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Free dental services coming to Stevens Point Boys and Girls Club

STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -- A first-of-its-kind children's dental clinic is opening in Portage County. The Smile Club, located in the Boy's and Girl's Club facility on Michigan Avenue, will provide no charge dental services to area children. Katie Kupcyzk says there's currently no other facility lik

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Local brothers and teammates for life prepare for the end of an era

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) --- Fate made them a family on and off the basketball court. But, now life is sending them in different directions. "We're stepbrothers, but our parents got married when we were about three, so we've been brothers ever since," said Travis Johnson, a senior at Stevens Point


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


Hodags victorious in regional hockey semifinal win Wednesday

The 2019 Wisconsin hockey playoffs began this week with regional semifinals. Rhinelander will move on to the regional finals tonight at Stevens Point after defeating Wausau East/Merrill 5-1 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena Wednesday night.


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.


Report: WI falls behind on offering school breakfast

STEVENS POINT (WAOW)- A score card just released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) said there are about 83% of schools in Wisconsin participating in the School Breakfast program, putting Wisconsin in second to last compared to almost 99% in Texas.


More than 100 people line up for ice cream despite frigid temperatures

PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) -- It's a sign that spring is coming when King Cone opens its doors for the season in Plover. People got in line and waited until noon when the doors finally opened on Friday. But why would people wait out in the cold? "We just love ice cream and it just gives us hope that winter


UWSP faculty, leaders at odds over the future of the university

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) -- UW-Stevens Point faculty are at odds with university leadership over how to make up a budget shortfall. In early November UWSP leadership laid out a proposal called Point Forward. A plan that showed how they want to restructure and cut between $4 and $6 million from the


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


Rib Mountain, Marathon County to go before Wisconsin Supreme Court today

MADISON, WI (WSAU) -- It's judgement day for Marathon County and the Town of Rib Mountain. Wisconsin's Supreme Court will hear arguments from both parties this morning in the case of whether the town should be considered rural, and subject to the county's new uniform addressing system.

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Wisconsin Rapids School District investigating bullying after post goes viral

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Wisconsin Rapids School District is now investigating an incident of bullying, after a student has been reportedly receiving notes telling her to kill herself.


Woman accused of stealing $470K from Stevens Point business to enter plea

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- A Wausau woman charged with embezzling more than $470,000, over a five-and-a-half year span from a Stevens Point-based architectural firm is scheduled to enter a plea Monday morning.


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.


3 Wisconsin sisters give birth 5 days apart

MILWAUKEE — Three sisters from Wisconsin are celebrating becoming new moms after each gave birth five days apart. What’s even more incredible, they say their births are a sign from their mother who passed away just months ago.


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.


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.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Some Wisconsin Republicans wary of President Trump's emergency declaration

Some Wisconsin congressional Republicans are joining Democrats in criticizing President Trump’s national emergency declaration over border security for setting the country down a potentially troubling path.


Man pleads guilty to kidnapping woman in Minnesota, taking her to Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a woman he met in downtown Minneapolis and offered to drive home. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Dontay Reese instead drove the woman to Wisconsin in August 2017 and told her he planned to make money by trafficking her. The victim attempted


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.