KFIZ News Thursday 9/29/16

Three Area Teens Face Charges For Taking Baby Goat

Three teens are facing charges in Fond du Lac County for allegedly stealing a baby goat from a farm in Mount Calvary. Charges against 18-year-old Hunter Anderson of Fond du Lac, 18-year-old Justin Daily of Cascade and 17-year-old Connor Wehmeyer of Glenbeulah include being party to the crime of theft, burglary, and obstructing. According to a criminal complaint Wehmeyer had a goat that died. Anderson had worked at the Villa Loretto Cristo Rey Ranch in Mount Calvary and said he knew where they could get one. The teens allegedly took a three-month-old goat from the ranch on August 15th.  The ranch cares for several animals in addition to goats including llamas, donkeys and pot bellied pigs.  The animals are used for visit nursing homes and for a respite care program for at-risk children.

Dehumidifier Warning

Officials at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are asking residents to make sure the dehumidifier they are using isn’t the subject of a recall. They have investigated several recent residential fires where a faulty dehumidifier was the suspected cause of the fire. At the urging of a local fire department they also ask residents to make sure they are plugging the dehumidifier directly into an outlet. Extension cords should be avoided because a dehumidifier plugged into one could cause a fire.

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Chicken Nugget Recall

Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with hard plastic. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service the recall is of fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets produced on July 18th. It is for 5 pound and 20 pound packages. You can learn more at the USDA’s website.

Transportation Turn Out Meeting Tonight In FDL

Fond du Lac County residents are being asked to “Turnout for Transportation” or attend a special meeting at the County Fairgrounds Expo Center in Fond du Lac tonight at 7 p.m. County Executive Al Buechel says similar meetings will be held statewide so that local officials can talk about their transportation needs. He says the state has decided to only borrow $400 million for transportation projects in the next state transportation budget delaying projects like the expansion of State Highway 23 from Fond du Lac to Plymouth. He says the state needs to decide how to fund its transportation projects and local official want to get across a unified message to address the issue because it is important to our future. He says people will have a chance to give their viewpoints at the meeting. He says people can also express their opinion at the turnout for transportation website.

NFDL Schools Sending Out Survey On Possible Referendum

North Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Aaron Sadoff says they are finalizing the survey they will be sending out to district voters in mid-October. The district is preparing for a possible referendum next April. Sadoff says they’ve taken a look at their long term facilities needs and a referendum would address some of those needs. He says the survey will help determine if there is support for a referendum next spring. The survey will talk about their plan and possible costs for referendum questions. Survey data will be reviewed at a November 16th meeting.

Feeding America Mobile Pantry At FDL Salvation Army This Afternoon

The Fond du Lac Salvation Army will host a Feeding American Mobile Pantry from 1 to 3 p.m. this afternoon. Salvation Army Social Services Director Ron Jacobson says anyone who needs food is welcome to pick some up. He says it is first come first serve and typically a family will get up to 35 pounds of fresh, non-perishable, and frozen food.  Alliant Energy is helping to sponsor the event. He says you will need to show an ID. The Feeding America Mobile Pantry can hold up to 15,000 pounds of food. The truck will be in the Salvation Army parking lot at 237 North Macy Street.