SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is beginning to break the ice on Lake Superior and officials say the process will be difficult this year. The director of the Coast Guard's Vessel Traffic Services, Mark Gill, says it's the most ice he's seen on the lake in 25 years. Gill tells Wisconsin Public Radio the record-setting cold winter has ice exceeding 42 inches on the Superior side of the harbor and up to 36 inches of plate ice on the Duluth, Minnesota side.
MOUNT CALVARY, Wis. (AP) - The nearly 200 students at St. Lawrence Seminary are safe after a five-alarm fire at the boarding school early Saturday morning. School spokesman Philip Van Ermen tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the cause of yesterday's blaze inside St. Joseph Hall is being investigated.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly stealing a car with a baby inside. Police say the teen abandoned the car and the 14-month-old child was unharmed. Police say in a news release that the toddler's mother left the car running at a BP gas station Friday night in Milwaukee. Her baby was strapped into a child seat inside when the 16-year-old got in and drove away before a brief pursuit led to his arrest.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Starting in April, the Wisconsin Hospital Association will post data that will show expecting parents whether the hospital where they plan to have their baby promptly sends newborn screening samples to the lab for testing. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the hospital group announced its plan Friday.
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