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  1. Mark Bucki with one of his attorneys, Jessica Schuster, Wednesdayat the Lincoln County Courthouse in Merrill. Bucki was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and two other counts relating to the death of his wife of 26 years, Anita Bucki, in April of 2013. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Update: Convicted wife-killer Mark Bucki could be released from prison in 20 years

    A Lincoln County man who stabbed and strangled his wife before dumping her body in a Taylor County swamp could be released from prison in 20 years, despite the mandatory life sentence he is expected to receive.

    • 4:07 PM
  2. In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome. Walker’s brothers are filling in to help finish shooting on “Fast & Furious 7.” Universal Pictures announced Tuesday, April 15, 2014, that Caleb and Cody Walker are filling in for their late brother to complete some remaining filming. Production has resumed on “Fast & Furious 7” after it was suspended following Walker’s death in late November. The Associated Press

    Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  3. Tracey Kujawa Gannett Central Wisconsin Media file photo

    Wausau names Stevens Point's Kujawa as next fire chief

    The city has named Tracey Kujawa, current Stevens Point Fire Chief, as Wausau's next fire chief, according to a city news release today.

    • 3:27 PM
  4. Man faces more than 50 charges in fake-stock case

    Additional charges were filed this week against a former Weston man accused of selling more than $150,000 in fake securities after more alleged victims came forward.

    • 9:28 AM
  5. Births

    KASSON, Jeanette and James, Wausau, daughter, Ivy Mae, Monday, April 14, 2014.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  6. Jessica Strom, right, appears with a defense attorney March 3 at her initial appearance in Marathon County Circuit Court. Strom is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her fiance. Daily Herald Media file photo

    Competency exam ordered in murder-for-hire plot

    A competency hearing has been set for a Merrill woman accused of offering a former college classmate $1,000 and sex to kill her boyfriend.

    • 4:01 PM
  7. Two of three men accused of stealing this 1960 Ford Thunderbird were charged April 15 in Marathon County Circuit Court. The vehicle was destroyed by fire and was found in October. Contributed photo

    Two suspects charged in burglary spree

    Dozens of felony charges were filed this week against two men suspected of breaking into several Wausau-area homes in a four-month span and stealing thousands of dollars in firearms, electronics, jewelry and cash.

    • 3:44 PM
  8. Former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl. AP

    Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

    Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million.

    • 3:51 PM
  9. Narin Jeong

    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
  10. Woodson names Barry Van Dusen 2014 Master Artist

    An artist whose work has been displayed in numerous Birds in Art exhibits at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau has been named the museum's 2014 Master Artist, the Woodson announced today.

    • 11:10 AM
  11. Remembering the winter of 2014.

    Mentzer: Dear future grandkids, this is what the winter of 2014 felt like (column)

    I feel like I am going to be telling my grandkids about the winter of 2014. If so, this is some of what I will tell them:

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  12. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez slides home safely on a Jonathan Lucroy single in the fifth inning. AP

    Brewers avoid sweep as Peralta shuts down Cardinals

    Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers turned two errors into four unearned runs Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that avoided a series sweep.

    • 3:59 PM
  13. 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan all about performance

    As Chevrolet's first V-8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new 2014 Chevrolet SS is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track.

    • 12:47 PM
  14. Tom Petri is sworn in as Wisconsin's Sixth Congressional District representative by House Speaker Thomas P. 'Tip' O'Neill of Masschusetts at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on April 9, 1979. AP file photo

    Rep. Tom Petri served 6th District with quiet distinction: Other View

    Growing up in Fond du Lac during the 1950s, Tom Petri's days were not unlike those of countless other boys living in the city: He delivered newspapers for the Fond du Lac Commonwealth-Reporter and, among other odd jobs, painted houses and shoveled snow.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  15. Retiring state Sens. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, left, and Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, hold a public hearing addressing nonpartisan redistricting reform in Madison in February. File photo

    Former GOP state senator: Partisanship is poisonous. We need redistricting reform.

