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22 hrs ago | WKOW-TV

Concerns over reported move of violent man in Sauk County

The town chairman of Winfield says he's been getting calls about Jeremy Felix, who may be moving to a home on County Road WD.

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Related Topix: Sauk County, WI, Baraboo, WI

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Stray voltage lawsuit heard in Wood County

A trial is underway in central Wisconsin involving a couple who blames stray voltage for loss of their dairy farm.

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Related Topix: Junction City, WI, Stevens Point, WI

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WAOW

Officials search for Wisconsin osprey, owl shooter

Some teenagers found the body of a 33-year-old Wood County man along a trail near Port Edwards, the Wood County Sheriff's Department said.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Family, Teenagers, Port Edwards, WI, Marathon County, WI

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WSAW

Man's Death Ruled Accidental

The Wood County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a man found by a group of teenagers Wednesday evening near the intersection of Highway AA and Grunewald Lane in the Town of Port Edwards.

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Related Topix: Port Edwards, WI, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Second person dies after crash near Vesper

The crash on August 6th instantly killed 96-year-old Ruth Ruder, who was a passenger in a car driven by 80-year-old Linda Knapp.

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Related Topix: Vesper, WI

Sun Aug 10, 2014

WSAW

Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase Through Wood County

Christopher Ostrum, 47 of Wisconsin Rapids was arrested for felony fleeing and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Marshfield, WI

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Shankland supports referendums for minimum wage hi...

Many central Wisconsin voters can expect to find at least one or more referendums on the upcoming November election ballot.

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Related Topix: Portage County, WI, Medicaid, Health, Stevens Point, WI, Scott Walker, US Governors, St Croix County, WI

Thu Aug 07, 2014

WAOW

Stuff-the-Bus gives to hundreds

WISCONSIN RAPIDS -- A central Wisconsin community came together Thursday afternoon to help more than one thousand children in South Wood County head back to school.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Wed Aug 06, 2014

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Police investigating Wood Co. fatal crash

The Wood County Sheriff's Department says it happened just before 3 PM Wednesday at the intersection of HWY C and HWY F, southeast of Marshfield.

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Related Topix: Marshfield, WI

Mon Aug 04, 2014

WisDOT

WIS 13, WIS 80 bridge improvements begin next week in Wood County

Bridge improvements on WIS 13 at the Ten Mile Creek Bridge , and on WIS 80 at the Owl Creek Bridge and the Dexterville Ditch Bridge are scheduled to begin on Monday, August 11. Improvements to the WIS 13 bridge over Ten Mile Creek includes a new concrete overlay.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Babcock, WI, Pittsville, WI

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WSAW

Numerous Train Accidents in Marshfield Raises Concerns

Wednesday morning's pedestrian verse train accident in Marshfield is the second fatal accident this week in Wood County and one of five other accidents in the past twelve months in the city.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Marshfield, WI

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Wisconsin Rapids man pleads not guilty by reason o...

He's facing two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child and second degree sexual assault.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Rapids, WI

WSAW

DEVELOPING: Man in Hospital After Early Morning Train Collision

A 21-year-old man was hit by a train at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday at the railroad crossing located at Vine Avenue and East Veterans Parkway in Marshfield, according to the Wood County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Marshfield, WI

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WAOW

Wood County woman killed by train

Marathon County Crime Stoppers is asking for help to find the people responsible for stealing from a business in the Township of Cleveland near Stratford.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Marathon County, WI

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Farmers say cranberries are expected to do well

According to the U.S. department of agriculture Wisconsin farmers harvested six million barrels of the tart fruit in 2013, each barrel weighing 100 pounds.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Farmers say cranberries are expected to do well

According to the U.S. department of agriculture Wisconsin farmers harvested six million barrels of the tart fruit in 2013, each barrel weighing 100 pounds.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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

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