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Local students earn honors at collegiate level
WHITEWATER – Matt Blanchard, Nathan Carlson, and Tess Duncan were named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dean’s List for the 2018 fall semester. These students have demonstrated their academic abilities by receiving a grade point average of 3.4 or above in a single semester.
$5.9 million Megabucks ticket sold in eastern Wisconsin
SHEBOYGAN (WKOW)– A Megabucks player is $5.9 million richer after a drawing Wednesday. Wisconsin Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at a Kwik Trip in Sheboygan, with the lucky numbers 1, 5, 28, 29, 37 and 44.
Ripon Man Found Dead Following a Vehicle and House Collision
WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) - A 27 Year Old is dead following a vehicle that collided with a house. The incident occurred at 9:16 PM when Winnebago County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at 6873 State 44 in the Township of Utica.
Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear Oconto Co. murder case
MADISON (WLUK) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear arguments about the evidence used in an Oconto County murder case. Peter Hanson is serving a life prison term without the chance of parole for the 1998 murder of Chad McLean.
Future of ‘Halloween Killer’ to be determined in Fond du Lac
FOND DU LAC — The future of the Wisconsin convict known as the “Halloween Killer” will be decided in a Fond du Lac County courtroom. The proceedings will determine whether Gerald Turner will be set free or committed to a mental health facility for the rest of his life.
No charges filed in fatal crash
JUNEAU -- No charges will be filed in a crash that killed a 37-year-old Beaver Dam woman in August 2018. The decision to not prosecute was made public Wednesday in a memorandum from the Dodge County district attorney's office.
Wolc enters not guilty plea to aiding felon
JUNEAU -- A 32-year-old Fond du Lac woman, formerly of Beaver Dam, appeared at her arraignment Wednesday morning in Dodge County Circuit Court before Judge Steve Bauer. Rebecca Wolc was in court with her attorney Nolan Jensen where she entered a not guilty plea to one felony county of harboring or a
Wisconsin Governor Evers Says He Will Take First Step To Legalize Pot
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers says he will likely include a first step in his budget proposal to legalizing marijuana, according to WDIO. The first step according to Evers is to get medical marijuana legal in the state. Further discussions about eventually fully legalizing it to recreational use wou
Warrior wrestling maintains unbeaten conference mark
Waunakee’s wrestlers just keep on rolling. This week, they secured another conference victory on Friday to stay undefeated in Badger North duals, and then performed well in Saturday’s Rick Lawinger Invitational.
Winter weather advisory, winter storm watch issued for parts of southeast Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE — A winter weather advisory and winter storm warning have been issued for parts of southeast Wisconsin. According to the National Weather Service, the winter weather advisory takes effect at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 for Jefferson County and Washington County. It remains in effect until noon
Three Siblings, All Army-Bound
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - When a kid is wrapping up at high school, he does not always know life has in store. And it can create some surprising results. "Never thought I'd be sitting through one of these," said Bret Scannell (19), an Army mechanic.
Former Beaver Dam woman accused of assisting homicide suspect enters plea
JUNEAU – A former Beaver Dam woman, who is accused of helping the man charged with killing Bradlee Gerke Oct. 28, pleaded not guilty Wednesday when she appeared before Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Steven Bauer.
Mercury Debuts New 5hp Propane FourStroke
FOND DU LAC, Wis. – The new Mercury 5hp Propane FourStroke delivers no-hassle portability, reliability and convenience running on alternative clean-burning fuel – whether it’s powering aluminum boats, inflatables or sailboats.
Students and Aide Honored for Saving Fellow Student's Life
BERLIN, Wis. (WFRV) - Students Chad Halbesma and Rowan Handson, along with lunchroom aide Amanda Osterberg were honored this evening at a school board meeting for saving a fellow students live.
Army Corps of Engineers Pitch Lower Water Levels on Lake Winnebago
APPLETON, Wis. - The Army Corps of Engineers is making a pitch to the public for possibly lower water levels on Lake Winnebago. This would combat the thick green, smelly algae that many people on the Winnebago water systems ran into last year.
Support for marijuana legalization grows in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Governor Tony Evers has expressed he will take the first step to legalizing medical marijuana in his state budget proposal. This comes following November referendums where Dane and Rock County voters expressed overwhelming support for the legalization and regulation of marijua
Campbellsport man named as fatal crash victim
LOMIRA – A 41-year-old Campbellsport has been identified as the man who died in a crash on Interstate 41 at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 10. Cale C. Dietrich was driving a pickup truck north in the southbound lanes on Interstate 41 near Highway 28 when he struck a semi truck traveling south and died as a resu
Arrest Made In Attempted Homicide
FOND DU LAC, WI (WTAQ) - Fond du Lac Police were called to the Evergreen Village Apartments Tuesday afternoon for a report of a possible assault and stolen vehicle. Upon Officers arrival, they found a 73-year-old Fond du Lac man with severe injuries to his head and hand as a result of blunt force tr
Warrior hockey's win streak halted at five
It was quite the busy week for the Waunakee boys’ hockey team. The Warriors hosted three games in five days, going 2-1 over the stretch. After the Golden Beavers scored the game’s first goal barely a minute after the puck dropped, things seemed to be all Waunakee. Keegan Ripley tied the game four mi
Record Year for Food and Toy Drive
OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - Record breaking numbers are being reported by the Oshkosh Fire Department for its annual food and toy drive. They say in the 2018 holiday season they collected, 590 toys, $3,518.80, and 3,589 pounds of food for the Salvation Army, which is the most ever collected in one year.