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  1. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. 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
  4. Births

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

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    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.

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  5. 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
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    Wagner new Wausau council president

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

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    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
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    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
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    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
  6. 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
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    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
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    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
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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.

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

    Update: Prosecutors rest in Mark Bucki trial; defense to present closing arguments this afternoon

    Defense attorneys will take center stage within the hour as closing statements continue in the trial for a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    The Wisconsin Baseball Academy is proposing a nearly 19,000-square-foot indoor multisport facility be built at 8706 Progress Way in Weston. Image courtesy Urban Construction Co.

    Weston debates whether sports center needs more bricks

    The Weston Plan Commission Monday discussed the merits of a proposed indoor sports facility, but members spent more time talking about bricks than bats and balls.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Corrected: Wausau Center property manager to sell 21 malls in next few years

    The company that manages Wausau Center mall plans to sell 21 of its malls as part of a business strategy to enhance shareholder value, but it's not known whether the Wausau Center is one of the properties targeted to be sold.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Police: Kronenwetter cop hired prostitute multiple times

    A Kronenwetter police officer arrested Thursday is suspected of hiring a prostitute multiple times in a six-month time span, police say.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Theresa Wetzsteon

    Column: Prosecutors weigh victim needs in sex assault cases

    Editor's note: Following is part of a Tuesday series written by community advocates for abuse victims to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Daily Herald Media has partnered with local organizations to provide this series.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Stop-and-go lights on Bridge Street at Highway 51 are caked with snow Monday on Wausau's west side. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Never-ending winter

    It just never seems to end.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Scott Parks Contributed photo

    Sheriff announces election bid

    Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks will officially kick off his election campaign for sheriff Wednesday and will hold numerous meet-and-greet sessions with residents in the coming weeks.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Keith Koenig Contributed photo

    Kolbe & Kolbe names Keith Koenig new VP of manufacturing

    A Wausau window and door maker has a new member of the leadership team.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners team is Meghan Van Heertum, from left, Tracy Fremming, Alex Zopel, Tina Stephanus and Nicole Voight. The program received a $12,000 donation to pay for training. Photo courtesy Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital

    Donation bolsters sexual assault training for Saint Clare's nurses

    An anonymous donor has given a $12,000 grant to the Foundation of Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital on behalf of the hospital's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Weston to hold public hearing on indoor sports facility

    Village of Weston residents will have an opportunity this evening to weigh in on a indoor sports facility being proposed for the Weston Business and Technology Park-South.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Allen J. Garbisch

    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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    Elnora Henderson of Wausau is the mother of Fredrick Morris, who is accused of attacking two corrections officers at Marathon County Jail in March 2013. Daily Herald Media file photo

    Mother of jail beating suspect reaches plea deal

    The mother of a man accused in the assault of a corrections officer was convicted Friday on drug trafficking charges and will be sentenced following a presentencing investigation.

    • 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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    Update: Scattered power outages reported in central Wisconsin

    Crews are responding to scattered reports of power outages in central Wisconsin that have affected thousands of residents.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Social media reacts to mid-April snow

    As snow fell Monday morning in north central Wisconsin, people took to social media to vent their frustration and post pictures that we'd consider pretty in January.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Photo illustration of a child car seat regulation check Gannett Wisconsin Media file photo

    Car seat recycling event announced in Schofield

    Safe Kids Wausau Area will host a car seat recycling event to allow parents and caregivers to rid themselves of old car seats at no charge.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Winter burning rules have changed in Merrill and most residents will be required to obtain a burn permit. Daily Herald Media file photo

    Permits required to burn in Merrill

    Winter burning rules in effect in Lincoln County will be removed today and residents will now be required to secure a permit before burning.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Crews work to repair water main break in Wausau

    A water main break that shut down a portion of Prospect Avenue for more than a day and left some residents without water is being blamed on the spring thaw.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  10. 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 Tuesday in his own defense and likely will be the final witness in the case.

    • Apr. 14, 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. 13, 2014
  11. 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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    Korean War Army veteran Dick Krohn, 83, of Rhinelander, right, and his son, Steve Krohn, 60, of Sheboygan are among the people participating in the latest Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Keith Uhlig/Daily Herald Media

    Time is of the essence for Honor Flight

    With an average of a dozen World War II veterans dying each day in north central Wisconsin, Honor Flight organizers feel the pressure of time.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  12. 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
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    Keng Lee, left, his wife, Panhia, and 3-year-old son, Peevxwm, all of Wausau, attended the University of Wisconsin Marathon County Cultural Festival on April 5. The festival was part of the Hmong Heritage Month celebration. T'xer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media

    Hmong Heritage events include talent show, parade

    Hmong Heritage Month continues in Marathon County, with the theme 'Together We Can Live the Dream.'

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    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

    Next step in assisted living: Memory care

    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.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Members of the Trivia team Dyslexic Agnostics Pray to the Dog sit around the kitchen table of Hans and Suzanne Walther in Stevens Point during Trivia 45 weekend. Nathan Vine/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Hunkered in homes, Trivia teams compete but enjoy time together

    Playing in the world's largest trivia contest has never been about coming up with the most answers.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    David Hinds of Appleton spearhead an effort to get Wisconsin to add an 'In God We Trust' vehicle license plate option. Adam Wesley/ Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Appleton man driving force behind 'In God We Trust' license plate

    David Hinds hopes to be the first to fasten Wisconsin's new 'In God We Trust' license plate to a car.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  13. Senior defensive end Konrad Zagzebski and sophomore Vince Biegel talk about the development of the young UW defense this spring. MARK MASSOGLIA/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Video: Central Wisconsin natives talk about the Badgers defense

    Senior defensive end Konrad Zagzebski and sophomore Vince Biegel talk about the development of the young UW defense this spring.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  14. 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
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    Kevin Kraft

    Daily Herald watchdog report: City gave $650K to local company's competitor

    The city of Wausau plans to give $650,000 to a startup company to move into the industrial park, even though an existing local business makes the same products and also plans to expand there, Daily Herald Media has learned.

    • Apr. 13, 2014

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