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UPDATE: Traffic moving in both lanes after crash on southbound I-39/90 in Beloit

ROCK COUNTY (WKOW) — A crash shut down the right lane on I-39/90 southbound at State Line Road in Beloit, according to the Department of Transportation. The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday.


"Wanted Wednesday" taunting teen turns himself into the Rock County Sheriff's Office

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) The Janesville Police Department says Kody Finfrock was wanted for domestic violence, battery, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and bail jumping.


Massive storm system delivering powerful blow to much of country. See what Wisconsin will experience this weekend

A massive storm system is delivering a powerful blow to much of the country this weekend, with south-central Wisconsin seeing freezing rain, rain, sleet, snow and high winds, while some areas to the north and west will see heavy snow and blizzard conditions, according to forecasters.


ICE, Department of Homeland Security execute search warrant with Beloit police

BELOIT, Wis. - The U.S Departments of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement executed a search warrant Wednesday morning with help from the City of Beloit Police Department.


Wanted man who commented 'catch me if you can' on police Facebook post arrested in Janesville

JANESVILLE, Wis. - The wanted man who commented "catch me if you can" on the city of Janesville's Wanted Wednesday Facebook post was arrested, according to a news release from police.


South Beloit leaders 'brave the shave' for staff member battling cancer

SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. (WIFR) -- South Beloit High School staff had their heads shaved Friday in support of a fellow co-worker battling cancer. Melissa Stucky, a speech pathologist for the South Beloit School District, is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.


Janesville, Beloit public works crews change lyrics to popular songs

ROCK COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) - The Janesville Public Works Department shared photos on Friday holding new lyrics to the song "I Want it That Way" by the Backstreet Boys. In a Facebook post by the City of Janesville, the newest boy band "The Plow Drivers" posed for photos like the iconic boy band with a


NOTICE: Blizzard Warning posted for part of west central Wisconsin; heavy snow Saturday night, strong winds Sunday

1 to 2 inches of snow fell on west central Wisconsin late Friday night through early Saturday morning. A second, much larger round of snow is expected Saturday evening through a large part of Sunday. In addition to several inches of snow, travel conditions will be dangerous in a large part of the ar


Car driver suffers serious injuries in Rockton accident with semi-trailer

ROCKTON, Ill. (WIFR) -- One car driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after an accident with a semi-trailer in Rockton. Rockton Firefighters and local paramedics responded to the accident around noon on Friday.


Rock County Sheriff's office offering reward for information on November hit-and-run death

EVANSVILLE, Wis. - The Rock County Sheriff's Office is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information about a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed 21-year-old William Church in November.


Beloit Memorial teacher arrested for alleged sexual assault of a child

A teacher at Beloit Memorial High School was arrested Tuesday for alleged sexual assault of a child. Scott Abbott, 53, Rockford, Ill., was tentatively charged with sexual assault of a child by a school staff person. He was arrested by Beloit police.


Coroner releases name of man killed in River Lane house fire Thursday

LOVES PARK, Ill. (WTVO) - One man was killed in an early morning house fire on River Lane Thursday morning. Fire crews were called to a home in the 700 block of River Lane, near Garden Plain Avenue around 9:30 a.m.


Benefit planned for local woman

BELOIT - Life can change in an instant. That's what 29-year-old Tyffani Turner discovered after being diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia after seeking medical attention for what she thought was a panic attack.


Wisconsin woman accused of attacking husband with SUV

OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (AP) — An Oconto Falls woman is accused of running down her husband with a sport utility vehicle on Christmas Eve. Authorities allege 36-year-old Sarah Colson and her husband argued while driving home from a family gathering and he got out of the vehicle to walk home. She allegedl

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DOT: NB Interstate reopens north of Beloit after pavement repairs

BELOIT, Wis. - Northbound lanes of Interstate 39/90 were restricted to one lane Thursday for pavement repairs, Department of Transportation officials said. The interstate was down to one lane from 10:30 a.m. until around 12:30 p.m. near the County Road S/Shopiere Road interchange, north of Beloit, a


1 person hospitalized in two vehicle crash in Rockton

ROCKTON — A two vehicle crash in Rockton Friday sent one person to the hospital. According to the Rockton Fire Protection District, a car heading north on Wagon Wheel Road rear ended a semitrailer.


Changing weather causes delays on interstate, could continue to create potholes

BELOIT, Wis. - Fluctuating weather has led to issues along Interstate 39/90, with expanding ice causing the road to break in certain areas. Steven Theisen, who works on the interstate expansion project, says this is normal for this time of year, but he says the irregular weather in February has made


Beloit narrows superintendent search to two

BELOIT - The School District of Beloit Board of Education has announced two candidates will be invited back to interview for the superintendent position. They are Dr. Stanley Munro of Dallas, Texas and Brian L. Metcalf of Chicago, Illinois.


Dog rescued from Rock River in Town of Beloit

TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. (WMTV)-- A dog was rescued this morning from the Rock River after escaping from its owner in the Town of Beloit. According to the Town of Beloit Fire Department, the dog got away from its owner on their morning walk on Wednesday. The dog owner was in the process of reporting the


Crews make repairs on Rock Co. Interstate, expect delays

ROCK COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV)--- One northbound lane of I-39/90 near Beloit at mile marker 183 will be closed on Friday. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) said backups and delays are expected. I-39/90 will be restricted to one lane from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. south of the County S/Shopiere Roa