Heather Poltrock, WEAU 13 News

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Recent articles by Heather:

Gas prices down in most areas of the state

Those traveling for Thanksgiving this week will notice a little relief at the pump. → Read More

Jury finds Wood County man guilty in 1984 murder

A jury has found man guilty of first-degree murder for killing a woman in 1984. → Read More

Family: Wausau grad last seen near Catholic University in D.C. found safe

The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department is searching for a Wausau native reported missing on Oct. 24. → Read More

Wisconsin DHS: “Potentially very serious respiratory season”

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV is a major cause of respiratory illness in all age groups. Among infants and young children, it is the most common cause of bronchitis, croup, ear infections, and pneumonia. → Read More

Wood County Sheriff’s Department investigating elderly man’s death

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of an elderly man. → Read More

Free fentanyl test strips now available statewide

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Thursday that 120,600 fentanyl test strips have been distributed to organizations across the state to help prevent drug overdose deaths. → Read More

Essentia Health, Marshfield Clinic Health System announce merger discussions

Essentia Health and Marshfield Clinic Health System announced today they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate how the two organizations might combine to form an integrated regional health system. → Read More

Portage County investigators say 1984 case thought to be murder now ruled accidental death

New information is expected to be released Tuesday in the unsolved murder of Janet Raasch. → Read More

New ARPA grant to support private well owners with contaminated water

The ARPA Well Compensation Grant Program has expanded to help private well owners and non-community well owners improve access to clean drinking water. → Read More

Plea deal likely for Wisconsin Rapids man charged with attempted homicide

The 64-year-old man accused of attempting to kill a relative is scheduled to reach a plea deal Monday in the case. → Read More

Several facing charges in Wood County drug bust

Seven people are facing charges following a large drug investigation near Vesper. → Read More

1 killed in accident involving train in Clark County

A 57-year-old Unity woman has died after crossing into the path of a train while operating a UTV. → Read More

1 of 2 people identified in Marshfield business scam arrested

One of two two people accused of scamming businesses last month in Marshfield, was arrested Wednesday. → Read More

Wisconsin Department of Health Services launches Monkeypox data page

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services launched a new webpage on Wednesday containing state data on monkeypox cases and vaccine administration. → Read More

Flu vaccinations now available at Marshfield Clinic

Marshfield Clinic Health System is now offering influenza vaccinations at all primary care locations throughout Wisconsin. → Read More

Report shows fatal domestic abuse cases up in Wisconsin in 2021

In 2021, 80 people in Wisconsin lost their lives to domestic violence. It was 12 more deaths than the previous year. → Read More

State’s first human case of West Nile Virus this year confirmed in Sheboygan County

A person from Sheboygan County is the first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus this year in Wisconsin. → Read More

Gas prices in Wisconsin now higher than national average

As of Monday morning, AAA Wisconsin reports the average price per gallon in Wisconsin is $3.76-- nationally it’s $3.72. → Read More

New area code coming to southwest, southcentral Wisconsin

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has announced the creation of a new, area code to overlay the area in which the ‘608′ area code is now in service. → Read More

Bond set at $500,000 for man accused of killing 8-year-old boy in drunk driving crash

An 8-year-old boy was killed in a drunk driving crash Saturday in Wisconsin, according to officials. → Read More