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Body found in Rock River near Rockford airport, recovery boat tips over
ROCKFORD TOWNSHIP, Ill. - Emergency crews were on scene this morning near the intersection of South Main Street and Beltline Road on reports of a body discovered in the Rock River. The body was found around 10 a.m. by a local fisherman. Officials at the scene said the body is too badly decomposed to
Beloit man arrested for lewd behavior, police say
MADISON, Wis. - Dennis J. Welhoefer, a 68-year-old man, was arrested Sunday night after an incident involving two young women in the 500 block of West Mifflin Street.
Body found near South Main and Beltline in Winnebago County
ROCKFORD - A body was found in the Rock River near South Main Street and Beltline Road, Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz said. Winnebago County Sheriff's police are on the scene. Hintz said a representative of the coroner's office was headed to the scene at about 10:30 a.m. Check back for more on
Seven things to do this weekend in the Rock River Valley
When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Where: Harlem High School, 1 Huskie Circle, Machesney Park; and Bergmann Center, 4950 Route 173, Poplar Grove About: Volleyball events will be held at Harlem High School, and equestrian events will be held at the Bergmann Center. An opening ceremony will be hel
Sex offender relocated to Janesville
JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) –A sex offender was relocated to 133 Manor Drive in Janesville in July 2018.According to the Janesville Police Department, Adam Squires was convicted of three counts of 3rd degree sexual assault in February 2015.Authorities said Squires conditions of supervision include: No u
Drunken driver reversed car into Madison home, nearly injuring father, two kids, police say
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Armed Suspect on the Loose after Two Victims robbed at Gunpoint
ROCKFORD - Rockford Police search for an armed suspect after robbing two people at gunpoint. It happened around 7:30 Sunday night, in the 1800 block of Charles street. Police say the two victims parked their vehicle and when they got out, the suspect approached them. The suspect then pointed a gun a
Three teens arrested for Beloit home burglaries
BELOIT, Wis. - Beloit Police were able to apprehend three alleged burglars while the crime was in progress Thursday evening. According to police, a woman at a home in the 2300 block of Winchester reported that she hear someone prying at her back window at 10:30 p.m. When she looked outside, she saw
Rockford man sentenced to 18 years in prison on drug, weapons charges
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Jesse G. Owen, 36, was sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for drug trafficking and weapons charges.
Woman killed in Milton Avenue crash in Janesville
JANESVILLE (WREX) – One person has died after a two-car crash in Janesville on Friday.Police say a Chevrolet Cruze and a Cadillac collided near Milton Avenue and Refset Drive around 11:45 a.m.Three people were involved in the crash.Police say one of the victims was a 74-year-old woman who died from
Talks of relocating Rock County Fairgrounds resurface
JANESVILLEIn a social media post last week, a Rock County Board member sparked interest in revisiting plans to move the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds to a new location, stirring what has long been a conversation in the county.Board member Yuri Rashkin, who started the Janesville Community Page on Face
Up in vapor: Use of e-cigarettes the latest trend in area co-curricular code violations
A student’s athletic career can be cut short.A high school team’s goals may be put on hold.And the effects, while still being studied, might last well past the point of graduation.
Beloit burglary suspects caught after attempted home break-in
Beloit, Wis. (WIFR) -- Beloit police capture three burglary suspects after a woman calls 911 to report someone trying to break into her home. Officials responded to the burglary in progress call around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of Winchester Drive. A female victim told police she heard
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
'Starting from behind': Addicted babies being life in withdrawal
The medical term is neonatal abstinence syndrome, a condition caused by babies being exposed to opioids in the womb, said Elizabeth Loconto, a pediatrician at Mercyhealth East Clinic.
Janesville PD investigates case brought forward by group working to expose predators
JANESVILLE, Wis (WMTV) - Janesville police confirmed they are looking into a case brought forward by an Edgerton-based civilian group that has a goal of exposing online predators. The civilian group, Worldwide Predator Hunters, operates without police involvement. Their latest so-called "sting," p
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
Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers
The Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers is looking for Robert L. Wilson, 38, who is wanted on warrants for possession with intent to deliver cocaine, driving while his license was suspended or revoked and obstructing an officer.
Janesville man arrested for 10th OWI
PORTAGE, Wis. - A state trooper arrested Robert Ramsey, 51, of Janesville for his 10th operating while intoxicated offense early Sunday morning. The trooper spotted Ramsey on the side of I-90 in Columbia County and began offering assistance before suspecting he might have been impaired. Ramsey perfo
Janesville's queen of Halloween calls herself ‘a big kid’
“She’s one of my prized possessions,” Terri said, referring to the motion-sensitive robot in black. “She’s one of my more expensive possessions.”