All the reporters on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year had one major question to ask Shania Twain: What exactly is happening in these Instagram photos? On a roll… ðð¤ð¸ð¹ A photo posted by Shania Twain (@shaniatwain) on Aug 3, 2016 at 9:00am PDT Told you I was on a... Read more »...more
If you missed Thursday’s (Oct. 20) premiere of the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year special, it’s one heck of a show. Fortunately, you can catch re-airings throughout the weekend and view the entire show online here at CMT.com. In addition to what was captured onscreen, there was a lot of excitement within the audience,... Read more »...more
10/22/16 - There is a new person heading the Wisconsin State Patrol. State Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb announced yesterday that Colonel JD Lind has been appointed as superintendent of the patrol. Lind is replacing Steve Fitzgerald who retired from the post last summer following nearly 50 years in law enforcement. Fitzgerald, who is the father of Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau, had previously served Hustisford Police Chief and Dodge County Sheriff before his appointment to the post in 2011. Lind is a Bayfield-native who began his career with the State Patrol in 1994. Since that time, he has served in a variety of roles in the Northwest, North Central and Southwest Region State Patrol posts, as well as with the State Patrol’s Bureau of Specialized Services. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2015 and to Colonel in September 2016. Prior to entering law enforcement, Lind was a high school teacher. His appointment is effective October 31.
10/22/16 -A Dodge County employee was one of two people recognized for lifesaving efforts. Emergency Management Deputy Director Joe Meagher and Beaver Dam resident Moe Neitzel were presented with certificates at this week’s county board meeting. On the evening of June 13, Meagher was paged to a residence on Beaver Dam’s Stony Brook Road after the family of the man having a medical emergency had called 911. Meagher arrived to find Neitzel, the distressed man’s neighbor, was already performing CPR. Beaver Dam Fire Chief Alan Mannel says Meagher applied one shock with an automated external defibrillator before the CPR continued. Beaver Dam Fire Department paramedics arrived on scene to find the man had a strong pulse and resumed breathing. The man was taken to the hospital and was later released. Mannel says Meagher and Neitzel’s efforts saved the man’s life. After receiving the award, Meagher informed the board that October is ‘sudden cardiac arrest awareness month’ and stressed the importance of CPR training for all capable people.
10/22/16 - More Dodge County Highways have been approved for terrain vehicles. At its meeting this week, the county board signed off on adding 21 new paths to the list of ATV and UTV routes. The stretches are on Highways BB, G, GI, I, II, J, T, TT, TW, Y, and Z and will connect routes in the towns of Elba, Lowell, Portland, and Williamstown, where all town roads were previously approved. In March, the county board first passed an ordinance that allowed the terrain vehicles to travel on some county highways. Local enthusiast group, Quad County Runners, requested the action and will be required to pay costs for installing proper signage before the trails can be used. ATVs and UTVs must abide by a 35 mph speed limit, run single file, use proper seat belts and highlights, and cannot operate between 11:59 pm and 5 am.
10/22/16 - A Merrill woman is accused of trying to mail drugs to an inmate at the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun. Tammie Ossig is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Prescription Drug and Deliver Illegal Articles To an Inmate. Prosecutors say the 42-year-old mailed a greeting card to her fiancé that had a flat opiate drug patch, called a Suboxone strip, underneath a sticker. Phone calls were then located with the inmate contacting Ossig discussing the contraband. That inmate reportedly learned about the trick from a cellmate who was relocated to Red Granite Correctional; that inmate was also found to be receiving the drug sent through the mail. Ossig, who did not have a prescription for the drug, admitted that she let her fiancé send the drug on that one occasion. If convicted, the charges carry a combined maximum of six years in prison. Ossig is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Dodge County court next month.
10/22/16 -If it wasn't for a federal judge's decision, early voting would not have started at Wisconsin clerks' offices until Monday. But the state Elections Commission said today that 289,000 absentee ballots have been given to state residents in person and by mail, and almost 224,000 have been returned. In July, Federal Judge James Peterson struck down the Republicans' limits on early voting, which allowed ten days of absentee balloting in person before the election -- with no nights or weekends, and only one voting place in each community. Madison and Milwaukee, both Democratic strongholds, have each had multiple sites running for several weeks. Other communities have come up with their own absentee voting schedules. State officials say the number of ballots given to voters is about 40-percent of the entire amount issued in the last presidential contest in 2012.
10/22/16 - Local law enforcement is working with a statewide program to get drugs off the streets. A number of Dodge County agencies are participating in today’s ‘Prescription Drug Take Back Day.’ Residents are encouraged to bring any unwanted, unneeded, and expired medications to their local law enforcement agency for proper disposal. The goal is to keep the medications from getting into the wrong hands, as officers say abusing prescription drugs can lead to more serious addictions. All solid, non-liquid medications should be taken out of their original container and placed in a clear, sealable, plastic bag for disposal. Blister packs are accepted while liquids, creams, and sprays must be in their original packaging. Illegal drugs, needles and sharps, and bio-hazardous materials are among the items not accepted. There is no cost for residents or the county to dispose of the drugs since the state is covering that expense. For a link to a website that lists participating agencies and hours, visit today’s homepage at wbevradio.com.