Loading
Search
TOP STORY

Doctor says nail punctured Wisconsin man's heartSubmitted: 08/16/2017
MILWAUKEE - The doctor who operated on a Wisconsin man who accidentally shot himself with a nail gun says the nail punctured the patient's heart.

Dr. Alexander Roitstein performed the surgery on Doug Bergeson at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay in June. The doctor said Tuesday it was difficult to assess how deeply the nail penetrated, but said it left bruising and a hole.

Roitstein said the nail was a fraction of an inch from a major artery.

Bergeson was working on a house near Peshtigo in June when the incident happened. He told The Associated Press he initially thought the nail had nicked his chest until he tugged at his sweatshirt.

Bergeson then got in his truck and drove to a hospital about 10 minutes away.

Story By: Associated Press
Photo By: CNN Newsource

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
 Print Story Print Story | Email Story Email Story






 REGIONAL NEWS

MILWAUKEE - Relatives of man who died of dehydration at the Milwaukee County jail last year have filed another federal lawsuit for his death.

The lawsuit filed Monday on the behalf of the estate of 38-year-old Terrill Thomas says he lost 34 pounds during the week he was left in his cell without water in April 2016. It's the second lawsuit his family has filed against Sheriff David Clarke, members of his staff, and the county.

+ Read More

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - A judge has denied bond for an Ohio man accused of plowing his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally.

Judge Robert Downer said during a bond hearing Monday he would appoint a lawyer for James Alex Fields Jr.

+ Read More

UNION GROVE - The sheriff heading the investigation into the slayings of three Illinois men at a southern Wisconsin race track says a gunman shot two of the victims, followed the third as he tried to run away and shot him, then returned to the other two and shot them a second time.

At a news conference outside the Great Lakes Dragaway near Union Grove, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said Monday the man who killed the three Sunday night is still at large.

+ Read More

MADISON - Wildlife officials here in Wisconsin may use methods like electric fencing to stop bears from damaging crops.

Over the last seven years about 275 farmers have enrolled in a state program that compensates farmers for damage bears cause.

Last year's appraised damage was $220,000.

+ Read More

WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Wisconsin cranberry growers should still lead the nation in cranberry production this fall.

That's according to projections released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Wisconsin is expected to harvest an estimated 5.6 million barrels of cranberries.

That projection is part of the approximately 9 million barrels of cranberries expected nationwide.

+ Read More

DULUTH, MINNESOTA - A Wisconsin father and daughter died while swimming in Lake Superior off Duluth, Minnesota.

A rip current warning was in effect when it happened.

Rescuers rushed to the scene about 4:30 p.m. Thursday after a report of two swimmers in distress.

+ Read More

MARINETTE COUNTY - Two men from the Milwaukee area are dead after an all-terrain vehicle crash in Silver Cliff.

The Marinette County Sheriff's Office says the ATV crashed into a tree shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.

+ Read More
+ More Regional News
Search: 








Click Here