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1 hr ago | WSAW

Bancroft Man Charged with Child Sexual Assault

A judge is expected to rule next month if there is enough evidence for a 56-year-old Bancroft man to head to trial in a child sexual assault case. Michael Petta, 56, remains behind bars in the Portage County jail on a $7,500 cash bond.

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Related Topix: Bancroft, WI

6 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

County makes counter offer to Stevens Point on lib...

The slow-moving negotiations between Portage County and the City of Stevens Point over the library have inched forward. Mayor Andrew Halverson says they sent a proposal to the county about a month ago.

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10 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

Search begins for county-wide police and sheriff's...

Marathon County is looking at their options to upgrade their law enforcement data management software. Chief Deputy Sheriff Chad Billeb says they currently use a program called Tiburon, but it is expensive to upgrade and maintain.

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Related Topix: Marathon County, WI, Wausau, WI, Dodge County, WI

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WSAW

Portage Co. Library Board Proposes 10-Year Deal to stay Downtown

A possible solution to keep the Portage County Library at its current location for at least the next decade was presented Friday morning by county officials. The proposal is a counter offer to the city of Stevens Point, which has given the county several options over the past two years.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

WAOW

Portage County Crime Stoppers

A 68-year-old Dorchester farmer killed eight Blue Heeler mix puppies with a sledgehammer because he didn't want them running around the farm, according to a criminal complaint. WAUSAU - About $15,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in an investigation of crack cocaine trafficking in Weston, Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wausau, WI

WSAW

Portage County Library Negotiations Could Have Library Relocated

Portage County and the City of Stevens Point are negotiating the fate of the Portage County Library as the city-owned property had its lease up in 2012. Now, Stevens Point is coming up with alternatives with the goal of handing it over to the county.

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Related Topix: Stevens Point, WI

WSAW

Portage County Library Negotiations Could Have Library Relocated

Portage County and the City of Stevens Point are negotiating the fate of the Portage County Library as the city-owned property had its lease up in 2012. Now, Stevens Point is coming up with alternatives with the goal of handing it over to the county.

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Related Topix: Stevens Point, WI

Wed Sep 10, 2014

WAOW

Portage County Crime Stoppers

A 68-year-old Dorchester farmer killed eight Blue Heeler mix puppies with a sledgehammer because he didn't want them running around the farm, according to a criminal complaint. WAUSAU - About $15,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in an investigation of crack cocaine trafficking in Weston, Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wausau, WI

Tue Sep 09, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Portage County offers library deal, then rescinds it

There was some movement in the negotiations between Portage County and the City of Stevens Point about the library building, but the movement stopped as rapidly as it started. Mayor Andrew Halverson says the city did receive an offer last week.

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Related Topix: Stevens Point, WI, Wausau, WI, Marathon County, WI

Mon Sep 08, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Guns & Hoses Honor Flight fundraiser Saturday

The seventeenth Honor Flight is taking veterans from Central Wisconsin Airport to Washington D.C. to see the monuments built in their honor Monday. While the vets make the trip, fundraising continues at home.

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Related Topix: Plover, WI, Stevens Point, WI, Fire, Life, Veteran Affairs

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Public defender's office causes drunk driver's cou...

A court case already delayed twice is scheduled to have an initial appearance Monday. Miguel Albino Granda is charged in Portage County court with operating while intoxicated when he crashed a vehicle August 16th with four passengers.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

WAOW

Walker, Burke have clear contrasts on education

Stevens Point Fire Department officials say the Boy with the Boot statue that went missing early Saturday morning has been returned. Stevens Point Fire Department officials say the Boy with the Boot statue that went missing early Saturday morning has been returned.

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Related Topix: Stevens Point, WI, Marathon County, WI, Weston, WI

Fri Sep 05, 2014

WAOW

Businessman accused of theft pleads not guilty

A Florida mom is outraged that her 15-year-old daughter was forced to wear what she called a "shame suit" at school. A Florida mom is outraged that her 15-year-old daughter was forced to wear what she called a "shame suit" at school.

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Related Topix: Fire, Minocqua, WI, Stevens Point, WI

WSAW

Driver Facing Charges After Stevens Point Chase

One person is facing charges after a short vehicle chase Friday afternoon in Portage County. Sgt. Tony Babl of the Stevens Point Police Department tells NewsChannel 7 officers were conducting a welfare check when the person's vehicle was spotted on I-39 near Exit 161 just after 1 p.m. Investigators say the driver refused to stop and a short chase ensued.

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WAOW

Man sentenced to 20 years in prison in boy's death

STEVENS POINT - A 28-year-old Bancroft man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for causing the death of a two-year-old boy he was babysitting nearly three years ago, according to online Portage County court records. In June, a jury convicted Reymundo Perez of first-degree reckless homicide and child abuse causing great harm .

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Related Topix: Stevens Point, WI, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Wed Sep 03, 2014

WNFL-AM Green Bay

Corn crop improves with late-summer rain

UNDATED Wisconsin's major farm crops are in better shape, thanks to a heavy dose of much-needed rain.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Chippewa County, WI, Weather, Buffalo County, WI, Vernon County, WI

WSAW

Man Accused of Threatening Police Officer to be Charged

A 33-year-old Plover man is expected to be charged with attempted 1st degree intentional homicide after police say he threatened an officer with a knife during a traffic stop.

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Related Topix: Plover, WI, Manawa, WI

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Formal charges filed against Manawa man in Plover police shooting

He faces a charge of attempted first degree intentional homicide for allegedly charging at a cop with a knife before being shot by the officer.

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Related Topix: Manawa, WI, Plover, WI

WAOW

Daughter incompetent in theft of mom's checks

A judge has ruled that an elderly daughter may never be competent to stand trial on accusations that she joined other family members in a plot to steal some $170,000 worth of her mother's Social Security checks.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

WAOW

Daughter incompetent in theft of mom's checks

A judge has ruled that an elderly daughter may never be competent to stand trial on accusations that she joined other family members in a plot to steal some $170,000 worth of her mother's Social Security checks.

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