MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency as Wisconsin prepares for Winter Storm Brianna.
"I issued this executive order to make sure Wisconsin is prepared for whatever this winter storm may bring," Walker said in a news release. "Mobilizing our state agency resources during this storm will ensure we leave nothing to chance when it comes to protecting the citizens of Wisconsin."
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The Wisconsin State Patrol and National Weather Service are urging people to avoid traveling in the storm.
Walker's office says emergency operation centers will open at 8 p.m. Wednesday. At that time, the E.O.C. status will be set at level 3 (it is at level 4 under normal conditions).
FOX 11 meteorologists say 10" to 14" of snow will fall across most of NE Wisconsin today. Snow will come to an end after 10 p.m. tonight.
North winds will also increase resulting in possible blizzard conditions for a time. Travel will be hazardous all day today in Wisconsin as well as Iowa, Illinois and Michigan. Travel may even be impacted on Friday, although the snow accumulation will have ended.
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.