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Bomb threat at Weston bank

13 min 16 sec ago
A bank in Weston has been evacuated after a bomb threat was called in, according to Everest Metro Police Chief Clayton Schulz. 

Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

40 min 16 sec ago
 Koko the gorilla who mastered sign language, raised kittens and once playfully tried on the glasses of the late actor Robin Williams, has died.

Melania Trump makes surprise visit to border facilities

1 hour 10 min ago
First lady Melania Trump touched down in McAllen, Texas, Thursday making a publicly unannounced and hastily planned trip to get a first-hand look at the crisis affecting immigrant families at the US border.

Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete to report for ESPN

2 hours 11 min ago
A familiar Wisconsin face will be an ESPN analyst for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in July.

Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

2 hours 44 min ago
The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

Trump and Putin plan to meet in mid-July

5 hours 46 min ago
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are planning to meet around the time of Trump's trip to the UK and the NATO summit in mid-July, according to two diplomatic sources familiar with the matter. 

Great Summer weather for a few days

8 hours 26 min ago
A few showers in the far south today, otherwise nice weather.

Burglar breaks glass to get into auto repair shop, but door was unlocked

8 hours 39 min ago
A burglar took the tough route when he smashed a door and then climbed through shattered glass at Quick Fix Auto Service at West Capitol Drive and North 63rd Street. He stole two sets of keys and when he tried to climb back out the door, he noticed it had been unlocked the entire time.

Parents weigh-in on tools available for flight risk kids

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:51pm
Parents are weighing in after a News 9 report that a toddler was found walking down a Wausau street all-alone.

Images unveiled for new potential Stevens Point City Hall plans

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 7:36pm
The Stevens Point City Council met with Bray Architects this week to discuss potential plans for new building construction.

Marshfield drug support group leader arrested on drug charges

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 7:35pm
A 52-year-old Marshfield man was arrested on drug charges after allegedly giving a woman Hydrocodone.

Local pastor weighs in on Methodist complaint against Sessions

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 7:06pm
Nearly 700 Methodist pastors across the country, including three in Wisconsin,  signed an official complaint against fellow Methodist Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

Lincoln County Petsaver

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:37pm
WAUSAU (WAOW)- There are kittens of every color and size at the Lincoln County Humane Society in Merrill.  

Merrill art teacher behind dozens of murals is retiring

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:41pm
Murals cover wall after wall at Merrill High School, and now the teacher who made it all happen is retiring. 

Rothschild water break left businesses, homes without power for 24 hours

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:30pm
A water main break at the intersection of Ellen and Knauf streets in Rothschild kept some homes and businesses without water for nearly a day.

Federal grand jury indicts two Marathon Co. men on meth charges

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:00pm
MADISON (WAOW) - A federal grand jury indicted two Marathon County men on drug charges Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Scott Blader said. 

Friendship woman gets 10 years probation in heroin overdose death

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:44pm
FRIENDSHIP (WAOW) - A 47-year-old Friendship woman was placed on 10 years probation Wednesday for the heroin overdose death of another Adams County woman, a court official said. 

Capitol rally to oppose family separations at the border

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:13pm
Madison Alder Maurice Cheeks is co-hosting a rally for June 30 at the state capitol in Madison to oppose the separation of children from their parents at the border.

Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:32pm
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together at the southern border, saying at the White House that he doesn’t like the sight of children being separated from their families.

Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge in Wausau being sold

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:09pm
WAUSAU (WAOW) - The Hiawatha Restaurant & Lounge near downtown is being sold, ending a 40-year run by owner Bill Jamgochian.