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Wood County Highway Collision Sends Vehicle Airborne: Driver Trapped, Rescued by Emergency Teams
WOOD COUNTY, WI (OnFocus) – On February 22, 2024 at 2:14 P.M., two vehicles were traveling eastbound on State Highway 73 behind one another. The back vehicle made contact with the back bumper of the front vehicle. This caused the front vehicle to lose control and enter the oncoming lane into the ditch.
Wisconsin Rapids Police Officers Recognized at Wisconsin Rapids Common Council Meeting
At a recent Wisconsin Rapids Common Council Meeting, the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department had the pleasure of recognizing some outstanding individuals at the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department. Congratulations to Matt Cornette on his recent promotion to Patrol Lieutenant. Kudos to Michael Burger and Scott Killian for their well-deserved promotions to...
Wautoma Area School District bars student for alleged threats against high school
WAUTOMA (WLUK) -- A student in the Wautoma Area School District is prohibited from district grounds after a threat was made against the high school. The school district says it was recently made aware of a written threat created by a student against the high school. An investigation into the...
Man severely injured after falling down elevator shaft in Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - A 40-year-old man has been flown to an area hospital after falling down an elevator shaft. It happened around 10:30 a.m. at the Whiting Apartments on Strongs Avenue in Stevens Point. It’s estimated the man fell 10-14 feet. Lt. Joe Johnson said the cause...
Portage County Board gives approval to purchase Plover land for possible new jail and justice center
STEVENS POINT − Portage County officials will move forward with purchasing land in Plover with the idea of building a new jail and justice center on the property. The County Board approved the plan to buy about 42.24 acres of land in Plover for about $1.267 million. The approval allows county officials to proceed with the process of buying the land, which is near the Portage County Highway Office and Solid Waste Department. ...
Prepare to send stuff flying sky-high tonight at the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - You and your kids can build your own catapult out of popsicle sticks. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Admission to this lab is included with museum admission of $7 per person or membership. The museum is located in Stevens Point on Main Street.
1 injured following 2-vehicle crash in Wood Co.
WOOD COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - Inattentive driving was a factor in the crash on State Highway 73 that placed a woman from Eau Claire in the hospital. On Feb. 22 at about 2:14 p.m. a vehicle driven by Mary Stoflet of Eau Claire, Wis., was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Joseph Pyatt of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., on State Highway 73 and Vans Road near Seneca, Wis.
Small Business Spotlight: PROCESS
Making sustainable purchasing choices can be difficult for a consumer when items such as plastic bags and disposable containers are abundantly available for buyers. For those looking to purchase products that are low-waste and have sustainability in mind, look no further than PROCESS at 836 Main St. in Stevens Point.
Man charged with fleeing justice from Wisconsin
George Edward Saldana, 26, Little Falls, was charged in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of being a fugitive from justice from another state. The charge stems from a Feb. 8 incident. On Dec. 18, 2023, the regional chief of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections issued a violation warrant on Saldana. The violation warrant alleges that he is currently on extended supervision in Wood County, Wisconsin. It is alleged that Saldana absconded from supervision on Dec. 18, 2023, and that his whereabouts are...
Portage County Board decides on punishment for committee chairperson
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - After months of discussions, the Portage County Board has made its decision after it found one of its members broke their code of conduct on several occasions. The chair of the Land and Water Conservation Committee has been accused of violating several codes of conduct....
The gas price fluctuate between $2.96 and $3.09 in Stevens Point as of 2024-02-23. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.267, a week ago the price is $3.284 , according to AAA.
ATV/UTV’s on Wisconsin Rapids City Streets Will Not Be Allowed
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis (WFHR, WIRI) The Common Council meeting took place at City Hall this week. A petition to allow ATV/UTVs on Wisconsin Rapids City streets was voted down two to six. This is one of many meetings that have happened over the course of several years in our county and in the state. Residents have attended the meetings both to speak in favor of and against allowing ATV/UTVs on Wisconsin Rapids City streets.
Central Wisconsin community split over proposed digester facility
TOWN OF LIND, Wis. (WSAW) - Across the nation, there are digester facilities. One farm in Waupaca County wants to add one to its farm to break down manure and food to create energy. A co-digester facility in the small town of Lind is causing quite a controversy, so much...
Man arrested for 4th OWI charge in Oshkosh
The Wisconsin State Patrol arrested a Wautoma man in Oshkosh Sunday for his fourth offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. A state trooper saw the man, Thomas Schneider, driving impaired and speeding at 2:41 a.m. Sunday on Highway 44 at West Fourth Avenue and conducted a routine traffic stop.
UPDATED: Highway 66 Reopen Near Wisconsin Rapids
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (WSAU) — All four lanes of Wisconsin Highway 66 near Reddin Road have reopened after a crash earlier this afternoon. The crash was reported at about 12:30 PM, according to a release from the Wisconsin DOT. It’s unclear how many and what kind of vehicles are involved.
Woman seriously injured in pedestrian vs. vehicle crash near UWSP
A 24-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a passing vehicle Wednesday morning in Stevens Point, police said. According to the Point Plover Metro Wire, Portage Co. dispatchers received a 911 call at 7:42 a.m. on Feb. 21 reporting that a woman had been struck by a vehicle and that her face was covered with blood.
WIAA State Individual Wrestling Results
D1-106 Carter Williquette (Marshfield) lost by pin. Deegan Armagost (Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln) won his first match then lost in the Quarterfinal. Landyn Freeman (Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln) lost his first match. D1-126 Carter Freeman (Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln) won by pin in his first match then won his Quarterfinal. D1-138 Chase Kostka...
Wisconsin Dells man accused in Adams Co. stabbing
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A 39-year-old Wisconsin Dells man is accused of stabbing someone last week in Adams County, authorities reported on Tuesday. A man called 911 just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, and told the Adams County Sheriff’s Office he was stabbed and his neck was cut.
Almond, February 22 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Wild Rose High School basketball team will have a game with Almond-Bancroft High School on February 22, 2024, 17:45:00 CST.
First girl in Wautoma wrestling history advances to state
Brianna Buechner placed first at the Girls’ Sectional Wrestling Tournament on Feb. 17, making her the first girl in Wautoma’s school history to advance to the state tournament. She will move on to compete in the state tournament that is being held at the UW-Madison Kohl Center on Feb. 22-24. Lady Hornet wrestlers face off in sectional wrestling tournament.