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Crews make repairs on Rock Co. Interstate, expect evening delays

ROCK One northbound lane of I-39/90 near Beloit at mile marker 183 will be closed on Friday evening. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) said backups and delays are expected. I-39/90 will be restricted to one lane from 5 p.m. until about 9 p.m. south of the County S/Shopiere Road int


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.


City of Janesville hires new fire chief

JANESVILLE, Wis. - The City of Janesville announced the hiring of Ernie Rhodes to be its newest fire chief, confirms the Police and Fire Commission. Prior to coming to Wisconsin, Rhodes served in multiple capacities in the state of Missouri, both as fire chief of smaller departments and also in stat


Wisconsin man pleads not guilty in case of abused teen

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of helping a 14-year-old girl escape sexual abuse in exchange for video of her being raped has pleaded not guilty to sexually exploiting a child.


Wicked winter storm to hit Wisconsin this weekend. See what's in store

If the kitchen sink was a weather thing, it most likely would be thrown at Wisconsin this weekend. Ice, snow, freezing rain, sleet and just plain rain are forecast for southern Wisconsin starting early Saturday morning, with consequential flooding possible from all the precipitation.


Drivers should expect traffic delays on I-39/90 near Beloit

BELOIT (WREX) — If you are traveling on Interstate 39/90 on Friday near Beloit, you should expect some traffic delays. Interstate 39/90 will be down to one lane from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday south of the County S/Shopiere Road interchange near Beloit in Rock County.


Winter weather advisory for all of SE Wisconsin from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of southeast Wisconsin from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 23. A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limi


2019 Wisconsin State Hunting Expo

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) - This weekend is the 2019 Wisconsin State Hunting Expo at Shopko Hall in Green Bay. Outfitters from Canada, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Kansas and New Mexico will be showing off their gear and if you're looking to book a trip, international outfitters f


Truck spills 5,000 golf balls onto Wisconsin highway

Southern Wisconsin golfers were pleasantly surprised at the lot they found along the highway earlier this week. A cargo truck had apparently spilled thousands of golf balls late Monday night, leaving a free-for-all for the desperate golfers whose courses are covered in snow.


Guy in Wisconsin Drove Off From Kwik Trip Without Paying For Gas 23 Times

This guy claimed he had a "layaway agreement" Kwik Trip, but that's definitely not the case. In Manitowoc, Wisconsin a man was arrested for repeatedly driving off without paying for gas. According to WLUK news, Karl Kinyon had driven off from the same chain of gas stores 23 times, but he said he eve


In Case You Missed It: Medicaid Expansion, DOT Projects, and Wisconsin’s Tax Ranking

Despite the week seemingly speeding past us, the government has been occupying their time with big projects, and with big projects come big price tags for taxpayers. A new $100+ million highway construction project is being considered for the State of Wisconsin. New reports detailing the ranking of


Man accused of homicide found not fit to stand trial, ordered to mental health facility

JANESVILLE, Wis. - The man accused of a January Janesville murder has been found not fit to stand trial, at least for right now. Lucas Stuhr was arrested for the homicide of 41-year-old Clifford Grice, of Janesville. Police say Stuhr shot Grice in January.


WIAA state wrestling preview: Janesville Craig's Keeanu Benton puts his Badgers business on hold

Keeanu Benton hopes to create many memories for University of Wisconsin football fans when he arrives on campus in the fall. The Janesville Craig senior could have followed the lead of many of his future teammates by completing high school early and enrolling at UW for the current spring semester.


'Hey did you guys forget about me?': Evansville residents worry city isn't clearing snow from drains

EVANSVILLE, Wis. - An Evansville resident says he's taken on the responsibility of clearing the snow away from street drains by his home because the city hasn't been doing the job of clearing its job.


High risks, high rewards: Interest in industrial hemp surges as Wisconsin enters second year of legal production

This kind of cannabis won't give you a high, but the buzz around growing industrial hemp was palpable at the 2019 MOSES organic farming conference in La Crosse this week. "There's so much money to be made," said Shelbi Jentz, 28, of Beaver Dam, Wis.


Wisconsin Republicans propose $3.75 million for homelessness initiatives

Republicans in the state Assembly are proposing $3.75 million in new funding to prevent and reduce homelessness in Wisconsin. Lawmakers introduced the proposals Thursday, shortly after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced that he will lead the Wisconsin Interagency Council on Homelessness, replacing


Wild weather weekend ahead for southern Wisconsin

After a pleasant day across southern Wisconsin on Friday, the weather this weekend will take a messy turn as a powerful low pressure system sets Wisconsin in its sights. Freezing rain, possibly mixed with light snow and sleet, is expected to spread into the area late Friday night. Light freezing rai


Northeast Wisconsin natives up for Oscars this Sunday

(WBAY) - Northeast Wisconsin natives are up for the most prestigious award in entertainment--the Oscar. Appleton native Willem Dafoe is nominated for Best Actor for his role as Vincent van Gogh in "At Eternity's Gate."


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.


Teacher suspected in sexual assault of student not being held in jail

BELOIT, Wis. - Beloit Memorial High School teacher Scott Abbott was released from the Rock County jail Tuesday evening, shortly after being arrested by Beloit police for allegedly sexually assaulting a student.