KFIZ News Friday 11/4/16

FDL Man Arraigned On Dodge County Fleeing Charges

A 31-year-old Fond du Lac man suspected of running from police was arraigned in Dodge County Court this week.  David Haefner pled not guilty to the charges stemming from the chase on September 27th in the Town of Oak Grove. He alleged sped away when an officer tried to pull him over for speeding. Haefner ignored the lights and sirens of the squad car and blew a stop sign.  Once he stopped Haefner took off on foot. Drugs were found on him as well as paraphernalia in his vehicle. 

Preliminary Hearing Scheduled For Jackson Man Facing Reckless Homicide Charges

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled next month for the 21-year-old Jackson man facing a reckless homicide and other charges for a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Washington County. That hearing for Dylan Hodgson will be on December 19th. Sixty-year-old Cynthia Patrick was killed in the July 19th accident on Highway 60 when Hodgson lost control of his vehicle trying to pass two others. Hodgson is being held in the Washington County Jail on a $15,000 cash bond. 

Senator Johnson On Opponents Email Use

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says Hillary Clinton isn’t the only Democrat with an email controversy this election season. Johnson says his opponent, former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, planned his Senate bid while a State Department Special Envoy. Johnson says the State Department probably won’t release those emails. He says Feingold may have violated the Hatch Act. He says they know Feingold did speak with the head of the Democrats Senate Campaign Committee while he was a special envoy. Johnson also takes exception to Feingold’s recent comments that he doesn’t bother to travel the state like Feingold did when he was a U.S. Senator. Johnson says his staff added up how many miles he traveled while driving himself across the state the last six years and it’s over 130,000 miles. The two face each other in Tuesday’s election.

Laning Campaigns For Feingold

The chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party was in the area Thursday campaigning for candidates like U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold. Martha Laning says there are difference between him and incumbent Senator Ron Johnson. She says for one thing Feingold is in favor of allowing students to refinance their college loans. She says parents have been telling him about how their kids are saddled with too much debt when they graduate. She says Feingold would also like to raise the minimum wage to help out the working poor. Laning says Johnson is more interested in giving out big tax brakes to large businesses and the wealthy.

Red Kettle Kick Off Today

The Salvation Army begins its Red Kettle Campaign today. From 4 to 6 p.m. the Oakfield Lions Club will be at the Johnson Street Pick N Save, Miss Wisconsin will be at Festival Foods, and Fond du Lac City Manager Joe Moore will be at Shopko. Also Banjo the 107.1 The Bulls Mascot and the Pig from Piggly Wiggly will be going head to head on some challenges at the Fond du Lac Piggly. Guy David and Big Al from K107.1 The Bull will also be at the Piggly Wiggly to help kick things off. Tobin Machining sponsors the first day of kettles, asking community to match their $750 donation. This year’s Red Kettle goal is to raise $160,000 goal.

Kids And Bees Expo Saturday In FDL

America’s Honey Queen Kim Kester will be at the Kids & Bees Expo at the Fond du Lac Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center Saturday. The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Kester is a native of Nekoosa and currently lives in Sparta. She says the expo is a free event. She says it is a great opportunity for kids to come in and learn more about bees. She says there will be an observation hive, but it will be behind glass for everyone’s safety. She says there will be a number of activities. There will be face painting and different microscope slides. Kids will also be able to roll their own beeswax candle, taste different flavors of honey and more. Wisconsin has 300 varieties of h