KFIZ News Headlines : 4/18/17

Bewley Says BadgerCare Extension Would Help Those With Drug Addiction Issues


Assistant State Senate Minority Leader says efforts to help those with opioid
and methamphetamine addiction issues would be aided by an expansion of
BadgerCare. Recently the State Assembly passed nine bills related to drug abuse
and addiction. Senator Janet Bewley says many of the services and extension of
BadgerCare would pay for would help with addiction issues. She says frequently
behavioral health addiction services are paid for by BadgerCare. She says the
problem is health care providers won’t be interested in providing those
services if Medicaid doesn’t give them a good reimbursement rate. Bewley says
when it comes to drug addiction we have to use every resource we can. 


to Visit Wisconsin


(WRN) President Trump will
try for a second time to make his first visit to Wisconsin as president. Media reports say the
president will speak today (Tuesday) in Kenosha
at Snap On Tools’ corporate headquarters. The White House confirms that Trump
will visit Paul Ryan’s U-S House district, but the  speaker won’t be there because he and
congressional colleagues will be in Europe meeting with America‘s NATO
allies. Trump canceled a visit in February to a Harley Davidson plant in Menomonee Falls, after the company reportedly did not
want Trump protesters tagging along.


Burning Leaves In Your Yard Not Legal


du Lac Fire Division Chief Troy Haase reminds residents it is illegal to burn
the leaves they are raking up in their yards. He says you can not burn leaves,
grass, and sticks that you rake up. 

says even if you have a fire pit in your yard, you can’t rake up leaves and
simply burn them in the fire pit. He says you could end up starting a fire
because embers from the fire could ignite a blaze especially if grass is dry.  He says you can’t burn unless you have a
permit and there are a lot of conditions that come with getting one.


Sentencing for Anthony Kudek This


A 28-year-old Kewaskum man found
guilty of providing access to the drugs that killed a 21-year-old West
last May is scheduled to be sentenced this afternoon in Washington County
Court. A jury found Anthony J. Kudek guilty of First Degree Reckless Homicide
in the death of Kimberly Landon in February.  The jury also found Kudek
guilty of Felony Bail Jumping. He was out on bond for an unrelated drug case
when he reportedly took Landon to Milwaukee to buy the heroin and cocaine that
killed her. Kudek faces more than 45 years in prison



Oshkosh Job Fair


annual Oshkosh Job Fair will return to the Sunnyview
Expo Center
in Oshkosh, on
Thursday, May 16th. More than 70 employers from across northeast Wisconsin have
registered to be part of the annual job fair. The Oshkosh Job Fair will open to
military Veterans only from 1-1:30 pm and then welcomes the general public
between 1:30-6 pm. The job fair represents an opportunity for employers from
across the region to meet potential employees at all levels of education,
experience and interest.


to Speak Midwestern” at FDL Library Tonight


Edward McClelland, author of the book “How to Speak Midwestern”
will speak at the Fond du Lac
Public Library tonight. McClelland is a native of Lansing, Michigan
and says the idea for the book started from a website article on the so-called
northern cities vowel shift and grew from there. He says the idea came to write
a whole book about the histories of the accents and to include a glossary of
distinctly Midwestern terms. McClelland says the state of Wisconsin is unique
in that it is a crossroads between the three Midwestern accents, the
North-Central, the Midland and the Inland-North and where they appear in the
state is on account of settlement patterns. 
The program is free and will begin at 6:30 this evening at the library.
McClelland will also be signing and selling copies of his book at the event.


FDL Blood Drive


BloodCenter of Wisconsin will hold a blood drive in Fond du Lac Wednesday. It is from 12 to 6
p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church on Fourth Street Way. Donors can schedule
an appointment by calling 1-877-232-4376. Donors of all different blood types
are needed, but there is an especially great need for O negative donors.