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Billionaire Ken Hendricks Falls and Dies

Billionaire Ken Hendricks Falls and Dies

Ken Hendricks, the Janesville native who rose from roofer’s son to roofing-company billionaire, died this morning from injuries suffered in a fall at his Afton home Thursday night. Hendricks, 66, apparently was checking on construction work at the home when he fell shortly after 10 p.m. Emergency crews were dispatched to his house in the 4000 block of Eau Claire Road at 10:18 p.m. According to Rock County Sheriff’s Department reports: Diane Hendricks, Ken’s wife, told responders that they had … Continue reading

Paul Karason – The Man With Blue Skin

Paul Karason – The Man With Blue Skin

Paul Karason puts a whole new spin on “feeling blue.” For more than a decade, the 57-year-old has been living with a blue face. Fourteen years ago, Karason developed a bad case of dermatitis, which results in swollen, reddened and itchy skin. He started self-medicating, using a treatment called colloidal silver, which is made by extracting silver from metal. Often touted by manufacturers as a cure-all, colloidal silver usually is found in a liquid form. Looking for relief, Karason drank … Continue reading

Explosion at Jacksonville Chemical Plant Kills Four

Explosion at Jacksonville Chemical Plant Kills Four

Sources say two people were killed in a chemical plant explosion this afternoon on Jacksonville’s Northside. Smoke is billowing from T2 Lab, an industrial building, following the mid-afternoon explosion that witnesses said left the area looking like a war zone. Witnesses said debris from a mid-afternoon explosion went several stories into the air. Chris Parrish, 30, was working two warehouses down when he heard a hiss and then an explosion at about 1:30 p.m. “In all seriousness, the explosion was … Continue reading

Two Students Dead in LSU Shooting

Two Students Dead in LSU Shooting

Double homicide on LSU Campus Leaves Two Studends Dead. LSU Community Urged to Use Caution Due To Shootings. The LSU Police Department is investigating a double homicide that took place on LSU’s campus late in the evening on Thursday, Dec. 13. The homicides occurred at the Edward Gay Apartments, located near the intersection of West Roosevelt Street and Gov. Claiborne Drive, adjacent to the LSU Band practice field. The victims, Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, were both male … Continue reading

Huckabee’s AIDS Comments Alarm Ryan White’s Mother

Huckabee’s AIDS Comments Alarm Ryan White’s Mother

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s 15-year-old comments that AIDS patients should have been isolated have so alarmed the mother of Ryan White, an Indiana teenager whose life-ending battle with AIDS in the 1980s engrossed the nation, that she has asked for a meeting. “I would be very willing to meet with them,” the former Arkansas governor responded Tuesday while campaigning in western Iowa. “I would tell them we’ve come a long way in research, in … Continue reading


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