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    Mark Bucki is found guilty on all three counts at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Merrill, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Lincoln County man found guilty of killing his wife, hiding her body

    A Lincoln County man whose wife was found stabbed and strangled to death in a Taylor County swamp was found guilty of killing her and disposing of her body.

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    Meet the Academic All Stars: Narin Jeong

    For 12 days, Gannett Central Wisconsin Media will feature one of its 2014 Academic All Stars -- selected from throughout the central Wisconsin region for their achievements and overall scholastic excellence.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Telephone outages in Marshfield area could affect 911 line

    Widespread, sporadic telephone line outages in the Marshfield area could cause the 911 emergency line to be unavailable, according to information provided Wednesday morning by the Wood County Communications Center.

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    Wednesday police logs includes out-of-control child

    A 25-year-old Marshfield man was arrested at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of East Doege Street for a Washington County warrant. He was booked and transported to the Wood County Jail.

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    Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Bucks and the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Kohl to make announcement on Bucks' ownership

    Former Sen. Herb Kohl has called a news conference to discuss the ownership of the Milwaukee Bucks and the team's future.

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    Run/dog walk to honor Brittany Zimmermann

    A memorial run and dog walk honoring Marshfield native Brittany Zimmermann will he held May 10 at Wildwood Park & Zoo, 1800 S. Roddis Ave.

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  2. Wisconsin weather forecast for Wednesday

    Here's a look at today's weather forecast.

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    Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation gets grant to attend biotech convention

    The Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation was one of 25 Wisconsin companies that received grants to attend the BIO International Convention in San Diego June 23-26.

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    Mark Bucki takes the stand today in his own defense at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Merrill. He stands accused of killing his wife, Anita Bucki. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Update: Jurors to resume deliberations early Wednesday

    Jurors will resume deliberations early Wednesday after failing Tuesday to reach a verdict in the trial of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife.

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    Eighth-graders Jacquelyn Cwiklo, from left, Tess Frey and Riley Slade go over their budgets to see how much money they have left after buying homes and paying utilities Tuesday during the Reality Store at Marshfield Middle School. Megan McCormick/News-Herald Media

    Reality Fair teaches students life skills (with video)

    Marshfield Middle School students got a firsthand lesson in planning their future careers and budgeting Tuesday.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    A student walks home from school along Peach Avenue in Marshfield on Monday. Megan McCormick/News-Herald Media

    Marshfield breaks snowfall, winter cold records

    The latest dump of snow Monday during the season's seemingly endless winter pushed the area into a new weather record.

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  4. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announces his bid for re-election at ACE Marine in Green Bay on Tuesday as his family, right, watches the event. Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media

    Walker promotes job, tax record during re-election campaign stop

    Gov. Scott Walker officially launched his re-election campaign Tuesday with a series of rallies across the state that included a stop in Green Bay, where he promised 'hope for the future.'

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  5. Members of the Wood County Board of Supervisors were sworn in Tuesday after the start of their meeting in the Wood County Board room at the Wood County Court House in Wisconsin Rapids. CASEY LAKE/DAILY TRIBUNE MEDIA

    County Board puts priority on security for facilities

    It's been an interesting discussion regarding the needs of Wood County, said John Cain of Venture Architects, a company hired to create a plan for the future of county facilities.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  6. Portage County Sgt. Mike Lukas, center, gives instructions to Dolores Disher, right, before allowing her to speak with Ronald Disher, seated, prior to Ronald Disher's sentencing Thursday. Prosecutors plan to ask a judge to re-evaluate whether Dolores Disher remains unfit to stand trial. B.C. Kowalski/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Woman shows up for husband's fraud sentencing, now might face charges

    A woman who showed up for her husband's court sentencing in a Social Security fraud case might now stand trial herself because she looked alert enough to understand the charges, prosecutors said.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Marshfield man accused of stealing from father to play Nigerian lottery pleads not guilty

    A 74-year-old Marshfield man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to taking more than $50,000 from his father and using most of it to enter Australian and Nigerian lotteries.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Easter church service includes sign language interpreter

    The 8 a.m. Easter church service at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 604 S. Chestnut Ave., will include a sign language interpreter. For more information about services including a sign language interpreter call the church at 715-384-5121.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Marshfield Area YMCA to close for Easter

    The Marshfield Area YMCA will be closed on Sunday for Easter. The YMCA will re-open on Monday for the first day of the spring session. For more information, call 715-387-4900.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Wood County Sheriff's Department to hold boater's safety class

    The Wood County Sheriff's Department will host a four-night Boater's Safety Department of Natural Resources Certification Class at the end of April and beginning of May.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Wood County officials learn about veterans court

    The Wood County Criminal Justice Task Force is considering creating a special court for veterans.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    United Way to hold Couch-to-5K meeting

    The Marshfield Area United Way will hold an organizational meeting for its Couch-to-5K training program at 5:30 p.m. April 28 at the United Way office, 156 S. Central Ave.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Tuesday police, ambulance logs: Stray cats found, 2 heart attacks reported

    An orange cat was found in an ordinance trap at 4:35 p.m. Friday in the 2000 block of West McMillan Street. It didn't have a collar, chip or tags and was taken to the Park View Pet Motel.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  7. INSIDE THE I-TEAM | JOHN FERAK

    I-Team series spurs renewed interest in Berit Beck case

    Last summer's Cold Cases series drew considerable interest from readers across Wisconsin and beyond.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Signature bond set for woman charged with stealing from Marshfield church

