News – April 24, 2019

(Mayville) Mayville Police continue their investigation into the stabbing death of a 30-year-old man. Authorities were called to an apartment in the 1000 block of Horicon Street shortly after 6:30 Sunday morning where they found the man lying on a couch with wounds to his abdomen and chest. He was taken to Aurora Summit Medical Center in Oconomowoc where he died. The homeowner was located in an upstairs bedroom. The 29-year-old had cuts to his hands and forearm area and was taken to Beaver Dam Community Hospital. Police say it was in isolated incident.

(Beaver Dam) A Fox Lake man who stole money from Coyote Gas and Liquor in Beaver Dam after threatening violence on the clerk was sentenced to seven months in jail yesterday (Tuesday). Donald McRae was previously given nine months in jail with an opportunity to avoid the sentence, and a felony record, if he completed the county’s drug treatment program. In December, a Dodge County judge determined that the 38-year-old had relapsed and ordered that a sentencing hearing be held on his deferred felony Theft charge. McRae fled the North Spring Street store with $300 in April of 2017 after saying “get away or I’ll start shooting.” He said at the time that the arrest was what he needed to get clean. McRae was given work release privileges while serving his sentence.

(Horicon) Horicon residents will soon have a 24/7 drug drop-off box. The Horicon Common Council last (Tuesday) night gave approval to the city’s police department to purchase the container for $895. Police Chief Joe Adamson says the funds to purchase the drug drop-off box will be reimbursed by a $1,000 grant they received from the state Consumer Protection Department. Once the container arrives it will be placed near the police department’s customer service window in the Public Safety Building.

(Princeton) Princeton Police and Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office are looking for the person responsible for taking a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from Gagne Ford. The theft was reported Monday. Investigators believe it happened between 7:30 Sunday night and 8 am Monday morning. Pictures of the Jeep were posted on the Sheriff’s Facebook page. Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call Princeton Police, the Sheriff’s Department or the Green Lake County Crime Stoppers.

(Beaver Dam) Congressman Glenn Grothman discussed efforts being undertaken at the capital to curb human trafficking when he joined us in the studio yesterday (Tuesday) on WBEV’s Community Comment. Grothman says it is not uncommon for sex-traffickers to get someone hooked on drugs and then make them work to continue getting those drugs. The bill that is being floated would make giving or supplying drugs to someone illegal. Grothman is cautiously optimistic that the legislation will gain bi-partisan support.

(Beaver Dam) Kohl’s is expanding its partnership with Amazon by taking returns for the online retailer. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the department store had been trying the plan at locations in Chicago, Milwaukee and Los Angeles, but says the program will now roll out to all of its stores in July. Company officials say locations that had been taking returns outperformed locations that did not. As part of the program, employees will bundle and package your returns for you, and get them back to Amazon for free.

(Madison) Governor Tony Evers says it is Foxconn that approached Wisconsin about renegotiating its contract. Republicans have accused the Democrat of trying to undermine the multi-billion-dollar deal. Under the current agreement, Foxconn would qualify for more than four-billion dollars in state and local tax credits if the Taiwan-based tech giant meets certain benchmarks. Evers was recently quoted as saying that he does not believe Foxconn will end up hiring the 13-thousand workers it had promised.

(West Allis) The winner of last month’s Powerball jackpot says he’s feeling extremely lucky. 24-year-old Manuel Franco of West Allis says he didn’t even know he won when he went to work the next morning without even checking his ticket. Franco purchased his tickets from a gas station in New Berlin, and he apologized to residents that he was not from there. Franco has opted to take the lump sum payment of over 470 million dollars.