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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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Teen Flees from Manitowoc Police, Admits to Stealing a Vehicle

The Manitowoc Police Department has reported the arrest of a man who fled from police and admitted to stealing a vehicle. The police report states that an officer was on patrol in the 2600 block of South 10th Street at around 2:45 Friday morning (June 24th), when he saw a vehicle make a turn, and squeal its tires.

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...

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...

Sheboygan Man Dies in Early Morning Crash

A Sheboygan man is dead following an early morning crash today. The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of the crash, which occurred at the I-43 off-ramp at Country Road AA/Foster Road at around 2:20 a.m. It was determined that the vehicle was traveling north when...

Two Appleton Boy Scout Troops Returning Home Were On Train That Derailed

Two Boy Scout troops from Appleton were riding on the Amtrak train that derailed in rural Missouri Monday. Three people were killed and at least 50 were injured when the train hit a dump truck at an uncontrolled railroad crossing. Boy Scouts of American spokesperson Scott Armstrong says 16 youths...

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.

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...

Boy Scouts played major rescue role after Amtrak train derailed

MENDON, Mo. (WBAY/Gray News) - Two Boy Scout troops from Wisconsin played a major role in the rescue when an Amtrak train derailed in Missouri after hitting a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing. The Boy Scouts from Appleton were on the train, which was traveling from Los Angeles to...
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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...