News – October 14, 2020

(Markesan) Cash bond has been set at $100-thousand for a Markesan man suspected of the armed robbery at Ted’s Piggly Wiggly in Markesan. Tyrone Emig, Jr. is charged with one felony count of Armed Robbery as a Repeat Offender for the September 27th incident. The 61-year-old allegedly approached the checkout wearing a surgical mask, pointed to what appeared to be a handgun in the waistband of his pants and demanded money before fleeing the scene on foot.

(Wisconsin) The Evers administration will not be submitting its order limiting the number of people inside businesses including bars and restaurants, to a Republican-controlled legislative committee that reviews agency actions. Evers’ chief legal counsel, Ryan Nilsestuen described Monday’s meeting of the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules as “a pointless exercise.” Republicans on the committee claimed the order falls under its oversight. Evers said it falls under the Department of Health Services’ authority to issue orders as part of the public health emergency declaration issued earlier this year.

(Wisconsin) Governor Tony Evers has sent a letter to Republican legislative leaders asking for a meeting to discuss the state’s COVID-19 response. Evers wants Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau to join him for negotiations on future plans. The Democrat Evers says he welcomes feedback from Vos and Fitzgerald. He says now is not the time to weaken Wisconsin’s response to the virus. The number of positive test results for COVID-19 in Wisconsin has more than doubled in recent weeks.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials are reporting 3,279 positive coronavirus cases in Tuesday’s daily update. There are 30,731 active cases in the state, an increase of 1,253 from Monday. State health officials recorded 34 deaths, for a total of 1,508. Dodge County has 19 deaths on record and 2,680 cases, an increase of 59 from Monday. County health officials are actively monitoring 826 people. Two more deaths were reported in Washington County bringing that total to 39 while Green Lake County is reporting a second death.

(Wisconsin) If you plan to register online or by mail to vote in November, you need to do so today. Wednesday is the last day you can register without leaving the comfort of your home. Wisconsin voters can register in-person — up to, and on — Election Day. Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson says you can print the registration form online and mail the form to your local municipal clerk with proof of residence. Acceptable proofs of residence include but are not limited to a real estate tax bill, lease, utility bill, paycheck stub, cell phone bill, state hunting or fishing license, credit card bill or bank statement.

(Watertown) Cash bond was set at $25-thousand-dollars yesterday (Tuesday) for a Watertown man charged with firing a weapon at another person. Paris Selvie allegedly fired three shots at another person he was arguing with. He reportedly said it was in self-defense because he saw someone hand the victim a large butcher knife. There were no injuries. If convicted, the 28-year-old faces over 30 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 22nd.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man charged with threatening police has made his initial appearance in court. Miguel Lopez reportedly threatened to headbutt authorities following a domestic incident Monday. He also allegedly kicked an officer in the foot. If convicted, the 25-year-old faces over 14 years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 19th.

(Madison) A UW public health expert says there are things individuals can do to minimize the risk of catching and spreading coronavirus. While many of us are still resistant to the idea, Dr. Patrick Remington says face masks really are the key. He says many people transmit the virus before they have symptoms and many people do not have symptoms at all. Remington also suggests masks as “a new social norm,” in indoor settings.