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Janesville police looking for suspect in theft of generator
JANESVILLE (WKOW) — The Janesville Police Department today released a photo of a man they are seeking in connection with the theft of a Honda 1000 generator from a porch in the 500 block of Muir St.
UPDATED: Town of Beloit incorporation petition likely to be dismissed next week
Members of the state Incorporation Review Board said the town of Beloit's petition to incorporate into the village of Riverside likely will be denied next week. Of the six statutory standards required for a municipality to incorporate, the town's petition fails to meet four, according to a draft exe
Proposed Beloit casino earns support at public hearing
A spate of local leaders and residents expressed support for a proposed $405 million casino and resort in Beloit on Tuesday, calling the development a boon for the local economy.
Rock Officers to host second annual Breakfast with Santa
WTVO/WQRF - Christmas is just days away, but there's no need to worry if you haven't sent your wish list to the North Pole, because Santa is making a last minute trip to the Stateline. Rock Officer Eric Thurmond joins Eyewitness News Anchor Kathleen Cohen to discuss this year's Breakfast with Santa
Convicted sex offender to live in Beloit following release
BELOIT (WKOW) — A convicted sex offender is living in Beloit following his release this week from prison. Robert R. Johnson Jr., 37, was released from prison on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. He is residing at 1216 Portland Ave., Beloit, which is a temporary living placement location rented by the Wisconsi
Rockford Scanner™: Area Fire Dept. Assist With A Structure Fire Near Orfordville
NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.
Multiple fire departments respond to house fire in Rock County, dispatch says
ORFORDVILLE, Wis. - Several fire units are responding to a fire at a home in Orfordville, according to officials with Rock County Dispatch. The call reporting the fire at 8418 W. Front St. came in at 8:04 p.m. Thursday. Officials said flames are showing at the fire and firefighters are expected to b
Changes coming to the Beltline and I-39/90 interchange
MADISON, Wis.(WMTV) The I-39/90 reconstruction project between Madison and Beloit is scheduled to be completed by 2021. A final piece to the project, is reconstructing the interchange between I-39/90 and US 12/18, also know as the Beltline.
Rockford leaders watch closely as Beloit casino continues to move forward
ROCKFORD (WREX) — A roughly $400 million project to bring an Indian Ho-chunk casino to Beloit keeps moving forward toward becoming a reality. But at the same time, a proposal to bring a casino to Rockford just off of I-90 and East State Street is at a standstill.
Hearing completes key step in casino plan
BELOIT - The Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit casino-resort development took another step towards a final ruling following a public hearing hosted Tuesday night by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) at Aldrich Intermediate School.
Janesville woman claims malpractice in ovary removal
A Janesville woman who says a Mercyhealth doctor removed her ovaries without telling her he was going to do so is suing for malpractice. Melissa A. Hubbard filed the lawsuit in Rock County Court on Oct. 26 and amended it Dec. 4. It alleges she underwent bowel surgery last February, but her ovaries w
Beloit Casino Progress Puts Pressure on Illinois Lawmakers
CITY OF BELOIT - After years of talks, a City of Beloit casino is finally close to becoming reality. Tuesday night, leaders of the city and the Ho-Chunk Nation met with the community to talk next steps. The advancement of the mult-miillion dollar project helps create a bit more sense of competition
Widow of man who died after Rock County Transit incident files lawsuit
The widow of a man who died after falling out of his wheelchair in a Rock County Transit van is suing the county, saying the death was caused by the driver’s negligence. In a lawsuit filed Nov. 15 in Rock County Court, Annette Miller claims Michael Erickson, the driver of a county transit van, faile
I have brain cancer, but it won’t stop me from getting outside and sharing my adventures with you
This time last year, I didn’t think it would be an oncologist who would be shocked at the next outdoor adventure I had planned. I didn’t think that adventure would just be hiking, and I didn’t think I’d be questioning it myself.
Woman sues city after being kicked out of Janesville's rent assistance program
The city has until Monday to submit necessary paperwork in a lawsuit filed by a Janesville woman against the Janesville Community Development Authority. Selma Hatich of 908 Rockshire Drive filed a lawsuit Oct. 19 in Rock County Court, saying she was wrongfully terminated from the city’s Section 8 re
BMHS Jazz Orchestra juggles Rockford Symphony debut, prepping for festival
Hillary Gavan/Beloit Daily News Beloit Memorial High School Jazz Orchestra lead trumpet player Adam Hobson, tenor saxophone player Sydnee Galvin, director Chris Behrens and lead trombone player August Braatz gather for a photo. They are excited about an upcoming performance with the Rockford Symphon
Beloit edges closer to casino as city leaders, Ho-Chunk Nation hold public forum
BELOIT, Wis. - Beloit moved one step closer to bringing a casino to the stateline area, as leaders of the Ho-Chunk Nation and the City of Beloit meet Tuesday to discuss the next phase of the plan.
Complaint: Janesville teen was driving upward of 80 mph on Milton Ave. before fatal crash
JANESVILLE, Wis. - A Parker High School student involved in a fatal crash in Janesville in October was found to have been traveling over 80 mph at the time, police say. According to a criminal complaint,Ty Matijevich was headed off campus for lunch when he hit another driver near the intersection of
Freezing fog creates rare light pillars in Wisconsin on Sunday
A rare phenomenon called light pillars were seen beaming up to the night's sky in Beloit, Wisconsin, on Sunday evening. The National Weather Service (NWS) reported over five hours of freezing fog in that area, which create the perfect conditions for light pillars.
Beloit Turner approves first round of bonds after facilities referendum
Construction on Beloit Turner’s new elementary school could begin by March 2020, and the district could start moving in during the summer of 2021, according to a preliminary project calendar presented Monday night.