New students at UW-Stevens Point are officially Pointers after participating in a longtime tradition.
Many students heading back to college are busy with books and moving into dorms.
Travel experts predict this Labor Day holiday will be the biggest travel weekend in years. That could cause some congestion on the roads.
SCHOFIELD (WAOW)-- A major sewer line in Schofield appears to be broken.
For one Packers fan, Thursday's game is a dream come true.
The Vilas County Sheriff's Department is warning residents of an IRS phone scam.Officials say people have reported getting phone calls from someone claiming they work for the IRS.
Some people have a bucket list of things they want to accomplish in their life.
MARSHFIELD (WAOW)-- The ALS ice bucket challenge is continuing to raise money and awareness for the deadly disease.Thursday night some Marshfield Clinic doctors got in on the fun after they were challenged by a family impacted by the disease.The Braun's lost a member of their family this year from ALS also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.Lynn Braun's father-in-law, John died in January from the disease."He was one of those people that always helped always gave his time and i think this is just ...
Changes are coming to Wausau's elementary schools that will streamline the school day.
It's back to school time for college students. New students moved in to their dorms at UW-Stevens Point Thursday.
SHAWANO (WAOW) – A male suspect in what authorities called an attempted abduction near Wittenberg remained at large Thursday, the Shawano County Sheriff's Department said.
MCMILLAN (WAOW) - A truck hauling liquid propane slid into a ditch Thursday in western Marathon County, the sheriff's department said. No one was hurt.
The world fell in love with a green ogre when Shrek hit the big screen in 2001. Now, he's coming to the small stage alongside the rest of the gang.
The President of the United States is coming to Wisconsin.
Some fair fun is underway in our area.The Central Wisconsin State Fair kicked off Wednesday in Marshfield.
Vietnam veterans gathered in Wausau on Wednesday to view war graffiti that came from the very ship they rode on to Vietnam.
With new drugs hitting schools in central Wisconsin, teachers get a lesson in what to watch out for.
Bike riders in the Wausau area have something new - repair stations along the trails.
The Village of Brokaw is one important step closer to solving its debt crisis.
The spirit of Dick Dudley is being carried on through a golf tournament benefiting veterans.
THREE LAKES (WAOW) – A 29-year-old Three Lakes man was seriously hurt Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving rolled over near Three Lakes, Police Chief Scott Lea said.
Gaggles of geese are still making a mess in one area park. Stevens Point city leaders have come up with a unique way to scare them off the shore. Now, people are wondering who let the dogs out?
MADISON (WAOW) – A 50-year-old Marshfield woman has been accused of stealing nearly $30,000 from the Social Security Administration.
Investigators have released new photos of a convicted felon on the run, according to Vilas County officials.
MERRILL (WAOW) - A 30-year-old Wausau woman died when the vehicle she was driving left a county road and hit a stump, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.
Officials in Shawano County are investigating a possible attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl, according to Shawano County Sheriff's Department Captain Tom Tuma.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - The 39-year-old man accused of breaking into the Wausau police chief's home has been taken from jail to a medical treatment facility, according to online Marathon County court records.
A toilet paper company is tossing the tube. Scott Naturals debuted its tube-free toilet paper Tuesday.
One person was taken to the hospital after an apartment fire in Wood County, according to the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.
Hundreds packed the 400 Block in Wausau to say goodbye to summer in style Tuesday night.
A judge has ordered a Merrill woman convicted of trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend to spend 3.5 years in prison. He also ordered her to serve four years on extended supervision once she gets out of prison.
Smoke and flames ripped through a central Wisconsin church Tuesday, causing destruction.
The time has come for two long awaited restaurants to open their doors in central Wisconsin.
We have new details about what's planned for the Cedar Creek Mall in Rothschild.
SHAWANO (WAOW) - A 29-year-old man found insane in a holding a fast food worker hostage at gunpoint in Wittenberg was ordered to a mental hospital for 26 1/2 years, a court official said Tuesday.
A City of Wausau committee met Monday to discuss potential bicycle path plans for the Thomas Street development project.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 32-year-old mother walking with two children in a stroller was pushed to the ground by a man who had a knife and demanded money, Wausau police said Monday.
WIS. RAPIDS (WAOW)--One of the hardest hit areas by a storm that came through central Wisconsin early Monday morning was Wisconsin Rapids.
