2 dead, 1 injured in incident at NW Wisconsin home
- Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin are investigating the deaths of two people at a residence in Iron River. IRON RIVER, WIS. A statement from the Iron River Police Department says the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call reporting an altercation in progress about 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Deputies found a man and woman dead in the home. Another man was found injured in the residence and was taken to a hospital.
Driver hits squad car
- A driver hit a squad car in Eagle River. EAGLE RIVER It happened around 6:30 Saturday night. Vilas County Dispatch got a call saying a car was traveling all over Highway 70 through the City of Eagle River. The car was traveling in the wrong lane, forcing other drivers off the road.
Festival of Trees supports Koller Memorial Library
- People wanting to get into the holiday spirit didn't need to look further than Manitowish Waters. MANITOWISH WATERS Saturday was the 8th annual Festival of Trees. The event raised money for the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library. "We are offering businesses to come in and decorate a tree and it's a festive way to recognize local area businesses plus raise money for the library," said Koller Memorial Library director Janelle Kohl.
Friends and family remember Jay Leggett
- "I didn’t believe it. I just couldn’t process it at first." said friend of Leggett family, Cherie Krueger. TOMAHAWK Friends and family members said goodbye to Jay Leggett Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tomahawk. They’ll remember him as a funny and loving person. "There was never a dull moment. He was always an actor from day one," High school classmate, Nick Ungerer said.
Pet as a surprise can be a bad idea
- Surprising people with a new puppy or kitten may sound fun, but it can be a bad idea. MADISON The Wisconsin state veterinarian is encouraging people not to give pets as gifts this holiday season. Doctor Yvonna Bellay says giving a pet as a gift is a serious commitment and should never be a surprise. She issued her warning as holiday shoppers start hitting the stores in a big way.
Scammers lurking online for people shopping for deals
- Shoppers planning to hit the Internet looking for deals need to watch out for scammers. MADISON The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says cyber thieves know what the hot gift items are. They target their scams accordingly. That can include fake contests on social media sites and dangerous links.
Snow reports begin on state tourism website
- We might be thinking about turkey these days, but Wisconsin ski resorts want you to think snow! MADISON Snow condition reports at ski areas across Wisconsin are now being updated. The ski areas are busy making snow and preparing to open in the coming weeks. The report available on www.travelwisconsin.com lists conditions for both downhill and cross-country skiing as well as snowmobile trails. As far as local spots to ski, Granite Peak Ski Resort will be reopening Thanksgiving Day for the holiday weekend. They have 16 runs open.
State could save millions by delaying Medicaid changes
- Pushing back Medicaid changes would save the state millions of dollars. MADISON Governor Scott Walker has proposed a 3 month delay in kicking about 77-thousand people off Medicaid. It would save the state about 23-million dollars. That's a delay in expanding coverage to poor, childless adults. The Legislature's budget committee will take up the proposal on Monday.