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Assembly Passes New Malpractice Damage Cap

Updated: 03/03/2006 - Medical malpractice victims in Wisconsin would be limited to $750,000 in damages for pain and suffering under legislation passed by the state Assembly.

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Plea Agreement Reached for Football Father

Updated: 03/03/2006 - The dad of a Merrill High School football player is getting two years of probation for punching a student at a game at Stiehm Stadium.

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Businesses Move on From Marshfield Fire

Updated: 03/02/2006 - It has been nearly one year since business owners in Marshfield watched their stores go up in flames, but they're finding ways to move on and leave those memories behind.

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Krispy Kreme Fans Shocked by Store Closing

Updated: 03/02/2006 - There was certainly a lot of excitement when Krispy Kreme opened its first North Central Wisconsin location a little more than a year ago, but now there's shock among fans of the doughnuts after the company announced it would close its Wausau store next week.

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Stopping Pine Destruction From Beetle

Updated: 03/02/2006 - A destructive beetle is chewing its way through some Wisconsin pine trees. That's why a federal agency is stopping all Wisconsin pine exports until they are checked.

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Update: Second Suspect Charged in Halbach Murder

Updated: 03/02/2006 - CHILTON, Wis. (AP) - The nephew of the man accused of killing a freelance photographer is now charged with participating in the rape, murder and mutilation of the woman.

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Court Date for Marshfield's Accused Arsonist

Updated: 03/02/2006 - There's a plea hearing set up Thursday (March 2, 2006) afternoon in Wood County for the man charged with three arsons in Marshfield, including the one at Magic Moments Bridal Shop.

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Plenty of Ideas for New Wausau Park

Updated: 03/02/2006 - There will be a new place to play in Wausau. The city is developing a new neighborhood park on the corner of Bissell Street and North 16th Avenue. The Parks Department has about $50,000 to get started on the construction. Wednesday night park officials asked residents for ideas.

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Sierra Club Files Suit Challenging Power Plant Permit

Posted: 03/01/2006 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit Wednesday (3/1/06) challenging the Department of Natural Resources' decision to allow a permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant near Wausau.

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KASH Playground Organizers Hope to Break Ground in May

Posted: 03/01/2006 - The playground will have equipment that's fully accessible to handicapped children. Organizers still need to raise about $50,000 to pay for the work at Mead Park in Stevens Point.

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Colby District Looks to Close Two Schools

Updated: 03/01/2006 - Two schools could be closing in the Colby district, as officials look to slash $600,000 from the budget. The action comes after last week's failed referendum.

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Lampe Case Challenges Constitutionality of Athletic Codes

Updated: 03/01/2006 - There is a question of whether or not high school athletic codes violate constitutional rights. A Tomahawk attorney plans to argue they do. The case comes after the school district first banned wrestler Anthony Lampe from competing at last week's state tournament, after he was arrested for allegedly punching one of his sisters.

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Area Christians Observe Ash Wednesday

Updated: 03/01/2006 - Hundreds of local Christians are observing the start of the Lenten season by attending Ash Wednesday services.

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Merrill Family Battles Fungal Infection

Updated: 03/01/2006 - A Merrill family is mourning the loss of their daughter, and caring for a father who's still sick. Both had blastomycosis, a rare fungal infection that comes from inhaling mold spores of decomposed soil.

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Family First: Preventing Diabetes

Updated: 11/14/2006 - Diabetes is taking on more forms than ever. Find out the best ways to prevent the disease from affecting your children in this week's Family First report.

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Update: Recount Changes Point School Board Primary Outcome

Updated: 03/01/2006 - A recount that included some 800 votes that were accidentally left out of the tally last week changes the outcome for the five, six and seven place candidates and who will advance to the General Election.

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End to Work Release Privileges?

Updated: 03/01/2006 - State Rep. Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) is proposing not allowing child sex offenders to get work release privileges from jail.

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