News – October 14, 2016

Horicon Woman Waives Hearing On Drunken Crash Charges

10/14/16 – A Horicon woman accused of driving drunk when she crashed her vehicle, causing a three-year old child to be ejected for the car waived her right to a preliminary hearing yesterday. Noelle Deehr is facing one felony count of OWI Causing Injury. The 32-year-old was traveling westbound on Town Road MM in the Town of Ashippun last month when she lost control of her SUV and entered the south ditch, striking a steep embankment and a utility pole. The three-year old was ejected and suffered non-life threatening injuries. The child was flown from the scene by Flight for Life while Deehr was uninjured. She will be arraigned November 9.

Man Waives Hearing On Oak Grove Fleeing, Drug Charges

10/14/16 – A Fond du Lac man accused of running from police has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. David Haefner is facing felony counts of Attempting to Flee a Traffic Officer, Possession of THC, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Narcotic Drugs along with two misdemeanors. Each of the drug charges are subsequent offenses. The 31-year-old was clocked speeding in the Town of Oak Grove last month. Haefner allegedly sped away, ignoring the lights and sirens of the squad car and blowing a stop sign. Once he stopped the vehicle, Haefner reportedly took off running through yards. Another officer caught Haefner and allegedly found drugs on him as well as paraphernalia in his vehicle. Police detected a smell of marijuana coming from Haefner and say his speech was slurred. Upon arrival at the county jail, officers required a strip search, which reportedly showed Haefner had a pill bottle with five grams of various drugs inside stashed in his underwear. If he is convicted on all charges, Haefner faces over 15 years in prison. He will be arraigned November 2.

Beaver Dam Woman Heading To Trial On Burglary Charge

10/14/16 – A Beaver Dam woman will proceed to trial on charges she broke into the home of a family member and stole nearly two thousand dollars in cash, jewelry and electronics. Cecilia Tovar is charged with Burglary as a Repeat Offender, which carries a maximum sentence of over 18 years in prison if she is convicted. The 34-year-old allegedly broke into the Town of Calamus residence in April. She was captured on a hidden camera taking the items after manipulating a backdoor to gain entry. Tovar will be arraigned November 23.

Horicon Council Awards $1.6 Million In Bonds

10/14/16 – Horicon’s City Council awarded the sale of $1,600,000 worth of general obligation bonds at its meeting this week. The low bid came from Northland Securities Incorporated of Minnesota. Mayor Steve Neitzel says $920,000 will pay for TIF 5 projects such as running water and sewer to John Deere and the recently acquired industrial property. The remaining funds will cover the upcoming Washington Street reconstruction from Main Street to Valley Street. $435,000 will pay for the general construction costs, $205,000 will cover the water portion of the project, and $55,000 will pay for the sewer portion.

Local College Supporting Active Military Members

10/14/16 – A local school is fundraising to support the troops this holiday season. Moraine Park Technical College’s ‘Christmas in a Shoebox’ drive is underway. Student Life Leader Lisa Manuell says they are collecting donations of money and goods from students, staff, and community members. Each military member the program serves receives a shoebox around Christmas. Manuell says locations the boxes are sent include Guantanamo Bay and Poland. Each gift box includes a variety of small personal hygiene, snack, and leisure items in addition to a personal greeting card. Manuell says suggested donation items include: deodorant, toothbrushes, wipes, granola bars, snack mixes, playing cards, small travel games, paperback books, and current magazines. She says the fundraiser began as a way to get MPTC’s students more involved with the world. This year’s goal is to fill 50 shoeboxes. Donations are being accepted until November 4 and can be dropped off at room K-323 on the Beaver Dam campus Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm.

Senate Candidates Debate In Green Bay Tonight

10/14/16 – The tight U-S Senate race in Wisconsin will be on full display tonight, when incumbent Ron Johnson and challenger Russ Feingold hold a one hour debate. The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is sponsoring the debate, which will originate from Green Bay and broadcast statewide starting at 7 pm. The Republican Johnson, an Oshkosh businessman, unseated the Democrat Feingold six years ago by portraying himself as a manufacturer who gets things done — and he’s using that same strategy in his campaign ads this fall. Feingold, who served 18 years in the Senate, has focused on helping the middle class grow in the economy. Feingold leads Johnson by two points in the latest Marquette Law School poll — and each is now getting strong support from their respective party voters, while independents prefer Feingold 44% to 37%. You can hear a re-broadcast of the debate at 10:30 am tomorrow on AM 1430 WBEV.

Trump Coming To Green Bay, West Allis

10/14/16 – Donald Trump will make campaign stops in Green Bay and West Allis on Monday. His campaign website confirms that the Republican White House nominee will hold a rally at 4 pm Monday at the K-I Convention Center in Green Bay — and a campaign spokesman says Trump has a rally planned at seven that night at the state fairgrounds in West Allis. House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly won’t be in Wisconsin Monday, as he’s scheduled to campaign for G-O-P House candidates in Texas. Ryan canceled what was supposed to be Trump’s last appearance in Wisconsin last weekend, after the nominee’s controversial video about women was leaked out — and Trump said he didn’t need Ryan’s support. In the latest Marquette poll, Trump trails Democrat Hillary Clinton by seven points among likely voters.

Justice Department Will Not Fight Voter ID Ruling

10/14/16 – The state Justice Department says it will not challenge a federal judge’s order that the state be clearer in telling people how to receive voter I-Ds. The order comes after motor vehicle workers gave incorrect information to some who tried applying for I-Ds so they can vote on November 8. Madison District Judge James Peterson told state officials Thursday to print cards people can carry in their palms that more clearly explains the process to obtain I-Ds for those without birth certificates or other documents. The judge also wants the state to give out more information after people apply, so they know what to expect — and he said the voter credentials for those without I-Ds must run for 180 days instead of the current 60. Two liberal groups also asked Peterson to suspend the voter I-D requirement for next month — but the judge said he would not allow that request.

Officials Urging Caution In Online Packer Ticket Purchases

10/14/16 – Green Bay Police are again urging Packers’ fans to be careful about where they buy their game tickets. Officials say a number of fans were turned away after they bought fake tickets from unauthorized sellers, especially on Craigslist. And it happened at all three major football events at Lambeau Field this fall — the Packers’ games with Detroit and the New York Giants, and the Badger/L-S-U game in early September. The N-F-L promotes its Ticket Exchange through Ticketmaster as the only source that electronically verifies resale tickets. But police say you’ll most likely be safe if you purchase from dealers in the National Association of Ticket Brokers — because they offer money back guarantees if there are problems.