Speaking With the Crowd at Presdient's Rally
- The President can always count on a huge turnout in Madison.
Newswatch 12's Lyndsey Stemm found herself in the middle of the masses.
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In Other News:
Woman with Alzheimer's found safe
- A barking dog led searchers to a Wood County woman with Alzheimer's disease. WOOD COUNTY Just before five last night, a call came in saying the woman was missing from the 46-hundred block of Lynn Hill Road in Port Edwards township. The woman was enrolled in the "Project Lifesaver" program, and was wearing a transmitter. However, the battery had apparently gone dead, so searchers could not find her that way.
Man dies when a train hits his van
- An elderly man from central Wisconsin killed in a terrifying crash when a train crashes into his van. TOWN OF UNITY, WI Charles Podbelsek, 81, was driving on a Clark County Road Tuesday morning. When he approached the railroad crossing he did not stop at the stop sign and hit a Canadian National train. His Caravan was thrown from the crossing, landed on its roof, and Podbelsek was thrown from the van.
Woman killed when ATV goes over cliff
- A woman died when an ATV sailed over a cliff in Iron county. SAXON Deputies got the call around seven last night about the ATV crash near Harbor Drive in Saxon. The ATV did not make it around a corner on Harbor drive and traveled over the cliff, coming to rest on the beach. A 42 year old woman who was a passenger on the ATV was dead at the scene. Her 44 year old husband had been driving, and suffered severe injuries.
Grouse population down across Wisconsin
- Hunters will find a few less ruffed grouse in Wisconsin. MADISON The Department of Natural Resources says the population decreased 9 percent between 2012 and 2013. The DNR, U.S. Forest Service, tribal staffers and volunteers have conducted a roadside survey to monitor the number of breeding grouse since 1964. Surveyors begin 30 minutes before sunrise and listen for the ``thump, thump, thump'' sounds drumming male grouse produce. The number of drums surveyors heard per stop in 2013 was down 9 percent statewide from last year.
Kemp Street construction pushed back to July 8
- Independence Day always brings a flood of visitors to the Northwoods. RHINELANDER Closing one of Rhinelander's major streets could create a big headache. But we learned today that major construction on Kemp Street won't start until after July 4th. The city and contractors decided today to start the Kemp Street part of their sewer project during the week of July 8th.
Eagle River library presents new design
- You can put songs, books and even movies on a device smaller than your hand. EAGLE RIVER With that kind of technology, you wouldn't think real, brick-and-mortar libraries would be as busy or need as much space. But in Eagle River, the Olson Library is busier than ever. The library's foundation started planning for expansion in 2007. It held an open house to begin its next step in fundraising Tuesday.
Rhinelander Planning Committee makes organizing big events easier
- Not many people plan big events. RHINELANDER But in a tourist town like Rhinelander, parades, car shows and festivals are a big part of the economy. Those big events need a lot of preparation. That's why Rhinelander's Planning Committee wants to make events easier to organize. The city's Protection of Persons and Property Committee is working on a new special event packet.