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9 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

Group seeks to build Marshfield animal shelter

Marshfield needs its own pet shelter. That's the message from Karen Rau, president of the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter Project, who addressed Marshfield's Common Council at Tuesday night's meeting and asked for the city's financial help to supplement ongoing fundraising efforts.

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Related Topix: Marshfield, WI, Clark County, WI

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WSAW

Future of Pittsville Homes in Question

The future of a Wood County company that builds prefabricated homes is in question.

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Related Topix: Pittsville, WI

Sun Jul 13, 2014

WSAW

1 Hurt In Motorcycle Crash In Wood Co.

It all happened shortly after 3:00 PM Sunday afternoon on County Highway B near Turner Road in the Town of Wood.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

No new leads in search for 38-year-old fugitive

A man released from prison a month ago and wanted in a spree of crimes in several counties has vanished and the trail in the search for him has gone cold, authorities said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Vesper, WI, Jackson County, WI, Merrillan, WI, Merrill, WI

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WAOW

Job market a roller coaster in central Wisconsin

A Wisconsin man's boast about selling high-quality heroin has led to a homicide charge in a fatal overdose.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Weather, Rhinelander, WI, Scott Walker, US Governors

WIGM-AM Medford

Fugitive eluding capture in central Wisconsin

The fugitive that narrowly escaped capture near in central Wisconsin Monday night has apparently stolen a second vehicle in Jackson County.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, WI

Tue Jul 01, 2014

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

New Information: Wanted man spotted in Wood Co.; search continues

The sheriff's department in Wood County believes Eric Hall, 38, stole a car after fleeing police just before 10 p.m. Sheriff's deputies say he may be armed and should be considered dangerous.

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Related Topix: Vesper, WI

WSAW

Wood County Deputies Search for Wanted Fugitive on the Run

Shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night, Wood County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home in the village of Vesper on a tip of a wanted fugitive.

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Related Topix: Vesper, WI

Mon Jun 30, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Deputy saves woman 100 yards off shore in river Sa...

A Wood County law enforcement officer saved a woman struggling to stay afloat in the Wisconsin River this past weekend.

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Related Topix: Biron, WI, Rudolph, WI

Green Bay Press-Gazette

The Villas student housing takes shape

The Villas student housing is under construction on Fifth Street across from the campus.

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Related Topix: Marshfield, WI

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Call health department for immunizations

An immunization day is set for July 17 at 420 Dewey St., fourth floor, Wisconsin Rapids.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Sun Jun 29, 2014

WSAW

2014 Amateur Radio Field Day Contest

Wisconsin Rapids HAMS are ready to prove, once again, they're prepared for a national emergency.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Ham Radio, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Nekoosa bank marked 100th in 2013

In celebration of south Wood County's rich history, Daily Tribune Media has launched a weekly feature called Vintage Venues, taking a look at some of the historical sites and buildings that hold significance in the community.

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Related Topix: Nekoosa, WI, Port Edwards, WI

WAOW

9/11 museum counts 300K visitors since May opening

Morning radio in central Wisconsin has a new sound. The familiar voices of Pat and AJ are gone from 106.5. The duo tells Newsline 9 the parting wasn't their decision.

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

WAOW

Singer Chris Brown expected in DC court

Morning radio in central Wisconsin has a new sound. The familiar voices of Pat and AJ are gone from 106.5. The duo tells Newsline 9 the parting wasn't their decision.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Acoustic, Chris Brown, La Crosse, WI, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Volunteer Opportunities

The following are this week's volunteer opportunities. Faith in Action: Would you be interested in helping to start a new and greatly needed program for our community, from the ground up? We are looking for task force members to help develop a Faith In Action program for south Wood County.

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Related Topix: Adams County, WI, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Nekoosa, WI, Marshfield, WI

Tue Jun 24, 2014

WAOW

DA: Man steals, sells neighbor's Jeep for scrap

A head-on collision between two cars has left two drivers critically injured, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Tuesday's police log: Caller reports plane dumping liquid manure

* At 11:21 a.m. Monday, an employee from BP, 1711 Baker Drive, reported a gas drive-off.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Rudolph, WI

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Neillsville man gets prison for sexual assault

A 19-year-old Neillsville man who authorities say, along with another man, had sexual intercourse with a teenage girl while her younger brother watched was sentenced in Wood County Circuit Court to three years in prison.

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Related Topix: Neillsville, WI, Marshfield, WI

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Pints and Politics set Tuesday

The event is open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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