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New Taco John’s, second Burger King made official
STEVENS POINT — Council members have made official a move that would see the construction of a new Taco John’s and a second Burger King in Stevens Point. The Taco John’s will be constructed at at 1616 Academy Ave., and a Burger King at 1617 Schofield Ave. These would be constructed close together, n
Stevens Point leaders update e-cig ordinance
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) — Stevens Point city leaders unanimously voted to make it more difficult to get e-cigarettes in the hands of teens on Monday. All 10 common council members agreed to no longer allow a minor to buy an e-cigarette in the city. This comes as the vaping trend continues to grow
Police Blotter: Dec. 12 – Dec. 17
At 1:09 a.m. a female suspect was arrested on warrant charges and transported to the Stevens Point jail, near the 1600 block of Maria Drive. At 10:51 a.m. a caller made a missing person report in the Stevens Point area.
Stalnaker to stand trial for Stevens Point stabbing incident
STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -- A Stevens Point man will stand trial on charges that he stabbed two men after cutting in line to use the bathroom at Politio's Pizza. Joseph Stalnaker was in a Portage County courtroom Monday where a judge found probable cause that a felony had been committed in the incid
Woodford, D. Terry Jr.
D. Terry Woodford Jr. died December 13, 2018. He was born to Donald T. Woodford Sr. and Geraldine (Geri) Peterson Woodford March 7, 1933 in Black River Falls, WI. When he was six years old the family moved to Stevens Point, WI. Terry attended the Mary Bradford School, in connection with UW-Stevens P
Carl D’s to support Red Kettle Campaign Christmas Day
STEVENS POINT – On Christmas Day, residents can get their ice cream fix, as well support the Salvation Army, simply by showing up. Carl D’s, 1232 Park Street, (southside near Skipp’s Bowling Center), is supporting the 2018 Red Kettle campaign of the Salvation Army of Portage County with free ice cre
What is TIF and why should we care?
What is TIF? Tax Increment Financing (TIF) was first implemented in California in 1952 and today 49 states have enacted TIF legislation. The purpose of TIF is to draw development into neglected areas of a city often deemed “blighted” according to state statute. In principle, TIF promotes economic de
1 dead, 1 severely injured in head-on crash in northwestern Wisconsin
ST. CROIX TOWNSHIP, Wis. (FOX 9) - One driver is dead and another severely injured after a head-on collision in northwestern Wisconsin early Tuesday morning. At 4:34 a.m., Polk County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a crash on Highway 35 in St. Croix Township.
Stevens Point bar gives back to local charity
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) — Kuby’s Bar and Grill helped give back to those in need by holding a fundraiser. The bar accepted food, toy, and monetary donations for a local charity on Friday.
Case against Polito’s stabbing suspect moves forward
PORTAGE COUNTY (WAOW) — A judge ruled there was enough evidence against a suspect in a pizza shop stabbing to send the case to trial, according to Portage County Court records.
Packers fans beat Chicago Bears fans in red kettle competition
PLOVER, Wis (WSAW) -- It’s a partnership rarely seen in the Midwest; both Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears football fans coming together to raise money for a good cause. Each year volunteers wear their favorite football gear to show support for either Packers or the Bears while ringing bells for
GALLERY: Baraboo/Portage boys hockey vs. Oshkosh
The Baraboo/Portage boys hockey team hosted Oshkosh on Saturday where the Thunderbirds won 3-2 in overtime. Baraboo/Portage’s Campbell Koseor is usually positioned in a favorable spot to make things h…
L-Cat pair make commitments official
Lake Mills baseball players Nick Carpenter and Adam Mitchell made their college careers official earlier this month. Carpenter signed his commitment letter to UW-Stevens Point, and Mitchell his to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The pitcher and outfielder, Carpenter, plans to focus on natural
Iverson Park Winter Sports Area Open for Sledding
STEVENS POINT — The Iverson Park Winter Sports Area sled hills are open Fridays 6 – 9 pm, Saturdays Noon – 8 pm, & Sundays Noon – 5 pm. Hours are dependent on weather & snow conditions & are subject to change without notice. (Skating rinks and other features are closed.)
Need last-minute holiday gifts? Check out these 5 Stevens Point and Plover shops.
STEVENS POINT – It’s that last-minute shopping time of the year!. Did time get away from you, and you haven't even started your Christmas shopping yet? If so, don’t panic. Here’s your perfect opportunity to get to know some of the local gift shops in the Stevens Point area.
Stevens Point ordinance bans teen vaping
STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -- Officials in Stevens Point are stepping up their campaign against teenagers using electronic cigarettes, also known as "vaping." A new city ordinance calls for a $50 fine and possible municipal court appearance if caught with the devices, even if they don't contain nicoti
Boston School Forest holds Polar Pond Plunge
PLOVER — Uproarious laughs and screams flooded the Boston School Forest’s Polar Pond Plunge on Dec. 15, as donators dived, flopped and plummeted into the frigid waters of the school’s pond to raise money for a future 3-in-1 high-ropes course in Stevens Point.
'I want nothing more than to get my granddaughter back home': loved ones of missing Wisconsin girl hold onto hope
Loved ones and friends of 13-year-old Jayme Closs released balloons at a weekend vigil and reaffirmed their pledge to find her alive, marking two months since police believe she was abducted from her Wisconsin home where they found her parents shot to death.
Kids From Wisconsin hold Eau Claire auditions
MILWAUKEE — The statewide youth performance group Kids From Wisconsin is holding auditions Feb. 15 in Eau Claire. The group is looking for singers, dancers and instrumentalists who are serious performers and interested in spending the summer touring and providing workshops across the state.
Kisses for cash: Wedding fundraiser for Humane Society
STEVENS POINT — The edifying act of helping creatures in need resonates profoundly in select people. They have an attuned sense for humane respect and awareness. One local Portage County couple showed their love for animals on their wedding day, Dec. 1, when they asked guests to donate money to the