(WFRV) – As 2021 comes to a close, WFRV Local 5 is wrapping up another eventful year with continued coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the return of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, and much more.
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Gov. Tony Evers released a statement following the charging decision made in the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.
According to U.S. News and World report, Green Bay has been named the “Safest City in the US” in their 2020-2021 rankings.
‘I was almost ready to say I couldn’t do it anymore,’ small Michigan business owner reflects on donation from Oneida resident
An anonymous gift from a Wisconsin native has given one small Michigan business hope during these unprecedented times.
Thompson is known for drafting players such as Aaron Rodgers in 2005, hiring Mike McCarthy in 2006, and signing cornerback Charles Woodson from the Oakland Raiders.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be available to Wisconsinites that are over the age of 65 beginning on Jan. 25.
After the truck went into the lake, the driver was able to get out on his own and was taken to the hospital.
An off-duty deputy was inside the store Scheels when people started running and mentioning a shooting, Deputy Blaine Evans sprang into action.
Three trays of U.S. mail were found on the side of the road and in the ditch line. The mail was supposed to be in transit to the post office.
Prosecutors have charged the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ top sturgeon expert with obstructing an investigation into allegations that DNR workers have been funneling sturgeon eggs to processors in exchange for jars of caviar.
Haen Meat Packing announced on their Facebook page that they have sold their business to new owners and the staff and family will work with them to continue the quality products and service.
“I have nothing but RESPECT and LOVE for everyone who works in the Packers facility from Players, Coaches, all the employees that work in Lambeau, and the fans!!”
The DNR and U.S. Coast Guard reported that 13 people were rescued from the ice and were all rescued without incident.
According to Roth, the investigation was done by the Wisconsin Legislature and shows an effort between Mayor Genrich, Chief-of-Staff Celestine Jeffreys, and other democrats to allegedly influence the 2020 elections.
“I went into town at Sal’s Market, food market there,” James told Local 5, “and I saw that ad, and I thought, ‘Gee golly, somebody oughta help that old man out.’”
Tricia Beyer told Local 5 that she had dropped off her children at school as planned but when she returned home she received a phone call from the school nurse.
According to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, the truck was carrying 36 total cows and 24 were able to be rounded up after the incident.
People are talking about two signs in Appleton and one of them has many residents and city leaders outraged.
“A school board is not made up of people that really know what to do in this situation, and they should be following the guidelines of experts,” parent Aaron Clark said, “and in this case, they’re not.”
Right after that table left, another customer left Miller a very generous tip worth $250. The generosity is what brought her to tears.
Dalice Metoxen hopes that her story will inspire others and provide hope, especially to those who have also been convicted.
The zoo announced on their Facebook the missing reptile and to inform people that Rex is a very old alligator with severe arthritis in his jaw.
Authorities believe the fire was not caused by an act of nature.
The issue this year is a line on the company’s website which states, “We reserve the right to refuse service: No commies, thieves, illegal substances, Antifa, BLM or other terrorists. Safety is our #1 goal.”
On Saturday, May 1, dispatchers received reports of shots being fired at around 7:27 p.m. Officers from all local jurisdictions including Oneida Police Department, Ashwaubenon Public Safety, Brown County Sheriff, Green Bay Police Department, State Patrol, and others responded.
FINALLY. After what has felt like ten years, Aaron Rodgers speaks for the first time since news dropped that he does not want to play another down for the Green Bay Packers.
Firefighters battled a large fire in a De Pere building that houses the New Hope United Methodist Church and Chicago Street Pub, Grill & Banquets.
Reports said there were up to seven people in the water, and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office rescued four of the boaters and the New Franken Fire Department was able to rescue two.
At the beginning of the second episode of Marvel’s Loki television series, viewers from Wisconsin may have recognized a familiar city.
The swimming area is located in the Town of Richmond (which is in Shawano County), and the municipality mentioned the issues have been increasing year after year.
