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Fond du Lac police have arrested a 22-year old Fond du Lac man for attempted 1st degree Intentional Homicide in connection with a shooting incident that occurred September 28, 2014 at the Hometown Harbor Apartment Complex in the City of Fond du Lac.   Investigators from the Fond du Lac Police Department arrested the 22-year-old suspect without incident on October 17th.  During the early morning hours of September 28th, the City of Fond du Lac Police Department received several calls of gun shots in the area of the 300 block of N. Seymour St.  First arriving officers located a male subject lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound to his leg.  Officers were able to get the male subject to an ambulance and he was transported to St. Agnes Hospital.  The shooting victim, a 19-year-old Chicago man, was treated and released for his injuries. In addition to the alleged shooter, two 22-year-old Fond du Lac men and a 28-year-old Fond du Lac woman were arrested and taken into custody on Obstruction charges in connection with the investigation into this incident.   The Investigation continues and more information will be released following the issuance of a criminal complaint


One person is killed following a motorcycle versus car accident in Waushara County.  Sheriff Jeffrey Nett says Eugene R. Hempler of Rural Neshkoro was operating a motorcycle when he pulled out of a driveway into the path of a car.  Hempler was pronounced dead at the scene.  The car driver was not injured.  The accident happened Thursday evening around 6:45pm on State Highway 21, just west of Shangrila Lane, in the Town of Dakota.  The accident remains under investigation.  This is the sixth traffic fatality in Waushara County this year.


It appears that the cost of buying an Obama-care health package will not increase more than it did this year in Wisconsin.  And in some instances, it will be cheaper.  State officials have not said what next year's individual private plans will cost under the Affordable Care Act.  The Wisconsin Health News reported data that was posted briefly on a state Web site.  That showed a wide range of average changes in premiums.  The Dean Health Plan of Madison had the highest increase in its Obama-care packages at just over 13-percent -- while Medica Health Plans said it would drop its average rates by 17-percent.  Next year's Obama-care packages will go on sale November 15th, and the deadline for their federal approval is December 5th.  The goal of the program was to create enough competition to keep rates in check.  John Trochlell of W-P-S Health Insurance in Madison says the market will need a number of years to settle itself out.  This is the third year of the Obama-care packages.  As of three months ago, about 130-thousand Wisconsinites were covered under the federal market.  More buyers are expected in 2015, when the federal penalties go up for not having insurance.



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Early voting begins today at municipal clerks' offices throughout Wisconsin. Republicans trimmed it down this year, to prevent the state's predominantly-Democratic big cities from voting during the hours that clerks in smaller G-O-P areas don't have the resources to run.  Still, early absentee voting gives parties a chance to rally their supporters, and get votes in the can for Republican Governor Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke.  Democrats plan to take whatever advantage they can, as the latest Marquette Law School poll had Burke and Walker tied at 47-percent.  Both the State Democratic Party and Burke's camp say they'll have volunteers encouraging residents to vote early. They're also planning rallies throughout the state.  Walker said the new limits create voting uniform hours statewide.  Clerks' offices can hand out ballots from 8 a-m to 7 p-m on weekdays until the Friday before Election Day. There's no more weekend voting -- which Milwaukee Election Commission director Neil Albrecht says is disappointing.  He said five-thousand people voted early on the weekend before the 2012 presidential election.  Albrecht says voting laws should encourage participation.  Milwaukee expects around 30-thousand early voters, and Madison ten-thousand.


Wisconsin wolf hunters have already hit their quotas in the Northwoods, just five days into a season that was scheduled to run for four-and-a-half months.  The statewide limit is 150, less than in previous years after the total wolf population took a big drop last winter.  Eighty-one wolves, more than half the total, have been shot-and-trapped since last Wednesday.  Zones One, Two, and Four are already closed after hunters reached those quotas.  The D-N-R will close Zone-Five at 6:30 tonight.  That covers part of west central Wisconsin roughly between Stanley and Oxford.  Zone-Three remains open in the northwest, along with Zone-Six in about the southern three-fourths of the state. This is the third year of the wolf season, which has drawn controversy through its use of hunting dogs among other things.  Environmentalists continue to try and restore the grey wolf to its former federal protected status.  Supporters of the wolf hunt say it's needed to reduce livestock deaths and crop damage. 


An 80-year-old retired professor has started a bicycle ride across Wisconsin to make folks more aware of a proposed crude oil pipeline.  Bruce Noble expects to ride across 16 counties where Enbridge Energy plans to install a new pipeline from Superior to northeast Illinois.  He tells W-D-I-O T-V at Duluth-Superior he's afraid of more oil spills like the ones Enbridge has had in the past.  He said it would be more difficult to clean up spills from the new pipeline because of the tar-sands in the oil that would be carried.  Hagen has survived cancer and open-heart surgery.  He says he doesn't have a long time to live -- and he wants to continue a fight against potential environmental problems for future generations.  Lorraine Little of Enbridge Energy says pipelines are the safest method by far for transporting crude oil.  Noble agrees, but says it might not be enough. During his bike ride, Noble says he'll encourage local county boards to approve resolutions calling for more transparency from Enbridge on its construction process.  


A Powerball ticket sold in Stanley won a million-dollars on Saturday night -- and a Mega Millions ticket in Delavan won a million on Friday night.  Both players matched all five regular numbers, but not the Powerball and Mega Ball to win the second prizes of their respective games.  Two Powerball players also won the game's third prize on Saturday.  One of them won ten-thousand -- the other won 20-thousand by having the Power Play multiplier of two.  Nobody won the jackpot in either game during the weekend, and both are above 100-million dollars for their next drawings.  Mega Millions has a jackpot of 200-million dollars for tomorrow night -- the highest since March 18th -- with a cash option of almost 123-million dollars.  The Powerball jackpot is at 110-million for Wednesday night, with a cash option of 69-and-a-half million.