Wausau's Thomas Street project is out of the brainstorming phase.
The Wausau City Council has decided not to do anything right now about giving the Wausau Center mall a break on rent.
A 28-year-old gunman held a fast food worker hostage for about an hour Tuesday in Wittenberg, let him go unharmed and then surrendered himself about an hour later without incident, Shawano County Sheriff Randall Wright said.
Two people were hurt in a Portage County crash Tuesday.
Some Wausau-area businesses were recognized Tuesday morning at the Small Business Awards.
UW Stevens Point students and staff are mourning the loss of two lives that were taken too soon.
A central Wisconsin family refuses to give up searching for their dogs. The Dundore's two German shepherds went missing from Birnamwood in January.
WAUSAU (WAOW) – A fire that started in what was described as a utility closet threatened an apartment complex Tuesday afternoon but caused no damage to any apartments, fire officials said. .
Authorities say two UW-Stevens Point seniors died in a Portage County motorcycle crash Monday afternoon.
The Wausau Fire Department says a woman escaped a house fire in the 700 block of Washington Street Tuesday morning.
Wassail is one step closer to forcing escort services to be licensed.
RHINELANDER (WAOW) – The cold, long winter and need to advise homes and businesses to keep water running from a faucets cost Rhinelander more than $500,000, a city leader says.
The warmer weather has many people thinking spring. It's also time to start thinking tornado season.
Warmer temperatures mean it's time to watch out for ticks. Experts say this warmer, damp weather is just what they like.
Students at Northland Lutheran High School in Kronenwetter took part in a physics lesson thanks to Kronenwetter police officers.
RHINELANDER (WAOW) – Some 16 months after being appointed sheriff, Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman announced he would seek election to the job in November.
A female driver was arrested Sunday morning after hitting a house in Schofield, according to an Everest Metro Police official.
One Wausau restaurant celebrates Easter every year by giving back to the community.
Traffic was down to one-lane on Grand Avenue in Rothschild for most of the day Sunday after a car crashed into a power pole.
Many families across central Wisconsin attended church to celebrate Easter Sunday.
The best public speaking students at UW-Stevens Point competed Saturday.
Some central Wisconsin families bowled for a good cause Saturday afternoon.
Playing video games is a popular activity for many college students, but there's a group of students at UW-Stevens Point hoping to make a career out of it.
A fire in the Township of Cary burned across 34 acres, according to Pittsville Fire Chief Jerry Minor.
With Easter soon approaching, excitement is in the air in central Wisconsin.
A Wisconsin tradition came to a close Friday night, at least for this year. As the Lenten season ends, this was the final Friday fish fry at many parishes.
A Marshfield couple has a unique Easter egg hunt every year. Instead of children looking for eggs in the yard, their dog does the hunting.
The long winter has set back construction on several planned Dunkin' Donuts locations in north-central wisconsin.
Wausau police say a 91-year old woman is out thousands of dollars as the result of a scam.
An early Friday morning fire at a rural Marathon County Highway Department garage destroyed snow plow trucks, a loader and other equipment, authorities said.
It's been one year since that horrific day the world stopped and watched the devastation at the finish line at the Boston Marathon. That moment changed the lives of two central Wisconsin women.
A 70-year-old man died in the fire that destroyed his rural Tomahawk home, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said Friday.
Wisconsin State Patrol is recognizing its dispatchers, it's all part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
The snow seems to be overstaying its welcome in the Northwoods, which could cause a lot of trouble for businesses there.
More than halfway through April, schools in northcentral Wisconsin are still struggling with snow day cancellations.
KRONENWETTER (WAOW) – More central Wisconsin cities are telling water users to stop running water from a faucet to keep underground lines from freezing.
Heavy, wet snow that accumulated to 10 inches in places knocked out power to nearly 4,400 customers in northern Wisconsin early Thursday, Wisconsin Public Service Corp. said.
WAUPACA (WAOW) – Waupaca County Emergency Management has declared a flood emergency on the Wolf River downstream from New London because of high water.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A judge on Thursday modified the conditions for a Newman High School religion teacher and soccer coach to be free on bond.
Wausau plow drivers still have 1,000 tons of salt available for use on roads.
Heather Schlesser from the Marathon County UW-Extension Office joined Newsline 9 at 11 a.m. to talk about an upcoming meeting about the Rural Health Initiative.
NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) - A preliminary hearing has been set for a former Abbotsford math teacher accused of sexually assaulting two 17-year-old female students beginning last October, including one of them in his classroom during a weekend basketball tournament.
The race for Marathon County Sheriff is officially underway.
The Lac du Flambeau Tribal Communications Office is reporting that the Lake du Flambeau Tribal Government Offices and Public Schools are closed Thursday because of inclement weather.
After a long interview process, Wausau has a new fire chief.
Two central Wisconsin women were honored Wednesday for their work with sexual assault victims.
WIAA officials will vote today on how to create fair competition between private and public schools.
The Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body has been found guilty on all three counts.
They say April showers bring May flowers. But the question is, what does April snow bring?
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- Phone outages, including problems making 911 calls, were reported in the Marshfield on Wednesday, according to Wood County officials.
The fire chief in Stevens Point has been hired to lead the Wausau Fire Department, Mayor Jim Tipple said Wednesday.
RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A Rhinelander man accused of shooting his uncle in the abdomen has pleaded guilty to one felony in a plea agreement, but it could be dismissed in a year, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens.
WAUSAU (WAOW) – The Oneida County Sheriff's Department says two suspected labs for making methamphetamine were discovered in the search of a rural Rhinelander home.
