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Miss America preliminaries on tap for Thursday

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:23am
   ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The third and final night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant is set for Thursday in Atlantic City.    The competition includes contestants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.    On Wednesday, Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields won the talent competition with a jazz dance to a song from the TV show "Smash," and Miss Maryland Hannah Brewer won the swimsuit competition. &nbsp...

Streisand to serve as chair of arts center in World Trade Center

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:18am
  NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials say Barbra Streisand will serve as chair of a planned performing arts center at the World Trade Center.    The announcement was made Thursday at a design-unveiling for the long-stalled project.    It will be called the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center and is scheduled to open in 2020.    The billionaire businessman donated $75 million for the project in June.    Officials have said the donation will...

World's greatest water skiers in Wood County this weekend

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:13am
From pyramids to flips and every trick in between, the best water skiers from around the globe will perform on Lake Wazeecha in Wood County this weekend.

High school football team gives cheerleader roses for support

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 9:39am
A high school cheerleader diagnosed with leukemia is got a lot of love from her football team.

Slide Show: Bassmaster Elite Tournament in La Crosse

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 9:23am
The Bassmaster Elite Tournament stop in La Crosse runs from September 8 through September 11. During the tournament, we'll be adding photos of the anglers as they compete for a top prize of $100,000. 

Taxpayers to pay $1.6 million to attorneys in abortion case

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 9:08am
Wisconsin taxpayers will pay $1.6 million to attorneys who represented Planned Parenthood and others in a lawsuit that successfully challenged a law requiring hospital admitting privileges for doctors who perform abortions.

Senate panel opens inquiry into EpiPen pricing

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 8:36am
A Senate panel has opened a preliminary investigation into why the price of lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.

Formal charges expected in Brown County homicide

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 8:30am
A man once acquitted in the death of a rival gang member in Virginia has been arrested in Wisconsin where he's suspected of killing a 31-year-old Green Bay area woman.

Back in the habit: The Badger Nuns pray for UW football

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 8:00am
How could you forget Wisconsin's most faithful superfans? 

Wis. woman accused of beating baby to death not competent to stand trial

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 7:55am
A Boscobel, Wis. woman who is charged with beating her 3-month-old baby to death was deemed not competent to stand trial today in a Grant County court.

UPDATE: Richland Center schools closed Thursday, roads and homes affected by floodwaters

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 7:52am
UPDATE: Richland Center schools are closed Thursday because of flooding.

Body of kidnapped woman found in trunk of her car

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 7:40am
A woman who was kidnapped at a Montana rest stop in broad daylight was able to talk with her husband by cellphone several times and even talked with police, but she was dead by the time authorities found her car 325 miles away near Spokane International Airport, Montana authorities said.

Obama to mark 15 years since 9/11 at Pentagon ceremony

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:50am
President Barack Obama will deliver remarks at a Pentagon ceremony Sunday marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Man convicted of disability fraud claims he’s actually disabled

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 3:52am
Is it possible to be completely physically disabled one day and fully active the next? That was the million dollar question for Dennis Paulsen. 

Debate continues on Lake Wausau drawdown

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:35pm
It was a heated meeting Wednesday night in Wausau, all over the drawdown proposal for Lake Wausau.

Clinton launches 'Wisconsin Women for Hillary' group

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 7:35pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has announced a "Wisconsin Women for Hillary" coalition that includes a former Bernie Sanders supporter. 

UWSP students, staff give positive feedback on all-gender bathrooms

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 6:51pm
Students and staff at UW Stevens Point are responding well to the all-gender bathrooms on campus. 

Mother of missing Wausau veteran says Tomah VA denied him help

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 6:50pm
The mother of missing 29 year-old veteran Brian Rossell said that her son went to the Tomah VA this summer looking for medical help, but he was turned away. 

Portage County K-9 retires

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 6:37pm
The Portage County Sheriff's Department held a retirement party for their four-legged partner Wednesday. 

USGS upgrading Oklahoma earthquake to 5.8 magnitude

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 6:26pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- U.S. Geological Survey researchers say they're upgrading the strength of an Oklahoma earthquake that struck over the weekend to a 5.8 magnitude, making it the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the state.