Local News Briefs Wednesday 4/27/16

Fond du Lac Fire Rescue and the
Fond du Lac Police Department have determined that the Wayside Bar fire on
February 24th was arson.  The
Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and the State Fire Marshall’s
Office assisted in the investigation.  If
you have any information you are asked to call Detective Lee Mikulec at
(920)322-3726 or by calling the Wisconsin Arson Hotline at 800-362-3005. There
is up to a $5,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and
conviction of an arsonist.


Oshkosh Meth Bust


The Oshkosh Police Department is
investigating a Methamphetamine lab that was located in a hotel room in the
1500 block of W. South Park Ave. Oshkosh Police went to the 1500 block of W.
South Park at about 10:00 A. M. on Monday, April 25, 2016 in an attempt to
locate a 27 year-old male subject that had a warrant for his arrest. Oshkosh
Police located the male in a parking lot in the 1500 block of W. South Park Ave.
and he was arrested for the warrant. During the investigation, Oshkosh Police
discovered a methamphetamine lab inside the male’s hotel room. The 27 year-old
male, in addition to the warrant, was arrested on a probation hold, possession
of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of meth waste and 2nd
Degree Reckless Endangering Safety. He was taken to jail. A 26 year-old female
from Oshkosh
was in the hotel room with a 10 month-old child. The 10 month-old was placed in
protective custody by the Department of Human Services. There was no threat to
the public’s safety. Other living arrangements were made for people that were
staying in the hotel. The hazardous material disposal unit from Chicago, IL
arrived on the scene at about 8:00 P. M. and cleaned up the chemicals inside
the hotel room. The scene was cleared at about 9:00 P.M.


Agnesian Nurse Honored


Estie Muranyi, RN, BSN, a St. Agnes Hospital surgical nurse, was among four individuals recently
presented with Nightingale Awards for Nursing Practice by the University of Wisconsin
– Oshkosh College of Nursing and Board of Visitors.  The Nightingale Award for Nursing Practice
program honors registered nurses and licensed practical nurses involved in
direct patient care who exemplify the highest standards of nursing practice. In
2016, 19 outstanding nurses from across Wisconsin
were nominated to receive the Nightingale Award. Four were awarded the honor. Each
award recipient receives a cash prize and an original commemorative award
symbolizing the spirit of Florence Nightingale. 
Muranyi has been with Agnesian HealthCare for the past eight years, and
was noted for her flexibility and compassionate care given to her patients. For
the past 22 years, Muranyi has traveled twice annually to Mexico on surgical
mission trips with a specialty in eye surgery. Traveling with a group of 10 to
12 volunteers, this mission group will screen approximately 500 patients and
perform 70 to 80 cataract surgeries in four days helping patients regain the
gift of sight.


Walker Vetoes Inspection Bill


(WRN) -Governor Scott Walker has
vetoed a bill mandating inspections for large home remodeling.   Wisconsin homeowners will not need government inspections
for larger remodeling projects.  Governor
Scott Walker vetoed the bill that would 
have required inspections for remodeling work that costs more than 20
percent of the total value of a single family house or duplex. Walker says it would put
too much of a regulatory burden on individual homeowners — and it would have
cost state and local governments too much.   


Baldwin On Student Loan Debt


(WRN) U-S Senator Tammy Baldwin
is proposing new legislation to help deal with rising student loan debt. Other
aspects of the bill include increasing Pell Grants to keep pace with inflation
and hold colleges accountable to ensure students graduate with high-value
degrees and credentials. The Wisconsin Democrat also wants to institute a
federal-state partnership to help cover the cost of the first two years of a
college degree.