KFIZ News Friday 9/23/16

Sheboygan County Accident Turns Fatal

Sheboygan County Sheriff’s officials say a 61-year-old Beaver Dam man involved in a single-vehicle accident last Sunday afternoon has died from his injuries. Freddie Nelson died at Froedtert Hospital. He was a passenger in a car driven by 56-year-old John Hammen of Beaver Dam that went off of County Road SS and crashed into a tree line. The vehicle was reportedly going over 100 miles per hour and alcohol is a suspected factor, but toxicology results are still pending.

Grothman Question EpiPen Makers CEO

Congressman Glenn Grothman was one of the members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that got the opportunity to question the Mylan CEO about the rising cost of EpiPens. A two-pack of EpiPens cost $100 in 2009, but recently that was increased to $600. Meanwhile Mylan CEO Heather Bresch’s salary has increased to $19 million a year. Grothman asked her if she felt guilty about making so much money. Bresch said she felt blessed and talked about the difference the company makes every day, but didn’t directly answer the question. Grothman told her people working for far less, but making their own contributions resent how much some corporate CEOs are making. Bresch said Mylan makes multiple medications and has over 600 products on the market.

To see the questioning click here.

FDL Wastewater Treatment Facility Handles Heavy Rains

Fond du Lac got 1.5 to 2 inches of rain Wednesday, but the City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility easily handled it. Public Works Director Jordan Skiff says the facility normally handles 6 to 9 million gallons a day, but during heavy rains they can get 2 to 3 times that much in a day. He says during the day Wednesday they had a 13 million gallon flow, which reached 23 million gallons overnight. He says in the past they have had instances when they had to bypass the system at times putting partially treated water back into Lake Winnebago and area rivers, but he says that rarely happens now. He says the plant was designed to handle 45 million gallons per day, before a couple of internal tanks store the excess until it can be treated.

Bond Reduction Motion Denied For Jackson Man

Bond will remain at $15,000 cash for a 21-year-old Jackson man facing reckless homicide and other charges for a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Washington County. For the second time in the last six weeks Judge Todd Martens denied a request from the lawyer for Dylan Hodgson to reduce the bail amount.  Sixty-year-old Cynthia Patrick was killed in the July 19th accident on Highway 60 went Hodgson lost control of his vehicle trying to pass two others. Hodgson is being held in the Washington County Jail.

Work Continues On FDL Johnson Street Crosswalks

Fond du Lac’s Public Works Department tells us maintenance will continue on Johnson Street crosswalks next week. Beginning Sunday crews will be replacing missing and damaged bricks in crosswalks on Johnson Street between Main Street and National Avenue. The work will be done each evening from 9 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the following morning. The work is expected to take 4-5 days. Only single lanes will be closed at any time, and the crew will move along rather quickly.

Deadline For United Way Fundraiser Coming Up Monday

Guaranty Title of Fond du Lac will be holding an Art & Wine Ladies Night at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Recreation Building next month. Jenny Braatz of Guaranty Title says a woman, Rusty Palette, will help out novice painters during the event. The cost is $40, which includes the cost of wine and a two-board art piece set. Additional boards will cost $5 each. If you are interested in attending the deadline is next Monday. Braatz says give her a call at Guaranty Title. The phone number is 921-1300. Hours for the event on Thursday, October 6th are from 6 to 8 p.m.