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"I pretty much never showed up for work again." 24-year-old Wisconsin man wins $768.4 million Powerball jackpot, the third-largest in U.S. history

Wisconsin resident Manuel Franco is the winner of last month's $768.4 million Powerball jackpot -- the third-largest lottery amount in U.S. history. "It feels like a dream," Franco, 24, said at a press conference Tuesday.


NEW INFO: Fire chief says two buildings a total loss in Portage County fire

TOWN OF DEWEY, Wis. (WSAW) The chief from the Town of Dewey Fire Department says two buildings are a total loss in a fire on the 4600 block of Sandy Road in the Town of Dewey north of Stevens Point.


Plover man accused of trying to meet teen for sex

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- A Plover man is accused of sending sexually charged messaged to someone he thought to be a 14-year-old girl, saying he wanted to get her pregnant and marry her.

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Four schools on Hauser brothers visit list

It appears there are four main contenders to land Marquette transfers Joey Hauser and Sam Hauser. According to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein, the brothers plan to take official visits to Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State, and Virginia.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Western Wisconsin woman removes tattoos forced on victims of violence for free

Onalaska (WQOW/WXOW) – A Wisconsin woman has found her life’s work in helping survivors of abuse erase scars that harbor painful memories. For survivors of abuse, the emotional scars can last a lifetime. But for some, they’ve got physical scars in the form of tattoos, forced on them as a way to exer


Mosinee wife received the surprise of a lifetime

MOSINEE, Wis. (WAOW) After a tragic loss, Angie Driscoll from Mosinee received a message via Facebook Messenger saying that Jim Kryshak Jewelers had something for her and asked her to come by the store.


Softball: Young Badger core look to leave lasting impact on Wisconsin program

The 2019 University of Wisconsin softball team (31-8, 8-5 Big Ten) has already had an outstanding, record-breaking season that’s put Madison back on the map within the NCAA softball world.


Proposed $20 million hog farm divides northwestern Wisconsin community

TOWN OF TRADE LAKE, Wis. (FOX 9) - An Iowa company is planning a $20 million hog farm in northwestern Wisconsin that will house more than 23,000 pigs. The proposed operation has pitted farmer against farmer in the small township of Trade Lake, Wisconsin, as many neighbors worry about the environment


Prep sports roundup: Madison Memorial, Stevens Point, DeForest go 1-1 in Norskies' tournament

The Madison Memorial, DeForest and Stevens Point baseball teams each went 1-1 on Saturday in the DeForest Triangular, with the three games decided by a total of four runs. The host Norskies used a four-run fifth inning to open with an 11-9 victory over Stevens Point. Justin Hausser went 2-for-4 with


Wisconsin Man Claims $768M Lottery Ticket

Manuel Franco received his 768 million dollar check from the Wisconsin Lottery this afternoon. Frank Vascellaro reports (1:06). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Apr. 23, 2019.


Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin drunken driving law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is grappling with a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious.


Should Wisconsin lottery winners be required to come forward?

MADISON, Wis. - The same day a West Allis man came forward to claim Wisconsin's largest jackpot ever, state lawmakers are proposing new legislation that would not have required him to do so.


Pres. Trump: 'I will be going to Green Bay, Wisconsin, for a really big Rally on Saturday'

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) -- President Trump tweeted with excitement ahead of his Green Bay visit. From his official Twitter page, the Commander-in-Chief said Tuesday morning he will be in Green Bay "for a really big Rally on Saturday Evening."


This Wisconsin Only Beer Is Now Available By The Case

Your favorite Wisconsin beer (or at least the one that gets the most attention) is now available by the case, making your beer runs over the state line to Wisconsin even shorter.


Drivers killed in head-on crash in Polk County, Wisconsin identified

Authorities have identified two people killed in a head-on crash Monday in Polk County, Wisconsin. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said its investigation revealed Geraldine Swanson, 67, of rural Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, was driving a 2002 Jeep Cherokee eastbound on U.S. Highway 8 at about 5:29 a.m.


Wisconsin governor promises veto if 'born alive' abortion bill advances

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) promised to veto a “born alive” abortion bill if the GOP-backed legislation makes it to his desk. The bill, introduced last week, hasn’t yet been voted on in any relevant legislative committees. Still, Evers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he would veto the bil


Two Northeast Iowa Residents Die in Wisconsin Accident

Two northeast Iowa residents have died in a one-vehicle accident in southwest Wisconsin. Authorities identified the victims as 50-year-old George McNeese of Oran and 42-year-old Kristen Stratman of McGregor.


Foxconn: So, About That Factory in Wisconsin You Offered Us $4 Billion in Incentives to Build

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn wants to reopen negotiations with Wisconsin officials over its heavily subsidized, troubled plans to build a massive facility in the state, CNBC reported on Tuesday, though the exact nature of what is up for discussion is not clear.


Weakened Levee On Wisconsin River Causes Evacuation

Flood Warnings, Watches In Effect Along Waterways Across Wisconsin. Around 30 homes near Portage have been evacuated because of a weakened levee on the Wisconsin river. Ed Culhane, public information officer from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said DNR officials began monitoring the