WAUSAU (WAOW) – A Massachusetts wildlife artist known for a preference of sketching live birds in the field has been named master artist for the Woodson Art Museum's 39th annual Birds in Art exhibition this fall.
A jury has wrapped up deliberations for the night in the trial of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in the woods.
A statewide tornado drill is in the works later this month.
The Marathon County Sheriff is kicking off his election campaign Wednesday.
The race for governor appears to be officially underway, although both candidates have been in campaign mode for months.
April 15 is one of the more unpopular days of the year, and one of the more stressful ones for accountants.
MADISON (WAOW) – A 35-year-old Stevens Point man was sentenced Tuesday to 6 ½ years in federal prison for receiving child pornography, a federal prosecutor said.
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A Portage County man convicted of stealing his mother-in-law's Social Security checks for more than 30 years and threatening an investigator will spend the next 16 months in prison, his attorney said Tuesday.
The Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in woods is expected to take the stand in his own defense.
Dozens of veterans are back home after a whirlwind trip on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
People across the state gathered Monday evening to learn about new hunting rules and changes to outdoor policies.
One of Wausau's busiest streets will get a makeover,
The Wausau School Board has okayed a proposal designed to avoid any further controversy over Christmas music.
The company that owns the Wausau mall is selling some of its property.
RHINELANDER (WAOW) – The driver of a garbage truck was seriously injured Monday when the vehicle rolled over on County Highway G, the Oneida County Sheriff's Department said.
The spring snow caused some trouble in Stevens Point Monday morning.
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A judge on Monday ordered that a 39-year-old man Stevens Point man accused of setting his apartment on fire be examined by doctors to determine whether he was competent to stand trial.
WAUSAU (WAOW) – Wausau police arrested a veteran Kronenwetter policeman after a prostitute told investigators about “several sexual encounters for money” with him, Capt. Greg Hagenbucher said Monday.
Wisconsin Public Service crews continue to work to get power back in the Stevens Point area. Right now, 34 customers are without power.
Contestants dueled on the dance floor at the second annual Dancing for the Paws in Rothschild. Newsline 9's own Nate Barrett and Alyssa Meyer showed off their best moves. Barrett tied for second place in the competition.
MERRILL (WAOW) – The prosecution wrapped up its case Friday against a Merrill man accused of killing his estranged wife and dumping her body in some Taylor County woods.
A Lincoln County man was brought to tears Wednesday for the first time during his murder trial.
Drivers can expect several lane closures in Marathon County this week.
Several thousand people are without power in the Wausau area Sunday night, according to the Wisconsin Public Service website.
The clock is winding down on the annual trivia contest in Stevens Point.
Wausau Public Works crews and officers from Wausau Police Department are responding to a water main break at Prospect Avenue and Sumner Street.
Everyday objects are being made into unexpected art.
The power of reading was the message behind a musical performance at the Marathon County Library Sunday.
Cat breeders and enthusiasts got their eyes on the finest cats central Wisconsin has to offer.
The state Department of Natural Resources is urging people to sign up for hunter education courses soon to get a jump on the fall seasons.
Officials in the Chilean city of Valparaiso say at least seven people are dead from a fire that has destroyed 500 homes.
A Marathon County teen is inspiring others her age to give back.
Children in Marathon County enjoyed a rainy Saturday indoors.
The highest beef prices since 1987 are hitting the pocketbooks of home cooks and restaurant owners.
A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 43 in Manitowoc County.
Authorities say there were no working smoke detectors in a Milwaukee home where a fire claimed a man's life.
Thousands of people are standing by their radios this weekend, frantically answering trivia questions. It's all part of the world's largest trivia contest put on by a Stevens Point radio station.
A Kronenwetter police officer has been arrested, accused of soliciting a prostitute, Wausau police said.
Central Wisconsin eighth graders checked out a variety of career paths on Friday.
Another store in dowtown Wausau is closing its doors.
RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A judge ruled Friday that any additional restitution that the former Oneida County medical examiner must pay for taking tissue from two dead people to train her cadaver dog will be decided in a civil lawsuit.
The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department has found the parent of a child found alone outside.
A former Langlade County deputy sheriff was sentenced Friday to three years behind bars and seven years of extended supervision.
Wisconsin Public Service Corp. said Friday it wants to shut down its oldest coal-fired electric generator near Wausau.
The son of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in the woods says his father is innocent.
Flooding has been reported in areas of Wausau, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.
After a long winter, Spring sports are making a comeback.
Police say about 45 marijuana plants were seized from a Tomahawk home on Thursday.
A Marshfield family is making maple syrup for more than just a sweet treat.
WESTON (WAOW) – More central Wisconsin cities are telling its water users to stop running water from a faucet to keep underground lines from freezing.
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) – A father left his 2-year-old daughter home alone early Wednesday and the child was found wandering down Marshfield's busiest street barefoot and in her pajamas about five blocks from home, police said Thursday
A Kronenwetter woman is named the Jefferson Award winner for her volunteer efforts.
Random trivia knowledge will be put to the ultimate test this weekend.
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A program aimed at providing food for needy elementary school children in the Wausau and D.C. Everest schools will get a $50,000 grant over the next three years.
WAUSAU (WAOW) – A Wausau mother has been named Big Sister of the Year for Wisconsin by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
WESTON (WAOW) - Police in Weston and Schofield now have a new tool designed to crack down on prostitutes who advertise online as escorts. They must be licensed.
WAUSAU (WAOW) – The Marathon County Health Department is looking for a dog that bit a boy in Wausau as he walked with his mother.