Town of Beloit police are investigating a suspicious death after a man's body was found Saturday morning behind Townview Elementary School, according to a news release.
A Walworth County judge Thursday ordered jail time and probation for an Elkhorn woman who failed to prevent the sexual assault of a child by another child while they were in her care.
The Clinton Police Department is searching for a 34-year-old Clinton man who is suspected of manufacturing, possessing and distributing crack cocaine, according to a post on Police Chief Dave Hooker's public Facebook page.
Two teens accused of stealing guns from a Janesville home last month also are suspected in sex assaults of a girl who lived at the home, court documents indicate.
Someone taken under an emergency detention in Walworth County is likely to spend hours in the emergency room waiting for an open bed at an out-of-county psychiatric facility. More time in the back of a squad car comes after that, all while the subject is handcuffed.
A new system for deciding who gets set free pending trial and who has to sit in jail is planned for Rock County later this year.
A Darien man who is already facing a sixth-offense OWI charge was caught driving while intoxicated again this week, according to a criminal complaint.
A Delavan man charged with fifth-offense OWI admitted he knew his operating privileges had already been revoked, according to a criminal complaint.
After he passed his driver's test, a boy spent Monday in a courtroom. Two Lake Geneva brothers made his life "hell," the boy said, so he asked a Walworth County judge to sentence them to prison.
A Walworth County group is offering free Narcan training next week in Elkhorn to “fight against the opioid epidemic, which is destroying our communities,” according to a news release.
Judge Kristine Drettwan said the crimes that brought Mitchel C. Lothes into her court Thursday—the rape of a 16-year-old girl and the groping of two girls, ages 12 and 14—were too serious to avoid prison.
A Janesville man convicted in the 2002 hit-and-run death of a jogger is now charged in a fatal crash in southern Wisconsin last fall.
A Williams Bay Middle School student could be suspended and expelled in connection with a "kill list" district officials and police became aware of last week, according to a letter from the superintendent.
A Janesville man is suspected of robbing a credit union in Janesville and a bank in Madison after police tracked him down following a robbery of a Madison bank Friday afternoon, authorities said.
A Marine at Camp Pendleton has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old fellow Marine from Janesville on the Southern California base.
At a panel discussion on the opioid crisis Thursday night, Brandon Cook said he tried to end his life with a heroin overdose six years ago.
The Gazette in December 2016 wrote about Patrick Weingandt and his addiction to meth. He spent 108 weeks—more than two years—in Walworth County's drug court program. On Thursday, he graduated.
A Walworth County jury Wednesday convicted an East Troy man on a homicide charge, saying he was criminally negligent in the death of a man during a game of drunken Russian roulette in his apartment last year.
A Fontana man charged with fifth-offense intoxicated driving is accused of being drunk at a Burger King drive-thru in the village of Walworth, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.
A drug-fueled prostitution business employing as many as 20 women was using hotels in Janesville and Beloit last year, according to court documents.
The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office is offering three locations for people to drop off prescription drugs during the statewide Drug Take Back Day later this month.
Police are warning about a new IRS phone scam in the Janesville area, sometimes involving recent immigrants, and another scam involving a fake inheritance.