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Flying and football fuel Packers tight end Jimmy Graham

Oct. 18, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Two passions fuel Jimmy Graham, each related in one way or another with moving quickly through the air. Football in the fall, flying in the offseason. A 1950s-era amphibious plane that he restored to pristine condition also represents how far he has come back from a serious knee...

Man found dead in Oshkosh died from beating

Oct. 18, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Police say a man found dead in his Oshkosh home last week had been beaten five days before he died. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office determined 47-year-old Steven Mallas died as a result of complications from that beating on a sidewalk in Oshkosh on Oct. 7. Police said...

Father charged in crash that killed daughter, injured son

Sep. 28, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man is charged in Winnebago County with driving drunk and causing a crash that killed his 10-year-old daughter and injured his son. A criminal complaint says Steven Brownell's blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit to drive when he crashed his Mustang...

Municipal judge pleads not guilty in stalking case

Sep. 27, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A Fox Crossing municipal judge has pleaded not guilty to charges that he harassed his court clerk. Suspended judge Leonard Kachinsky entered his plea Thursday to a felony charge of stalking and misdemeanor charges of violating a harassment restraining order. He was bound over for trial...

Drunken driver sentenced for crashing into sheriff's SUV

Sep. 20, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A Neenah man accused of crashing into a Winnebago County sheriff's vehicle while driving drunk has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $600. WLUK-TV reports that 60-year-old Harold Strozewski on Wednesday pleaded no contest to one count of drunken driving causing injury,...

Fleeing defendant who crashed plane facing more charges

Sep. 11, 2018 6:44 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A man who fled from deputies in his airplane before crashing into a Waupaca County cornfield is facing additional charges. Winnebago County sheriff's deputies and Oshkosh police went to Wittman Regional Airport on Sept. 1 to arrest 47-year-old Andrei Biesinger for violating a...

Judge won't order hearing on 'stand your ground' defense

Sep. 10, 2018 6:29 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has refused to set a pretrial hearing for a man who says Iowa's "stand your ground" law protects him from prosecution for a fatal bar fight in a Des Moines suburb. The Des Moines Register reports that Judge Scott Rosenberg ruled last week that Rodney Henricksen must wait...

Wisconsin pilot flees officers, later crashes into cornfield

Sep. 2, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they were trying to arrest a Wisconsin man on a domestic abuse-related charge when he fled in an airplane before crashing into a cornfield. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says officers went to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh on Friday night to try to arrest...

Judge: UW-Oshkosh owes $15 million for foundation debts

Aug. 30, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge says the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh must pay $15 million to cover the debts of the school's private foundation arising from a financial scandal involving five building projects. The Oshkosh Northwestern reports that Judge Susan Kelley ruled Wednesday that...

Business man sentenced to 14 years in scrap metal scheme

Aug. 30, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a businessman to more than a decade in prison for scheming to bilk a Fond du Lac firm out of $14 million. Fond du Lac County Circuit Judge Robert Wirtz on Wednesday sentenced Sterling Kienbaum of Oshkosh to 11 years in prison and three years of extended...