Two similar but separate Walworth County cases about fatal car crashes both received decisions from an appeals court in favor of the defense, and one is set for trial next week.
A county-wide advisory referendum asking if the state Legislature should close a commercial tax loophole inched closer to being on the November ballot Monday morning.
The 50th annual Walworth County Pork Chop Cookout is Wednesday, June 20. Fairgrounds Manager Larry Gaffey said proceeds will help spruce up some historical buildings on the fairgrounds.
Two Walworth County schools recently received state Department of Justice school safety grant money. Here is how they plan to spend it.
Authorities say a 53-year-old Lake Geneva man is dead after he apparently drowned in Geneva Lake near the beach area at Big Foot Beach State Park on Thursday afternoon.
Whitewater police are asking the public to help identify a theft suspect who they believe stole a credit card and bought $1,600 worth of items at Wal-Mart.
An Australian shepherd named Boomer and about nine other dogs attended Wednesday's opening ceremony for Whitewater's new dog park on East Starin Road and North Jefferson Street.
Nine people who wanted summer jobs on Geneva Lake's U.S. Mailboat had to prove themselves Tuesday. Each applicant had to leap from the boat, stuff mail into mailboxes on piers and jump back on in a matter of seconds.
Delavan-Darien School Board members plan to survey residents this summer and ask what kind of referendum they might support in November, a move the district hopes will foster input and mend its fractured relationship with the community.
Using Nalaxone, police revived two young men who appeared lifeless from an opiate overdose Saturday night in East Troy, according to a town of East Troy police news release.
Two dogs died in a fire in a two-unit Delavan house Saturday morning, but the building’s two occupants were not hurt, Police and Fire Chief Tim O’Neill confirmed Monday.
After a fatal car crash recently spilled onto their property, a town of LaGrange woman has joined the calls of others to make Highway 12 between Elkhorn and Whitewater safer.
When asked about Delavan-Darien’s financial troubles, Gov. Scott Walker agreed the state’s school-funding model is flawed, pointing to property value discrepancies in the district.
Inside the packed gymnasium at Delavan-Darien High School on Thursday night, Hector Padilla walked the stage, graduating with high honors. Now, he will become the first person in his family to go to college.
Tuesday was the last day before summer for students in the Whitewater Unified School District, and it was Lisa Meyers’ last day of teaching. She is retiring after more then 30 years teaching elementary school in Whitewater.
An East Troy teen pleaded guilty to a reduced child-sex charge and was sentenced to probation for 10 years after police found him again having sex with a young teen last year, court records show.
A Delavan man charged with fifth-offense OWI admitted to police he drank too much to drive, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Walworth County Court.
As the school year ends, new Delavan-Darien school officials are eager to tout the district’s academic progress, which they say has been overshadowed by a storm of cuts and misconceptions about the district.
The state Supreme Court has denied a former Delavan lawyer’s attempt to reinstate his law license, writing in its opinion the man, who says he has a gambling addiction, did not fully account for earlier “moral lapses.”
A town of Delavan woman is challenging state Rep. Tyler August in his re-election campaign to represent state Assembly District 32.
After withdrawing from plans to acquire property in Elkhorn, plastics manufacturer Schoeneck Containers is now expected to break ground on a 250,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Delavan by the end of June.
In a standing-room-only room at Whitewater’s city hall, Aaron Raap was sworn in as the new police chief in a ceremony Friday that also honored retiring Chief Lisa Otterbacher.
A married couple from Elkhorn are dead and two people were flown by helicopter to a trauma center after a car crash in the town of La Grange on Tuesday, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.
The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office has identified the 19-year-old Illinois man who died in Whitewater Lake on Friday as Courtland A. Cornelius.
For the Republican Party of Walworth County, the Nov. 6 election is business as usual. But the county's Democratic Party has begun an extensive grassroots operation to garner supporter after 60 years of losses and a crushing defeat in 2016.
Judge Kristine Drettwan on Wednesday sentenced Jeffrey L. Olds to serve the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him of four child sex assault charges.
A Lake Geneva man was sentenced last week to eight years in prison for a repeater count of child pornography possession, court records show.
Lake Geneva police said actors using replica firearms are holding a photo shoot on the 100 and 200 blocks of Broad Street on Tuesday night.
The Darien Board of Trustees explored the possibility of “detaching” from the Delavan-Darien School District—and learned what that process might entail—during its regular meeting Monday night.
Fifty-one Delavan-Darien School District students have applied to enroll out of the district in the past month, business administrator Anthony Klein told the school board during its meeting Tuesday.
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.
Walworth County is poised to begin construction on a two-story, 77,500-square-foot health and human services building 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.
Jill Sorbie, a southeastern Wisconsin native and a longtime educator, on Wednesday stressed a need for transparency in the Delavan-Darien School District.
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.
Whitewater Partners in Communication - Socios en Comunidad is one of the local groups working to break down conversational language barriers between native Spanish and English speakers in the city.
For the first time, Walworth County zoning code will explicitly allow short-term rentals, but revised ordinances will restrict occupancy, set quiet hours and require an annual licensing fee of $904.