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Wausau Police Department sends officers to help with missing 13 year old in Barron

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW)Two Wausau Police Officers are helping students in Barron County School District deal with the disappearance of missing 13 year Jayme Closs.One of the officers, Officer Nick Stetzer, spoke exclusively with NewsChannel 7 before he left early Thursday morning. He and another officer

WSAW - 2018-10-18 07:28:00

Parents can comfort kids troubled by disturbing news of Jayme Closs disappearance

Days after her parents were shot dead in their Barron County home, 13-year-old Jayme Closs is still missing. Her face is on TV, in the newspaper, on social media feeds. For some Wisconsin kids, it may be feeling too close to home.

MARSHFIELDNEWSHERALD.COM - 2018-10-19 13:31:00

WJFW - New-Tom SnoFleas host chicken dinner fundraiser for Lake Tomahawk trails

"We have three groomers and drags that we use to maintain the trails in the winter," said Snowflea President Kevin Krueger. "And then we collectively, we have a couple of real devoted members and volunteers that devote a ton of time trail brushing and mowing."


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

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

Antigo Police & Langlade County Sheriff Reports for 10/22/18

5:47 PM Officers responded to a call from a male on 2ndAvenue reporting that he had just witnessed a silver extended cab pickup pull up to another residence on 2ndAvenue and a male subject got out with a bat and hit out a tail light on a vehicle at that residence. Officers received a second call fro

ANTIGOTIMES.COM - 2018-10-18 08:37:14

Gov. Walker Campaigns in Eagle River, Tomahawk Sunday

Walker emphasized his record on the economy, unemployment, the budget surplus and schools.


Man accused of threatening health care worker with hatchet heading to trial

RHINELANDER, WIS. (WSAW)An Oneida County judge found Thursday morning that there is enough evidence to bind Joseph Buza over for trial.Buza, 70 , of Eagle River, is charged with false imprisonment, attempted aggravated battery, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct after he was accused

WSAW - 2018-10-18 11:28:00

Fotos from the past - Merrill Foto News

Local officials are urging caution as the youth head out for trick-or-treating next Tuesday. Emergency Government Director Norm Heideman has secured funding from the Highway Safety program for reflective stickers that youths can apply to their costumes as they make their rounds. Parents can also get

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-10-18 21:33:17

Eagle River man pleads not guilty to 10 counts of child porn possession

EAGLE RIVER, WIS. (WSAW)Ryan Frederick, 37, of Eagle River, pleaded not guilty in Vilas County court Thursday to 10 counts of child porn possession and will be heading to trial.

WSAW - 2018-10-18 11:51:00

Trial Moves Forward for Northwoods Couple

RHINELANDER, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- The case against a man charged with holding a Northwoods woman against her will is moving forward.WAOW-TV reports Joseph Buza, 70, and Jillian Buza, 39, brought multiple weapons into a hospital back in June.

95.5 FM WIFC - 2018-10-19 11:00:00

Tomahawk man gets 18 years on charges he brought 300 pounds of weed to Wisconsin

Joel Helding, 32, of Tomahawk pleaded guilty on August 14 to drug charges and an additional charge of possessing a firearm.


Man convicted in 1999 Wausau murder asks court to reverse denial of appeals

Rhonda Mertes, 37, was murdered Dec. 3, 1999 in Wausau. Her body was found by joggers near an abandon grain elevator on the east side of the Wisconsin River near downtown. Police said she had been beaten and strangled.


Warmer than normal temperatures favored for Winter 2018-2019

Wausau, Wis. (WAOW) — If you’re not a fan of long, bitterly cold winters, you may be in luck this year.

WAOW - 2018-10-18 15:28:55

Man found dead in Oshkosh died from beating

City: Don’t punish kids over show with police at gunpointPet fox euthanized for biting Wausau officer, stirs controversyPoliticians make their way to central Wisconsin as election day approachesKershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS 3-2

WAOW - 2018-10-18 06:51:13

Rhinelander attorney awarded for work with under-served clients

BY EILEEN PERSIKEEditorNick Cirilli likes to stay busy. The 2009 Rhinelander High School alumnus, who graduated second in his class at Western Michigan University Law School in 2015, is an associate attorney at the Rhinelander firm started by his grandfather in 1921, serves on a number of volunteer


A plan for the T.B. Scott Mansion - Merrill Foto News

The T.B. Scott Mansion, a residence built by one of Merrill’s founders and first mayor in 1884, has been languishing in a state of increasing disrepair for years. The mansion, located on the Good Samaritan Hospital property, has changed owners and uses numerous times since being built, and currently


Lincoln Co. 911 lines experiencing difficulties

MERRILL, WIS. (WSAW)The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is experiencing difficulty receiving Verizon wireless 911 calls.If you reach a message indicating the number is no longer in service please call the admin line 715-536-6272.The Sheriff’s Office will advise when the problem is resolved.

WSAW - 2018-10-18 10:57:00

BREAKING: Spencer schools on lockdown

BREAKING: Spencer schools on lockdownCalifornia 16-year-old fatally shoots father while defending his mother, police sayMaryland police officer charged with raping woman during traffic stopUPDATE: Possible sighting of missing Wisconsin teen in Miami, couple killed identified


Couple arrested after gun pulled on Wausau’s west side

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — A couple is behind bars after a disturbance call involved a man pointing a gun at another man on Wausau’s west side.Police said the couple was outside when the boyfriend pointed a gun at his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend.The couple then got in a car and drove away before police pul