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Marijuana figures in traffic death
- An Illinois man faces prison time if convicted on charges related to a May 11 traffic crash in Rock County. Read more >>
Ryan criticizes 'politics of emotion'
- In his new book, "The Way Forward," Paul Ryan critiques his own party, suggesting it needs to be more inclusive, more pragmatic and more positive. Read more >>
Mineral Point Avenue to be closed 3 weeks
- The city of Janesville plans to close part of Mineral Point Avenue near Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center for the next three weeks. The closure, which is for sewer work, starts Wednesday. Read more >>
Dick Polman: Michael Brown had pot in his blood!
- So what if Brown had marijuana in his system? Truth is, half the people I know—high-functioning professionals—probably have marijuana in their systems. Read more >>
Elkhorn man plays Captain America
- Phil Smage performs motorcycle tricks as Captain America in Marvel Universe Live, a two-hour, live-action show touring the United States for the next two years. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Hard lesson for longtime motorcyclist
- The Gazette's Mark Helmer, 46, started riding motorcycles at age 5. But that experience didn't help him avoid a deer in the early-morning hours Aug. 1. Read more >>
On the Lakes: Best bite on the lakes right now? Bluegills

Delavan Lake Fishing Report 8/18 through 8/25

Feds say owners of Delavan smoke shop selling fake pot

DELAVAN--Federal prosecutors have seized $776,000 from the bank accounts of a couple who run The Smoke Shop in Delavan, claiming the money comes from the sale of synthetic marijuana, according to a story from the Read more >>

Body ID'd as missing man
- The Walworth County Sheriff's Office has tentatively identified the body found in the Kettle Moraine as that of Russ Delrome of Elkhorn. Read more >>
Your Views: Wisconsin must really get tough with drunken drivers
- My grandchildren lost their mom forever. Try telling two small children why Mommy lost her life. Read more >>
Our Views: Using smaller rescue truck is good call for Janesville Fire Department
- With an eye toward saving more money, fire officials have experimented with having smaller trucks accompany ambulances. Read more >>
10 things: Arrests, tear gas mar Ferguson night
- Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Read more >>
Ryan shoots at stubborn GOP orthodoxy
- As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs. Read more >>
Warhawks to experience life on the road
- UW-Whitewater's football team has two long road trips—one to Indiana and another to New Jersey—on its 2014 schedule. Read more >>
Can leaner Packers defense stop run?
- So far in the exhibition season, the Green Bay Packers have shown the ability to slow opponents' running games despite losing bigger players such as Ryan Pickett, Johnny Jolly and C.J. Wilson. Read more >>
Mike Fiers, Jimmy Nelson fill void
- With injuries and ineffectiveness hitting the Milwaukee Brewers starting rotation this year, a pair of call-ups have pitched well in their opportunities in the majors. Read more >>
Vote authorizes sale of Footville school
- Officials took the first step toward selling Footville Primary School during the Parkview School District annual meeting Monday night. Read more >>
Police seek dog that bit man Monday
- Janesville police are seeking the public's helping in locating a stray dog after it bit a man at about 2:30 p.m. Monday in the area of Racine Street and Park Avenue. Read more >>
Janesville 13U team has World Series breakthrough
- The Janesville team at the 13U Babe Ruth World Series got its first win of pool play Monday. Read more >>
Homes sales down, median prices up in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's existing home sales declined in July, but median prices for homes continued to rise, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Realtors Association.

In new book, Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy

WASHINGTON — As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start pr... Read more >>

Ex-officer pleads not guilty in suitcase slaying

KENOSHA — A former police officer pleaded not guilty Monday in the death of one of two women whose bodies were found hidden in suitcases left along a rural Wisconsin highway.

Steven Zelich, 52, entered h...

