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Streetwise: Dollar General coming to Stratford, possibly Athens next

Subscribed, but don't have a login? STRATFORD - Dollar General is coming to Stratford and might also add an Athens location in the next few months. According to the village of Stratford, construction on the Dollar General store is scheduled to begin later this month - weather depending - and complet

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-21 12:18:13

Wausau man pleads not guilty to possessing 133 pounds of pot

ANTIGO (WAOW) - A Wausau man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to accusations that he was hauling 133 pounds of "high-grade" marijuana when police found his car stranded not far from the Antigo airport, according to online Langlade County court records. Pao Vang is charged with possession with intent to de

WAOW - 2018-03-21 00:14:00

First 1,500 Marathon Co. property owners to get new addresses soon

WAUSAU (WAOW) - More than 20,000 properties will receive new addresses and more than 600 roads will be renamed in the project to create a more uniform system of addresses in Marathon County, authorities said Tuesday. Later this month, affected property owners on the east side of the county will be t

WAOW - 2018-03-20 19:34:00

Former rod and gun club treasurer charged with theft

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- The former treasurer of a local rod and gun club is charged after being accused of taking money from the club without permission. 63-year-old Paula Brown of Stanley was charged in Chippewa County on Friday with one count of theft from a business. According to the poli

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-20 04:09:00

Public Works recommends Rapids company for Marshfield City Hall project

MARSHFIELD - During the March 19 meeting of the Marshfield Board of Public Works, city leaders voted to award the reconstruction project on the former Forward Financial building to Eagle Construction of Wisconsin Rapids. The building, located at 207 W. Sixth St, will become Marshfield's new city hal

HUBCITYTIMES.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Another cougar sighting in Wisconsin

The DNR is investigating after the animal popped up on a trail cam in Colgate, northwest of Menomonee Falls. It's the second cougar sighting in that area. A cougar, or suspected cougar, has also been spotted in Neillsville and Marathon. The DNR is investigating after the animal popped up on a trail

WSAW - 2018-03-20 04:47:00

State settles lawsuit from former youth prison inmate who was severely injured for $19M

A suicidal girl who called for help but was left hanging in her cell at the state's youth prison long enough to suffer permanent, severe brain damage will receive $18.9 million as part of a settlement with the state Department of Corrections. The settlement with former inmate Sydni Briggs was reach

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 22:24:00

Police-Sheriff calls: Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18

7:50 a.m. Theft of gift cards from car, 1000 block of Weather Ridge Rd., Chippewa Falls. 8:36 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 27000 block of County Highway MM, Chippewa Falls. 9:45 a.m. Criminal damage to house, 700 block of Prairie St., Chippewa Falls. 12:34 p.m. Drug abuse, Cornell. 5:21 p.m. Criminal da

CHIPPEWA HERALD - 2018-03-19 21:02:00

Sheriff's Dept. asking for public's help locating Huber walkaway

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Marathon County Jail is asking for the public's help locating an inmate that did not return from Huber. Investigators said Jeffrey Bennett, 33, was to return to the jail Friday and has not. He's described as 5 foot 9 inches, 150 pounds and has a neck tattoo that reads, "Ma


Marshfield bus driver charged with sexual assault of a child during New Year's Eve party

Subscribed, but don't have a login? WISCONSIN RAPIDS - A 53-year-old Marshfield bus driver has been charged with having sexual contact with a teen during a New Year's Eve party. Herbert W. Andres, of Marshfield made his initial appearance Monday morning on the charge of sexual assault of a child by


Lincoln County Sheriff's reports

A 52-year-old Gleason woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a criminal traffic charge after deputies investigated a reckless driver. She was taken into custody for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and cited for reckless driving. Tomahawk Firefighters along with deputi


Public safety: Officer smells marijuana during traffic stop

Subscribed, but don't have a login? At 2:43 a.m. Sunday, an officer arrested a 26-year-old Stevens Point man on suspicion of drunken driving on North Maple Avenue. At 2:48 a.m. Sunday, an officer arrested an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of marijuana and drug paraphernalia po


The Children's Place, Maharlika stores to close in Wausau Center mall

Subscribed, but don't have a login? WAUSAU - Two more stores will leave the Wausau Center mall this spring, following the news of the closure of the mall's last anchor store. Children's clothing chain The Children's Place is slated to close on April 18, according to signs outside the store. Maharlik


Mosinee woman sentenced to jail for having sex with boy, 16

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 27-year-old supervisor at a fast food restaurant accused of having sex with one of her teenage workers she knew was underage was sentenced to six months in jail Monday, according to online Marathon County court records. Brittney Dzwonkowski of Mosinee pleaded no contest to two felo


Woman accused of stealing $64K from Medford restaurant

MEDFORD, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 42-year-old woman is facing criminal charges after she's accused of embezzling more than $64,000 from the Medford restaurant where she worked. Jaime Johnson will be charged with theft in a business setting and destroying data. An investigation began after management noticed


$1 million malpractice award upheld against Memorial Health Center in Medford

MADISON - A state appeals court Thursday upheld a $1 million damage award to a Medford couple who sued a local health care provider for injuries suffered during a fall after a colonoscopy procedure. The District IV Court of Appeals rejected all arguments brought by attorneys for Memorial Health Cent


Merrill Warrant of the Week

The Merrill Police Department holds arrests warrants issued 11/13/2017 for Terrell Lee Smith, DOB 1/9/1994, last known address 207 N. 7th St., Wausau. The city recovered judgments of $124 for operating after suspension and $136.60 for driving too fast for conditions. The defendant is in default of p


Public safety: Police find indoor marijuana garden

Subscribed, but don't have a login? At 2:11 a.m. Thursday, an officer arrested a 24-year-old Neillsville woman on suspicion of marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession after police dog Steffi indicated the presence of drugs during a traffic stop in the 1000 block of South Central Aven


Children's Place closing in Wausau Center Mall in April

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Children's Place in the Wausau Center Mall is scheduled to close April 18. It offers kids clothing from newborns to 14. The store opened in late 2013. The location was previously occupied by Tea Shop Gifts, which relocated next to JCPenney to make way for the retailer.


Schofield man arrested for 4th OWI

DWI Graphic. TOWN OF RINGLE, WI (WSAU) -- A Schofield man was booked for his 4th OWI on Wednesday in Marathon County. The state patrol says Johnathan Tomcek, age 35, was pulled over for speeding in the Town of Ringle. The officer began to notice the smell of alcohol while exchanging information wit