STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Stevens Point man to life in prison after he was convicted of killing his wife and hiding her copse.
JAY, Maine (AP) — A specialty paper producer in Pennsylvania plans to buy Verso paper mills in Jay, Maine, and Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in a deal worth $400 million.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A teacher's estate has given the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point the largest donation in its 125-year history.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — An effort to save a historic theater in downtown Stevens Point appears at an end after a nonprofit said it couldn't meet requirements or a city timeline for...
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A jury has found a Wisconsin man guilty of killing his wife and hiding her body.
Krista Sypher disappeared on March 13, 2017. Her body has never been found. Her...
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Sarena Melotte could see past the crumbling home, its inside painted Pepto-Bismol pink, when she saw the steep, curved, ebony staircase of the 19th century villa that's...
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys have reached a plea deal for a former Wisconsin fugitive who hid out in a makeshift bunker for more than three years.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — The national governing body for curling in the United States is getting a new leader.
Rick Patzke (PAT'-skey) will step down as CEO of the United States Curling...
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A Stevens Point man is under arrest for illegally possessing an assault rifle following a police investigation of threats to law enforcement officers.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Lei Ye of China won the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship on Saturday, beating Jillian Bourdage of Tamarac, Florida, 1 up in the 36-hole final at SentryWorld.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Parts of Wisconsin continue to recover from destructive weekend storms.
We Energies says nearly 21,000 remain without power Monday morning due to one of the most...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Utility crews have restored power to more than 138,000 customers following destructive thunderstorms that struck eastern Wisconsin this weekend.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — One person has died in a garage fire in Stevens Point.
Firefighters were called to the property about 7 p.m. Wednesday and found the garage fully engulfed in...
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A major employer in Stevens Point will cut its workforce by at least a third in the coming two years.
The Donaldson Co. manufacturing plant laid off 29 hourly...
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — In a story April 10 about the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point dropping plans to eliminate majors, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from the...
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System regents Friday approved raising graduate tuition at eight schools and out-of-state undergraduate tuition at six schools.
Resident graduate tuition will increase at Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Parkside, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater. Green Bay will see the biggest increase, from $7,793 to $7,996. The smallest increase will come at La Crosse, which requested an $84 increase to $8,651.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and his wife are donating $500,000 to the baseball program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where both were student athletes.
The university said Thursday that the donation from Zimmermann and his wife, Mandy, marks the largest gift of its kind to a Pointers athletic program. The school says it plans to use the money to upgrade University Field with a new scoreboard, backstop and batting cages.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin regents are poised to raise graduate tuition at eight schools.
Plans call for raising resident graduate tuition at Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Parkside, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater. Green Bay would see the biggest increase, from $7,793 to $7,996.
Nonresident graduation tuition would go up at Eau Claire, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Parkside, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater. Green Bay would see the largest jump, from $17,106 to $17,551.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A man wanted in a Chicago homicide case has been arrested in central Wisconsin.
Federal marshals and Stevens Point police arrested the 22-year-old man Wednesday afternoon near the University of Wisconsin campus. Police say he tried to flee as they served a warrant, jumped out of a window and ran through a campus parking lot before he was taken into custody.
He was taken to the Portage County Jail. Authorities did not identify the homicide for which the man is wanted.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Faculty and students are demanding regents oust the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's administrators, arguing they're erratic and incompetent.
Faculty members and students sent the regents a letter Thursday expressing a lack of confidence in Chancellor Bernie Patterson's administration.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has been enlisted to review the 2018 election results in Wisconsin and the structure of the state Republican Party.
The review comes after Republicans lost in races for every statewide race on the ballot, including governor and U.S. Senate. State party spokesman Alec Zimmerman says similar reviews are done after every election.
STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — Nine years ago, Kayla Wilke of Sturgeon Bay was comatose in a hospital and her parents were struggling to understand that their vibrant, athletic daughter likely would never talk or walk.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials have reduced the number of majors slated for elimination by more than half.
The school in March proposed eliminating 13 programs to help cope with a projected $4.5 million budget deficit over two years.
University officials announced Monday that they've modified the proposal to cut six majors, including French, German, geoscience, geography, history and two bachelor's degree concentrations in art.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has decreed that an American religious brother, James Miller, was killed out of hatred for the Catholic faith during Guatemala's civil war and can be beatified.
