A winter storm dumped up to 11 inches of snow in parts of Wisconsin on Tuesday, with wind-whipped snow contributing to a massive pileup involving about 20 vehicles in the central part of the state. One person was hurt, authorities said, but no one died.
It took more than 100 firefighters to stop a roaring fire Tuesday at a western Wisconsin nursing home. A new wing being built on the Glenhaven Nursing Home caught fire in Glenwood City at around 5 a.m.
Authorities have identified the two men who were killed in a hit-and-run in western Wisconsin Saturday night. Authorities said the two men were hit by a vehicle that was traveling southbound on County Highway E in northeastern Polk County.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run crash Saturday night that killed two pedestrians in western Wisconsin.
Authorities said one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Rice Lake, Wis., on Friday. The Wisconsin State Patrol was called to the accident at about 2:15 p.m. Friday on Highway 48 one mile south of Mikana in Barron County.
Marathon County sheriff’s officials say human remains have been found in a home near Wausau that was destroyed by an explosion. Sheriff’s Lt. Ryan Weber said Friday investigators determined homemade bombs at the home were intentionally set.
Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County. The series of explosion-like sounds rattled residents from Waupun, Campbellsport and elsewhere Tuesday and sent Fond du Lac County sheriff’s deputies out looking for a cause.
A 66-year-old woman who suffered life-threatening injuries in a house fire in Roberts, Wis. has died. Authorities say Roberta Eastman was transported to Hudson Hospital and transferred to Regions Hospital, but died early Wednesday morning.
Police in Barron are investigating the death of an elderly woman who apparently left her assisted living facility and died in the cold. Police Chief Byron Miller said in a statement dispatchers received a call about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday from Monroe Manor, an assisted living facility, reporting 76-year-old Juanita Toews had left the building.
Authorities in La Crosse, Wis., said the body of a 21-year-old Winona State University student was found Wednesday after her car went through the ice in a creek. Police and fire departments in La Crosse were called to an accident at about 1:27 a.m. Wednesday, New Year’s Day, after a report of a vehicle in the water in Swift Creek.
A 19-year-old man from Hudson, Wis., was killed Wednesday in a rollover crash in western Wisconsin, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the accident at about 5:18 a.m. on the 1600 block County Highway A in the town of Richmond.
The new year is starting out on a high note for a Wisconsin teenager who nearly died on the slopes of Afton Alps. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Mannon was snowboarding with his brothers Saturday afternoon, when he had a heart attack.
Authorities in Chippewa Falls say heavy snow fell onto the roof of a shed where two young children were playing, crushing them both. Ten-year-old Nelson Nolt and 7-year-old Norma Nolt were hospitalized yesterday in serious condition.
If you’ve never done a polar bear plunge before, this New Year’s Day might not be the best day to start. Temperatures are expected to be in the low single digits Wednesday across much of Wisconsin and Minnesota. That’s about 25 degrees colder than usual.
The grievances have been aired, and many of them target Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans. About 100 people showed up Monday to celebrate Festivus in the state Capitol, the made-up holiday made famous in an episode of the television show “Seinfeld.”