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Two Cane wrestlers advance to sectional

Two Hayward-Northwood Hurricane wrestlers placed second in the WIAA Division 2 regional meet last Saturday at Barron and qualified to wrestle in the sectional meet at Neillsville Saturday, Feb. 16.


Winter weather causes damage to roads in Central Wisconsin

MOSINEE (WAOW) — First it was the slick, icy roads causing issues for drivers, but now, as the snow starts to melt, pot holes and frost heaves have started to emerge on roads across central Wisconsin.


Local high school wrestlers move on to sectionals

MARSHFIELD – Two local teams and over three dozen local wrestlers will move on to sectionals following regional competition held Feb. 9. The Marshfield Tigers wrestling team took first place over Wisconsin Rapids, 237-204.5, to move on to team sectional semi-finals against River Falls at Wausau East


Wisconsin drug bust leads to 9 arrests

Investigators from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office carried out several Valentine's Day search warrants, seizing drugs, cash and guns. The bust led to the arrest of nine suspects.


Illinois Democrats Ask Wisconsin Governor To Review Foxconn Plant Impact

(AP) — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin’s new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states’ border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago’s northern subur


Wisconsin dentist arrested in connection to arson of boat house

A local dentist has been arrested for setting a neighbor's boat house on fire. According to a complaint, John Haag, 55, was arrested on Feb. 2 for arson. The complaint says the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department was called to a boat house fire near Bass Lake in New Richmond, Wisconsin, at about 4


AAA Gives 3 Wisconsin Restaurants 4-Diamond Rating

WISCONSIN -- AAA has released its exclusive five-diamond list of restaurants and not a single restaurant in Wisconsin made the cut. The list, released Thursday, includes just 67 restaurants in North America and only three new restaurants were added this year. Three Wisconsin restaurants earned a fou


Marshfield PD pulls over car with snow covered windshield

Marshfield (WAOW) — The Marshfield Police Department posted on Facebook they pulled over someone whose windshield was full of snow. All the department says in the post is “um….”.


News analysis: Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Supreme Court pick is an anti-gay bigot with ethical baggage

Progressive groups and leaders are lambasting Republican Supreme Court nominee Brian Hagedorn as unqualified following revelations that he penned homophobic, misogynistic, racist and extremely partisan blog posts.


Wisconsin high school sorry for apparent blackface display

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) - The principal of a suburban Milwaukee high school says there will be consequences for students at a basketball game who displayed pictures of an opponent making it appear he was wearing blackface.


Two in custody after 11-month drug investigation in Fairchild

FAIRCHILD, Wis. (WEAU) -- Two people are currently in custody, after almost a year-long drug investigation in Fairchild. That’s according to Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer, who tells WEAU 13 News that two men were taken into custody Friday morning, one who was a previously convicted felon.


Wisconsin girl fights off potential abductor with Valentine's candy

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (WITI) - Police in West Allis are investigating after a little girl was grabbed on her way to school Thursday morning. They say a Valentine's Day gift may have saved her life.


Three arrested in Fairchild drug bust; human trafficking suspected

Eau Claire (WQOW) – Three men are under arrest after a drug bust in Fairchild Friday morning. Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer says the men were trafficking meth and heroin at two homes on Main Street in the small town. The sheriff also believes some women may have been held against their will,


Ladysmith School Board president dies; name will remain on ballot

Ladysmith School Board President Al Manson died on Wednesday, Feb. 13. He had been fighting leukemia since its re-occurrence in August. Manson led his last board meeting on Jan. 16. He was in the hospital in Marshfield since Jan 31.


DNR, Monroe County Crime Stoppers seeks public’s help with illegal shooting of elk

MONROE COUNTY, Wis. (RELEASE) -- The Wis. Department of Natural Resources’ Bureau of Law Enforcement and the Monroe County Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help with information related to the illegal shooting of an adult cow elk in Jackson County during the 2018 gun-deer season.


Police Reports: Loud Music Complaint Leads to Marijuana Arrest

2.11.19 at 2243: Officers were dispatched for a loud music complaint. An odor of marijuana was detected and a 21 year-old Marshfield male was subsequently arrested. The male was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and eventually Wood County Jail. Charges will be re


Wisconsin Public Service said phone scam is targeting customers

Wisconsin Public Service customers in Sheboygan, Green Bay and Marinette said they’ve received phone calls from scammers. About 60 customers and churches across northeast and north central Wisconsin reported receiving the calls.


Republican Leaders In Wisconsin Refuse To Recognize Colin Kaepernick During Black History Month

Senate GOP lawmakers say the celebrated athlete and activist is "too controversial" to be given a recognition. On Wednesday, Wisconsin Senate Republicans passed a resolution in Honor of Black History Month that failed to mention Milwaukee native Colin Kaepernick.


Man accused of kidnapping woman in MN, sexually assaulting her in western WI pleads guilty

(WQOW) – The man accused in a kidnapping and sexual assault case that began in Minnesota and ended in Jackson County has pleaded guilty in federal court. Dontay Reese, from Burnsville, Minnesota, entered the plea to a kidnapping charge. Prosecutors say in August 2017 he allegedly kidnapped a woman,


White Wisconsin Republicans Force Colin Kaepernick's Name to Be Scrapped from Black History Month Celebration

Republicans lawmakers in Wisconsin successfully pushed to erase Colin Kaepernick from a state celebration for Black History Month, multiple news outlets report. The legislature’s black caucus initially included the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback in an annual resolution to honor prominent bla