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Past articles by Ben:

Deadly crash on I-41 in Fond du Lac County after SUV gets lodged under jackknifed semi

NORTH FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – One person is dead and another injured following an early Friday morning crash on I-41 in Fond du Lac County. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), the incident happened near North Fond du Lac on I-41 southbound at CTH N around 4:15 a.m. on March 10. […] → Read More

Two teens wanted for multiple Wisconsin burglaries, auto thefts arrested

Two teens in southcentral Wisconsin who were wanted for multiple burglaries, including auto theft, were arrested on Tuesday, one of which was armed with a loaded gun. → Read More

230+ employees to be laid off from Wisconsin computer storage device manufacturer

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WFRV) – Over half of the employees at a computer storage device manufacturer in western Wisconsin are being permanently laid off as part of a ‘workforce reduction.’ According to a letter sent by Hutchinson Technology Inc. to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), the company will be “substantially reducing its workforce” at […] → Read More

Taste your way through first-ever Titletown Crawl, highlighting variety of food & beverages

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) – Plenty of activities are set to pack the Titletown District on March 4 for the first-ever ‘Titletown Crawl.’ From a variety of food and beverages to live music and activities for all ages, Titletown Crawl is sure to provide plenty of fun to all residents in the Green Bay area. Perhaps […] → Read More

Wisconsin man knocking on doors holding 2 axes, jumps out second-story window

A 25-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested for disorderly conduct after knocking on the doors of an apartment building while holding two small axes, only to jump out of a second-story window. → Read More

Fire under investigation at 3-unit Green Bay apartment, $30K in estimated damages

A fire on Green Bay's east side on Thursday night caused an estimated $30,000 in damages and displaced two residents of a three-unit apartment building. → Read More

Crash near Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay blocks all lanes on I-43 south

All lanes on I-43 southbound near the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in Green Bay are closed due to a crash where a semi appears to be lodged into the median wall. → Read More

Aftermath of Thursday’s snowstorm: 220+ crashes during 12-hour period in northeast Wisconsin

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – Deputies in Outagamie and Brown County have provided final numbers for the amount crashes that occurred during Thursday’s snowstorm. According to Lt. Nathan Borman of the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office, the county reported 166 crashes between noon and midnight on February 16. Although no fatalities were reported in Outagamie County, […] → Read More

Village of Hobart announces plans to break ground on new fire station in spring 2023

A village in Brown County announced its plans to replace an outdated fire station that was built roughly 60 years ago, and plans to break ground on the new facility in the spring. → Read More

Wisconsin’s Town of Newbold Supervisor arrested, forged signatures during campaign

NEWBOLD, Wis. (WFRV) – A northern Wisconsin man who was seeking reelection was arrested and charged with election fraud. According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, James Staskiewicz was arrested on February 8 on seven counts of Forgery, one count of Election Fraud, and one count of Misconduct in Public Office. Staskiewicz, a 69-year-old, was […] → Read More

Woman posing as government official to update fire extinguisher tags at Wisconsin businesses arrested

A woman who had been allegedly claiming to work for a southeastern Wisconsin fire department to update fire extinguisher tags at local businesses was arrested. → Read More

Wisconsin deputies’ act of kindness recognized after rescue call

Multiple deputies in southeastern Wisconsin were recognized with a Certificate of Excellence following a rescue call, where an elderly man had fallen onto his cold garage floor. → Read More

Toss a penguin a fish: Popular experience returns to NEW Zoo & Adventure Park

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park has announced the return of one of its most popular experiences at the zoo. Guests of all ages can once again get up close and personal with everyone’s favorite tuxedo-wearing feathered friend, with the return of the Penguin Feeding Experiences. Here’s your chance to […] → Read More

Western Wisconsin deer farm depopulated after 4 animals test positive for CWD

A farm in western Wisconsin that was quarantined in September 2022 due to a positive chronic wasting disease (CWD) test has been confirmed to be depopulated. → Read More

Man attempting to carjack multiple people at a Wisconsin Walmart arrested

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WFRV) – A 25-year-old was arrested in southern Wisconsin after reportedly trying to steal multiple cars from people in a Walmart parking lot. According to the Janesville Police Department, officers were made aware of the suspicious activity around 9:50 a.m. on January 27. The release states that several officers responded to the area, […] → Read More

Historic former Green Bay business hosts ribbon cutting for De Pere opening

DE PERE, Wis. (WFRV) – Bosse’s News & Tobacco hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of its brand-new location in downtown De Pere. Bosse’s had to move out of its over 100-year-long residence in Green Bay because the building it was in was being torn down. Finding a new place in De Pere is […] → Read More

Two dead on Green Bay’s east side, police launch investigation into ‘suspicious deaths’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Officers in Green Bay are investigating the ‘suspicious deaths’ of two people found dead in a home in the 1600 block of Elkay Lane. According to the Green Bay Police Department, officers were dispatched around 11:15 a.m. on January 29, where they found two people dead inside the home. Authorities […] → Read More

Repeat sex offender from Antigo sentenced to 10 years, had 150 DVDs at home

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – A 45-year-old from Antigo received his sentence on Tuesday after previously pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. Kelly Schultz received a 10-year prison sentence, which will be followed by 20 years of supervised release, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ). Schultz, who pleaded guilty to the charge in August […] → Read More

Deadly Door County crash leaves 33-year-old dead, incident under investigation

LIBERTY GROVE, Wis. (WFRV) – A one-vehicle crash on WIS 42 in Door County resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man from Ellison Bay. Deputies from the Door County Sheriff’s Office say that the incident happened around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday on Ellison Bay Hill in Liberty Grove. When deputies arrived, a black 2005 […] → Read More

Plea deal reached in 36-year-old Green Bay homicide cold case

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A 67-year-old Wisconsin man who is facing homicide charges in a 36-year-old cold case reached a plea deal on Friday. Lou Griffin was arrested in 2020 with charges of First-Degree Intentional Homicide relating to the death of 22-year-old Lisa Holstead. According to the Brown County District Attorney’s Office, Griffin was […] → Read More