Author: William R. Wineke, Special to Channel 3000

Russian plane crash kills all 71 people on board

The crew of the Saratov Airlines flight that crashed near Moscow on Sunday didn't report any problems before the plane crashed into snowy terrain, killing all 71 people on board, state-run media said.

Now-grown witnesses key in 1982 cold case

The lead investigator of a 1982 cold case slaying in Minocqua says additional testimony from key witnesses who were minors at the time of the crime helped lead to this week's arrest of the victim's husband.

Patricia A. Abel

MADISON – Patricia A. Abel (Klawitter), age 77, passed away at Oak Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Madison, on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 26, 1940 in Manitowoc, Wis., the daughter of Wilbur and Phyllis (McGilligan) Abel.

Ronald "Ron" Ruhland

OREGON/PLAIN-Ronald "Ron" Ruhland, age 59, of Oregon, passed away on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. 

Frank Andrew Grgurich

MADISON- Frank A. Grgurich, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away after a long battle with prostate cancer at the age of 78 on Sunday, February 4, 2018 with family by his side. Frank was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1939, son of Roy and Josephine (Abromavich) Grgurich. He was united in marriage to Carol Ebel in 1962. She was the love of his life. They had 4 children and have lived in Madison since 1973.  Frank was accepted to Iowa State with a joint baseball and mathematics...