    A judge set a $10,000 signature bond Monday in Wood County Circuit Court for a 50-year-old Marshfield woman authorities say stole $22,000 from a church.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Cars cross the intersection of Maple Avenue and Veterans Parkway in Marshfield. Megan McCormick/News-Herald Media

    City won't close Maple Avenue railroad crossing intersection

    Despite the state Office of the Commissioner of Railroads advising city officials to temporarily close the Maple Avenue intersection with the railroad tracks, the Marshfield Board of Public Works voted Tuesday night to leave the crossing open.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Plover man sentenced to more than 9 years in drunken driving case

    A Plover man who thought he was in another state when arrested on charges of his 10th drunken driving offense is headed to prison.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Auburndale man sentenced to jail for posting nude pictures of ex-girlfriend

    A 27-year-old Auburndale man authorities say posted naked pictures of a former girlfriend online was sentenced in Wood County Circuit Court to 90 days in jail.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Help for the Homeless drive collects more than $8,000 worth of items

    The Family's Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive that took place in Marshfield during March collected a total of 4,283 items with a total value of $8,662, according to information from event organizers.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Clark County to host Alice in Dairyland finals, tickets available

    Alice in Dairyland is the state's agricultural ambassador and travels Wisconsin promoting the state's agriculture industry in speeches, media interviews and school presentations.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Statewide tornado drill planned for April 24

    The Wisconsin Emergency Management and the National Weather Service have designated April 21 through April 25 as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Four finalists named for police chief

    Four finalists have been chosen from the dozen applications for chief of the Marshfield Police Department.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Monday police log: Man accused of strangulation arrested, jailed

    A 23 year-old Marshfield man was arrested early Sunday in the downtown area for strangulation, battery and domestic abuse. He was booked and transported to the Wood County Jail. Charges will be filed with the Wood County District Attorney's Office.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Interactive Photo: St. Vincent de Paul

    Compare St. Vincent de Paul from the Consumer Store era to how it looks now.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Lt. Mark Gartmann testifies during Mark Bucki's murder trial Friday at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Merrill. T'xer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media

    Mark Bucki expected to take stand Tuesday in homicide trial

    The Lincoln County man suspected of stabbing his wife to death and dumping her body in a Taylor County swamp is expected to take the stand today in his own defense and likely will be the final witness in the case.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  8. A total lunar eclipse is seen on June 15, 2011 in Jerusalem. A lunar eclipse comes when the sun, Earth and moon line up and Earth's shadow falls on the moon. Getty Images

    Look up: 'Blood moon' eclipse coming early Tuesday morning

    Sky watchers are getting ready for an evening of special viewing when a total lunar eclipse arrives just after midnight on April 15.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Unsolved crimes: Police seek help to solve 2012 Daily Grind burglary

    Authorities are seeking information about a downtown business robbery that happened two years ago.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Josie LaBarge of Arpin, right, helps Arik Bauer, 7, retrieve plastic egg from a rafter Saturday during the Easter egg hunt at Kandy Kane Park in Arpin. The eggs contained candy and gift certificates. Megan McCormick/News-Herald Media

    In Arpin, what's a little rain when there are 1,000 Easter eggs to hunt?

    Saturday's April showers stopped just in time for groups of children to fill baskets with plastic Easter eggs during an annual hunt at Kandy Kane Park in Arpin.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Wood County Board to discuss county's future building plans

    Following a public information session Monday, the Wood County Board will discuss the future of the courthouse and other county facilities during a meeting Tuesday.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Tim Harmon stands outside his house in mid-January. Harmon, a lifelong resident of Monroe County, hoped to retire in the house he built but envisions a future in which a mine is his next door neighbor. Alison Dirr/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Jou

    Frac sand mines credited for rising, dropping property values

    Perry Schmitt describes himself as pro-mining but blames the frac sand mine across the highway from his home for driving down the asking price by more than $25,000, to $189,000.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  9. A Kansas State Trooper stands near the location of a shooting Sunday at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan. AP

    Gunman kills 3 at Kansas City-area Jewish sites

    A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  10. Gov. Scott Walker has said he would finish his degree through the UW System's new Flexible Option Degree Program if it offered the right course load. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

    UW flex offerings don't fit Walker's needs for degree

    Gov. Scott Walker may want to finish his college course work using a new flexible degree option through the University of Wisconsin System, but there are no immediate plans to offer classes in the fields he's interested in.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  11. Sunday police log: Baseball-size rock used to break window

    Police responded at 12:05 a.m. Saturday to a report of property damage in the 900 block of West Omaha Street. A 43-year-old Marshfield woman reported she heard glass break but didn't recognize the sound for about 15 minutes.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Nathan Dill plays a game on the computer he received from the Make a Wish Foundation after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma last October. Nathan Vine/Gannett Central Wisconsin Media

    Trivia player, 15, gets support after cancer diagnosis

    Fifteen-year-old Nathan Dill was born into a Trivia family, and while the annual contest once again is part of his life this weekend, it's now a welcome distraction after a serious fight with cancer.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    Maple syrup on display Tuesday at Sam Voight's home on 18th Street in Marshfield. Megan McCormick/Central Wisconsin Sunday

    Syrup producers enjoy process despite average season

    Local maple syrup producers are reporting an average season, but those who enjoy smothering their pancakes in sweet, sticky goodness shouldn't worry about a price increase.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Plentiful rain fell Saturday morning during the 10th annual Run the Rapids 5K run/walk for Child Abuse Prevention. Continued rain could pose a flooding situation for some areas. DEB CLEWORTH/Daily Tribune Media

    Flood warning issued for Biron reservoir

    The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a flood warning for the Wisconsin River below the Biron reservoir until further notice.

    • Apr. 12, 2014

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