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Wisconsin State Troopers stop car going 119 MPH

WINDSOR -- It took road spikes, but eventually Wisconsin State Troopers were able to stop a car traveling at 119 MPH. According to our partners at WISC-TV , the U.S. Marshals Office reached out to the Wisconsin State Patrol that a wanted man out of Maryland was in their area at 3:05 p.m. Thursday.


The Most Dangerous Thing about Marijuana in Wisconsin is that it is Illegal

MADISON – Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement to announce the introduction of LRB-0154 to fully legalize marijuana in the state of Wisconsin:


Sex offender will be released in Neillsville

NEILLSVILLE — After serving five years behind bars for owning child pornography and attempting to meet a girl for sex, a 53-year-old man is being released in Neillsville. Randy P. Scott will be released April 30 and plans to reside at N1340 Miller Ave., according to a sex offender notification sent


Wisconsin Could Face a Mining Disaster

On January 25, 2019, a 28-story high tailings dam in Brumadinho, in southeastern Brazil failed, releasing almost 3 billion gallons of sludgy mine waste. The spill flooded nearby homes, submerging cars and buses under a river of reddish-brown sludge. The death toll so far has risen to 228 with an est


Clark Co. man going to jail for abusing one-month-old child

Clark County (WQOW) – A Clark County man who pleaded guilty in a child abuse case after an infant was seriously hurt was sentenced Tuesday. Doctors say the one-month-old had bruises on her head and chest and one of her eyes was not working properly.


Flooding Closures throughout Central Wisconsin

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- Several roads are closed on Thursday due to flooding from recent heavy rains. Most road closures due to flooding are in Marathon County with select spots in Portage County.


Wisconsin Rapids prepares for flooding

Wisconsin Rapids (WAOW) — Wisconsin Rapids is preparing for potential flooding Thursday night. The city says several parks including Lyon, Legion, Veterans, Demitz, Mead Rapids View and Ben Hansen are closed.


Animals safe in Clark Co. barn fire

CHILI, Wis. (WAOW) — Multiple fire crews responded to a fire that broke out at a Clark Co. barn Friday. According to a News 9 crew at the scene, the shed and garage were both complete losses after being burned down.


Marijuana advocates trying again for legalization in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature.


Immigration Detention Center COO: Wisconsin City Rejected Proposed Facility

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A company that runs privately-owned immigration detention centers has announced that city officials in New Richmond, Wisconsin have rejected their request to build a new facility.


Wisconsin Department of Transportation announces 277 total traffic stops on 'Blue Day'

MILWAUKEE -- In order to enhance highway safety, Wisconsin State Patrol had a heavy presence on I-94 on "Blue Day." In total, officers made 277 traffic stops and conducted 66 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections during Tuesday’s “Blue Day” initiative in eight southeast Wisconsin counties.


'Amazing' $5.9 Million French Chateau For Sale In Wisconsin

HOBART, WI -- Believe it or not this home is actually magnificent new construction. This luxury Wisconsin property is a spacious, quality constructed, stone French Chateau 2-story walkout home with 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 3 half baths, resting on approximately 4 acres of secluded estate setting.


The teacher shortage in Wisconsin: Why are fewer people wanting to become teachers?

Teaching has been regarded as one of the most important jobs someone can have. But more and more school districts are finding it harder to hire teachers and get them to stay.


Some roads in Marshfield are impassable because of flooding

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Marshfield Police Department is asking residents to avoid a couple of roads because they're flooded and are considered impassable. Those roads are N. Peach in between Harrison and Ives, as well as, N. Galvin in between Arnold and Filmore.


Sentence Remains the Same in 2015 Wood Co. Homicide

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (WSAU) -- A Nekoosa man will remain in prison until 2030 for shooting his girlfriend's mother. Miguel-Angel Oertel was in court on Wednesday for a potential resentencing of his 2nd Degree Reckless Homicide charge. No changes were made to Oertel's sentence by Wood County Circut J


Wisconsin Mother to Face Murder Charge After Strangling Newborn Son, Beating Head Into Toilet

A prosecutor in Wisconsin states that he plans to file a murder charge against a woman who has now admitted to strangling her newborn son while beating his head into the toilet because she “didn’t want the baby.”


Marshfield officials investigate early morning mobile home park fire

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WAOW) — Marshfield officials confirmed a fire at an unoccupied mobile home early Wednesday morning. Marshfield Police Lieutenant Dennis Keffer told News 9 no one was inside the home and no one had to be evacuated in the mobile home park.


MCHS/MACY offer Just Look Up-Screen Free Week program

MARSHFIELD – Just Look Up-Screen Free Week is a national celebration hosted locally by Marshfield Clinic Health System Center for Community Health Advancement and Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY)-Mental Health Workgroup; it takes place April 29-May 5.


Local agencies to host drug takeback event

MARSHFIELD – On April 27, National Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) will coordinate a prescription drug takeback event throughout Wisconsin. Takeback events provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescriptions drugs, while also


Regional Forensic Lab Keeps Local Law Enforcement Up-to-Date with Latest Tech

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) Cell phone and computer technology is part of many aspects of modern life – including crime – and local law enforcement agencies are pooling resources to keep up.