News – May 3, 2021

(Lebanon) Alcohol use is believed to have been a factor in a fatal UTV rollover crash in the Township of Lebanon Saturday night. A 60-year-old man was operating the vehicle when it left Monroe Road, overturned in a marshy ditch around 11pm. He was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The man was not wearing a seatbelt or a helmet.

(Green Bay) Police will be releasing more information about Saturday’s deadly shooting at the Oneida Casino near Green Bay. Three people are dead, including the shooter, after a man opened fire inside the Duck Creek Kitchen and Bar in Ashwaubenon. Brown County deputies say the suspect was targeting specific people inside but continued shooting at others. He was then shot and killed by responding police officers. The names of the suspect and victims have not been released. Today’s press conference is scheduled for 10 am. – WRN

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam motorists are being notified of an upcoming road construction project. Work will begin June 1st for West Street, between West Third Street and Oneida Street and is slated for completed by October 31st. Starting today, contractors will be replacing the privately owned section of deficient sewer and water services in the project corridors. Completion is expected by the end of the month.

(Watertown) Watertown’s Water Department plans to flush hydrants throughout the city starting today. Flushing will mainly occur between 5am and 1pm, with one crew starting on Main Street and a second will begin on Hospital Drive. City officials say flushing will continue that week Tuesday through Friday from 7am to 3pm and the week of May 10th. More information about hydrant flushing or if you experience rusty water is available on the city’s website. A link will be on DailyDodge.com.

(Waupun) Agnesian HealthCare is now offering COVID vaccine walk-in visits. Officials say walk-ins are accepted at their Waupun, Fond du Lac and Ripon clinics between 8am and 3pm. The Fond du Lac’s clinic will be open Monday through Friday while the Waupun clinic will be available Wednesdays and Thursdays, and Ripon’s clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays. The clinics will feature the two-dose Moderna vaccine. Participants do not need to be Agnesian HealthCare patients.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reported a downward adjustment of two COVID deaths yesterday bringing that number to 6,839. Dodge County now has 163 deaths and 11,798 cases. Twenty-seven-point-eight-percent (27.8%) of Dodge County residents are fully vaccinated while 34.5-percent have had at least one dose.

(Madison) Work on the state budget gets underway at the Capitol this week. Republicans who control the budget writing Joint Finance Committee have derided much of Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ $91-billion-dollar budget proposal as a liberal wish list. The budget panel will meet next Thursday, and among the first of Evers’ priorities on the GOP chopping block are legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, expanding collective bargaining rights to frontline workers, and expanding Medicaid. In all, they will eliminate about 300 of the governor’s proposals. – WRN

(Beaver Dam) It was a big weekend for AM 1430 WBEV as the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association named WBEV the 2020 Station of the Year and Digital Operation of the Year in a small market. First place awards were also picked up for best website, social media, sportscast, play-by-play, and online news coverage. Breaktime was named Best Radio Show while our video stream of Two for the Road with Uncle Bill McCollum and the late John Moser was awarded Best Original Online Content.