KFIZ News Wednesday 8/10/16

Inmate Charged For Beating Guard With Milk Crate

An inmate at Waupun Correctional suspected of beating a guard made his initial appearance in Dodge County Court. Thirty-five-year-old Jermaine Lockhart is charged with felony battery by a prisoner. The charge stems from an incident last October in which he allegedly beat a correction’s officer with a milk crate during a cell search. The officer was not seriously injured. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 29th.

FDL Man Victim of Car Theft

Police in West Bend say an 84-year-old Fond du Lac was visiting their city’s library last Saturday when his vehicle was stolen. He left it unlocked parked in front of the library. Keys for it were inside the vehicle in a cup holder. The car was found the next day abandoned in an alley in Milwaukee.

Washington County Deputy Corrals Snakes.

A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy had to play the role of snake charmer after a single vehicle rollover accident on I-41 southbound last Sunday morning. The 30-year-old Wausau woman driving the vehicle had four pet snakes in the car with her. Rescue workers refused to take the snakes to the hospital with her. The deputy corralled the snakes and took them to the Humane Society. No word was issued on what type of snakes they were.

DNR Funding Groundwater Research Including UW Oshkosh Project

The DNR will fund six research projects geared toward answering questions about Wisconsin’s groundwater quality and quantity. One of those projects is in Kewaunee County and will be conducted by the UW-Oshkosh scientists. It will seek to predict the timing and determine the sources for drinking water well contamination. It will also look for remedies for contamination.

FDL City Council Will Discuss Allowing Dogs In City Parks

The Fond du Lac City Council tonight will hold another discussion on whether to allow dogs in City parks. City Manager Joe Moore says there will be a discussion on the issue prior to the Council considering an ordinance. He says if the Council doesn’t want to change a City ordinance to allow dogs no action would be required on the ordinance. The proposed ordinance would allow dogs in eight City parks, but Lakeside Park isn’t among them. Moore says the Council could change that list if they decide to take action on the ordinance change. The Council will also hear a presentation on the Public Works Department’s needs for the 2017 Budget. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the City-County Government Center.

Senator Johnson Criticizes FDA Ecigarette Rule

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says new FDA regulations concerning e-cigarettes are over burdensome. He says the time-consuming regulations threaten to crush the emerging e-cigarette industry. He says e-cigarettes give smokers and ex-smokers access to a safe alternative. He says e-cigarettes may allow smokers to kick the habit and smokers believe e-cigarettes may be saving their lives. Johnson points out the Royal Academy of Physicians in London feels e-cigarettes are 95 percent safer than cigarettes.

Thelma Sends BBBS Kids To Camp

Scholarships have allowed four kids in the Big Brother Big Sisters of Fond du Lac program to participate in the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts arts day camp the last two weeks. Their work and that of 31 other fourth through eighth grade students comes to fruition Friday night with 5:30 and 7:30 performances of the musical Alice in Wonderland. Jacqui Corsi of Thelma says the performances are free, but you still need tickets to make sure you get a seat. You can get them at thelmaarts.org, by calling (920)-921-5410 or by stopping by the Thelma Box Office in Fond du Lac.