Roommate Dispute Blamed for Tire-Slashing Incident in Marshfield

MARSHFIELD, WI (WSAU) — A Marshfield woman is suspected of slashing her former roommate’s tires after a dispute. Police were called to a complex on Tuesday where a man said he had noticed a woman cut two tires on a vehicle in the parking lot of his apartment complex on Kalschd Street. Officers ran the plates on the vehicle and discovered that it belonged to a woman they had made contact with earlier in the day regarding a dispute with her former roommate.
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Marshfield Man Faces Child Porn Charges

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (WSAU-WAOW) — A Wood County man is facing almost a dozen child pornography charges. John Walton, 81, of Marshfield was in Wood County Circuit Court on Monday for an initial appearance. Walton is facing 10 charges of possession of child pornography. During his appearance, Walton waived his right to a preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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Marathon County three-car crash near Brokaw claims two lives

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 1:25 p.m., a crash occurred on US Highway 51 in the southbound lanes at Mile Marker 199 in Marathon County near Brokaw. According to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, a gray 2016 Subaru Forester occupied by only the driver, 27-year-old Garrett B. Kohel of Wittenberg, was traveling southbound on USH 51, near Brokaw. That vehicle rear-ended a silver 2018 Honda CRV with four occupants, causing the Honda to rear-end a 2018 Blue Toyota Highlander being driven by Robert Castro, age 58, of Davenport, Iowa. Neither the driver, nor the passenger in the Toyota, 54-year-old Julianna Castro, also from Davenport, Iowa, were injured in the crash.
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City of Stanley asking residents, businesses to conserve water

STANLEY, Wis. (WEAU) - The City of Stanley is asking its residents and businesses to conserve water as much as possible due to the ongoing drought. In a release, the City of Stanley Water Dept. says that due to the lack of rain, which has created drought conditions in the area, they are requesting that residents and businesses limit their water usage as much as possible so that there is enough water for drinking and fire protection services.

Active COVID-19 Cases Dip Below 100 in Marathon County

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — For the first time since early September 2020, there are fewer than 100 known, active COVID-19 cases in Marathon County. According to DHS data released on Tuesday, there were 72 active cases in the county. That’s the first time that number has fallen below triple digits since September 4th. Additionally, all surrounding counties are reporting fewer than 25 active cases.
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Marshfield Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Marshfield: Wednesday, June 16: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear then chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Thursday, June 17: Chance of Showers And Thunderstorms; Friday, June 18: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, June 19:

Million Dollar Bond Set for Mosinee Man Charged in Cassandra Ayon Disapperance

NEILLSVILLE, WI (WSAU) — A man accused of stalking and killing a Loyal woman is being held in jail on a 7-figure bond. Jesus Conteras Perez, 41, was charged with 1st-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse, and stalking resulting in bodily harm with domestic abuse modifiers on June 7th, 2021. He is accused of stalking and murdering Cassandra Ayon, who was last seen in the Unity area on October 3rd of 2020.
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Pet of the Week: Sylvester

I’m a sweet feline who was surrendered to HSMC after my owner could no longer care for me. I’m a handsome guy who loves to be around people and would love to be a part of your family!. I am a relaxed guy and would do best in a home...
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Bond set at $1M for man charged for Cassandra Ayon’s murder

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (WSAW) - The 41-year-old man accused of stalking and killing his child’s mother has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse, and stalking resulting in bodily harm in connection to the disappearance of Cassandra Ayon. Jesus Contreras Perez remains in the Clark County Jail on $1...
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Arbitrator rules termination of former Marshfield police officer was justified following failure of mandatory fitness standard test

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) - More than six months after a former Marshfield police officer filed a grievance against the city for being terminated for failing a required fitness test, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission’s appointed arbitrator denied his grievance. Jared Beauchamp was fired from the Marshfield Police Department on January...
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Pet Project: Meet Squid

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Squid is a 3-year-old male cat who came to the Humane Society of Marathon County as a stray. He loves to be held and carried around, and very mellow. For more information on Squid, visit the humane society’s website at, or call them at 715-845-2810.
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Wausau City Council sends diversity measure back to committee

The City Council on Tuesday deferred making a decision on the resolution declaring Wausau ‘A Community for All,’ instead referring the matter back to Wausau’s Economic Development Committee. Alderperson Lisa Rasmussen, from Dist. 7, made a motion referring the proposal back to the EDC, saying the proposal was fanning division...