News – August 6, 2022

(Mayville) A jury found a Mayville man guilty in connection to a stabbing in the city three years ago. The jury deliberated for around two years Thursday before convicting Hensy Gabriel Cortez-Hernandez of First-Degree Reckless Endangerment. Cortez-Hernandez was originally charged with First-Degree Attempted Homicide but the jury found him guilty on the lesser charge, which carries a maximum prison sentence of seven-and-a-half years. The Mayville Police Department responded to the 100 block of Allen Street around 3am on December 15th of 2019. Officers found Salvador Meza-Gonzalez of Mayville with cuts to his head, neck, and hands.  Meza-Gonzalez told authorities that he met his attacker at a local tavern earlier that evening. Cortez-Hernandez was found hiding in a freezer in the basement of his Mayville residence around 11:20am the same day. Mayville police were able to develop suspect information with assistance from neighboring agencies and the state crime lab. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and the 36-year-old will be back in court this Friday for his sentencing hearing. (Lodi) A Middleton man is facing numerous charges after fleeing Dane and Columbia County authorities following a strong-armed robbery yesterday (Friday). The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office were notified of an attempt to locate just before 9am for a suspect involved in a carjacking that occurred in Madison. The vehicle was located by a Columbia County sheriff’s deputy around 10:30am heading to the city of Lodi. A Lodi police officer tried to pull the vehicle over but the driver refused to stop. A short time after the pursuit started, a second officer was able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device on the suspect vehicle. The chase continued along Highway 113, but with reduced speeds due to the tires being deflated. It eventually ended when the damaged vehicle spun out and entered the west ditch. The suspect, reportedly identified as Keewan Singleton, attempted to flee on foot but was quickly taken into custody. The 34-year-old is facing felony Eluding charges, Operating a Motor Vehicle without the Owner’s Consent, and numerous traffic offenses. Singleton could also face charges in Dane and Sauk counties as those jurisdictions are still conducting their own investigations into the incident. (Watertown) A Brookfield man who went missing after visiting the Watertown area was located safe early yesterday (Friday) morning. A Silver Alert was issued just after midnight Friday for Robert Schiesl who was visiting a friend in Watertown. According to authorities, the 79-year-old left the home around 7pm and his whereabouts were not immediately known by loved ones. The alert was eventually cancelled just before 2am with the announcement that Schiesl was found safe. (Wisconsin) Wisconsin wildlife officials are investigating a possible oil spill from a pipeline near Ashland. The owners of Enbridge Line Five notified the Department of Natural Resources Wednesday that a contractor had found some apparently contaminated soil about a mile west of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa reservation. Enbridge staff say they think the contamination was from what they call an historical discharge, and not a current leak. Enbridge says it’s excavated and stockpiled the soil in question, and tested the pipeline for any leaks. The line is up to full pressure again, with no signs of problems. – WRN (Wisconsin) It’s the MKE for the RNC. Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel announces Milwaukee will host the party’s 2024 National Convention. The choice was something of a foregone conclusion since Nashville officials recently voted down a draft agreement to host. The 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee was a largely virtual affair due to the coronavirus pandemic. – WRN        (Wisconsin) With Wisconsin’s primary election just days away, candidate supporters are making their case to voters. Scott Walker is endorsing his former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. Kleefisch is in a tight primary with construction executive Tim Michels of Lomira. Former president Donald Trump headlines a rally for Michels in Waukesha tonight. – WRN (Wisconsin) Legislation supporting veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxins is ready for President Joe Biden’s signature. Al Labelle is with the Wisconsin office of Disabled American Veterans. The bill will expand health care benefits for veterans who developed illnesses due to their exposure to a variety of toxins. Labelle credits comedian Jon Stewart’s advocacy for the PACT Act, but says it was a team effort supported by more than 70 veterans organizations. – WRN (Juneau) A local student recently received a scholarship from the Dodge County Executive Law Enforcement Association. The organization awarded the $500 scholarship to Aliayhae Huston who is pursuing further education in law enforcement at Carroll University. The scholarship program is designed to assist a Dodge County resident that is pursuing a degree in criminal justice or related field at an accredited university or technical college. The Dodge County Executive Law Enforcement Association is a group of the senior administrators of all the local law enforcement entities in Dodge County. (Oshkosh) EAA AirVenture 2022 will go down in the books as one of the best attended and perhaps most enjoyed fly-ins yet. Dick Knapinski of EAA says more than 650,000 people attended and over 12,000 planes flew in for the convention. He says they probably also had over 18,000 aircraft movements through the final day on Sunday. Knapinski says their goal this year was to accommodate all aircraft that wanted to land at Wittman Regional Airport and they had 178 rows of aircraft. People enjoyed the unique aircraft, daily air shows, and many say you cannot top the fireworks that AirVenture put on Wednesday and Saturday. EAA AirVenture 2023 will be held at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh July 24th through July 30th.