Sunday, November 28, 2010

Top Stories, November 28th

Rollover Fatality Near Beaver Dam Middle School

11/28/10 - One person is dead and one person has been seriously injured following a rollover accident in the city of Beaver Dam early this morning. The accident occurred on the 400 block of North Spring Street, right in front of the Beaver Dam Middle School, just after 1:30am. Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls says the passenger car was traveling southbound on North Spring at a high rate of speed when the driver went through the stop light, lost control around the curve and struck several small trees before rolling over. The deceased is a female in her 20’s who was ejected. The other occupant was a male who was flown to UW Hospital in Madison and is in critical condition. North Spring Street was closed for over four hours this morning and re-opened just before 6am.

Head-On Fatality In Watertown

11/28/10 - A fatal accident occurred Saturday afternoon in the town of Watertown. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Paul Milbrath, the wreck occurred just before 3pm on State Highway 26 near Emerald Road. Milbrath says that witnesses report the driver of a northbound Toyota Camry apparently thought Highway 26 was a four-lane and began driving in the southbound lanes and remained there, even after avoiding one oncoming vehicle. The driver of the Toyota then struck a second oncoming vehicle, a Nissan Quest. The driver of the Nissan was transported by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither vehicle had any passengers. The Jefferson County Crash Investigation Unit is investigating.

Busy Sunday Morning For Law Enforcement

11/28/10 - It was a busy Sunday morning for law enforcement in Dodge County. Sheriff Nehls says officers were “going like gang-busters all night.” He says everybody must have been celebrating something because alcohol seemingly played a factor in several of the calls. About one hour into an investigation of a fatal wreck, Beaver Dam officers were called to a car accident at the Kwik Trip on North Spring Street. A 23-year-old Waupun man was taken into custody at the scene on bail jumping charges. Both he and a 21-year-old Markesan man were cited for driving with open intoxicants. At the same time, deputies responded to Cordelia Street in the City of Fox Lake where a 41-year-old man was taken into custody for domestic battery and felony false imprisonment. About a half hour later, just after 3am, deputies responded to another fight in Fox Lake where two women were separated for the night.

Woman Free on Bail Following Toy Store Gun Threat

11/28/10 - A Middleton woman is free on bail after an altercation at a Toys R Us store Thursday night. With people lined up for a 10 p.m. opening of the store, ahead of Black Friday, police say Lanessa Lattimore tried to move to the head of the line, passing several hundred shoppers. When some in that line objected, Lattimore is accused of threatening to get a gun and shoot them. No gun was found, but the 21 year old was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Hunter Charged With Shooting Into Home

11/28/10 - A bullet from a hunter's gun reportedly passed through a home in Potosi, missing the homeowner by about eight feet. The hunter reportedly fired three shots at a buck from about a half-mile away. Deputies found a hole in the home's dining room. The bullet apparently passed through two interior walls of the home, hitting a metal gun safe in a bedroom. Sixty-five year old Ruth Kartman was not injured. The 26 year old hunter could be charged with endangering safety by the use of a dangerous weapon.

Student Confesses To Dorm Fires

11/28/10 - Fox Point police say the 20 year old student they arrested in connection with fires set in a Cardinal Stritch University residence hall has confessed. Police say they will ask for arson charges to be filed against the sophomore from Brazil. No motive has been given for the crimes. The suspect is one of 25 students who were interviewed by police. He lived at Clare Residence Hall, but it was mostly empty at the time due to the Thanksgiving break. Three fires were discovered last Thursday. The residence hall is expected to re-open for students no later than noon today (Sunday).

AirVenture To Pay Tribute To SpaceShipOne

11/28/10 - Organizers of the annual AirVenture in Oshkosh say they are already working on next summer's event. The Experimental Aircraft Association says it will pay tribute to legendary aviators Burt Rutan and Bob Hoover this time. Rutan was the designer of SpaceShipOne, the first private manned craft to make it to space. Hoover flew nearly 60 missions in World War II, then had a legendary air show and air racing career. Next summer's show is going to have a Navy Day, featuring naval aircraft from the past century in Oshkosh.

DNR Urging Pier Owners To Register

11/28/10 - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is urging property owners to register their large piers by April 1. A law passed in 2004 had exempted those larger piers -- until follow up legislation was passed two years ago. It also exempted most of the same piers, but not all. Owners whose piers don't qualify under the newer law have to either downsize or get a state permit. Water officials say large piers damage aquatic plants by blocking their sunlight -- and that, in turn, hurts the fish population. The larger piers can also interfere with boaters, swimmers and people who own property nearby.

Delinquent Taxpayer Website Successful

11/28/10 - Four years ago the state of Wisconsin launched a website listing delinquent taxpayers. It's working. By the end of October the website was being given credit for 108 million dollars in collections. When it was started the list included the names of people who owed at least 20 thousand dollars. Later, that limit was dropped to five thousand. Today, the state Department of Revenue reports there are nearly 20 thousand names on the website -- of people who owe nearly 771 million dollars in taxes, interest and fees.

No Call List Deadline Tuesday

11/28/10 - Telemarketers could start ringing your phone again, if you're slow about calling to stay on the state's no-call list. Tuesday is the deadline. Those who sign up with have their phone numbers put on the no-call list starting January 1. The next chance to block those calls won't come until April. You can put land line or cell phone numbers on the state's list, but you have to renew your registration every two years. The state reports there are almost 2-point-3 million phone numbers on the no-call list right now. About half are cell phone numbers. Wisconsin established its no-call list seven years ago. To get on the list call 866-9NO-CALL or go to:

DCLCD Small Packet Tree Sales Continue

11/28/10 - Trees and shrubs are still available for the annual fall Small Packet Tree sales program in Dodge County. The Land Conservation Department is offering several species of trees for sale for the 2011 planting season, including red and white Oak, White Cedar, Norway Spruce, Silver Maple and American Cranberry Bush. Most trees are sold in bundles of 25 for $23 per bundle. The deadline to place orders is January 28, but there are limited amounts of some species, so early orders are encouraged. For more information or to get an order form, contact the Dodge County Land Conservation Department at 386-3660.

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