There's still a chance to catch some free music at the 400 Block before summer ends.
For eleven years, golfers have taken a swing at one of the most common diseases for women--breast cancer.
While some students are enjoying their last few days of summer, some in our area are already back to school.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 30-year-old Wausau man was placed on probation for five years Monday for extorting about $100,000 from a 56-year-old central Wisconsin man who wanted to keep an affair secret, according to online court records.
A 38-year-old Stanley man died in a crash Saturday evening, after trying to pass two ATVs, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Department.
Two motorcyclists were arrested for drinking and driving on State Highway 153 Sunday evening, according to Wisconsin State Patrol.
Power is slowly being restored to customers in central Wisconsin after storms rolled through overnight.
A new resource center for students and the public will be dedicated September 3 in Wausau.
Eastbound lanes of the Riverview Expressway in Wisconsin Rapids are expected to be closed for most of the day Monday due to downed power lines, according to Wood County dispatch officials.
Crews are on the scene of a fire at Kersten Lumber in Birnamwood, according to Shawano County Sheriff's Department officials.
People in Weston took to the roads Sunday to help give veterans an unforgettable experience.
Cool temperatures and little rain have made this a summer some central Wisconsin farmers say they'll want to forget.
A rollover crash near Spencer sent one woman to the hospital, according to Marathon County Sheriff's Department officials.
The famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile made a stop in Wausau on Sunday.
DNR conservation wardens and archery experts say interest in crossbows in Central Wisconsin is on the rise.
It was David Knapp's first time in Wausau, but it wasn't his first marathon.
There's no snow on the ground, but that didn't stop people from doing a little snowmobile racing Saturday.
Hundreds of runners put on a colorful display for a cause in Rhinelander.
An outdoorswomen group is reaching out to younger generations.
Northwoods communities are celebrating the connection of two major trails.
GREEN BAY (WAOW)-- Packers fans have been at Lambeau for hours.
A silent auction of some creative chairs is raising money for a local cause.
Football fans throughout Wisconsin are cheering for the start of Friday Night Lights.
Hundreds of people filled the 400 Block in Wausau for a rocking good time.
A central Wisconsin native killed while serving in Afghanistan is being remembered for his service.
WITTENBERG (WAOW) -- At least two vehicles were involved in a crash on state Highway 29 east of Wittenberg Friday afternoon, the Shawano County Sheriff's Department said.
You'll see hundreds of runners flooding the streets of Wausau Saturday.
Wausau's 400 Block will be rocking Friday night, saying goodbye to summer with a concert.
LOYAL (WAOW) - A pickup truck spun out of control after it passed a horse and buggy and flipped two times, killing a 31-year-old man, the Clark County Sheriff's Department said Friday.
MADISON (WAOW) – A northern Wisconsin couple was sentenced to federal prison Friday for possessing and distributing the drug oxycodone, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said.
EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) -- Eagle River is hosting a class next week that is aimed at creating more interest in beekeeping.
The man accused of attacking a woman in a Wausau Park has been found in Colorado, according to Wausau Police.
A 47-year-old Parks Falls man was convicted Friday of fatally stabbing his estranged wife exactly one year ago.William Rambo made an Alford plea to first-degree intentional homicide in the Aug. 22, 2013, death of Dawn Rambo, 37, according to online Price County court records.
A Michigan man sits in the Marathon County Jail after prosecutors charged him with breaking into the Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel's home and stealing his truck.
A man accused of stealing two semi-trucks in Shawano County and crashing one into a patrol car following a high speed chase has been arrested, according to the Shawano County Sheriff's Office.
A Portage County organization is easing the transition for workers laid off from a food distribution center.
Cancer survivors and the Northwoods community came together Thursday to celebrate the gift that is life.
To one Portage County woman, the Ice Bucket Challenge hits a little closer to home.
A blast from the past featured antique cars in Weston.
A Spencer officer has been cited for a crash last week, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.
The people in charge of keeping central Wisconsin drinking water safe and fresh are making sure it stays that way.
Central Wisconsin is making a difference in the lives of people more than 3,000 miles away.
Hundreds of people in Wausau celebrated the gift of life. Aspirus Wausau hospital held it's newborn intensive care unit reunion.
The race for governor of Wisconsin is heating up.
