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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 04/24/2015
- Students graduating from high school could be at risk for meningitis. Public health experts say NOW is a good time to make sure high school students are up to date on their meningitis vaccine. Newswatch 12's Karolina Buczek spoke with a public health nurse in Langlade County to find out how teens can stay safe.

- Plus, an Ashland science teacher will use her 18 day trip on an ocean research ship to help her students. She hopes it gets students thinking more than just water in the Midwest. We'll see why she'll focus on perspective tonight on Newswatch 12.

We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.





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 LOCAL NEWS

WAUSAU - One of the groups that went to the Business Expo was E3YP.

The group originated from the growing need to get young people to stay in area.

Young people often start working in smaller northcentral Wisconsin communities, but they end up leaving after a few years. It's something that E3YP hopes to change.

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ANTIGO - Students graduating from high school could be at risk for contracting meningitis. Public health experts say now is a good time to make sure high school students are up to date on their meningitis vaccinations.

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LANGLADE COUNTY - Some Wisconsin legislators introduced a bill this week that would make it illegal to wear headphones or earbuds while driving in the state.

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RHINELANDER - More than a month and a half after deputies arrested Ashlee Martinson in Indiana, the 17-year-old made her first appearance in Oneida County Court on Friday. She was brought back to Oneida County Thursday night after waiving extradition in Boone County, Indiana on April 9.

Martinson is charged in the killings of her mother, 40-year-old Jennifer Ayers, and stepfather, 37-year-old Thomas Ayers, at their home east of Rhinelander on March 7. Prosecutors believe she stabbed her mother and shot her stepfather.

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 REGIONAL NEWS

MADISON - Wisconsin made a marijuana-based drug to treat seizures legal, but patients still can't get it.

Now a state senator wants to fix the problem.

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MADISON - A Wisconsin man has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge that he tried to join the Islamic State terror group.

Prosecutors have charged 34-year-old Joshua Van Haften with trying to provide material assistance to a foreign terrorist group.

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WAUKESHA - A judge has denied a request to move a 12-year-old girl to a psychiatric center after she was accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man.

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CHICAGO - Oprah Winfrey is selling the furniture, artwork, household items and clothing that once filled her Chicago home.

In the market for size 10 yellow patent leather designer shoes? How about a hand-painted porcelain soup tureen valued at $6,000 to $8,000?

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