MILWAUKEE (AP) - Two men are dead after a car went off an interstate off-ramp in downtown Milwaukee and crashed into a bridge pillar. Emergency crews responded to the I-794 off ramp crash shortly after 2 a.m. Friday. Both occupants of the car were pronounced dead at the scene. They were not immediately identified. The investigation into the cause of the crash was ongoing.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Some vehicle-struck deer aren't getting removed from Wisconsin highways as quickly as they're being run down, as officials adjust to a new carcass pickup system. A provision in the state budget transferred responsibility for picking up dead deer from the Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Transportation. The change took effect in September, and The Capital Times reports it appears some officials weren't aware of the switch.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Some Army and Air National Guard soldiers from Wisconsin who helped with the response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria over the past three months have returned home. Nearly 20 soldiers and two Black Hawk helicopters deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands for a medevac mission are back, along with four airmen who were sent to help with airfield management in Puerto Rico.
TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. (AP) - A body found on the Wisconsin side of Interstate Park this week has been identified as that of a missing kayaker from Minnesota. Forty-nine-year-old Vue Her of Oakdale went missing over the summer after reportedly leaving for a kayaking trip. An unoccupied kayak was later spotted north of Rock Island on the St. Croix River. Vue Her's vehicle was located unoccupied at the park. His body was discovered Tuesday by two hunters walking along the St. Croix river bottoms.
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