the state. It's a problem Red Cross leaders say they deal with every year.

Discover Downtown is underway in Stevens Point Video included

A central Wisconsin community is coming together to show off their downtown.

Merrill woman celebrates 106 years of life Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--A Merrill woman celebrates 106 years of life.Family members and friends gathered at Bell Tower Assisted Living Center in Merrill to celebrate Charlotte Strehlow's birthday Friday.Strehlow was born in Nebraska and later moved to the Wausau area.She credits her faith in God for her longevity.She says she is writing her memoirs for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Community service day spruces up Marathon City elementary school Video included

A central Wisconsin elementary school got some summer touch-ups thanks to a group of volunteers from Rasmussen College.

BMX bikers shred at X-Fest in Weston Video included

People in Weston looking for an adrenaline rush got all they could handle Friday.

Common core standards being questioned in Wisconsin Video included

Governor Scott Walker is trying to get rid of some standards that set requirements for what is taught in grade-school classrooms.

NTC gets two million dollar grant from Governor Walker Video included

North Central Technical College in Wausau received more than $2 million Friday for its diesel transportation program.

6-year-old girl nearly drowns in Rothschild pool Video included

Police say a 6-year-old girl is in stable condition after nearly drowning at the Rothschild/Schofield Aquatic Center Friday.

Wausau School Board OKs 2 percent pay raise Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) – The Wausau School Board has approved a 2 percent pay raise for all school employees, including teachers, administrators and support staff, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Rothschild teen gets probation in burglary attempt

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Rothschild teenager who told investigators he tried to burglarize a grocery store to get money for his mother to pay rent was sentenced to two years probation Friday in a plea deal, according to online court records.

Marshfield man honored for service to community Video included

A Marshfield man is being honored yet again for the work he's doing to better the community.

SWAT Team assists in Wausau arrest Video included

One man was arrested at a Wausau apartment complex Thursday night.

Portage County future farmers show off livestock Video included

At fairs throughout the state this summer you'll find future farmers prepping livestock for show and sale. The barns at the Portage County Fair in Amherst are packed with young farmers doing just that.

Rental housing providers file lawsuit against Wausau Video included

The Wausau Area Apartment Association along with other rental housing providers have filed a lawsuit against the City of Wausau, according to a press release from WISLawyer LLC in La Crosse.

Pier Pups make a splash in Wausau Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Hundreds of people packed the 400 Block in Wausau to watch some dogs make a splash.

Water skiers take over Wisconsin Rapids Video included

Thousands of water-skiers from all over Wisconsin headed to Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin Rapids today for the 48th annual State Show Ski Tournament.

What's behind the violence in Ukraine? Video included

The violence overseas has sparked world wide speculation about this plane crash. Now, we want to take a closer look at the unrest in Ukraine that's been making headlines for months.

Lambeau Field hosts grand opening for new Packers pro shop Video included

The Packers pro shop at Lambeau Field has a new look.

Scientists test methods to pollinate cranberries

University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists are researching alternative methods by which growers can pollinate cranberries. The Daily Tribune Media reports with the collapse of honeybee populations, researchers are looking at the possibility of wild bees.

Portage Co. company expanding, adding jobs Video included

Governor Scott Walker made a stop in central Wisconsin at an expanding business.

Soccer complex replacing former landfill nears completion Video included

City officials say what was once a landfill in Wausau is now almost a soccer complex.

New report shows former public works director violated city policies Video included

A newly released report says Wausau's former public works director violated numerous city policies. Brad Marquardt resigned last month after an investigation was launched questioning his actions as a city official.

Marshfield researcher joins national vaccine committee Video included

One Marshfield Clinic researcher has been selected to serve on a national committee that will give recommendations on how to use immunizations to help control disease.

Outdoor camps step up protection for West Nile virus Video included

Safety is top of mind after a bird tested positive for West Nile in Marathon County. 

Wausau man sues for losing job over legal gun Video included

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A Wausau man has sued his former employer for firing him allegedly over having a gun in his car.x

Teenager with gun arrested at Weston store Video included

WESTON (WAOW) – A  teenager with a gun entered a convenience store early Wednesday and asked workers to call police, the Everest Metropolitan Police Department said.

Ashley Baumann sentencing delayed 3 months Video included

MERRILL (WAOW) – The sentencing of a 26-year-old Merrill woman found guilty of driving drunk and killing two of her friends in a rollover crash two years ago has been delayed nearly three months, according to online Lincoln County court records.

Man nicknamed "Castro" sentenced to prison

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- A 21-year-old Milwaukee man nicknamed "Castro" was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for his role in what police called a rash of Marathon County robberies in 2011.

Heroin, meth worth $10,000 found in Wausau home

WAUSAU (WAOW) – Methamphetamine and heroin worth about $10,000 were seized in a search of a Wausau home that led to the arrest of six men, the Marathon County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.

Area teens build terrariums

Central Wisconsin teens took on a science project Tuesday night and built a terrarium.

Lead found in Mosinee drinking water Video included

The drinking water in one central Wisconsin city could be at risk.

Wisconsin State Patrol takes to skies for aerial enforcement Video included

Wisconsin State Patrol is stepping up enforcement to keep roads in central Wisconsin safe by taking to the skies. 

SPECIAL REPORT: Calling it a career Video included

A Wausau school administrator is saying goodbye to her passion.

Wausau Ginseng business expands overseas

The ginseng plant has a big impact on the United States and Marathon County.

The snowmelt contest has come to a close

Distribution of Snowmelt Contest predictions Distribution of Snowmelt Contest predictions

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?...

Super Bowl champion coaches Columbus football players

Columbus Catholic High School in Marshfield welcomed back an alumni football star, who taught young athletes about the game.


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