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Sotomayor calls job on high court blessing and curse

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:06pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says her job is both a blessing and a curse. 

Sentencing reset for teen accused of taking gun to school

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 7:37pm
Sentencing was postponed for a Wausau teen accused of taking a gun to school. 

Stevens Point bus drivers address safety precautions

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 7:35pm
With school buses back on the road, multiple accidents have already occurred across the Midwest.

Gov. Walker announces broadband grants, major project scheduled in Weston

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 6:46pm
Governor Walker made a stop in Weston on Thursday to announce 17 new grants that aim to help residents in rural areas get better access to the internet.

UW-Extension hosts manure pit safety webinar

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 6:31pm
Experts from the UW-Extension held a webinar focusing on farmer safety while working on manure pits and tanks on Thursday.

Fund in memory of Amherst farmer reaches $16,000

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 6:28pm
A fund in memory of Amherst farmer Mike Biadasz has received $16,000 in donations.

NASA spacecraft heads off to asteroid to bring back samples

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 6:10pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A NASA spacecraft is on its way to the space rock Bennu. 

Authorities seeking student remains find 'items of interest'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 5:56pm
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say "items of interest" have been found by authorities digging for the remains of a California college student who vanished in 1996. 

Some of Ebola-quarantined nurse's lawsuit claims are tossed

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 5:51pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A judge has dismissed federal claims Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie violated the constitutional rights of a nurse quarantined because she had contact with Ebola patients in Africa. 

Rothschild educator named Wisconsin teacher of the year

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:36pm
ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) - Pamela Gresser, a fifth-grade teacher at Rothschild Elementary School, was named Wisconsin's elementary "teacher of the year" during a surprise ceremony Thursday. 

Spencer girl, 9, reports masked "suspect" tried to abduct her 6 days ago

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 3:21pm
SPENCER (WAOW) - Spencer police said Thursday that an unknown man or woman wearing a black ski mask and black gloves tried to abduct a 9-year-old girl five days ago near her home. 

Ex-Merrill choir teacher convicted of sex with student

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 2:49pm
A former Merrill choir teacher accused of sexual assault of a student pleaded no contest Thursday to one felony and two others were dismissed in a plea deal with prosecutors.

Police searching for suspect in Kronenwetter

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 2:38pm
Authorities are actively searching for a suspect who ran from a traffic stop in Kronenwetter Thursday afternoon.

What's Wisconsin's coolest thing? Contest seeks to find out

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 1:52pm
What's Wisconsin's coolest thing? A contest sponsored by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce is attempting to get to the bottom of the burning question.

Kewaunee County farmers team up to provide clean water

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 1:38pm
A group of farmers has formed to buy and deliver clean, bottled water to families with contaminated drinking wells.

Democrats say Republicans have let down rural schools

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 1:05pm
Assembly Democrats say Republicans haven't done enough to address funding cuts and teacher shortages in Wisconsin's rural schools.

Woman ordered to pay $10,500 in Nekoosa boyfriend's death

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:42am
WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - A 30-year-old Nekoosa woman sentenced to four years in prison for killing her boyfriend on his motorcycle because she was texting as she drove a vehicle behind him was ordered Thursday to pay his family $10,500 in restitution, according to online Wood County court records. 

Texas police report active shooter at high school

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:44am
  ALPINE, Texas (AP) -- Police in the West Texas town of Alpine say there's an "active shooter" situation at a high school and schools have been locked down amid the search for a suspect.    Elizabeth Carter, a lieutenant at the Texas Department of Public Safety, said someone brought a gun onto the Alpine High School campus Thursday morning.    Police dispatcher Scarlet Eldred had no immediate information on whether anyone was hurt in an unspecifie...

NASA launches space probe to chase down asteroid

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:40am
(CNN)--NASA  launches a space probe Thursday to chase down a dark and potentially dangerous asteroid that scientists say could one day collide with earth. Osiris-Rex is scheduled to blast off this evening from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The unmanned probe will arrive at the asteroid, named "Bennu,' sometime in August 2018 and will hang out there for months. It will create a map of the asteroid, take pictures and samples and bring them back to earth.

New York Mets sign Tim Tebow

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:30am
(CNN)-- Tim Tebow is pursuing his major-league dream. The New York Mets tweeted out that they have signed Tebow to a minor league contract. The former NFL  quarterback held an open tryout last week in front of scouts from 28 of the 30 MLB teams. Tebow will participate in the Mets instructional league. The 29-year-old hasn't played competitive baseball since high school. His plan to shift from football to baseball was announced in August. Tebow wasn't able to stick...