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Andrea Anderson

Movie being filmed in local areas
- A movie called "Double Yellow Lines" is being filmed in Rock and Walworth counties. 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 >>
Elkhorn nonprofit to expand programs
- Elkhorn non profit Children's World Impact helps communities globally and locally. Now, it is planning to partner with national non profit Safe Families for Children to help families in Rock and Walworth counties. Read more >>
Lawyers appeal order in shooting
- The lawyers of two Walworth County deputies and Walworth County are appealing a federal judge's decision to not dismiss the county and one deputy from a lawsuit. Read more >>
Son of man stabbed: "He didn't deserve it"
- Judge David Reddy granted a new preliminary hearing for Rafael Olivarez, the man charged with stabbing his cousin, Ivan Guerrero, to death in May. Read more >>
Undersheriff Kurt Picknell wins Walworth County sheriff primary

ELKHORN—Undersheriff Kurt Picknell is planning for a smooth transition as the person who will more than likely become the next Walworth County sheriff.

Rock Aqua Jays win national title
- The Janesville Rock Aqua Jays won their 19th National Show Ski Championships title Sunday. Read more >>
Barb Snow, an 'unsung hero'
- Barb Snow of Janesville celebrates 40 years as a water ski scorer. Read more >>
Undersheriff, deputy face off in primary for Walworth County Sheriff
- The two Republican candidates for Walworth County sheriff face off in an Aug. 12 primary.
Deputy Ken Brauer is running against Undersheriff Kurt Picknell. Read more >>
Dancers travel to Belize
- For 16 years, Dance Factory owner and founder Tina Hansen has taken dancers to and from San Pedro in Belize for a cultural exchange. Read more >>
Discussion set for Whitewater library
- An architect will share his visioning and master plan for the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, 431 W. Center St., Monday with the public. Read more >>
Coach's prison sentence reduced
- Steven Springsteen-Hensel will serve three years in prison instead of four after pleading guilty to felony child enticement in 2013. Read more >>
Woman devoted to restoring 1850s church
- Georgia Kestol-Bauer is restoring Hart Prairie Methodist-Episcopal Church in the town of Richmond. The church is believed to have been built by Norwegian immigrants in the early 1850s. Read more >>
Online business eyes Sharon building
- HopMeUp and AltaRail owner Dan Hill is waiting for the Department of Natural Resources to give him the green light before the retailer makes his way to the village of Sharon. Read more >>
Mary Burke mingles in Janesville
- Mary Burke made a campaign stop at the Italian House on Thursday before before heading to the Rock County 4-H Fair. Read more >>
Teacher resigns after Facebook posts
- A Williams Bay teacher accused of posting threatening comments on Facebook in June has reached a resignation agreement with the Williams Bay School District. Read more >>
Street employees appear in court
- Ronald Carstensen and Donald Hoeft Jr., former Lake Geneva Street Department employees, made their initial appearance in court Tuesday. Read more >>
Whitewater shooting suspects in court
- The four people accused of being involved in a Friday morning Whitewater shooting made their initial court appearances Tuesday. Read more >>
Men face federal drug charges
- Two Janesville men face charges in federal court for conspiring to sell the club-drug methylone, also called Molly or M1. Read more >>
Whitewater chooses peace pole over flag
- The Whitewater City Council rescinded part of a 1971 resolution that claimed the city must fly the United Nations flag outside City Hall. Read more >>
Alpine Valley eyeing camping expansion
- A Walworth County official who met with Live Nation representatives says the operator is considering adjusting its camping facilities in the future to attract more artists. Read more >>
Shingle recycling permit approved
- Southwind RAS, an Illinois company, will be taking over 58 acres of vacant land in the town of Lafayette for its asphalt shingle recycling business. The Walworth County Zoning Agency committee approved a conditional-use per... Read more >>
Not guilty plea in suitcase bodies case
- Steven Zelich entered not guilty pleas to two felony counts of hiding a corpse at an arraignment Thursday, July 17. He's suspected of killing two women, concealing their bodies in separate suitcases and then dumping the sui... Read more >>
Wastewater lagoon under construction
- The city broke ground on its new anaerobic wastewater pretreatment lagoon last month. It will be completed by October. It's across the street from Seneca, 418 E. Conde St. Read more >>
Walworth County sued over permits
- A group of Walworth County residents are suing several entities over a potential shingles plant in Walworth County. Read more >>
Day of Action scheduled
- The third annual Walworth County Day of Action is taking place Thursday, July 24. The event is sponsored by United Way of Walworth County, Volunteer Connection and Walworth County Volunteer Services. Read more >>
Uncle: A preventable accident, death
- The uncle of Eric Gutierrez, the 11-year-old town of Sharon boy who died after sustaining a gunshot wound Wednesday, is asking that someone be held accountable. Read more >>
Organ donation: 'It's not an easy decision'

JANESVILLE—The organs of Eric Gutierrez, the 11-year-old Sharon boy shot in the head Wednesday, will be donated, according to the mother's Facebook page.

Former bank manager pleads guilty to stealing more than $150,000
- Jessica Pfeifer, 32, Clinton, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from Delavan's Guaranty Bank and an additional 26 felony counts of identity theft for financial gain. Read more >>
Coroner notified in Sharon shooting

SHARON—Authorities are investigating the shooting of a boy in the town of Sharon reported at 12:33 p.m. Wednesday.

Court: Hearsay evidence OK
- The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled hearsay evidence will remain admissible at preliminary hearings after oral arguments from two lawyers challenging the statute were heard in March. Read more >>
Trail of a drunken driving blood sample
- The Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene and the trail of a toxicology sample. Read more >>
Steven Zelich bound over for trial
- Steven Zelich is bound over for trial for two counts of hiding a corpse. Read more >>
Officials identify second body
- Authorities identified the second woman found in a suitcase along a town of Geneva road June 5 as Jenny Gamez. Steven Zelich of West Allis is suspected in Gamez's death. Read more >>
Experts: Local honey bee population unstable
- The national, state and local unstable honey bee population is a concern for many. Read more >>
Zelich held on $1 million bond
- Steven Zelich, 52, West Allis, is charged with two counts of hiding a corpse. He was being held on a $1 million cash bond after a court hearing Friday. Read more >>
Suitcase suspect held on $1 million bond

ELKHORN—The West Allis man prosecutors say admitted killing two women and putting their bodies into suitcases was ordered held Friday at the Walworth County Jail on a $1 million cash bond.

Complaint filed in suitcase bodies case
- Steven Zelich, the West Allis man being questioned in connection with two bodies found along a Walworth County roadside, was booked into the county jail Thursday morning. Read more >>
Man arrested in connection with suitcase bodies
- Steven M. Zelich, 52, of West Allis was arrested Wednesday in connection with two women's bodies found in two suitcases in the town of Geneva, and one woman has been identified as being from Minnesota. Read more >>
Kedzie lands job with trucking group
- Former Republican state Sen. Neal Kedzie will be the new president of Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association. Read more >>
Former Lake Geneva workers charged
- Two former Lake Geneva Street Department employees were charged with misconduct in public office and theft after allegedly giving away city salt/sand to private companies and stealing city oil and scrap metal. Read more >>
Aqua Jays overcome injuries
- Jamie Kumlien and Aragorn Luiting, two Aqua Jays water skiers, are out for the season because of injuries. But, Aaron Schoelzel, Aqua Jays show director, is optimistic about the season. Read more >>