A 65-year-old Clark County man who told investigators that he "tried to skin his dog alive" will enter a plea in court Thursday, according to online Clark County court records.
The head of a National Veterans Group was in central Wisconsin Wednesday visiting the future sight of a new monument honoring families of fallen soldiers.
A chilly challenge that has been soaking Wisconsin made it's way to a central Wisconsin police department.
Leaders at a Rothschild restaurant say they raised hundreds of dollars for victims of a deadly crash in Marathon County in August.
An area library sent off summer with some fun Wednesday.
Career advisors say internships are the best way for college students to get their foot in the door.
Hitting the water is a popular summertime activity. But for some, it's nearly impossible and only a dream. That's why one local group has taken it into their own hands to make that dream a reality.
It's almost the send off to summertime. As the season wraps up, we've seen cooler temperatures here in central Wisconsin.
STRATFORD (WAOW) – Stratford Police Chief Cory Schillinger says four people --- three of them teenagers – were hurt in a “near head-on” crash Wednesday afternoon.
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – Three finalists have been picked to become the next Stevens Point fire chief, and one is the department's current interim chief.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - The former executive director of the Wausau Area Builders Association accused of embezzling nearly $170,000 from the group was ordered to stand trial Wednesday.
PORT EDWARDS (WAOW) – A semi-truck loaded with tons of coal tipped over Wednesday, spilling the coal into the ditch and blocking state Highway 54 for several hours, authorities said.
Police say they are following up on tips in the investigation into a Marathon County bank Robbery that happened Friday.
An 18-year-old woman told authorities she was able to “kick and bite” a man, escape from his pickup truck and flee into a cornfield after he attempted to sexually assault her, the Waupaca County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.
Three teens have been arrested after a drug bust and a multi-county car chase, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.
Children are getting hands-on with art in Wausau.
Anxious hunters are gearing up for the start of deer season.On Tuesday, anterless deer tags went on sale for all weapon types in the Central Farmland Zone, which includes Marathon County.
A big name retailer has its eyes on a spot in Wausau, according to city council members.
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A central Wisconsin man now in prison for burglary has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife three decades ago.
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - An online auction started Tuesday to determine the first 72 golfers who get to tee off at the newly renovated SentryWorld.
Three Wood County beaches are now closed because of high E. coli counts, according to the Wood County Health Department.
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - The executive director of Marshfield Clinic has resigned and plans to return to taking care of patients.
One central Wisconsin town was hit hard by the rain Monday evening. Residents saw flooded streets and downed trees and power lines there.
It still may be summer, but school supplies are already filling stores in central Wisconsin.
For the first time, it'll be legal for all Wisconsin hunters to use crossbows.
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A 33-year-old Plover man pleaded insanity Monday in the baseball bat beating death of his 77-year-old stepfather.
A 34-year-old Plover man accused of hitting his girlfriend with a baseball bat and tying her to a towel rack during a domestic dispute stood mute before a judge Monday when he was asked to enter pleas to six felonies, according to online Portage County court records.
Power has been restored in the Stratford and Edgar areas, after more than 1,000 customers experienced outages.
The man wanted in the shooting that wounded another man outside a Rothschild bar has been arrested in Illinois on Saturday, according to the Rothschild Police Department.
Several dozen protesters blocked a freeway exit ramp at 10th and Michigan streets in Milwaukee for several minutes around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The group was part of more than 100 people who had been rallying in Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee earlier in the day, protesting police-involved shootings like the recent incident in Ferguson, Missouri.
Have you ever heard of a bucket list? Well, owners at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home in Wausau want to hear what's on yours. On Sunday, they unveiled their "Before I die I Want To.." wall.
For the 56th time, Habitat for Humanity is moving a family into a new home in the Wausau area.
Seventy years after being honorably discharged, a World War II veteran has received the medals he earned.
Kayakers conquered the rapids of the Wisconsin River Saturday.
Lakes in the Northwoods are in danger, according to DNR officials.
Another school year is right around the corner. That means students are stocking up on school supplies. But, it can get expensive. That's why one local program is coming together, to give back.
A 23-year-old Tigerton man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding struck a deer, according to the Shawano County Sheriff's Office.
A Spencer police officer was taken to the hospital Friday night after crashing with another car, according to Marathon County Sheriff's authorities.
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?...