News – February 27, 2019

(Mayville) Mayville will soon be welcoming a new pharmacy into the city. Mayor Rob Boelk recently announced Hometown Pharmacy will open doors on a store and while a location has yet to be determined Boelk says the business hopes to move in by early April. He says is a good fit and that they have a good business philosophy from hiring a local pharmacist to work in the store to providing medications at affordable costs. The new store comes as Mayville loses a pharmacy with the recently-announced closure of their ShopKo store.

(Beaver Dam) State Representative Mark Born plans on introducing a bill this session that would give school officials the opportunity to warn select students of an upcoming fire drill. The Beaver Dam Republican says he created the bill in reaction to meetings he has attended by a task force established by the Dodge County Emergency Management with school officials and police officers. He told us recently on WBEV’s Community Comment that current law prohibits teachers from telling students when a fire drill is about to happen, which can cause problems especially with special needs students who can react negatively to the surprise fire alarm.

(Manitowoc) An appellate court on Monday sent the Steven Avery case back to the circuit court-level for review. Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are serving life sentences for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, whose remains were found in the Avery family’s salvage yard near Mishicot. Avery, who has denied his involvement, was the subject of the Netflix series “Making A Murderer.” WLUK is reporting that attorneys for Avery want to have bones found in a gravel pit tested to see if they belong to Halbach. If the remains test positive, Avery’s attorney says that would call into question how investigators and prosecutors determined remains were found in the salvage yard.

(West Bend) A Washington County man died in a motor vehicle incident near Orlando. The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for the hit-and-run driver who killed Robert Henschel of West Bend. The 70-year-old ran out of gas and his car was sitting on the side of the Beachline turnpike.  A woman stopped to help, but Henschel was struck by a third vehicle that did not stop. Authorities in Florida are looking for a maroon Ford Mustang with body damage and a broken side mirror.

(Town of Portland) A Waterloo man was arrested early yesterday (Tuesday) morning after allegedly running from authorities. Justin Kuhl reportedly drove into the ditch while trying to evade an officer on Hubbleton Road in the Town of Portland just after midnight. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the 34-year-old fled on foot but was located a short time later in a friend’s vehicle after apparently calling that friend to help him leave the scene. Kuhl was charged with criminal Operating After Revocation and was transported to the Dodge County Jail.

(Juneau) Authorities in Dodge County had to track down two wayward inmates in separate incidents on Monday morning. A 25-year-old Beaver Dam man on work release failed to show up at work at was arrested in Beaver Dam. Two hours later, a 28-year-old Pardeeville man escaped while en route from court to the jail. Eric Frymark made his initial appearance on misdemeanor Theft and felony Bail Jumping charges at 9:10am on Monday; cash bond was set at $500. A half hour later, court security reported to dispatch that the 28-year-old had fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later in a shed behind a residence on Main Street and taken to Jail. Yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, Frymark had cash bond set at $2500 during an initial appearance on the felony Escape charge.

(Randolph) A plea and sentencing hearing was added to the court calendar yesterday (Tuesday) for a Randolph man in conenction a high-speed chase in Dodge County. Beaver Dam Police allegedly spotted Dawson Schulz in June speeding on Highway 151 sparking the 7.8-mile pursuit. The officer said at times he was simply following a trail of black exhaust smoke. The 19-year-old suspect initially denied being in Beaver Dam but later reportedly admitted that he was the driver. Schulz is due back in court in March.

(Oconoto County) A Green Bay man was arrested early this morning on drunk driving charges. Douglass Lee Kluth was pulled over by the Wisconsin State Patrol in Oconoto County at 1:11am. The 66-year-old allegedly failed a field sobriety test. Kluth was arrested and taken to jail on charges of Operating While Intoxicated, eleventh offense.