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Fourteen-year-old boy arrested after reports of shots fired at Rockford home
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A 14-year-old boy was taken into custody after reports of shots fired at a Rockford home Wednesday night, police say. The juvenile was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of weapon by a felon, violation of FOID card and violation of curfew. Offic
Coroner IDs victim of shooting at Rockford Taco Bell
ROCKFORD - The Winnebago County Coroner's Office has identified Zachary Reyes as the 25-year-old man who was fatally shot in the parking lot of Taco Bell, 2602 Auburn St., on Sunday night. The Rockford man was pronounced dead shortly before 10 p.m. in the emergency room of a Rockford hospital. Also
Rockford Police name suspect in weekend murder
The shooting happened early Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Citgo gas station at 4315 Auburn Street. The victim, identified as 37-year-old Jennifer Jones, died as a result of her injuries. A 25-year-old male was also shot and treated at a local hospital.
Six things to do this weekend in the Rock River Valley
Stock up on stocking stuffers What: Rockford Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Mercyhealth Sportscore Two, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park About: Items for sale will include decor, floral arrangements, bath and body products, je
Arson suspected from Rockford house fire Thursday morning
The fire was put out in about 10 minutes. It caused about $20,000 in damages, and the house was considered uninhabitable.
Man robs Rockford CVS at knifepoint
Rockford, Ill. (WIFR) Officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy, 110 South Alpine Road, in regards to an armed robbery to the business. Officers met with employees of the business who reported that a single suspect approached a cashier, displayed a knife, and d
Rockford man arrested on drug trafficking charges
Jose Trejo, 28 of Rockford, faces multiple cocaine distribution charges dating back to July 2017.
City of Rockford to end yard waste pickup on December 6th
ROCKFORD, Ill. - The City of Rockford is ending its collection of yard waste for the 2018 season on the week between December 3rd and 6th, according to an official announcement Thursday. Yard waste collection will not resume until spring 2019. The City reminds residents that yard waste bags or cans
Rockford leaders, business owners respond to Auburn Street crime
“I want those Auburn Street residents and businesses to know that that’s my neighborhood too, that’s right where I grew up,” McNamara said. “We are putting resources in that area.”
Rockford Scanner®: Man Wanted For The Murder Of Jennifer Jones
WANTED FOR MURDER: On Sunday, November 11, 2018, shortly before 1:00 a.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a shooting incident in the parking lot of the Citgo gas station, 4315 Auburn Street. During the course of the investigation, officers located a 37-year-old femal
25-year-old man killed in Taco Bell shooting identified by coroner
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UPDATE: One dead, one hurt after shooting at Rockford fast food restaurant
ROCKFORD, Ill. - UPDATE: 11:21 Police have released the ages of the two victims. Police say the 25-year old man and a 37-year old female were ina vehicle in the parking lot in a SUV. Both were taken to the hospital. The 25-year old man was pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released. Th
UPDATE: Victim killed from Taco Bell shooting on Auburn identified
ROCKFORD, Ill, (WIFR) - Updated: Nov. 15, 2018, 3:35 p.m. The victim who was killed from a shooting at a Taco Bell on Auburn Street has been identified, according to the Winnebago County Coroner's Office. Zachary Reyes, a 25-year-old man from Rockford, was the victim. ------ Published: Nov. 13, 20
Woman identified in Sunday’s murder in Rockford
Jennifer Jones, 37, of Rockford died early Sunday morning after she was shot at the Citgo gas station on Auburn Street, according to the Winnebago County Coroner.
75-year-old man found dead in Rock River did not drown, coroner says
ROCKFORD, Ill. - A 75-year-old man, whose body was found floating in the Rock River on Sunday, did not drown, according to Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hinz. The body of Ramon Gamboa, 75, of Rockford was pronounced dead at 12:11 p.m. on Nov. 11th. Gamboa was found in the Rock River behind the Luth
Fred VanVleet will donate 160 coats to Rockford kids in need
ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford native and NBA star Fred VanVleet is giving back to his hometown ahead of the holidays.VanVleet is donating 160 warm coats for children at the Washington Park Community Center in Rockford.The Auburn High School graduate turned Toronto Raptors player teamed up with Burlingt
Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato announces resignation
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato has officially announced his resignation, after winning his bid to be elected Judge for the 17th Judicial Circuit Court, . His last day will be December 3rd. Bruscato was elected as Winnebago County State's Attorney in 2008, and was re-
Diocese of Rockford releases names of priests accused of sexual abuse
ROCKFORD - The Diocese of Rockford has released a list of priests, permanent deacons and religious priests and brothers against whom a substantiated allegation of sexual abuse has been reported. The list was released, along with a letter from Bishop David Malloy, on Wednesday. Read the full list bel
Patrick Pursley asks Rockford judge to toss 1993 murder case
ROCKFORD - Lawyers for Patrick Pursley, whose second trial in the 1993 murder of Andy Ascher was to begin Tuesday, have asked a judge to dismiss the case because prosecutors didn't reveal until last week that the victim's mother believes police planted the gun used to convict him. Pursley's lawyers
Online sale leads to shooting in Rockford
Police say around 4 a.m. Sunday a man arranged to sell a cell phone to someone in the 900 Block of North Church Street. When the man got there a suspect, who he was selling the phone to, pointed a gun at him. The two fought and the man selling the phone was shot.