News – November 11, 2019

(Beaver Dam) WBEV is hosting its annual Tribute to Veterans program this afternoon. Over the past decade John Moser has sat down with local servicemen and women who have served our county, statewide and abroad during the past century’s conflicts and wars. The program will be broadcast live on AM1430 WBEV from our DailyDodge studios and streamed in audio and video at Our Tribute to Veterans begins at 12:35pm.

(Hartford) A Hartford mother and her two sons are recovering at home from injuries when they were struck by a vehicle outside Fiserv Forum Saturday evening. The family was trying to see Jurassic World Live but never made it.  Police are still looking for the vehicle involved, a 2018 silver four-door Chevrolet Malibu, possibly with a Texas plate that contains the letters “K-C-V”.

(Mayville) A duck hunter stranded in the Horicon Marsh was rescued Friday afternoon. The Mayville Fire Department along with the Kekoskee Fire Department and Rescue responded. The hunter lost his kayak while picking up decoys and water filled his waders. Authorities say in these cold temperatures, it quickly turned into an emergency situation. A fellow hunter returning to the boat landing picked up the man who was handed over to the rescue team. The man was taken to the landing where Mayville EMS continued with patient care.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department is encouraging the public to have a plan for getting out of their residence safely in the event of a fire. Captain Chris Ackley told us recently on WBEV’s Community Comment that it is important to draw an escape plan and review the plan with everyone in the house, especially children. The plan should include two ways out of every room. That includes exits through the front and back door but also a bedroom door or window.  He says check doors for heat with your hand; if the door is hot, use your alternate exit.

(Beaver Dam) A program tomorrow (Tuesday) night in Beaver Dam will focus on the reality of sex trafficking in the region. The non-profit group 5-Stones Dodge County is hosting the community awareness event. Tracy Scheffler with 5-Stones says their goal is to inform people that trafficking is not only happening in the big cities but is an issue in the rural communities. Emmy Myers, who was a victim of sex trafficking seven years ago, will be sharing her story at the event. Hiding in Plain Sight starts at 6pm tomorrow at Harvest Church on Highway 33.

(Madison) Governor Tony Evers has issued another round of pardons. The Governor and the pardon advisory board approved eight pardons last week. In a statement, Evers says these people’s records were holding them back from achieving career goals, and that the community would be better for seeing them succeed. Among the pardoned are a woman who was convicted for stealing hot tubs in 2004, a man who was caught selling marijuana 20 years ago, and a man who wants to be a firefighter, but who has a marijuana conviction on his record.

(Lafayette) A county commission studying water quality in southwest Wisconsin says it’s going to prosecute reporters for altering press releases. The Associated Press reports that the Lafayette County Conservation Committee will vote on a measure on Tuesday that reporters who edit or shorten its press releases will face prosecution. This is in response to a series of media reports that said 91 percent of recent tests showed contamination in private wells. County Board member Kriss Marion reported the measure on her Facebook page. Attempts to identify the author of the resolution have failed.