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Two in jail after reported armed robbery in Whitewater
Two Milwaukee men are in the Walworth County Jail in connection with an armed robbery in Whitewater on Monday afternoon. Whitewater police Capt. Dan Meyer confirmed Wednesday morning that police arrested Prentice S. Hawkins, 20, and Badon C. Prophet Jr., 19, in the robbery in the 100 block of South
‘Christmas miracle:’ Mom’s stolen car with gifts inside recovered in Whitewater
WHITEWATER -- You could call it a Christmas miracle. A stolen car has been found and the gifts inside the trunk were recovered. The car was stolen from a Whitewater gas station. It's a story FOX6 News shared on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Wisconsin Targeted In Massive Bomb Threat Hoax: Reports
MILWAUKEE, WI -- Multiple bomb threats have been reported in the Metro Milwaukee area Thursday, authorities said. Bomb threats have been surfacing nationwide in what several police departments have called a hoax.
Janesville police looking for suspect in theft of generator
JANESVILLE (WKOW) — The Janesville Police Department today released a photo of a man they are seeking in connection with the theft of a Honda 1000 generator from a porch in the 500 block of Muir St.
After harassment probe, UW-Whitewater chancellor does not receive raise
The UW System Board of Regents decided last week not to give UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper a raise months after her husband was banned from campus for repeated claims of sexual harassment.
Whitewater City Market open through winter
The indoor Whitewater City Market is a spin-off of their regular season that is held outdoors. With this yearly market, it picks up right after the outdoor market is out of season. The market runs Saturday mornings starting at 9 a.m. to noon, held in the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library located in Wh
SANTA CLAUSES COMING TO TOWN
There were a lot of Santa Clauses participating in the annual Whitewater Parade of Lights, hosing by Downtown Whitewater Inc. that took place on Friday evening. Hundreds of people gathered to watch and parade and participate in activities such as storytelling, roasting s'mores over an open fire and
Wisconsin strip club reaches $400k settlement with dancers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin strip club has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle dancers’ claims that they were paid essentially nothing for their performances. Teriana Jones, who worked as a stripper at Cruisin’ Chubbys Gentleman’s Club, filed a federal class action lawsuit in 2017 alleging club ma
Nate Trewyn to play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
The season ended last Saturday for UW-Whitewater’s football team. The Warhawks lost to Mary Hardin-Baylor in an NCAA Division III semifinal game. Nate Trewyn, however, has one game left to play. The senior and all-America center has been selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on January 19 at
‘Suspicious in nature:’ Man in custody in connection with 2 house fires in Delavan
TOWN OF DELAVAN — A 29-year-old man from Delavan has been taken into custody in connection with two house fires that happened on Dec. 10 and Dec. 12 in the Town of Delavan. According to the Town of Delavan Police Department, on Monday, Dec. 10 officials were notified of a possible structure fire on
A defensive Scott Walker insists signing Wisconsin power grab wouldn't just be dirty partisanship
Outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is laying the groundwork to sign the power grab bills denying his Democratic successor, Tony Evers, the same powers he has enjoyed so much. If he sounds a little defensive—as he should—that doesn’t mean that his argument doesn’t boil down to “I feel righteous abo
‘It hurts:’ Single mom’s vehicle stole at Whitewater gas station, with donated gifts for her kids inside
WHITEWATER -- Surveillance cameras captured a thief stealing a car from a gas station in Whitewater -- filled with Christmas gifts donated to a single mother. "I still can't believe it," said Danielle Palms.
One dead, two injured in serious crash on Highway 12 in Jefferson Co.
UDPATE (WKOW) — One person is dead after a bad crash that forced authorities to close a three mile stretch of U.S. Highway 12 for more than three hours Wednesday night. An SUV and a sedan crashed at the intersection of the highway and Airport Road just before 7:00 p.m. The driver of the sedan died a
Complaint: Janesville teen was driving upward of 80 mph on Milton Ave. before fatal crash
JANESVILLE, Wis. - A Parker High School student involved in a fatal crash in Janesville in October was found to have been traveling over 80 mph at the time, police say. According to a criminal complaint,Ty Matijevich was headed off campus for lunch when he hit another driver near the intersection of
Giovanni's restaurant near Cambridge destroyed by fire
An overnight fire has left Giovanni’s restaurant on U.S. Highway 18 a total loss, officials with the Cambridge Fire Department said. Cambridge Fire Chief Terry Johnson said a passerby called in the fire around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
Reeseville man gets prison sentence for cocaine bust
JUNEAU – A 39-year-old Reeseville man will spend more than six years in prison following a law enforcement investigation on him that took $35,000 worth of cocaine off of the streets.
UW-Whitewater winter commencement set for Saturday
Nearly 800 UW-Whitewater students are set to graduate Saturday during the university's winter commencement ceremony. The ceremony starts at 10 a.m. at the Kachel Fieldhouse, 907 W. Schwager Drive, on campus.
Walworth County Board cuts funding to visitors bureau by 10 percent
Nestled between Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago, Walworth County is one of the most prolific and profitable tourism destinations in Wisconsin. In 2016, the county raked in $528.9 million in direct visitor spending. That number jumped to $544.2 million in 2017, ranking it the 6th-best tourism economy
Man accused of stealing mattresses from employer
A Janesville mattress store employee stole more than $10,000 worth of mattresses and other furniture that was later sold via social media, according to a criminal complaint filed in Rock County Court on Monday.
Spartans, Toennies leave Whitewater in dog house
It was one of those nights where the basketball rim probably looked like a hula hoop to Daniel Toennies. The McFarland High School boys basketball six-foot-two senior burned Rock Valley Conference foe Whitewater for 34 points Friday as the Spartans came away with a 72-49 whipping against the host Wh