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Car Collides With Train Near Amherst

Updated: 03/30/2006 - The Portage Co. Sheriff's Department reports Allen R. Dent, a 67-year-old man from the Stevens Point area, was killed Thursday after his car drove into the path of freight train near Amherst.

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A View From the Top of a Tower Crane

Updated: 03/30/2006 - The Wausau skyline will look very different a year from now. The Dudley Tower will add an 11-story building to the view of the city. But, right now, you've probably noticed that huge crane going up on the downtown waterfront. We sent Alison Struve to climb 250 feet and find out who's behind the controls of the tower crane.

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Catawba School Closing Hits Home Hard

Updated: 03/30/2006 - In just a few months, some local families will be losing what some say is the lifeblood of their community. Last November Phillips School Board members voted to close Catawba School (located in Price Co.) Catawba is the only school for two villages.

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Retired Teachers Hope to Help Katrina Victims

Posted: 03/29/2006 - Charities are still trying to collect funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina, and a group of retired teachers is raising money for a very specific cause.

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State Buys 65,000 Acres of Land

Posted: 03/29/2006 - Nearly 65,000 acres in northeastern Wisconsin will never be developed. The state and two timber companies bought the land from International Paper Company.

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State Grants Headed to Park Falls

Posted: 03/29/2006 - $100,000 in state grant money is headed to Park Falls to help people losing jobs when the Smart Papers paper and pulp mills shut down.

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Remains Found: Possibly Those of Christine Rudy

Updated: 03/29/2006 - A corpse and bone fragments were found along a river in Chippewa County. Authorities say they could be those of Christine Rudy, whom prosecutors say was shot to death by her husband Shaun last fall.

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Interest Rake Hike: What it Could Mean to You

Updated: 03/29/2006 - It will soon cost you more to take out a loan and it could take you longer to pay off your credit cards. The Federal Reserve has raised the benchmark interest rate to 4.75 percent, a quarter point increase.

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Wood County Board May be Cut in Half

Updated: 03/29/2006 - With 38 members, Wood County has one of the largest county boards in the state. But some of its own members want to cut the size of the board in half.

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Police Say “Severed Hand Brought Home by Dog Was a Paw

Updated: 03/29/2006 - A report of what appeared to be a "severed hand" carried home by a pet dog created a sensation in Green Bay until police said it was actually a lion's paw from a local taxidermist's shop.

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"Palladian Project" Approved

Updated: 03/29/2006 - It's out with the old and in with a new six-story building complex in downtown Wausau. The old Plaza Mall has sat vacant for a year. Tuesday night (3/28) city council members gave the ok to developers to build a $9 million complex.

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