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Lake Geneva man charged in heroin overdose death

The heroin overdose death of a 36-year-old man has led to a reckless homicide charge against a Lake Geneva acquaintance accused of helping the overdose victim get drugs. Andrew C. Hayes, 34, who lives on Trieste Road, could face up to 40 years in prison if found guilty of reckless homicide, as charg


High school sports roundup for Friday, Feb. 22

Jeff Jankowski poured in 37 points as Richmond-Burton defeated Harvard, 70-55, in Kishwaukee River Conference action Friday in Havard. Tyler Anderson added 16 points for R-B (14-14, 6-6 KRC).


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Winter weather puts library expansion behind schedule

WILLIAMS BAY — Expansion of the Williams Bay library is moving forward, but it will likely not be finished as soon as originally expected. Rugged winter weather has slowed crews down on the estimated $380,000 project, which began in November amid hopes that it could be finished by spring.


Travel | Explore Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, sounded like one of those classic resort towns that a travel writer, like me, ought to know. So, I hopped a flight and began to explore. I came home with plenty of reasons to encourage others to visit, and I’m seriously considering a personal return next summer. It’s my kind


WIAA STATE WRESTLING: Schaaf earns a chance to go for Sauk Prairie's first state title since 2008

MADISON — Bryant Schaaf was the lone Sauk Prairie High School wrestler left standing at Friday night of the WIAA Division 1 individual state wrestling meet. The senior had to wait all day before taking the mat against Burlington junior Jake Skrundz in the 160-pound semifinals. Schaaf continued to co


Twin Lakes police captain, wife face drug charges

TWIN LAKES -- The wife of a police captain is facing drug charges after her husband is under investigation for illegally removing prescription medication from the Twin Lakes Police Department.


Charlestowne Adds First Wisconsin Property: The Cove of Lake Geneva

LAKE GENEVA, Wis.—Charlestowne Hotels recently added The Cove of Lake Geneva to its portfolio of managed properties, marking the company’s first property in Wisconsin and second in the Great Lakes region. With lakefront views in the heart of Lake Geneva, the 222-room all-suite condominium resort is


Flood advisory issued for all of SE Wisconsin until 11:30 p.m. Saturday

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — The National Weather Service has issued an areal flood advisory for all of southeast Wisconsin until 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. CLICK HERE for the complete FOX6 Weather forecast.


Lake Geneva may invest $500,000 in new parking kiosks

Lake Geneva city officials are considering spending about $500,000 on a new fleet of parking kiosks to be used by visitors in the city’s downtown shopping district. Aldermen on the city council’s public works committee endorsed a plan Feb. 12 to replace the current 66 parking kiosks, which have been


WIAA girls basketball: McKenna Warnock's big second half leads MG past Portage

When Monona Grove senior McKenna Warnock ran into minor first-half foul trouble Friday night, it created an opening for the Portage girls basketball team. But Warnock slammed that door shut in the second half, scoring 27 points in a 40-point outing that turned a three-point halftime deficit into an


Johnsburg man receives prison sentence in connection with fatal DUI crash

Two years after a drunken driving crash claimed the life of a 26-year-old motorcyclist, a collection of ashes inside a cremation necklace is one of the few things that the victim's mother has left of her son, she said.


Balloon artist floating on air after high honor

A Lake Geneva artist is popping into the spotlight for winning international honors in an oft-overlooked craft. Sara Meyer, owner and lead designer of Wisconsin Balloon Decor, has been named 2019 designer of the year internationally for her prowess in balloon artistry — that is, the craft of designi


Large winter storm takes aim at Wisconsin this weekend

MADISON, Wis. - A large winter storm is taking aim on Wisconsin and much of the Midwest for this weekend. Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain over Iowa will move though Wisconsin through Saturday morning. Areas to the north and west of La Crosse will see mainly snow from this storm, with heavy snow


Crystal Lake couple pleads guilty to bank robberies

A husband and wife from Crystal Lake have pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of bank robberies in northern Illinois. On Friday, Daniel R. Plushkis, 27, pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery and, as part of a plea agreement, admitted to two other bank robberies. His wife, Jessica E.


Lawsuit filed against Country Thunder for negligence in 2015 sexual assault

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The organizers of the Country Thunder music festival in Twin Lakes are being sued over an incident from 2015. The lawsuit, filed in Kenosha County Circuit Court claims that the organizers were negligent and because of that, an underage girl from Illinois was sexually

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University of Wisconsin fraternity suspended for hazing

MADISON, Wis. — A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin has been suspended after younger members were allegedly pressured to run errands, wear “Dora the Explorer” backpacks and carry fruit around campus.


McHenry County court security officers found pills, ecstasy in 18-year-old's sock, police say

An Algonquin man was freed on bond Thursday after police said he tucked a bag of drugs into his sock while going through court security. McHenry County sheriff's deputies arrested 18-year-old James T. Conti Wednesday afternoon at the McHenry County Courthouse after he allegedly tried to get through


Travel Advisory from the Illinois State Police

Due to a crash at Route 1 and Ernst Road, traffic is shut down in both directions. Please choose an alternate route for the time being.


Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is siding with groups seeking repeal of laws weakening his powers that were passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature during a December lame-duck session. Evers notified a Dane County judge Friday that he would not defend the laws and instead woul