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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Crane collapse damages vehicles in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE - A scary moment for some commuters in Milwaukee yesterday afternoon, when a strong gust of wind caused a crane to collapse.

Authorities say it happened on the east side, damaging four vehicles in the process. Witnesses say the crane, owned by Tollefsen Steel and Fabrication, was lifting several beams when it tipped over. Two people were inside their vehicles at the time of the incident, but were not seriously injured.


Janesville Police say the body of a woman was recovered from Rock River yesterday.  Authorities say the body of a woman, believed to be in her 60s, was discovered by a 15-year-old boy who was fishing. The discovery comes just four days after another body was found, after a man claims he killed three people. An autopsy will determine the woman’s cause of death. 28-year-old Clayton Courtney is in police custody for allegedly stabbing his roommate. Investigators are trying to determine if there is validity to his claims.


A Laconia High School student is recovering from a serious freak injury while attempting a Facebook challenge. 16-year-old Kayla Jacob accepted a “cold water challenge” last Sunday in Lake Winnebago. When she jumped off the dock, she landed on a clump of razor sharp zebra mussel shells and split her knee open. The challenge requires the recipient to perform the dare in 24 hours and nominate three others to complete the same task. If the participant fails to complete the challenge in the time frame, a one-hundred dollar charity contribution is the alternative. Family members tell the Appleton Post Crescent that her injuries will require several months of physical therapy and recovery and is likely to miss her senior year sporting events in high school.