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578 ShopKo Workers To Lose Jobs; Company To Close 11 WI Stores

WISCONSIN -- ShopKo officials sent a mass layoff notice to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, stating that 11 Shopko stores will be closing, resulting in the layoff of a total of 578 workers across the state.


'Catch me if you can': A Janesville man on the run from police taunts them in Facebook post

Janesville Police are asking for tips that could lead them to Kody Finfrock, a man who taunted them about their efforts to find him on Facebook Wednesday. Finfrock, who is wanted for domestic violence, battery, criminal destruction of property, and bail jumping, was the latest criminal highlighted i


Wisconsin drug bust leads to 9 arrests

Investigators from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office carried out several Valentine's Day search warrants, seizing drugs, cash and guns. The bust led to the arrest of nine suspects.


Illinois Democrats Ask Wisconsin Governor To Review Foxconn Plant Impact

(AP) — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin’s new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states’ border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago’s northern subur


County fair worker's attempted murder trial set June 3

ELKHORN — A jury trial is scheduled June 3 in the case of a Walworth County Fair carnival worker accused of brutally attacking a woman the night before the fair opened. Walworth County Circuit Judge Phillip Koss and attorneys in the Terrence Leflore case agreed Thursday to a schedule for the jury tr


Wisconsin dentist arrested in connection to arson of boat house

A local dentist has been arrested for setting a neighbor's boat house on fire. According to a complaint, John Haag, 55, was arrested on Feb. 2 for arson. The complaint says the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department was called to a boat house fire near Bass Lake in New Richmond, Wisconsin, at about 4


News analysis: Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Supreme Court pick is an anti-gay bigot with ethical baggage

Progressive groups and leaders are lambasting Republican Supreme Court nominee Brian Hagedorn as unqualified following revelations that he penned homophobic, misogynistic, racist and extremely partisan blog posts.


3 Boys, Mom Get Free Car Through NABC Recycled Rides in Janesville, WI

Katherine McClure has three of the most active boys you’re likely to ever see. She has been relying on the Janesville, WI, bus system to get around since 2015. On Feb. 8, the Janesville woman was presented with the keys to a 2013 Nissan Sentra free of charge.


AAA Gives 3 Wisconsin Restaurants 4-Diamond Rating

WISCONSIN -- AAA has released its exclusive five-diamond list of restaurants and not a single restaurant in Wisconsin made the cut. The list, released Thursday, includes just 67 restaurants in North America and only three new restaurants were added this year. Three Wisconsin restaurants earned a fou


Wisconsin girl fights off potential abductor with Valentine's candy

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (WITI) - Police in West Allis are investigating after a little girl was grabbed on her way to school Thursday morning. They say a Valentine's Day gift may have saved her life.


Wisconsin high school sorry for apparent blackface display

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) - The principal of a suburban Milwaukee high school says there will be consequences for students at a basketball game who displayed pictures of an opponent making it appear he was wearing blackface.


Woodstock man gets prison for cocaine possession, DUI

A Woodstock man will serve a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to separate drug possession and driving under the influence charges. Saul R. Cazares, 32, accepted an offer from the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliv


Wisconsin Public Service said phone scam is targeting customers

Wisconsin Public Service customers in Sheboygan, Green Bay and Marinette said they’ve received phone calls from scammers. About 60 customers and churches across northeast and north central Wisconsin reported receiving the calls.


Republican Leaders In Wisconsin Refuse To Recognize Colin Kaepernick During Black History Month

Senate GOP lawmakers say the celebrated athlete and activist is "too controversial" to be given a recognition. On Wednesday, Wisconsin Senate Republicans passed a resolution in Honor of Black History Month that failed to mention Milwaukee native Colin Kaepernick.


Investigators appear to close in on defiant Rock Co. fugitive

JANESVILLE (WKOW) – Investigators appear to be closing in on a defiant Rock County fugitive who taunted the Janesville Police Department on social media. The city of Janesville’s Facebook page Wednesday posted a photo and information on 19-year-old Kody Finfrock of Beloit and asked for information o


Man pleads guilty to kidnapping woman in Minnesota, taking her to Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a woman he met in downtown Minneapolis and offered to drive home. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Dontay Reese instead drove the woman to Wisconsin in August 2017 and told her he planned to make money by trafficking her. The victim attempted


Some Wisconsin Republicans wary of President Trump's emergency declaration

Some Wisconsin congressional Republicans are joining Democrats in criticizing President Trump’s national emergency declaration over border security for setting the country down a potentially troubling path.


13 of nearly 200 dogs rescued from dog meat farm in South Korea headed to southeast Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE -- Thirteen of nearly 200 dogs and puppies rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea will be cared for at shelters in the Milwaukee area as they wait to be placed in forever homes.


White Wisconsin Republicans Force Colin Kaepernick's Name to Be Scrapped from Black History Month Celebration

Republicans lawmakers in Wisconsin successfully pushed to erase Colin Kaepernick from a state celebration for Black History Month, multiple news outlets report. The legislature’s black caucus initially included the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback in an annual resolution to honor prominent bla


Fatal Rock County crash victim identified

The fatal crash victim in a two-vehicle collision Monday morning in Rock County has been identified as Brent Boehlke, 53, Janesville. The Rock County Medical Examiner's Office said Boehlke died from injuries sustained in the crash.