Miller is the second American slain in Guatemala to move a step closer to possible sainthood in recent years. The Rev. Stanley Rother, who was gunned down during the Guatemalan conflict in 1981, was beatified as a martyr in his native Oklahoma last year.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Police say a 53-year-old Plover man has died in a bicycle accident in Stevens Point.
Authorities say Christopher Nielsen went out for a bike ride Wednesday afternoon and failed to return. Police, Portage County sheriff's deputies and Nielsen's family and friends searched throughout the evening.
Nielsen was found dead on a bike trail in Stevens Point on Thursday morning. Police say his death appears to be a bicycle-related accident.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Portage County sheriff's officials say the two victims of a boating accident on the Wisconsin River are from Stevens Point.
The body of 60-year-old James Glodowksi was recovered shortly after the boat accident near the Lake DuBay dam Saturday. Fifty-six-year-old Timothy Coulthurst is missing and presumed drowned.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man on Monday pleaded not guilty to killing his wife last year and hiding her body, which hasn't been found.
Jason Sypher, of Plover, entered the pleas to first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in Portage County Circuit Court. Krista Sypher, 44, disappeared in March 2017. Prosecutors in August brought charges against her husband, who had reported her missing.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say one man is dead and another man is missing after their boat capsized near a dam in central Wisconsin.
The Wausau Daily Herald reports the accident happened Saturday morning.
Portage County Patrol Sergeant Jeff Coey says the men's fishing boat capsized when it was too close to the Wisconsin River's DuBay Dam.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man bought large plastic trash bags on the day his wife was last seen and left his fingerprints on a shopping bag containing her damaged cellphone, police said in a criminal complaint charging the man with her death.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System regents have changed the name of another 10 two-year schools as the campuses merge with nearby four-year institutions.
The regents on Friday approved renaming UW-Marathon County as UW-Stevens Point at Wausau; UW-Marshfield/Wood County as UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield; and UW-Rock County as UW-Whitewater at Rock County.
HARBORCREEK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man was driving drunk when he struck and killed a Wisconsin woman who was working at a construction site in western Pennsylvania.
Jacqueline Ohly was helping to install cable guide rails along Interstate 90 in Harborcreek when she was struck around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The 26-year-old Stevens Point resident was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
An autopsy determined that she died from multiple blunt-force trauma.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — An 18-year-old Amherst man was killed this weekend in a suspected hit-and-run.
The Waupaca County Sheriff's Office received a report of a man lying dead in the road at about 3 a.m. Saturday on Golke Road in Farmington. Emergency responders declared Tim Michael Cruse II dead at the scene.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Biologists say this is a particularly bad summer for mosquitoes in Wisconsin because many of the insects survived the mild winter.
The mild temperatures along with significant snow cover helped the mosquitoes survive, according to Jamee Hubbard, an associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System may start sharing information about employees accused of sexual harassment with new employers.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point official who handled sexual misconduct complaints and resigned when he was accused of sexually harassing a woman on campus in 2015, went on to hold positions handling similar complaints at two other universities, according to newly released documents.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Tony Evers can't wait to replace his University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents colleagues.
Evers made the remarks during a protest Wednesday over plans to cut 13 liberal arts majors at UW-Stevens Point and a $250 million cut the system took in the 2015-2017 state budget.
Evers serves as state schools superintendent, which automatically makes him a regent. He says UW-Stevens Point's cuts could trigger system-wide liberal art cuts.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. men's curling team that won the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics is shuffling its lineup after vice-skip Tyler George decided he wants to take a break from competing.
The team led by John Shuster will replace George with 2010 Olympian Chris Plys. Joe Polo had been an alternate at this year's Winter Games, but he is scheduled for shoulder surgery.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — They search for items like magic capes, power helmets and a two-piece puzzle called the bi-force. They do it by canoe in the backwaters of the Wisconsin River, just north of Stevens Point.
The canoe race known as PaddleQuest attracts about 80 teams of paddlers each August. In the course of the game they encounter such characters as the pirate leader Captain Abraham and a time traveler named Dr. BroHop. And they pick up trash they find along the way.
CARLTON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a man fatally shot in northeastern Minnesota was the former director of the Native American Center at the University of Wisconsin-Steven Point.
Fifty-seven-year-old Andrew Gokee, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, was shot in the head over the weekend at his brother's house in the Carlton County community of Progress. He was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth where he died.