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The Whitewater Fire Department responds to a gas leak near the corner of Starin Road and North Tratt Street around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Residents evacuated after gas line break

Evan Halpop, Journalist January 17, 2021

Whitewater residents were evacuated from their homes Tuesday, Jan. 12 around 5 p.m. after the Whitewater Fire Department received a call about a break in a gas line. The break occurred near the intersection...

Participants walk through the course of the 5K.

Fun in color

October 3, 2017

Phi Kappa Alpha held a 5K color run at Perkins Stadium on Oct. 1. All proceeds from the event went to the Whitewater Fire Department.

Firefighters work to contain the fire at University Gardens on Nov. 9

Fire breaks out at apartment complex near campus

Emily Lepkowski , News Editor November 9, 2016

A four-alarm fire at the apartment building University Gardens on 370 N. Tratt St. has been contained after more than 20 fire departments rushed to the scene. According to FOX6 News, officials with...

Local lockbox ordinance decision pushed back

Ashley McCallum , Co-Editor in Chief October 13, 2016

Whitewater business owners and community members will remain locked out of a decision on the Key Lock Box Ordinance after the Whitewater Common Council decided to defer final action until its Nov. 1 meeting. A...

Suspected gas leak sparks evacuation

Suspected gas leak sparks evacuation

Nicole Aimone, Assistant News Editor October 6, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wheelchair basketball team has a reputation to uphold. However, on Monday Oct. 3 the team and other students were evacuated from the Roseman Building, interrupting...

Pi Kappa Alpha hosts first-annual fire truck pull

Pi Kappa Alpha hosts first-annual fire truck pull

October 29, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Oct. 28, 2015 It’s like tug-of-war, but instead of two evenly distributed teams, it was eight people versus a fire truck. That’s how fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha (...

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,...

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