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Wausau woman charged with homicide in 38-year-old man’s death

Homicide charges have been filed in connection with the February overdose death of a 38-year-old Wausau man whose body was discovered by his mother in their shared apartment. Leanna M. Wells, 41, faces a single charge of first-degree reckless homicide filed June 17 in Marathon County Circuit Court. Wells is accusing of delivering fentanyl and heroin to the man, who was also taking prescribed oxycodone, court documents show.
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Driver to be cited after fiery crash in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - No one was injured after a fiery car crash in Wausau on Monday morning. The Wausau Fire Department responded to a crash on N 6th Street between Horseshoe Spring Road and Golf Club Road after a car crashed and rolled into the creek along N. 6th Street. It happened around 10:30 a.m. The location is south of bb Jacks.
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Child, driver uninjured after fiery Wausau crash

A man and child escaped unharmed from a vehicle that veered off a Wausau road and into a creek before starting on fire, officials said. Police and rescue crews were called at about 10:30 a.m. Monday to the 900 block of Golf Club Road, just off Sixth Street and north of Horseshoe Spring Road for a report of a crash. Witnesses reported hearing a child screaming before the fire erupted, according to emergency scanner traffic.

Wausau man accused of 7th OWI after crash

A Wausau man who spent three years in prison for his most recent prior drunken driving conviction is behind bars Monday after a crash led to his arrest, court records show. Marathon County Jail intake records show Gregg B. Kandutsch, 62, is being held on a preliminary charge of seventh-offense operating while intoxicated after an arrest by the Wausau Police Department.

1 arrested after high-speed chase in Lincoln County

MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) - A 32-year-old man is in the Lincoln Count Jail following a high-speed chase. Investigators said on Sunday, a Merrill Police Officer attempted to make contact with a vehicle for a registration violation. When the officer tried to stop the vehicle the driver ran and then got back into his vehicle and took off. The pursuit continued from the Merrill city limits into the town of Pine River.

Merrill man crashes during police pursuit

TOWN OF PINE RIVER - A police pursuit on Sunday ended with a Merrill man in custody. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, the incident began with a traffic stop for a registration violation initiated by Merrill Police. The driver fled out of the city on Highway 64 into the Town of Pine River.

High school garage band from Wausau to perform at Summerfest

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAW) - A band comprised of students from Wausau West High School earned high honors in a statewide garageband Competition. ROCKONSIN state finals were held June 24-25 in Milwaukee. The Diddymakers were named runners-up in the competition. They will now perform on July 8 at Summerfest on the...

Ka Lo announces resignation from Wausau School Board

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Wausau School Board member Ka Lo announced Monday she’s resigning from the Wausau School Board. “Effective immediately, I am delivering my resignation to the constituency of the Wausau School District. There have been many times throughout my term when I’ve contemplated resignation due to indifferent...

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: June 27, 2022

As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Monday, June 27:. On 06/22/2022 deputies were alerted to a possible drunk driver in the area of USH 51 and CTH Q in the Town of Pine River. The first deputy in the area located the suspect vehicle and stopped it for the reported violation. Upon making contact with the driver, a Merrill man, 39, he was found to be under the influence of intoxicants. The driver was put through a series of SFSTs, and as a result of those tests was placed under arrest for first offense OWI and operating without a license.

Weston woman pleads not guilty to providing heroin that killed Kronenwetter man, 41

WAUSAU – A 39-year-old Weston woman pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that she gave heroin to a Kronenwetter man who overdosed and died last July. Lyndy R. Lucas faces charges of first-degree reckless homicide by the delivery of drugs, narcotic drugs possession and drug paraphernalia possession. She waived her right to a preliminary hearing, which would have forced prosecutors to prove they have enough evidence to show a crime probably happened and Lucas probably did it.   ...

Area 4th of July Events

Holiday Flea Market – Friday, July 1st 7am-4pm Langlade County Fairgrounds, 1633 Neva Road, Antigo. Find great items for any occasion at this popular flea market. Come see the treasures and give them a new home. Admission is $2 per adult. Free parking. For more information, please call 715-526-9769.
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Rothschild Administrator Position Vacant after Olsen’s Resignation

ROTHSCHILD, WI (WSAU) — The Village of Rothschild is looking for a new Administrator. WSAU News has learned Gary Olsen resigned his position for a new career opportunity. His last day with the Village was May 30th. Village Clerk Elizabeth Felkner says the Village has contracted with Public Administration...

Wausau police officers honored for preventing suicides

Three Wausau Police officers were honored Monday with Life Saving Awards for preventing attempted suicides in the city. Officers Aaron Karlen, Claire Aschenbrenner, and Josiah Kaetterhenry were given the awards by Chief Benjamin Bliven at a regular meeting of the Wausau Police and Fire Commission on Monday. Bliven shared details...

Chucks crush Chinooks with walk-off win

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wausau Woodchucks (14-15) took on the Lakeshore Chinooks (14-15) on a beautiful Monday night at Athletic Park. The Woodchucks’ bats got off to a slow start, only having three hits during the first five innings. Chucks pitcher Ben Abernathy (WVU) held down the fort, powering through a fast five innings with four strikeouts and only giving up two runs during the bottom of the 2nd to the Chinooks.

Newsroom blog: What’s coming up for June 28th

A pair of public safety issues in Portage and Marathon Counties will be discussed on Tuesday. First, the Stevens Point City Council and Police and Fire Commission will both consider an agreement to provide fire protection services for the Village of Park Ridge beginning later this week. The Village board...

Antigo High School Students Receives Cellcom Scholarships

Cellcom has selected 16 graduating high school seniors from across its service area to receive $750 scholarships, including Samantha Swartz (Antigo High School) and Claire Musolff (Antigo High School). “Cellcom is proud to award scholarships to a remarkable group of students who have already made an impact in their communities....