APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A man who got in a gunfight with police that left a city firefighter dead in the crossfire was identified Friday as a Wausau man who had been free on bond pending drug...
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin shooting that killed a firefighter in Appleton and left another man dead (all times local):
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin baby sitter accused of killing a 2-month-old boy last fall has pleaded not guilty.
Twenty-nine-year-old Marissa Tietsort, of Wausau, appeared in court Monday...
NORRIE, Wis. (AP) — A 19-year-old central Wisconsin man has been charged with intentionally starving cows on his family's farm.
The Wausau Daily Herald reports prosecutors charged Joshua...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorney General Josh Kaul is inviting lawmakers to tour the state's crime labs as he makes his case for more analysts.
Gov. Tony Evers' state budget calls for spending...
Judge says homicide case against baby sitter can proceed
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A judge has refused to throw out the case against a Wisconsin baby sitter accused of killing a 2-month-old boy and then pretending he was alive when she gave the baby back to...
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Central Wisconsin Christian 53, Saint Lawrence Seminary 32
Snowfall in Wisconsin is a record breaker
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — This week's snow storm in Wisconsin is a record breaker for some communities.
The snow total reached 15.7 inches in Wausau Tuesday, shattering the 1-day snowfall record for the city previously set at 13 inches in 1924 and 1908.
Many schools take the day off as snow accumulates
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Most Wisconsin counties are under a winter storm warning as heavy snow accumulates in the Badger State.
Seven to 12 inches of snow is expected as plows try to keep up with the fresh snow Tuesday. Schools across the state are taking the day off, including the districts of La Crosse, Wausau, Madison and Waukesha.
The National Weather Service says wind gusts of up to 30 mph are reducing visibility and creating dangerous travel conditions for commuters who decide to venture out.
Baby sitter ordered to have no contact with victim’s family
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Wisconsin baby sitter not to have contact with the family of a 2-month-old boy she is accused of killing and then pretending he was alive when she gave the baby back to his mother.
Judge Jill Falstad also ordered 28-year-old Marissa Tietsort of Wausau not to have contact with children. The order was filed this week in Marathon County court and will remain in effect until Tietsort is released on bond.
Baby sitter accused of killing boy and giving body to mother
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin baby sitter who allegedly killed a 2-month-old boy then pretended he was alive when she gave the boy back to his mother has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
A criminal complaint filed Friday says 28-year-old Marissa Tietsort of Wausau caused the infant's death in October, then put him in a snowsuit and car seat and returned him to his mother — without telling her the child was dead.
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Body of missing Wausau man found next to flipped vehicle
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a Wausau man reported missing last week was discovered on a frozen creek next to a vehicle found flipped over on the ice.
The Wausau Police Department says body of Paul Hitz was discovered Sunday after police responded to a report of the vehicle spotted on the ice. Hitz was said to be in that vehicle when he was reported missing.
The cause of death had not been determined. No further details have been released.
Wisconsin man to compete in World Wheelchair Championship
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is headed to the 2019 World Wheelchair Championship for Team USA.
Matt Thums, 42, of Weston will be competing in the 2019 World Wheelchair Championship for Team USA, according to the Wausau Daily Herald .
Evers, Barnes to go on statewide budget listening tour
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. -elect Tony Evers and incoming Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes will go on a statewide budget listening tour starting this week.
The "Building the People's Budget" tour kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Green Bay. Other stops are planned Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Wausau, and Tuesday, Dec. 18, in La Crosse before the tour ends Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee King 86, Arrowhead 67
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Man struck and killed in Wausau was 92
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Police say the man struck and killed by a vehicle while walking in Wausau was 92 years old.
Authorities say the man was struck at a city intersection shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday. He was taken to Aspirus Hospital where he died of his injuries. The 66-year-old man driving the vehicle that struck him called 911 and has been cooperating in the investigation.
Wisconsin woman discusses alcohol addiction, recovery
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Ashley Lange was drunk — more than usual. She couldn't stand. She was slurring her words so badly that her younger sister, Brittany, couldn't understand her.
Her sister called an ambulance. The two were rooming together in Madison at the time. Brittany was 23; Lange was 29.
Ashley Lange was rushed to UW Hospital in Madison, where she had her stomach pumped.
Wausau police say death of infant is a homicide
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Wausau police say they're investigating the death of a two-month-old baby as a homicide.
Officials have arrested the child's 28-year-old baby sitter on an unrelated child abuse warrant from Marathon County. She's expected to appear in court Monday.
Police say the infant's mother picked up her child at the baby sitter's house last Thursday night, went to Northway Coin and Laundry and found the baby unresponsive in his car seat when she arrived.
Trump headed to Wisconsin for rally in Mosinee next week
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump is coming to central Wisconsin on Oct. 24 for a campaign rally.
