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Fort Atkinson drug dealer set for April 3 sentencing

JEFFERSON -- A Fort Atkinson man charged with numerous drug offenses in Jefferson County Circuit Court has entered into a plea agreement with the state and faces sentencing April 3. Sean O. Topel, 21, of Fort Atkinson, was originally charged with one count each of possession of marijuana with the in

WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-23 17:00:00

More than 50 rifle shell casings found after residents hear rapid gunfire, police say

MADISON, Wis. - Officers found more than 50 rifle shell casings early Friday morning after north side residents reported hearing rapid gunfire, according to a release. Several residents in the area of the 2200 block of Brentwood Parkway called police just before 1 a.m., officials said. Officers foun

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-23 15:09:36

UPDATE: Missing Janesville woman returns home

A woman the Janesville Police Department were seeking has returned home, police announced Thursday afternoon. Police were searching for Annelise M. Wolf, 21, who had last been seen at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after leaving from her home on the west side of the city for a bike ride, according to a ne

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 17:21:00

Police looking for missing Janesville woman

The Janesville Police Department is seeking the public's help locating a Janesville woman last seen Tuesday afternoon. Police are searching for Annelise M. Wolf, 21, who was last seen at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after leaving from her home on the west side of the city for a bike ride, according to a

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 17:21:00

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

Another road project starting soon in Lake Geneva

As motorists in Lake Geneva are coping with road construction in the heart of downtown, another project could soon disrupt traffic on the north side of town. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to begin construction April 2 on State Highway 120 starting at U.S. Highway 12 - a primary sh

LAKE GENEVA REGIONAL NEWS - 2018-03-23 23:00:00

Oconomowoc man enters plea in 2016 fatal shooting of girlfriend, sentenced to life in prison

An Oconomowoc man pleaded no contest Friday, March 23, to homicide charges in the fatal 2016 shooting of his on-again, off-again girlfriend. Court records show Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Maxwell found 41-year-old Jessie Lee guilty during the same hearing. Lee had been charged with first-d

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL - 2018-03-23 16:25:04

Lake Geneva Hillcroft Mansion sold for $11.25 million

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. - The Hillcroft Mansion on Lake Geneva's Wrigley Estate sold for $11.25 million Wednesday. After being on the market for nearly two years, it broke the record of the highest price sale price of a single-family home in Wisconsin. It's also the highest sale price ever for a Lake Gene

NBC26 - 2018-03-23 10:41:26

UW-Whitewater asks for some cars to be moved for construction

Construction on a new UW-Whitewater dorm will require people to move their cars from parts of some campus lots by midnight Friday, according to University Housing. Parts of parking lots No. 7 and No. 9 will be inside a perimeter fence to be installed starting Monday, according to the university. Peo


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


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


Two teens arrested after man shot in Rockford

ROCKFORD - Two teenage boys were arrested late Wednesday night after an 18-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while while walking down a street in Rockford, according to police. Rockford officers were sent after 11 p.m. to Circle K, 3816 Broadway, after the man was shot while walking in the 1500

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2018-03-22 17:15:52

Oconomowoc High School evacuated over possible air quality issue, students felt ill

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (WITI) -- Oconomowoc High School has been evacuated -- a Facebook post by the school district indicates it is possibly an air quality issue. Silver Lake Intermediate students rehearsing for a Choir Concert apparently became lightheaded and complained of feeling suddenly ill. Emergen

NBC15.COM - 2018-03-22 18:08:00

Janesville Police issue missing persons report

The Janesville Police Department is asking for the public's help locating 21-year-old Annelise Wolf. She was last seen around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 after leaving for a bike ride from her home on the west side of Janesville. Annelise is described as a biracial female with a light complexion, w

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-22 20:28:00

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

Oconomowoc High School evacuated due to possible air quality issue

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Oconomowoc High School and Oconomowoc Arts Center have been evacuated due to a possible "air quality" issue. Below is a statement posted by the High School on their Facebook page: URGENT MESSAGE: OHS & OAC EVACUATED FOR NON-VIOLENT SITUATION: There has been an unexpecte

CBS 58 - 2018-03-22 15:02:00

Police hope to check welfare of woman who showed up at gas station partially naked

MONONA, Wis. - Monona police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman who ran into a gas station Monday night partially naked and scared, according to a release. Monona police responded around 8:20 p.m. to reports of a partially naked woman who ran into an area gas station stating someone


Beloit PD searches for missing man

BELOIT, Wis. (WMTV)--- Police are asking for the community's help to find a missing 47-year-old man to check on his welfare. According to a post on the Beloit Police Department's Facebook page, Daniel Tatro was last seen or heard from on Monday around 7:00 p.m. Tatro owns a silver Chevy Impala. Ple


Two Interstate ramps closing in Rock County Monday night

Two exit ramps on northbound Interstate 39/90 between Beloit and Janesville in Rock County will be closed at different times Monday night for construction work. The state Department of Transportation said Exit 183 to Highway S, or Shopiere Road, will be closed from 8 p.m. midnight, and Exit 177 to H


4 hurt in crash following high-speed chase in Beloit

A Janesville man was taken into custody early Saturday morning after crashing his car following a high-speed chase, with four people hurt in the crash. Georgio Beard, 27, was tentatively charged with hit and run causing injury, drunken driving causing injury, felony fleeing and other traffic offense