News – June 6, 2022

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department outlined the training they go through for an active shooter situation. Lieutenant Jeremiah Johnson says the curriculum has evolved over the years, due to new solutions and methods being uncovered following a tragic incident. He says at their agency, officers are trained to enter a location as soon as possible. Johnson notes they utilize training firms such as C3 Pathways to run exercises such as how to engage a suspect or what happens afterwards. The Beaver Dam Police Department is scheduled to go through another scenario based training in August. The Department conducted an active shooter training at Prairie View Elementary School in 2019. You can watch video of that exercise at

(Forest) An Oshkosh man was arrested Saturday for fleeing Fond du Lac County authorities while drunk. The 62-year-old initially stopped after a deputy clocked him speeding in the town of Forest just before midnight. The deputy noticed the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages. The suspect then drove off at high speeds, eluding the deputy before stopping after about two-miles. He is facing charges of felony Fleeing and OWI Fifth Offense.

(Oakfield) A Waupun teen was seriously injured after he fell from a ledge at a nature preserve in Fond du Lac County Friday evening. The incident occurred at the Oakfield Ledge near the intersection of Breakneck Road and Center Line Road just before midnight. Witnesses observed the 17-year-old walk to the edge of the ledge then lose his footing and fall approximately 15 feet. The witnesses claimed he had been consuming alcohol prior to falling. The teen was transported to the hospital in Neenah for treatment.

(Dodge County) Dodge County and several of its communities were awarded state funding for road projects. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently announced that approximately $149-million-dollars in state funding was allocated for 342 local improvement projects to be completed over the next five years. Nearly $4.2-million will go towards addressing roads in Dodge County. Those projects include County Highway M and W, Lake Emily Road in the town of Fox Lake, Morningside Road in the town of Lebanon, Curie Street in Beaver Dam, and Jackson Street in the village of Reeseville.

(Fond du Lac) Improvement work on an intersection in the city of Fond du Lac will begin today. Work will include constructing slotted left and right-turn lanes at the Highway 23 and County Road VV intersection, grading and replacing pavement, and traffic signals. Today through August 9th, County Road VV to the north will be closed with a detour posted.

(Wisconsin) Before you or your pets jump into your favorite pond or lake this summer, be sure the water is safe to swim in. That’s because blue-green algae blooms can seriously sicken you or your dog. Public Health Madison/Dane County spokesperson Morgan Finke says you should always check with your local health department to see if warnings have been posted and be sure to report any algae blooms you spot while out on the water. – WRN