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Baggies of meth found during traffic stop, deputies say

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. - Several baggies of methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia were found March 4 during a traffic stop in Richland Center, sheriff's officials said. Treagir J. Sander was seen around 7:40 p.m. driving a vehicle near North Jefferson Street and West Mill Street with a revoked

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-21 13:14:48

Woman sentenced to prison for dumping meth waste that sent DEA agent to emergency room

James Langnes has had a sinus headache since Sept. 19, and he could have one for the rest of his life. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent said he had never spoken in court as a victim, but he felt compelled to speak Wednesday after methamphetamine waste sitting in a thick glass bottle

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

Most Expensive Home Ever On Geneva Lake Sold For $11 Million +

LAKE GENEVA, WI - A local real estate company says they've just sold the most expensive home ever in the Lake Geneva area, after closing on a deal to sell the Hillcroft Estate on Geneva Lake for $11.25 million. According to a report by the Milwaukee Business Journal this week, the home was originall

PATCH - 2018-03-22 16:54:27

Police find possible bomb components in Janesville apartment

Janesville police and a federal agent searched a Janesville apartment recently and found possible bomb-making materials. No one was arrested, but two components of what could have been used in a homemade bomb were found, along with marijuana, synthetic marijuana, firearms and some oil filters that p

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 23:15:00

Janesville recognizes long-time bus driver

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Long-time bus driver Don Hochmuth was honored by the city of Janesville on his last day working for the Janesville Transit System after 17 years of service. According to a release, Hochmuth made many connections with his passengers, some of whom he saw daily over the years. He sta

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-22 15:57:01

Coroner: Man found dead at Orchard Hills Landfill

The Ogle County Coroner's Office confirms that a man was found dead this morning at Orchard Hills Landfill in Davis Junction. Details are limited at this time surrounding a cause of death or other details. The Ogle County Sheriff's Office is expected to release more details soon. 13 WREX will cont

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-21 19:35:00

Kenosha Police: Three taken into custody after student found with marijuana edibles at school

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) - A 30-year-old man and two teens are taken into custody after a school resource officer reported finding a student in possession of marijuana edibles at school. The Kenosha Police Department says a 15-year-old boy at Harborside Academy was trying to sell marijuana edibles in

CBS 58 - 2018-03-21 17:33:00

Loaded gun in downtown tavern lands man in jail

An out-of-town visitor is facing felony charges after he allegedly was found carrying a loaded handgun inside a Lake Geneva tavern. Michael A. Addison Jr., 21, was arrested March 18 at Champs Sports Bar & Grill, 747 W. Main St., after another customer reported seeing a man inside the tavern with a g

LAKE GENEVA REGIONAL NEWS - 2018-03-22 21:15:00

Beach Park man charged with sexual assault of 5-year-old girl

A north suburban man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl. Edmundo Aboytes | Lake County Sheriff's Office Edmundo Aboytes, 87, is charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, according to a statement from the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Officers w


Warrant issued in domestic violence case

ROCKFORD - Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are looking for a man they believed was involved in a domestic violence incident earlier this month on the city's northwest side. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, March 11, patrol officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of North


17-year-old gets 9 years in prison in Janesville shooting

The youngest member of a trio charged in a Nov. 7, 2016, Janesville shooting got the longest sentence: nine years in prison and 10 more years of extended supervision. Eric M. Short of Beloit had celebrated his 16th birthday a week before the shooting, which led to an eight-hour standoff at a Fourth


Oklahoma woman arrested in Janesville after cashing stolen check

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - On Friday around 2:30 p.m. officers responded to the Chase Bank at 1201 N Wright Road for a subject attempting to cash a stolen check. According to the Janesville Police Department, an employee from another Chase Bank in the area called the branch on N Wright Road to tell


Lake Geneva might get 92-room Hampton Inn

A rendering included in a city rezoning request shows the 92-room Hampton Inn proposed for construction at Sheridan Springs Road and North Edwards Boulevard. (Contributed photo/Regional News) A developer has unveiled plans to build a five-story Hampton Inn hotel on the east side of Lake Geneva. The


Janesville police report 'felony lane gang' arrest

Janesville police say they have made an arrest in what they believe is a felony lane gang-style crime. The arrest came after officers were called at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to Chase Bank, 1201 N. Wright Road, for a report of someone trying to cash a stolen check, according to a news release. About an hou


A lengthy prison sentence follows a heroin overdose

Saying he believed stiff sentences for people involved in selling drugs can combat the heroin problem in Kenosha County, a judge sentenced a man who sold fentanyl-laced heroin the led to a man's overdose death to 18 years in prison. Harold Wilcher, 52, was convicted by a jury Feb. 1 for first-degree


Racine County: Authorities ask for public's help to find Days Inn theft suspect

RACINE COUNTY - Mount Pleasant police are asking for the public's help to identify a male theft suspect. The theft happened at the Days Inn located in Sturtevant. The Mount Pleasant Police Department shared photos of the suspect to their Facebook page on Friday, March 16. The suspect can be seen cli


Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers

Roherty The Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers is looking for Ryan Joseph Roherty, 31, who is wanted for felony theft and burglaries in Janesville and the Town of Beloit. Roherty is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information about the where


County free household hazardous waste disposal is May 5

If you have some hazardous waste hanging around here's a reminder that Kenosha County's free Household Hazardous Waste Program is coming up May 5. From a news release from County Executive Jim Kreuser's office: "The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great oppor


Dozens of Toys "R" Us employees in South Central Wisconsin to lose jobs

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Dozens of people in South Central Wisconsin will be losing their jobs in May after Toys "R" Us announced their plans to close all stores in the United States. According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Toys 'R" Us notified them of a mass layoff on T


Elkhorn teen pleads guilty to child sexual assault

An Elkhorn teen pleaded guilty in Walworth County Court on Tuesday to some of the child sexual assault charges he faced, court records show. Mitchel C. Lothes, 18, of W5258 Aweogon Trail pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child under 16 years old and child enticement, according to online court re