News – December 31, 2019

(Lomira) After more than a month without snow, the region saw significant snowfall last night.  Parts of Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Washington and Dodge counties saw snow for most of the day.  The snow did cause a number of minor accidents, including a jack-knife semi which blocked 41 southbound south of Lomira last evening for just over an hour. Three other accidents were reported in Dodge County along with four runoffs.

(Fort Winnebago) An impaired driver is believed to have caused a head-on collision with a tractor trailer on Highway 33 in the township of Fort Winnebago yesterday morning. Around 10:45am, a vehicle travelling eastbound on Highway 33 crossed the centerline into the westbound lane, colliding with the tractor trailer. Only the driver and a passenger in the car were injured. The crash remains under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

(Beaver Dam) A Mississippi woman charged with running from Beaver Dam police made her initial appearance in court yesterday. Andrika Wyatt was reportedly involved a domestic complaint Sunday evening and drove away at a high rate of speed when police began to question her. Wyatt abandoned the vehicle in a driveway and was later spotted by officers on Gould Street. She reportedly took off running, ignoring orders stop but was quickly apprehended a short distance later. If convicted, the 24-year-old faces over four years in prison.

(Waupun) A West Allis man accused of fleeing police in Waupun made his initial appearance in court yesterday. Samuel Vasquez allegedly speed away from police when they wanted to search his car for possible drug paraphernalia Sunday (December 29th) evening. Vasquez was allegedly clocked going over 85-miles-per-hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone. He eventually stopped and apologized, reportedly saying that he (quote) “had no reason to run.” If convicted, the 25-year-old faces roughly five years behind bars.

(Waupun) Probation has been revoked for a 17-year-old Waupun man for a burglary that occurred in Waupun last April. Kaden Solano had been placed on probation for 30 months when he was sentenced in July on a theft charge stemming from the burglary in the 400 block of Bittersweet Lane. Monday Fond du Lac County Judge Gary Sharpe revoked Solano’s probation and sentenced him to nine months in jail. Solano is also facing charges in Dodge County for his role in stealing a vehicle from Beaver Dam and putting another into Beaver Dam Lake in September.

(Milwaukee) President Donald Trump will be in Wisconsin on Tuesday, January 14. He will host a Make America Great Rally at UW Milwaukee’s Panther Arena just blocks from Fiserv Forum, where the Democratic National Convention will be held in July.

(Dodge County) Vehicle sales in Dodge County for the first eleven months of the year fell behind last year’s numbers. According to figures released by the Waterloo-based industry tracking firm Reg-Trak, there were two-thousand-eight-hundred-and-twenty-six (2,826) trucks sold in Dodge County from January through November, a decrease of three-percent. At the same time, there were 480 cars sold, a drop of almost seven-percent. Overall, sales were down just over three-and-a-half percent to around 33-hundred vehicles.

(Madison) On New Years Day, Illinois becomes the 11th state in the nation to allow sale and consumption of recreational marijuana. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul has some advice for Wisconsin residents looking to take advantage of that – do not drive high. In a year-end interview, the AG says he personally supports legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin, something Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is firmly against. Sheriffs in border communities in Wisconsin expect to see an uptick of arrests in the new year because of legal marijuana on the other side of the border. -Wisconsin Radio Network

(Madison) A lucky pup is recovering after been tossed from a moving car in Madison. The two-month-old puppy, now named Kringle, is recovering with a foster family after having a leg amputated. The pup was rushed to UW Veterinary Care by a person who saw him thrown from the car in South Madison. UW vets determined his right front leg was broken so severely that amputation was the best option. Dane County Humane Society spokeswoman Marissa DeGroot says Kringle will be available for adoption after recovering. -Wisconsin Radio Network