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Wausau Plan Commission to consider development plans for Grant St. train depot

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- It served passengers of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad, and was even used as a trademark of Wausau Insurance Companies. Now, the historic Wausau train depot on Grant Street sits empty, but perhaps not for long. It may soon have new life as a distillery and winery. The city'

WSAW - 2017-11-22 00:06:00

Wausau elementary school celebrates family-style Thanksgiving meal

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Students and staff at Thomas Jefferson Elementary gathered in the cafeteria to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal Tuesday. Members of the community, including school crossing guards, mentors from Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Wausau Police Department and staff from the d

WSAW - 2017-11-21 23:06:00

Thanksgiving Travel Forecast - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

We're approaching the busiest travel period of the year, and thankfully the weather pattern will be quiet across much of the Lower 48. The only location that could see travel issues almost every day this week would be in the Pacific Northwest, as repeated rounds of rain and mountain snow are expecte

WAOW - 2017-11-21 23:34:00

Some school performance reports called into question

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Public Instruction says it's not clear whether unusually high fluctuations in performance scores for more than 150 Wisconsin schools and two dozen districts accurately reflect what happened or are the symptom of statistical volatility. Standardized test

WSAW - 2017-11-21 20:47:00

Torch passed in NewsChannel 7 Sports department

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW)-- After nearly 20 years in sports, NewsChannel 7's Sports Director Dale Ryman is moving to news. Starting November 21, Dale will take over at the WZAW News at Nine anchor. Reece Van Haaften will take over as NewsChannel 7's Sports Director, alongside Adriana Torres and Bailey Har

WSAW - 2017-11-22 03:12:00

Revised ordinance helps officer save dogs in cars faster

WESTON, Wis. (WSAW) -- An updated rule in Weston is helping the area's humane officer help dogs in cars in any weather faster. The ordinance closed a hole that did not address when dogs are left in cold vehicles. Previously, Wausau-Everest Metro Humane Officer Ashlee Bishop could only step in to he

WSAW - 2017-11-22 01:48:00

Deep Bench: Advancements in technology for behavioral health care

WAUSAU, Wis. (WZAW) -- A first-of-its-kind psychiatric medication system will be launched next year, that will digitally track when your take it. Abilify MyCite was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week. It's used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression in adul

WSAW - 2017-11-22 00:59:00

Local hunter bags two big bucks for the price of one during opening weekend

WAUSAU,Wis.(WSAW)-- A hunter from the Wausau area was among the hundreds around the state who took to the woods for the gun deer hunting opening weekend, but he's probably the only one in the Northwoods to take home two bucks even though he only shot one. Dan Barlet said he will brag about this exp

WSAW - 2017-11-22 00:24:00

Health advocates celebrate court-ordered tobacco company ads

By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Readers of 40 major newspapers across the country will open their papers Sunday to full-page ads, purchased by tobacco companies, advising that smoking kills an average of 1,200 Americans a day, that nicotine changes the brain, and that there is n

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-21 19:35:07

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

NEW YORK (AP) - David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounde

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-22 03:06:05

Police: Mystery liquid posed no threat at high school

PELHAM, N.H. -- A bottle containing a mysterious liquid brought into the Pelham High School by a student forced an early dismissal Tuesday. After the evacuation, air quality tests throughout the school determined that the substance posed no threat, according to a press release from the Pelham Polic

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-21 22:34:27

Billerica man guilty of sexual exploitation of children

BOSTON -- A Billerica man is facing 15 to 30 years in prison for sexually exploiting two young boys, including using them to create child pornography. Philip Toronto, 43, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to two counts of sexual exploitation for his involvement with the children over a 5 1/2-

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-21 23:41:55

Five Lowell firefighters recognized during 28th-annual state "Firefighter of Year" awards

A Sun Staff Report WORCESTER - Governor Charlie Baker and Public Safety Secretary Daniel Bennett today joined State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey to honor Firefighters from 22. Massachusetts fire departments for heroic acts of bravery at the 28th annual "Firefighter of the Year" Awards ceremony,

LOWELL SUN - 2017-11-21 17:46:49

Lowell police seek donation-jar thief

LOWELL -- Police are on the lookout for a man caught on surveillance video stealing a donation jar off the counter of the 7-Eleven convenience store at 55 Chelmsford St. on Sunday night. The donation jar was stolen around 8 p.m. by a Hispanic man, large build, balding, with a beard, according to Lo

LOWELL SUN - 2017-11-20 22:47:35

Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year

The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics. Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the three-hour show Sunday with a performance honoring tho

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-21 13:11:32

Homecoming Harvest of Hope Benefit...

LOWELL - On Oct. 26, House of Hope was thankful and gracious as it hosted its Homecoming Harvest of Hope Benefit, at one of its new homes on Smith Street. The historic home was once The Horn Home, built in 1840 as the Horn Home for the Aged. More than 140 guests were greeted at the circular drivewa

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-20 19:46:11

Report: Drunk driver struck Ocala police cruiser

OCALA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Ocala police officers say one of their own was struck by an accused drunk driver on Saturday morning. Officer Daniel Collier was involved in the crash while responding to a call around 1 a.m. According to an arrest report, Latrell Jay, 30, turned into Officer Collier as

WOGX.COM - 2017-11-21 03:08:00

Cloud 9 murder trial to begin Tuesday

Laquan Ria'Mel Barrow, Gary Edward King and Michael Eugene Smith are each charged with one count of second-degree murder for the death of former Forest High School basketball standout Benetria Robinson in 2015. Barrow and Smith also are charged with five counts of attempted second-degree murder and

STAR-BANNER - 2017-11-21 21:04:01

Man faces charge of sexual battery

OCALA - An 18-year-old man who admitted to having sex with a young woman who refused his advances was arrested Tuesday by a Marion County Sheriff's Office detective and charged with sexual battery. William Edward Guy told inspector Erik Dice that he and the 18-year-old victim kissed at his home in s

STAR-BANNER - 2017-11-21 21:22:21

Three face charge of strong-arm robbery

OCALA - Three people were arrested by Ocala police officers Tuesday morning in connection with the robbery and beating of a man on Monday night. Anastasia Marie Dorman, 19, Cameron Jordan Barnes, 20, and Timothy Lee Setty Jr., 28, were taken into custody by police for an interview in reference to a

STAR-BANNER - 2017-11-21 17:49:58