    EDITOR: Wisconsin politics will be even more partisan and contentious with the departure of four moderate state senators, who will likely be replaced by more ideological lawmakers. The retirements of Democratic Sens.

    • 7:57 AM
  16. Rose fundraiser to aid music students

    It's not too late to order roses in the Wausau Conservatory of Music's annual Mother's Day Rose Sale. Early order discount has been extended to Friday, April 18.

    • 4:32 PM
  17. Construction is under way on Stoney River's new memory care center on Franciscan Way in Weston. More such facilities could be built in the future as the population ages and the need for dementia-related care increases. T'xer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media

    Memory care center next step in Weston assisted living facility

    Work continues on a new 23,000-square-foot memory care center in Weston, the type of facility likely to be more in demand in the coming years.

    • 1:53 PM
  18. 'Peeplito's' by Hannah Goman, 12, of Stevens Point will be on display during the seventh annual Peeps Arts Show at the Riverfront Arts Center. The show opens Saturday and runs through April 26. Jamie Jung/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Peeps Show

    Hannah Goman, 12, of Stevens Point had never visited the Riverfront Arts Center until last year's Peeps Art Show.

    • 10:06 AM
  19. Not all dog owners show care for their animals, in this writer's experience.

    Letter: I'm appalled at the way some of my neighbors treat their dogs

    EDITOR: I recently moved into Wausau from the town of Stettin where neighbors were less closely populated and noise as well as activity generated more by nature than by people. So maybe I just have to get used to things here in the city.

    • 8:06 AM
  20. 'Our Town' coming to D.C. Everest stage

    The Oasis Theater Ensemble in conjunction with the Everest Academy for the Arts will bring the award-winning play 'Our Town' to the D.C. Everest Senior High School Theater stage for four shows beginning April 24.

    • 5:19 PM
  21. The city of Wausau gave $650,000 to new business O-Motion to open in the former Fiskars building in Wausau's industrial park. Daily Herald Media file photo

    City needs context to decide business incentives: Our View

    What is the line that separates positive, job-creating policies from government playing favorites and doing favors for insiders?

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  22. This spiral-sliced ham is stuffed with thin slices of sweet potatoe. AP

    Easter dinner

    At Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff…? Hams!

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  23. Richard Cordray runs the financial protection bureau H. Darr Beiser/USA TODAY

    Why Rep. Sean Duffy is wrong to fight consumer protection bureau: column

    Since July 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been doing its job of protecting consumers and establishing rules and guidelines so that our free markets will work in an open and fair way.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  24. Carrots go long in lemony carrot 'fettuccine' with toasted walnuts. AP

    Turn carrots into 'pasta' with quick peeling

    Though carrots often make it into the Easter feast lineup, I've never understood why. Maybe it's a nod to the Easter bunny.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  25. Police Log

    At 9:39 a.m. Friday, a 43-year-old man was referred to the District Attorney's Office on charges of violating a restraining order.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  26. Wagner new Wausau council president

    The council elected Romey Wagner as its new president Tuesday, replacing Lisa Rasmussen.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  27. Lemon olive oil mini cakes with pecans and strawberries deliver a punch of citrus. AP

    Versatile, fresh mini cakes fit for festive dessert

    Chocolate seems to reign supreme when it comes to Easter. And while it's hard to deny the appeal of cocoa, this spring holiday also begs for something fresh and citrusy.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Chad Dally column: Celebrate the library, a place to enrich life

    This week, libraries throughout the country are celebrating National Library Week. The theme of the 2014 National Library Week is 'Lives Change @ Your Library,' which is something we at the Marathon County Public Library believe to be true all year.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  29. Antonio Centeno at his new Wittenberg business location. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Men's fashion advice empire being built in Wittenberg

    There aren't many central Wisconsin residents who can claim to have more than 125,000 subscribers and 8 million views on YouTube.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  30. The Brooks and Ross Dam in Schofield is slated to undergo repairs this summer, but bids came in over budget. The Schofield City Council will decide in the coming weeks whether to go ahead with the project or postpone it to 2015 or 2016. Bob Dohr/Daily Herald Media

    Schofield dam repairs could be postponed

    The city of Schofield plans to move forward with a project to repair the Brooks and Ross Dam, but only if it can find extra money in this year's budget.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  31. Ask an Officer: What about the cellphone ban?

