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    Janesville police, Rock County courts and Rock County sheriff

Frank Schultz

Police learn about human bias
- A new training program for Janesville police and other local agencies focuses on avoiding personal feelings that get in the way of good policing. Read more >>
Early voting proves popular locally
- City clerks in Rock and Walworth counties said Tuesday they are seeing many people eager to get their voting done early. Read more >>
Sheriff's office software questioned
- The Rock County Sheriff's Office has distributed software to parents that now is being called into question. Read more >>
Strange letter surfaces in death case
- A letter apparently from Nathan Middleton, the Rock County man convicted of burning Aprina Paul's body, says someone else murdered a Fitchburg woman at Middleton's home. Read more >>
Janesville police make bomb-threat arrest
- Brandon Collier of Brodhead was arrested in the incident, Janesville police said Wednesday. Read more >>
Police sergeant faces life after arrest
- Janesville police Sgt. Brian Donohoue has been cleared of the accusation that he assaulted his wife, but he still faces the damage to his name. Read more >>
Council OKs sidewalk segments
- The Janesville City Council voted to make homeowners pay to install sidewalks on Monday night but said no to about half of the proposed sidewalk segments. Read more >>
Fire station planning continues
- Plans are moving ahead for a slightly downsized fire station and demolition of houses. Read more >>
Janesville budget calls for tax increase
- The Janesville City Council will soon begin its examination of the city administration's 2015 budget proposal. Read more >>
DA: No charges against sergeant
- No criminal charges will be brought against a Janesville police sergeant arrested Sept. 22 on suspicion of domestic battery, Rock County District Attorney David O'Leary announced Friday morning. Read more >>
N-word found on woman's car
- Police are investigating the apparent racial incident. Read more >>
Deer vs. bike crash changed their lives
- A couple's motorcycle crash on a rural highway is a reminder that peak deer-crash season is upon us. Read more >>
Authorities: Woman's death was suicide
- Janesville police say evidence shows Karen K. Brookins set a fire in the passenger compartment of her car on Sept. 23, leading to her death. Read more >>
Depression can hide behind happy face
- A woman known for her kind, cheerful spirit killed herself Sept. 23 in Janesville, police said. A therapist said outwardly happy people can be depressed. Read more >>
Family, friends shocked by death
- Although a positive identification is pending, family members have been told that the woman who died in a car fire Sept. 23 was Karen Brookins. Read more >>
Man gets 20 years in hit-run deaths
- An Illinois driver was sentenced in Rock County Court on Wednesday in the deaths of two Janesville motorcyclists in April. Read more >>
Man accused of sexual assault
- A telephone-based service that helps adults meet for sex led to the sexual assault of a Janesville juvenile, according to a criminal complaint. Read more >>
Car fire victim remains unidentified
- The identity of the woman whose body was found in a burning car in Janesville last week remains a question mark. Read more >>
Highway 26 getting bigger, better
- Local motorists will have a better route to Milwaukee when a segment of the Highway 26 widening project is completed next month. Read more >>
Smoke, fire killed woman Tuesday
- The woman who died in the burning car Tuesday died of smoke inhalation and "thermal injuries," police said. Read more >>
Fees for accident reports vary
- The state recently began offering copies of accident reports for $6 apiece. Local law enforcement charges much less. Read more >>
No major voter ID costs seen here
- Local clerks don't see any big cost increases in order to put the new law into effect. Read more >>
Vets Roll veterans hold reunion
- Veterans of World War II and the Korean War, along with Rosie the riveters, came together in Janesville on Sunday. Read more >>
Clown hopefuls learn from the best at event
- Veteran clown Elaine Frietsch taught a clowning class Saturday with the help of an even more veteran clown, Cousin Otto. Read more >>
Stolen Janesville dinosaur returned
- The lawn ornament made by a Janesville man was returned somewhat mysteriously Thursday. Read more >>
Police have new plan for Fourth Ward
- Chief Dave Moore on Wednesday rolled out a new plan for the troubled Fourth Ward. Read more >>
Voter ID law has little effect on most
- Rock County Clerk Lori Stottler discussed the impact of the newly approved state voter ID law. Read more >>
Bob Collins remembered as gracious Janesville leader
- Robert E. "Bob" Collins died Friday at age 90. Read more >>
Video watching us more and more
- Video cameras are nearly everywhere, helping police, keeping people safe and raising privacy questions. Read more >>
Warrant arrests target gun violence
- The Rock County Sheriff's Office conducted a sweep in the Beloit area on Thursday, looking for people wanted on warrants. Read more >>
Grand jury to review flash-bang incident
- A grand jury will consider whether charges are warranted against officers involved in a raid in which Bounkham "Bou Bou" Phonesavanh suffered severe injuries. Read more >>
Restitution ordered in body burning
- Nathan B. Middleton was ordered to pay Aprina Paul's mother for funeral expenses and lost wages. Read more >>
Local official recalls grim task at Ground Zero
- Lou Smit, acting Rock County coroner, was one of the workers searching the rubble at the Twin Towers. Read more >>
Boy found in pool declared dead
- The boy who was found in a Janesville pool Saturday has died. Read more >>
Cops: Recruiting minorities is tough
- Representatives of the sheriff's offices in Rock and Walworth counties and the Janesville police say they work hard but find few qualified minority candidates. Read more >>
More eyes looking for drunken drivers
- More officers will be on the road on selected nights to look for drunken drivers. Read more >>
'Military' police question discussed
- The national discussion about police "militarization" goes on locally, too. Read more >>
You may not paint your curb
- Yellow paint recently appeared on a Janesville city curb. The city didn't paint it. Read more >>
Local police like their body cams
- Janesville police have been recording traffic stops, arrests and other incidents for five years. Read more >>
Word Badger: School defines ways of behaving badly
- A local school on Wednesday posted on Twitter definitions of rude behavior, mean behavior and bullying. Read more >>
Word Badger: 'Style' can drive you buggy
- What's the correct way to write? It depends. Read more >>