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Monona man dies from fall injuries after assisting driver in 1-vehicle crash, police say
DeFOREST, WIs. - A Monona man died early Sunday morning after trying to assist a driver who had gotten into a one-vehicle accident.In a Facebook post, DeForest police said the 25-year-old passing motorist fell over the overpass of Highway 51 onto Bear Tree Parkway while trying to access the driver o
Patriot Tour rolls out of Beaver Dam
More than 300 motorcycle riders left Beaver Dam on Saturday to help launch a 14,500-mile trip throughout the 48 continental states.The ninth annual Nation of Patriots tour began with an opening ceremony in the Frederick Douglass Park in downtown Beaver Dam.Tour participants carry a U.S. flag on a mo
Beaver Dam Common Council to vote on controversial noise ordinance Monday
The Beaver Dam Common Council will vote Monday on a revision to the city’s noise ordinance that has left interested parties on both sides of the issue dissatisfied.The council will be vote whether to adopt new language that would prohibit the use of sound amplification equipment, construction, maint
FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Crash closes all lanes of US 51
WINDSOR, Wis. - All northbound and southbound lanes are blocked due to a crash on U.S. 51 between County Highway V and Mueller Road near Windsor, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Mauston man found slumped over in driver's seat on I-94 arrested on 7th OWI, trooper says
DEERFIELD, Wis. - A Mauston man was arrested Friday on suspicion of his seventh offense of operating while intoxicated, according to a news release form the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Beaver Dam woman waives prelim on reckless homicide charges
JUNEAU — A 38-year-old Beaver Dam woman waived her preliminary hearing Thursday on a first-degree reckless homicide charge, accused in a drug overdose death of a West Bend woman.Jackie L. Meyer is charged with felony first-degree reckless homicide and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated — fi
Black bear spotted near Fox Lake
For the second year in a row, a black bear has taken up residence in the Dodge County area.A number of Fox Lake area residents have reported seeing or having a trail cam photo of a bear in recent weeks. Friday, Steven Hopp captured the bear in a video.Hopp pulled over on Highway A between Lakeside a
Officials organize to shut down Dodge County strip clubs
CLYMAN — The goal was clear: Shut them down.State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, is organizing with local officials against Dodge County's strip clubs after a Hartford man was accused of operating a human trafficking ring out of them. He spoke as part of a panel at St. John the B
Off duty Fond du Lac firefighter rescues crew of capsized boat on Lake Winnebago
Around 8:15 p.m. the boat capsized and the firefighter, identified as Nick Fahrenkrug, moved his boat towards the boaters who were now in the water without life jackets.
Guests, spectators arrive for wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
WINDSOR, England, U.K. --Guests are filing into Windsor this morning for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Former Fox Lake Correctional Officer found guilty sexually abusing inmates
JUNEAU — A Dodge County jury found a 34-year-old former correctional officer at the Fox Lake Correctional Institution guilty of sexually abusing three different inmates.Alex Andre Wouts, Poy Sippi, was found guilty of five counts of second degree sexual assault by correctional staff after an afterno
Council should vote ‘no’ on new noise ordinance
To Lisa Davidson, Beaver Dam Common Council member:I am writing to give you my thoughts on the proposed noise ordinance that will be voted on by the Beaver Dam Common Council on Monday. Like many Beaver Dam citizens, I wish this ordinance would have never made it out of your committee and I am now a
'His life is over': Mother of shooting victim says her son is brain dead
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Beaver Dam man enters not guilty plea to cappuccino machine destruction
JUNEAU — A 31-year-old Beaver Dam man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of vandalizing a cappuccino machine last fall at a Beaver Dam Kwik Trip, then led authorities on a chase at 15 mph.Joseph Cabreda is charged with a felony count of attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer and misdemea
School bus driver in fatal crash was making U-turn on highway median, source says
HACKENSACK, N.J. — The driver of the Paramus school bus that collided Thursday with a dump truck on Route 80 was apparently trying to use the highway’s police turnaround to pull onto its eastbound lanes, a source close to the investigation said Friday morning.The driver appeared to have attempted th
BASEBALL: Beaver Dam edges Waunakee to position for a Badger North title
Nervousness for coach Nate Wilke was warranted as his Beaver Dam prep baseball team headed into Thursday’s Badger North Conference game against Waunakee because a win would mean a chance for a league title.Wilke said he tossed and turned all night Wednesday and with the Golden Beavers hanging onto o
13-year-old male struck, run over and dragged by SUV in Fond du Lac County
According to the sheriff's office, the SUV, driven by a 16-year-old male from Campbellsport was pulling into the driveway of the residence when he noticed a 13-year-old male from Eden walking in the driveway after getting off the school bus. The vehicle struck the 13-year-old male who then fell to t
Columbus man enters not guilty to having child porn on computer
JUNEAU — A 53-year-old Columbus man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of having photos on his computer of a prepubescent boy in sexual positions.David A. Brickett is charged with two counts of possession of child pornography. If convicted of both charges, he could be sentenced to up to 50 year
Bids for downtown Beaver Dam project advance
Project bids to give downtown Beaver Dam a new look moved forward Wednesday despite a variety of concerns.The city’s community development committee recommended a bid from Forward Contractors for work along Front Street and a proposed pedestrian walkway. The Front Street work will involve new landsc
Camp Douglas woman faces drug charges
A Camp Douglas woman faces drug charges after police say she was in possession of methamphetamine and attempted to mislead law enforcement officers.Kallandera Keith, 27, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, obstructing an officer, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug