Category Archives: Local News

FOND DU LAC FIRE

CARELESS SMOKING SPARKED A FIRE AT HOME IN FOND DU LAC THIS MORNING. AT 5:52 A.M., FOND DU LAC FIRE AND RESCUE RESPONED TO THE REPORT OF A MATTRESS FIRE AT A TWO-STORY HOME AT SOUTH MARR STREET. CREWS WERE ABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE BEFORE IT WAS ABLE TO SPEAD. EVERYONE INSIDE THE HOME SAFELY…MORE

GREENVILLE STANDOFF

A 5-HOUR STANDOFF IN GREENVILLE ENDS AFTER THE SUSPECT TAKES HIS OWN LIFE. THE INCIDENT BEGAN LATE YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AFTERNOON AFTER POLICE RESPONDED TO A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE CALL. A 40-YEAR OLD WOMAN WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE THE HOME, BUT A 48-YEAR OLD MAN REMAINED INSIDE. POLICE SAY THE MAN FIRED SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE DISTURBANCE…MORE

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN QUARTERS STOLEN

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AFTER THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN QUARTERS WERE STOLEN FROM CHIPPEWA FALLS APARTMENT COMPLEXES. PROPERTY MANAGERS AT THREE APARTMENTS COMPLEXES REPORTED LAST WEKK THAT WASHER-DRYER UNITS ON SITE WERE BROKEN INTO. THE SUSPECTS ESCAPED WITH BETWEEN THREE AND FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF QUARTERS. AUTHORITIES SAY THE SUSPECTS DRILLED OUT THE LOCKS ON…MORE

APPLETON MAN OWI

AN APPLETON-AREA MAN FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES, INCLUDING OWI AND GOING ARMED WHILE INTOXICATED, AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED BY A SPECIAL REPSONSE TEAM ALONG HIGHWAY 29 IN SHAWANO COUNTY. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE WAS NOTIFIED ABOUT A CAR IN THE MEDIAN WEDNESDAY NIGHT. WHEN A DEPUTY ARRIVED, HE FOUND THE DRIVER WITH A BLANKET OVER HIS HEAD.…MORE

BAND DIRECTOR FORCED TO RETIRE

A BAND DIRECTOR WHO HAS DEDICATED DECADES TO THE OSHKOSH COMMUNITY IS RETIRING. TERRY HATHAWAY SAYS THIS WEEK HE IS STEPPING DOWN AS DIRECTOR OF THE OSHKOSH AREA COMMUNITY BAND AFTER OVER 30 YEARS. HATHAWAY SAYS THE NEUROLOGICAL CONDITION CALLED TINNITUS, WHICH AFFECTS HEARING, IS FORCING HIM TO RETIRE.MORE

WALKER SIGNS LAME DUCK BILLS

TODAY IN GREEN BAY, GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER SIGNED INTO LAW THREE BILLS THAT WERE PASSED DURING THE LAME DUCK SESSION. INCLUDED IN THESE BILLS IS LIMITING EARLY VOTING TO 2 WEEKS BEFORE AN ELECTION, PREVENTING INCOMING GOVERNOR TONY EVERS’ ADMINISTRATION FROM PULLING OUT OF THE LAWSUIT CHALLENGING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, AND GIVING THE LEGISLATURE…MORE

HALIBURTON NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK

OSHKOSH NORTH’S TYRESE HALIBURTON HAS BEEN A GAME CHANGER FOR THE IOWA STATE CYCLONES. HE WAS NAMED BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK AFTER RECENTLY SETTING A SCHOOL RECORD WITH 17 ASSISTS IN THE TEAM’S 101-65 WIN OVER SOUTHERN ON SUNDAY. HALIBURTON CURRENTLY LEADS THE CONFERENCE IN STEALS PER GAME (2.3), ASSIST TO TURNOVER RATION…MORE

GREEN BAY ROBBERIES

GREEN BAY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A PAIR OF OVERNIGHT ROBBERIES. THE FIRST HAPPENED AROUND 7:20 AT THE DAIRY QUEEN ON MAIN STREET, AND THE OTHER AT AROUND 10:48 AT A SPEEDWAY GAS STATION ON EAST MASON STREET. POLICE SAY THE CRIMES ARE RELATED. THE MAN DEMANDED MONEY FROM THE STORES, BUT WAS APPARENTLY APOLOGETIC AND TOLD…MORE

MADISON CLUB SHOOTING AND STABBING

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING AND STABBING THAT HAPPENED AT A MADISON STRIP CLUB ON SUNDAY. 5 PEOPLE WERE INJURED DURING A LARGE FIGHT OUTSIDE VISIONS NIGHT CLUB. FOUR VICITIMS HAD GUNSHOT WOUNDS, WITH ONE REQUIRING SURGERY, AND ANOTHER VICITIM HAD STAB WOUNDS. ONE MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED.MORE

MAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES IN GREEN BAY

A 23-YEAR OLD MAN IS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES MONDAY NIGHT IN GREEN BAY. IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 1 A-M AT AN APARTMENT IN THE 1800 BLOCK OF WESTERN AVENUE. THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION. A PERSON OF INTEREST WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION AND GREEN…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…