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Event set for baby with cystic fibrosis
- Newlyweds Andrew and Stephanie Dabson were shocked when their baby, Robert “Bobby” Dabson, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening disorder. Read more >>
Jury decides sex offender to be held
- Convicted sex offender Jimmie Mable, 66, Beloit, was committed to a mental health facility following a Rock County Court jury trial Wednesday. Read more >>
Police arrest man on sixth OWI charge
- Police arrested Randy A. Bluhm, 48, of 404 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wednesday afternoon on a charge of sixth-offense drunken driving. Read more >>
Summer street party back in Janesville
- People tend to complain that there's nothing to do in Janesville, but events like this Sunday's Rhythm on the Rock aim to change that stereotype. Read more >>
Not guilty plea in $50,000 burglary
- A Janesville man accused of a felony charge of receiving stolen property pleaded not guilty after waiving his preliminary hearing Wednesday. 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 >>
Jet ski catches on fire on Geneva Lake
- A jet ski carrying two minors erupted into flames on Geneva Lake this weekend. Read more >>
Sex offender being released Tuesday
- Convicted sex offender Kevin W. Spaulding, 49, will be released to the Rock Valley Community Programs on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Read more >>
County board approves ballot referendums
- The County Board decided Thursday to approve the addition of two referendums to the Nov. 4 Rock County ballot. Read more >>
Former mayor gets Delavan council seat
- The Common Council decided Monday to fill First District Alderman Mary O'Connor's vacant seat with previous Delavan mayor Ronald Henriott. Read more >>
Jacki Gackstatter wins Rock County clerk of courts primary
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JANESVILLE—Jacki Gackstatter beat Sue Enloe and Peter Severson on Tuesday night in the Democratic primary election for Rock County clerk of circuit courts.

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Remembering LaVerne Sandgren
- LaVerne Sandgren was a pastor's wife, a mother to three boys and a social worker, and she never failed to show her generosity and kindness to people she met. Read more >>
Courtney pleads not guilty to Cross killing, additional charges
- Clayton Courtney, accused of the May 4 murder of Britney Cross, pleaded not guilty to first-degree homicide Wednesday. Read more >>
Illinois man sentenced to prison for drunken driving homicide
- Walworth County Judge Phillip Koss sentenced Daniel P. Consolo to three years in prison and four years extended supervision for a drunken driving homicide. Read more >>
Motorcycle run raises money for injured veterans
- Texas Roadhouse restaurants nationwide are hosting a motorcycle ride to benefit Homes for Our Troops. One of the eight routes takes place in Janesville. Read more >>
Edgerton man arrested on child abuse charges
- Dustin L. Morey, 39, of North Hill Avenue was arrested Sunday on charges of shooting two children he knows, a 7-year-old and a 10-year-old, with a BB gun Saturday as a form of discipline. Read more >>
Clerk candidates share plans, challenges
- Sue Enloe, Jacki Gackstatter and Peter Severson have different ideas of what needs to change in the office and what will challenge them. Read more >>
Deal may end police report redactions
- The Wisconsin Newspaper Association struck a deal this week recommending police release reports without blacking out personal information. Read more >>
Clerk of courts candidates sound off
- The three democratic candidates running for Rock County Clerk of Courts agreed at a forum Tuesday their focus would be on the public. Read more >>
Zerban town hall meeting Wednesday
- Congressional Rob Zerban will hold a town hall meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Auto Workers Hall, 1795 Lafayette St., Janesville. Read more >>
Milton police investigating thefts
- Thieves broke into numerous vehicles and stole items and stole a vehicle late Saturday and early Sunday. Read more >>
Clerk of court candidate forum Tuesday
- The three democratic candidates for Rock County Clerk of Circuit Court will discuss their campaigns at a public forum Tuesday. Read more >>
Accident closes part of Interstate
- Traffic is flowing normally after an accident in I-90's eastbound lane between County M and Newville Road. Read more >>
