The Wisconsin Valley Fair kicked off at Marathon Park Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drivers in Wausau are noticing new markings on the roads.City officials say they're helping make the city friendlier to cyclists.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - Wisconsin Rapids police have identified the woman who died after walking into the path of a train.
With recent storm damages in Wisconsin Rapids, the police department is reminding homeowners to be safe when hiring a contractor.
A pool party in Wausau has gone to the dogs.
The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department is on the hunt for a man caught on camera.
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...
The golf ball-sized hail that pounded Wisconsin Rapids in a weekend storm wrecked dozens of cars parked at dealerships.
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.
An early morning storm left Wisconsin Rapids covered in hail.
The grills were hot and the food was tasty during Sunday afternoon's 5th annual "Guys Who Grill" event.
The Taylor County Fair wrapped up with some fashionable fun.
Taylor County Fair leaders say interest in the event increased this year.
Engines revved Sunday when a close-knit Wisconsin Rapids motorcycle community got together to do what they love for a cause.
A man has died after rescuers responded to him struggling in the water in Oneida County, according to Minocqua Police Department officials.
A central Wisconsin Boy Scout wants people to know what they should do with unwanted American flags.
A father-son road trip ended abruptly Saturday when the pair's RV went up in flames.
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.
Communities in the Northwoods are a little bit more connected, thanks to bike paths.
Friday night, American heroes hit the baseball diamond in the Northwoods.
Huddled in blankets Friday night, people in Wausau enjoyed a cinematic classic.
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.
Governor Scott Walker has partially lifted a ban on the historic preservation tax credit.
Cranberries were in high supply last year, now conditions have changed.
Central Wisconsin kitchens better be ready because there's a new group of chefs on the loose.
DNR officials were out Friday to make sure boaters leave the water safely and legally.
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.
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...
Residents in a Langlade County town are fired up after what they say was a threat to their Second Amendment rights.
The 67-year-old woman who was killed in a bus crash in Vilas County Thursday has been identified as Barbara Hilleque of Minocqua.
A central Wisconsin TV host turned his passion into a world record.
Three people were injured in a boat crash in Oneida County Thursday, according to the Woodruff Police Department.
A Wisconsin attorney general hopeful wants to create a new position with the State Justice Department.
A Wausau city councilwoman is on a leave of absence, partly because of the stress of the job.
Almost 15,000 fans from across the country filled Lambeau Field today for the Packers annual shareholder meeting.
There's an incentive to donate blood in central Wisconsin this month.
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.
WAUSAU (WAOW)-- The Aspirus YMCA branch in Weston is hosting a camp for special needs children and Thursday two therapy dogs visited the campers.
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.
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.
Plans to save a Marathon County mall are complete.
Wausau mayor Jim Tipple announced an action plan to review the city's three branches of government.
WAUSAU (WAOW)--Some Merrill art students are trying their hands at a project the entire community can enjoy.
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 (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
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.
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.
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.
The Red Cross is asking for your help to prevent a blood shortage.
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.
A man was injured Tuesday night by a hay bale in rural Marathon County, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.
Plans to tear down an old school for a new business are moving forward.
Health officials have some safety tips to prevent heat stroke with the warmer temperatures.
Summer is in full swing, and central Wisconsin is feeling the heat. That hot sun can make cars a hot spot.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - Merrill police report a rash of car break-ins has occurred in the city.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
Police are looking for information about a gas station robbery.
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.
One person was injured after being hit by a car in Oneida County, according to the Minocqua Police Department.
Children in central Wisconsin took a trip back in time to the age of the dinosaurs.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - Wausau Police say a 12-year-old Wausau boy received hospital treatment after officers found him legally drunk.
What once was a home for nuns is being turned into a shelter for homeless people.
WAUSAU (WAOW)--The American Suzuki Institute, a camp for aspiring young musicians, is underway on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus.
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.
Monday was one of the hottest days of the year so far in central Wisconsin, so people found ways to cool off.
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.
MILWAUKEE (WAOW) -- A fire broke out at Miller Park early Monday morning.
A Rosholt motorcycle driver was airlifted after a Sunday evening crash in Portage County, according to Portage County Sheriff's Department officials.
A motorcycle driver was flown to the hospital after a crash in Oneida County, according to Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman.
The Central Wisconsin Baseball Hall of Fame family picked up some new members Sunday.
It's no secret that Wisconsinites are big fans of both sports and dairy products. But what happens when the two are combined?
We're just getting into the dog days of summer, but a state agency is advising people to think ahead to the winter months.
Disabled veterans are making waves in Wausau.
Disabled veterans are making waves in Wausau.
Newsline 9 is working to learn more about a Saturday evening crash in Marathon County.
A piece of Birnamwood history was returned to the village as part of a dedication ceremony Saturday afternoon.
A fallen Colby firefighter was remembered with a memorial run Saturday morning.
Hundreds of dogs competed Saturday in the Paper Cities Kennel Club Dog Show at the Patriot Center in Rothschild.
Blood donations have taken a dive across the state. It's a problem Red Cross leaders say they deal with every year.
A central Wisconsin community is coming together to show off their downtown.
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.
A central Wisconsin elementary school got some summer touch-ups thanks to a group of volunteers from Rasmussen College.
People in Weston looking for an adrenaline rush got all they could handle Friday.
Governor Scott Walker is trying to get rid of some standards that set requirements for what is taught in grade-school classrooms.
North Central Technical College in Wausau received more than $2 million Friday for its diesel transportation program.
Police say a 6-year-old girl is in stable condition after nearly drowning at the Rothschild/Schofield Aquatic Center Friday.
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.
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.
A Marshfield man is being honored yet again for the work he's doing to better the community.
One man was arrested at a Wausau apartment complex Thursday night.
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.
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.
WAUSAU (WAOW)--Hundreds of people packed the 400 Block in Wausau to watch some dogs make a splash.
Thousands of water-skiers from all over Wisconsin headed to Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin Rapids today for the 48th annual State Show Ski Tournament.
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.
The Packers pro shop at Lambeau Field has a new look.
Governor Scott Walker made a stop in central Wisconsin at an expanding business.
City officials say what was once a landfill in Wausau is now almost a soccer complex.
City officials say what was once a landfill in Wausau is now almost a soccer complex.
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.
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.
Safety is top of mind after a bird tested positive for West Nile in Marathon County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Central Wisconsin teens took on a science project Tuesday night and built a terrarium.
The drinking water in one central Wisconsin city could be at risk.
Wisconsin State Patrol is stepping up enforcement to keep roads in central Wisconsin safe by taking to the skies.
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?...