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Wisconsin women on alcohol recovery in Fond du Lac, one of the drunkest cities in the US
Celebrating Christmas at her grandparents’ home, she watched as everyone pumped the golden brown liquid from the brandy decanter into their glasses. Thinking she wanted to do the same, she walked over and, with her tiny hand, pumped brandy and drank it straight.
Former Ripon High School teacher pleads guilty to sexual assault of 17-year-old student
Samantha J. Fitzpatrick, 29, formerly of Oshkosh, pleaded guilty in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court to the sexual assault of a student by school staff. In exchange for her guilty plea, charges of child enticement and exposing a child to harmful material, as well as resisting or obstructing an offic
Man charged with beating FDL officers now accused of punching inmate over TV remote
Troy M. Kratz, 32, of Portage, punched and injured an inmate Oct. 1 at the Fond du Lac County Jail after the two argued about changing the TV channel from the Milwaukee Brewers playoff game, prosecutors said in a criminal complaint.
Wisconsin loophole allows violent sex offenders from across the state to move in next door
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (CBS 58) – How would you feel if a violent sex offender from a different part of the state moved in down the street from you and your children? An offender from Racine County is now living in Fond du Lac County under supervised release, even though there’s a law to prevent this fro
State regulators shut down two Fox Valley auto salvage dealers after racketeering case
Both companies, which employ about 50 people, must stop buying scrap vehicles immediately and sell, process or recycle any vehicles and parts they already own by the end of the year, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, which regulates and licenses auto dealers.
Organization asks hunters to donate their 'Hides for Heroes' to benefit veterans
FOND DU LAC – As the deer hunting season gets underway, what are you planning to do with your hide? Hides for Heroes has an idea.
High school: Tuesday's sports results
Buy PhotoFox Valley Lutheran High School's Kortney Behnke takes to the court before their game against Winnebago Lutheran Academy Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Appleton, Wis. Danny Damiani/USA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinUSA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinFullscreen
Hazardous chemicals in derailed train cars pose little risk, Ripon fire chief says
RIPON - A Wisconsin & Southern Railroad train that derailed Monday in Ripon has hazardous chemicals on board, but residents are safe, officials say.
Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by vehicle in Dodge County
The driver, and lone occupant of the vehicle, stopped at the scene and is cooperating with law enforcement. He was not injured in the crash.
West Bend officer injured while attempting to take OWI suspect into custody
A citizen called police around 6:25 on Monday to report that a vehicle was speeding on Decorah Road and failed to stop for a stop sign. That vehicle then went through the intersection, colliding with a southbound vehicle. The driver of the striking vehicle stopped, exited his vehicle, and ran.
Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business
Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst's beers. The case has high stakes for Pabst, whose lawyers argue that the company's very
The Buzz: Frank's Pizza Palace closure rattles customers
Reader question:Do you know if Frank’s Pizza Palace is permanently closed? Or is it just a temporary problem? I hope this is not the beginning of the end for one of the older Appleton historical businesses left.
North Fond du Lac's Aaron Sadoff named Wisconsin superintendent of the year
NORTH FOND DU LAC - North Fond du Lac’s superintendent is the best in the state, a school administrator group decided.The Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators named Aaron Sadofff the 2019 superintendent of the year.The group said Sadoff’s focus on students’ happiness has created a
Man sentenced in 2017 attempted homicide near Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office
Judge Peter Grimm sentenced Antino Jones, 33, of Fond du Lac, to 20 years in prison and 15 years extended supervision for charges related the attempted homicide, which occurred on Nov. 19, 2017 according to a press release from the Fond du Lac County Office of the District Attorney.
Total loss: Family, dog escape Dodge County house fire through basement window
DODGE COUNTY - Firefighters from 12 departments on Monday morning, Nov. 12 responded to the scene of a three-alarm house fire off Goodland Road in the Town of Herman. The initial call came in shortly after 2:30 a.m. Officials say three adults, two children and a dog were able to escape through a bas
Crash closes all lanes of I-41 at County Highway K in Washington County
WASHINGTON COUNTY - A crash closed all lanes of I-41 SB at County Highway K in Washington County Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11. WisDOT officials said all of I-41 southbound was being blocked at the off-ramp to County Highway K, and traffic was exiting at County Highway K - re-entering at the on-ramp. Th
Sheboygan Police: 2 men steal from home after resident shows off cash on Facebook
The Sheboygan Police Department said Saturday night, just before 8:40, two men went inside an unlocked home on the 1500 block of N. 9th Street and showed a gun.
Wisconsin teacher pleads guilty to sexually assaulting a teen
Samantha Fitzpatrick, 29, took a plea deal in court on Tuesday after being charged with assaulting the teenager when she was an English teacher at Ripon High School last year.
Oshkosh West High School Celebrates Veterans Day with Honor Hall
Community members had the chance to see former service members in the high school's Honor Hall.The Honor Hall recognizes over 2,000 veterans who graduated or attended Oshkosh area high schools.There was a ribbon cutting for a kiosk in the hall that let community members learn about the veterans by v
Fond du Lac County results: Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt re-elected to 52nd Assembly District
Thiesfeldt competed for the seat against newcomer and democrat Kevin Booth. With 24,604 votes cast, he won with 15,164 votes to Booth's 9,427.