News – February 12, 2019

(Juneau) Snowfall totals are starting to come in with the National Weather Service saying Juneau picked up seven inches as of 6:45am. Around a half-foot fell in Watertown as of 6:15am. Five inches has fallen in the Madison-area as of 6:30am. Hubertus also got five inches. Pardeeville and Baraboo reported five-point-one inches while Sullivan picked up five-and-a-half. The La Crosse-area received eight inches along with Richland Center.

(Markesan) Justin Lewis of Markesan has been identified as the person who perished in a house fire in Green Lake County early Sunday morning.  The sheriff’s office says fire crews found the home north of Markesan engulfed in flames, and a search crew found the 29-year-old’s body inside.  A cause for the fire remains under investigation.

(Beaver Dam) A signature bond was set at $1000 yesterday for a 20-year-old Beaver Dam woman for allegedly slashing open the face of a bar patron with a beer glass during a December fight. The victim allegedly approached Topacio Calderon because she felt they were talking about her. An argument broke out and Calderon reportedly threw a beer bottle at the victim’s head before smashing a beer glass in her face, resulting in a laceration. Calderon contends the victim made a racist comment and threw something at her first. If convicted, Calderon faces nearly four years in prison.

(Lomira) An Allenton man accused of sexually assaulting a woman outside a Lomira tavern made his initial appearance in court yesterday (Monday). David Sauer allegedly assaulted the woman in the smoking room outside of Rock the House Tavern on October 30. When questioned, Sauer reportedly agreed with some of the victim’s statements but added if he did anything more it must of have been (quote) “subconsciously.” Signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 4.

(Town of Trenton) A North Fond du Lac man accused of leading authorities in Dodge County on a drunken high-speed chase made his initial appearance in court yesterday (Monday). Deputies attempted to stop Mackenzie Rae Trosper in December for speeding on Highway 151 in the Town of Trenton, but the vehicle accelerated to over 130-miles-per-hour. The 29-year-old eventually stopped and was arrested by Beaver Dam officers. When questioned, Trosper told police that he had no idea what they were talking about, that he was not the suspect that authorities were looking for and he only got off the highway to find a restroom while on his way to Illinois to see his dying grandmother. His blood alcohol level was allegedly point-one-five (.151). Signature bond was set at $1,000 dollars and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 11.

(Madison) Governor Evers will include 43-million dollars in his state budget proposal to expand dental access across the state.  Money would be used by the Seal-A-Smile program, which provides preventative services for children and teens in school.  It would also be used to establish a dental therapist licensure, help colleges implement dental therapist training programs, and expand the rural dental loan repayment program.

(Madison) There’s another confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin.  The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says a whitetail deer from a hunting ranch in Forest County recently tested positive.  Both the ranch and a breeding farm in Marinette County, where the deer had been prior to 2014, are under quarantine to prevent the spread of the disease.