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Monday, October 15th  2012 

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The Children's Museum of Fond du Lac recently welcomed its 100, 000th visitor. Congratulations to the Klapperich family. As the 100,000th visitor they received an 18-month membership to the Children's Museum, which is valued at $125. The Museum recently announced a major capital campaign that will involve moving into a new location inside the former Pick 'N Save store on West Scott Street. The Museum hopes to open at its new location next spring.



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FDL Stabbings


Fond du Lac Police are looking for a suspect in the stabbings of four people. It was reported shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday morning in the 100 block of East 12th Street. Police arrived to find a man stabbed in the arms. He said three others had already been taken to St. Agnes Hospital by private parties. The suspect was driving a dark-colored Suburban type of vehicle with a busted out right rear window. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.


Fatal Accident


Washington County Sheriff's officials say a 64-year-old Hartford man died after he was struck by a vehicle while walking his dog home from a kennel early last night. It happened on County Highway K. Both the man and the vehicle were southbound on the highway. It was raining and the area isn't well lit. The man was taken to Aurora Medical Center in Hartford where he died. The driver of the vehicle was a 60-year-old Hartford woman. Neither alcohol nor excessive speed was factors in the accident.


Accident Victim Identified


The State Patrol has released the name of the 43-year-old Neenah man critically injured when he was struck by a department of public works truck while he was out walking late Thursday morning. Daniel Robinson was taken to Theda Clark Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The 43-year-old Neenah man driving the truck, Patrick Engelbreth, was not hurt in the accident. The truck was equipped with a leaf collection system.


 BD Bank Robbery


Authorities in Beaver Dam are looking for a man who walked into the Associated Bank with a handgun and robbed it Saturday afternoon. They say the man left with an undetermined amount of cash on foot. He was described as a young man, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 inches tall, 170 pounds with a dark blue or fleece jacket with two horse designs on the front, and one on the back with smaller horseshoes surrounding it. Anyone with information is asked to contact Beaver Dam Police.


Dog Attack Suspect Arraigned


The 43-year-old New Berlin man who is accused, along with a 58-year-old Campbellsport man, of having a dog attack his 18-year-old son was arraigned in Fond du Lac County Court last Friday. Joel Kennedy Sr. pled not guilty to the charges he's facing stemming from the August 31st attack. Richard Lisko believed Kennedy's son had stolen 100 morphine pills from him and it was his dog that attacked the teen. Kennedy's father allegedly aided Lisko in stringing the boy up like a deer during a portion of the attack.


FDL Man Bound Over For Trial


A 45-year-old Fond du Lac man facing domestic abuse charges has been bound over for trial. Wesley Smith was recently in Fond du Lac County for a preliminary hearing. He's charged with felony counts of strangulation-suffocation and intimidating a victim, and misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and battery for a September 30th incident. The alleged victim was his girlfriend. He's being held in the Fond du Lac County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.


Candidate's Yard Vandalized


State Senate candidate Rick Gudex's front yard was vandalized last Thursday night while he was attending a screening of the documentary "Heroes Behind the Badge." Someone snuck into his yard, ripped out campaign signs, damaged landscaping and turned an American flag upside down. Gudex says, "What they did is disgraceful," and what they did with respect to the American flag was "Disrespectful." Anyone with information is asked to call the Fond du Lac Police Department.





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The Packers flexed their muscles in front of a national TV audience last night in a 42-24 blowout of previously unbeaten Houston. Aaron Rodgers was spectacular, throwing for 338 yards and a team record tying 6 touchdowns. Three of those TDs went to Jordy Nelson who caught 9 passes for 121 yards. James Jones also caught a pair of TDs for the Packers. Alex Green was solid in his debut as the featured tailback rushing for 65 yards on 22 carries. The Packer defense made a statement as well, never letting the Houston offense get into rhythm, picking off 3 passes, two by Casey Hayward and one by Sam Shields, and holding Arian Foster to just 29 yards rushing. The win leaves Green Bay at 3-3 on the season as they wrap up a 3 game road trip at St. Louis next Sunday at noon..

The only negative from last night's game was that the Packers lost a handful of players to what could be serious injury. Linebackers Nick Perry and DJ Smith and RB Brandon Saine all left with knee injuries. Cornerback Sam Shields left late after getting kicked in the shin. All of those players will be evaluated today.


Alabama is #1 in the first BCS Rankings released over the weekend. Florida is #2, followed by Oregon, Kansas State, and Notre Dame. After Saturday's blowout win at Purdue the Badgers are still unranked but received votes in both the AP and the Coaches Poll. UW hosts Minnesota on Saturday at Camp Randall. The Kickoff is set for 11am on KFIZ.


Anaibal Sanchez gave up just three hits in seven innings worth of work as the Tigers blanked the Yankees 3-0 in the Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. The win gives Detroit a 2-0 series lead heading back to Detroit. Game 3 of the series is Tuesday night in Motown.


David Freese and Carlos Beltran each hit two run homers as St. Louis took Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday night.. Game 2 is tonight in San Francisco.


The WIAA released their football playoff pairings for the first round this weekend. In Division 6, St. Mary's Springs gets a #1 seed and will host Algoma on Friday night at 7pm. You'll hear the game on KFIZ. In Division 5, Laconia gets a #3 seed and will host Greendale Martin Luther on Friday night. In Division 4, Chilton is a #1 seed and hosts Freedom on Friday night. Also in D4, Campbellsport will travel to Brodhead-Juda on Saturday at 4pm. In D2, Oshkosh North will travel to Green Bay Southwest on Saturday night at 6pm.


 Business & Technology





Artist Jason Baalman poses in front of portraits of President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney made entirely of more than 2,000 individual Cheetos snacks in his Colorado Springs, Colo., studio.



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