MANITOWOC - Scattered storms moved through parts of Northeast Wisconsin Thursday.
The brief storms popped up throughout the afternoon and evening with strong winds and, at times, hail and heavy rain.
Some residents in Manitowoc say it hailed there for 15 minutes. Several vehicles and houses were damaged.
"I was driving home from my son's ballgame and it felt like we were in a war zone. Hail was coming down on our car and it felt like and sounded like gun shots going off inside the car. My son was terrified," said Steve Melso, of Manitowoc.
The hail storm left behind so much ice; piles built up and looked like snow. Some residents say they resorted to shoveling it away.
To the west, Clintonville also reported damage from the storms. Strong winds downed a tree, which took down a power line with it.
The incident caused some power outages, however they were not widespread. About 100 Waupaca County customers were still without power Thursday evening.
Across Northeast Wisconsin, about 500 other customers were also still in the dark, down from 6,000 on Thursday morning.
After almost 80 years, a piece of naval history is on its way home. A model of the Japanese luxury liner Hikawa Maru is being packed up in Manitowoc and returned to Japan.
Visitors to Green Bay's Neville Public Museum will soon see hours slashed. The county-owned attraction is cutting access starting the first of the year.
An 11-foot-long model of the Japanese passenger liner Hikawa Maru is being sent back to Japan after 34 years at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc.
Area volunteers are making a difference in the community this holiday season. At this time of the year, many people are looking for ways to help their neighbors. The Salvation Army is one of the many places where you can do just that.
For the second year in a row, St. Norbert College could house overflow of homeless people from the St. John the Evangelist shelter in Green Bay.
A memorial fund has been created for a Grand Chute firefighter killed in a weekend car crash.