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.
Updated: 08/03/2006 - The city of Merrill is recovering from the death of its second soldier in three months.
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.
Posted: 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).
Posted: 08/02/2006 - Power plants are up and running so customers can return to normal power use.
Posted: 08/02/2006 - onsin Public Service has asked its interruptible customers to power down. They have an agreement to shut off power if the company asks them to.
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.
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.
Posted: 08/01/2006 - Residents in and around Wausau are coming together to celebrate as well as help prevent crime in their neighborhoods.
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.
Updated: 08/01/2006 - Wisconsin Valley Fair's Thursday grandstand headliner will be the Little River Band, replacing the rock group Seether.
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.
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.
Posted: 07/31/2006 - The Potawatomi tribe is investing some of its casino profits in alternative fuels and biotechnology.
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.
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.
Updated: 07/31/2006 - Monday (7/31) is the start of the 36th Annual American Suzuki Institute at the UWSP campus.