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UPDATE: Officers in Sheboygan Falls clear WIS 32 crash, all lanes back open

THURSDAY, 12/1/2022, 8:24 p.m. SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has given an update on the crash in Sheboygan County. According to WisDOT, officers with the Sheboygan Falls Police Department have cleared the scene, and all lanes are now back open after being closed for roughly three hours. There is […] → Read More

UPDATE: Historic bridge in Sturgeon Bay reopens after being stuck in open position

THURSDAY, 12/1/2022 – 1:20 p.m. STURGEON BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Officials have provided an update on the Michigan Street Bridge that was closed earlier on Thursday after being stuck in the open position. According to the Sturgeon Bay Police Department, the bridge is now back open. The Sturgeon Bay Bridge was initially reported closed just […] → Read More

Lanes on I-41 northbound in Winnebago County closed due to crash

FOX CROSSING, Wis. (WFRV) – A crash near Fox Crossing on I-41 northbound in Winnebago County has closed the two left lanes of traffic. According to WisDOT, the incident happened around 10:10 a.m. at mile marker 135. Officials with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department are responding to the crash. Lanes on I-41 north should reopen in roughly two hours. No other information was provided. → Read More

Crash has all northbound lanes closed on I-41 at WIS 441 in Appleton

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – A crash has caused all northbound lanes on I-41 in Appleton to close. According to WisDOT, the incident happened around 3 p.m. near WIS 441. Officials say that the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department is the handling agency and that the incident will take roughly two hours to clear. No other information […] → Read More

City of Green Bay announces annual fall cleaning for Mason Street Bridge, closures

The Green Bay Public Works Department and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has announced when the Mason Street Bridge will close for maintenance. → Read More

Witness calls 911 on Wisconsin man seen choking woman in driveway, allegedly threatened to kill her

A southern Wisconsin man faces potential attempted homicide charges after allegedly choking and threatening to kill a woman in a residential driveway in Burlington. → Read More

Green Bay police develop several leads relating to elderly fraud scheme

The Green Bay Police Department says that it has developed several leads relating to a fraud investigation that has been targeting the elderly community recently. → Read More

‘Unintentional, isolated incident’: Officer-issued firearm inadvertently discharges at Wisconsin middle school

An unintentional firing of an officer-issued firearm was reported at a southern Wisconsin middle school back in September, inspections showed no defects. → Read More

9 dairy cattle dead after hauler carrying 38 Holsteins tips over on Wisconsin highway on-ramp

CHESTER, Wis. (WFRV) – Nine dairy cattle died after a loaded cattle hauler tipped over in Wisconsin on Thursday. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the trailer had tipped on its side on the northbound on-ramp of US Highway 151, from State Highway 26, in the township of Chester just after 9 p.m. on […] → Read More

Southern Wisconsin woman charged with fraud, totaling $500k+ in unemployment insurance benefits from multiple states

A southern Wisconsin woman has been charged with seven counts of mail fraud for her alleged involvement in a multiple-state unemployment insurance (UI) benefit scheme. → Read More

Work zone enforcement operation in Brown County results in 10+ citations, efforts will continue

The Brown County Sheriff's Office announced an enforcement effort to improve work zone safety, and during a three-hour span on Sunday evening, over a dozen citations were given. → Read More

UPDATE: Lanes back open after crash on I-43 south in Green Bay

FRIDAY, 11/4/2022 – 5:17 p.m. GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Officials have provided an update on the crash that closed down the southbound lanes on I-43 in Green Bay. According to WisDOT, all lanes have now reopened. The incident took about an hour to clear. No additional details were provided. Original Story: Crash on I-43 […] → Read More

Fire at Door County supper club launches arson investigation, suspect arrested and charged

JACKSONPORT, Wis. (WFRV) – An arson investigation was launched by the Door County Sheriff’s Office after a fire was started at a Door County supper club on October 23. According to a release, the incident began around 12:15 p.m. that Sunday when the Jacksonport Fire Department was called to Mr. G’s Supper Club on State […] → Read More

‘So proud of how far they have come’: Weyauwega-Fremont’s young cast presents Once Upon a Mattress

WEYAUWEGA, Wis. (WFRV) – Come out to Weyauwega this weekend to watch middle and high school students from the Weyauwega-Fremont School District perform Once Upon A Mattress. The performances begin on November 4, with three shows available for the public’s viewing. The showings for Once Upon A Mattress take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. […] → Read More

Central Wisconsin family farm issues Class I recall of frozen pizzas

ATHENS, Wis. (WFRV) – A family farm in central Wisconsin has issued a Class I recall of frozen pizzas sold at retail stores in the state. According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, Stoney Acres Farm in Athens, issued the recall on products purchased on or after October 11. The following […] → Read More

Single-vehicle crash in Sheboygan County sends two to hospitals with ‘serious injuries’

HERMAN, Wis. (WFRV) – A single-vehicle crash in Sheboygan County has sent two people to local hospitals with ‘serious injuries.’ According to a release from the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened just before 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday on County Road FF near Franklin Road in the Town of Herman. Deputies say that a […] → Read More

Green Bay YMCA’s celebrate newly renovated Fitness & Wellness Centers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Greater Green Bay YMCA’s east and west side locations celebrated the grand openings of its newly renovated Wellness Centers on Tuesday. The renovations have been in the works for the past two months for the Fitness and Wellness Centers at both locations. New flooring, equipment, and new spaces bring […] → Read More

UPDATE: Lanes reopen on I-41 south in Neenah after crash

TUESDAY, 11/1/2022 – 4:47 p.m. NEENAH, Wis. (WFRV) – WisDOT has provided an update on the crash that closed down multiple lanes on I-41 southbound in Neenah. Officials say that all lanes are now clear and open. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. and took just over an hour to clear. No other information was […] → Read More

‘Nature can be here today, but may not be tomorrow’: A dozen monarchs being sent from Appleton to Texas

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – One man is doing all that he can to help boost the monarch butterfly population in northeast Wisconsin. Local 5 caught up with Jack Voight in Appleton where a dozen monarch butterflies were being prepped and carefully sent to Texas. “The idea is that nature can be here today, and may […] → Read More

County Highway in Seymour begins reconstruction soon, with completion anticipated next summer

SEYMOUR, Wis. (WFRV) – The Outagamie County Highway Department will be reconstructing a section of CTH VV beginning on Monday, October 31. Officials say that the section of CTH VV that will be closed is between Isaar Road and CTH Y in Seymour. The project will lower the roadway profile to allow for wider paved […] → Read More