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Tomahawk man drowns; What happened unknown Video included

WOODRUFF (WAOW) - A 68-year-old Tomahawk man drowned but it is unknown what may have happened, the Woodruff Police Department said Wednesday.

Recall-winning mayor to take office Friday

CRANDON (WAOW) - Fresh from a landslide win in a rare and historic recall election, Crandon's new mayor will take office late Friday, City Clerk Cindy Bradley said Wednesday.


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.

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.


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.

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.

School superintendent accused of domestic abuse Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) – Prosecutors have agreed to dismiss a domestic abuse charge against the longtime superintendent of the Three Lakes School District if he breaks no laws for 90 days, the Oneida County district attorney said Friday.

Anglers may find some icy northern Wis. lakes

Anglers looking to start the upcoming fishing season in northern Wisconsin will find some popular lakes still covered in ice.

Journey to Wisconsin's ice caves of the Apostle Islands Video included

The majesty and might of ice left untamed is now on display at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore area along Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. But for a limited time only. 

Where the Locals Eat: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

It's time for a three-meal journey across north-central Wisconsin to find where the locals eat.

Radar Alert

Another round of winter weather

The National Weather Service will have widespread winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories across the state of Wisconsin active on Monday.

Caught on camera: Wisconsin's heritage of trail cameras

Some incredible images of animals roaming the wilderness around the world have been captured using trail cameras.

But the concept of placing specialized cameras in nature to scout for animals originated from the idea of a Park Falls, Wis. man.

Wind chill advisory active tonight

The National Weather Service will have a wind chill advisory active for the entire Newsline 9 viewing area starting at 6 p.m. tonight.

80-year-old temperature record broken

The National Weather Service has confirmed an 80-year-old weather record was broken on Wednesday compliments of the very cold air that has dominated the region for several days.

Rhinelander's connection to the Heisman Trophy

The Heisman Trophy is arguably one of the most coveted awards in American athletics.

But the connection between John Heisman, whom the trophy is named after, and the city of Rhinelander in Oneida County is arguably one of Wisconsin's best kept secrets.

Special Report: Where the Locals Eat

Newsline 9's Daniel Woodruff received hundreds of suggestions from viewers about their favorite places to eat.

Special Report: Caught on Camera

Trail cameras are catching much more than deer walking around the woods of Wisconsin.

UPDATE: Roads reopen after Lincoln Co. crash 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.

In-depth: Walker's new book tells story of Act 10 saga

Gov. Scott Walker's new book comes out Tuesday.

Tidbits from Walker's book: Stories from north central Wisconsin

To illustrate his points in his new book, Walker often cites stories of his interactions across the state, including north central Wisconsin.

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