How could the 'polar vortex' affect us next week?

Weather pattern could suppress thunderstorms, keep air conditioning bills down

After a warm and humid weekend, a change to below-average temperatures will arrive by Monday of next week, and there are signs that the cool spell will linger for a while.

Zoo gets big donation to help bring bears back

Goodman Foundation gives $150,000 for Zoo's Arctic Passage exhibit

The Henry Vilas Zoo took a major step towards bringing polar bears and grizzly bears back to the facility Thursday by receiving a gift from the Goodman Foundation to help with their Arctic Passage project.