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    Fire burns more than 34 acres in Cary

    A wildfire on Highway 73 burned 34.38 acres Saturday afternoon.

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    Pope Francis greats the crowd after the Easter mass on April 20, 2014 at St Peter's square in Vatican. Easter Sunday celebrates the Christian belief in Jesus's death and resurrection and is marked around the world, often with a variety of not strictly religious local traditions like painted eggs or Easter Bunnies. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images AFP/Getty Images

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter (with photo gallery)

    VATICAN CITY (AP) Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.

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    Meet the Academic All Stars: Muhammad Raza

    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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    Once CWD infects deer, they have about 18 months to live. They'll look healthy until the final two months of life, at which point they lose weight, stagger and incessantly drool. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Second deer at Marathon County hunting preserve found to have CWD

    A second deer killed on an eastern Marathon County game farm has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to state officials.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Lily Eberhardt of Stratford, 8, looks inside a stock car Friday at the Marshfield Mall. The stock car show runs through today and features cars that race at Central Wisconsin Raceway in Unity. Photos by Megan McCormick/Central Wisconsin Sunday

    Marshfield Mall showcases stock cars ahead of race season

    The tracks are clear and drivers are preparing their cars for another grueling summer of stock car racing.

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    Two deer in the woods near Marshfield High School Sept. 26, 2013, in Marshfield. Central Wisconsin Sunday file photo

    State law expands deer bowhunting into cities

    It's not unusual for cities in the area to allow bow hunters to cull growing deer populations, which trim shrubs, feast on gardens and cause vehicle crashes.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Online exclusive: Three years of Wood County health inspection reports

    The Wood County Health Department checks licensed food establishments, pools, hotels, campgrounds, tattoo establishments and manufactured home communities about once a year to determine whether the businesses meet state requirements to ensure healthy cond

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  2. A 3-year-old boy plays with stuffed toys on Aptil 14 inside a claw crane game machine at a bowling alley in Lincoln, Neb. RACHELLE HILDRETH/AP

    The week's odd news: Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine game

    A toddler was reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley, authorities say.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Neighbors and friends: Paul Morrison wants to rejuvenate Purple Heart chapter

    A local veteran of three wars and Purple Heart recipient wants to not only maintain a struggling Military Order of the Purple Heart chapter, but make it bigger, better and more proactive.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Heaven subject of eternal debate

    A 4-year-old Nebraska boy claims in a New York Times best seller that he once visited heaven during an emergency appendectomy.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Gamers warm up for the Super Smash Bros. Tournament during the Game Ops: Student Game Developers game festival Saturday in the Dreyfus University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. B.C. Kowalski/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Video games not just fun and games for UWSP developer club

    Many college students have daydreamed, 'wouldn't it be nice to work in the video game industry?'

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Tom, left, and Dotty Ho, right both Wisconsin Rapids chat while doing a light run Thursday along the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin Rapids as the pair taper their training runs in preparation for running the 118th Boston Marathon Monday. CASEY LAKE/DAILY TRIBUNE MEDIA

    Lingering memory of attacks don't deter local runners from taking on Boston Marathon

    Just a little more than a year ago, Tom Ho and his daughter Margaret were at a family meeting area at the Boston Marathon.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  3. Tens of thousands of people gather at the State Capitol in Madison in February 2011 to protest Gov. Scott Walker's proposal that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. File/AP

    Federal appeals court upholds Walker's union law

    A federal appeals court Friday upheld Gov.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Stripper, boyfriend to be sentenced in gun burglary

    A stripper found guilty of helping her boyfriend burglarize one of her clients will appear in Portage County court for sentencing in July.

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    Jar of medicine spilling capsule tablets Getty Images/Wavebreak Media

    Prescription drop-off day set for Adams County

    Adams County Law Enforcement Agencies, the Drug Free Adams County Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its eighth opportunity for residents to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs from 10 a.

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    MSTC to host Thursday drive-in movie showing

    Mid-State Technical College's Campus Activities and Student Senate Campus will sponsor a drive-in movie event at dusk Thursdayin the Protective Services Training Area/E Building parking lot on the south side of Wisconsin Rapids Campus, 500 32nd St. S.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Friday's police log: Man reports children kicking sleeping ducks

    Click here for Thursday's police log: Tanker gets stuck at railroad crossing.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Government meetings

    Mead Elementary Charter School Governing Council: 4:15 p.m. Monday, Mead School art room.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Outgoing city council president, Jean Young. DAILY TRIBUNE MEDIA file photo

    Outgoing council members make impact on their way out

    Two City Council members made their last official acts ones that will have an impact on the city, but the mayor might try to stop one of them.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    A 4-H member works on a rocket project. Submitted photo

    Modern day 4-H offers more than just lessons in agriculture

    Along with photography, Justin Zarecki said he enjoys showing cattle at the Central Wisconsin State Fair in Marshfield.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Statisticians working with insurers to project next year's insurance premium rates say they expect to see an average increase of about 7 percent, well below the feared double-digit increases making recent headlines. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Data signal smaller increase in health insurance costs

    Statisticians working with insurers to project next year's insurance premium rates say they expect to see an average increase of about 7 percent, well below the feared double-digit increases making recent headlines.

