It's a gruesome YouTube moment that can't help but bring back bad memories for many dog bite victims: It's the footage of the anchorwoman who was bitten on the air, in her face, by a dog.
Right in between the Greatest and the X lies the Boom. The largest generation in American history -- the Baby Boomers -- is starting to retire. That upward shift in American demographics is going to present some challenges to motorists, as a gray wave of Baby Boomers continues to drives it vehicles across Wisconsin and the rest of the nation.
There's an excitement in the teen years, as kids take big steps toward adulthood. One of those big steps is when a teenager gets a driver's license. Along with the keys to their parents' car, it gives them not only a real taste of independence, but also real dangers associated with speed, inexperience behind the wheel and risk-taking.
We've written before in this space about the teenager who sustained severe injuries in a fall at a Wisconsin amusement park. There's been a very positive update to her story: The 14-year-old recently appeared at a news conference to promote an expansion at the Madison children's hospital many credit with saving her life.
In a previous post, we discussed how federal safety officials wanted to require electronic on-board recorders to be installed on trucks. This was to address the concern that truck drivers were fatigued behind the wheel, increasing the risk of causing a truck accident. The trucking industry challenged the requirement.
Accidents are unexpected and can happen in the blink of an eye. Those involved are often permanently affected, whether it is physically, emotionally or financially. But the situation can be even more frustrating if the accident was the result of someone else's negligence, carelessness or recklessness.
Two bad decisions made by an 18-year-old Wisconsin woman had her arrested for suspicion of drunk driving.
"I served 14 months in Vietnam and came home without a scratch," a 63-year-old Wisconsin roofing contractor recently told a newspaper. "And then this happened."
She cried her eyes out at the hearing, according to media reports. The 19-year-old Wisconsin woman was apologetic and contrite as she pleaded emotionally to the court for mercy.
Last week, we wrote in this space about the horrific series of car and truck accidents on an interstate highway far from us here in La Crosse.
A La Crosse TV station is running a report on lingering questions about the deadly chain of car and truck accidents on a smoke- and fog-choked Florida interstate highway this past weekend.