(Calamus) North and south-bound lanes of USHWY 151 were closed as a result of a single vehicle rollover crash north of E. Salem Road near the town of Calamus Sunday afternoon. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies were dispatched around 2:05pm to the scene of a single vehicle crash with injury. The vehicle, a 2010 Honda Civic driven by Hector Espinal Aries of Madison, damaged power lines which in turn caused damage to a semi and two passenger vehicles. Espinal Aries was transported to Marshfield Medical Center of Beaver Dam for treatment before being arrested for operating while intoxicated. No other injuries were reported. Adams Columbia Electrical Cooperative assisted with power pole repairs. The crash remains under investigation.
(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department is accepting applications for its upcoming annual Citizen’s Police Academy. This will be the 19th year for the academy which has given 222 local residents an inside look at real police training tactics. Lieutenant Jeremiah Johnson says it is a highly successful, hands-on program. He says their cadets will learn how local police handle traffic crashes, drug investigations, arrest tactics, and go with police for firearms training. The program begins on March 2nd and ends on June 1st. Applications are due by February 15th. Information about applying can be found with this news story at DailyDodge.com.
(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is warning Facebook users about fraud scams. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says there are several examples on the office’s Facebook page. The goal is to post “heart-wrenching” stories which could be shared by a Facebook friend. The scammer will then wait a couple days to edit the post to feature some product and link that seeks personal information. Schmidt says that users need to look more closely at these posts and encourages not to follow them because scammers just want your money.
(Fond du Lac) Cash bond has been set at $1-million-dollars for an Oshkosh man charged as a repeat drunk driver in a fatal crash in Fond du Lac County. Brian Sippel is facing multiple felonies including Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle, Injury by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle, and First-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. The multi-vehicle crash occurred on January 14th on Highway 151 near the Interstate 41 on ramp around 5:45pm. One person was killed. If convicted, the 56-year-old faces up to 142-and-a-half years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for this Thursday.
(Horicon) Moraine Park Technical College has been in negations with the city of Horicon about building a possible fire training academy at Marshfield Crossing. Mayor Josh Maas says much of the land is buildable along Highway 33 and hopes to get more folks interested in future developments on that land due to its great location.
(Wisconsin) High egg prices across the country are due to high wholesale prices from producers. Do not expect much relief in the price of eggs until producers bring prices down. Wisconsin Grocers Association President Brandon Scholz says wholesale prices from major egg companies have forced the current high prices at your local grocery stores. Scholz recommends looking around for better prices where you can and considering store brands or private label brands to see if those prices are lower. – WRN