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Cause still pending a year after Rock County Jail inmate's death
JANESVILLE — More than a year after an inmate died at the Rock County Jail, on the same night another inmate allegedly brought fentanyl and other drugs into the jail, her cause of death remain unreleased. The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office still has not released the toxicology or autopsy report for Nicole Lemke, 29. Lemke was found face down and unresponsive in her cell in the early morning hours...
Three teens arrested in drug and firearms bust in Beloit
BELOIT, Wis. (WTVO) — Beloit Police arrested three people, including 2 minors, in a drug and firearm investigation that resulted in a search warrant being served on Friday. According to police, authorities conducted the raid of a home in the 1900 block of West Grand Avenue. Police said four guns, two stolen guns, 32.77 grams […]
Public record for Feb. 22, 2024
Rock County Felony arrests All of those listed below have since their arrest been formally charged with a felony (or felonies). TAMMRA DAVIS, 30, of Beloit, forgery, Dec. 1, 2023, 2600 block US HWY 51, Town of Rock. IONUT BOBOC, 18, of Janesville, two counts of improperly using credit card scanning device, Dec. 1, 2023, 2600 block North Lexington Drive, Janesville. WILLIE PRITCHARD, 35, of Janesville, two counts of manufacture or deliver cocaine, Jan. 20, 100 block North Jackson Street, Janesville.
19-year-old arrested for alleged gas station robbery in Whitewater
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A 19-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly robbed a BP Gas Station, Whitewater Police Department reports. Whitewater Police say just after 9 p.m. they responded to the 1100 block of W. Main St. on reports of an armed robbery. When they arrived on the...
Heavy smoke from cooler spurs ALDI evacuation
JANESVILLE — Shoppers and store employees were evacuated from ALDI, 2901 Deerfield Dr., in Janesville, due to heavy smoke Wednesday evening. According to emergency officials on the scene who spoke to The Gazette, smoke began to fill the store around 6:30 p.m. Employees had called 911 moments before to report a growing fire. Within minutes, the store was evacuated. A Gazette reporter was inside the store when the dark gray...
Janesville takes big step in redeveloping General Motors campus area
JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - The City of Janesville is planning new development at the former General Motors campus areas, officials say Wednesday. The city says its council will consider approving a relocation order at its next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26. According to officials, the relocation order is required by law for the city to acquire properties and redevelop areas.
Woman accused of bringing a gun on school grounds is bound over for trial
The 41-year-old Janesville woman charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds waives her right to a preliminary hearing in Rock County Court. According to the criminal complaint Danielle Reints had a gun holstered in plain view when she went to Van Buren Elementary the afternoon of September 27th to pick up her boyfriend’s children.
Hearing waived for man accused of killing Elkhorn newlyweds
The preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing a pair of Elkhorn newlyweds was waived in Walworth County Court Tuesday afternoon, allowing the case to proceed to trial more quickly.
‘I don’t sleep all night because of it’: Janesville tenant has only days to find new home
JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - A Janesville resident is down to just a few days to find a new home. He’s among the more than 100 renters who were told by their landlord, Richard Donahue, that they had until the end of February to find a new place to live.
Tragic Motive Unveiled: Newlyweds Slain for Meager Sum in Wisconsin Bar
Elkhorn, Wisconsin — Shock reverberates through the community as chilling details emerge in the case of a double homicide at a local sports bar. Thomas Routt Jr., 57, stands accused of the brutal murders of newlyweds Gina and Emerson Weingart, with a shocking motive surfacing during police investigations.
Historical society statement will acknowledge tribal lands, history
JANESVILLE — The Rock County Historical Society is drafting a land acknowledgement statement to the Ho-Chunk and Potowatami nations. Community members gathered at the historical society on Monday to work on the draft of the statement to the Native American tribes that lost their land over recent centuries. The aim is to show respect and knowledge of the history and perseverance of the tribes, said Kathy Boguszewski, the historical society’s volunteer and intern recruiter, who led the event Monday. ...
Beloit Memorial students, parents express support for suspended coach
BELOIT — Beloit Memorial High School students and parents spoke at a Beloit School Board meeting on Tuesday in support of Dilonna “DJ” Johnson after her recent suspension as girls’ varsity basketball coach. Johnson’s suspension came as a surprise, players and parents said. An explanation for it has still not been provided by Superintendent Willie Garrison nor by the district, beyond communication that it is “until further notice.” Johnson was...
Sunny Side Up: Basement playroom memories
Many people who grew up in the 1950s probably have fond memories of their childhood home, such as baking cookies with their mother in the kitchen. Without a multitude of siblings (my mother had eight), they may have had their very own bedroom; a favorite, private room where they could “chill.” My favorite room in our Milton house was the basement, which served as a year-round, spacious playroom. I think that house was built in the 1930s. I felt fortunate the basement had a cement...
Landlord Richard Donahue, spouse, plead not guilty to 27,000 in rental property code violations
Embattled Janesville landlord Richard Donahue pleads not guilty to a $27,000 bundle of fines tied to dozens of rental property code violations. Donahue appeared in Rock County court Tuesday without an attorney, alongside his spouse, Mary Donahue. She is also named in some of the city violations. Mary Donahue sought...
Hit-and-run driver appears in court
JANESVILLE — A 23-year-old Janesville man accused of killing another man in a vehicle hit-and-run appeared in Rock County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Noe Perez Reyes was not accompanied by a lawyer at Tuesday morning’s preliminary hearing, as he faced charges he killed Kelby Hall, 34, of Janesville, in the Feb. 10 hit-and-run on W. Milwaukee St. Perez Reyes was charged with hit-and-run involving death after Hall ran into oncoming...
Embark on a Culinary Journey: 4 Must-Try Italian Restaurants in Janesville
In this article, we're going to explore four exquisite Italian restaurants in Janesville. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Cold shooting night dooms UW-Whitewater in WIAC tournament semifinal vs. UW-Stout
WHITEWATER — UW-Whitewater’s women’s basketball grew accustomed to winning this season. They did it 22 times, including 17 in a row to open the year, a program record. In Kachel Gymnasium on Wednesday night, the Warhawks couldn’t add to their win tally, falling as the No. 2 seed in the WIAC tournament 69-59 to No. 3 seed UW-Stout in the semifinal round. The Warhawks struggled from the get-go. They started...
Beloit man arrested for making terrorist threats on medical facility
A 28 year old Beloit man was arrested over the weekend for threatening violence on a medical facility according to Beloit Police. In a Facebook post, police says Dekylan Ingram was stopped by officers in the area of Pleasant Street and White Avenue around 4:45pm Sunday. The Facebook post would...
Rock Ministries holding Community Baby Shower
JANESVILLE — Rock Ministries Church is teaming up with Janesville Pregnancy Helpline & Resource Center to host a community baby shower on Saturday, Feb. 24. The shower is at 11 a.m. at the church at 169 S. Academy St, Janesville. The show is to help supply the Pregnancy Center with needed items for mothers who contact them for help. The director, Carrisa Lopez, will talk about the outreach and purpose...
Madison Brass Band to perform spring concert in Whitewater
WHITEWATER — The Madison Brass Band has announced its spring concert, titled “CELEBRATIONS!” which will perform on March 10 under the baton of new Musical Director John Lynch. The performance will commence at 1 p.m. in the Whitewater High School auditorium. Locals are encouraged to attend the concert featuring uplifting music from diverse compositional voices, including Chuck Mangione, Nicole Piunno, Giovanni Santos and Neil Hefti. “We will include a wonderful...