Victors say goodbye to champions at sale
- Rock County 4-H Fair participants spent Friday morning showing off their animals to sell them to the highest bidder. Read more >>
UAW endorses Jacki Gackstatter
- The United Auto Workers Janesville-Madison Area Community Action Program Council announced their endorsement of Jacki Gackstatter for Rock County Clerk of Circuit Courts. Read more >>
Spoden, Groelle debate at fair forum
- Rock County Sheriff candidate Gary Groelle and incumbent Robert Spoden took to "Your Talk Show" on WCLO Radio on Thursday to answer questions. Read more >>
WisDOT to hold public I-90/39 expansion project meeting
- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to present the proposed alternative for the I-90/39 and I-43/State 81system interchange. Read more >>
Rating the rides at the Rock County 4-H Fair
- Gazette reporter Jake Magee and fifth-grader Justin Worley spent Wednesday rating Rock County 4-H Fair rides. Read more >>
Ringhands leads 15th District fundraising
- Janis Ringhand is the money leader in the campaign for the 15th Senate District seat, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. Read more >>
Robson hosting meet and greet for Spoden
- Retired senator Judy Robson will host a meet and greet for Sheriff Robert Spoden on Wednesday, July 30. Read more >>
Sheridan plans appearances at fair
- Democratic state Senate candidate Mike Sheridan will make several appearances at the Rock County 4-H Fair this week. Read more >>
Cullen to hold office hours at the fair
- Sen. Tim Cullen will be at the at the Rock County 4-H Fair to listen to residents' comments and concerns about government matters and answer questions. Read more >>
Blame concert fees on rising entertainer costs, 4-H Fair organizers say
- General Rock County 4-H Fair admission used to grant fair-goers access to each main stage headliner show, but this hasn't been the case for the three years. Read more >>
Five things visitors should know about the fair
- The Rock County 4-H Fair starts Tuesday. Here are five things every carnival crusader should know before stepping onto the grounds. Read more >>
Heroes save Pick 'n Save employee
- A heart attack could have taken Thomas Anderson's life while he worked at Pick 'n Save July Fourth, but the quick actions of good Samaritans saved him. Read more >>
Residents sound off on riverfront plan
- City officials are taking final steps toward starting the Rock Renaissance Area Redevelopment and Implementation Strategy, and it has residents excited. Read more >>
Monterey Hotel's future unclear
- There's no timeline for when Janesville's historic Monterey Hotel will be redeveloped into an apartment complex. Read more >>
Wife critical of VA's care of her husband
- Francis Hatch can laugh, play and even say a few words, despite being without a pulse for 10 minutes after a bad reaction to medication two years ago. Read more >>
UW-W students welcome gamers
- UW-Whitewater students will host the second annual Midwest Game Developers Summit, a video game convention focused on educating students, networking and showcasing work. Read more >>
Updated: Man injured in accident
- A worker at an Evansville concrete company was treated at a hospital Wednesday after a morning accident. Read more >>
Burglaries remind citizens to lock up
- The warm weather means homeowners open windows and doors to keep cool. Unfortunately, burglars look for unsecured entry points. Read more >>
Lightning victim in critical condition
- Monday's suspected lightning strike victim remains in critical condition at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, hospital spokeswoman Trish Skram said Wednesday. Read more >>
WWII vet receives medals after 70-year wait
- Weepy daughters dabbed at wet eyes Monday as Rep. Paul Ryan awarded Ted Shaw, 93, a Bronze Star Medal for his service in World War II. Read more >>
Detectives help drop infant death rate
- Detectives Erik Goth and Chris Buescher teach 50 classes a year at local hospitals on how to safely position sleeping infants, lowering Janesville's infant death rate. Read more >>
Menards suing city over tax dispute
- Menards filed a lawsuit Friday against the city of Janesville because of the business's belief its 2013 property taxes were improperly assessed. Read more >>
Local hospital could be penalized
- Sixty-five Wisconsin hospitals of the more than 750 hospitals in the nation could end up paying penalties to Medicare because of poor patient care. Read more >>