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300 Employees Return to Work After Park Falls Paper Mill Reopens

Updated: 08/07/2006 - Smart Papers went bankrupt in April, but is now preparing to reopen its doors Wednesday under a new name: Flambeau River Papers. A live marching band played music as guest speakers like Governor Jim Doyle and Butch Johnson, Flambeau River Papers President spoke at the reopening ceremony.

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Wausau Plans Survey to Help Deal with Fiscal Crisis

Updated: 08/07/2006 - Rising fuel and personnel costs have leaders in Wausau worrying about how to keep many of its services available. Now the city plans to send out surveys to 2,000 households in Wausau, asking them to rate the importance of each.

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Manager Glad for Employee's Safety After Hold-up

Updated: 08/07/2006 - An armed robbery at a Wisconsin Rapids business in broad daylight has many people rethinking the safety of their jobs. Patrick Dailey talked with the regional manager of a loan store targeted by a robber.

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Family First: Starting High School

Updated: 11/14/2006 - Kids just get used to being the head honchos of middle school then, they have to start all over on the bottom wrung. In this week's Family First: making the transition to high school.

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Animal Barns Big Hit at the Fair

Updated: 08/06/2006 - Every fair-goer has their favorite attraction at the Wisconsin Valley Fair, like the food, rides or exhibits. But for many others, the animal barns are the place to be.

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Police Search for Wrong-Way Driver

Updated: 08/06/2006 - Kronenwetter police are still looking for information about an elderly woman they say drove the wrong way down I-39 Friday morning.

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"Fill a Backpack, Fill a Need"

Posted: 08/04/2006 - The first day of school can be hard enough for kids, without worrying about having the right supplies. So a group of businesses is asking for help to fill backpacks for children in need.

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Horses Rescued in Portage County

Updated: 08/04/2006 - After complaints their horses were being neglected, the Portage County Sheriff's Department is investigating a town of Linwood farm.

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Shaun Rudy Gets Two Life Sentences

Updated: 08/04/2006 - Shaun Rudy, who pleaded no contest in May to charges of killing Christine and her unborn child and then mutilating her body, has received two life sentences.

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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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