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Car fire in Rockton destroys vintage Camaro
ROCKTON, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockton Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire Saturday afternoon. Fire personnel arrived to find what appears to be a vintage Camaro fully engulfed in flames. The blaze was brought under control, there were no injuries. The vehicle was a total loss.
Rockford man found dead inside of his car identified by coroner's office
A Rockford man who was found dead inside of his car Thursday morning has been identified. The Winnebago County Coroner's Office identified the man as 35-year-old Gerald Osborn. Authorities said Osborn's vehicle was parked alongside the south curb of W. Riverside Blvd. near N. Central Ave. around 9:45 a.m. Osborn...
Man found dead inside Rockford home
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A man is found dead inside a home Friday afternoon in Rockford’s west side. Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 300 block of Vincent Avenue around 3:55 p.m. for a medical assist. That’s when they found the man’s body inside. Officials...
Is there citizen’s arrest in Illinois?
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Maybe you’ve heard about citizen’s arrest from a wild story, or maybe you’ve seen one performed on TV. Knowing if you’re able to detain a suspected criminal until police arrive could come in handy, like when two drivers detained a Rockford man after he allegedly crashed into them and tried to […]
Rockford Pride Alley Party kicks off Saturday
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Local nightclub The Office celebrated its 3th Pride Alley Party Saturday. The event features live music, drag queen bingo, and pop-up drag shows, along with food trucks. The party goes until 8 p.m. before moving inside the nightclub.
Police investigating suspicious death in Rockford residence
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) —Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives are conducting a suspicious death investigation after a man was found dead in a Rockford residence Friday afternoon. Police responded to the 300 block of Vincent Avenue at around 3:55 p.m. for medical assistance, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department. Upon police arrival, a deceased male was […]
Police arrest fugitive Rockford felon on murder charges
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office announced the capture of Austen Fowler on Friday. Fowler was wanted by Rockford Police for attempted murder, armed robbery, aggravated discharge of a firearm and felon possessing a firearm. Fowler had eluded police for weeks until an arrest warrant was executed yesterday by Rockford Police and the […]
Police find guns and drugs in traffic stop, 2 men arrested
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — On Thursday, police say they stopped a car that had fled from them a few days prior and arrested the two men inside on drug and weapons charges. According to Rockford Police, around 4 p.m., officers spotted a car that had fled from them days prior in the 2500 block of […]
Rockford man identified after being found in abandoned vehicle
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Authorities name a man found Thursday inside an abandoned vehicle in Rockford. Gerald Osborn, 35, of Rockford, was found inside a car parked along West Riverside Boulevard near Central Avenue. Winnebago County deputies say a city street sweeper discovered the vehicle with Osborn’s body while working...
Revolutionary war patriot honored by family centuries later
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A patriot recognized for his service in the Revolutionary war Saturday surrounded by his family and community. Private Samuel Campbell was born in Massachusetts in 1762, but decades later he and his youngest son travelled by Ox to Winnebago County. Now, centuries after his service to our country, an Illinois military organization honors him for his service with a plaque near his grave at Hulse Cemetery in Pecatonica.
Beloit annual July 4 concert to return to Riverside park
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The annual Pops on the Rock patriotic concert will be returning to Riverside Park in Beloit this year for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic. The City of Beloit partners with the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra to provide a concert and fireworks every year on July 4, but the event had to be cancelled in 2020.
Rockford man sentenced for 2018 murder of Jamie Stephens
A Rockford man will spend 60 years in prison for the 2018 murder of Jamie Stephens. Nickles Parks, 31, was sentenced on first-degree murder charges and concealment of a homicidal death, according to the state's attorney's office. On Dec. 9, 2018, Jamie Stephens was reported missing. Stephens' body was found...
Strong spirits: what makes you mad?
Do you ever get mad? I mean, blowing up kind of mad? Really losing it kind of mad? When? Why? What causes it?. If you do, it might encourage you to know that Jesus got mad, too. Really mad. But his anger wasn't like mine when someone cuts me off in traffic, or is a jerk. The one recorded instance of Jesus truly showing his anger is when he entered the Temple in Jerusalem and found cattle, and sheep, and pigeons, and people selling them, and people making change - and he lost it.
Chicago man part of robbery crew that struck in Rockford, sentenced to prison
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Yahsmine Odom, 38, has been sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for carrying out violent retail store robberies in Illinois and Indiana, including one in Rockford. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, between 2016 and 2017, Odom and his co-defendants “carried out two violent robberies and one attempted robbery, […]
On the market: Near 100-year-old Rockford home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Address: 226 Logan St., Rockford Description: This four-bedroom, three-bathroom all-brick home was built in 1924. It offers 2,303 square feet of living space and is located on a 6,970-square-foot lot. A six-panel front door leads into formal foyer with bench seating. The main level has a living room with fireplace, hardwood floors and crown molding. The sunroom could be an office, study or playroom. The dining room has the original glass French doors that separate the dining room...
Odd move by accused killer Duke Webb delays murder case in Don Carter Lanes shooting
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The murder case against former U.S. Army sergeant Duke Webb took an odd turn Friday morning, pushing the case back three months. Webb, 39, is accused of opening fire on Dec. 27, 2020, inside Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, killing three people and wounding several others.
CD Source opens new location Monday
LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) - Nine months after watching a devastating fire turn his record store in loves park to rubble the owner rebuilds at a new location. “I wasn’t sure if we were going to do it again,” says CD Source Owner Brian Bowman. The last nine...
First 90 degree temperature Friday for Rockford, repeat expected Saturday
Temperatures Friday afternoon warmed into the upper 80s and low 90s area wide, with Rockford reaching 90 degrees for the first time this year. Saturday’s high temperature will be just a little warmer, climbing to 91 degrees. On average, Rockford usually experiences its first 90-degree high around June 5th....
Another hot weekend in the Stateline
It has been a hot and dry stretch across the Stateline this week, but the dry stretch goes back further than just the last week. The Rockford airport only received 2 inches of rain in the entire month of May. This was about half of what we normally see in the month, and it was the driest May since 2012. The last time we saw more than a tenth of an inch of rain was May 19th, two weeks ago! Some spots saw a good, soaking rainfall Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. But these totals were very hit-and-miss, with Rockford only picking up 0.06″ of rain over the last three days.
Police say report of gunman at CherryVale Mall was false
CHERRY VALLEY, Ill. (WTVO) — Cherry Valley Police issued an advisory Friday morning saying a report of a gunman at CherryVale Mall was false. According to police, officers from the Cherry Valley Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department responded to the mall around 11:18 a.m. for a report of a “subject with a […]
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