Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee officials are looking to move a chronically contaminated beach located in a popular park with bluff views. The beach at South Shore Park on Lake Michigan has a history of closing for many days each summer because of high levels of E. coli bacteria in the water. The proposal would relocate the beach farther south in the park. The Milwaukee Health Department says the beach was closed or under an advisory to “swim at your own risk” on 57 of 97 days this year.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman is recovering after surviving a lightning strike at a music festival in July. WTMJ-TV reports that Brittney Prehn was struck by lightning on the right side of her head while at the Country Thunder Music Festival in Kenosha County. The 22-year-old says she was on the phone at the time, and doctors believe the device took part of the hit and helped save her life.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — School districts across Wisconsin are banning cellphones in the classroom in an effort to reduce distractions during class time. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the Portage Community School District recently adopted such a policy after faculty approved it last year. Portage High School Principal Robin Kvalo says the new standardized policy has been effective because teachers and administrators are consistent with discipline.

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard says it’s prepared to assist in the response to Hurricane Florence. The Guard says four of its West Bend-based Blackhawk helicopters and around 24 crew members left Wisconsin on Friday en route to Maryland, where they’ll stand by in case civil authorities request their help. The Blackhawks are medivac helicopters with hoist and medical treatment capabilities.

adwpadmin

adwpadmin

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
58°
Menomonie
57°
Chetek
56°
Durand
63°
Ladysmith
59°
Neillsville
58°
Rice Lake
New Richmond
61°
Black River Falls
57°
Medford
57°
River Falls
Duluth
57°
Green Bay
62°
La Crosse
61°
Madison
59°
Milwaukee
66°
Twin Cities
60°
Weather Outlook: Warm today, then feeling like October!

Weather Outlook: Warm today, then feeling like October!

Some may want to wear gloves at times later this week.

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

Scroll to top
Skip to content