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Walworth County Pride Fair returns to Elkhorn

ELKHORNThe annual Walworth County Pride Fair will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Veterans Park, 100 W. Walworth St.

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2018-08-13 15:06:00

Boy Scout camp staffer, 19, charged with sexual assault of underage boys

Coleman R. Leonard, 19, of Cary, Illinois, faces six charges: repeated sexual assault of a child, two counts of child enticement, fourth degree sexual assault, sexual assault of a child under 16 and exposing a child to harmful material.

OSHKOSH NORTHWESTERN - 2018-08-13 22:21:00

Investigation continues one year after triple murder at Great Lakes Dragaway

The three men killed, all in their 20's and 30's, were shot at point-blank range near a vendor's booth during the annual Larry's Fun Fest event.

CBS 58 - 2018-08-13 19:14:00

4 taken to hospital after Route 47 crash in Woodstock

Alex Vucha – Woodstock Fire/Rescue DistrictCaptionFour people were taken to the hospital Monday evening after a rollover crash in Woodstock.The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded about 5 p.m. Monday to the scene of a crash at South Eastwood Drive-Route 47 and Southview Drive.Two vehicles were

NORTHWEST HERALD - 2018-08-14 00:00:00

Woodstock man held on 11 charges of sexually assaulting several minors - The Woodstock Independent

Richard F. Wachter, 53, was being held on 11 felony charges after his arrested last week by the Woodstock Police Department. His address was listed in the 300 block of Raffel Road.


One year after accident, police chief's return remains uncertain

Williams Bay resident Bob Jenski, left, greets Police Chief Laura Washer during a community event Feb. 24 at the local library. (File photo/Regional News)

LAKE GENEVA REGIONAL NEWS - 2018-08-13 22:00:00

Construction worker falls 30 feet in Lake Geneva

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (WMTV) --The Lake Geneva Fire Department responded to a construction site where a worker fell 30 feet.The worker was at the site where a church was under construction on Bloomfield Road, east of Highway 120 in Lake Geneva.Workers were installing large concrete spans when the worker


Woodstock police arrest man on child sex assault charges

Richard F. Wachter, 53, of the 300 block of Raffel Road, Woodstock, was charged Friday with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, police said.

NORTHWEST HERALD - 2018-08-13 00:00:00

Construction worker seriously injured after falling 30 feet at church construction site in Lake Geneva

By:Stephanie StaudingerLAKE GENEVA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A construction worker was seriously injured after falling 30 feet.It happened around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at a church construction site on Bloomfield Road, east of Highway 120.Workers were installing large concrete spans when the accident occurre

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19-year-old woman dies in crash on I-43 northbound in Waukesha County

According to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was traveling southbound on I-43 and lost control of her vehicle while attempting to change lanes and pass another car. The woman’s vehicle smashed into the median, rolled over twice and came to rest partially in the left lane of I-43 nort


Longtime school bus driver in Delavan hopes test drives bring in new recruits

DELAVANSam Milwee eyed an array of mirrors Saturday afternoon as a bus engine vibrated the brown leather seats.He clung to the steering wheel, and his eyes bounced from one view to the next. Carefully, he shifted into reverse.


Burlington Police Sergeant under investigation following allegations of sexual harassment

BURLINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The City of Burlington Police Department is conducting an internal investigation regarding Sergeant Matthew Baumhardt and allegations of conduct including sexual harassment, neglect of duty, unbecoming conduct, and non-conformance to law.

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Flight for Life called after car-motorcycle crash

WHEATLAND — One person was airlifted for medical treatment from the scene of a two-vehicle crash Friday evening along Highway 50.The crash occurred at the intersection in the 32800 block of Geneva Road (highways 50 and 83) in Wheatland.Reports indicated it involved a car and a motorcycle.Emergency r


New mural at Kenosha County Fair sparks return of coloring contest

Then be sure to bring your completed work to the fair and drop it off at the Kenosha News booth. We’ll judge entries received in four categories — 6 and under, 7-10, 11-14, and adult — and print the winners in the paper.


Deputies Revive Boater Who Suffered Overdose: Police

LAKE COUNTY, IL – A 29-year-old Palatine man is expected to recover after he likely suffered an opioid overdose after authorities took him into custody while he was boating on the Chain O' Lakes, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Deputies from the Lake Co. Sheriff's


Twin Lakes woman sentenced to 7 years for death of boyfriend

A Twin Lakes woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for the death of her boyfriend Brian Engelhart in April 2017.Anna Wright, 30, who has been jailed 484 days, faced one count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, a class D felony, at her sentencing hearing Thursday, having pleaded


Immigrant stories: At Old World Wisconsin, the past resonates with the present

Ray Hajewski, of Palmyra, Wis., and his son, Stanislaus Hajewski, a Roman Catholic brother from Winona, Minn., view the interior of an historic Scandinavian home structure on the grounds of Old World Wisconsin at Eagle, Wis. The building is one of the stops on The Wisconsin Journey program organized

MADISON - 2018-08-12 11:05:00

Two people arrested in Janesville as part of joint investigation, police say

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Janesville police arrested two people early Saturday morning after the alleged suspects fled through a neighborhood.Officers attempted to make contact with the two people at 10:01 a.m. in the area of South Grant and King streets, according to an incident report from the Janesville


Mukwonago man dies in rollover accident in Lake Geneva

"I can't give you any additional information because it is a fatality and it is still under investigation," said Patrol Lt. Bridgett Way, who added a followup report could come as soon as Aug. 10.


‘Just killed my boyfriend:’ Woman sentenced to prison for running down man with car while on heroin

Anna Wright, 30, in May pleaded guilty to one count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. In court on Thursday, Aug. 9, Wright was sentenced to serve seven years in prison and eight years extended supervision.