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BREAKING: Adams Co. officials report human remains found in Town of Monroe

TOWN OF MONROE, Wis. (WAOW) — The Adams Co. Sheriff’s Department reported the finding of skeletal remains, on Saturday.

WAOW - 2018-10-21 17:27:49

Freeport Police announce 2 additional drug-related arrests

An additional two arrests related to the investigations were announced on October 3rd, and now an two additional men have been taken into custody, totaling 24 total arrests.


Hunters in Adams County find remains believed to be missing person

TOWN OF MONROE, Wis. - Authorities in Adams County say skeletal remains found by hunters over the weekend could be a man who has been missing for more than a year. The remains were found in the woods a few miles south of the Town of Monroe, just west of the intersection of Highway C and Highway 13.

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-10-22 10:39:51

IHSA Reveals 2018 Postseason Football Brackets

The IHSA revealed its playoff brackets for the 2018 football postseason, a field filled with local teams.Here are matchups with area squads, broken down by class size. Dates and times are pending and will be updated as they become available.Class 1-A#16 Polo (5-4) at #1 Princeville (9-0)#13 Lewistow

13 WREX-TV - 2018-10-20 21:58:55

Two victims robbed at gunpoint near Rockford's east side

Investigators say two women were sitting in a parked vehicle at 1800 Charles Street when a man walked up to their vehicle, pointed a revolver at them, and demanded money.

WIFR - 2018-10-21 20:48:00

Armed Suspect Robbs Man, His Girlfriend and Four Year Old Child

ROCKFORD - A man, his girlfriend and their four-year old child are held at gunpoint, while walking to their car. The armed robbery happened around 9:15 p.m. on Friday. Police say it happened in the 200 block of 12th street, that's just off of East State Street. The suspect pointed the handgun at the

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-10-21 03:14:51

Freeport gets more federal funding with new support system

This summer, the state released the first school designations for this new system, which is based on the Every Student Succeeds Act. Those designations determine how much funding and support schools can apply for each year.


Terry Polich: Cannabis goes mainstream and is on the ballot Nov. 6

Devin Melnyk, a longtime marijuana grower and a consultant with Pure Sunfarms, holds trimmed marijuana as it comes out of a high-volume cannabis trimming machine Sept. 25 at a massive tomato greenhouse being renovated to grow pot in Delta, British Columbia.TED S. WARREN, ASSOCIATED PRESS

MADISON - 2018-10-21 14:00:00

Multiple people robbed at gunpoint Friday night while walking to car

ROCKFORD - Multiple people were robbed at gunpoint Friday night on the city's near east side, according to Rockford police. Officers were sent at 9:20 p.m. to the 200 block of 12th Street after a man approached the individuals while they were walking to their car and demanded money from them at gunp

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2018-10-20 17:28:20

High winds lift bouncy house off the ground with four kids inside

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) --Four kids are hurt after a bouncy house is lifted off the ground by high winds, hitting and knocking over a utility pole.

WIFR - 2018-10-20 17:02:00

Walworth County deputy shoots, kills motorist

ELKHORNA Walworth County Deputy shot and killed a man at about 10 p.m. Thursday in Elkhorn, according to a Walworth County Sheriff’s release.The sheriff’s office received a call of a reckless driver. Deputies located the driver on Highway 12/67 and Potter Road near the Elkhorn city limits. The drive


Soft lockdown, increased security at Forreston schools after threat

FORRESTON, Ill. (WREX) — Forreston schools are still in session on Thursday, but have increased security and multiple law enforcement agencies on site after a school threat is left in the boys’ restroom, according to a letter sent by the district to parents around 9 p.m. Wednesday.


Amber Alert issued for 7-month-old girl taken near Rockford

BELVIDERE, Ill. - An Amber Alert has been issued for a 7-month-old girl taken near Rockford on Thursday morning. Police stopped a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu with Illinois license plate No. AV65043 about 10:40 a.m. Thursday on I-90 westbound near mile marker 21.25. A man nicknamed "Boopa" was driving with


Free Mega Millions tickets draws hundreds to Schnucks in Rockford

ROCKFORD - It was still dark outside when Peggy Teeters arrived at Schnucks Market to take a free shot at becoming rich beyond her wildest dreams. Teeters, 62, who is retired after serving in the Air Force and then working in the medical field at the Winnebago County Jail, was the first of hundreds


Dixon man arrested for sexual assault, domestic battery charges

DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Dixon man was arrested for multiple sexual assault and domestic battery charges. Frank Krokson, 24, was charged with aggravated criminal assault, three counts of criminal sexual assault, aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery of subsequent offense and bodily harm.


Accused Rockford political spray paint vandal, Timothy Damm, arrested again

ROCKFORD, Ill. - Timothy Damm, who is accused of defacing the headquarters of the Winnebago County Republicans with the words "rape" and "shame" on September 30th, has been arrested again for the third time in three weeks. According to police records, Damm, 42, was arrested for burglary on Thursday,


Man attacks lawyer in Winnebago County courtroom

ROCKFORD, Ill. - 39-year-old Kenneth Farr, Jr. has been charged with attacking a Winnebago County Assistant State's Attorney Thursday morning in a Rockford courtroom. The incident happened around 9:45 a.m. in courtroom D of the Winnebago County Justice Center where Farr was facing multiple charges o


Oregon man killed in two-vehicle crash

One man is dead and another seriously hurt after a crash in Dixon Wednesday afternoon. The Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle crash around 3:30 Wednesday near Illinois Route 2 and Sink Hollow Road in rural Dixon. Police say 60-year-old Daniel Blum of Dixon was driving a pickup tr


Six juveniles arrested following police chase of 2 stolen cars in Dane County, police say

"When the officer tried to make contact, the two vehicles fled out of the village," said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Elise Schaffer.


Rapper's motion for drug charge dismissal denied

FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, Keith Cozart, known as rapper Chief Keef, appears at Minnehaha County Court in Sioux Falls, S.D. A judge has denied a motion to dismiss a drug charge against Cozart, who was arrested in June 2017 at the Sioux Falls airport where officials say marijuana and ma