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Wisconsin attorney general requiring nondisclosure agreement

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 9:38am
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has asked everyone who works at the state Department of Justice to sign a nondisclosure agreement covering their time in office and even after they have left.

Report: Shelter in hurricane’s path warns it will euthanize animals if they aren't adopted

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 9:07am
An upsetting report from the Washington Post indicates that, for animals left behind or abandoned as people flee the Carolinas' coasts, the days before the storm could mean life or death.

Trump rejects Puerto Rico hurricane death toll, blames Dems

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 8:12am
President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, arguing without evidence that "3,000 people did not die" and calling it a move by Democrats to make him look bad.

Stabbing in Stevens Point

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 8:04am
The Stevens Point Police Department is investigating a stabbing.

Funeral set for man killed by Dallas police officer

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 4:15am
DALLAS (AP) -- A funeral is scheduled Thursday for a black man killed in his home by a Dallas police officer who says she mistook his residence for her own.

Turning more humid over the weekend

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 3:52am
Summer-like conditions will continue for a few more days

The Latest: Five killed in California rampage

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:14am
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting rampage in Bakersfield, California (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Authorities say a gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff's deputy closed in Wednesday.

A central Wisconsin police department looks to add a K-9 unit to its ranks

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 9:48pm
Spencer Police Chief Shawn Bauer said Wednesday there's been a sharp increase in drug activity in their area.

Stevens Point to consider killing geese to get them out of parks

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 6:41pm
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - Stevens Point wants geese gone, and the city is looking into killing them because nothing else has worked. 

Wausau River Life project put on halt until next year

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:52pm
It's been a bump ride for Wausau's 'River Life' project. After Tuesday night's meeting the city is cutting all ties with Barker Financial the previous investors and no more work will be done on the river front until next year. 

Portage County Crime Stoppers: $18,000 theft of outdoor gear

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:48pm
TOWN OF SHARON (WAOW) - Burglars broke into a home on County Highway J in Portage County last month and ripped off $18,000 worth of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, Sheriff Mike Lukas said.

Duffy: Time to take wolves off endangered species list

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:09pm
WASHINGTON, DC (WAOW) - U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., said Wednesday he introduced legislation to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list and give management of them to the states. 

Wausau man, 20, charged after exchanging sex talk with teen

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 4:10pm
WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 20-year-old Wausau man told police he intended to turn himself in after arranging to meet a 16-year-old boy after they exchanged sexually explicit messages and then being confronted by two men, according to a criminal complaint.

Stevens Point School Board to explain nearly $80 million referendum

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 3:09pm
The Stevens Point School Board is asking voters for nearly $80 million in two referendums on the November ballot.

Poll: Teens say social media makes them feel better

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 2:39pm
Today's teens are always on their smartphones, many check social media "constantly" and prefer texting over face-to-face communication.

Booming sales for Woodward's 'Fear,' Trump presidency book

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 2:24pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob Woodward's "Fear" is spreading quickly. Woodward's account of a dysfunctional Trump White House has already sold more than 750,000 copies, Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday, the day after the book arrived in stores. 

Report: Aaron Rodgers has sprained knee

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 2:02pm
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says the team is still awaiting information on the extent of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' knee injury.

Johnsonville BRAT sculpture made by 'LOVE' artist

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 1:25pm
What is believed to be one of the last pieces by the late Robert Indiana, the artist made famous by his iconic "LOVE" works, is in place outside the Johnsonville sausage company in Sheboygan County. 

Racine man, 81, accused of sexual assault of 5-year-old

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 1:02pm
An 81-year-old Racine man was charged Tuesday with first-degree child sexual assault.

New Colin Kaepernick ‘#IMWITHKAP’ football jerseys sell out within hours

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:48am
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a new limited edition football jersey, which went up for presale order and sold out the same day.