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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.
Our Views: District should scrutinize its open lunch policy
The Janesville School District’s open lunch policy didn’t kill 74-year-old Merilyn Mitchell of Milton. Police blame 17-year-old Ty Matijevich, who is accused of speeding at 77 mph along Milton Avenue on Oct. 19 when his vehicle collided with Mitchell’s car near the Janesville Mall.
'Bags of Hope' brings holiday groceries to hundreds of Janesville families
JANESVILLE, Wis. - The Dollar General warehouse in Janesville was busy with work on Saturday morning as hundreds of volunteers packed food as a part of the 10th annual Bags for Hope event.
Bremel: Don't discount downsides of gambling
When we go on vacation, I spend some time aboard cruise ships in the casino. On occasion, I may step into the Ho-Chunk facility in Wisconsin Dells when passing through the area. I enjoy the atmosphere. I also feel the “tug” of emotion telling me this could be my big day.
Delivering Bags of Hope delivers food like ‘well-oiled machine’
At times, crossing the Dollar General warehouse floor during the Delivering Bags of Hope event Saturday felt like playing a game of "Frogger" on a busy highway. Janesville students and other volunteers carried grocery bags that reached right up to their noses. Shopping carts and a robot reindeer on
Police release video of early morning porch theft
JANESVILLE—Police are asking the public to help them identify a suspect in a theft from a porch in the 500 block of Muir Street early Friday morning. A camera on the porch of the south-side residence recorded the theft of a Honda 1000 generator at 3:45 a.m., and a video will be posted on the Janesvi
Janesville man leads volunteer effort to create, maintain outdoor ice rink
If cold weather ever sticks around in Janesville—forecasts show high temperatures in the mid-30s and low 40s for the next week—the city might have a public outdoor ice rink for the first time in years.
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
Janesville shelter helps homeless teens and young men get off the streets
JANESVILLE (WKOW) — Homelessness among teens and young people is a serious issue. According to the National Runaway Switchboard, on any given night there are approximately 1.3 million homeless youth living unsupervised on the streets, in abandoned buildings, with friends or with strangers. In Rock C
Departments responding to apparent fire in Hanover
Multiple area fire departments were responding to an apparent residential fire reported in Hanover late Thursday, officials said. According to the Rock County Communications Center, fire crews were being called to a fire at a house a 8418 W. Front St. on the north side of Hanover, an unincorporated
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
Edgerton Police Commission narrows chief candidates to four
The Edgerton Police Commission has identified four finalists under consideration to be the city's new police chief. In the running is an Edgerton police lieutenant, a Milwaukee police lieutenant and two law enforcement officials from Illinois.
Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds to stay put, be improved, officials say
The idea of moving the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds from their landlocked location in Janesville is not dead, but it’s in a coma if some key county officials’ assessments are correct.
Restaurant review: Kealy's Kafe earns preferred status among Janesville diners
Kealy’s Kafe has been a local favorite in Janesville for many years. Situated at the top of the Memorial Bridge in the Mercyhealth Mall plaza, the eatery is well-known for its all-day breakfast. It also is often recognized as having one of the city’s best fish fries, so the owners are obviously doin
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
Town of Janesville woman given until April 1 to find homes for 23 horses
TOWN OF JANESVILLE, Wis. - A Town of Janesville woman has until April 1 to find homes for more than 20 horses from her 15-acre property. Deedee Golberg founded Spirit Horse Equine Rescue, where she works to rehabilitate horses with disabilities, in March 2008.
What’s going around: Upper respiratory illnesses
(WKOW) — Tis the season for coughing, sneezing and sniffling. Doctors say upper respiratory illnesses are going around. Dr. Dan Beardmore is a pediatrician at SSM Health Dean Medical Group’s Janesville location. He says colds are the number one complaint this time of year, and they’re caused by a nu
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
ARISEnow shows designs for footbridge in downtown Janesville
When it’s completed, the Blain Gilbertson Family Heritage Pedestrian Bridge will be a place to cross the Rock River on foot in the heart of Janesville’s downtown. Or a place to stop and sit.
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