Winter weather warnings and advisories are in effect for our entire viewing area until midnight tonight, and some areas have already seen more than 5 inches of snow. We'll keep you up to date on the latest forecast and take you live outside to bring you the current road situation.
We'll show you the snow conditions at Granite Peak Ski Resort in Wausau and find out how today's snowfall helps improve the ski area.
And a plan to put a roundabout in Rhinelander is leaving area residents concerned especially with how trucks would handle them. We talk to a Department of Transportation official and a truck driver to get their view of the plan.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
MADISON - Several Wisconsin farmers organizations have joined a new coalition in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association and the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association have become part of the new Americans for Farmers and Families coalition.
MADISON - Falling out of a tree stand can be a real risk for hunters.
Spinal injuries make up more than half the injuries suffered in falls from tree stands.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports that a review of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' trauma database for tree stand-related injuries from 1999 to 2013 shows 55 percent resulted in one or more spinal injuries.
MADISON (AP) - In a tack to the left in an election year, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he wants a state law to guarantee people with pre-existing conditions don't lose health insurance.
He also wants Wisconsin to join Minnesota, Oregon, Hawaii and Alaska in obtaining a federal waiver to offer reinsurance. That is a move designed to lower premiums for people in the private insurance marketplace.
ASHLAND - The death of a teen carrying a butcher knife who was shot by an Ashland County Sheriff's Deputy led to a march, rallies, and community discussions about police relations.
Friday, a special prosecutor cleared the deputy in that shooting.
Ashland County Sheriff's Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich shot and killed Jason Pero, 14, in November.
Police believe Pero wanted to die.
In a 911 call, the teen was the one who told police someone was walking around with a knife that day. Pero described a a guy walking around outside his house with a knife. The man was wearing a purple sweatshirt.
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