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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 03/02/2015
- Sheriff's Offices here in the Northwoods sometimes struggle to find qualified applicants to become sheriff's deputies. And they're not alone. It's a growing trend across the country. Find out why fewer people are getting into law enforcement and why fewer are qualified, tonight.

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




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WAUSAU - A Wausau teen could spend up to 60 years in prison for allegedly stabbing a middle school student last Friday. Prosecutors think the crime is gang related.

15-year-old Dylan Yang is being charged as an adult with first degree reckless homicide. Police say Yang stabbed 13-year-old Isaiah Powell twice in the back.

Court documents say doctors think Powell died because the stab wounds punctured Powell's lungs, liver, and vena cava. That's a large vein in the human body.

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3 injured in crashSubmitted: 03/02/2015

MINOCQUA - A Park Falls man will likely face charges for a crash that left three people injured.

It happened Sunday night near the intersection of Blue Lake Road and Strasburg Road in Minocqua.

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2 hurt in 3-car accidentSubmitted: 03/02/2015

PORTAGE CO. - A 3-car crash in Portage county hurt two people Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened on County Highway W near Wisconsin Rapids.

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THREE LAKES - People living in Three Lakes should start running their water.

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MINOCQUA - The River Valley Loop around the Lake gave people in the Northwoods the perfect winter community event.

It's the fifth year for the ski-snowshoe event.

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WISCONSIN - Disabilities advocates say Gov. Scott Walker's budget cuts could be devastating to programs that help Wisconsinites live independently.

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EAGLE RIVER - Each year, nearly 800,000 people experience a stroke. It's the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

A Northwoods man who's had six strokes found a way to help others who've experienced them.

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