KFIZ News Friday 10/21/16

Columbus Woman Killed By Freight Train

Columbia County Sheriff’s officials say a 49-year-old Columbus woman was killed when she was hit by a train Tuesday night. Investigators say Sheila Ziedler stood on the tracks in the way of a Canadian Pacific Train. She had parked her car near the tracks west of Hill Road in the Town of Wyocena.

Beaver Dam Man Arraigned On Robbery Charges

The 38-year-old Beaver Dam man suspected robbing banks in Beaver Dam and Watertown in July was arraigned in Dodge County court this week. Adam Raney pled not guilty to the 25 felony charges he’s facing. His next court date hasn’t been scheduled yet. He is accused of robbing Bank Mutual in Beaver Dam on July 1st and the State Bank of Reeseville in Watertown on July 11th. Raney is also accused of a home invasion in the Town of Beaver Dam in mid-June. Raney was arrested at a Milwaukee hotel. He allegedly used some of the money from the robberies to buy heroin and crack cocaine he used at the hotel. He’s being held in the Dodge County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.

Oshkosh Sex Offender Moving

A 38-year-old sex offender is moving to 325 Broad Street in Oshkosh today. Matthew Stahmann will be on GPS monitoring and is on extended supervision until December 14th of 2024. Stahmann was convicted for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. He also was convicted of using an internet chat room to expose who he believed to be a 15-year-old girl to sexually explicit images.

Congressman Grothman On Trump Election Comments

Congressman Glenn Grothman says Donald Trump’s statement during this week’s Presidential Debate about not accepting election results isn’t damaging. He says no matter what the candidates will have to live with the results. He says the only time he ever saw a politician not live with the results is when George Bush defeated Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential Election. Trump Thursday walked back his comments during a campaign stop in Ohio saying he would ‘totally accept’ the results if he wins. As for Trump’s earlier statements about the election being rigged, Grothman says he trusts the election process in the 6th Congressional District, but not necessarily everywhere. He says he has talked to people in other parts of the state and country and things seem kind of ‘loosey goosey.’ Grothman says he is concerned about voter fraud. He cites a video released by Project Veritas this week in which a Democratic operative bragged about bringing people to Wisconsin from other states to vote.

Clinton Advisor Says She Won Debate

A former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors believes Hillary Clinton won this week’s Presidential Debate with Donald Trump. Alan Krueger talked to KFIZ News about the debate. The Princeton University professor believes Clinton has a solid economic plan. He says throughout her career she has sought to improve things for children and families. He says she has laid out a concrete economic plan to do that. Trump said during the debate he might not accept the election results. Krueger says that fits the character of Trump throughout the campaign. Krueger says one of the great traditions of this country is the peaceful transfer of power after a hard fought election. He says it is a further indication that Trump plays by his own rules.  Thursday Trump walked back that statement saying during a campaign stop in Ohio that he will ‘totally accept’ the election results if he wins. Krueger has been an advisor to Hillary Clinton.

Tutors Needed For Literacy Program

Fond du Lac Literacy Services is part of a statewide effort to recruit and train volunteers to teach adults to read. Sheri Null of Fond du Lac Literacy says literacy councils across the state are involved in an effort to recruit 1,200 tutors in 12 weeks. Null is an intern. She she’s an avid reader and advocate for teaching people to read. Null says there aren’t many programs to teach adults to read and literacy is an issue that isn’t often talked about. Since September six people have signed up and trained to be tutors with the Fond du Lac Literacy program. Fond du Lac Literacy Services is located on the second floor of the Fond du Lac Public Library. You can reach them by calling (920) 322-3932.

Kohl Scholarship Applications Available

Applications for the 2017 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholarship can now be obtained in the principal’s office at Wisconsin public, religious, and independent high schools.  A total of 100 students will be chosen to receive $5,000 scholarships from among all applicants throughout the state. Applications are due on November 4th for public high school students and November 23rd for religious, independent, and homeschooled high school students. Applications are also available from the Wisconsin Parents Association, and at the kohleducation.org website.