Loading

24°F

26°F

23°F

29°F

22°F

28°F

23°F

29°F

22°F

29°F

29°F

23°F
NEWS STORIES

2 tornadoes strike PlattevilleSubmitted: 06/17/2014
Story By Associated Press

PLATTEVILLE - State emergency managers say Platteville apparently was hit by two tornadoes that knocked down trees and damaged the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus.

A report from Wisconsin's Emergency Operations Center says a ``low-end'' EF2 tornado with winds up to 120 mph apparently ran through the UW-Platteville campus. The campus is closed Tuesday and classes are canceled.

A ``high-end'' EF1 tornado with winds up to 105 mph struck near the Platteville Golf and Country Club knocking down trees and tearing the roof off an apartment.

Five people were hurt by flying glass as storms moved through Platteville.

Storms caused major damage to at least 30 homes in Verona. A wall partially collapsed at Country View Elementary School.

In Madison, at least 29 homes had major damage and 150 had minor damage.


Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

RHINELANDER - Doctors diagnosed a Rhinelander man with lung cancer that spread to his brain last December.

Since then, the community has helped fundraise for medical bills.

Twenty-six-year-old Jonathan Ottman hasn't been able to work since he was diagnosed.

There have already been fundraisers done by Boy Scout Troop 672 and Sammy Jr's.

Friday there will be a zumba party at the Northwoods Banquet Center.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry uses creative ways to get food donations. One of their fundraisers, CANtastic, just finished up for the year.

Nine teams used more than 4,300 cans to build replicas of historic buildings. Then, more than 700 people used cans to vote for their favorite structure.

+ Read More

WOOD COUNTY - A Pittsville high school senior died in a two car crash on Wednesday in Wood County.

18-year-old Kayla Ignatowski died at the scene.

It happened at 7:39 a.m. on County Highway A, between Hilltop Road and Sunset Road north of Pittsville.

Investigators believe Ignatowski's car crossed the centerline while going around a curve, hitting the other car head on.

+ Read More

LANGLADE COUNTY - The race for circuit court judge in Langlade County could be a close one. Both candidates running for the position have been active in Langlade County courtrooms for many years.

Current District Attorney Ralph Uttke is one of the candidates. He has 32 years of experience in law and has been the district attorney in Langlade County for more than 24 years.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - Some metal prices seem to be trending downward in 2015, which means you'll receive less money the next time you try to recycle them.

+ Read More

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, FRANCE - A newspaper is reporting that the voice recorder indicates that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit before a Germanwings jetliner plummeted into a remote Alpine mountainside.

+ Read More

Play Video

VILAS COUNTY - Another Wisconsin team could end up winning it all in a bracket challenge. Vilas County is a finalist in the "Best Cabin Region" contest put on by Cabin Life Magazine.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here