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SPECIAL REPORT: Into the Woods

Updated: 9:34 PM - Bailey Bootz loves to hunt. "My dad got me into it, like my dad has always been into hunting so I guess I kind of went with him," she said. And make no mistake, this 13 year old has quite the shot. "I've shot two does, when I was 10 I got my first doe and then I got one last year," she said, "It's like really exciting, when I was 10 and saw the deer and it's like your heart's pounding so hard and it's just really exciting and nerveracking."

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Madison Police Question Benefits of Body Cameras

Posted: 5:39 PM - As a growing number of police departments nationwide equip officers with body-worn cameras, Madison police are issuing a report that questions some benefits of the devices.

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Gas Prices At 4 Year Low

Updated: 11/07/2014 - Gas prices are at the lowest they've been in four years. The average price of a gallon of gas in Wisconsin has dropped below $3.00 in many areas.

SPECIAL REPORT: The Business of Brewing

Updated: 11/06/2014 - Big name beer sales are staying flat as sales of craft brews just keep rising. Experts, along with the people who drink beer, credit mostly one thing. A better taste!

Biron Paper Mill Sold to Canadian Company

Updated: 10/30/2014 - According to it's website, Canada-based Catalyst Papers is buying the Biron Paper Mill from NewPage Corporation. There's no word on how the sale would impact the workers in Biron.

How to use Apple Pay

Posted: 10/21/2014 - Apple Pay, which formally debuted Monday, is only one of a number of mobile payment systems to appear in recent years.

Ed Dept. Seeks to Improve teacher Prep Programs

Posted: 11/25/2014 - The Obama administration wants to improve teaching before teachers enter the classroom, and it's proposing new rules that would penalize teacher-training programs that turn out ill-prepared graduates.

Community Works to Curb Teen Suicide Rate

Updated: 11/25/2014 - Every day 80 to 90 people wake-up to find their loved one gone to suicide. Unfortunately, Wisconsin continues to have one of the highest youth suicide rates in the country and it's happening right here in Central Wisconsin.

2nd School in as Many Weeks Holds Lunch Boycott

Updated: 11/20/2014 - Many Marathon Middle School students are fed up with their school lunch program and Thursday organized a boycott of the school lunch program to show their disapproval of federal lunch guidelines.

MATC to Build $15.6M Culinary Training Center

Posted: 11/17/2014 - Madison Area Technical College is adding a $15.6 million culinary training center at its campus in Truax to serve students seeking degrees and food lovers who want to improve their cooking skills.

Shoppers Come Out to Kmart on Thanksgiving Morning

Posted: 10:36 AM - Stores are opening earlier every year on Black Friday, but this year stores are taking it to a new level by being open on Thanksgiving. One store beat them all by deciding to open at 6 a.m.

Need for Thanksgiving Meals Throughout the Community

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Thanksgiving meals offered throughout the community are not just for those who can't afford a meal. There are many reasons why someone might attend, and the need in our local communities is growing.

Jazzy Sides to Try for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Chef Christian Czerwonka, owner of Christian's Bistro and Father Fat's in Stevens Point, stopped by Sunrise 7 Wednesday morning to give fresh, new recipes for you to try this Thanksgiving.

Balancing Act - Over Scheduled Kids

Updated: 11/26/2014 - With so many options out there for kids, it's not surprising that the question of "How much is too much" keeps popping up in the minds of parents. Are you kids over scheduled? A psychologist says if they are, there can be obvious signs of stress.

FDA Strengthens Warning on Female Device Linked to Cancer

Posted: 11/24/2014 - U.S. regulators have strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.

Community Works to Curb Teen Suicide Rate

Updated: 11/25/2014 - Every day 80 to 90 people wake-up to find their loved one gone to suicide. Unfortunately, Wisconsin continues to have one of the highest youth suicide rates in the country and it's happening right here in Central Wisconsin.

Cards of Joy Cheer Up Kids With Diabetes

Updated: 11/21/2014 - November is World Diabetes Awareness Month. More than half-a-million people in Wisconsin are living with the disease, including 4,500 kids. The diagnosis can be especially hard for them because they don't understand the disease. But one young Antigo girl is working hard to make the diagnosis a less scary one one card at a time.

Moderate Snow Monday Afternoon and Evening

Updated: 11/24/2014 - Moderate snowfall will continue into Monday evening with most areas picking up a total of 3"-5" by early Tuesday morning. In addition, gusty winds will continue to cause issues with blowing and drifting of snow overnight as well.

2014 NC7 Football All-Stars, Offense

Updated: 11/26/2014 - Here are the 12 players that were voted in by area coaches for the offense of the 2014 NewsChannel 7 Football All-Stars.

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