News – April 29, 2021

(Lebanon) Two men who operated a Dodge County strip club are facing federal prostitution charges. Radomir Buzdum, formerly of Watertown, and Timothy Miller, of Watertown, have been indicted for offenses connected to the operation of the TNT/Wild Rose strip club that had been located in Lebanon. According to the indictment, Buzdum and Miller generated revenue by making areas of the club available for unlawful prostitution activity. Buzdum is also facing federal charges for allegedly underreporting his income from the strip club and Dew Drop Inn, a tavern in Watertown. The 61-year-old Buzdum faces up 11 years in prison while the 49-year-old Miller faces five years, if convicted.

(Brownsville) A Brownsville man charged with assaulting a minor was arraigned yesterday (Wednesday). Carl Stewart entered a not guilty plea to a felony count of First Degree Child Sexual Assault. According to the criminal complaint, a complaint was made to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office that an 11-year-old girl was assaulted in the Village of Brownsville. The victim allegedly told authorities Stewart had assaulted her twice. When questioned, Stewart denied anything had occurred. If convicted, the 38-year-old faces no more than 120 years in prison.

(Juneau) The Dodge County District Attorney’s Office is warning residents of a scam making the rounds. The district attorney’s office has been notified that some people have received auto-generated phone messages that appear to come from their office. The message threatens legal action over fraudulent use of their social security number. Officials with the county’s district attorney’s office say this is a scam to gain personally identifying information and ex-tort money from the public. They say their office will never make a phone call threatening legal action or asking for personal information.

(Portage) No injuries were reported during garage fire in Portage early yesterday (Wednesday) morning. The Portage Fire Department responded to a property on Dunning Drive just before 2:30am. Upon arrival, the structure was fully engulfed in fire and the flames had started to extend to the house and neighboring homes. All occupants of the house were able to evacuate, including a dog. The fire remains under investigation.

(Wisconsin) A handful of the nearly two-million Wisconsinites fully vaccinated against COVID have subsequently tested positive for the virus. The Department of Health Services says just over 600 of them have tested positive again. The 605 positives amount to .03 percent of all people who are fully vaccinated in the state. Doctors say the numbers are expected, saying no vaccine is 100-percent effective. – WRN

(Wisconsin) State health officials expect another large drop in the number of Wisconsin residents getting a COVID vaccine shot this week. The Department of Health Services reported a little more than 31-thousand vaccine doses were administered this week, as of Tuesday afternoon. Some of that is because it is early, but some of it is because fewer people want the shot. – WRN

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reported 34 COVID deaths yesterday bringing that number to 6,807. Dodge County 162 deaths with 111 active cases. Twenty-six-point-one-percent (26.1%) of Dodge County residents are fully vaccinated while 33.8-percent have had at least one dose.

(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin State Fair is happening this year. After being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the 170th Wisconsin State Fair will take place in accordance with health guidelines at the time of the Fair – Thursday, August 5th through Sunday, August 15. – WRN