Local News Briefs Wednesday 11/27/13

Set For Van Norman


G. Van Norman had a $500,000 cash bond set in Fond du Lac County Court on
Tuesday.  He is charged with First Degree Reckless Homicide and
Manufacture/Delivery of Heroin stemming from the death of Devin S. Perry on
October 12th, 2012.


Suspects In Court


Two women
arrested in suspected connection to the disappearance of 37-year-old Timothy
Nance are scheduled to appear in Fond
du Lac County Court
based on writ of habeas corpus
filed by the Public Defender’s office on Tuesday morning.  The two women were arrested last week in
connection with the disappearance of Nance earlier this month.  Nance is still missing and authorities
suspect he is dead.  The hearing is set
for 11am.


Oshkosh Burglary Investigation


The Oshkosh
Police Department is investigating a series of burglaries that have occurred at
various businesses located along the Highway 41 frontage roads in the City of Oshkosh. The burglaries
have all occurred during the overnight hours on or near Koeller Street and Washburn Street between Highway 21 and West 20th Avenue.
There have been a total of six burglaries reported in the last two weeks in
which cash and electronics have been targeted. It’s believed several of the
burglaries may be connected.  The Oshkosh
Police Department is asking local businesses to keep their doors and windows
locked after hours and to activate alarm and camera systems. The public is also
asked to report any suspicious vehicles, people, or activities occurring around
business that are closed.  All six
burglaries remain under investigation at this time. Anyone with information
about these burglaries is asked to contact the Oshkosh Police Department at
(920)236-5700. If you have information about these burglaries and would like to
remain anonymous, please contact Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers at (920)
231-8477 or text IGOTYA and your crime tip to 274637, or go to www.winnebagocrimestoppers.org
and submit your text via the web.


New United
Way Program Getting Response


Fond du Lac Area United Way Director Tina Potter says they are
having success with a new initiative that appeals to those who give to the United Way. Those
who give $104 during the campaign or $2 a week will be entered into a drawing.
Top prizes are $2,000, $1,000 and three $500 prizes. The drawing will happen on
January 17th. So how many are taking advantage of this new way of giving? She
says almost $25,000 in new giving has occurred since they implemented the new
program, which she says they are very thankful for. The money for the drawing
was donated by Mike Shannon of Holiday Automotive who is the United Way’s Honorary Campaign Chair.


Trespass & Hunt


As you ramp
up your hunting this long Thanksgiving weekend be sure that you have permission
to be on the land that you hunt. 
Sergeant Jeff Bonack of the Fond
du Lac

Sheriff’s Department reminds you to be sure it’s OK to be where you are at even
if you’ve been there before.  He says
sometimes land ownership changes so you don’t want to be caught
trespassing.   He says an initial
trespassing ticket will cost you $263.50. Bonack adds that even if you are
trailing a deer you shot onto someone’s land it’s a good idea let the land
owner know what you are doing.





More than 43-million Americans are expected to travel over the upcoming
Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Pam Moen with Wisconsin
Triple-A says that’s down about one-and-a-half-percent from last year. About
873-thousand Wisconsinites are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home
during the long holiday weekend. The busiest travel day will be today.




Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran
Church in Fond du Lac is once again hosting a free
Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday for those looking for a good meal and
fellowship.  This year’s meal will be
served from 11:30am to 1:30pm at their 20 Wisconsin-American Drive
location.  A shuttle will run at 11am
from Church of Our
at the corner of 9th and Main in Fond du Lac and also from
the Rosalind Apartments at 11:30am. Deliveries are also available.  It would be helpful if you could call ahead
if you know your are coming.  They are
also still looking for volunteers.  The
number to call is 921-4545.