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    Thursday's police log: Tanker gets stuck at railroad crossing

    Click here to see Tuesday's police log: Plow damages railroad tracks

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Date set for Working Women's Luncheon

    Registrations are being accepted for the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Working Women's Luncheon on April 29 at Great Expectations, 3551 Plover Road.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  5. Wednesday's police log: Trash-picking woman looking for aluminum cans

    Click here to see Monday's police log: Police find woman wanted on warrant after she's arrested for shoplifting Rome

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    The Wood County Telephone Co. building at 440 E. Grand Ave. was built in 1958. Contributed photo

    Vintage Venues: Telephone company established in 1896

    In celebration of south Wood County's rich history, Daily Tribune Media has launched a weekly feature called 'Vintage Venues,' taking a look at some of the historical sites and buildings that hold significance in the community.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Matthew Gunter

    Episcopal church to install new bishop

    Matthew Alan Gunter will be consecrated and ordained as the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac on April 26 at the Appleton Alliance Church, 2693 Grand Chute Boulevard, Appleton.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    A car heads North on Highway 186 Friday June 29, 2012, as it crosses over the new Highway 10 in Rural Wood County. The following road construction updates are provided by Kristin McHugh, Wisconsin Department of Transportation region communications manager.Motorists should slow down, use caution and stay alert when driving through construction zones. To avoid delays, consider taking an alternative route and avoid peak travel periods.Highway: WIS 34 and WIS 66Location: Wisconsin Rapids to Stevens Point ?Schedule: May 14 to Oct. 12, 2012?Cost: $5.1 million?Description: Improvements include: resurfacing WIS 66 (formerly County P); resurfacing WIS 34 between Edgewood Place and the WIS 34/66 intersection; and replacing four bridges on WIS 66. Crews will also install rumble strips along the centerline of WIS 66 (Portage County line to County HH) and along the centerline and shoulders of WIS 66 (WIS 34 to the Portage County line). The rumble strips are designed to reduce run-off-the road crashes. ?Traffic impacts: WIS 66 is closed to through traffic. Traffic is detoured via WIS 34, Portage County P, and County HH (Old US 10). The highway is closed at the four bridge replacement locations. Local access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction.Highway: US 10Location: White Oak Road to Trestik Road?Schedule: April 17 to mid-October 2012?Cost: $17 million?Description: Crews will pave the new alignment of US 10 from White Oak Road to Trestik Road, which has been previously constructed. ?Traffic impacts: During construction, existing US 10 will remain open to one lane in each direction. Motorists should be alert for trucks crossing and slow moving vehicles. ?WIS 186 between existing US 10 and Trestik Drive is open to traffic. ?Brookside Road between existing US 10 and Tower Drive is closed and is scheduled to reopen July 6. ?North Road between existing US 10 and Tower Drive will close July 2 and is scheduled to reopen July 9.Hi

    Street closure set through Friday

    Mead Street, from Third Street to Second Street, will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. April 17 through the end of the day Friday for utility work, according to a news release from Joe Eichsteadt, city engineer.

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    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 (with video)

    A Lincoln County man convicted Wednesday of stabbing and strangling his wife before dumping her body in a swamp could be released from prison in 20 years, despite the mandatory life sentence he is expected to receive.

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    What doctors charge: New data reveals vast disparities

    When it comes to the price of visiting a doctor, location matters in Wisconsin.

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    Government meetings

    Rome Town Board: 5 p.m. today, Municipal Building.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Event for higher education dialogue

    University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County is inviting state legislators to campus to hold a Higher Education Forum from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday in Room 131. A continental breakfast will be provided.

    • Apr. 16, 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
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    A vehicle makes a left turn onto Second Avenue South on April 7 in Wisconsin Rapids. The Public Works Committee voted against increasing the speed limit to 35 mph on Second Avenue from Riverview Expressway to Gaynor Avenue. DAILY TRIBUNE MEDIA file photo

    Wisconsin Rapids City Council approves speed limit increase

    After a tie vote Tuesday evening to increase the speed limit on a stretch of Second Avenue from 25 mph to 35 mph, the mayor broke the tie in favor of the increase.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    A map of the Burr Oak facility.

    Residents speak up against CAFOs, nitrate allowance

    Though it wasn't a standing room only crowd, few seats were left empty Tuesday afternoon during a question-and-answer session and public information hearing regarding the intent to re-issue a Wisconsin pollutant discharge elimination system permit to Burr

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  7. Portage County Sgt. Mike Lukas, center, gives instructions to Dolores Disher, right, before allowing her to speak with Ronald Disher, seated, left, 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.

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    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.

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    Delbert H. Weiler

    Marshfield man accused of stealing from father to play the 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
  8. Steven Tibbetts

    Energy Cafe owner to face third sex-assault case

    Prosecutors expect to charge the former Energy Cafe owner in three separate incidents of sexually assaulting women, including at least one after he drugged a woman, prosecutors said.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Tuesday's police log: Plow damages railroad tracks

    Click here to see Sunday's police log: Person scares girl in Walgreens restroom

    • Apr. 15, 2014

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