- Gavin Hoffman thinks he's pretty good at kickball. EAGLE RIVER "Yeah, I scored, like, three runs today," the 11-year-old said nonchalantly Friday morning. But he knows winning isn't everything. "Obviously we want to win, but it's not so bad if we don't win," Hoffman said.
- A farewell ceremony helped family and friends say goodbye to members of the Wausau-based 376th Finance Detachment on Friday. WAUSAU
Almost 25 soldiers from northcentral Wisconsin will soon be on the ground in Kuwait.
Although the soldiers will be serving their country proudly, they can't help but remember those they'll leave behind.
- Retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark calls this year's presidential race the starkest choice in his lifetime. WAUSAU Clark stopped in Wausau on Friday to push people to vote early for Hillary Clinton. Clark is a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander.
- More than 20 years ago, a man named Michael Winkler, who was then in his 40s, repeatedly sexually assaulted a boy in Rhinelander. RHINELANDER Later in life, that boy became a sexual abuser himself. On Friday Winkler, now 67 years old, finally faced punishment for his assaults in the mid-1990s.
- Authorities say a second person has died in the storms and flooding hitting western Wisconsin. VERNON COUNTY Vernon County Sheriff's officials say 79-year-old Joseph Menne attempted to drive through floodwater on a road near his home on Thursday.
- The family of a man who stabbed 10 people in a Minnesota mall before being shot and killed says he has been buried. Federal authorities are investigating the attack at Crossroads Center in St. Cloud by 20-year-old Dahir Adan as a possible act of terrorism.
- Police have removed a suburban Madison high school student from class after he allegedly brought a gun to school. SUN PRAIRIE Sun Prairie High School officials said police were alerted around 2 p.m. on Thursday that a student had posted a picture of a gun on social media with a statement that he was going to make history.
- A Wisconsin teenager who drew attention for deciding to end her life instead of continuing a battle with an incurable disease has died. APPLETON Jerika Bolen's mother, Jen, told Gannett Wisconsin Media that the 14-year-old died Thursday at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.