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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

FOND DU LAC REPORTER - 2018-11-13 23:23:00

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.

OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN - 2018-11-13 19:16:00

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.

HERALD TIMES REPORTER - 2018-11-13 13:42:00

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.

OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN - 2018-11-13 17:18:00

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.

FOND DU LAC REPORTER - 2018-11-13 19:20:00

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.

OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN - 2018-11-13 19:03:00

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

OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN - 2018-11-14 04:24:00

Hortonville business gives employees handguns for Christmas

Ben Wolfgram, who co-owns Hortonville-based BenShot, said the decision to give employees handguns as a gift was made as part of an effort to promote personal safety and team building.

POST-CRESCENT - 2018-11-13 17:43:00

Driver killed in single-vehicle crash, Marquette County officials say

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CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-11-13 16:23:10

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.

FOX6NOW.COM MILWAUKEE - 2018-11-13 18:10:51

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.


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


Waupun Police Beat 11-5 to 11-11, 2018

Missing Adult –Saturday at 2:16 p.m., police responded to an adult living facility in the 600 block of South Madison Street for a complaint of a missing resident. The resident, a 34-year-old Waupun man, was located in the first hundred block of Gateway Drive. The man was taken into protective custod

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-11-12 17:46:00

Wisconsin high school can't ban student's gun-themed T-shirts, federal judge rules

Schoenecker, a sophomore at Markesan High School, sued in April after he was told to change shirts, cover them or spend the day in an isolated cubicle. The suit contends that a ban on shirts simply because they show guns infringes on his free speech rights.

OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN - 2018-11-12 15:09:00

Teacher, 29, sexually abused boy, 17, for six months in her home and hotel

Samantha Fitzpatrick, 29, reached a plea deal Tuesday which saw further charges of child enticement and exposing a child to harmful materials dropped.


Wisconsin roundup: Investigators review leads, tips in alleged...

Thirty-two-year-old Sarah Schneider, 10-year-old Haylee Hickley, 9-year-old Jayna Kelly and 10-year-old Autumn Helgeson were picking up trash along a highway last Saturday when they were fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver. Another ten-year-old victim remains hospitalized. The National Alliance o

NEW RICHMOND NEWS - 2018-11-12 15:48:06

Challenging early schedule offers shot at redemption for Badgers men's basketball team

For a team replacing four starters, a string of challenging non-conference games offered both a measuring stick and, the Badgers hoped, opportunities to start building a solid resume.

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-11-13 04:00:00

Comic book store owner remembers Stan Lee

Scott Dercks of House of Heroes Comics and Games says Lee played a role in creating almost every character in the Marvel universe. He says when you think about Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, it’s insane to realize the impact Lee had.

WHBY.COM - 2018-11-12 14:43:00

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


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