Over 100 Evacuated After Train Collision in Wisconsin

Three train engines and ten railcars derailed in Slinger, Wisc. last night, spilling 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel, and injuring two people. More than 100 homes were evacuated after the incident, NBC reports. » 7/21/14 9:23am 7/21/14 9:23am

Another Truck Spills Millions Of Cranberries Across Wisconsin Highway

For the second time in less than a week, a truck carrying thousands of pounds of cranberries cracked open on a Wisconsin highway. The spill covered half a mile. This cranberry menace is getting out of control. » 10/17/12 5:30pm 10/17/12 5:30pm

This Is The Laziest Thing We've Ever Seen On Craigslist

A note to Craigslist photographers: If you're using an entire person in lieu of Scotch tape to affix a piece of paper to your license plate to obscure its numbers, having that person lay down and face away from the camera doesn't obscure her from view. » 9/04/12 2:00pm 9/04/12 2:00pm

Heat-Buckled Highway Causes This Wild Dukes Of Hazzard Jump

Highway 29 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin has buckled during the region's heat wave in just such a way that it formed a kind of ramp. Most cars slowed down, but one took it at high speed with disastrous results. » 7/02/12 3:30pm 7/02/12 3:30pm

A Dubstep Tribute To The Buick Roadmaster Wagon

This is pure Americana. A music video by Wisconsin rock renegades Cribshitter paying tribute to the last of the rear-wheel drive land yacht station wagons: the mid-90s Buick Roadmaster. » 6/19/12 4:30pm 6/19/12 4:30pm

Truck Driver Survives This Incredible 100-Foot Drop *Update*

The driver and a passenger in this 18-wheeler somehow survived a 100-foot drop off an icy bridge when the truck lost control in Southern Wisconsin this morning. Another amazing photo of the crash below. Update: One person did die. » 1/17/11 5:15pm 1/17/11 5:15pm

Wisconsin Rust Trip Redux: '50 Chevy Still In The Woods

Last year, I found this 1950 Chevrolet sitting in the weeds behind an art gallery in Door County, Wisconsin. I was back in Wisconsin a couple weeks back and decided to pay the old Chevy another visit. » 9/11/10 3:00pm 9/11/10 3:00pm

Wisconsin Thresheree Brings Out The Ancient Engines

While I was paying homage to my Midwestern roots a couple weeks back, I did more than just drink Leinies and go to a classic Door County Peninsula drive-in. Vintage farm tractor show! » 9/04/10 5:00pm 9/04/10 5:00pm

New Photos Of Jack Roush's Scary Plane Crash As It Happened

On the heels of the preliminary NTSB report, we now have an amazing new set of eyewitness photos of motorsport legend Jack Roush's plane crash. We've animated them to give further insight into exactly how the plane went down. » 8/17/10 1:30pm 8/17/10 1:30pm

New Photos Show Roush Plane Crash As It Happened

Ballsy California photographer Brian Flanagan took these photos of NASCAR team owner and motorsport legend Jack Roush's plane crash as the plane was actually crashing. We can now see just how lucky Roush was to escape with his life. » 8/02/10 1:35pm 8/02/10 1:35pm

Milwaukee Sinkhole Swallows Cadillac Escalade, Traffic Light

A reader sent us this camera phone photo of a sinkhole in Northern Milwaukee that swallowed a road, traffic light, and a Cadillac Escalade Thursday night. The giant sinkhole is likely the result of ongoing flooding in the area. » 7/22/10 11:08pm 7/22/10 11:08pm

Best. Electric (Six) Road Sign Hack. Ever.

Pranksters in Wisconsin once again ignored our continuous and fervent requests to not hack road signs. This time there's no confusing political message, just the lyrical poetry of Detroit garage disco rock stars Electric Six. » 5/28/10 10:30am 5/28/10 10:30am

Wisconsin Rust Trip: 1950 Chevrolet, 1951 Plymouth

A couple weeks back, I drove across Wisconsin, en route from my cousin's wedding in southeastern Minnesota (ancestral home of the Martin clan) to my SO's family vacation cabin on the Door Peninsula in Wisconsin. » 8/23/09 1:30pm 8/23/09 1:30pm

This Is Why Drawbridges Are Kinda Scary

A motorist in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin managed to get stuck on the Maple-Oregon Bridge as it lifted to a 45 degree angle, leaving her in a very uncomfortable place. Thankfully, the operator noticed and lowered the bridge. » 8/18/09 5:30pm 8/18/09 5:30pm

Mobile Speed Display Signs Used For Propaganda

Police in Wisconsin have attached signs to their portable speed displays in order to create clever, albeit misleading, PSAs. If you drive above 120 MPH does it mean you have a 120% chance of crashing? » 7/31/09 4:30pm 7/31/09 4:30pm

Fill Your Neighborhood With Affordable Rootes Group Machinery!

What do you call a collection of rusty Singers, Hillmans, Simcas, and Sunbeams, assembled as part of an "outdoor museum" in Waukesha, and all for sale cheap? Wisconsin Death Trip? » 5/31/09 3:00pm 5/31/09 3:00pm

Scarfing, Cellphone-Blabbing Driver Hits Cop Car, Surprised To Get…

Justin D. Grill, 19, was just minding his own business, taking his '87 Crown Vic out for a little spin in Chippewa Falls. Oh sure, he had a sandwich in one hand and a cellphone in the other (no doubt delivering one of those riveting monologues that goes like "And so I MFFGP SMOFF told that sumbitch GLOOMPH NARF GLRMPH… » 4/18/08 7:30am 4/18/08 7:30am

Suspect Leads Chase Through Car Wash, Can't Clean Record

When you're 18 and and maybe drunk and have a girl with you, stopping for the police maybe doesn't sounds like a good idea. Your Honda Civic can totally outrun that Charger, right? Oh, and there's nothing smarter than driving through a gas station car wash. That'll totally lose them the Wisconsin coppers. And you'll… » 12/18/07 9:15am 12/18/07 9:15am