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Budget Cuts Could Hurt Safety

Updated: 10/13/2006 - Marathon County Sheriff Randy Hoenisch plans to hold a news conference Friday about the effects budget cuts could have on his department.

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Icy Roads Leave Drivers Sliding

Updated: 10/13/2006 - Many of the highways were deceptively bad for drivers because while the snow may not have been piling up, the thin layer of slush left cars in the ditch.

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Payette Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

Updated: 10/12/2006 - An Athens man will spend the next 16 years in prison for sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl, then leading sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase.

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VanMeter Pleads Not Guilty To Making Up Shootout Story

Posted: 10/12/2006 - Lincoln County authorities say he wasted two months of their time, making up a story about two gunman he claimed shot him. Thursday (10/12) John "Homer" VanMeter pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing officers.

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Police Investigating Possible Homicide

Posted: 10/12/2006 - The body of a 23 year old woman is on its way to the State Crime Lab in Madison as Wausau Police are investigating a suspicious death.

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Hugworks Performs at Saint Joseph's

Updated: 10/12/2006 - Hugworks, a performing duo, will be at Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital for a sing-a-long Thursday (10/12) with patients and their families.

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VanMeter Initial Appearance

Posted: 10/12/2006 - John "Homer" Van Meter has an initial appearance Thursday (10/12) afternoon in Lincoln County Court on a charge of obstructing an officer.

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"Lights on Afterschool" Celebration

Updated: 10/12/2006 - Mead Elementary in Wisconsin Rapids will be hosing Central Wisconsin's "Lights on Afterschool" starting at 5:00 p.m. Thursday (10/12).

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Scott St. Lane Closures

Updated: 10/12/2006 - Scott St. in Wausau will be down to one lane all day Thursday (10/12).

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Jail Study Update Report

Posted: 10/12/2006 - The Marathon County Board of Supervisors will hear an update on the Marathon County Jail study to help ease overcrowding Thursday (10/12).

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Stand Up Against Domestic Violence During the Month of October

Updated: 10/12/2006 - It's a sad reality that violent crime is increasing in Marathon County and that domestic violence is part of the statistics. The Wausau Women's Community is holding a Domestic Violence Vigil on October 25 from 6-8pm for members of the community to show support for victims and their families.

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Hurd Millwork and Doors to Lay Off More Than 100 Employees

Updated: 10/12/2006 - More than 100 employees at Hurd Millwork and Doors in Merrill are no doubt in shock after learning they will be loosing their jobs just before the holidays. Newschannel Seven has learned 103 employees were given a letter telling them they would be let go December 11.

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Heimlich Saves Hair Stylist's Life

Updated: 10/11/2006 - It's a race against the clock when someone is choking. In just minutes a person can black out, suffer brain damage or die. Two Wausau hair stylists are thankful they beat that fateful clock.

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Lower Energy Costs This Winter?

Posted: 10/11/2006 - Looks like it could be costing you less to heat your home this winter. WE Energies is predicting a 5-10% drop in cost this season, assuming the weather is comparable to last year.

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Rep. Lasee Re-evaluating Gun Proposal

Posted: 10/11/2006 - A Wisconsin lawmaker who suggested teachers carry guns in school is now taking his proposal in a new direction.

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"Quit Smoking" Class Starts

Updated: 10/11/2006 - Smoking cessation classes are being offered by Premier Recovery Services beginning Wednesday (10/11).

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"Silent Night" Fire Department Parade

Updated: 10/11/2006 - Three area fire departments will host a parade Wednesday (10/11) night in honor of Fire Prevention Week and all those firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

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