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Scotty McCreery Cited for Misdemeanor After Loaded Gun Found at North Carolina Airport

Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:51am

Authorities in North Carolina have cited Scotty McCreery for a misdemeanor violation for attempting to carry a loaded gun through a passenger checkpoint at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The incident occurred July 13 and was first reported Friday (July 21) by The News & Observer newspaper in Raleigh, North Carolina. The 23-year-old singer told police... Read more »...more

A Journey Through Sara Evans’ Words

Friday, July 21, 2017 5:28pm

Rooms of razors, love lights shining, soul cleansing, walls of lies, bottomless pits and fiery hells … . They all exist in the musical realm of Sara Evans’ new album, Words. And she made every word count for her eighth studio release. A fiery hell is what awaits a cheating man in the opener “Long... Read more »...more

Sam Hunt Talks OutKast, Married Life and New Music on 15 in a 30 Tour

Friday, July 21, 2017 2:54pm

A newly-married Sam Hunt is having one hot summer on his 15 in a 30 Tour and “Body Like a Back Road” holding at No. 1 on Billboard‘s hot country chart for an impressive 24 weeks. Hunt invited CMT Hot 20 Countdown to hang out in West Palm Beach, Florida, for an all-new episode airing... Read more »...more

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Two Killed In Motorcycle Vs Riding Lawnmower Collision

Jul 23, 2017 -- 12:36am

7/23/17 - Two people were killed when a motorcycle collided with a riding lawnmower in Columbus yesterday evening. The accident happened at 6:52pm on Hall Road between Boelte Road and Wendt Road. Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards says both the operator of the riding lawnmower and the motorcycle died at the scene. Names are being withheld pending notification of family and the accident remains under investigation. The Columbus Fire Department assisted at the scene and closed traffic off on Hall Road.  The last unit left the scene at 11:22pm.  The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department was also assisted by the Columbus Police Department, Lifestar EMS, the Columbia County Highway Department and Blystone’s Towing.

Backpack Giveaway At Local Verizon Store

Jul 22, 2017 -- 6:04am

7/22/17 - There is an upcoming event aimed at helping local parents in need of school supplies for their kids.  The Verizon Wireless-Zone of Beaver Dam which is owned by Good Karma Brands, parent company of WBEV WXRO, will be hosting a backpack giveaway tomorrow afternoon. Station General Manager Ryan Gabel says the giveaway says they will be handing out backpacks tomorrow from 1pm to 4pm. He says it will be first come first serve as there are only 80 backpacks to give away. Pretty much everything on a kid’s back to school list will be in the bag. Gabel says the event is a way to show appreciation to the community for supporting the Verizon stores. He says between the two stores owned by Good Karma Brands, in Beaver Dam and West Bend, they were in the top 25 busiest stores in the country. The store is located at 1659 North Spring Street. The giveaway will take place outside in the parking lot and Gabel says there will be other kid friendly activities available. In case of rain, it will be moved inside.

Randolph Man Sentenced For Child Pornography

Jul 22, 2017 -- 6:04am

7/22/17 - A Randolph man was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday for having illicit images of minors on his computer. Sean Robillard pled no contest in April to three felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography. The 49-year-old was stopped in May of 2016 in Eau Claire, the same day officers executed a search warrant at his home.  Robillard, who worked as a technical engineer for the state’s online court records system, allowed officers to search his laptop while the vehicle was stopped and admitted it had inappropriate materials. In addition to prison, Robillard was placed under extended supervision for 10 years.

Man Who Shot Beaver Dam Fleet Farm Employee Sentenced

Jul 22, 2017 -- 6:04am

7/22/17 - The Fitchburg man who shot an employee outside of Beaver Dam’s Fleet Farm was sentenced to 15 years in prison yesterday. Jared Spencer pled no contest to Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide in April. In July of 2015, Spencer shot Fleet Farm’s assistant manager with a handgun after he was confronted about a suspected ammunition theft.  The manager was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 19-year-old was taken into custody shortly after the incident following a traffic stop on Highway 151 near Columbus. In addition to prison time, Spencer was placed under 20 years of extended supervision.

Waukesha Man Killed In Two Vehicle Crash Near Juneau

Jul 22, 2017 -- 6:03am

7/22/17 - One person was killed yesterday morning near Juneau when a car drove through a stop sign and collided with an SUV. The accident happened at 6:16am in the Town of Oak Grove. Authorities say a 48-year-old Waukesha man was westbound on County Road W when he failed to stop at the stop sign and struck an SUV that was northbound on County Road A. The Waukesha man was transported to Beaver Dam Community Hospital and then immediately flown to UW Hospital in Madison, where he died a short time later. The 34-year-old Juneau woman driving the SUV was taken to Beaver Dam Hospital where her condition is not known. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family. The accident remains under investigation by the Dodge County Crash Investigation Team.

Music Has Special Healing Power For Local Sober House

Jul 22, 2017 -- 6:03am

7/22/17 - The musicians performing at a fundraiser for a sober living house in Beaver Dam say music has a special healing power. Bridges of Dodge County has served men with substance abuse issues ranging from alcohol to heroin since opening its doors in December of 2015. Mike Roddy plays drums in Elwood and the Eccentrics, the band that will be performing tonight. Roddy says the theme of tonight’s fundraiser -- the “50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love” – is just as relevant today as it was a half century ago. The 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love fundraiser for the Bridges of Dodge County sober living home will be held tonight at Beaver Dam’s Chapel of the Archangels. There will be snacks, beverages and guitar raffles along with prizes for the best-dressed hippie. The doors open at 6pm and Elwood and the Eccentrics hit the stage beginning at 7pm.

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