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Plea Deal for Man Charged in Heroin Death
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- A Mosinee man has reached a plea deal for his involvement in a 2016 heroin death. Brady Lindsey, age 50 was in court on Thursday morning for his plea hearing. Lindsey was charged with four felonies relating to the heroin overdose death of Jonas Dorzok in December of 2016.
Kids safe after crews called to possible Wausau ice rescue
WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — Four kids are safe after officials were called to a possible ice rescue on the Wisconsin River. According to the Wausau Fire Department, there were concerns that a child had fallen in the river as the group of children were on the ice.
Ice safety concerns following incident in Wausau
WAUSAU (WAOW)– Officials responded to a call that a kid had fallen through ice on the Wisconsin River Thursday night. Luckily, it was a false alarm and no one was injured. But officials say four kids were out walking on the ice, and had trouble getting back.
No cable news ban coming to Wausau YMCA
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- Officials with the Stevens Point YMCA announced this week that they will no longer allow national cable news networks like FOX News or CNN to be shown on shared television screens in workout areas, but officials with the Woodson YMCA in Wausau say they have no such plans for a p
"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign Begins
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- The national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign kicks off this Friday. The holiday campaign that's held every year begins on Friday and lasts until January 1st. The Wisconsin DOT will be using federal funds to support the campaign, which includes extra law enforcement eff
Scott Walker opioid task force: Our last report calls for better access to treatment
Almost exactly two years ago, we joined in fighting a true public health crisis in Wisconsin: the opioid epidemic. Today marks the last meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse, to be held in Wausau. And while we realize the work on this important issue is not over, we’re proud of what t
Wausau's Snow Plow Operations
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- As the winter kicks into full gear, the City of Wausau's Street Construction and Maintenence crew have plans in place to deal with the ice and snow. At Thursday night's Capital Improvements and Street Maintenance Committee meeting, Ric Mohelnitzky, the Superintendent of Public W
Fake bomb threats made across county
(WAOW) — A number of bomb threats have been made to businesses across the country. The FBI released a statement: “We are aware of the recent bomb threats made in cities, and we remain in touch with our law enforcement partners to provide assistance. As always, we encourage the public to remain vigil
A local police department is trying to work through cop shortages
WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — Police departments in Central Wisconsin are struggling to find enough officers, and the Wausau Police Department is among one of those agencies. For a few years Wausau PD has dealt with the issue, and the department is crediting that to fewer people applying and a third of newl
Holiday hot drinks are a secret worth sharing at the Domino Bar in Wausau
WAUSAU - For many winters now, Wausau residents have been warming their bellies and hands with hot drinks at the Domino Bar. Hot buttered rum and Tom & Jerry drinks are the most popular, served up in kitschy Christmas mugs collected throughout the years. Behind the bar, every batch of mix for the dr
Marathon Co. Crime Stoppers
WAUSAU (WAOW) — Police release photos of two men suspected of planning an armed robbery at a McDonald’s in Wausau. Investigators sais the two acted suspiciously in the parking lot of the fast food restaurant on Forest Street Nov. 8.
Sheriff Update: Bomb threat made to Hayward Area Memorial Hospital
At 12:43 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office was informed of a bomb threat that was sent via email to the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, according to a Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office press release.
"A Very Joe-E Christmas" brings in thousands of toys
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- The 5th annual "A Very Joe.e Christmas – The Return of the Broken Toy Show" brought in thousands of toys for needy children in Marathon County and surrounding areas Wednesday night.
Evers holds budget listening session in Wausau
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- Governor-Elect Tony Evers spent part of Wednesday afternoon in Wausau listening to residents regarding the upcoming state budget process. The event at the Wausau Labor Temple featured concerned citizens, city and county leaders, school leaders, and others broken down into groups
YOUR TOWN WESTON: Patron Mexican Restaurant
WESTON, Wis. (WSAW) -- It all started as a dream, but now many years later, the reality of owning a Mexican restaurant in an up and coming town has become a reality for two men.
Wausau scouts give back to those in need
A Wausau Boy Scouts of America troop is giving back this holiday season to families in need. For 15 years, the troop has been raising money to buy Christmas gifts for families. This year, they raised just over $1,000. That money will provide Christmas meals and presents for four Wausau area families
Two Beagles Thrown from SUV on I81 Near Marathon Undergo Treatment
Authorities are looking for whoever tossed two Beagles out of the window of a moving sports utility vehicle on Interstate 81 near Marathon at around 9:30 a.m. December 12, injuring both of the dogs.
Wausau, Everest Metro police logs include arrests at library, Goodwill
Nov. 27: A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violating an injunction order and bail jumping in the 6000 block of Birch Street, Weston. Nov. 30: A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of domestic disorderly conduct and on a warrant in the 100 block of Park Street, Schofield.
Competency exam ordered for Wausau voter fraud case
MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) — A competency evaluation has been ordered for a Wausau man charged with voter fraud. Investigators said David Kitowski, 70, sent in two absentee ballots with his dead mother’s name on them.
Marathon County considering closure of juvenile jail to pay for new police channel
WAUSAU -Marathon County is weighing the costs of operating its juvenile jail with the cost of opening a new 911 dispatch line, which in the wake local emergencies like the March 2017 mass shooting has proven to be a critical need for police.