KFIZ News Friday 7/22/16
Man Injured In Van Roll Over
A man was injured when his cargo van rolled over on State Highway 23 at Esterbrook Road in Fond du Lac Wednesday morning. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials say they got a call about the accident at 9:50 a.m. Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue officials say they had to extricate him from the van and he was taken to St. Agnes Hospital.
Three Bound Over For Trial In Sheboygan Stabbing Death
Three people accused in the stabbing death of 38-year-old Phillip Spell of Sheboygan have been bound over for trial. Twenty-two-year-old Donovan Cotter, 27-year-old Patrick Evans and 31-year-old Candace DeBlaey all pled not guilty to the charges they face when they were in Sheboygan County Court this week. The stabbing allegedly occurred during a confrontation about a $40 drug debt on July 11th.
Boys Found In Mine Will Not Be Charged
Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the owner of the mine three teens got lost in has declined to press charges. The two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy were reported missing in the Iron Ridge area on Sunday, July 10th. They were found unharmed in the abandoned mine by searchers the following afternoon. The mine is owned by the U-W Milwaukee. Sheriff Schmidt says the school feels the boys have learned their lessons.
Grothman Pleased With Pence As Trump VP Pick
Congressman Glenn Grothman says he likes Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Grothman has been attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. He says about 8 or 9 months ago he was looking for an alternate candidate to the Republican presidential candidates. He says another Congressman suggested drafting Pence as a potential candidate. He says ultimately Pence didn’t run for President, but he was pleased with Trump naming Pence as his pick for Vice-President. Grothman says there was nothing fancy about Pence’s acceptance speech at the convention this week, but he liked it. He says it was button-down, no flash, no Hollywood, just the facts. He says someone sitting next to him said it sounded like a military speech.
Dodge County Has Two New Cases Of Elizabethkingia
Dodge County Public Health Officer Jody Langfeldt says two new cases of Elizabethkingia have been reported in the County. There are now 63 cases in the state. Nineteen people have died including one person from Dodge County. Another County resident may have died from the disease, but that’s still being determined. She says County health officials are now investigating cases to see if there is any common denominator. She says they are looking at what people are eating, where they have traveled, any factors that might shed light on why it is so prevalent in this area. Cases have also been reported in Columbia, Fond du Lac, Washington, Jefferson and other neighboring counties. Most of those affected are over the age of 65 and all with serious underlying health issues. The symptoms include fever, chills and shortness of breath.
Former Deans Plant In Sheboygan Gets New Owner
Former There’s new life for the former Dean’s Verifine milk factory in Sheboygan. City administrator Darryl Hoffland says another dairy company will be moving in. “Weyauwega Cheese has an accepted offer to purchase, and they’re looking at moving into that building into the next couple of months. Forty-five to 50 jobs, so we’re very excited as they add another dairy product line to that facility.” Weyauwega produces a wide spread of cheese products, and plans to have the facility up and operational by the end of the fall. The company is getting a $300,000 loan from the city’s redevelopment authority.
Oshkosh Defense Job Fair
Oshkosh Corporation is looking for workers to make their military vehicles. The company will have a job fair next Wednesday at the Oshkosh Convention Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. More than 300 jobs are available for immediate employment. Workers will be used for general manufacturing, assembly work, welding, paint and prep.