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Main break disrupts school day

MONROE — A water main break on the west side of the city has interrupted the school day for some students. The School District of Monroe sent an email to parents just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday that a water main break near Northside Elementary School had affected water pressure within the building.


Florida Man Charged With Murder In Wisconsin Cold Case

WAUKESHA COUNTY, WI -- A 78-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged in Wisconsin after authorities say he may be the person responsible for his wife's death in 1979.


WIAA girls basketball: Monroe's Sydney Hilliard about to enjoy one last tournament ride

For Sydney Hilliard, the hard part is over. The 6-foot senior forward has led Monroe to two WIAA Division 2 state basketball tournaments. And she has earned two Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State awards — with a likely third selection yet to come.


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


Governor Evers to propose increasing Wisconsin’s minimum wage

Wisconsin (WAOW) — Governor Evers is expected to propose a minimum wage increase in his first state budget. The current minimum wage in Wisconsin is $7.25, and hasn’t increased since 2010.


Silver Alert: Missing 87-year-old woman may be in Green County

GREEN BAY, Wis. - A missing 87-year-old woman from Green Bay may be in Green County, according to a Silver Alert. Ruth Virbick was last seen around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Green Bay. Police said while she lives in Green Bay, she believes she lives in the Village of Monticello in Green County.


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


Sweet talking thief arrested in Monroe, allegedly talked his way into cash

A man who allegedly defrauded multiple businesses in Wisconsin and Illinois by convincing employees he was a friend of the owner and had permission to get cash from the business has been arrested.


FILE - Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers

Gov. Evers vetoes middle class tax cut amid $588 million revenue surplus. The Republican-controlled Legislature’s first order of business for the 2019 session was passing middle class tax cuts. Gov. Tony Evers’ first executive action vetoed it. By doing so he also broke his campaign promise to cut t


Charged filed in 2017 Wisconsin Rapids gas station robbery

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) -- Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against 32-year-old man they said robbed a Wisconsin Rapids gas station in 2017. Robert Schneider is expected to be formally charged with robbery at his next court appearance on April 8.


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Alleged scammer, “armed with charm,” arrested in multi-county spree

MONROE (WKOW) — Authorities have arrested a man in connection to several scams perpetrated against businesses across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. John Loresch, 51, of Champaign, Illinois, was arrested in Monroe Friday and is being held on several charges of theft by fraud, according to


Wisconsin pavement buckles may cause delays on I-90

(WIFR) -- Illinois State Police says some drivers may experience delays heading north on I-90 to Wisconsin. Crews are working to restore pavement buckles in Wisconsin. ISP learned about reports from the Wisconsin State Patrol.


Woman tortured, murdered in Durand had history of drugs, was not reported missing

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) - In August of 2017, Winnebago County Deputies discovered an unidentified woman's burned body on a farm in Durand. About ten days later, the coroner identified the decomposing body as 38-year-old Samantha Swan.


Wisconsin governor vetoes Republican tax plan

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed an income tax cut bill in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office.


Freeport restaurants receive counterfeit $100 bills, police look for suspects

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Freeport Police Department asks for the public's help with information on two crimes involving counterfeit $100 bills. Police say both cases happened on Feb. 15.


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.


Madison man accused of bringing Tennessee teen to Wisconsin enters not guilty plea

(WKOW) — A Madison man charged with child pornography in connection with bringing a Tennessee teen to Wisconsin has pleaded not guilty. During a hearing today in federal court, not guilty pleas were entered for Bryan Rogers, 31, on one count of production of child pornography and one count of making


'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.


Freeport residents start petition to ask city to fix potholes

FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) - In Freeport, concerned drivers have started a petition asking the City to fill potholes along a specific street. The petition on Change.org shows a photo of Adams Avenue, saying the road from the fire station to the National Guard Armory is so torn up, the pot holes cover the