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Report: Police chief subject to breathalyzer testing after March 19 return to duty

By Brandi Makuski Two assistant chiefs at the Stevens Point Police Department suspected their chief


Motives in high-speed pursuit unclear, prosecutors say

By Brandi Makuskio A Weston teenager is facing a charge of fleeing an officer following


As unemployment claims skyrocket, county reps join to find solutions

By Brandi Makuski Nearly 70,000 Wisconsin residents have filed initial claims for unemployment insurance between


More than 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, 13 dead

  By Patrick Lynn The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Saturday reported 13 people have


County: Stick with legitimate news sources during crisis

  By Brandi Makuski Portage Co. leaders are encouraging the public to maneuver the COVID-19 pandemic


Public encouraged to use parks, but playgrounds closed

  By Patrick Lynn Parks and trails across the county are open—but all public playgrounds are


Police & Sheriff calls, March 25

March 25 Muddin’: A 55-year-old man called to complain that truck drivers were mudding on


State takes action against price gougers

  By Patrick Lynn Sixteen companies in Wisconsin have been sent cease and desist letters from


United Way now accepting applicants for COVID-19 relief

  Metro Wire Staff The United Way of Portage County and the Community Foundation of Central


Gov. Evers issues ‘Safer at Home’ order

  By Patrick Lynn Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday issued a statewide order for residents to


Police nab suspect in Smith St. fire

By Brandi Makuski Police and firefighters say a Smith St. house fire on Monday is


COVID-19: Why it’s such a big deal

  By Denise Lockhart Racine County Eye Officials with the Center for Disease Control¬†(CDC) and the¬†World


River search suspended for missing Stevens Point woman

By Brandi Makuski Rescue teams have suspended their search of the Wisconsin River for a


Man facing homicide charge in overdose death at northside hotel

By Brandi Makuski A Wisconsin Rapids man will be in Portage Co. Court this week