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Barquis D. McKnight, who had been facing a life sentence in a May shooting death in Janesville, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in Rock County Court on Thursday.

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Luke Zeimet, 28, of Edgerton was arrested on charges of fourth offense operating while intoxicated and cited for driving the wrong way onto a divided highway, according to a news release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

A Janesville man has been charged with fourth-offense intoxicated driving after a traffic crash in Janesville on Friday.

The owner of a home improvement contracting business is charged in Walworth County Court with several counts of theft—totaling more than $40,000—and failing to adhere to legal standards with his contracts for projects.

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State law requires pre-sentence investigations be sealed from the public. The state Department of Corrections assembled this fictitious PSI for The Gazette, using the name of a famous Depression-era bank robber and details that might apply to a person being sentenced in a Wisconsin court today.

A document called a presentence investigation plays a big role in judges' decisions about prison sentences. The Gazette takes a look at this little-known aspect of criminal sentences.

Joseph Jakubowski, who burglarized a Janesville gun shop last April, touching off a massive manhunt, has asked that his trial be moved from Rock County, or that an outside jury be brought in.

A Lake Geneva woman pleaded guilty Friday to methamphetamine charges from two 2017 cases as part of a plea agreement.