Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
The National Weather Service has issued a new tornado watch that includes Adams and Juneau Counties until 3 a.m. Monday morning. This is in addition to the tornado watch issued by the National WeatherMore >>
The National Weather Service will have a tornado watch active for parts of the region into early Monday morning.More >>
NEW CHESTER (AP) -- The pilot of an F-16 fighter jet that crashed in central Wisconsin has been flying that type of plane for 20 years.
Wisconsin National Guard spokeswoman Lt. Col. Jackie Guthrie says the pilot also has flown several combat tours since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but she declined to elaborate. She says he ejected before the plane went down and did not suffer any injuries. She declined to release his name.
The Wisconsin Air National Guard jet took off from Volk Field Tuesday afternoon and crashed into a vacant vacation home in the Adams County town of New Chester. Guthrie says the house was destroyed and ten acres burned.
Guthrie says between 15 and 50 people were evacuated from surrounding homes because of fire and smoke but all were allowed to return home by Tuesday evening. Air Force investigators are probing the cause of the crash. Guthrie says it could be three months before the first findings are released.
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