Breaking News from Elkhorn WI

Find the latest Elkhorn WI News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Lake Geneva ice castle tickets on sale Monday

General-admission tickets are going on sale Monday for Lake Geneva's new ice castle winter attraction. Organizers will announce a grand opening date on Sunday, although the opening date is expected to be sometime next week.


Sheriff: 1 Dead After SUV Breaks Through Ice On Wisconsin Lake

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say one person has died after an SUV broke through the ice on a western Wisconsin lake. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says authorities received a 911 call shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday about a vehicle that had gone through the ice on Balsam Lake, abou


Walworth County committee backs lower short-term rental fee

A contentious licensing fee for short-term rental units in Walworth County might drop by $304 if the county board approves the new fee. The county board's finance committee Thursday recommended lowering the first-year licensing fee from $904 to $600. The county board will vote on the new fee Feb. 12


Franklin man accused in burn pit deaths has lengthy criminal past

EAST TROY, Wis. (WITI)--- Investigators are still working to identify two burned bodies discovered in an East Troy pit. A Franklin man is behind bars facing homicide charges in connection to the case.


Leaders in Walworth County say they're making efforts to expand Highway 12

WHITEWATER, Wis. - Leaders in Walworth county say they are getting closer to finding an answer for issues created by Highway 12. Jeff Knight, president of the greater Whitewater committee, says the discussion of expanding the highway has been a topic of interest for decades.


‘It’s appalling:’ Mother says son ended up tangled in fence underwater after skiing at Alpine Valley

ELKHORN -- A suburban Chicago family is warning other parents about dangers at Alpine Valley in Walworth County -- after a day on the slopes left them traumatized. Melissa Mastros of Northfield, Illinois spoke with our partners at WGN in Chicago.


Wisconsin Man Believed To Be Responsible For Local Burglaries As Well As Many More Across Iowa And Minnesota

After burglaries in Templeton and Dedham Wednesday night, a suspect, 43-year-old Eric Todd Hall of Wisconsin, was spotted at Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona by an off-duty Guthrie County Deputy. The deputy contacted Polk County authorities, who responded and arrested Hall, who initially resisted.


Winter Storm Watch for eight Southeastern Wisconsin counties

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for eight of 11 counties in Southeastern Wisconsin from 6 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Saturday. It includes:


Motorist pleads guilty to three felonies in DUI crash

A Lake Geneva woman today pleaded guilty to a drunken-driving crash that could send her to prison for more than 30 years. Bethny Hilgeman, 32, pleaded guilty to three counts of intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in a July 14 crash on Main Street near downtown Lake Geneva.


Two Wisconsin women injured in snowmobile crash

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - On Friday, Marquette County Sheriffs were dispatched to a single snowmobile accident in Negaunee Township. The crash happened on Trail 14 approximately 5 miles east of County Rd. 510.


Illusionist to perform at CPA theater

Illusionist Tristan Crist comes to Council for the Performing Arts theater at Jefferson High School to perform his award-winning magic and illusion show at 1 p.m. Jan. 20. From Lake Geneva, the Tristan Crist Show has been voted the “No. 1 Thing To Do” on TripAdvisor. Crist promises fun for all ages.


Heavy snow expected by tonight

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the metro starting at 6 pm this evening until noon Saturday. It includes Milwaukee, Waukesha, Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha Counties. Snowfall totals in these areas could range between 4”-7”. Also, a Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for Jefferson, Washi

CBS 58

Winter storm to hit southern Wisconsin this afternoon and tonight

MADISON (WKOW) – A winter storm warning is now in effect from Friday evening until Saturday morning for Grant, and Crawford County. A winter storm warning is in effect for Lafayette, Green, Rock, and Walworth counties. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Dane, Iowa, and Jefferson counties.


Waukesha Siblings Joked About Beating 'Bears Fan': Report

WAUKESHA, WI -- Two Waukesha men, who are siblings, have been arrested and charged after reports indicated they beat and kicked an unconscious victim who tried dating his relative through the online dating service Positive Singles.


Delavan-Darien School Board parts ways with leader of dual language program, promotes superintendent

In a special meeting Thursday night, Delavan-Darien School Board members voted to part ways with Ronald Sandoval, the head of the district’s dual language program, at the end of the school year.


Blaine man dies as vehicle goes through ice on Balsam Lake in Wisconsin

The Polk County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim as David Maki, 63, of Blaine, Minnesota. A man died when the vehicle he was driving went through the ice on Balsam Lake in western Wisconsin on Thursday.


Hot chocolate, chili contest: A preview of Burlington’s 3rd annual Hot ChocolateFest

BURLINGTON -- Brian Kramp spent the morning previewing Burlington’s 3rd Annual Hot ChocolateFest. Friday January 18th 2019 Bingo, Bridge, Music, Open Skate, S'mores & Campfire Story Telling.


Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

UPDATE 3:50 p.m. — Per dispatch: All units clearing the scene and returning to quarters.


Area lecture series to look at World War II

WHITEWATER -- The Fairhaven Lecture Series in Whitewater will take a closer look at World War II this spring. Lectures in the "A World at War: Taking a Closer Look at World War II" series will feature presentations by faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Whitewater and Rock County c


Authorities say Blaine man died when vehicle went through ice in Wisconsin

The sheriff's office in Polk County, Wisconsin has identified the person killed when their vehicle went through the ice in the narrows between Balsam Lake and East Balsam Thursday.