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Two people 'severely injured' in accident near Thorp
A car driven by O'Ryhann D. Hay, 18, rests after an accident in the Town of Reseburg in Clark County Tuesday evening. Hay and his passenger, Hunter M. Kiser, 18, were severely injured in the accident.
Medford Police Department asks for public's help after property damage spree
According to a Facebook post by the Medford Police Department, the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library, Medford City Park and the Veteran's Park Memorial flag field are among the damaged sites. A small trailer was also stolen from Water's Edge BP gas station.
Two 18-year-olds seriously hurt in crash near Thorp
THORP, Wis. (WEAU) --Two people are hurt after a car spun into a ditch and hit a power pole.The Clark County Sheriff's Office got the call just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. The initial investigation indicates a car driven by 18-year-old O'Ryhann Hay was going north on Highway M, south of Thorp when she lo
Marathon County Sheriffs Department preparing for employee turnover
Before a deputy can be considered for promotion Parks says they have to have three years of service to the department and pass a written test. Once those hurdles are out of the way a pair of interviews are conducted, first with the Commission, which digs for character and core values. “We then bring
Emergency response to rural Marathon County dairy plant
MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) --Emergency and fire crews are responding to reports of a fire at Van Der Geest Dairy early Friday morning, south of Merrill.
2 injured in Clark County crash
Investigators said a vehicle driven by O'Ryhann Hay, 18, lost control while driving on County Highway M near Oak Road, south of Thorp. The vehicle entered a ditch, struck a driveway, power pole and a parked trailer of wood.
Packers linebacker, Rapids native Vince Biegel among speakers set for Farm Technology Days
Biegel grew up on a cranberry marsh near Wisconsin Rapids, where he and his siblings are the fifth generation to have worked the farm. He credits much of his success in sports to the marsh, saying it taught him the value of hard work, according to a press release from Farm Technology Days Promotions
North Central Avenue road construction project in Marshfield delayed until 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, which is heading the project, said in a news release that the project was delayed because the construction bid came in higher than anticipated.
Name of Marshfield man who won $50,000 Powerball drawing in April revealed
MARSHFIELD - Marshfield resident Joseph Zahradka was one of the two players who won $50,000 in the April 11 Powerball drawing, according to a release from Wisconsin Lottery on Monday.
Two on the lam; one wanted for homicide
By Bob ZientaraIn a pair of highly unusual circumstances, wanted fugitives in Barron and Rusk counties remain at large as of press time Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in connection with an apparent murder near Conrath, Wis., on Friday afternoon, May 18, and the unsuccessful pursuit of a burglary suspect the
Lady Buccaneers drop Rib Lake, split twin bill with Phillips
Rib Lake 5, Prentice 11The Lady Buccaneers took advantage of seven errors by the visiting Lady Redmen to pick up their second conference win of the season, defeating Rib Lake 11-5 on May 11.Prentice banged out 17 hits and scored in five innings to secure the win.
Marshfield family's restaurant dream comes to life in transformed downtown building
"We have had a number of people come in since we took the paper down (from the windows) and people could see in, just to see how we are doing and how it looks," Jen Olson said. "We are really excited for the community to talk with us and try our food and see that there isn't anything like this in Ma
Stanley woman deemed competent to stand trial in Springbrook stabbing
During a status conference on Tuesday morning, Judge James Peterson announced that according to an evaluation report from clinical psychologist Donna Minter and a consultant with the Wisconsin Forensics Unit, Ezra McCandless, 20, is mentally fit to stand trial on charges of first degree intentional
Suspect to be charged in homicide of Wausau man found dead in garage
Lee Franck, 56, was immediately identified as a suspect and arrested on an outstanding warrant Feb. 21 at his home in Florence County. He has been in the Marathon County Jail in Wausau ever since, facing disorderly conduct charges.
Buc girls end regular season with losses to Rib Lake and Auburndale
The Prentice softball team closed out their regular season with a pair of losses on the road.Rib Lake 6 – Prentice 5The Lady Buccaneers worked to take an early lead at Rib Lake on May 17, but a five run fourth inning gave the Lady Redmen just enough for the win, as they defeated Prentice 6-5.
Search continues for homicide suspect
CONRATH, WI (MetroSource-WSAU) The search continues for a Rusk County homicide suspect. Authorities consider 31-year-old Preston Kraft a suspect in the death of 53-year-old Robert Pettit, who was found dead Friday at the intersection of County Road I and Blueberry Road near Conrath.
Police-Sheriff calls: Tuesday, May 15 - Wednesday, May 16
9:20 a.m. Fraudulent credit card use, 17000 block of 98th Ave., Chippewa Falls.
Manhunt continues after reported gunshot; victim airlifted
Officers from several area jurisdictions are now involved in a manhunt after a report of a gunshot victim with a head wound in the town of Willard, southwest of Conrath.The incident occurred Friday afternoon, after 4 p.m.
BREAKING: Rusk County deputies on scene of a reported shooting
CONRATH, Wis. (WEAU) —The Rusk County Sheriff’s Department is on the scene of a reported shooting Friday.A section of Blueberry Rd. outside of Conrath has been shut down. Authorities are currently searching for a white Mitsubishi with the license plate 833-XCK connected to the incident.Rusk County S
UPDATE: Rusk County Officials asking for your help finding man considered 'armed and dangerous'
Rusk County (WQOW) -Rusk County officials are asking for the public's help in locating a man they are considering 'armed and dangerous'.The Rusk County Sheriff's Office released pictures of the suspect, Preston D. Kraft. He is a suspect in a possible shooting near Blueberry Rd. in Conrath. Anyone wh