KFIZ News Tuesday 1/24/17

Homicide Charge Brought Against Fox Lake Man

Homicide charges have been filed against a 36-year-old Fox Lake man suspected of killing his live-in girlfriend. Dodge County prosecutors Friday filed a 1st degree intentional homicide charge against LaVerne Ware Jr. who is accused of killing 27-year-old Sesalie Dixon on December 4th and hiding her corpse in the cab of his pickup truck inside a garage. She had been shot to the head. Ware’s mother 64-year-old Marjorie Jones and her boyfriend 59-year-old Vernon Mickey are also facing charges for harboring or aiding a felon and Jones for felon in possession of a firearm. Ware will be arraigned on February 15th.

West Bend Man Who Tried To Shoot Officers Waives Preliminary Hearing

A 24-year-old West Bend man who tried to shoot two police officers waived his preliminary hearing in Washington County Court. Kody Konzal will be arraigned March 8th on two felony counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety by the use of a dangerous weapon.  Charges stem from an incident in West Bend last October. Police responded to a report of shots being fired. During the incident he allegedly pointed a handgun at two officers, but it jammed when he tried to fire it. He’s being held in the Washington County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.

Washington County Sex Offender Released

Washington County Sheriff’s officials say a 62-year-old sex offender is now living at 1725 County Highway NN in the Town of Jackson. Steven Wienke (WINE-kee) is being released from prison today. He will be under supervision of probation and parole until 2024 and is on GPS monitoring. He was convicted of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child in 1994.

FDL SB Updated On Threat And Makeup Day

Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says a couple of things came out of a threat at the high school last week. He says one is how well their staff worked with law enforcement to identify the students responsible for the threat. He says the other is how serious the charges were against the students for making a terrorist threat. Sebert updated the school board on the incident Monday night. He also informed them that the makeup day for cancelling school last Tuesday will be Friday, May 26th. Sebert says icy conditions that day made in impractical to hold school. Sebert says they build two days into the school calendar in case they need to makeup days due to weather.

Section West Divison Street In FDL Closed

Fond du Lac’s Public Works Department tells us West Division Street between Macy Street and Main Street will be closed today. West Division Street will be closed to allow a contractor to install a water service for fire protection for 15 West Division Street.  Drivers are encouraged to find an alternate route because there will not be a signed detour route.

FDL County Board Preview

The Fond du Lac County Board tonight will be asked to approve the appointment of John Rickert to fill a vacancy on the board. Rickert is a Town of Taycheedah resident and will fill the seat Brenda Schneider left when she became County Treasurer. The Board will also be asked to appoint him to a committee assignment and approve appointing Supervisor Ken Depperman to the Finance Committee to fill the seat Schneider served on that committee. In closed session the board will discuss an economic development opportunity with the owners of the Retlaw Hotel. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the City-County Government Center. The meeting was originally scheduled for last Tuesday, but was cancelled due to weather.

Highway Repairs Scheduled

The state’s DOT says there will be repairs on I-41 northbound in Fond du Lac this week. Maintenance crews will be making pavement repairs on northbound I-41 at the US Highway 151 interchange from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. There will be lane closures on northbound I-41 during repairs. Repairs are also scheduled this week for beam guards on I-43 in Sheboygan County and the southbound State Highway 441 on-ramp from County Highway KK in Calumet County.