MEDFORD - Members of the Medford Curling Club celebrated their 100 year anniversary this weekend. The club began its first curling season in July of 1914 and has steadily built a following during the past century. Club members believe media exposure has brought more attention to curling locally and across the country.
"I think the Olympics have done a great boost for curling, clubs are popping up all over the United States now," said Centennial Committee Chairman Jeff Mueller. "You can meet people all over the country, you mention curling, they say they saw it on the Olympics. Unlike years ago when they thought it was just some boring shuffleboard on ice type of thing, people really get into it."
THREE LAKES - Many people get their tax forms at Northwoods libraries. But they might not get everything they need to file their taxes at the library this year.
The IRS won't be able to send local libraries every free tax form and instruction booklets because of budget cuts.
At the Demmer Memorial Library in Three Lakes, the free tax forms are usually a popular service. The library's director think many people will be let down. But the library will still offer some of the tax forms people will need.
MILWAUKEE - A driver who entered Interstate 94 the wrong way is dead and five others are injured after a six-vehicle crash in Milwaukee County.
According to the county sheriff's department, 32-year-old Marcos Cortez, of Wauwatosa, entered the freeway at about 8 p.m. Friday travelling westbound in the eastbound lanes without headlights on when he crashed into another car.
Cortez died on the scene. The three people in the car he struck were not seriously injured.
Four other vehicles were involved in secondary crashes, with two people taken to hospitals for minor injuries.
The eastbound freeway was shut down for nearly 5 hours while deputies investigated.
ATLANTA - Police who searched two airplanes in Atlanta found no bombs following online threats made against the aircraft.
FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said law enforcement officials finished their search Saturday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The threats targeted Southwest Airlines Flight 2492, which arrived from Milwaukee, and Delta Air Lines Flight 1156, which arrived from Portland, Oregon.
Both flights arrived safely. NORAD spokesman Preston Schlachter said the threats were made through Twitter, an online social media network. The military dispatched two F-16 fighter jets to shadow the planes until they reached the airport.
MILWAUKEE - Authorities say five people have been stabbed at a duplex on Milwaukee's west side, including two who died.
Milwaukee fire officials tell WTMJ-TV a 7-month-old baby and middle-aged man were found dead in the home about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Three others, including two males and a female, were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries.
MADISON - A Republican lawmaker is promising to bring back a package of bills to stiffen Wisconsin's drunken driving laws.
Rep. Jim Ott, a Mequon Republican, has been pushing for tougher drunken driving laws for years. He introduced a package of bills last session that included measures that would have changed third and fourth offenses from misdemeanors to felonies, imposed mandatory sentences and court appearances and allowed authorities to seize drunken drivers' cars.
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