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Merrill Remembers Local Soldier Killed in Iraq

Posted: 08/03/2006 - Merrill is again mourning the death of an area soldier, the second in less than three months. 20-year-old Army Specialist Ryan Jopek was killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb. Family and friends expected him finish his tour of duty and be back home in just a few weeks.

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Rudy Sentenced For Killing Pregnant Wife

Updated: 08/03/2006 - He killed his pregnant wife and their unborn baby, now Shaun Rudy will spend the rest of his days behind bars. Thursday (8/3) a Clark County Judge sentenced him to more than two consecutive life sentences, without any chance for parole.

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Third Day Fidel Castro Is Out of Power, Local Cuba Native Reacts

Updated: 08/03/2006 - It's only the third day in 47 years that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro is not in power. Fidel passed down his leadership to his brother Raul Castro while the Communist President recovers from surgery from intestinal bleeding. Cubans from around the globe have mixed feelings on whether the door for democracy is opening.

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Locked Out: What to Do When Kids and Keys Are Inside Car

Updated: 08/03/2006 - Plenty of parents have accidentally locked the keys and their kids inside the car, and it can be a truly terrifying experience. But knowing what to do and who to call can save you from total panic.

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UPDATE: Human Bones Could Crack Cold Case

Updated: 08/03/2006 - Human bones were discovered Wednesday (8/2) in Lake Waubesa, the same lake where investigators found a car belonging to a missing man on Tuesday (8/1).

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Mount View Could See Changes

Updated: 08/02/2006 - A suggestion made by a health care task force could take dozens of nursing home patients and move them from a county facility to private care.

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Early School Shopping Pays Off

Updated: 08/02/2006 - Even though you may rather put it off, parents we talked to say you're better off buying what your child needs for school now.

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Smoke Bombs May Have Caused Shed Fire

Updated: 08/02/2006 - A machine shed is in ruins after a fire broke out earlier Tuesday evening (8/1) near a vacation home in the Town of Bevent, east of Mosinee.

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Fair-Goers & Booth Workers Brave Heat

Updated: 08/02/2006 - Extreme heat, humidity and even rain showers are not keeping many away from the first day of the Wisconsin Valley Fair.

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Marriott Hotels to Go Smoke-Free

Posted: 08/01/2006 - Starting next month, smokers won't be able to light up at more than 2,300 hotels in the United States and Canada. All Marriott hotels, including Stevens Point's Fairfield Inn, will go smoke-free September 1.

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Police Watching Out for Equipment Violations

Updated: 08/01/2006 - You could be breaking the law without even knowing it. That's the idea behind the Stevens Point Police Department's Violation of the Month. This month it's equipment violations.

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Care Facility Being Closed by State

Updated: 08/01/2006 - Northwest Counseling and Guidance Clinic in Rice Lake, where a seven-year-old Angellika Arndt died after being restrained, is being closed by the state.

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The Wisconsin Valley Fair Is Back in Wausau

Updated: 08/01/2006 - The Wisconsin Valley Fair kicks off Tuesday at Marathon Park starting at noon and will be in Wausau through Sunday. There will be carnival food like corn dogs, elephant ears and cheese curds and amusement rides starting at 4 p.m.

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Staying Safe in the Heat Means More Than Water and Shade

Posted: 07/31/2006 - If you are working outside and you start feeling dizzy or nauseous, doctors say it's important to get out of the sun and into the shade, and then cool off with a sports drink that doesn't have any caffeine in it to help boost up your electrolytes.

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Residents Asked to Weigh In on Fate of Swimming Pools

Updated: 07/31/2006 - Taking a dip at a city pool is one way to stay cool during this heat wave. But after more than 40 years in operation, three Wausau pools are beginning to show their age. The City says it's time to figure out whether to fix-up the neighborhood pools or build one big aquatic center.

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Heat Stroke = Dangerous Side Effect

Posted: 07/31/2006 - This heat and humidity has many of us dripping with sweat. But certain medications can actually stop you from perspiring, putting you in a much more dangerous situation.

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