UPDATE: Three Fatal Victims of Didion Explosion Identified

Officials with Didion Milling have identified three employees that were killed in an explosion at their Cambria plant on Tuesday. Duelle Block, a mill operator was found Wednesday morning, forklift operator Robert Goodenow was found Thursday evening and pack operator Pawel Tordoff was recovered this morning with the assistance of K9 units. Two employees were…read more »


Missing Person Found in Mill Explosion

Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards said Thursday the first missing person was found dead at the Didion Milling explosion site. Richards said crews pulled the body of one of the missing employees out of the search area around 5:55 p.m. Thursday. Officials said crews are still searching for the other missing employee, and that the…read more »


Motorcycle rider killed on I-39

One person is dead after a crash on 1-39 near Madison late yesterday afternoon. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, a motorcycle rider was struck in the head when an object fell off a truck and propelled by another vehicle at around 5:15 p.m. on 1-39 near mile marker 142. The impact of the object…read more »


UPDATE: Didion Mill Explosion

UPDATE (AP – 4 p.m.) – There are a couple of new developments in the explosions and fire that killed one person, injured 12, and left two workers missing at the Didion Corn Mill in Cambria. The village of more than 700 people has set up a relief fund to help victims and their families —…read more »

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Young Janesville Pilot Killed in Plane Crash

A young pilot from Janesville has been identified as one killed in a plane crash in Sheboygan County Friday. 19-year-old Philip Smecko was at the weekend races at Road America when the plane he was in with 67-year-old Dennis Hall of McHenry, Illinois went down in a field. According to his father, Philip had been…read more »


Two Crashes Claim Lives of Four People

Two crashes in Walworth County Sunday claimed the lives of four people. The sheriff’s office responded to the first crash around 2:50 a.m. in the Town of Sharon to find a vehicle resting against a utility pole and on fire. Investigation showed the pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed and was…read more »

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