News – July 15, 2019

(Randolph) A Reedsburg man was arrested on charges of sixth offense OWI Saturday night in the Town of Randolph. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office received a report around 9pm of a car in a ditch along County Road EF, near Highway 33. The reporting party said the driver was slumped over the wheel unresponsive but had a pulse. Anthony Lee Engle woke up and was able talk with emergency responders. After determining he was medically stable, the 34-year-old was arrested and taken to the Columbia County Jail.  In addition to felony OWI, Engle was charged with Operating After Revocation along with Failure to Install an Ignition Interlock Device, and held on a probation violation.

(Horicon) Hours after a nationwide bulletin Friday asked the public for help in finding suspected child molester Kenneth Zawadzinski Jr, he was taken into custody. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff thanked the public and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office for their help in locating the 32-year-old Horicon man.

(Juneau) With high temperatures expected over much of Wisconsin this week, Dodge County Public Health Officer Abby Sauer says, “it’s important to stay cool, hydrated, and informed.” She recommends people stay in air conditioning, check on loved ones and pets, avoid hot cars and the hottest part of the day.

(Dodge County) Alliant Energy customers may be getting some money back. Four of the state’s biggest utility companies will be doling out around $25 million in refunds. Regulators say customers overpaid by about $25 million because various costs of doing business went down for utility companies in 2018. Alliant customers overpaid about $4.9 million, meaning residential customers could see refunds of around $20 next year while small businesses could get up to $90. The state’s largest utility We Energies reported fuel costs were within the two-percent margin. This is the second straight year many ratepayers have received refunds.

(Beaver Dam) Now that WXRO has transitioned to 95X, Bill McCollum is back on WBEV, the station where he started over five decades ago, with his legendary Barn Show staying in the 5pm timeslot. Good Karma Brands CEO Craig Karmazin says WBEV has always been a better fit than a ‘hot country’ station noting that there is a heritage that he has a deep respect for that will have him continuing to invest in Beaver Dam.