News – December 9, 2019

(Wisconsin) The National Weather Service says overnight freezing drizzle is going to give way to snow during the day Monday in parts of far northwest Wisconsin, which will see up to a foot of snow. That will decrease to about 1 to 3 inches across central and eastern Wisconsin. There are also areas of fog in Dodge, Columbia, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Marquette counties. Meteorologists remind you to take it slow getting where you need to go and give yourself plenty of time to drive.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Police Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson says a resource officer is a benefit to both the school and law enforcement. Last week, resources officers at schools in Waukesha and Oshkosh opened fire at armed students. Johnson says having law enforcement present day-to-day at school, it allows students to have a positive experience with police and gives them a chance to know each other better. He says there also has been more firearm and use of force training for resource officers in recent years.

(Fond du Lac) A 17-year-old Fond du Lac boy is facing possible making terrorist threats for a posting on social media in which he allegedly made a reference to “shooting up the school” referring to the high school. Police say the threats were accompanied by a photo of a hand gun. The teen is being held in the Fond du Lac County Jail awaiting formal charges.

(Juneau) The Beaver Dam man suing the county and the feds for $5-million dollars for wrongfully being held in the Dodge County Jail says the recent transfer of his case to a federal court in Wisconsin speaks to the seriousness of the charges. Selepri Amachree filed suit in federal court in Illinois. The judge sided with the defense in saying it was the wrong venue. Amachree notes that the judge had the discretion to dismiss the case but did not. The lawsuit alleges that the sheriff conspired with ICE to detain the Liberian-born, legal US resident on a technicality. There is no court activity on the calendar yet in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

(Pacific) The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Saturday who discharged a firearm during a domestic incident. Authorities received a call from a woman who locked herself inside a bedroom at a residence in the Town of Pacific. Her live-in boyfriend, Matthew Evans, was intoxicated and had used a firearm inside the home. No injuries were reported. Deputies arrived to find the 29-year-old holding a gun. Evans exited the residence a short time later without the gun and was taken into custody.

(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has identified the 66-year-old Juneau man killed in a head-on collision Friday morning. Charles Schultz died after Jacob Anderson of Jackson crossed the centerline on State Highway 33 near Hidden Valley Drive east of Beaver Dam. The 19-year-old Anderson suffered minor injuries. Inattentive driving due to drowsiness was a contributing factor in the crash which remains under investigation.

(Oshkosh) EAA will allow anyone age 18 and younger to enter the 2020 AirVenture free.  The Experimental Aircraft Association has accepted financial support from Boeing to help cover the costs for these admissions the next two years.  Additional support will come with an increased fee for advanced adult admissions for AirVenture and value-added opportunities.

(Madison) The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is warning people not to get involved in any holiday wine gift exchange.  Claims that gifting one bottle in order to receive dozens is nothing more than a pyramid scheme.  They recommend reporting any suspicious social media posts about this exchange, and never give any personal information to strangers.