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Electric Rates Could Go Up Four Percent

Updated: 08/09/2006 - Xcel Energy has asked state regulators for permission to increase electric rates next year because of increased costs of renewable energy sources and fuel for coal-generated power.

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Schools Rev Up for Rising Fuel Prices

Updated: 08/08/2006 - With school right around the corner, bus companies are gearing up for another year. And with gas prices higher than ever, the ride to school is leaving a big dent in some school budgets.

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Wausau Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Posted: 08/08/2006 - A 24-year-old Wausau man is charged with sexually assaulting a child. Police say he forced sex on a 12-year-old girl he met volunteering at a church festival.

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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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