News – January 20, 2020

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac Police are investigating a shooting incident that sent a 49-year-old Oshkosh man to a hospital and a 70-year-old Fond du Lac man to the Fond du Lac County Jail. Police and City Fire and Rescue were sent to a residence in the 500 block of East Division Street Sunday evening at 6:12 pm for a report of a man being shot. The Oshkosh man was taken to St. Agnes Hospital with a torso wound and later was transferred to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. The Fond du Lac man was taken into custody and is being held in the County Jail. There are no other suspects.

(Fond du Lac) No injuries after an apartment fire in Fond du Lac Saturday evening.  It took place at the Portland Square Apartments in the city’s downtown, involving a third-story unit.  Fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading.  A cause for the fire remains under investigation.

(Sheboygan) Sheboygan County authorities say a 34-year-old West Bend man was injured in a snowmobile accident in the Town of Sherman Sunday night. It happened about 9 pm. The man’s snowmobile hit a rock wall and he was thrown about 100 feet from his machine. He was flown to a hospital. The Town of Sherman is in the southern part of Sheboygan County.


(Juneau) 5-Stones Dodge County say strip clubs can be a gateway to sex trafficking. Organizers with the non-profit recently joined WBEV’s Community Comment to discuss the dangers associated with such establishments. 5-Stones Dodge County Founder Tracy Scheffler says a trafficker’s will coerce their significant others to dance at a strip club for money to help for bills. While two Dodge County strip clubs have been shuttered, Solomon’s in Juneau is still open. Scheffler says a recent concert held at the establishment redeemed something that is used for bad and cast a vision that the building can be used for something good if it is not a strip club.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Cold Storage expansion in the city’s newest business park is finished. WDS Construction, a Beaver Dam-based general contractor serving 48 states, recently completed work on the warehouse expansion. The project, located in the 151 Business Park on the north side of Beaver Dam, added 45-thousand square feet of refrigerated space including a minus-ten-degree freezer, a 34-degree cooler and 17-degree dock space along with two additional loading dock positions to the company’s storage and office headquarters. Beaver Dam Cold Storage’s addition started in July 2019 and came in ahead of schedule and under budget.

(Madison) Governor Tony Evers is proposing a major effort to oppose vaping by kids. School districts around the state are reporting vaping is a problem not just in high schools, but in middle schools as well. In addition to directing state agencies to do more on the issue, the Democratic governor also wants the Republican-controlled legislature to pass a package of bills. That would include a measure to ban vaping and vapor products on K-12 campuses. Also expect Evers to talk about youth vaping during his State of the State address on Wednesday.

(Madison) Martin Luther King’s legacy is being honored today across Wisconsin. Including at the Capitol, where the annual “Tribute and Ceremony” honoring the civil rights leader is taking place in the rotunda, beginning over the noon hour. The program (quote) “in words and music centers on how we might rise together to foster a more inclusive, celebratory, and welcoming world view of others who are different as a pathway to reducing human hatred here at home and around the world.” It’s free and open to the public.