Author Archives: Rick Thomas

Racine St. in Janesville Closed After Three-Vehicle Crash

Racine St. in Janesville Closed After Three-Vehicle Crash

All lanes of Racine Street in Janesville were closed for approximately an hour Monday morning following an accident involving three vehicles. The crash near the intersection of South Wuthering Hills Drive was reported just after 7:00 AM, according to the Janesville Fire Department. According to officials, one person had to be extricated from their vehicle…Read more »

Governor Wants State Bills to Curtail Youth Vaping

Governor Wants State Bills to Curtail Youth Vaping

Governor Tony Evers wants lawmakers to pass a pair of bills which would curtail youth vaping.  The governor’s office says the products offer serious health risks to users by injuring parts of the brain which control attention and learning.  Evers wants legislation to ban vaping and vapor products on all K-through-12 campuses and expand the…Read more »

New Study: Minnesota, Iowa Have Better Drivers Than Wisconsin

New Study: Minnesota, Iowa Have Better Drivers Than Wisconsin

A website, “Car Insurance Comparison-dot-com,” compared data on measures like fatality rate, careless driving, drunk driving and speeding to come up with a list that ranked Wisconsin 22nd in the nation in 2019 for bad driving. One big factor: having the 5th most drunk driving cases. Minnesota and Iowa ranked 1st and 2nd. New Mexico…Read more »

Planning to Go to Trump Rally? You’re Late

Planning to Go to Trump Rally? You’re Late

People planning to attend the campaign rally for President Donald Trump started gathering last night outside Panther Arena in Milwaukee.  Many of the president’s supporters told reporters they don’t care about the cold temperatures or the lengthy wait.  The doors open this afternoon at 3:00 and the event doesn’t start until 7:00. The people who…Read more »

Suspect in Beloit Incident Arrested in Milwaukee After Standoff

Suspect in Beloit Incident Arrested in Milwaukee After Standoff

Beloit police say an armed man making threats had left a location by the time officers arrived.  The first call was received shortly before 1:30 AM Wednesday.  The man who had threatened law enforcement officers was finally tracked down in Milwaukee.  His name hasn’t been released.  He initially refused to come out of his hiding…Read more »

Suspect Arrested in Waukesha Courthouse Bomb Threat

Suspect Arrested in Waukesha Courthouse Bomb Threat

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect has been arrested for allegedly causing an evacuation of the courthouse by phoning in two bomb threats.  The suspect’s name hasn’t been released.  The first call came shortly before 9:00 AM Monday.  Sheriff Eric Severson says he made the decision to evacuate the courthouse, the administration building…Read more »

Man on Parole for Drug Charges Faces 5th OWI

Man on Parole for Drug Charges Faces 5th OWI

Legal troubles are mounting for a man already facing drug charges.  The Wisconsin State Patrol says its troopers stopped Leroy Ostrander Sunday morning for a moving violation on Interstate 94.  Ostrander reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody for operating while intoxicated, fifth offense.  When he was stopped, the man was…Read more »

Warm Christmas for Most of Wisconsin

Warm Christmas for Most of Wisconsin

Christmas 2019 will be a warm one for most folks in Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says temperatures will be in the 40s for most people in the state. The thermometer will be in the mid 40s in Madison and Milwaukee, and it will be in the lower 40s near Green Bay. There is a…Read more »