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River Continues to Rise, Spills Over

SHIOCTON, WI (WTAQ) - Flooding in Shiocton has continued Monday as the Wolf River is still spilling over. The river was measured at 13.65 feet Monday morning by the National Weather Service and is expected to crest at 13.8 feet on Tuesday.

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Weakened Levee On Wisconsin River Causes Evacuation

Flood Warnings, Watches In Effect Along Waterways Across Wisconsin. Around 30 homes near Portage have been evacuated because of a weakened levee on the Wisconsin river. Ed Culhane, public information officer from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said DNR officials began monitoring the


Waupaca County rivers hit a major flood stage

EMBARRASS, Wis. (WBAY) - The Embarrass River in Waupaca County hit a major flood stage Friday, measuring at 11.89 feet. According to The National Weather Service the river was five feet above flood stage.


Family remembers girls found dead in Seymour

SEYMOUR (WLUK) -- In an obituary for the two girls found dead in Seymour last week, relatives remember a 4-year-old who "sought adventure and lived intensely" and a 3-month-old who was a "heaven-sent gift."


Wisconsin DMV recommends getting REAL ID soon before federal enforcement starts

Federal officials are finally putting the REAL ID standard into use for airline travel, so now’s the time to get your license upgraded. The change will come in October of 2020. Wisconsin DMV deputy administrator Patrick Fernan says the state has been issuing the upgraded licenses since 2013.


Sheriff: Head-On Crash Kills 2 Drivers In Western Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A head-on crash early Monday morning left two drivers dead in western Wisconsin. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. as rain fell on U.S. Highway 8, just east of 15th Street in Beaver Township.


Wolf River rising: homes surrounded by water

SHIOCTON, Wis. (WBAY) - Shiocton residents have been putting out sandbags as the Wolf River rises. A Flood Warning is in effect for the Wolf River, which is above flood stage. Action 2 News This Morning reporter Aisha Morales was in Shiocton Monday morning and saw houses surrounded by water. A gas s


Wisconsin Republicans trump Gov. Tony Evers’ charging station plan

MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Republicans worked Monday to trump Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to spend $10 million on electric vehicle charging stations in the state budget, announcing their own bill to set up the stations.


Outagamie Co. lowers speed limit on College Ave.

Drivers will have to slow down along a stretch of West College Avenue in Grand Chute and Greenville. Outagamie County is lowering the speed limit from 55 miles an hour to 45 between Casaloma Drive and Highway CB. The change takes effect today.


Link suspected in poisonings of Wisconsin pets, wild animals

MADISON, Wis. - Authorities say the same poison appears to have killed three family dogs and several wild animals since December in northern Wisconsin. State officials say the dog deaths happened in Bayfield, Marinette and Florence counties. Investigators are conducting lab tests to determine the ty


Wisconsin K-9 officer helps seize more than $15,000 in drug bust

DARLINGTON (WKOW) — Darlington police K-9 “Kilo” poses with his recent bust in a Facebook photo shared by the Darlington Police Department Sunday. According to the post, Kilo is pictured with items seized during a recent traffic stop, including over $15,000 in drug money, a handgun, and drugs.


Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to terrorism charges

MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin mother of seven has agreed to plead guilty to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State by distributing information on making explosives and biological weapons.


The Start Of The Spawn

SHIOCTON, WI (WTAQ) - The start of sturgeon spawning is approaching. It will take a little warmer water, but Ryan Koenigs of the DNR says activity should start in days. "Typically sturgeon will start spawning when water temperatures start reaching 52 to 57 degrees. We are probably going to see some

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The Trouble With Waste: The State Of Recycling In Wisconsin

We throw our paper and aluminum cans in a bin, a crew picks up the materials, and we assume we’ve made a difference. But experts say there’s still confusion on what can be recycled.


Wisconsin democrats try again for legal marijuana

State Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, reintroduces a bill that would fully legalize marijuana in Wisconsin.


Shiocton man talks about flooding

A Shiocton man is talking about the flooding in the city. There’s a Flood Warning on the Wolf River and the water is starting to reach some homes. Tom Schoelzel lives on the river and he says he’s never seen it this high. He says he has about four or five feet of extra water in his yard.


High Water Threatens Wolf River Community

SHIOCTON, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) - Filling sandbags is not how people in Schiocton expected to spend their Easter Sunday. "I’m tying. I have blisters on my fingers." But Diane Boelter tells FOX 11 they're making the best of it.

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MPD: Pursuit ends with crash near 12th and Wisconsin Ave.

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police confirm a pursuit ended in a crash near 12th and Wisconsin early Monday, April 12. Officials say the pursuit was initiated by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) near Martin Luther King Dr. and Locust. Officials say deputies terminated the pursuit — and Milwauke


High water and flooding continues to be a concern in Shiocton

SHIOCTON, Wis. (WBAY) -- High water in Shiocton continues to be a concern as the Wolf River overflows its banks threatening area businesses and homes. Skyview 2 captured some of the widespread flooding throughout the downtown, and rain in the forecast could make matters worse.


Milwaukee-area native killed in Sri Lanka attack

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee-area native has been identified as one of the Americans killed in coordinated attacks in Sri Lanka. The Easter Sunday attacks have killed at least 290 people.