News – December 1, 2022

(Emmet) A sex offender will not be moving to a Dodge County town. The Emmet-Lebanon Police Department said Wednesday that Matthew Bohmann will no longer be living at N349 Indian Hill Road in the town of Emmet. The agency points out that local citizens raised concerns about Bohmann moving to the area when it was announced last week. After the Department of Corrections looked into the issue, it was decided that the 23-year-old will not be allowed to reside at the address. The DOC is handling the matter of Bohmann’s placement. Bohmann was convicted in 2017 of Repeated Sexual Assault of the Same Child and First-Degree Child Sexual Assault in Waukesha County.

(Waukesha) Convicted Waukesha Christmas Parade attacker Darrell Brooks has indicated he plans to appeal. In a handwritten notice to seek post-conviction relief Brooks – who represented himself at trial – requests help from the state Public Defender’s Office in the appeal effort. Court records do not indicate when the matter will go before a judge or appellate court. The notice is an early step of the appeals process. Per state statute, such notices must be filed within 20 days of sentencing. Brooks was sentenced on November 16 to six consecutive life prison terms-WRN.

(Wisconsin) Gas prices have dropped below three bucks a gallon in some counties in Wisconsin. Motorists who live in the Eau Claire area are getting the cheapest gas in the Badger State. Triple A puts the average in Eau Claire Wednesday at $2.86 a gallon. The pump price in Dodge County is above the state average at $3.21 a gallon. The statewide average is $3.11, 44-cents lower than a month ago.

(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County Shop with Cops program is returning for a twentieth year on December 10th. Beaver Dam Police Lieutenant Jeremiah Johnson says it gives officers the opportunity to connect with the area youth and provide them as well as their families a good holiday season. Each child is given $150 to spend on their family at Fleet Farm or Walmart. Every law enforcement agency in the county works with the organization to offer Shop with Cops opportunities to children across the area.

(Juneau) A couple members of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office attended the annual Police Lights of Christmas in Green Bay. The program collects donations which helps them purchase gift cars and supplies for those in need. Deputy’s Martin Keberlein and Dale Bratz were part of 73 other officers from 55 departments across the state that got together and assembled 1,000 backpacks and handed out $165-thousand-dollars in gift cards. The backpacks are stocked with winter gloves, toiletries, socks, and a winter hat. Deputies keep the backpacks on hand and hand them out to people who need them during the winter months.

(Beaver Dam) Fresh off his induction into the Mascot Hall of Fame, Benny the Beaver has been named the Grand Marshall of this weekend’s Beaver Dam Holiday Parade. The flat-tailed mascot was recently inducted into the high-school level category in nationwide voting. The parade of nearly 50 entries begins at 5:30pm Saturday heading south on Front Street, past McKinstry’s Home Furnishing’s where WBEV will be broadcasting and video streaming. The procession then turns onto South Spring Street, concluding at Mill Street.

(Madison) A police search forced Badgers fans to stay in the Kohl Center past the end of Tuesday night’s basketball game. That’s because UW-Madison police were searching for a shooting suspect from an incident on State Street earlier in the day. Spokesman Marc Lovicutt says there was never any danger to fans, but police didn’t want their search disrupted by thousands of fans leaving the game. The stadium was opened back up at around 10:40 pm-WRN.