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Motorcycle driver dies following rollover accident in Freeport

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - The Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred shortly after 7:00 p.m. Monday in the area of Stephenson Street Road and Van Brocklin Road. Deputies were called for a report of a motorcycle rollover accident. Once on the scene, deputies saw a motorcycle overturned...
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Driver killed in Freeport motorcycle crash

FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — Police say a motorcyclist was killed Monday in a rollover accident in the area of Stephenson Street Road and Van Brocklin Road. According to the Stephenson County Sheriff, officers received notification of the crash around 7:09 p.m. Deputies found the overturned motorcycle half a mile west of Van Brocklin Road, police […]
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Highway 23 Road Construction Update

Road construction continues on Highway 23 Between Darlington and Mineral Point. The current work on Galena Street in Darlington will continue through the end of July and crews will continue water main and storm sewer installation from Huntington Court to the south. Concrete sidewalk and driveway aprons will be formed and poured from River Street to Ravine Street on Thursday and Friday. On Highway 23, next week, crews are scheduled to remove remaining guardrail sections just north of Darlington along the Pecatonica River and north between Highway 39 and Mineral Point. The entire project is anticipated to be completed by October.

Freeport man wanted on homicide charges. Here's what we know

FREEPORT — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Freeport man who is wanted in connection with the city’s most recent homicide. Jamar Mayfield, 35, is charged with first degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm for the June 19 fatal shooting of Daquaveon Jackson in the area of North Greenfield Drive and West Stephenson Street.

Alleged metals shop shooter pleads not guilty to homicide

JANESVILLE An Evansville man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of a coworker in April. Lawyers for Kevin L. Todd, 23, entered a not guilty plea during a preliminary hearing held via video conference on Monday, June 27. Todd joined the conference virtually from the Rock County Jail, waived a preliminary hearing and stood mute as his lawyers entered the plea. ...

Orfordville holds recall election for village president who already resigned

ORFORDVILLE, Wis. — Dennis Burtness couldn’t have asked for an easier election. Burtness, who was appointed Orfordville village president this spring, is running in a unique recall election Tuesday. Residents petitioned for the election earlier this year in a bid to oust Burtness’ predecessor Gary Phillips. Phillips resigned in April, but the city still has to hold the election.

Warrant issued for Freeport man connected with murder of 23-year-old

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - Police issued a warrant Monday for a man suspected of killing 23-year-old Daquaveon Jackson last week. Jamar Mayfield, 35, of Freeport, is wanted on two counts each of first-degree murder, and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Jackson was shot on June 19 near North Greenfield Drive...

Man accused of killing co-worker pleads not guilty, bound over for trial

MADISON, Wis. — The man accused of shooting and killing his co-worker at a Janesville business in April pleaded not guilty Monday, online court records show. Kevin Todd, 23, of Evansville is charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. A criminal complaint filed with the Rock County Circuit Court alleges that Todd shot and killed 30-year-old Devon Hills at Precision Drawn Metals. He allegedly confessed to the shooting while speaking to police.

One dies in Freeport rollover

FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — One person died after a single vehicle rollover early Sunday morning. The Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the accident, which happened in the area of W. US 20 and Rink Road, around 12:43 a.m., according to the department. Deputies found a vehicle on its roof in a field […]

Former Madison daycare director sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for wire fraud

MADISON, Wis. — A former Madison daycare director who pleaded guilty to defrauding her employer was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison Monday. Nichole Genz, 41, of Evansville was also ordered to pay over $216,000 in restitution. Genz worked as the executive director of Learning Gardens, a Madison daycare center, from September 3, 2013, to October...

Freeport man wanted for murder

FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — Freeport Police have issued an arrest warrant for Jamar Mayfield, 35, the suspect in the slaying of Daquaveon Jackson, 23, on June 19th. According to police, officers were called to Freeport Memorial Hospital after Jackson had been admitted for a gunshot wound. He died at the hospital. Police learned the shooting […]

Jessica Jacho Of Belleville Dies Suddenly, 24

Jessica Jacho of Belleville died suddenly on June 19. She was 24 years old. A Belleville High School and Monmouth University graduate, Jessica loved to play soccer, her obituary said. More than $10,900 had been raised as of Monday, June 27 on a GoFundMe for her family. Jessica is survived...

Head to Rock City to enjoy Summer Music Weekends and more

Rock City’s Summer Music Weekends event has returned every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Labor Day, as well as daily July 1 – 10! Kicking off the attraction’s 90th anniversary, the summertime festivities highlight local and regional artists, Rock City Raptors birds of prey shows and savory Southern cuisine!
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Janine T. (Tangye) DiPofi

Janine T. (Tangye) DiPofi, age 70 of New Glarus, WI passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on September 30, 1951, the daughter of Raymond and Alice (Noble) Tangye. Janine worked as a registered nurse at Badger Prairie Healthcare in...

Jo Daviess County Woman Dies From Injuries In Firepit Accident

A 28 year old woman from Stockton, Illinois has passed away from injuries received in a firepit explosion. Taylor Musser was severely burned in the incident which took place on June 18th. Musser was med-flighted to UW Hospital in Madison where she passed away from her injuries on Friday-June 24th. Taylor Musser is survived by her husband and three children.