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 >>
A Wisconsin Rapids
police officer involved in a crash has been cited.
According to the Wood County Sheriff's Department,
23-year-old Douglas VanBerkel received a ticked for unreasonable, imprudent
Investigators say he was responding to a call for backup on
Saturday, but Vanberkel crashed his squad car into a stone wall.
He was pulled from his car and air-lifted to St. Joseph's Hospital.
"You see this, unfortunately, with a lot of good law
enforcement officers. They get into car crashes, and the situation could have been
a lot worse. It wasn't. We didn't lose Officer VanBerkel. He will be coming
back to work and patrolling the city of Wisconsin
Rapids hopefully in a couple of weeks," said Lt. Shawn
Becker of the Wood County Sheriff's Department.
VanBerkel has been released from the hospital and is
recovering at home.
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