The IRS scam is not new, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection reported in September a spike in inquiries and complaints about it.
Chalmers said the spam emails are an attempt to expose consumers to malware or to gain access to a victim's personal and banking information.
Kathleen and Martin O'Brien pleaded not guilty to several felony child abuse and misdemeanor disorderly conduct related charges. The Lake Geneva couple are accused of abusing their six children.
Nicholas W. Ackerman, 21, pleaded guilty in Rock County Court on Monday morning.
Police say a Janesville landlord benefited from the scheme in which people were recruited to steal merchandise and return it for in-store credit.
Local hobbyists are turning the communications of emergency responders into hot items on the Internet.
Daniel White, 42, of Sugar Creek was sentenced Wednesday to 4.5 years in prison, 90 days in jail and 4.5 years of extended supervision for battery to a law officer and other charges.
Footage from a dramatic rooftop rescue in downtown Janesville is featured in a national news video that considers the pros and cons of police body cameras.
Police on Tuesday arrested a Beloit man suspected in an attempted armed robbery Nov. 3 at Dunkin Donuts in Janesville, according to a Janesville Police Department news release.
Judge David Reddy sentenced Alfredo Sandoval, a former Badger High janitor, to three years in prison and two years supervision for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old female student at the school.