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...
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...
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.
Wisconsin man searches for witch’s broom branches
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Josef "Joe" Braeu scours the woods with the passion of a serious deer hunter.
He even carries a .22-caliber rifle, but his prey never runs.
Braeu, an internationally known expert on conifers, searches the forest for a slow-growing mass of branches called a witch's broom.
"It has nothing to do with being a witch," Braeu told The Janesville Gazette .
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Wisconsin credit union sees increasing popularity
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Blackhawk Community Credit Union's East Milwaukee Street branch lobby buzzed with customer activity on a recent Friday afternoon, so much so that several customers waited their turn by taking a pit stop for a cup of hot coffee and a cookie in the building's lounge.
Wisconsin programs seek to turn criminals to positive lives
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Austin Temple is at the cabin up north that his grandfather built, sitting in front of a fire.
He can smell the smoke from the logs in the fireplace that he and his father built.
He feels the fire's warmth. He looks out the window and sees snow falling.
His 2-year-old son is in his lap. He's reading to him.
Temple hopes someday he can be in this happy place.
Comfort dog helps Wisconsin students read
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Beloit Memorial High School students have been reading up a storm thanks to Mary the comfort dog.
Mary, a golden retriever from the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry offered through St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Janesville, visits special education teacher Beth Cox's classroom twice a month.
Last year, student Mauricio Ramos proposed the idea of having students read to a dog.
Wisconsin hemp advocates optimistic despite struggles
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Willie Hughes was one of the Wisconsin farmers growing hemp legally for the first time in about seven decades, and he wanted his crop to thrive.
Growing hemp carried uncertainty. What care did it need? How is it harvested? What's its legality, considering the federal government still classifies it as an illegal substance?
Many curious farmers chose to stay on the sidelines and not grow hemp this year. They wanted to see how others handled it before jumping in.
Wisconsin mother struggles with addiction, raising child
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Nicole Shipler had two secrets.
She was four months pregnant.
And she had been addicted to heroin for three years.
By the time the Janesville woman knew she was carrying a child, it was too late.
Her baby would be born addicted to opioids.
The medical term is neonatal abstinence syndrome, a condition caused by babies being exposed to opioids in the womb, said Elizabeth Loconto, a pediatrician at Mercyhealth East Clinic.
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GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan’s Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November's election, cleverly cultivating an "Iron Stache" persona for a candidacy that was as colorful as it was unlikely.
Then Ryan decided to retire , transforming a faint upset hope into a race Democrats are dreaming of as the possible capstone in a favorable midterm election.
Wisconsin gets $11M in federal funds for bus improvements
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is getting $11.3 million in federal funding to improve public transportation.
The funds will go toward four projects intended to replace old buses and improve service for riders throughout the state, especially in rural areas, Wisconsin Public Radio reported .
Single mom in Wisconsin goes from homeless to homeowner
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Jennifer Deuel insists anyone could have navigated the rocky path she took to home ownership.
"I'm just a regular, average person trying to take care of my kids and do good things and do something with my life," she told the Janesville Gazette . "If you want it to happen bad enough, you will make it happen."
Walker says portion of I-39 expansion will be done sooner
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says work along Interstate 39/90 between Janesville north to Edgerton will be completed by 2020, a year earlier than planned.
Walker announced Tuesday that the earlier completion date will free up $70 million that can be used for other portions of the interstate project, like the U.S. 12/18 interchange in Madison.
Walker made the announcement in Milton alongside the interstate, which is being expanded to three lanes in each direction.
Local Janesville program houses homeless vets
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Tom Kimball served four years of active duty starting in 1954 and four years in the reserves as a Navy corpsman.
Today, the 83-year-old lives in a dormitory setting at a former nursing home between Janesville and Beloit in the Housing 4 Our Vets program.
Kimball would not discuss how he became homeless about five years ago. He's in the facility now for the second time but feels comfortable about his plans to move to Wausau and take care of himself.
Wisconsin mail carrier expands homeless fundraising event
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — People like to talk to Tom Hathaway.
And sometimes they choose to confide to him their deepest struggles.
When Hathaway, of Janesville, started delivering mail in 2000, he said he was shocked by how many people he saw living in their cars.