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No more ‘kitten’ around

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

More than 50 cats will soon be able to return to their shelter in downtown Whitewater that was evacuated after a fire at Rosa’s Pizza at 180 W. Main St. on Oct. 7. The shelter, Touched by a Paw, is located in the back of the vintage clothing store Reflections of the Past. Both have been clos...

Patrons raise funds after Rosa’s fire

Firefighters respond to a fire at Rosa’s Pizza on Saturday, Oct. 7. The fire originated in the kitchen of the restaurant but damage extended to the buildings surrounding the restaurant. Touched by a Paw animal rescue nearby had to evacuate the cats in the shelter and damages totaled $300,000 between the buildings.

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

October 10, 2017

A GoFundMe Page started by a group of UW-Whitewater students to raise funds for Rosa’s Pizza after Saturday morning’s fire, has raised $2,255 of its $30,000 goal, as of Oct. 9. The fire started in the kitchen of the restaurant. According to a news release from the Whitewater Fire Department, first responders wer...

Headlines 10-11-2017

Headlines 10-11-2017

October 9, 2017

In this week's edition of the Royal Purple: an update on the weekend fire at Rosa's Pizza, the effect of the Affordable Care Act on campus, and a recap of the football team's win on Family Fest. These stories and more in this week's edition, which hits news stands on Wednesday.

Local bar closed after fire last week

March 11, 2015

  March 11, 2015 Michael Riley   A fire at Fat Jacks Sports Bar & Grill on the morning of March 5 caused an estimated $125,000 in damages but no injuries were reported. The Whitewater Fire Department arrived at 7:42 a.m. at the 146 W. Main St. tavern after a call alerted...

House fire wakes neighborhood

House fire wakes neighborhood

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 By Michael Riley Sirens might not have been the wake up call students were expecting last Friday morning as  firefighters battled a house fire on S. Cottage Street. No one was injured, and the two-story house was empty at the time of the fire. The owners and residents were out of...

Whitewater… Then and now: UW-Whitewater campus in the 1960s

An old photo of the East Wing entrance of Old Main, now known as Hyer Hall, held up to the current building entrance.

October 2, 2014

Oct. 1, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic UW-Whitewater is ever-expanding with new construction plans popping up at every reach of campus. Each year, students encounter gradual changes as the student body expands and buildings, facilities and grounds become outdated. This historical campus, founded in 1868,...

Minor injury, $150,000 damages in Tri Sigma house fire

Minor injury, $150,000 damages in Tri Sigma house fire

March 14, 2014

By Ben Holzhueter and Samantha Jacquest March 14, 2014   A fire occurred on the first floor of the UW-Whitewater Tri Sigma sorority house located at the corner of Main and S. Prairie St. in the morning hours of March 14. No major injuries were reported, but one occupant was taken to Mercy...

Fire department called to Royal Apartments

February 21, 2012

The Whitewater Fire Department was called to Royal Apartments Tuesday night. The Royal Purple will provide more information as it becomes available. Photos by Andrew Smith. ...

Car starts on fire in lot 19

February 17, 2012

“I knew it was my truck right away.” Those are the words of sophomore Dustin Milz, who was the unlucky victim of a car fire early Friday morning. Milz, who is studying graphic design and is from Kenosha, said he was in his dorm room in Wellers Hall when he saw his 1993 Ford F350 diesel truck...

Tanker truck explodes at grain-handling facility

February 3, 2012

A tanker truck exploded at a grain-handling facility outside of Whitewater Friday afternoon just after 3 p.m. Several buildings started on fire due to the explosion at Landmark Services Cooperative, located at 12743 E. Highway 59. Whitewater Rescue Squad Cpt. Thomas Schopen said there were no fatalities...

UW-W student saves dogs from fire

February 5, 2011

Grocery shopping is typically not a very exciting event. However, freshman Jeff Verhoeven’s trip to Daniel’s Sentry was anything but typical. Around noon on Sunday, Verhoeven noticed a 1987 Ford F250 truck smoking in the parking lot of Sentry as he and his parents pulled into the parking lot. “The...

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