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Probation revoked for Wausau homeless man in lewd behavior case

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A judge Friday revoked the probation for a 54-year-old homeless man who exposed himself to one woman and made inappropriate sexual comments to a teenage girl in separate incidents near the Marathon County Public Library in downtown Wausau, according to online Marathon County court re

WAOW - 2017-09-22 23:14:00

Milwaukee boy who died trying to save cousin from house fire posthumously honored for heroism

A 10-year-old Milwaukee boy who died trying to save his little cousin from a house fire intentionally set by his stepfather will be posthumously honored by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, the organization announced this week. Kevin Little is one of 18 people who will be honored for extraordinary

WAOW - 2017-09-22 16:05:00

Wausau-area birth announcements: Sept. 12-18

SEPT. 12 FERRIN, Jessica and Jeremy, of Wausau, daughter, Madison Harper. Grandparents are Terry and Sheila Ferrin, Corey and Deb Olson, and Jeff and Evy Bell, all from Mosinee. WINTER, Shawna, and KOPPA, Zachary, Wausau, daughter, Ariella Marie. Grandparents are Joe Winter, Wausau, Juli Winter, Wau

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2017-09-22 15:14:42

1 killed in motorcycle, car crash

TOWN OF EAU PLEINE, Wis. (WSAW) --- According to the Marathon County Sheriff's Facebook page, a motorcyclist was killed after crashing with a vehicle Friday night on County Road E in the Town north of State Highway 153 of Eau Pleine. It happened at about 5:18 p.m. A passenger car and a motorcycle we

WSAW - 2017-09-23 22:40:00

Democrat Vinehout to announce run for governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout plans to announce she is running for governor on Monday. An email sent from one of her supporters urging attendance at her campaign kickoff event in Black River Falls spilled the news Friday. Vinehout joins six other declared Democratic c

WSAW - 2017-09-23 22:19:00

Trump picks Krueger as new US attorney in Milwaukee

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Donald Trump has nominated an assistant U.S. attorney to serve as the new chief federal prosecutor in Milwaukee. Trump announced Friday he has chosen Matthew Krueger to serve as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Krueger has worked in the U.S. attorn

WSAW - 2017-09-23 22:14:00

New app to help Wisconsin farmers estimate corn prices

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- As Wisconsin farmers plan for this year's corn crop harvest, producers can now use a phone app to estimate what price they would receive for animal feed. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that two University of Wisconsin-Extension agents Greg Blonde and Ryan Sterry have developed

WSAW - 2017-09-23 22:12:00

Fire breaks out at Wood Co. home

A fire broke out at a house in Wood County Saturday morning. It happened at County Highway S in the Town of Rudolph. A Newsline 9 reporter on scene said the roof had collapsed. Officials from the Sherry Fire Department said the blaze started in the middle of the house. Nobody was hurt. The caus

WAOW - 2017-09-23 21:58:00

Weather Authority: Unseasonably hot

Wis. (WSAW) - Record highs were common in parts of Wisconsin on Friday and today without the risk of showers and storms producing temperature inhibiting clouds, there is the potential for more record challenging highs in the state. A fair amount of sun, breezy, humid, and unseasonably hot. Highs in

WSAW - 2017-09-23 05:38:00

New proposal for sexually violent persons after Walker veto

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) --- Republican Senator Patrick Testin of Stevens Point announced new legislation Friday morning, proposing that the relocation of sexually violent persons remains to the county where they committed the crime. This follows a very similar budget proposal made by Democratic Represen

WSAW - 2017-09-23 05:34:00

Local veterans receive free dental care

The Quirt Family Dentistry gave back to local veterans on Friday by providing free checks up. On a first come first serve basis dentist provided teeth cleanings, fillings, and even extractions to area veterans. Dr. Tammy Bailey, a dentist at Quirt Dentistry said they enjoy doing this because it's a

WAOW - 2017-09-23 02:48:00

'I look at a picture of Krista everyday;' Plover Police Chief reflects on 6 months of Krista Sypher investigation

VILLAGE OF PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) --- It's been six months, and the investigation continues into the disappearance of Plover native Krista Sypher. She was last seen March 13, but wasn't reported missing until a week later. Sypher's vehicle was found at her home, but her cell phone has not been seen sin

WSAW - 2017-09-23 01:06:00

Kitten in Wisconsin Rapids tests positive for rabies

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) -- According to the Wood County Health Department, a stray kitten found on the 2400 block of Ranger Road in Wisconsin Rapids has tested positive for rabies. The kitten was found Sept. 1. Anyone with information about a mother cat with a litter of kittens seen in this ar

WSAW - 2017-09-22 23:31:00

Wisconsin elections targeted by Russian hackers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says Wisconsin's voter registration system was unsuccessfully targeted by Russian hackers. Wisconsin was one of 21 states notified Friday of the attempted hacking. Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Michael Haas says the attempted hack had no effect

WSAW - 2017-09-22 22:33:00

EMS crews warn heat exhaustion possible at Sunday's Packer game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW)-- Hats, coats and mittens are typically the attire at Lambeau, but that will be far from the case Sunday. Green Bay firefighters are urging fans to find ways to stay cool during Sunday's Packers-Bengals game It could set a record for the hottest game played at Lambeau Field. U

WSAW - 2017-09-22 19:02:00

Marathon Co. Diversity Affairs Commission weighs heavier penalties for violations motivated by discrimination

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Marathon County Diversity Affairs Commission is considering recommending the county government look into mechanisms available to enhance punishment of ordinance violations motivated by discrimination. That includes violations motivated by hatred based on race, color, relig

WSAW - 2017-09-22 18:18:00

Walmart offers free health screenings Sept. 23

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Walmart stores nationwide will offer free select health screenings Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The stores will offer free blood pressure, blood glucose and BMI screening. Along with free product samples and low-cost immunizations. Click here to learn more informa

WSAW - 2017-09-22 18:06:00

Lady Gaga on being famous: 'Not all it's cracked up to be'

Lady Gaga has written an emotional message to fans to mark of the release of her new Netflix documentary. In a note posted to Twitter on Thursday, Gaga writes that the film reveals "that fame is not all it's cracked up to be." She says fame is lonely, isolating and "very psychologically challenging

WSAW - 2017-09-22 17:36:00

Patient reunites with EMS flight crew that saved her

LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) -- It was when Angel, that is, Flight Nurse Angel Senter, met Hope. "I love your name," Hope Hugus said as they hugged. "I like yours, too," said Angel. They had met before, but the details are kind of hazy. "I don't really remember a lot of it," Hugus says of that day. "I re

WSAW - 2017-09-22 17:13:00

New study highlights tackle football risks for children under 12

A new study out of Boston University indicates children who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 have an increased risk of brain injury. Data shows those athletes had a greater risk of depression and were more likely to struggle with apathy and executive brain functioning. The preside

WAOW - 2017-09-23 03:21:00