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FreMarq Innovations Moving to Merrill

MERRILL, WI (WSAU) -- A Wausau based wall manufacturer will be moving its operations to a new city. The City of Merrill at their City Council meeting on Tuesday night approved a $100,000 loan to FreMarq Innovations. The loan is to help FreMarq move its manufacturing operations from their current loc


Wisconsin man falls asleep at wheel, crashes car

GRANT COUNTY, Wisconsin (KWWL) – A Prarie du Chein man is recovering after a car accident in Grant County. A release from the Grant County Sheriff said William Seeley, 22, fell asleep while driving Friday afternoon in the Beetown Township on County U.


Wausau manufacturer plans to move to Merrill

MERRILL - A Wausau manufacturer will relocate its operations to Merrill. A big reason for the move is the city provided FreMarq Innovations a $100,000 loan. If FreMarq keeps at least 50 jobs for the next two years, it will not have to pay the loan back.


Wisconsin sheriff’s deputies rescue pair of trapped bear cubs

ASHLAND, Wis. — Two Wisconsin sheriff’s deputies rescued a pair of bear cubs trapped in a flooded culvert that had served as their den. The Ashland Daily Press reports that Ashland County deputies Zach Pierce and Dylan Wegner discovered the baby bruins Friday near the Bad River Indian Reservation in


Judge refuses to throw out homicide case against baby sitter

WAUSAU, Wis. - A judge has refused to throw out the case against a Wisconsin baby sitter accused of killing a 2-month-old boy and then pretending he was alive when she gave the baby back to his mother.


Rep. Duffy explains border wall importance during Town Hall meetings

MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) -- Republican Congressman Sean Duffy held Town Hall meetings in Medford, Merrill and Antigo on Thursday. One of the items that was a talking point for the congressman was President Trump's plan for a border wall.


Pictures: View and submit photos of the northern lights in SE Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — If you’ve always dreamed of catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, you might be in luck over the weekend. According to the Space Weather Prediction Center, Wisconsin will be in a good position to see the northern lights both Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.


Merrill mayor reacts to recall petition

MERRILL, WI (WSAU) -- Residents in Merrill held a rally in support of an effort to recall five of the eight Alders on the common council Tuesday evening. Paul Russell, Tim Meehean, Rob Norton, John Vanlieshout, and Dave Sukow could all find themselves defending their seats this summer if the drive i


Wausau man arrested for allegedly driving while on drugs with two kids in car

MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 44-year-old Wausau man has been charged after allegedly driving under the influence with two kids in the car. Ronald Gibson faces charges of OWI 1st Offense.

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Body found in Mississippi ID'd as missing Wisconsin woman

A body found in the Mississippi River near Trenton, Wisconsin, just over the border with Minnesota, has been identified as that of a missing Eau Claire woman. Muzeyyen Ayan, 47, was last seen at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport on Feb. 26.


Controlled fire: Local firefighters get real experience training

WESTON, Wis (WSAW) -- Newly hired firefighters with the South Area Fire and Emergency Response District (SAFER) were able to practice putting out a controlled structure fire Saturday morning.


Update: Man finds GoPro while vacationing in Dominican Republic, finds owner in Wisconsin

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — With the help of social media, a lost GoPro camera will be returned to its rightful owner. It started when a man found a GoPro camera while vacationing in the Dominican Republican. A quick look at the photos, the man assumed the owner was from Wisconsin, Minnesota or


Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court won’t decide until at least Monday whether to reinstate Republican-backed lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul. A Dane County judge blocked the laws Thursday, finding the Legislature convened il


Homicide charges against Tietsort to move to trial

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- The case against a former Wausau babysitter charged with killing a two-month-old baby under her care will move forward. Marissa Tietsort faces a count of first-degree intentional homicide in the case stemming from an October 18th incident in which she's accused of killing the ch

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Constituent meeting held for Marathon Co. District 1 residents

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) --- Dozens of Marathon Co. community members attended a District 1 constituent meeting Saturday at the Wausau Downtown Airport. County Supervisor for District 1 Katie Rosenberg, and City Alderman Pat Peckham organized the event, but several elected officials attended to share upc


10th annual Bull Falls Honor Flight 5K run for Veterans

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — The 10th annual Bull Falls Honor Flight 5K run was held on Saturday at Bull Falls Brewery. Around 2,000 people were at the event, which raised money to help honor Veterans.


First responders rescue dog fallen through ice in Weston

WESTON, Wis. (WSAW) --- First responders are asking residents to be extra cautious around ice, after a dog fell through Lake Wausau this afternoon and had to be rescued. A page came through to Marathon Co. Dispatch around 4:30 p.m., when a resident walking their dog along the Wausau Country Club gol


Wausau doctor charged with years-long prescription fraud scheme

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Wausau doctor accused of prescription fraud has now been criminally charged. Thomas Strick is accused of prescribing fentanyl patches to several patients with the understanding they would give them to him at his request.


Three-day trial set for Hornby

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- The case against former Wausau East High School Audio/Video technician will go to trial next month. Kurtis Hornby, accused of sexually assaulting two students over the last three years, has a three-day jury trial scheduled for April 23rd-25th in Marathon County.


Pet owners can "Paws and Protect" this Saturday

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- Wausau-area pet owners that are due to have their animals vaccinated can do so for free Saturday morning at the Marathon County Humane Society. "Paws and Protect" will be held from 8 AM to noon at the Humane Society office off of Packer Drive near Sunny Vale Park. Ashly Bishop i

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