In an effort to address the “crisis” of short-staffed district attorney’s offices, the state Assembly on Thursday approved a bill that would add a prosecutor to Walworth County but not Rock County.
A Lake Geneva man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he fought with his elderly landlord, who grabbed a gun and fired a warning shot, Walworth County Court records show.
Elkhorn Area High School was the first school in Walworth County to promote P3 Tips, which allows people to report issues to police anonymously. Days after a school shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida, law enforcement officials are encouraging students to use the app.
A tenured UW-Whitewater professor who was dismissed last week by the UW System Board of Regents says he plans to seek a judicial review of the decision in Walworth County Court.
A Walworth County jury deliberated for eight hours—going late into Wednesday night—before acquitting a Delavan man of charges he intimidated a witness and broke into an old building last spring.
Lake Geneva police used a drone to find and arrest a suspect in a fight at the Sugar Shack in the town of Geneva early Thursday morning, according to a news release.
A Walworth County judge will decide next month if institutional care is required and for how long after the court accepted a town of Bloomfield man’s mental illness pleas last week in an explosives case, court records show.
A Lake Geneva man sentenced to prison after a methamphetamine lab exploded in a Lake Geneva hotel last year agreed Friday to pay more than $10,000 in restitution, although more than $125,000 had been requested.
The man who drove a getaway car shot into by a Walworth County sheriff’s deputy, killing a passenger, is now charged with recklessly causing the passenger's death.
Leaders at the public health departments for Walworth and Rock counties are hoping new full-time staffers solely dedicated to the opioid crisis can align efforts to combat the drug’s impact.
Wauwatosa man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted an Elkhorn woman he met online, court records show.
Most law enforcement agencies in Rock and Walworth counties have body cameras, squad-car cameras or both. All but four of the 28 departments surveyed by The Gazette equip officers with some form of cameras.
A former town of Delavan teen pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years probation in October for attempting to possess improvised explosive, court records show.
A Lake Geneva man made his initial appearance in Walworth County Court on Friday on charges he fought with his elderly landlord last week, leading the landlord to fire a gun as a warning shot, according to a criminal complaint.
Armed with shovels, picks, metal shavers and horse combs, groups of about five fifth- through eighth-graders chipped away at several large, rectangular blocks of snow Thursday at Flat Iron Park in Lake Geneva.
A Walworth County judge ruled Wednesday that other allegations of inappropriate touching will be allowed in a child sexual assault case sparked by a thank-you letter at a school presentation, court records show.
A Walworth County jury on Tuesday convicted a man of crashing his friend’s car into a tree, running naked near the UW-Whitewater campus and trying to sexually assault a woman who gave him clothes—all while high on acid.
Plans for two 1,400-acre solar arrays in Walworth County have not been slowed by President Donald Trump’s recent decision to impose a 30 percent tariff on solar equipment made outside the United States, a spokesman for the company working on the Walworth County projects said.
A Walworth County jury Wednesday convicted two Lake Geneva brothers of multiple counts of sexually assaulting a young boy they knew.
A man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he sexually assaulted a young girl he knows and filmed her during a separate sex act, court records show.
The woman who Walworth County judges on Monday appointed to be the interim clerk of circuit court announced Tuesday her intention to run for the position in November.
Police believe a woman they say fraudulently withdrew $7,500 from a Portage bank Tuesday might also be involved with a theft from a Delavan bank, according to a Wisconsin Crime Alert Network release.
Kristina Secord will serve as the interim Walworth County clerk of court after Sheila Reiff announced last week that she had accepted a similar position with the state Supreme Court, Walworth County Judge David Reddy said Monday.
“The Bray Road Beast” documentary is set to release this fall, said Seth Breedlove, the director of the film and head of the production company making it—Small Town Monsters.
A Lake Geneva man is accused of taking a cellphone into a bathroom at his workplace and shooting a video of himself and later another employee without the employee’s knowledge.
The state Supreme Court on Thursday announced its appointment of Walworth County Clerk of Court Sheila Reiff to fill the same position for the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
A Racine County man can argue in Walworth County Court that a seizure he suffered caused the fatal 2014 car crash that killed a Delavan co-worker, an appeals court has ruled.
An employee at a town of Sugar Creek assisted living facility pleaded not guilty to charges she delivered marijuana to a tenant who said it helped him with his multiple sclerosis.
A Walworth County committee on Monday denied the claim of an East Troy man requesting $250,000 after the man says a sheriff’s deputy hit the car where he was a passenger, causing substantial injuries.
Lawyers in a child sexual assault case sparked by a thank-you letter at a school presentation are at odds over the relevance of other allegations of touching in the suspect's past.
Walworth County Judge Kristine Drettwan sentenced Alan Johnson to 25 years in prison after his November conviction of first-degree reckless homicide for the shooting death of his brother-in-law.
Walworth County Judge Kristine Drettwan sentenced Jason Wedell, most recently of Janesville, to 15 years in prison Wednesday for delivering the heroin that killed his friend.
A California man is charged with eighth-offense intoxicated driving after Walworth County prosecutors say he drove 14 miles per hour over the speed limit.
Walworth County prosecutors say a Genoa City man now charged with fourth-offense OWI did not stop speeding after police tried to pull him over last week.
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.
Two Elkhorn City Council members are running for three open seats in this spring’s election, leaving the third seat to be decided by write-in votes.
The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating why a man was found dead in a car at the Interstate 43 southbound rest area near East Troy, sheriff's Capt. Dave Gerber confirmed in an email Wednesday.
A man is charged with sexually assaulting a young girl he knows as well as filming her during a different sex act, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Walworth County Court.
A Delavan woman pleaded not guilty last week to charges she came close to hitting people while driving a stolen pickup truck, court records show.