Category Archives: Local News

SHOPKO JOB LOSS NUMBERS

578 PEOPLE WILL BE LOSING THEIR JOBS STARTING MAY 6TH, AS SHOPKO FORMALLY NOTIFIED THE STATE OF ITS INTENTIONS TO CLOSE 11 STORES IN WISCONSIN. THE CLOSURES WILL HAPPEN TO THE STORES IN: BELOIT, DE PERE, DELAVAN, KENOSHA, KIMBERLY, MARINETTE, MONONA, RACINE, RHINELANDER, SHEBOYGAN, AND WATERTOWN. EARLIER THIS MONTH, SHOPKO ANNOUNCED THAT 70% OF ITS…MORE

CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED

THE PERSON KILLED IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON IS IDENTIFIED AS NEW LONDON HIGHSCHOOLER, GRANT MADSEN. THE 17-YEAR OLD HAD BEEN DRIVING SOUTHBOUND ON HWY 45 WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS VEHCILE, CROSSED INTO THE ONCOMING LANE AND WAS STRUCK BY A NORTHBOUND VEHICLE. THE CRASH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.  MORE

MILWAUKEE POLICE OFFICER IDENTIFIED

THE MILWAUKEE POLICE OFFICER WHO DIED YESTERDAY AFTER BEING SHOT IS IDENTIFIED AS 35-YEAR OLD MATTHEW RITTNER. POLICE COMMANDERS SAY RITTNER DIED IN A SHOOTOUT AS HE AND OTHER TACTICAL TEAM MEMBERS SERVED A WARRANT AT A HOME ON MILWAUKEE’S SOUTH-SIDE. A 26-YEAR OLD SUSPECT, IDENTIFIED AS JORDAN FRICKE, WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. OFFICER RITTNER WAS A…MORE

MILWAUKEE POLICE OFFICER DEAD

A MILWAUKEE POLICE OFFICER DIES AFTER BEING SHOT AT AROUND 9:45 THIS MORNING. THE OFFICER HAD APPARENTLY BEEN EXECUTING A SEARCH WARRANT NEAR 12TH AND DAKOTA; ONE PERSON IS IN CUSTODY. A PRESS CONFERENCE IS EXPECTED FOR THIS AFTERNOON.MORE

MANITOWOC CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED

THE 70-YEAR OLD MANITOWOC MAN WHO DIED AFTER BEING HIT BY A SEMI ON SATURDAY IS IDENTIFIED AS JAMES EBERHARDT. THE SEMI HAD BEEN TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON COUNTY ROAD CR WHEN IT HIT EBERHARDT. THE MANITOWOC COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS SPEED AND ALCOHOL DO NOT APPEAR TO BE FACTORS IN THE CRASH AND IT REMAINS…MORE

SUSPECTS IN DEATH OF 7-YEAR OLD HAVE BOND SET

THE THREE PEOPLE CHARGED WITH THE DEATH OF A 7-YEAR OLD APPEARED IN COURT TODAY AND HAD THEIR BONDS SET. TIMOTHY HAUSCHULTZ, TINA MCKEEVER-HAUSCHULTZ, AND TIMOTHY’S 15-YEAR OLD SON, DAMIAN, ARE SUSPECTS IN THE APRIL 20TH DEATH OF ETHAN HAUSCHULTZ. INVESTIGATORS SAY ETHAN HAD BEEN HIT, KICKED, POKED, REPEATEDLY SHOVED TO THE GROUND AND A…MORE

SNOWFALL RADAR

WANT TO SEE HOW MUCH SNOW YOUR AREA RECEVIED? CHECK IT OUT HERE https://www.weather.gov/source/crh/snowmap.html?sid=mkxMORE

ATV FALLS THROUGH ICE

A 55-YEAR OLD MAN FROM FOND DU LAC DIES AFTER HIS ATV FELL THROUGH THE ICE ON LAKE WINNEBAGO. THE FOND DU LAC COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IDENTIFIES PETER ZACHERL AS THE INDIVIDUAL WHO PASSED AWAY. ZACHERL HAD BEEN TRAVELLING WITH A GROUP IN AN AREA OFF THE FOND DU LAC RIVER TOWARDS THE WEST SIDE…MORE

MILLER PARK NAME CHANGE

MILLER PARK WILL HAVE A NEW NAME AFTER THIS SEASON. IN A STATEMENT, MILLERCOORS SAYS AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE WILL LIKELY BE TAKING OVER THE NAMING RIGHTS FOR THE BREWERS HOME STADIUM WHEN THEIR AGREEMENT ENDS IN 2020. A NEWS CONFERENCE IS SET FOR 2 P.M. TODAY.  MORE

$90,000 WORTH OF DAMAGE AT ASSISTED LIVING CENTER

AN ASSISTED LIVING CENTER IN BELLEVUE HAS ITS ELECTRICITY KNOCKED OUT AFTER A WORKER SET OFF THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM. THE USE OF A TORCH CAUSED THE SYSTEM TO GO OFF, WHICH IN-TURN CAUSED THE MAIN ELECTRICAL PANEL TO SHORT OUT, KNOCKING OUT THE ELECTRICAL FOR THE ENTIRE BUILDING. SOME OCCUPANTS HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM…MORE

Blogs

Punching a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Amazon has ended a year of suspense by deciding that it is going to split its new second headquarters–“HQ2”–between cities just outside of New York and Washington, DC.  Hundreds of cities across the country had put together presentations and incentives packages for the retail giant hoping to land the 50-thousand high-paying tech jobs and the…

The Baraboo “Nazis”

Until yesterday, Baraboo, Wisconsin was known primarily as the home of Circus World–the town where the traveling circuses of yesteryear wintered–and where the Great Circus Train originated.  Now, Baraboo, Wisconsin will be known as the home of the “High School Nazis”.   A prom photo appearing to show a group of high school boys making…

The Birth of the Common Sense Party

For the first time since the Progressive and Bull Moose members returned to the Republican Party in the 1930’s, there is fertile ground for the formation of a viable third party in the US.  Don’t let Libertarians or Green Party members fool you, they have no chance to win anything–and actually only serve to increase…