Flooding forces evacuation of homes in western Wisconsin
ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) — Emergency officials say flooding has forced the evacuation of homes in western Wisconsin.
The State Emergency Operations Center says about 12 homes were evacuated in the...
Wisconsin’s Evers declares flooding emergency
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has declared a state of emergency across Wisconsin as heavy rain and melting snow flood roads, fields and communities.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Interstates in North Dakota and South Dakota were reopening Friday as residents were digging out from a late-winter storm. Still, authorities were urging residents to use...
Flooding prompts evacuations along Fond du Lac
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A fire official says workers have helped as many as 300 people evacuate from their homes because of ice-jam flooding along the Fond du Lac River in eastern...
Teacher avoids prison time for sexually assaulting student
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A former Ripon High School teacher has been sentenced to probation for having a sexual relationship with a student.
Twenty-nine-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick earlier pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault of a student by a school staff member. Three other counts, including child enticement, were dismissed.
DA won’t charge officers in connection with in-custody death
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor won't file charges against three Fond du Lac police officers in an in-custody death.
Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Tony said during a news conference Friday that the officers stopped 37-year-old Christopher Cary on Dec. 23 for not having a front license plate. They found torn baggies and cocaine residue in his car and discovered he was out on bail in a cocaine-related case.
Winter storm coming to an end in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A winter storm warning is expiring in Wisconsin, but not before dozens of school districts called off classes and the mounting snow caused travel delays.
Steady snow fell throughout Wednesday morning piling up to 8 inches at Belgium in Ozaukee County, 7 inches at Beaver Dam in Dodge County and about 6 inches in Milwaukee.
1 dead after ATVs break through ice on Lake Winnebago
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — One man is dead after two all-terrain vehicles broke through the ice on Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac County.
Authorities say a 55-year-old man, Peter Zacherl, was traveling in a group of ATV riders near the Fond du Lac River Monday about 9:30 p.m. when his vehicle broke through the ice. Another ATV carrying a 23-year-old Fond du Lac man and a 22-year-old woman was unable to stop and plunged into the water.
Future of ‘Halloween Killer’ to be determined in Fond du Lac
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — 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.
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Man assisting in crash killed by suspected drunken driver
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A man who stopped to help at the scene of a crash on a Madison area highway during a snowstorm died after being struck by a suspected drunken driver.
Monona police say the man who was killed stopped to assist a driver who had crashed on Highway 12 near the Yahara River about 7 p.m. New Year's Eve. The driver of the striking vehicle was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Man under arrest dies in Fond du Lac
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Police in Fond du Lac says a 37-year-old man has died after showing signs of medical distress in the back of a squad car.
Authorities say Fond du Lac police officers performed a traffic stop Sunday night. Authorities say the Fond du Lac man who was driving the vehicle was out on bail and was taken into custody without incident for violating his bond conditions.
Passer-by rescues 2 kids who fell through ice in Fond du Lac
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Fond du Lac are thanking a passer-by for rescuing two children who fell through the ice.
Authorities were called around 9 a.m. Sunday about two children trapped in a frozen pond on Fond du Lac's south side. Responders were on their way when they learned a passer-by had entered the water to help rescue the children.
New elk herd could be reintroduced in northeast Minnesota
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — An effort is underway to reintroduce elk to parts of northeast Minnesota, but it could be a long process.
Burglars stealing guns from Fond du Lac County homes
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Burglars targeting unlocked homes in Fond du Lac County have gotten away with 17 handguns, shotguns and rifles in the past two months.
The sheriff's office says there have been five documented daytime break-ins during that time-span, and the thieves even left cash and jewelry untouched in some instances.
The Wisconsin AP All-State team
The 2018 Associated Press All-State football team, as chosen by a panel of AP member reporters and editors:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Bryce Huettner, Sr., Iola-Scandinavia
COACH OF THE YEAR - Ken Krause, Muskego
x - unanimous selection
OFFENSE FIRST TEAM
QB - Da'Shaun Brown, 6-1, 180, Sr., Racine St. Catherine's
RB - x-Dylan Hendricks, 6-4, 215, Sr., Pulaski
RB - Bryce Huettner, 5-10, 215, Sr., Iola-Scandinavia
RB - Darios Crawley-Reid, 5-8, 185, Sr., Greendale Martin Luther
Wisconsin Guard soldiers given send-off for Afghanistan
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Family and friends have packed Lambeau Field Atrium to send off 400 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers deploying to Afghanistan.
Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry head to Afghanistan this winter to help protect U.S. advisers for Afghan security forces. The Appleton-based unit includes companies from Green Bay, Fond du Lac, Clintonville, Marinette, Waupun and Ripon.
Fond du Lac’s ‘Halloween Killer’ case stalls in court
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — The future of a Wisconsin convict known as the "Halloween Killer" is stalled as a state appeals court decides where to hold court proceedings to determine whether he'll be released or committed to a mental health facility.
Wisconsin prep football team plays on after teammate’s death
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school football team opted to go forward with its playoff game hours after the death of a teammate — and honored him with more than a victory.
St. Mary's Springs Academy of Fond du Lac scored 62 points. That was the jersey number worn by junior Trent Schueffner.
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Newman Catholic 61, Gibraltar 46
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Fond du Lac 56, Madison La Follette 14
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Wisconsin woman gets kidney transplant
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — When Nicole Braatz met Paul Osterholm in 2001, she had no idea that more than 15 years later, he would be saving her life through a kidney donation.
Hired to run Marian University's Common Grounds when it opened, Osterholm, of Pipe, met Braatz, of Waupun, when she was commissioned by then-president of the university Dr. Richard Ridenour to design the logo and sign through her small business, Nicole's Sign Works.
400 from Appleton guard unit deploying to Afghanistan
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly 400 National Guard soldiers from an Appleton-based unit are being deployed to Afghanistan.
The 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry will be providing security for coalition forces operating in the region. They'll train, advise and assist Afghan security forces.
WLUK-TV reports the soldiers will leave sometime this winter. Besides its Appleton headquarters, the unit also has companies in Clintonville, Green Bay, Fond du Lac, Marinette, Ripon and Waupun.
Enbridge Energy, Fond du Lac Band reach deal on Line 3
CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Energy and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announced Friday that they have reached an agreement to build the Line 3 replacement oil pipeline through the band's reservation in northeast Minnesota.
Business man sentenced to 14 years in scrap metal scheme
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a businessman to more than a decade in prison for scheming to bilk a Fond du Lac firm out of $14 million.
Fond du Lac County Circuit Judge Robert Wirtz on Wednesday sentenced Sterling Kienbaum of Oshkosh to 11 years in prison and three years of extended supervision. Kienbaum pleaded no contest in January to racketeering and theft by false representation.
The Latest: Walker declares flooding emergency
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains and flash flooding in Wisconsin and Minnesota (all times local):
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in half-a-dozen counties as storms and floods continue to plague the state.
Walker issued the declaration Tuesday evening for Fond du Lac, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon and Washington counties. He declared a state of emergency in Dane County last week.
The declaration opens the door for federal assistance.
16 charged in Fond du Lac cocaine conspiracy ring
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Sixteen people have been charged in a major drug trafficking ring in eastern Wisconsin.
Authorities say 127 pounds of cocaine and crack cocaine, worth $9.6 million, was distributed in the Fond du Lac area with the conspiracy stretching south to Milwaukee and beyond.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Some residents of Fond du Lac were evacuated after a contractor struck a natural gas line.
Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue says fire crews were called just before 10 a.m. Wednesday after contractors replacing a house service hit the gas line, causing a leak.
Crews began canvassing the area to assess gas concentrations. Alliant Energy also responded.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A manufacturing company says it's agreed to pay $910 million for a Wisconsin marine products company that has more than 600 employees.
Brunswick Corporation, the parent of Fond du Lac-based Mercury Marine, is acquiring Power Products' Global Marine and Mobile, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Wisconsin Man Eats 30,000th Big Mac
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A retired Wisconsin prison guard has eaten his 30,000th Big Mac, nearly 46 years after eating his first.
WBAY-TV reports that 64-year-old Don Gorske of Fond du Lac recorded the milestone at a local McDonald's on Friday.
Area recipients of the 2018 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers, and principals were honored at a banquet April 15 at Fond du Lac High School.
Traffic Stop – Friday at 1:05 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Fond du Lac Street at North Grove Street. A 21-year-old Fond du Lac woman was cited for operating after suspension.
Domestic disturbance — Monday at 7:25 a.m., police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Pleasant Avenue for a disturbance. A 32-year-old Waupun woman and a 29-year-old Waupun man had a verbal argument about the man being gone all weekend and now wanting to play PlayStation. The woman locked the man out of the house. The man left the residence and planned on staying at a friend’s residence. Police were later called back to the residence when the man attempted to retrieve some of his property.