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Stevens Point man sentenced to 15 years in prison in death of 6-month-old boy
STEVENS POINT − A 36-year-old Stevens Point man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend's baby. A jury convicted Meyer P. Willkom June 16 of first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the death of the 6-month-old boy. Portage County Circuit Judge Patricia Baker also sentenced Willkom to...
All Things New In Stevens Point with Mayor Mike Wiza
All Things New In Stevens Point with Mayor Mike Wiza.
Assault Reported at Polito’s in Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT, WI (WSAU-WAOW) — Police in Stevens Point are looking for a suspect connected with an assault at Polito’s Pizza on Main Street. WAOW TV reports that the incident happened on September 9th when two men got into a heated argument. A man in a white shirt was then seen punching the victim three times.
Wood Co. Sheriffs say home had “odor of death” following drug raid
TOWN OF RUDOLPH, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wood County Sheriff’s Department and Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force arrested three people after they conducted a search warrant in a home in the Town of Rudolph on Sept. 18. According to a Facebook post, authorities found and seized undisclosed amounts of...
Sentry Insurance receives threat, employees told to work remotely
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - NewsChannel 7 has learned a threat has been made against a Stevens Point Sentry building. In a text message from Carolyn Schamberger, Sentry’s Director of Media Relations, “out of an abundance of caution, we’ve asked Stevens Point associates to work from home for the rest of the week.”
Keep Wisconsin beautiful: identifying the threat of invasive species
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin reports the state is currently grappling with the presence of nearly 150 invasive plant species, a situation that poses significant threats to both public health and the economy. These invasive species are capable of wreaking havoc on Wisconsin’s natural landscape. To help fix this issue, the Wisconsin Women in Conservation organization hosted an Invasive Species Management Workshop on September 21 at the Schmeeckle Reserve in Stevens Point.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Waupaca, WI
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Waupaca.
Hansen Schumann Enters Plea for Soliciting Homicide Charges in Wood County
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (WSAU) — A Wood County jail inmate has entered a plea for charges of solicitation of intentional homicide. Jesse Hansen-Schumann entered a not guilty plea on Thursday. Investigators believe he was plotting to kill two Wood County correctional officers because they had previously held him accountable for disciplinary infractions. According to the complaint Hansen-Schumann had filed more than 40 grievances against the officers, saying they were making up lies about him.
Portage County inspections: Three restaurants with 7 or more violations
The following are the latest results of Portage County Health Department inspections on licensed food establishments and other types of businesses, which the Stevens Point Journal reports monthly. Amherst Junction. Bancroft. DJ's Corner Bar, 15810 County Highway F: Aug. 16: One violation: ice machine splash guard dirty. Vista Royalle Campground,...
Wisconsin’s cranberry season is ripe with fall colors and activities
Wisconsin is the largest grower of cranberries in the world, and it’s harvest season. Right now, about 270 cranberry farms in Wisconsin are flooding their fields to harvest the state’s fruit. It’s a beautiful sight to see, which makes it the perfect time to visit one of Wisconsin’s...
SMALL TOWNS: Waupaca woman becomes an author to honor her husband and other Vietnam veterans
WAUPACA, Wis. (WBAY) - A Waupaca woman credits her husband’s bravery, and the courage of the other Vietnam veterans he served with, for inspiring her to become an author. After hearing and recording their stories of one battle, she felt compelled to write a book. This week in Small...
Stevens Point Football Eyes Second Win Under Coach Venne's Vision of Continuous Improvement
The Stevens Point football team looks to advance their season win-loss record to 2-1 this Saturday, following their recent victory against Saint Norbert. Despite their opening game loss to Lindenwood, Coach Luke Venne is confident in his team's progress. He believes the high-level competition is constructive for their growth.
Port Edwards Man Sentenced for OWI Incident in Weston
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — A Port Edwards man will serve time in the state prison system for a 5th OWI following a crash in Weston. Thomas Shelley was sentenced to 18 months in prison and 30 months (two and a half years) without a driver’s license for the incident, which occurred in May of 2022.
Opponents to the new bench bars in Stevens Point rally in protest
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - What was supposed to be a positive project for downtown Stevens Point has turned into something else. The city has put blocks on benches to prevent people from sleeping there. One Facebook group believes the city is against the homeless. Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza...
Wisconsin Rapids DNR Warden awarded 2022 Warden of the Year
MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wisconsin DNR has announced that DNR Conservation Warden Lt. Bryan Lockman was awarded the Warden of the Year for 2022. Lockman, a 22-year veteran of the agency, is often described by colleagues as humble, dedicated, empathetic, and rock-solid steady. He started his career with the DNR in 2001 as a conservation warden and has served the state as a field warden in Sturgeon Bay, New London, Wisconsin Rapids, and Stevens Point, and now leads a team of wardens based out of Wisconsin Rapids.
Stevens Point defeats Wausau East girls tennis in WVC finale
WAUSAU – The Wausau East girls tennis team wrapped up its Wisconsin Valley Conference dual meet season with a 5-2 loss to Stevens Point on Thursday at East High School. East finishes the WVC season at 2-4 and Stevens Point at 4-2. Abbey Olson at No. 1 singles and...
Southeast Minnesota Crash Sends Motorcyclist to Hospital
Hokah, MN (KROC-AM News)- A motorcyclist was brought to a hospital after crashing in southeast Minnesota Tuesday evening. The crash happened along Hwy. 26 in Houston County between La Crescent and Brownsville. The State Patrol responded to it shortly before 7:45 p.m. The state crash report indicates the motorcycle was...
Pointers volleyball sweeps River Falls in home opener
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - After ten away matches, the UW-Stevens Point volleyball team finally came home Wednesday. The Pointers opened their home slate with a decisive 3-0 conference win over UW-River Falls. All three sets were close, with UWSP winning 28-26, 25-23 and 25-19. However, the Pointers were able...
Wisconsin High School Football Schedule, Live Streams in Portage County This Week
If you're looking for how to stream high school football in Portage County, Wisconsin this week, we've got the information below. Follow High School Football this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Other Games in Wisconsin This Week. Portage County,...
Riverview Hospital to host memorial service for deceased babies
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Aspirus Riverview Hospital will hold a memorial service Oct. 7 to remember the babies who die each year through pregnancy loss, stillbirth and newborn death. In Our Hearts Forever Memorial Service, in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, will be held at 10...