While Green Bay does not have the same reputation as some fanbases, like the fans in Philadelphia who (in)famously booed Santa. Green Bay is not absent of some incidents involving fans.
Annie’s Campground is once again under fire, this time for their social media response to the drowning of an apparent unsupervised five-year-old at a lake on the property.
According to Waupaca County Sheriff Timothy Wilz, on July 25 around 4:20 p.m. authorities received a call about a man that was shot in the head on the Little Wolf River trips.
Rodgers did not show up for any of OTA’s, for the first time in 16 seasons. Instead, sophomore quarterback Jordan Love took the reps with the first-string team
In what appears to be a ‘fishy’ incident, a bird dropped a carp on a Neenah building inspector’s car.
A new beer was offered at a Manitowoc bar is not a ‘sour’ or ‘bitter’ but appears to take a dig at a certain quarterback who wears number 12.
Storms moving through Northeast Wisconsin caused several warnings and watches. One storm did create a tornado in Pulaski.
A tornado was confirmed on the ground by the National Weather Service in northern Outagamie County just after 6 p.m.
Shortly after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light for those with weakened immune systems to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walgreens got to work and began rolling up sleeves.
Shoppers traversing Bay Park Square’s halls may notice some new stores that opened and others in the progress of opening.
Kris Schuller retired after 30 years in TV news, 27 of those years here at WFRV Local 5.
Charges have been filed against 24-year-old Cody Krueger for attempted homicide after an incident in Oconto County.
Officials have identified the body that was found on the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay campus on September 28.
Tom Felton, who starred in Harry Potter as Draco Malfoy, collapsed during the 2021 Ryder Cup held in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Thursday.
A Lawrence, Wisconsin business owner is being held for “federal safekeeping” in the Brown County jail pending an indictment on federal child pornography charges.
According to authorities, the remains are not associated with any Native American burial site, however, the remains do appear to have been at the location for an extended period of time.
A driver tried to get a head start on ice fishing, but didn’t make it very far and ended up putting his truck and ice shack in the water.
A 17-year-old Green Bay teen was charged in connection with the East River Trail attack that left one woman injured and an entire community shaken earlier this month.
Kewaunee deputies are investigating the circumstances in which a 50-year-old woman, suffering from hypothermia, was found by local fishermen in Lake Michigan.
A meat market in Madison created a one-of-a-kind item combining a Halloween treat and a Wisconsin staple.
Another Friday night is in the books and it was filled with loud fan sections, great bands, and a moment before Fond du Lac’s game that will have you shed a tear.
Authorities say there was no evidence of a terrorist act but Darrell Brooks was allegedly leaving the scene of a domestic dispute that had taken place earlier when he drove through the parade route.
Authorities say the woman who died was a 34-year-old Green Bay resident. She was shot at a gas station on Sunday, November 14, around 2 a.m.
Police were investigating an incident at a restaurant on Green Bay’s west side, after broken glass was found at Little Tokyo Restaurant.
Rodgers appeared on ‘The Pat McAfee Show’ Friday afternoon to explain his vaccination status and what the last few days were like for him after testing positive for COVID-19.
Born in Milwaukee and raised in Green Bay, this small-town Wisconsin native is stepping onto the world stage and into the limelight.
One person died in the crash after a dump truck hit a service van from behind forcing the van under the train. The fog did play a factor in the crash.
According to a release sent to parents on Dec. 16, Principal Natasha Rowell tells the school district she is resigning for reasons that include personal health.
Just days after the closure was announced, the vacant Heartland Pizza Company building went up for sale bringing a glimmer of hope and excitement for what new venture will be making its way to Green Bay.
A popular family restaurant and its three locations across the Fox Valley announced it is permanently closing its doors.
In what could easily be mistaken for a story straight out of a rom-com, a man from Iowa used a dating app to find someone to bring to the Green Bay Packer game on Christmas Day.
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