Groups team up to clean Rock River watershed of trash
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — As Donovan Fischer waded in the shallow Rock River near Monterey Park, he saw something bigger than a bottle or fishing pole.
Beer cellars lie under Janesville hillside
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — City workers recently sealed holes leading to old beer cellars along Beloit Avenue in Janesville, but a history fan hopes to reopen one of them someday.
Paul Ryan moving to Maryland, not selling Wisconsin home
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former House Speaker Paul Ryan is moving his family from his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, to a house in a Washington, D.C., suburb less than a year after he retired from...
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Employees of Janesville's General Motors plant probably didn't pay much attention to the maple paneling in the building's foyer.
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The Rock County Courthouse was closed for the day after a chemical incident.
The sheriff's office says a facilities management worker was mixing chemicals to treat...
End of an era: Red Arrow club finishes 95-year-run
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — For almost 30 years, Charles Williams served as an officer with the 32nd Division Red Arrow Club of Southern Wisconsin.
Evers signs drug step therapy bill
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has signed a bill designed to make it easier for patients to get needed prescription drugs even when insurance companies force them to try cheaper...
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A drunken driver with a six-year-old in the car nearly struck a Janesville police officer.
WISC-TV reports that the officer reported nearly being hit at 2:16 a.m....
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Fifty years after getting its start as a small food pantry, Everyone Cooperating to Help Others, better known as ECHO, continues to grow and help the...
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — After five months in a hotel, you'd think Ann Edgecomb would be getting her fill of continental breakfasts, room key cards and "Do Not Disturb" door hangers — especially...
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A southern Wisconsin-based communications company plans to sell its newspapers and radio stations.
Bliss Communications announced Monday it intends to sell its...
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — It's difficult to look at one without smiling.
It's the miniature horse, the wee equine which galloped into the hearts of Ken and Joyce Diehls 36 years...
FULTON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say the 14-year-old girl who died after her canoe capsized on the Yahara River was from Janesville.
The Wisconsin State Patrol said Monday Grace Gordon was...
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Mommy and Daddy have matching "owies" on their tummies.
It isn't easy to explain a kidney transplant to a 2-year-old, so Ashley Friis chose terminology her toddler,...
MILTON, Wis. (AP) — It has been 20 years since a van crash on March 25, 1999, that left seven young, traveling door-to-door magazine sellers dead and scattered across the southbound lanes of...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly choking and beating a victim in separate incidents.
The State Journal reports that the Rock County law...
- Wisconsin State Journal'Career criminal' gets 15-year prison term in Janesville shootingJuly 3, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalCanoeist dies, 7 others rescued from Yahara River in Rock County, Sheriff's Office saysMay 26, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalJanesville man dies in head-on collision, driver arrested for alleged OWI homicideMay 6, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalMadison area prep results from Wednesday, April 17, 2019April 18, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalPrep sports: Expectation of cold, wet weather leads to slew of Thursday postponementsApril 5, 2019
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Earlier this month, when snow still cradled roads in frozen Juneau County, Emily and Larry Scheunemann searched for signs of large meat-eaters.
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Three-year-old Mildred "Sugar Pie" McCraley was too young to remember the exhausting train trip from Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Rock County in 1916.
Rock County’s dreary health care center could soon close
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Analog clocks hang from beige, concrete-block walls at the Rock County Heath Care Center, and discolored ceiling tiles hide old heating ducts.
Wisconsin family grows through adoption
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Some would call it the power of faith.
On Dec. 29, the evening before her birthday, Gretchen Kingsley prayed over the photo of a young boy with Down syndrome who was...
2nd man sentenced in 2015 killing of 5-year-old boy
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A second man has been sentenced in the January 2015 shooting death of a 5-year-old boy who was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting in...
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Almost all the knowledge a paramedic uses to treat humans can be used to help an injured police dog.
Most paramedics don't know that, said Paul McNamara, a...
- Business WireFormer House Speaker Paul Ryan appointed to SHINE’s Board of DirectorsAugust 26, 2019
- Business WireSHINE Moves Closer to Domestic Production of Life-Saving Medical IsotopesJune 19, 2019
- Business WireFresh New Look for Data Dimensions WebsiteApril 25, 2019
- Globe NewswireuBreakiFix Grows in Rock County, Opens in BeloitAugust 16, 2018
- BusinessWireData Dimensions Automates Transaction Lifecycle with Accounts Payable WorkflowMay 7, 2018
Veterans and their families share stories for video project
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — They were sitting ducks.
Two young men crawling across a minefield — one with a missing foot, the other a medic with six weeks of first-aid training and a bag of...
28-year-old Janesville man fatally shot in Beloit
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — The Rock County medical examiner has identified a man who was fatally shot in Beloit.
Twenty-eight-year-old James Tomten, of Janesville, died at the scene of the shooting on Saturday afternoon.
Beloit police say Tomten and his assailant apparently were acquainted. They do not believe there's an ongoing threat to the public. No one is in custody for the homicide.
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Sister Lauretana retires from Janesville pastoral ministry
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Tom Eckert recalls a time when he was recuperating from surgery at home.
Sister Lauretana Gorman of Janesville's St. John Vianney Catholic Church invited him on a day trip to boost his spirits.
The two drove to Sister Lauretana's motherhouse at Sinsinawa Mound in southwestern Wisconsin.
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Janesville School District targets vital third-grade reading
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The moment children open their eyes, they begin learning what they'll need for the third-grade reading test.
Before their vision is completely focused, before they can grasp a rattle, and before they can sleep through the night, they are putting down the foundation crucial to their success as 8-year-old third-graders.
Argument over woman ends with fatal shooting
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Janesville police say an argument between two men over a woman led to a fatal shooting.
Authorities say 41-year-old Clifford Grice was shot multiple times outside his home on Janesville's south side Wednesday. A 39-year-old Browntown man is in custody. Police say a woman who had ended a relationship with the suspect and started seeing Grice was present during the argument and called 911 after the shooting.
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GM staff reflect on Janesville plant closing 10 years later
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — At the General Motors assembly plant, Jeff Hanson horsed truck bodies onto vehicle frames — one every 56 seconds, hundreds in an eight-hour or 10-hour shift.
It was one of Hanson's many jobs as a floating line worker, filling in wherever and whenever other co-workers were absent.
Wisconsin trucker sentenced for shooting out window on I-74
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Wisconsin trucker has been sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison for a slingshot and metal ball bearings to shatter a van window while driving along Interstate 74 in eastern Illinois.
Fifty-three-year-old Kevin Casey of Janesville, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty Friday in a Champaign County court to a felony count of aggravated battery for shooting out a van window in May during which a 3-year-old boy was cut by flying glass.
Wisconsin composer’s music getting national exposure
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Composer and pianist Matthew Hollingsworth wonders if his music bosses somehow know when he has a day off.
Often, that's when they want something from him, and they want it fast.
In response, Hollingsworth rearranges his life and works through the night to finish or revise a piece of music.
It's all good, though.
Hollingsworth is obsessed with music and doesn't mind the pressure.
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Janesville mattress store employee accused of thefts
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A Janesville mattress store employee is accused of stealing more than $10,000 worth of mattresses and other furniture to support his heroin habit and his mother.
Twenty-three-year-old Owen Peterson is accused of selling mattresses, sofas, love seats, dressers and box springs from Janesville Comfort Shoppe on social media.