KFIZ News Tuesday 8/2/16

FDL Boy Swallows Toilet Cleaner

Fond du Lac paramedics took a 3-year-old boy to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee Saturday afternoon after he swallowed toilet bowl cleaning liquid. According to police logs the boy’s aunt took him to St. Agnes Hospital and he was later taken to Children’s. The boy’s father had cleaned the toilet earlier in the day and left the bottle of toilet cleaner on the bathtub where the toddler was able to get a hold of it and ingest some liquid. The incident happened in the 400 block of Thomas Street.

Drive By Shooting Investigation

Police in Oshkosh are investigating a suspected drive-by shooting in the 900 block of Grand Street. It happened Sunday night about 9:15 p.m.  No one was hurt during the incident. Police are asking anyone who might have information to contact them. If you would like to remain anonymous, contact Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477 or text IGOTYA and you crime tip to 274637 or go to www.winnebagocrimestoppers.org  and submit your text via the web.  You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Sex Offender Being Released In FDL

A 49-year-old sex offender has been released from prison and is now living at 457 Thomas Street in Fond du Lac. Carl King was convicted of 3rd degree sexual assault and served three years in prison. His victim was a 16-year-old girl he knew. He will be on electronic monitoring 

Waupun Man Sentenced For Providing Drugs In Overdose Death

A 34-year-old Waupun man was recently sentenced in Dodge County court for supplying drugs that led to the death of a Juneau woman in 2009. Three years and one month was added to the sentences Christopher Skalitzky is serving for other crimes. He provided methadone and oxycodone to 25-year-old Shallen Carlene Manske that contributed to her death. Four years of extended supervision was ordered for Skalitzsky after he completes his prison sentence.

Highway Closing

Dodge County Sheriff’s officials are reminding drivers that State Highway 33 will be closed at State Highway 67 for the next three days for bridge repairs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The detour is State Highway 67 north to State Highway 28 east and then to State Highway 175 south.

Oshkosh Corporation Earnings Report

Oshkosh Corporation saw its profits drop by 6 percent during the second quarter. According to the company’s latest earnings report net income was $84 million compared to $90 million during the same period last year.  The company did see a 36 percent increase in military sales.  They also saw Sales of fire and emergency vehicles grow by 24 percent.  Company officials say commercial vehicle sales dropped by 2 percent during the quarter.

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National Night Out

Fond du Lac Police and Fire Department will be participating in the National Night Out tonight at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Park. It will run from 4 to 7 p.m. in the park by the pool. Karissa Schneider is the Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club. She says they have ten community partners for the event and boys and girls who visit their booths and get their bingo cards stamped could win a nice prize. She says they will be giving away a girl’s bike and a boy’s bike. There will be an inflatable agility course, bouncy house, radar throw, Flight for Life Helicopter visit, Fire Department water games, face painting and balloon animals and more. Police Officer Erik Foster says you can even meet their new K9. National Night Out is a community campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

For Pop Up FDL Grease Is The Word

Organizers of Pop Up Fond du Lac have announced their new Pop Up adventure. Steve Leaman says the Pop Up Crepes event served over a thousand people. They used the former Pockets bar in downtown Fond du Lac for that. Leaman says he met people attending the Downtown Farmer’s Market who raved about it. Sarah Spang says they got a lot of great ideas for follow up events. She says they decided on an outdoor movie that will be shown on Saturday, August 20th.  It will be at Buttermilk Creek Park. The event will start at 6 p.m., but the movie, Grease, won’t be shown until 8:30 p.m. There will be no cost for the movie, but those attending are being encouraged to wear their best 1950’s attire. There will be other activities tied in with the film’s theme.