On Air Now


Listen Live Now » 94.7 FM Central Wisconsin 102.9 FM Wausau, WI


Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
75° Feels Like: 75°
Wind: SSW 10 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Clear 54°


Mostly Sunny 78°

Wed Night

Scattered Thunderstorms 66°


Teenager arrested after lying about having cancer


WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU) A Merrill teenager who lied about having cancer is under arrest. Collections were taken up for 19-year-old Celina Winchell at several Wausau-area businesses. She claimed she had stage-four lung cancer from smoking.

A friend who worked at Sam's Pizza put out a collection jar. Winchell was supposed to open a bank account and deposit the money, but instead was spending it. WSAW-TV profiled the story. One of their viewers knit a cap for Celina. The owners at Sam’s became suspicious and went to police.

Winchell was charged with obstructing an officer. Prosecutors are reviewing the case, and other charges are likely.

She's due in court on Thursday.