    Question: I am aware that Wausau's cellphone ban is in effect, but can you give me more details about the ban and is the city going to be posting signs to let drivers know about the ban?

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  32. On the Placemat: What didn't spill last week?

    I'm sure you've heard the adage, 'Don't cry over spilled milk.' That wisdom saved me many a tear this week.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  33. Jelly Roll Cake is a light dessert for spring festivities. Photo courtesy Sarah Logan

    Cake a Month: Roll out spring with Jelly Roll Cake

    Daylight saving time, melting snow, and temps over 30. It gives one hope that spring is around the corner.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  34. Conflict over the Wausau West High School Master Singers' performance of religious music during holiday concerts has led to a new Wausau School Board music policy. Daily Herald Media file photo

    Wausau School Board passes new religious music policy

    Six and half months after a controversy over students' performance of religious music first flared across the Wausau School District, the School Board has passed a new policy.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  35. Brewers reliever Jim Henderson looks down as Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday rounds the bases following a ninth-inning home run Tuesday. AP

    Bats still cold, Brewers drop 2nd straight to Cardinals

    Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  36. D.C. Everest's Sophia Schuessler attempts to clear 9-feet-6-inches after clearing 9-feet to win the pole vault during the Wisconsin Valley Conference Indoor championships at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

    Prep track: Valley teams battle for indoor supremacy

    Rebecca Voss pumped her fist and was grinning from ear-to-ear after finishing the 3,200 race in the top spot.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  37. Multiplier amendment expected to result in heated debate

    Whitefish Bay Dominican recently captured its third straight WIAA Division 4 state boys basketball championship.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  38. The Wausau Wheelers bicycling club will offer a group riding clinic Thursday at Northcentral Technical College. Gannett Wisconsin Media file photo

    Wausau Wheelers offers riding clinic

    The Wausau Wheelers bicycling club will offer a group ride clinic Thursday at Northcentral Technical College.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  39. 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
  40. Mary Burke

    Burke challenges Walker on job creation

    Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke responded to Gov. Scott Walker's campaign kickoff by challenging his record as a jobs creator.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  41. Delbert H. Weiler

    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
  42. 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.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  43.  Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Letter: Wausau needs to clean up its act or lose more residents like it lost me

    EDITOR: With the Spring election behind us, Wausau legislators need to change their focus from walkways, bike trails and the downtown area to issues more important. Wausau doesn't need to spend more money to hire another layer of personnel to '

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  44. Ratatouille cakes AP

    Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve

    If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  45. Beer Man: Firestone gets creative with hoppy Easy Jack IPA

    Here's a new beer that shows hoppy beers can be a pleasant experience without pummeling your taste buds into submission.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  46. Senator Ron Johnson Wednesday, June 1, 2011 talking with editorial board at The Post-Crescent. Sharon Cekada/The Post-Crescent

    Letter: Why didn't Sen. Ron Johnson report sexual assault allegation against Rep. Bill Kramer?

    EDITOR: So, let me see if I have this correct. According to reporting by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and his chief of staff knew three years ago that one of his staff was sexually assaulted by state Rep.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  47. Orange cinnamon coconut pudding (Tembleque) is a perfect way to cap off your Easter dinner. AP

    Quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

    A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a Hispanic bakery that changed my understanding of what a delicious pudding could be.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  48. United Way Volunteer Connection and GoodsMatch

    Assist after a disaster. Learn how to process, screen and credential volunteers. Training offered 5:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. April 22 and 24 or 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 8. Contact Volunteer Connection at 715-298-5722 or www.UnitedWayMC.org.

    • Apr. 10, 2014

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