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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.

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.

Police look for suspect in Stevens Point robbery

Police are looking for information about a gas station robbery.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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. 

Bikes, cars must share one of Wausau's busiest roads Video included

Wausau's Grand Avenue project is halfway done. But, you might have already noticed some changes. That includes a few new symbols on the road.

West Nile virus found in Marathon County Video included

Two dead crows in Marathon County have tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus, health officials said Tuesday.

Wausau PD arrest driver in hit-and-run Video included

The suspect in a Wausau hit-and-run that sent a 17-year-old girl to the hospital has been arrested and is being held on a probation hold, Wausau Police Lt. Mike Juedes told Newsline 9.

SPECIAL REPORT: Calling it a career Video included

A Wausau school administrator is saying goodbye to her passion.

Wausau PD looking for driver in hit-and-run Video included

The Wausau Police Department is looking for a male driver who hit a woman who was walking on Wausau's east side Monday morning and then left the scene.

Wausau Ginseng business expands overseas

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

Lincoln County company cleans up after fire Video included

A Lincoln County company is cleaning up, again. A fire destroyed part of Northern Wire, LLC in Merrill. Firefighters say electric problems sparked the flames that caused $2 million in damage. It happened early Sunday morning.

Judge refuses to delay Wausau park attack trial Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A judge Monday refused to delay the trial of a Wausau man accused of attacking a woman at a park nearly a year ago even though the man wants to fire his attorney, according to online court records.

Wausau soldier surprises family at Wisconsin Woodchucks game Video included

A central Wisconsin family thought they were just going to a baseball game Friday night. Instead, they had the surprise of a lifetime. 

Illinois couple makes balloon rally a tradition to remember Video included

Hot air balloonists from across the country make the balloon fest in Wausau a tradition. For one Illinois couple, it's one they say they'll never miss or forget.

State girls softball tournament in Wausau Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Hundreds of girls are in Wausau for the Wisconsin Amateur Softball Association Tournament.Thirteen diamonds are hosting the competition throughout the community.You can check out the action at Sunnyvale Park in Wausau or at Wausau East, Wausau West or D.C. Everest High Schools.This is the third year the Wausau area has hosted the tournament.Organizers say it has brought 5-million dollars into the Wausau economy during that time.The event runs through Sunday.

BBQ grill masters get ready for Rib Fest in Wausau Video included

It's a big weekend for Wausau with events all around town. Balloon and Rib Fest kicked off Thursday.  

Farmers experience a challenging crop season from rain

The weather has not been on Wisconsin farmers' good side.

Discussion about Weston bus service

The village's public health and safety committee will look at possible changes in the route.

Wausau schools wrap up Wednesday

After being stuck indoors all these months, Lincoln Elementary students are excited for the school year coming to a close.

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