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Witnesses describe plane crash that killed 2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal investigators will try to determine why a single-engine plane crashed and erupted in flames at a small Milwaukee airport, killing the two people on board. The crash happened Wednesday evening at Timmerman Airport on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Neighbors whose houses border the airport witnessed the crash about 6 p.m., but they More >

Search continues on Wind Lake for drowning victim

WIND LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Searchers are returning to a lake in western Racine County where they’re looking for the body of a 77-year-old boater. Wind Lake Fire Chief Rob Robins says crews initially responded to the lake about 5 p.m. Wednesday after a woman on a sandbar was spotted yelling for help. The woman More >

Sheriff: Man goes missing in lake; jumped in to save son

TOWN OF WESCOTT, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a man has gone missing in Shawano Lake in northeastern Wisconsin after he jumped in the water to rescue his 10-year-old son, who was later found safe. WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1H4Y6jt ) reports the search for the man who went missing Wednesday is being considered a recovery mission. The More >

Plane crashes at Milwaukee’s Timmerman Airport; 2 dead

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A small, single-engine passenger plane has crashed and caught fire at Milwaukee’s Timmerman Airport, killing both people onboard. Milwaukee County Department of Transportation Director Brian Dranzik said in a statement the accident happened around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the airport on the city’s northwest side. Dranzik says no one on the ground More >

Governor sets special election to fill open Assembly seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled a special election in September to fill a vacant southeastern Wisconsin state Assembly seat. Republican state Rep. Chris Kapenga of Delafield has represented the 99th Assembly District since 2010. He defeated Democrat Sherryll Shaddock in a special election on July 21 to fill a state Senate More >

Theft And Property Damage Reported In Juneau County

A theft with property damage occurred last week in Juneau County. On July 21st, a property owner in the township of Necedah reported to law enforcement officials that an R-v parked on his property had been broken into sometime between July 17th and July 21st. It was also discovered that the patio/deck sliding glass door More >

State won’t investigate failure of theme park ride

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — The state won’t investigate the failure of a ride at a Wisconsin Dells theme park. Earlier this month, a large cable snapped on the Catapult ride just seconds before it was supposed to launch two people into the air at Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park. The state Department of More >

Media advocates: Law doesn’t need changes for body cameras

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Media advocates are arguing that Wisconsin’s open records law doesn’t need a substantial rewrite to address police body camera videos. A panel addressed the issue during a state Department of Justice summit examining whether the law needs to be updated to reflect changes in technology. Attorney General Brad Schimel began the More >

Ex-secretary criticizes Wisconsin agency’s reorganization

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former leader of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the agency’s new reorganization plan won’t fix its problems. On Tuesday, the agency launched a reorganization to divide protection for water quality between two divisions and leave other environmental protection programs in a “business support” division. George Meyer is the More >

Fatal Accident in Adams County

One person is dead after a single vehicle accident in Adams County Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Sam Wollin said the accident occurred on 2nd Avenue about .3 miles south of County Highway I in the Town of Jackson. Investigation revealed 29-year-old Jason Brenning of Oxford was southbound on 2nd Avenue when the vehicle he was driving More >