KFIZ News Thursday 7/21/16

Fatal Accident In Washington County

A four-vehicle crash in Washington County claims the life of a 60-year-old Town of Hartford woman and results in serious injuries for a 21-year-old Village of Jackson man. It happened Tuesday on Highway 60 in the Town of Jackson. The 21-year-old lost control as he was passing two vehicles leading to the accident. The Hartford woman was flown to a Milwaukee hospital where she died. The Jackson man and two teenage girls suffered injuries in the accident as well.

Menominee Falls Man Pleads To Negligent Homicide Charges

A 31-year-old Menominee Falls man who struck and killed a bicyclist in Germantown last August has pled guilty to charges stemming from the incident. Adam Neuhaus was in Washington County Court Wednesday morning. He pled guilty to negligent homicide and hit and run causing injury charges. Neuhaus’ vehicle struck Keith Habenicht from behind, killing him. Neuhaus will be sentenced on September 19th.

Clyman Man Pleads Not Guilty To Reckless Homicide Charge

The 29-year-old man Clyman man who waited hours after a friend’s death from an overdose to take her to a hospital was arraigned this week in Dodge County Court. Gabriel Joseph Brandl pled not guilty to 1st degree reckless homicide charge.  Brandl is suspected of taking the body of a 41-year-old Holly Nehls to a Watertown Hospital hours after she died of a heroin overdose. According to the criminal complaint he was in the Clyman Park with the 41-year-old Nehls on Memorial Day when they did heroin. He told investigators she passed out, but he didn’t realize she was dead until he was driving her around and noticed she wasn’t breathing. He told investigators he attempted CPR.

Dodge County Board Approves New Human Services Director

The Dodge County Board this week approved a new Human Services and Health Director. Rebecca Bell has been working for Fond du Lac County as Deputy Program Director and Mental Health Coordinator in the Community Programs Department. She succeeds Janet Wimmer who was fired in April after being accused of wrongdoings. Bell told County supervisors she plans to bring a “fresh perspective” to the department.

Watch Out For Pavement Buckling This Week

The state Department of Transportation is warning drivers about the possibility of pavement buckling during this week’s hot and humid weather. Hot temperatures cause pavement to expand, and where there are expansion joints, the slabs of pavement push against each other. If the pressure becomes great enough, the pavement can buckle. The DOT (D-O-T) recommends slowing down, buckling up and eliminating any distractions while you are driving. Also watch for slowing traffic and be ready to move over for roadside workers. You can also check the 511 Wisconsin website or call 511 before your trip to check for any traffic incidents or delays.

Congressman Grothman Attending RNC

Congressman Glenn Grothman has some strong opinions about what he’s been watching unfold at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. Grothman was at the convention Tuesday night when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attacked Hillary Clinton on her foreign policy while she was Secretary of State. He says Christie went through the mess that that she created and all the lives that were lost because of her and the Obama State Department. Grothman says we are letting in a lot of illegal immigrants, which Donald Trump will do something about if he’s elected president. The federal lawmaker from Glenbeulah also liked House Speaker Paul Ryan’s speech.

Birthing Center Popular Attraction At The FDL County Fair

Once again this year kids can watch farm animals giving birth at the Fond du Lac County Fair. The Ag Birthing Center at the Festival Foods Kids Carnival is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fair Board President Katie Grinstead says they try to announce the pending births in time for those who are interested to make it to the Birthing Center on time. Today at the Fair Bob Hoffmaster will host the KFIZ Morning Show from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. KFIZ will also carry the Market Livestock Auction from 4:30 to 5:30 this afternoon. Tonight Johnny Wad will perform on the Grandstand at 8 p.m.