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Wausau man sentenced to a year in jail in drug raid near schools

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A man accused in a raid where police seized 19 guns and a stash of drugs in a home near three Wausau schools reached a plea deal Thursday and was sentenced to a year in jail, according to online Marathon County court records. Shane Dalbec, 40, pleaded guilty to four drug felonies, in

WAOW - 2018-03-22 20:33:00

Marathon Co. Sheriff's deputies release new details about chase, standoff with Wausau Police

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW)-- The Marathon County Sheriff's Office is releasing new details about a high speed chase and standoff with Wausau Police that ended in a suicide. According to a news release, Wausau Police were looking into a number of allegations and concerns about the welfare of a 35-year-old W

WSAW - 2018-03-22 00:09:00

Wausau's 'Spokeeasy' Pedal Pub open for business

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Their motto is, 'You don't exactly know what it is, but you know you want to try it," and that's exactly what many in the area are doing with the new 'Spokeeasy' Pedal Pub. The 'Spokeeasy' is an eco-friendly, pedal-powered trolley that is used to make pub crawls throughout th

WSAW - 2018-03-23 10:30:00

Girl and baby removed from Wausau home following drug search

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A seven-year-old girl and her five-month-old sibling were removed from a Wausau home after police found evidence of drug use, including "new and used" needles and "baggies with possible residue" in a bathroom and easily accessible to the older child, according to a criminal complaint

WAOW - 2018-03-21 22:59:00

Plea Deal Coming For Man Shot By Wausau Police

Adam S. Radek mugshot WAUSAU, Wi (WSAU) A man shot by Wausau police after he refused to obey police commands during a situation in 2015 will be reaching a plea deal. 36 year old Adam Radek of Tomah is facing charges of possession of heroin and a firearm by a felon. The shooting of Radek was found t

WSAU.COM - 2018-03-22 14:58:00

Stevens Point man charged with child sex trafficking

MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 67-year-old Stevens Point man is in custody on $100,000 cash bond for allegations he attempted to traffic a child for sex. Leo Pelot was charged Wednesday with trafficking of a child, attempted second degree sexual assault of a child and child enticement. Online court reco

WSAW - 2018-03-22 22:12:00

Wausau shooting: Community members release balloons in remembrance of victims

WAUSAU - A small group of community members gathered in Kennedy Park Thursday evening, holding onto balloons as they whipped in the cold spring winds. Silently, over the course of four minutes, the group released several balloons. The first balloons were pink, followed by one red and finally one bl

STEVENSPOINTJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-23 02:03:03

Rhythm & Brews, Woodchucks opener, Ron White among fun in Wausau area this spring

WAUSAU - Now that the birds are chirping and the snow is melting, it's finally time to get out of the house again. And what better way to spend your free time this summer than at community events? Here's our round-up of events open to the community in April and May this year. And as always, if you

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-22 12:31:39

Wausau firefighters respond to east-side house fire

WAUSAU - Firefighters responded Wednesday to a house fire at 706 Washington St. on the city's east side. Smoke could initially be seen coming out of doors and windows from the basement level around 6:10 p.m. People had been evacuated and firefighters continued to look for the source of the smoke. Ab

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-21 23:40:59

Wausau Metro Strong aims to bring positive changes to community

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- After one of the Wausau community's most difficult days, people have stepped up to create real change, for the better. That change includes a group called Wausau Metro Strong. "I had a number of people reach out, email me, call me and say-Jeff, what can we do? We want to hel

WSAW - 2018-03-23 05:36:00

Bond set at $50K for Wausau man charged with child sexual assault

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Bond has been set at $50,000 cash for 31-year-old Wausau man charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child. Starr Beson is accused of inappropriately touching two young girls. Court records list the offense dates as occurring Feb. 1, 2017 to May 1, 2017. Be


Wausau man charged with sexual contact with a minor

Starr Beson. WAUSAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- A 30-year-old Wausau man is accused of having sexual contact with two girls under the age of five. Newsline 9 reports Starr Beson was jailed Monday on $50,000 cash bond and charged with two felony counts of first-degree sexual assault with a child under age 13


Sheriff's Dept. asking for public's help locating Huber walkaway

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Marathon County Jail is asking for the public's help locating an inmate that did not return from Huber. Investigators said Jeffrey Bennett, 33, was to return to the jail Friday and has not. He's described as 5 foot 9 inches, 150 pounds and has a neck tattoo that reads, "Ma


The Children's Place, Maharlika stores to close in Wausau Center mall

Subscribed, but don't have a login? WAUSAU - Two more stores will leave the Wausau Center mall this spring, following the news of the closure of the mall's last anchor store. Children's clothing chain The Children's Place is slated to close on April 18, according to signs outside the store. Maharlik


Claire's files for bankruptcy - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Claire's has filed for bankruptcy. The hub for ear piercings at malls across America is the latest retailer to succumb to its massive pile of debt. Claire's, which says it has pierced more than 100 million ears around the world, reached a restructuring agreement with its creditors. In a Chapter 11 b


Wausau Committee Considers "Peddle Cabs"

A 2018 Public Health and Safety Committee meeting in Wausau. PHOTO by Logan Wenger, 2018 Midwest Communications WAUASU, WI (WSAU) -- Wausau's Public Health and Safety Committee heard a presentation about a proposed peddle cab business coming to the city. There was much discussion about what type of


Stevens Point Passes Prostitution Ordinance

City of Stevens Point logo. STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU) -- The City of Stevens Point unanimously passed an ordinance that will lessen the punishment of prostitution in the city. Alderperson Heidi Oberstadt is the chair of the Public Protection Committee that introduced and originally passed the ordina


Mosinee woman sentenced to jail for having sex with boy, 16

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 27-year-old supervisor at a fast food restaurant accused of having sex with one of her teenage workers she knew was underage was sentenced to six months in jail Monday, according to online Marathon County court records. Brittney Dzwonkowski of Mosinee pleaded no contest to two felo


Marathon County deputies search for man who didn't return to jail

WAUSAU - The Marathon County Jail is looking for a 33-year-old Wausau man who failed to return to the jail from work release. Jeffrey A. Bennett left the jail for work release on Saturday, according to a news release from the Marathon County Sheriff's Department. Bennett did not return to the jail.


Supervisor Sentenced to 6 Months in Jail for Sex with Underage Co-Worker

Brittney Dzwonkowski of Mosinee, mugshot. WAUSAU, WI (WSAU-WAOW) -- A fast food supervisor has been sentenced to six months in jail for having sex with an underage co-worker. 27-year-old Brittney Dzwonkowski of Mosinee pled no contest to two felonies, exposing a child to harmful material and exposi