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Local News Briefs Thursday 12/24/15

 

Oshkosh Officer Cleared In Shooting
 
(WRN) The review of a shooting involving an Oshkosh police officer and WinnebagoCounty sheriff’s deputy has found both acted properly earlier this month when they fired at a suspect near the Algoma Town Hall. Winnebago County District Attorney Christian Gossett says the suspect in the case attacked police responding to a call at his home on December 10th. The officers fired on 57-year-old Richard Klemz after he refused to get out of his vehicle and then tried to ram the deputy. Klemz is expected to survive his injuries and faces multiple charges. The person who first called 9-1-1 said he was trying to commit suicide by cop.
 
Salvation Army Match
 
Today is a big day for the Fond du Lac Salvation Army has they try and reach their $150,000 goal for the area’s Red Kettle Campaign.  Earlier this week they were about $50,000 behind their goal.  Today the West Shore Group is matching all donations in area red kettles up to $10,000.  Captain Steve Wilson of the Fond du Lac Salvation Army tells KFIZ that any money dropped into the kettle will be matched, and you can also drop off donations at the Salvation Army office today onNorth Macy Street and it will be included in the match.
 
Don’t Forget the Gift Receipt

(WRN) It’s down to the last minute to get those Christmas gifts, and state consumer protection officials are reminding you to get a gift receipt before you leave the store. Frank Frassetto of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says receipts are vital if the person getting the gift wants to return it. He says you may also be charged a restocking fee if you can’t prove a date of purchase, or you’ll get the lowest offered price for that product instead of what was originally paid. 
 
Holiday Travel
 
(WRN)Roads will be crowded today with holiday travelers, and so are airports. That from Nick Jarmusz of Wisconsin Triple-A says airfares for the top 40 domestic routes are down six percent from last year at this time, with the average roundtrip estimated at 175-dollars. Jarmusz says hotel and car rental rates on the other hand are UP slightly. Overall, about two million people in Wisconsin are expected to be traveling over the Christmas and New Year’s period.  That’s up 1% from last year. 

Be Sure They Are Open
 
If you are doing business around the area, please call ahead to make sure that the office your are going to is open.  Some may be closing early today on Christmas Eve. The KFIZ business office is closed today and Friday for the Christmas holiday and will re-open on Monday.