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WGN Radio 720

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Past articles by Addy:

Here’s why Powerball numbers weren’t drawn Monday night

If you were patiently waiting for Monday night’s Powerball numbers to be drawn, you’ll have to wait a little while longer. → Read More

Hundreds of books have been banned this year: Which titles and states are most impacted

Book bans have been on the rise over the last year and even longer in some areas. Since last summer alone, over 1,600 different books have been banned or faced being banned from library shelves and classrooms in over 30 states, a new report has found. → Read More

Films starring Will Smith reportedly put on hold after Oscars slap

Netflix and Sony have reportedly put movies Will Smith was set to appear in on hold after the actor slapped comedian Chris Rock during the Oscars. → Read More

Harry Reid International Airport included in 5G buffer zone

Federal officials have identified 50 U.S. airports that will have “buffer zones” when wireless companies turn on 5G service in a few weeks, and Harry Reid International is on the list. → Read More

Walgreens, CVS now limiting how many at-home COVID tests you can buy

Amid rising demand for at-home COVID tests, some retailers like Walgreens are imposing purchasing limits. This comes as President Joe Biden is expected to announce expand access to free COVID testing. → Read More

Missing teen from Las Vegas may be in Colorado, police say

NATURITA, Colo. (ABC4) – Police are asking for help to locate a missing 15-year-old girl who may be near the Utah-Colorado border. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say Alize Rose Hannigan was last seen in their city on November 7. Alize is believed to have ties to the Naturita, Colorado, area. Naturia is about 80 miles […] → Read More

UPDATE: WI man killed in Utah while biking to raise awareness of food crisis

FRIDAY 10/1/2021 12:43 p.m. HATCH, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities have identified the cyclist killed after being struck by a vehicle in southern Utah on Wednesday. Shortly before 3 p.m., Utah Highway Patrol reports a Subaru was traveling northbound on US-89 near Hatch, about 260 miles south of Salt Lake City. The vehicle drifted off the […] → Read More

Wisconsin police: Stop the naked ‘Nerf Wars’

(ABC4) – Most people are familiar with Nerf guns, the mostly plastic toy guns that fire off foam bullets. While popular among kids, there are some professional realms to the toy, including leagues across the nation for children and adults alike. But police in Wisconsin are calling for the end of an adaptation to a […] → Read More

No rolling up your sleeve for the COVID-19 vaccine needed with this Miller Lite shirt

(ABC4) – Getting your COVID-19 vaccine likely means rolling up your sleeve – but what if you don’t have to do that? A new, limited-edition T-shirt is here to make getting your dose easier. Miller Lite has unveiled a shoulderless T-shirt – declaring it’s “Almost Miller Time” – that not only saves you from rolling […] → Read More

VW recalls Beetles to replace Takata air bag inflators

Volkswagen is recalling over 105,000 Beetles with faulty Takata front driver’s air bags that can explode and hurl shrapnel. → Read More

What stores, restaurants are open on Christmas Day?

(ABC4) – Looking for that last minute gift for Christmas? Here’s a look of what’s open – and what isn’t – on Christmas Day 2020. CLOSED Walmart Chipotle Chick-fil-A Popeyes Kripsy Kreme Target Kohl’s Scheels Taco Bell OPEN *Hours may vary by location CVS Walgreens 7-Eleven Starbucks McDonald’s Dunkin’ IHOP Denny’s Burger King → Read More

UW System students, staff required to get COVID-19 tests during spring semester

(WFRV) – All University of Wisconsin System students, faculty, and staff will be required to get tested for coronavirus at least once every two weeks during the spring 2021 semester. UW System President Tommy Thompson announced, in addition, that all residential undergraduate students will be tested for COVID-19 at least once per week during the […] → Read More

De Pere man arrested for suspected 7th OWI after single-vehicle crash

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – A De Pere man has been arrested for his suspected 7th offense of operating a motor vehicle under the influence. The Wisconsin State Patrol says a State Trooper responded to a reported single-vehicle crash on Interstate 41 near County Road U in Outagamie County. A subsequent investigation revealed the driver, […] → Read More

Navy captain promoted to Rear Admiral at Appleton home, first male to achieve this rank in Nurse Corps

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – In early October, a captain in the Navy became the newest flag officer from his Appleton home. The Navy says Capt. Eric Peterson was promoted to Rear Admiral, becoming not only the newest flag officer, but the first male ever to achieve this rank in the Nurse Corps. As a flag […] → Read More

Oshkosh Police investigating early morning shooting near bar

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – Oshkosh Police say they’re investigating a shooting that happened early Friday morning. Authorities say they were dispatched to the parking lot outside the French Quarter, a bar located at 539 High Avenue in the City of Oshkosh, at 12:45 p.m. after receiving a report of multiple gunshots in the area. When […] → Read More

Wauwatosa police officer shoots woman who ‘violently’ attacked another woman

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities are investigating after a Wauwatosa Police officer shot a woman Thursday night. Wauwatosa Police say officers responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 7900 block of Harwood Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. The initial caller reported witnessing a female subject violently attacking another female subject violently attacking another […] → Read More

Outagamie County Sheriff’s investigator recognized for work with Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – A sergeant with the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office has been named the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Investigator of the Year by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Sgt. Michael Fitzpatrick, who has been an active member of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force for more than six years, was nominated for this […] → Read More

Ellen DeGeneres diagnosed with COVID-19

(WFRV) – Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for coronavirus. The long-time talk show host tweeted about the diagnosis on Thursday, saying she is “feeling fine right now.” “Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines,” DeGeneres says. “I’ll see you all again after […] → Read More

Incoming Wisconsin Democratic lawmaker calls Sen. Johnson ‘scum’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An incoming Democratic state lawmaker from Madison is calling U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson “delusional scum” in reaction to the Republican considering challenging Electoral College results in Congress. Francesca Hong was elected in November to represent a downtown Madison district. She tweeted Thursday in response to a story about Johnson considering the […] → Read More

Gov. Evers, state officials to provide Dec. 10 COVID-19 update

(WFRV) – Wisconsin officials will provide an update on the state’s COVID-19 response on Dec. 10. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers will be joined by: Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Traci DeSalvo, Acting Director, Bureau of Communicable Diseases Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor The full briefing will be streamed above […] → Read More