Michael W. Greene, Janesville, WI (1952-2014)
- May 14, 1952 - August 17, 2014 Read more >>
Angela K. Byrnes, formerly of Elkhorn, WI (1916-2014)
- April 8, 1916 - January 6, 2014 Read more >>
Performances enhance Lake Geneva mansions

LAKE GENEVA -- When Bethany Souza and Andrew Fritz bought a lakefront mansion in 2010 and turned it into five-star lodging, complete with private butler service, they wanted it to be more than luxury lodging on historic ... Read more >>

Charlotte F. Collins, Evansville, WI (1923-2014)
- May 2, 1923 - August 16, 2014 Read more >>
Snappers stem ninth-inning rally
- Beloit beat Peoria 6-4 in Midwest League play Monday. Read more >>
Public record for Aug. 19, 2014
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Death notices for Aug. 19, 2014
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Jet ski catches on fire on Geneva Lake
- A jet ski carrying two minors erupted into flames on Geneva Lake this weekend. Read more >>
Michael Gerson: Rand Paul’s bogus outreach
- A party that doesn't address the single largest source of division in American history and American life—dramatized in Ferguson, Mo.—isn't morally or intellectually serious. Read more >>
County eyes medical examiner options
- The Rock County Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Justice Committee gave county staff the go ahead to prepare an intergovernmental agreement with Dane County for medical examiner services. Read more >>
Act 10 changing teacher pay formula
- New compensation models are a result of Act 10, the legislation passed three years ago that limited collective bargaining and allowed school districts to untether themselves from salary schedules in union contracts. Read more >>
Your Thanks: Pregnancy Helpline salutes help with first Diaper Derby
- Thank you for your generosity, which helps us provide others with these basic needs. Read more >>
Your Thanks: Good Samaritan aids runner who fell
- I wasn’t near my home and was bleeding badly. Read more >>
Body found in Kettle Moraine State Forest
- The body of a deceased male was found in the Kettle Moraine State Forest near Whitewater ON Sunday afternoon. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Was 'Oz' your favorite childhood film?
- It's not hard for me to remember my favorite childhood movie, and it just marked its 75th anniversary. Read more >>
Few arrested at Alpine concert
- Few arrests and a handful of citations were issued at the Kiss and Def Leppard concert Friday at Alpine Valley. Read more >>
A look at the road ahead for BTC
- Rough waters at Blackhawk Technical College were muddied last week when a $4 million operational referendum for the college failed by a wide margin. Read more >>
Whitewater house promotes sobriety
- Dan Sable has kept the doors open at the nonprofit Sable House for 25 years. At age 80, he carries on the dream started by his late wife, Jean. Read more >>
BTC students christen new facility
- It was the first day of classes at Blackhawk Technical College campuses Monday including the inaugural class at BTC's new Advanced Manufacturing Center in Milton. Read more >>
Janesville Class of 1963 donates $3,400
- The Janesville Class of 1963 held a tree dedication ceremony Monday at Craig High School as part of a donation from the class totaling more than $3,400. Read more >>
Brodhead road work closes 17th Street
- A road project in Brodhead that started Monday will close 17th Street/County GG from 1st Center Avenue to Ten Eyck Road to through traffic until late October, according to a news release. Read more >>
Our Views: Take chance to tour Janesville's new transit center
- The transit center and plans for a new $8 million fire station have become lightning rods. Read more >>
Local Views: Ryan's poverty plan ignores value of living wage
- The briefest look reveals its one-sided approach. The plan reads like it was lifted from a conservative website. Read more >>
Video today: Whitewater Arts Alliance a community presence

The scope of projects undertaken by the Whitewater Arts Alliance is broad, and includes community art projects, collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, exhibits by professional and amateur artists and ... Read more >>

10 things: National Guard sent to Ferguson
- Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Read more >>
Jeff Janis' speed could vault him to roster spot
- The rookie wide receiver scored in Saturday's preseason game after catching a short pass and turning on his jets. Read more >>
Death notices for Aug. 18, 2014
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Walker, Burke, Ryan record 'ice bucket challenges'

MILWAUKEE  — Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke are among the latest big names to take the "ice bucket challenge," in which people dowse themselves with freezing water to help raise awarenes... Read more >>