Trump announced Wednesday that he will hold a rally at the Mosinee airport. Mosinee is just south of Wausau in a part of the state that went strong for Trump in 2016 as he won Wisconsin by less than 1 percentage point.
Baldwin, Vukmir debate about immigration, health care
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican Leah Vukmir drew stark contrasts on health care, abortion, immigration and other issues during their second debate of the campaign.
Both candidates were on the offensive, the Milwauke Journal Sentinel reported. Baldwin leads in the polls.
Authorities ID woman who died at Marathon County Jail
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a woman who died at the Marathon County Jail.
The sheriff's office identifies the inmate as 56-year-old Melissa Graebner-Young. She was booked into the jail Tuesday after being arrested for fifth offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Authorities say Graebner-Young suffered a medical emergency after arriving at the jail. Corrections officers and paramedics tried to revive her but were unsuccessful.
Former Missouri church pastor charged with child enticement
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a former Missouri pastor who recently left for a Wisconsin church has been charged with child sex crimes.
The Kansas City Star reports that 53-year-old Scott Patschke is free on bond after he was charged last week in Marathon County, Wisconsin, with child enticement.
Foxconn signs deal to jointly develop Wisconsin ginseng
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn has signed an agreement to jointly develop Wisconsin's ginseng industry and grow its newly-established Wisconsin-based brand.
The Taiwan-based company announced the deal Tuesday. Gov. Scott Walker joined with representatives of Foxconn and others for the signing of the deal in Wausau.
Foxconn Health Technology Business Group signed the agreement with the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin and the largest supplier of American ginseng in the United States.
Wisconsin school officials consider bulletproof backpacks
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — School officials in Wisconsin aren't so sure bulletproof backpacks are an answer to possible violence in the classroom.
Wisconsin home to wacky Guinness World Records
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The nearly 50 still-standing Guinness World Records in Wisconsin have included some unusual accomplishments from gravy chugging to fire-eating.
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Wisconsin ginseng growers seek new customers amid trade war
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin ginseng growers are seeking new customers as tariffs in an escalating trade war with China will raise the price by 15 percent for Chinese consumers.
Harvests will begin in the fall but export declines will take a while to measure, the Wausau Daily Herald reported.
UW System regents change two-year school names
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.
Air pollution at 3M plant in Wisconsin under scrutiny again
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources is investigating air pollution at a 3M Corp. factory in Wausau.
Records show that a pollution control device at the plant didn't operate for several hours on April 13, and that the Minnesota-based company didn't properly report some emissions in 2016 and 2017, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported .
Broadcasters invite governor, Senate candidates to debates
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is inviting Wisconsin's gubernatorial and Senate candidates to a pair of televised debates in October.
The association on Wednesday invited Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers to an Oct. 5 debate in Madison. The organization also invited Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir to an Oct. 13 debate in Wausau.
TOWN OF NOKOMIS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in northern Wisconsin say a passenger on a UTV was killed and the driver was seriously injured in a crash over the weekend.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says the UTV left the road and struck a tree Saturday night in the Town of Nokomis.
The passenger died at the scene. The sheriff's office identifies the victim as 49-year-old Adam Rietz of Athens.
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A judge sentenced a Wisconsin man on Tuesday to 13 years in prison for locking a woman inside a wooden box in his basement and sexually assaulting her.
Man charged with in fatal Wausau beating
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Florence County man is charged with killing the father of his ex-girlfriend.
Fifty-six-year-old Lee Franck is in the Marathon County Jail on $750,000 bond. Authorities allege he fatally beat Lyle Leith whose body was found in his Wausau garage Feb. 20.
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Authorities believe speed and alcohol were factors when a car went out of control, rolled and crashed into a house in Wausau.
Police say the driver of the car and a person inside the house both suffered minor injuries in the crash about 1 a.m. Thursday. Neither was immediately identified.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's latest television ad focuses on her mother's mental illness and addiction to prescription drugs.
Baldwin unveiled the ad Monday, a week after she opened up for the first time about her mother's struggles. She died in August.
Baldwin says in the 60-second ad that she recalls returning home from school and knocking on the door of her house, but her mom was unable to answer because she was passed out.
Bob Reid, who died recently at 86, was voice of state high school tournaments for 42 years
Over a long, successful career in sports and entertainment management, Bob Reid worked for the Minneapolis Lakers, Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota North Stars. He also managed the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington for 13 years and represented clients like the Harlem Globetrotters, Barnum Bailey Circus, the Ice Follies and Sesame Street Live.
But it was his sideline job as a public address announcer where Reid earned praise and distinction.
Duane “Dewie” K. Hofstetter, 49, Wausau, died April 2, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Duane was born June 13, 1968, in Moline, Illinois, to Carolyn “Kay” (Clifton) and the late Harold Hofstetter. He is a graduate of Beaver Dam High School and went on to honorably serve in the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic during Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf War. Over the years, he worked at a variety of places as a chef.