KFIZ News Saturday 12/17/16

If Conditions Warrant It Stay Off Roads

The Highway Safety Coordinator for Fond du Lac County says if snow conditions are too bad this weekend it may be best to stay at home. Sheriff’s Captain Ryan Waldschmidt says that does give plow operators time to do their job and law enforcement officers a chance to respond to emergencies. He says some people do have to get to work and don’t have the luxury to stay at home, but they should use caution if conditions warrant it. In addition to heavy snow this weekend, Sunday is expected to turn bitterly cold.

Cold Dogs

A local veterinarian says if you are leaving your dog out in bitter cold temperatures make sure they are not uncomfortable or in danger. Dr. Marty Greer of Veterinary Village of Lomira says some breeds of dog are not equipped to be outdoors. She says that includes short-coated dogs like Dalmatians, Dobermans, and Terriers and dogs with up right ears like Dobermans don’t do well in the cold weather either. She says if a dog is left outdoors it should have a small structure like a doghouse inside a barn or garage it can retreat from the cold in. She ays dogs can get frostbite, but that is usually in temperatures around 30 degrees in slushy snow conditions.

Lawsuit Filed Against Man Charged In Fox Lake Womans Death

The father and estate of a murdered Fox Lake woman have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her boyfriend who has been charged in connection with her death. Sesalie Dixon’s father Stanley Johnson filed the lawsuit against 36-year-old Laverne Ware Wednesday in Dodge County Court. Court documents indicate that Ware has at least $400,000 in liquid assets. The documents claim that Ware resided with Dixon and that he used a gun registered to her to commit the crime. It goes on to state that homicide charges are anticipated once test results on that gun are finalized. Ware is currently charged with hiding a corpse and is being held in the Dodge County Jail on a $200,000 cash bond.

Mother Of Murder Suspect Bound Over For Trial

The mother of a suspect in the death of a Fox Lake woman has been bound over for trial for her alleged role in covering up the murder. Marjorie Jones was bound over for trial during a preliminary hearing in Dodge County Court. She is charged with aiding a felon. Her son, Laverne Ware, is suspected of murdering his girlfriend 27-year-ols Sesalie Dixon. For now he is charged with hiding her corpse. Jones will be arraigned in February.

Online Shopping Safety Tips

An official with the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says if you are trying to get your Christmas shopping done online make sure you take precautions. Frank Frassetto says the operating system and anti-virus protection on your computer needs to be up-to-date. He also recommends making certain you are shopping with a legitimate company and make your purchases on a secure site. He also suggests avoiding unsolicited emails advertising shopping deals that might just be an attempt to scam you. Frassetto says 57 percent of consumers planned to do some Christmas shopping online this season.

State Building Commission Approves Project At Oshkosh Correctional

The State’s Building Commission approved several key projects this week. Among the projects approved was a sewer system improvement project at Oshkosh Correctional Institution. Five other construction and renovation projects were approved and 15 various maintenance and repair projects located in 10 counties across the state for Military Affairs, Natural Resources, Historical Society, and the University of Wisconsin System.

County Workers Donate More Tha Fourteen Thousand Dollars To The United Way

County workers at the Fond du Lac City-County Government Center managed to raise more than $14,000 for the Fond du Lac Area United Way this fall. United Way Executive Director Amber Kilawee says they recently were presented with a check for $14,353.88. She says they did a great job with their effort and are huge advocates for the United Way. She says they even got a boost from County Executive Al Buechel who did a public service announcement for the campaign.

FDL HS Culinary Arts Program Earns Praise

Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says the district is fortunate to have a culinary arts program for high school students. He there are three levels in the program. Sebert says over the years the students have participated in culinary competitions and recently some of them earned silver medals at a competition at Fox Valley Technical College. They also earned high praise for the chili they made for the Empty Bowls event last month.