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OWI fines hefty, but deterrence effect debated

The fine for a first drunken-driving offense, including court costs and surcharges, can be as high as $1,000 in places like Winnebago County. But industry experts are questioning whether such heavy fines serve as effective deterrents.

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Oshkosh man convicted of child abuse gets 20 years

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A former Oshkosh official convicted of sexually assaulting a child has been sentenced to the maximum 20 years in prison. Thirty-nine-year-old Kent V. Monte pleaded no contest to repeatedly sexually assaulting a child. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors agreed to seek a sentence Friday of no more than seven years. But Winnebago County Judge ...

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