(Rome) A retired firefighter killed in a Jefferson County home explosion has been identified. Mike Revolinski had served as chief of the Rome fire Department. His home was flattened Tuesday just before 2:00 p-m, causing multiple evacuations. Friends say Revolinski’s wife lived in the home, but she was away when the blast happened. It was apparently caused by a natural gas leak but the Division of Criminal Investigation is making an official determination. Nearby homes were damaged by the explosion, but no other injuries were reported. – WRN
(Fond du Lac) A Fond du Lac man died after crashing his vehicle into a downed tree Thursday morning. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the scene on County Trunk Highway N near Schattsneider Drive around 6am. A Toyota Scion, driven by 29-year-old Quinn Boehning, struck a tree that had fallen into the roadway. The state patrol Technical Reconstruction Unit is investigating.
(Ripon) A plane traveling from Indiana to EAA in Oshkosh crashed in Ripon Thursday afternoon. The single engine plan experienced a mechanical issue with fuel around noon. The pilot attempted to land the plane in the field but the ground was wet causing the front tires to dig into the mud and flip the plan onto its roof. The pilot received minor injuries while three passengers were uninjured. All occupants were wearing safety belts. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
(Beaver Dam) An Indiana man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and was placed on probation for three years yesterday for running from Beaver Dam police. Daniel Curiel was following another vehicle from Randolph when police attempted to pull his vehicle over, sparking an 11-mile pursuit last August. The criminal complaint does not indicate why the 26-year-old may have been tailing the individual from Randolph, who initially called police, but his mother told authorities that her son left their residence in Indiana and went to work the day before the incident. When Curiel did not return, the family started to reach out to law enforcement. His mother says that Curiel had not taken prescription medication for two to three months.
(Trenton) A Beaver Dam man has been charged with injuring a deputy while resisting arrest. According to the criminal complaint, a deputy suffered a sprained finger while attempting to take Brian Sadowski into custody on July 22nd. A Taser was eventually used and Sadowski was arrested. If convicted, Sadowski faces six years in prison. Cash bond was set at $500 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 5th.
(Madison) Governor Tony Evers has declared a statewide State of Emergency following Wednesday night’s storm. Evers says the order is to ensure state resources are available to get communities the support and help they need. The order directs state agencies to help those affected by the storms and also allows the Wisconsin National Guard to be called to active duty to provide assistance supporting local authorities with their recovery efforts.
(Wisconsin) The National Weather Service says they are investigating several possible tornadoes that were spawned in the storm. Officials say possible tornadoes spawned in southern Wisconsin, near Concord and in Waukesha County. Parts of Central Wisconsin saw several inches of rain, causing minor flooding along the Wisconsin River.
(Juneau) Tomorrow is the deadline for Dodge County property owners to get their tax payment in the mail. Payments can be made with a credit or debit card online at www.acipayonline.com , by calling 800-272-9829 with the jurisdiction code #5936 or at the Treasurer’s Office in Juneau. There are additional fees to pay online or by phone. Taxpayers mailing after the deadline are subject to interest and a penalty of ten point five percent (10.5%)…and for the second installment that is retroactive to February 1.