EAU CLAIRE - A springtime surprise across western Wisconsin Thursday, as the region got hit hard by heavy snow.
More than half a foot fell in Eau Claire.
The old record for snow in Eau Claire this month was three inches, back in 1935.
The wet, heavy snow led to thousands of power outages. 24,000 Xcel Energy customers lost power Thursday in the western part of the state.
It also had students at UW-Eau Claire trudging through the snow once again to get to class.
As you can imagine, the snow caused plenty of traffic troubles.
State transportation officials asked people to stay home unless driving was absolutely necessary.
About 25 miles west of Eau Claire, a semi rolled on Interstate 94 Thursday morning.
The truck was then hit by a second semi. One person was killed.
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.