local • 3A, 6A
Alcohol investigated in crash
The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating if alcohol played a role in a January crash on Interstate 43 that killed three Beloit men. Delandis J. McKinney, Cecilio Rodriguez Jr. and Hesham M. Abdelrahim, all 26—were killed in the crash. State Patrol interviews and video footage show evidence that Kiyoko Monet Becker, who was injured along with two other women, was intoxicated and was driving the SUV before the crash, according to the reports.
City snow removal delayed
Janesville has delayed removing snow from the downtown area until tonight, according to a news release. The city originally had scheduled downtown snow removal for Sunday night. The work was postponed because of a larger-than-anticipated snowfall Saturday and Sunday, according to the release.
state • 2A
Court primary may hold clues
The latest battle over the ideological balance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court plays out in the Feb. 20 primary, where one of three candidates will be eliminated ahead of a spring election. The primary is the first statewide race this year, and while officially nonpartisan, it could be a bellwether for how Republicans and Democrats stand heading into the fall. Turnout is expected to be low, likely less than 10 percent.
nation/world • 6B-7B
Airline crash kills 71 people
A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country’s second-busiest airport crashed Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a snowy field outside Moscow.
Fate of ‘Dreamers’ debated
The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants today, and Republican senators say they’ll introduce President Donald Trump’s plan. Though his proposal has no chance of passage, Trump may be the most influential voice in the conversation.