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Family of missing Rockford woman: ‘She was found early Thursday morning’

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - An update on a missing Rockford woman has been confirmed by members of her family Thursday. “She was found early Thursday morning,” a family member told 23 News. “We are waiting on the police report, and are continuing the search for anyone who may have seen her with anyone on Monday of this week.”
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Freeport Police arrest Rockford man on weapons charge

FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — Freeport Police arrested Jarrid Maynard, 23, of Rockford, on Wednesday, after officers reportedly found a handgun during a traffic stop. According to police, officers pulled a vehicle over around 12 a.m. in the area of West Main and South Walnut Avenue, and found a handgun under the passenger seat, where Maynard […]
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Hit & Run Near State and Alpine

Update: Sources said that after the accident happened,. the driver jumped into another vehicle and fled Southbound on Alpine. Hit & Run At A Busy Rockford Intersection, Multiple Vehicles Are Reported To Be Involved…. It happened just before 9 pm near Alpine and State st. Sources said a vehicle crashed...

BREAKING: Convicted murderer Fred Grabbe to be released on parole July 15

MARSHALL, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — Convicted murderer Fred Grabbe is scheduled for mandatory supervised release from an Illinois prison on July 15. The Illinois Department of Corrections confirmed the parole date with According to court documents obtained from the Clark County Circuit Court, Fred Grabbe was sentenced on September 11, 1985, for the murder of […]

Update: Large Power Outage On The East Side

UPDATE: COMED is working 5 different power outages, that is affecting approx. 750 customers. COMED is working hard, to restore the power . Details are minimal right now. Sources are reporting that there is a possible fire in the 1400 block of James. Sources are reporting some wires were on...

Lost kayakers rescued from Killbuck Creek

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Three kayakers were rescued from the Kishwaukee River early Thursday morning. The Blackhawk Fire Protection District says one of the kayakers called for help saying the group was lost and disoriented as night fell. About 20 minutes after rescue crews arrived, one team reported voice contact with the three kayakers.. They were found a short time later.

Rockford Scanner™: Several Units Responding To A Possible Apartment Fire

Several Units Responding To A Possible Apartment Fire. Sources are reporting a possible apartment fire. It happened at an apartment on Boxwood, approx. 7:30 pm. Initial reports are saying that there is heavy smoke in the hallway of the apartment building. They were working on evacuating the rest of the...

Line The Overpasses To Show Your Support, For Corporal Nathan Carlson and His Family

Let’s take a few moments and remember a local hero. Corporal Nathan Carlson was born in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from Harlem High School in 2019 where he was captain of the swim team. Upon graduation, he enlisted into the Marine Corps and attended Marine Corps Boot Camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. He graduated boot camp in August of 2019 and officially earned the title of Marine.

Rockford Scanner™: Reports of a fire scene, At a local playground

Sources are reporting a fire. It happened around 4:50 pm, at the Price Park Playground. That is located at 2205 Ridge ave, in Machesney Park. That is located off of Mitchel rd. Initial reports are saying a pressure washer is on fire. No reports of injuries. Still developing. You can...

Rockford Scanner™: One Vehicle Accident In Rockford

What happened: One Vehicle Accident/Vehicle vs Tree. At approximately 5:55 this evening emergency personnel were called to the area of 11th Avenue and 21st Street in Rockford for a auto accident. Upon arrival one vehicle was observed that reportedly hit a tree in the area. One person was transported by...

LIST: Fireworks and festivals to celebrate the Fourth of July

MADISON, Wis. — With the Fourth of July weekend making a fast approach, many communities throughout Southern Wisconsin are planning festivals and fireworks displays to celebrate the holiday. Here’s a look at some of the fun to come this weekend. Beloit. Fourth of July Spectacular: The Beloit Sky...

Rockford man charged in fatal distracted-driving crash

DOWNER’S GROVE, Ill. (WTVO) — Illinois State Police have arrested Frank Hightower III, 53, of Rockford, after an investigation revealed he had been using a cell phone while driving and causing a fatal crash, police said. According to ISP, Troopers responded to a crash on I-88 near Rochelle on February 1st, 2022. Police said Hightower […]

Motorcyclist dies after crash in rural Freeport

FREEPORT — A motorcyclist died Monday night after crashing in the area of West Stephenson and Van Brocklin roads. Stephenson County Sheriff deputies were called about 7:10 p.m. and found the motorcyclist about a half mile west of Van Brocklin Road. The motorcyclist was transferred by ambulance to Freeport...

One dead, one critically hurt in Jo Daviess County explosion

LENA, Ill. (KWQC) - A woman from Lena, Illinois has died after an explosion at a home during a bonfire. According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, there was a 9-1-1 call into the dispatch center on Saturday, June 18 just before midnight. Investigators say there had been an explosion and subsequent fire at a home on East Greenvale Road.

Marijuana: Learn More About The Durban Strain

We have had numerous requests to post more marijuana related content on our website. Those types of posts are extremely popular on our website,. Todays topic is going to be about the strain “Durban”. And quite honestly:. Rockford would probably become a safer place if everyone had some Durban!