Butte Des Morts, WI

Boy Scout, 15, 'Pretty Shook Up' After Trying to Save Truck Driver Who Died in Accident with Amtrak Train

A pair of Boy Scout troops from Wisconsin stepped up to help in the immediate aftermath of Monday's Amtrak crash in Missouri, which left three people dead. Boy Scout Troops 73 and 12, of Appleton, Wisconsin, were returning home from a 10-day backpacking trip in New Mexico when the train they were riding collided with a dump truck in Mendon, Missouri, Scott Armstrong, director of national media relations with the Boy Scouts of America, tells PEOPLE.
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New Development Coming to Kimberly Along the Fox River

KIMBERLY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) — This riverfront view that used to be home to an operation related to the New Page Paper Mill will soon become the Blue at the Trails neighborhood, complete with condominiums and townhomes. President of Hoffman Planning, Design, and Construction Sam Statz describes this project as...
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Be on the lookout: Bear spotted wandering through Fox Crossing park

FOX CROSSING — A black bear was spotted by residents Monday afternoon in the village of Fox Crossing near Menasha, but police were never able to track it down. The bear was photographed near Susan Ave, as well as in O’hauser Park, according to the Fox Crossing Police Department.

Appleton Boy Scouts back home; 2 injured troop leaders stay at Missouri hospital after Amtrak crash

While two Appleton-based Boy Scout troops that were aboard an Amtrak train when it crashed and derailed Monday have made it home, two injured adults with the group will stay at a hospital in Columbia, Missouri. None of the 15 Boy Scouts or seven troop leaders, from troops 12 and 73, who were on the train had life-threatening injuries, said...
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Swim Advisory issued at Waupaca’s South Park Beach

WAUPACA, Wis. (WBAY) - A Swim Advisory is in place at Waupaca’s South Park Beach after the city’s public health department learned of several complaints of illness from people who used the swim area. The Swim Advisory was put in place on Saturday and is in effect until...

Fond du Lac man taken to hospital after early morning incident

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac Police are investigating two early morning incidents, one of which a man was airlifted from the scene by Theda Star. According to officials, the first incident happened Monday around 1:06 a.m. when they received a 911 call and responded to the 300 block of Forest Avenue for a report of a person shot multiple times inside a residence. The call led to a large police presence including an armored vehicle, drone, robot, and K-9 Unit. Police contacted the alleged victim, a 30-year-old man, and Fond du Lac resident and it was determined there was no shooting.

Oshkosh Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

A 21-year-old Oshkosh man is dead following a motorcycle crash over the weekend. Officers with the Oshkosh Police Department were called to the intersection of Harrison Street and Nicolet Avenue at around 9:30 Saturday morning. The details of the crash have not yet been released, but we do know that...

Wisconsin Boy Scouts played major role in Amtrak train derailment rescue

COLUMBIA - Two Boy Scout Troops from Appleton, Wisconsin are residing in a Columbia hotel following the derailment of an Amtrak train in Chariton County Monday afternoon. Troop 12 and Troop 73 were taking the train home from scout camp in Philmont, New Mexico when the unexpected happened and they derailed from the tracks.

Appleton boy scouts return home after heroic Amtrak rescues

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) – After an experience on an Amtrak they’ll never forget, Troop 12 and Troop 73 have finally returned back home to Appleton. After colliding with a dump truck on Monday, an Amtrak train carrying around 243 passengers derailed and sent seven of the eight cars on its side.

Appleton Boy Scouts on derailed train in Missouri considered heroes

Some Boy Scouts from Appleton are being called heroes. The scouts assisted fellow passengers in Monday's deadly Amtrak train wreck in Missouri. Four people died in the crash and derailment. Another 150 suffered injuries. "There was just a big, like, jolt," said 17-year-old Harrison Boardman. "And then it just started...

DNR investigating fish kill in Fox River and Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis–The D-N-R is looking into the cause of a fish die off in the Fox River and Green Bay. Reports of dead channel catfish, carp, and sheepshead started on June 18th. The majority have been found downstream of the De Pere dam and into the Bay–but some...
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Sturm Foods in Manawa sends oatmeal to Ukraine

MANAWA, Wis. (WBAY) - One million packs of oatmeal are headed to Ukraine. Sturm Foods in Manawa donated the packs, amounting to 28,000 pounds of food. A trailer picked up the oatmeal around noon Tuesday. Next, it heads overseas on a cargo plane. It’s the latest effort by Wisconsin Ukrainians...
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Candidates for governor critical of no-show at debate

After a report finds the city is more inclusive, an alderman questioned whether people with strongly held religious beliefs are being discriminated against. Boy Scouts reunited with families after Amtrak derailment. Updated: 2 hours ago. The Boy Scouts arrived on a chartered flight a little after 6:30 Tuesday night. Boy...
OSHKOSH, WI Milwaukee

Appleton Boy Scouts in Missouri Amtrak crash hailed heroes

APPLETON, Wis. - Four people were killed and 150 were hospitalized after an Amtrak train collided with a dump truck Monday, June 27 in Missouri. As investigators try to figure out how the crash happened, Appleton Boy Scouts who were on board the train are being called heroes. Amtrak’s Southwest...