Local News Briefs Friday 9-11-15

Walker Speaks In Illinois


Scott Walker used a speech in Illinois
Thursday morning to offer up his plans for day one of his presidency, if he’s
elected to the White House in 2016. One priority would be to undo an agreement
with Iran
over its nuclear program.
Walker said he would also work to repeal ObamaCare and
eliminate any requirements that federal employees have union dues take out of
their paychecks.


Clinton in Milwaukee


A standing room-only crowd in Milwaukee
Thursday night, as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rallied
with supporters. The event was billed as a grassroots organizing effort for
women…and it was a topic Clinton
touched on several times in her remarks. Clinton’s
speech at the U-W Milwaukee marked her first visit to Wisconsin of the campaign.


Dodge County Fatal Accident


September 10, 2015 at approximately 7:11pm, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office
responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Morningside Rd East of County R in
the Township of Lebanon. Preliminary investigation shows
that a Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling East on Morningside Rd. when it entered the south
ditch.  The vehicle then struck a culvert
at a driveway causing the vehicle to go airborne.  The pickup truck landed in the ditch again
where the vehicle then rolled causing the 2 occupants to be ejected from the vehicle.  One occupant was pronounced dead at the scene
by the Dodge County Medical Examiner. 
The other occupant of the pickup truck sustained life threatening
injuries and was transported by Flight for Life Helicopter to Aurora Summit
in Oconomowoc.  Names are being withheld pending notification
of the families.  Neither occupant was
wearing a seatbelt.  Alcohol and speed
appear to be factors in the crash. 


Oshkosh Fall Victim Identified


Oshkosh Police Department says that 20-year-old Tyler S. Peterson died after a
fall off of a five-story building at the Vista Retirement Community at 631 Hazel Street on
Wednesday afternoon.  The Oshkosh PD,
Winnebago County Corner’s Office and OSHA continue to investigate the accident.


Fondue Fest


More than 20,000 people are
expected in fill the streets of historic downtown Fond du Lac for the annual Fondue Fest on
Saturday.  The family event features,
music, food, vendors and fun. Dusty Krikau of the Downtown Fond du Lac
Partnership says there will be three music stages running all day, before the
entertainment shifts to Thelma Sadoff Center For The Arts for two more concerts
including The Back Home Boys at 5pm.  Of
course you can’t have a Fondue Fest without Fondue as always being served up by
the MPTC Culinary Students starting at 10am. The event runs from 9am to 5pm and
for more information head to fonduefest.com


YScreen Testing Helps Kids


Identifying and helping
those young people who may be contemplating suicide is the focus of the Fond du
Lac Y-Screen Program.   Lindsey Bruins of
the Fond du Lac School District says the Y-Screen
Program helps identify kids who may not directly be reaching out for help. She
says about 1 in 5 struggle with mental health issues and only about 1 in 3 seek
help.  The 40 question survey that kids
voluntarily take can help identify kids in need of support.   Bruins says a recent survey found that about
17% of those that took the survey of 8th, 10th, and 11th graders reported
seriously considering suicide. That’s down from 26% in 2004. Since 2002 more
than 10,000 students have taken the survey and about 1800 have been connected
with support services.  This week is
Suicide Prevention Week.


Packer Pride


(WRN) The Green Bay Packers
are asking fans to wear green and gold on Fridays to help build hype for each
week’s game. Team president Mark Murphy says many people already do that, but
the organization wanted to make it a bigger deal. Murphy says fans who post
pictures will also be eligible for prizes from the Packers Pro Shop.