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Wicked winter storm to hit Wisconsin this weekend. See what's in store

If the kitchen sink was a weather thing, it most likely would be thrown at Wisconsin this weekend. Ice, snow, freezing rain, sleet and just plain rain are forecast for southern Wisconsin starting early Saturday morning, with consequential flooding possible from all the precipitation.


Cold case detectives charge Florida man with murder in wife’s 1979 disappearance in Wisconsin

A mother of two who disappeared 40 years ago was murdered by her husband, Wisconsin cold case detectives said this week. Muskego Police charged John Bayerl, 78, of Fort Meyers, Fla., with first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Dona Mae Bayerl on May 6, 1979. Her body has not been found. Bay


Wisconsin farmer develops 'calf earmuffs' to protect newborn calves

LONE ROCK, Wis. (WMTV) Viewers on social media went crazy over these little calves with earmuffs. The post was shared more than 1,700 times. "People love them," said Holly Poad, owner of Triple P Farm in Lone Rock.


In Case You Missed It: Medicaid Expansion, DOT Projects, and Wisconsin’s Tax Ranking

Despite the week seemingly speeding past us, the government has been occupying their time with big projects, and with big projects come big price tags for taxpayers. A new $100+ million highway construction project is being considered for the State of Wisconsin. New reports detailing the ranking of


2019 Wisconsin State Hunting Expo

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) - This weekend is the 2019 Wisconsin State Hunting Expo at Shopko Hall in Green Bay. Outfitters from Canada, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Kansas and New Mexico will be showing off their gear and if you're looking to book a trip, international outfitters f


Wild weather weekend ahead for southern Wisconsin

After a pleasant day across southern Wisconsin on Friday, the weather this weekend will take a messy turn as a powerful low pressure system sets Wisconsin in its sights. Freezing rain, possibly mixed with light snow and sleet, is expected to spread into the area late Friday night. Light freezing rai


Winter weather advisory for all of SE Wisconsin from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of southeast Wisconsin from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 23. A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limi


Officials ID semi passenger killed after truck plunged over Mirror Lake bridge

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. - The woman who was one of two people killed after a semi plunged off a bridge into a Sauk County lake has been identified. The Wisconsin State Patrol said the body of 24-year-old Devenna Patterson, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was pulled from Mirror Lake in Wisconsin Dells near


IN DEPTH: Lawmakers consider stricter OWI laws

Wisconsin lawmakers are attempting to address the states OWI laws. Earlier this year, Rep. Jim Ott, R-Mequon, and Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, drafted a series of bills to create stricter OWI laws. Those bills were read and referred for further review to the Committee on Judiciary and Public


Northeast Wisconsin natives up for Oscars this Sunday

(WBAY) - Northeast Wisconsin natives are up for the most prestigious award in entertainment--the Oscar. Appleton native Willem Dafoe is nominated for Best Actor for his role as Vincent van Gogh in "At Eternity's Gate."


Michigan or Wisconsin: Which is the TRUE “Mitten” State?

What's all this stuff about Wisconsin calling itself the "Real" Mitten State? This has been going on for quite a number of years. In 2011, the Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism used an image of (what looks like) a mangled mitten to resemble their state. Well, I hate to burst any Wisconsin cheese bubbles, b


WIAA state wrestling: Friday matchups

113: Eighth-ranked Alex Pellowski, Holmen (42-9) vs. top-ranked Cody Minor, Ashwaubenon (42-1) 170: Second-ranked Kalyn Jahn, Holmen (47-2) vs. 10th-ranked Levi Smith, Eau Claire Memorial (28-5)


Some Wisconsin Cities Set New Snowfall Records For February ... And It's Not Over Yet

Colder Temperatures, Storm Systems Bring Record Snowfall To State. Some Wisconsin cities are seeing record snowfalls for the month of February. And it’s possible a few may surpass records for the winter season.


Several recognized for their contributions to Wisconsin beef industry

The Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association hosted its annual Winter Conference on Feb. 8-9 at Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. The annual meeting was held on Friday, and two new at-large board members were elected: Anna Boschert, Livingston and Levi Wedig, Darlington. Boschert is a member of cattle c


Wisconsin roundup: Speaker Vos says decriminalization blunts likelihood of larger pot proposal; more state news stories

-- Accused Closs kidnapper allegedly pens provocative letter. The website RadarOnline.com is reporting the Wisconsin man who kidnapped teenager Jayme Closs wrote a letter from his jail cell which had hearts around the girl's name.


Area farm offers ear muffs for calves

A farm in Richland County has come up with a creative way to keep their calves ears warm during bitter cold temperatures. Triple P Farm in Lone Rock, Wisconsin, invented specific ear muffs for their young calves for protection in the bitter cold weather.


UPDATE: Second body found after semi truck slides off interstate into Wisconsin lake

SAUK COUNTY (WKOW​) — The driver of the semi that went off of I-90/94 and plummeted into Mirror Lake has been identified as 39-year-old Timothy Green, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.


Five deer killed in Reedsburg deer management plan

Five deer have been killed as a part of Reedsburg's urban deer management plan. Along with city documents showing four adult deer were killed in the last month as a part of the Reedsburg’s urban deer management plan Parks and Recreation Director Matt Scott said one additional deer was killed from a


Arena man gets 20 months in jail in meth shipment conspiracy

An Arena man will spend 20 months in jail and an additional 12 years on probation for being a part of a conspiracy to mail a “boatload” of meth to his prior home. Authorities were tipped off to the shipment by a postal inspector in July 2016, according to the criminal complaint filed against 39-year


Reedsburg committee approves arts display for festival

After the success of last years Polychrome Walleye art structure during the Reedikulus Arts Crawl ArtsLink is planning another hands on design at City Park for the public to participate in at this years festival.