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Lawmakers say Snowden is no whistleblower

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 3:02am
A House intelligence committee report is calling National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden a "serial exaggerator and fabricator" who doesn't fit the profile of a whistleblower.

Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 3:01am
A review of 15 years of death certificates has prompted a change in the ranking of dangerous childhood cancers.

Ex-NASCAR star Robby Gordon tries to handle parents' death

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 2:42am
Robby Gordon stood outside the Southern California home where his father and stepmother were found dead a day earlier. The man who had faced fear and danger in hundreds of elite auto races had to take a deep breath to hold...

Governor Scott Walker speaks out on document leak

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:41pm
Thursday, Governor Scott Walker finally spoke out on documents leaked earlier this week.

Wausau elementary school shows off renovations

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:33pm
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School celebrated a $7.3 million renovation with an open house Thursday afternoon.

What the transportation budget could mean for the wheel tax

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:22pm
While in Plover Thursday afternoon, Governor Scott Walker announced more money for road work is in the budget plans for local governments.

UPDATE: Marathon County high-speed chase suspect charged with felonies

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 6:32pm
Deandre Martin is charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase through Marathon County on Wednesday night. 

Woman, teenager go missing in Kansas City area 9 years apart

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 6:22pm
A Missouri man considered a person of interest in his ex-girlfriend's 2007 disappearance remains in jail after being charged with burning another missing woman's SUV.

UPDATE: Two bullets fired into Wausau home, no suspects yet

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 6:17pm
Two bullets were fired into a home in Wausau on Seventh Avenue around 1 a.m. early Thursday morning, and while neighbors were left on edge, the police do not have any leads yet. 

Court document: Affair led Grand Rapids husband to fatally shoot man

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 5:34pm
GRAND RAPIDS (WAOW) - A 42-year-old man is dead after being shot with a shotgun after a husband accused him of having an affair with his wife, according to Wood County court records filed Thursday.

Packers must deal with new stadium, unsettled Vikes QB spot

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 5:21pm
As if figuring out how to slow down Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wasn't tough enough, the Green Bay Packers must prepare for two unique variables when they visit Minnesota this weekend.

Crashed car and teenage runaways lead to Minocqua woods search

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 4:07pm
MINOCQUA (WAOW) - The investigation of an empty pickup truck after it crashed into a tree led to finding three teenage juveniles reported as runaways from eastern Wisconsin and the arrest of two older teenagers on drug charges, Minocqua Police Chief David Jaeger said Thursday.

US regulators: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 3:48pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- U.S. regulators are issuing an official recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phone because of the risk that its batteries can explode or catch fire.

Athlete of the Week: Marissa Ellenbecker, Edgar

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 3:29pm
Edgar freshman Marissa Ellenbecker is one of those rare breeds that likes to run -- she's one of those cross country runners."It's not like you need rules and stuff," Ellenbecker said. "You just go out there and run."

California Teacher Lowers Students' Grades for Not Standing During the Pledge of Allegiance

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 3:17pm
A Native American high school student in California says a teacher lowered her and a friend's participation grades after they refused to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Lawyer: $1.9 Million Settlement in Sandra Bland Lawsuit

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:58pm
Relatives of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died last summer in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop, have reached a $1.9 million settlement in their wrongful-death lawsuit, the family's attorney told a Houston television station Thursday.

Man found guilty in brother's death

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 12:54pm
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WAOW) - A seven-woman, six-man jury found a 57-year old Wisconsin Rapids man guilty of second-degree wreckless homicide, for killing his brother two years ago.

Packers' Jordy Nelson gets his own cereal

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 11:25am
GREEN BAY, Wis. —Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is getting his own cereal.

Graebel Van Lines lays off 50 workers

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:10am
WAUSAU (WAOW) - Graebel Van Lines notified the state Wednesday that it will lay off 50 workers at its downtown Wausau office, according to the state Department of Workforce Development.

Hyundai Recalls SUVs; Software Flaw May Stop Acceleration

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 9:37am
Hyundai is recalling about 41,000 small SUVs in the U.S. because a software glitch can stop the vehicles from accelerating.