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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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Cool Off With Your Pets at the Dog-Gone Pool Party

Updated: 07/31/2006 - Dog owners and their pets are invited to attend the Dog Gone Pool Party being held at Marathon Park's Splash Pad. The money raised will go to people who cannot afford city pool passes or swim lessons.

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A Long Way From Israel: Student Tries to Forget the Fighting

Updated: 07/31/2006 - The conflict in the Middle East is thousands of miles away, but for several visiting students from that area, the bombings are very close to home. We spoke with one young Israeli woman who is trying to live in the moment and forget the fighting.

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Poker Run Benefits Animals

Updated: 07/30/2006 - They say they're on the home stretch. With less than a million dollars left to raise for a new building, the Humane Society of Marathon County gathered some more cash today with a "Dog Day Afternoon Poker Run."

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Pow Wow Honors Veterans

Updated: 07/30/2006 - A unique weekend designed to honor veterans came to an end Sunday (7/30). It was the second annual Nations of Warriors Pow-Wow held in Antigo.

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Information Stolen From Sentry Insurance Customers

Updated: 07/31/2006 - More than 112,000 Sentry Insurance customers have had their personal information stolen. The Stevens Point-based company says the United States Secret Service arrested the thief, a programmer and consultant contracted by the firm.

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Mideast Students on Tour

Updated: 07/30/2006 - Students from the Middle East, who've been making their way across the world, are now in Wausau.

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Homegrown Grocery store

Updated: 07/30/2006 - Grocery store prices are rising, along with just about everything else. So a local market says more people are turning to alternative places to get their food.

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Freestyle Kayaking Championships

Updated: 07/30/2006 - Kayakers and canoeists took to the waves of Whitewater Park for the first day of the Midwest Freestyle Championships.

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