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Merrill's historic T.B. Scott Mansion is 135 years old and vacant. Can it get a new life?
MERRILL - Just south of the Wisconsin River sits the empty T.B. Scott Mansion, the roughly 135-year-old landmark built by Merrill's lumberman founder. The home, with its weathered brick and wooden exterior, is loved by the city's residents for its historical significance and its legend of a deadly c
Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
This is the time of year to be especially aware of transient workers and increased thefts in the area. Deputies have been investigating break-ins to residences and two thefts from taverns. The incidents have taken place in the Towns of Merrill, Harding, Birch and Bradley. If you see suspicious vehic
Marathon County inmate attempts suicide
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- An individual being held in the Marathon County Jail was transferred to Asprirus Wausau early Monday morning after what's believed to be a suicide attempt.The unidentified 40-year-old man was being held on bond for Knowingly Violating a Domestic Abuse Order and Bail Jumping. A r
Warrant issued for Aniwa man in animal mistreatment case
Diels and an accomplice, 43-year-old Kimberly Lawrence, were arrested on the charges back in November after Marathon County Sheriff's officials seized dozens of dogs from the couples home.
Wausau Masonic Lodge could see new life as Americana music venue
A group of Wausau residents is seeking to buy the building near the Wausau Center mall and turn it into the Whitewater Music Hall. The venue would feature Americana music, a tap room and a coffee bar, prospective co-owner Kelly Ballard said at a city meeting on Monday night.
Man shot by Wausau officer in 2015 for failure to comply gets 9 years prison
Monday, Adam Radek pleaded guilty to battery, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of heroin.
Public safety: Couple steals $206 worth of groceries from Walmart
» At 2 p.m. Saturday, an employee at Walmart, 2001 N. Central Ave., reported a 25-year-old man and 31-year-old woman, both from Mosinee, stole $206 worth of groceries. The man and woman used the self-checkout and placed items in their cart without scanning them. Police arrested the couple. The woman
32-year-old man assaulted girl, 14, at friend's house during spring break, police say
The eighth-grade girl reported the abuse to her teacher on May 15. According to the criminal complaint, the girl said the abuse took place during spring break at her friend's house, and she reported it more than a month later because she was having a difficult time sleeping in a dark bedroom. She wa
Tuber found safe on Eau Claire River near Weston
WESTON, Wis. (WSAW) --A missing tuber is found early Monday morning in Marathon County.The tuber was separated from their party and reported missing Sunday night, according to an officer at the scene.
State health department confirms Wisconsin included in new cyclospora outbreak report
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW)The Wisconsin State Health Department has confirmed 2 cases of cyclospora have been found in Wisconsin. At least 54 people from 6 states were sickened from the parasite.The outbreak is believed to be linked to McDonald's salads. McDonald's has pulled the salads from its menu at 3,
Man wounded in 2015 Wausau police shooting sentenced to prison
Adam Radek, 37, of Tomah was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm as a repeat criminal and possession of heroin as a repeat criminal in a plea deal that resolved three cases, court records said.
Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg Holds Grand Opening
WITTENBERG, WISCONSIN – Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg, the area’s premier entertainment and lodging destination, announced its Grand Opening Celebration which was held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Guests were cordially invited to attend the momentous occasion and to partake in the festivities.
Organizers: Balloons should finally launch tonight at the Wausau Balloon & Rib fest
“We had to cancel Thursday night’s fireworks due to weather,” shared Elizabeth Knight, Board President for Wausau Events. “For that reason, we added more fireworks to Friday's show and the rest of them will be on Saturday.”
15th annual Wausau ChalkFest dominates downtown
WAUSAU, Wis (WSAW) --On Saturday the City of Wausau kicked off their annual ChalkFest event on the 400 block of downtown. Local artist from throughout Wisconsin and surrounding states were able to purchase a square for under $30 to decorate as they wish.“For Wausau to be such a small town, it has a
Lightning strike hits woman's car in Wausau
Jacci's car almost caught on fire. Her antenna actually did burn and fall off, and her tire popped!
Cause of Merrill garage fire under investigation
MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) --The Merrill Fire Chief says an overnight fire caused about $5,000 worth of damage to a detached garage on N. Prospect Street.
Camp Phillips Project to be discussed on Monday
Monday's meeting begins at 4:30 PM and will involve the Board of Trustees, Community Development Authority, and the Plan Commission. According to the agenda Administrator Daniel Guild, Public Works Director Keith Donner (who served as interim Administrator while Guild was suspended), and Higgins wil
Lightning strikes car in Aspirus parking lot
Believe it or not, a Merrill fire chief says had anyone been inside the vehicle they still would have survived the strike. "The person would have still been OK," Battalion Chief Phil Skoug said. "The big thing is we don't want to touch anything inside the vehicle because a lightning strike could aff
Art exhibit in Wausau drawing rave reviews
"Art's my life," David Hummer said, Executive director of the museum. "I've been to so many museums and so many art galleries and I've never seen such a solid exhibit of skilled, incredibly talented and beautiful artists in one location."
4 injured in Waupaca County motorcycle crash
At around 11:34 a.m., the Waupaca County Sheriff's Office was called to the westbound lanes of U.S. Hwy 10 east of State Hwy 49 near Fremont, where two motorcycles, both going west, hit each other.