On Air Now

Current Show

The Sean Hannity Show   2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Call the Sean Hannity Show at 800-941-7326

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »


Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI


Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
64° Feels Like: 64°
Wind: W 9 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Clear 40°


Mostly Sunny 68°

Wed Night

Partly Cloudy 41°


UW-Madison student dies from bacterial meningitis


MADISON (WRN)   A UW-Madison student from Minnesota has died from a rare case of bacterial meningitis. Officials at Madison’s Meriter hospital confirmed Thursday that 21-year-old Henry Mackaman of St. Paul, MN died, after his family removed him from life support.

Mackaman was a senior majoring in economics and English.

Meningococcal meningitis is caused by a common bacteria in the noses and throats of individuals. University officials say it’s not a highly contagious condition and there was no reason to believe that Mackaman’s disease posed a health risk to the campus in general.

About 3,000 cases of meningococcal meningitis are reported in the US each year. Of those, about ten to 13 percent of the patients die.