State News

Wisconsin Crops Are Doing Well Despite More Storms

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin crops are still in good shape, despite a second straight week of thunderstorms that damaged at least some farm buildings and fields. The National Ag Statistics Service says the corn and soybean crops grew nicely last week in response to the hot and humid weather. Farm animals felt stress from the More >

Dunn County Has Second Drowning In Two Days On Red Cedar

(Downsville, WI)  —  For the second day in a row, a person has drowned on the Red Cedar River in western Wisconsin. Dunn County deputies were called late Monday afternoon to the Downsville boat landing in the town of Dunn. Officials say the man was unconscious when he was pulled from the river near the boat landing, and More >

Church Guitarist Reaches Plea Deal In Sex Case

(Sheboygan, WI)  —  A guitar player at a church in Sheboygan has reached a plea deal on charges of molesting two girls. Nineteen-year-old Clayton Michener pleaded no contest Monday to second degree child sexual assault, and a count of first degree sex assault to a child under 13 was dropped, but it will still be More >

Pilot suffers non-life threatening injuries when his plane crashed

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A pilot suffered injuries that were not life threatening when his small plane crashed at the Oshkosh airport. Thirty-nine-year-old Richard Maisano of Pennsylvania crashed at Wittman Regional Airport after his HXA-Bristell Light Sport stalled on Sunday. Experimental Aircraft Association spokesman Dick Knapinski says Maisano was taken to a Neenah hospital after the More >

A World War II-era water bomber makes an appearance at EAA

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A World War II-era water bomber is making an appearance at this week’s EAA Airventure air show in Oshkosh. And since it arrived in Wisconsin on Saturday, the plane has been getting a lot of attention where it’s parked on Lake Winnebago. WLUK-TV reports ( ) the 120-foot Martin Mars aircraft is the More >

Authorities: 29-year-old man dies in TV crash over the weekend

CLAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in northern Wisconsin say a 29-year-old man has died in a UTV crash over the weekend. The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office say the crash was reported Sunday afternoon in the Township of Shanagolden southeast of Clam Lake. A witness says the UTV apparently hydroplaned on water covering the trail. The vehicle More >

Wisconsin Dries Up, Cools Off After Stormy Week

(Undated)  —  After a hot and stormy week, Wisconsin is getting some big time relief. The National Weather Service says no place in the Badger State will get any hotter than the mid 80s Monday, after another hot day Sunday in which the heat index rose to 115 degrees in the Milwaukee area. Meanwhile, the More >

UW Radiation Scientist Who Was Justice Abrahamson’s Husband Dies

(Madison, WI)  —  UW Madison researchers are mourning the death of Seymour Abrahamson. The 88-year-old radiation scientist and zoology professor died during the weekend. He was the husband of State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson, and he published more than 100 scientific articles, lectured in three continents, and was given numerous awards. Abrahamson chaired the More >

New Auburn woman dies after entering the Red Cedar River

NEW AUBURN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 43-year-old New Auburn woman has died after she entered the Red Cedar River in Dunn County. She was reported missing Sunday afternoon after she was last seen at the boat landing at Riverside Park in the town of Sand Creek. Authorities conducted search by land and water and found More >

A Minnesota man dieds after being hit from behind while riding a motorcycle

ELLSWORTH, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota man has died after he was hit from behind while riding a motorcycle in Wisconsin. The crash happened at about 4 p.m. Sunday on Highway 10 in Pierce County’s Trimbelle Township. Sheriff’s officials say 64-year-old Michael Joyce from Vadnais Heights was driving a Harley Davidson when he stopped to make a More >