News – September 28, 2021

(Beaver Dam) A Madison man made his initial appearance in court Monday on charges he ran from Dodge County authorities. Conan Fox allegedly fled from deputies after getting clocked going 20-miles-per-hour over the posted speed limit on 151 near Highway 33 Sunday evening September 26th. Waupun police were notified of the pursuit and set up spike stripes near Highway 26 which disabled the vehicle. The 23-year-old reportedly said he fled because he did not want anything else to go on his driving record as he just recently got into a crash. If convicted, Fox faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 11th.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam Man was charged Monday with leaving the scene after colliding with a motorcycle. James Juino allegedly collided with the bike at the intersection of North Spring Street and Industrial Drive on September 6th then left the scene. Shortly after, Juino called authorities and allegedly said he left because his dog was in the vehicle which had no air conditioning. If convicted, Juino faces no more than nine months behind bars. An initial appearance is scheduled for November 15th.

(Watertown) A four-day jury trial was scheduled Monday for a Watertown man accused of molesting a Kindergarten-aged girl. Gregory Howell is facing a felony count of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child Under the Age of 13. The 45-year-old was dating the victim’s mother when the assaults are believed to have occurred on eight occasions in March of 2018. If convicted, Howell faces up to 60 years in prison. The trial is set to begin to on March 28th.

(Wisconsin) Nestle is recalling nearly 28-thousand pounds of frozen pizza because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service says the DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza packages contain frozen three meat pizza, which contains textured soy protein a known allergen. The pizza products were produced on June 30th. The pizza subject to recall is in the 26 ounce carton containing “Digiorno Pepperoni Crispy Pan Crust.”

(Wisconsin) Wisconsin Hospital Association CEO Eric Borgerding says the current wave of COVID hospitalizations differs from that seen last fall. He says more people are recovering from COVID this time around but they are also taking longer to recover. The state Department of Health Services reports an overwhelming majority of those hospitalized with COVID are not fully vaccinated. Borgerding says health care workers are tired, stressed, and frustrated. – WRN

(Dodge County) There were two additional COVID related deaths reported by Dodge County health officials Monday. That brings the number of confirmed death up to 190 with probable deaths at 26. There were 128 cases since Friday with seven hospitalizations. Forty-six-point-four-percent (46.4-percent) of Dodge County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 43.8-percent have completed the vaccination series.

(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Department of Health Services supports the CDC’s recommendation regarding COVID booster shots. The CDC said adults 65 and older, those in long-term care facilities and those aged 50-64 with underlying health conditions should get the additional vaccine dose at least six months after their initial vaccine series. Those who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine will likely need a booster shot in the near future. – WRN

(Beaver Dam) Several Dodge County school districts have received funding to purchase devices and improve broadband access for students. The Federal Communications Commission recently announced more than $20-million-dollars in aid will go to Wisconsin Public School Districts. The Beaver Dam School District received $447-thousand, the Lomira School District will get $132-thousand-dollars, Markesan School District $67-thousand, Mayville School District is in line for $27-thousand-dollars, and Watertown School District will be getting just under $10-thousand.