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Northbound Business 51 detours in Stevens Point, Whiting announced

(Photo: Mike Watson Images, Getty Images/moodboard RF)STEVENS POINT - Drivers traveling northbound on Business 51 can expect lane closures and detours starting Friday.Construction crews will close northbound lanes of Business 51 between County HH in Whiting and Minnesota Avenue in Stevens Point star

STEVENSPOINTJOURNAL.COM - 2018-10-18 21:01:00

Stevens Point approves placing metal sculpture at new roundabout on north side

The plan is to place a 15 foot by 25 foot metal Stevens Point sign to the side of the roundabout as drivers travel south on U.S. 51 into the city. The piece is called "To the Point," which would feature the word "Point" with a pine tree as the "i" and swirling water, which would allude to the city's


Portage County sheriff, executive apologize for Facebook post criticized as racist

"While it's clear to us that the intention behind the post had absolutely nothing to do with race, the impact was one that generated hundreds of comments that varied from support for the original intent of the meme to constructive criticism of the post and the meme itself to vile and hateful comment

STEVENSPOINTJOURNAL.COM - 2018-10-17 23:55:00

Need weekend plans? There's no shortage of things to do in Marshfield area

The cool thing is there are things for everyone: Girls day? Lot 671 Fall Sale. Family day? Take the kids to trick-or-treat at Wildwood Zoo or head to Tuft's Mansion in Neillsville for an old-fashioned day of fun.


Teen flown to hospital following crash into Wisconsin Rapids church

The girl crashed into the back of Crossview Church, 1000 E. Riverview Expressway, about 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Wisconsin Rapids Police Lt. Brian Krzykowski said. Police are trying to determine what caused the teenager to hit the back of the church, which is between Copps Grocery Store and Shopko.

DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-10-18 17:10:00

President Donald Trump to hold rally at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee

MOSINEE - President Donald Trump is coming back to Wisconsin.The president will hold a rally at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee on Oct. 24, according to his campaign website. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.Doors will open at 3:30 p.m.

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2018-10-17 22:31:00

No Geese Culling in Stevens Point

At the deer management committee meeting on Wednesday afternoon, the committee decided to not pursue culling geese for the upcoming year as a means of wildlife control. Instead, the city will continue with their original plan for geese control measures. Committee Chair John Okonek explains the diffe

WDEZ 101.9 FM - 2018-10-17 23:57:00

Sheriffs Office reports difficulty receiving Verizon 911 calls. - Merrill Foto News

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is experiencing difficulty receiving Verizon wireless 911 calls.According to a press release issued this morning by the sheriff’s office, if callers reach a message indicating the number is no longer in service please call the admin line 715-536-6272. The Sheriff

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-10-18 17:21:08

New salary schedule for Clintonville employees - Waupaca County Post

Although the city doesn’t have all the information required to finish a preliminary 2019 budget, Eveland said she is anticipating the operating budget for the city will increase by $100,000 next year, which falls within the city’s levy limit. It is also under the city’s estimated expenditure restrai

WAUPACANOW.COM - 2018-10-18 20:09:06

Sears Hometown Stores in Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, Marshfield won't be closing

Despite Sears filing for bankruptcy this week, residents in Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point and Marshfield won't see their local Sears Hometown Stores close their doors.


Stevens Point police officer living his dream

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) — Kris Marchel joined the Stevens Point Police Department at the age of 45.“I wanted to be a cop my whole life–since I was 8.” Officer Kris Marchel said.At the age of 42, he decided to return to school and earn his degree.“College wasn’t easy. But when it is something you really


Portage County official calls for anti-bias effort in wake of deputy's Facebook meme

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Kontos displayed a photo of a character from the cult film "Super Troopers," with a caption of him phonetically sounding out each letter in the last name "Smith" over a radio dispatch while saying the first name is "Tawneequa, common spelling." In the second post, Kon


Port Edwards police chief suspended pending disciplinary hearing

A public disciplinary hearing is tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Alexander Park Shelter House, 210 Second St. N., said Scott Stewart, Police and Fire Commission chairman.


Police logs: Woman fills pockets with rocks

» At 10:21 a.m. Monday, a caller reported a man with no shoes and no coat walking across the Jackson Street Bridge. An officer learned the man had just been released from jail, and the man said he was OK.


Truck overturns south of Marshfield - Hub City Times

By City Times staffMARSHFIELD – A Roehl sand truck tipped over on the roundabout at State Hwy 80 and State Hwy 10 West just south of Marshfield.The accident occurred the morning of Oct. 16, partially blocking the roadway.The driver was not injured.


Facebook post by Portage Co. sheriff official stirring up debate

The post had a character from the Super Troopers movie spelling out a name. It’s implied he’s relaying the name to dispatch. He spells out the last name Smith; Sam, Mary, Ida, Tom, Harry. On the bottom of the picture it says first name Tawneequa, common spelling.


Body of missing child found in Little Wolf River

The Waupaca County Sheriff Office began an immediate search of the area. At its peak, the search included first responders from as many as 20 different agencies, their K-9 units and civilian volunteers.

CBS 58

Death of inmate on Sunday at Wood County Jail is fourth in past year

It is the fourth death in the Wood County Jail in the past year. On Aug. 19, an 18-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man died from an apparent suicide. Jail staff found the teenager about 17 minutes after they had done a welfare check on him that found he was OK, the jail lieutenant said in August.


Police logs: Someone steals toaster grates

» At 12:20 p.m. Sunday, an employee at Walmart, 4331 Eighth St. S., reported two women shoplifting.


Body of missing Waupaca County boy found

HARRISON, Wis. - According to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department, the body of a missing 1-year-old toddler has been found. At 7:47 Sunday morning, he was found by volunteers in the Little Wolf River.