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Wausau police log: Overdose, fights, trespassing, drunken driving reported

2:37 p.m. May 18: A 40-year-old was referred for prosecution on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop near the 100 block of Stewart Avenue.4:42 p.m. May 18: A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and violating probation in the are

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2018-05-26 15:43:00

Stevens Point man sentenced for rape

According to the criminal complaint, the victim passed out at a house party on October 11, 2015 when she was raped by Butler. He told police he had sex with the victim twice at the party. The girl told police he told Butler "no" to sex but didn't remember specifically what happened that night.

WSAU.COM - 2018-05-25 13:46:00

19-year-old woman crashes into parked car in Wausau, sending 20-year-old to hospital

According to the police report, the 19-year-old driver smashed into a parked car in the 900 block of South Fourth Avenue in Wausau at 11:40 p.m. The passenger was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, Wausau Lt. John Phillips said.

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2018-05-24 22:16:00

Streetwise Wausau: Sawmill Brewing adds food, Aldi reopens

Streetwise is the Wausau Daily Herald's business news, keeping you updated on new stores, restaurants and other businesses you should know about. Each week we collect the local business news here to give you a quick rundown of what's happening in your community.

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2018-05-25 18:26:00

WJFW - Stonebridge Apartments will offer affordable housing to people in Merrill

"I'm totally excited, it'll be the first time I've lived in anything that was totally and completely brand spanking new," said Park Place resident Teresa Baker.


WJFW - A Merrill family farm faces some challenges with their crop long winter

"A lot of people don't think there's much to do but there's so much prep that goes into just starting our season," said Mike's daughter, Marissa Matushak.


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.

WSAW - 2018-05-25 02:12:00

Strong to severe storms possible this evening

**SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH until 8 p.m. for Clark, Taylor, Lincoln, Price, Marathon, Wood, Portage, Juneau, and Adams counties**

WAOW - 2018-05-25 14:30:00

Marshfield public safety: Caller reports stolen handgun

» At 9 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a call about a disturbance at Badger Title, 144 S. Central Ave.

MARSHFIELDNEWSHERALD.COM - 2018-05-25 16:44:00

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


Wausau, Wis. Passes Modified Park Smoking Ban - halfwheel

The Wausau City Councilvoted unanimouslyto pass smoking is now banned in all enclosed areas, tennis courts and within 50 feet of playgrounds, swimming pools and sports fields.


7 Investigates: Lincoln Hills staff attacked after marijuana confrontation

IRMA, Wis. (WSAW) -Department of Corrections incident reports, obtained by 7 Investigates, show several Lincoln Hills youth counselors, fearing for their safety, shut themselves inside a guard booth in March after confronting juvenile offenders over marijuana use inside the state’s only youth prison


WJFW - City of Merrill to spend $350k on Stange Park improvement project

"We're reimagining Stange Park. It is one of our most beautiful parks, centrally located, very popular. We want to re-beautify this area," said Merrill Parks and Recreation Director Dan Wendorf.


Intent to deliver meth among charges in Everest Metro, Rothschild police logs

May 14: A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, battery and domestic violence in the 7100 block of Janelle Street, Weston.


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.


Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports

Three Illinois men are in the Lincoln County Jail after deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of Rock Falls. A 911 call at 9:31 p.m. reported a man trying to force entry into a tavern located on State Rd. 107. Deputies found three men, two 18-year-old males from Waconda, IL and an 18-year-


Wausau City Council Passes Revised Smoking Ban

A few members of the community spoke out in favor of the smoking ban before the meeting, including Samantha Pinzl, a Public Health Educator with the Marathon County Health Department.


Antigo Police Department Warrant of the Week

May 22, 2018Warrant of the Week:The Antigo Police Department holds an arrest warrant for Alex N. Hitz d.o.b. 09-08-88. The warrant is for failing to appear in court on a charge of possession of narcotic drugs and bail jumping. Those with information on his whereabouts are urged to call the Antigo Po


New wheels set to patrol in Stevens Point

WAUSAU, Wis., (WSAW)--Thanks to a big donation and community effort there will soon be some new pedals on patrol in Stevens Point.To tell us about about the electric assist bike donated to the Stevens Point Police Department Sunrise 7 was joined by Cpl. Ted Wanta of the Stevens Point Police Departme


Theft leads to car chase, two arrests

A Wisconsin couple was arrested Sunday night north of Monster Lake after multiple vehicle thefts and a short chase starting on WYO 120 that concluded with a foot chase through a field.Cody Wallace, 24, whose last known address was Alma Center, Wis., and Tracey Matti, 35, of Merrillan, Wis., are alle