RACINE - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says human waste has spilled on a highway in Racine County.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/YlOfYn) the spill caused traffic delays Sunday afternoon for about three hours on Interstate 94 eastbound. The department says a ``liquid non-hazardous substance'' spilled across all lanes. It was not clear what type of vehicle the waste came from.
The Wisconsin State Patrol in Waukesha says the spill hadn't been cleaned up by Sunday night. It says so many cars unknowingly drove through the 30-foot spill that fire and highway officials couldn't clean it up.
Officials decided to leave the spill in the road and clean it overnight because it had started to harden.
RHINELANDER - Thursday Rhinelander turned into the city of lights. The Light of the Northwoods kicked off its drive-through light show at Hodag Park today. "We never got to do anything like this when I was a kid," said volunteer Corey Passmore. However, Passmore's son will get the chance to experience a Christmas in a way his father was never able to. "As far as I can think back we've never had anything like this in Rhinelander," said Passmore. Months of preparation, hundreds of hours setting up, and more than a dozen creative minds helped create magic in Rhinelander. "Symbolizes an opportunity for community to come together," said YMCA of the Northwoods CEO Ryan Zietlow.
IRMA - Until Thursday, we never got an inside look at Lincoln Hills School and Youth Prison. We have heard from Lincoln Hills line staff and the Department of Corrections, but never were able to see the facility.
Thursday the DOC held a guided media tour of the school and living units. Newswatch12's Rose McBride has been following the stories that come out of Lincoln Hills for months now, and she went on that media tour.
RHINELANDER - It costs nearly $240,000 to run Rhinelander's homeless shelter every year.
Frederick Place got an extra boost this month to help cover those costs with two grants totaling $8,000.
"With our just shy of $240,000 annual operating budget, we typically only get $40,000 from the state and federal government. So we are raising that $200,000 every single year," said NATH Executive Director Tammy Modic.
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