August 30, 2015

Fond du Lac police face two stand-offs in one day

Police respond to the scene of a stand-off in Fond du Lac (Photo: KFIZ)

Police respond to the scene of a stand-off in Fond du Lac (Photo: KFIZ)

Fond du Lac Police dealt with two despondent men in separate incidents in the City Friday, with both being resolved peacefully.

First, a 19-year-old man made threats at a nail salon, prompting an employee to call police. The suspect had a handgun, but did not use it. Fond du Lac Police Chief Bill Lamb says his officers responded appropriately. He called it a “great example of some very highly dedicated, highly skilled police officers responding and very quickly taking control of what could have been a very dangerous situation.”

Later in the day, police blocked of an area of the city after a man claimed to have access to weapons and threatened to shoot officers if they approached where he was staying. Assistant Chief Steve Klein says the man was taken into custody after about two hours without incident. No weapons were found.

Bob Nelson, KFIZ

Walker: Fight with radical Islamic terrorism a ‘generational struggle’

Gov. Scott Walker at The Citadel in South Carolina.

Gov. Scott Walker at The Citadel in South Carolina.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker laid out some of the key parts of his foreign policy strategy Friday, during a speech to military cadets at The Citadel in South Carolina.

Walker, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, focused heavily on the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. He told cadets “It will not go away overnight. This is a generational struggle. And these radical groups will continue to grow if we do not destroy them.”

The governor focused heavily on ISIS, an Islamic militant group operating out of Syria, which he called “the best-armed and best-funded terrorist organization in the world.” He blasted President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, for pushing a foreign policy that has seen the US losing its global influence. “The Obama/Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind is not working – and we’re heading toward a disaster,” Walker said.

Walker also took aim at the Obama administration’s handling of a proposed nuclear deal with Iran, which would see the Middle Eastern nation scaling back its program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. He noted that the move comes as Iran continues to hold Americans in captivity. “It is a stain on our nation’s honor that our countrymen languish in Iranian prisons while we are freeing up billions of dollars for the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism and legitimizing its massive nuclear program,” he said.

Walker’s plan calls for securing the nation’s border with Mexico, strengthening the U.S. military to combat terrorism abroad, and building better alliances in the Middle East. He also proposed creating a no-fly zone over Syria and pledged to block the Iran nuclear deal on day one, if Congress fails to stop it from passing. “I reject the Obama-Clinton false choice between this bad deal and another war. I vow to turn up pressure across the board on Iran. I refuse to live with a deal that threatens our safety and that of our closest allies.”

Walker said the whole world is watching how the U.S. confronts the challenges of the Middle East. He asked, “How can we deter our sophisticated adversaries in Eastern Europe and competitors in the South China Sea if we cannot defeat the barbarians of ISIS and roll back the theocrats in Tehran?”

The governor said that, if he’s elected commander in chief, he would send the message that “the retreat is over. American leadership is back and, together with our allies, we will not surrender another inch of ground to terrorists or any other power that threatens our safety.”

Duffy doubtful Trump will be GOP nominee

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)

A Wisconsin Congressman has doubts about Donald Trump winning the Republican presidential nomination.

The New York real estate developer has been crushing other GOP hopefuls in recent polls, with some showing Trump with double digit leads over much of the competition. Despite the strong showing, U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) does not expect that momentum to continue as election season moves forward.

Duffy said “as the bold rhetoric wears off, and we actually get to the substance of who he is and the ideas he has for the country, I think the conservative movement, the Republicans will probably look somewhere else for someone who can fix the great problems.”

During a stop at a in the Wausau-area Thursday, Duffy added that he’s not worried about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s lagging poll numbers, because he believes Walker has solid ideas that the country can resonate with in the future. Walker has seen his status as a top contender in the race evaporate in recent weeks as Trump has gained momentum.


Stepped up security measures being phased in at Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field

Some fans at Saturday’s preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and Phlidelphia Eagles game will experience heightened security. While the NFL safety policy remains unchanged, fans entering Lambeau at the Shopko Gate will become the first to use newly installed walk-through metal detectors. A league-wide mandate for use at all gates for 2016, the units will be phased in at Lambeau Field with the Shopko Gate debut this season and at all remaining gates next season.

Unlike the screening machines at airports, guests are asked to not remove any jackets, belts, coins, keys, wallets, watches, or other objects of similar size. Guests will instead be asked only to remove cell phones, cameras, tablets and other large metal objects and place these items in an extended tray alongside each machine in close proximity and in clear sight. The gates are already use this season at Miller Park and all MLB stadiums.

As in previous years, no bags or purses will be allowed inside Lambeau Field unless they are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are no larger than 12” by 6” by 12”. Small clutches that do not exceed 4.5” by 6.5” are permitted. Stadium cushions are also not allowed, however, stadium seats and stadium pads that contain no pockets or zippers and are 18” wide or smaller are allowed. For more information on the NFL’s safety policy, please visit

Two people dead inside car that crashed into Green Bay business

Image: FOX 11

Image: FOX 11

Green Bay police say two people have been found dead inside a car that slammed into a business, causing a fire early Thursday. It happened around 2 a.m. at Hernandez Tire Shop on Irwin Avenue.

The owner of the business said the vehicle found inside doesn’t belong to the shop or any employees. The car was carefully removed from the unsound structure around noon Thursday.

Investigators believe the car was travelling at a high rate of speed westbound on Radisson Street when it crashed into the building. Police continue to secure the scene, and an autopsies will be performed. The shop owner said the building is a total loss.