MILTON — Even elementary school kids have bad days. Now, when the going gets tough for students at Northside Intermediate School, they can turn to a new pair of floppy ears for comfort.
JANESVILLE -- Nearly two months after the death of an inmate, and with a budgeted-for body scanner system not yet installed, the number of inmates facing felony charges for bringing drugs into the Rock County Jail has recently ticked up.
JANESVILLE -- The Gazette’s local Volunteer of the Week is Cathy Turner, a retired administration assistant who has been giving of her time at ECHO for 5 years.
JANESVILLE — A 29-year-old Janesville man convicted of second degree sexual assault of a child in 2015 will be moving to 600 South Jackson Street, according to the Wisconsin Department of Community Corrections.
JANESVILLE -- In a press release Wednesday night, Rock County announced that County Chair Richard Bostwick is looking for applicants for Karla Hermann’s seat on the county board.
Next Level: Former Janesville Parker track teammates Porter, Shelton take leadership roles on college squads
Ryann Porter and Tina Shelton were 2020 Janesville Parker High graduates and track and field teammates whose senior year state track meet was canceled. The two went on to college and have put their disappointment of three years ago far behind them.
BELOIT — The Rock County Fury’s Amery Stuckey, a senior defenseman and Emma Kligora, a junior forward, received Second Team honors on the 2022-23 All-Badger Conference girls hockey team.
Janesville Craig’s 2023 softball team will feature all four of its all-Big Eight Conference selections from last season and will look to improve on its 9-14 record last season.
Milton's boys and girls track and field teams excelled in the jumps and throws in the Red Hawks' first dual meet of the season against Fort Atkinson on Tuesday.
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A jury has convicted a man of homicide, hiding a corpse and stalking in the death of a romantic rival whose body has never been found. The Kenosha County deliberated about 10 hours over two days before finding 42-year-old Zachariah Anderson of Mequon guilty Wednesday of killing his ex-girlfr…
Wisconsin State Journal. March 19, 2023.
The Wisconsin Legislature has taken the final step needed to stop Gov. Tony Evers’ administration from enacting a ban on the discredited practice known as conversion therapy. Republicans who control the state Senate voted over the objections of Democrats Wednesday to effectively allow therap…
Police say a man who fled from officers during a pursuit that reached speeds of about 100 mph died early Wednesday after his car crashed into a ravine near Milwaukee. The Cudahy Police Department initiated the pursuit around 3 a.m. after a vehicle with an improperly displayed registration wa…
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NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump getting gang-tackled by riot-gear-clad New York City police officers. Russian President Vladimir Putin in prison grays behind the bars of a dimly lit concrete cell.
DENVER — The 17-year-old student who police say shot two East High School administrators Wednesday was on probation for a prior weapons charge, The Denver Post confirmed.
Wisconsin's new secretary of state says she had no idea that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers was going to appoint her to the job. The governor announced Friday that Secretary of State Doug La Follette had abruptly resigned and that he had appointed former state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski to the po…
Grand jury in Trump probe of hush money payment set to reconvene Thursday but no indictment vote expected
NEW YORK — The Manhattan grand jury hearing evidence against Trump is due to return to court Thursday, two sources told the Daily News — but the panel is not expected to hear evidence in the investigation into Trump’s alleged hush money deal with porn star Stormy Daniels, according to a report.
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JANESVILLE — There might be just one military surplus store in the world where you can find New York songwriter Lou Reed, folkie Joan Baez, various members of The Beatles, Madonna, and the ban…
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JANEVILLE The Rock County Historical Society (RCHS) is hosting the second annual Rock County Legacies Gala on April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Glen Erin Celtic House in Janesville.
Recently, two men in black suits showed up on our front steps. They had on white shirts, black ties, and black fedoras. It was a gloomly March day, but both men sported black-rimmed sunglasses.
The Janesville Morning Rotary Club has announced its February students of the month for the 2022-23 school year. They are:
Sex offender placed in Janesville
As body scanner remains on order, more Rock County Jail inmates caught with drugs
Northside Intermediate School in Milton adds therapy dog to staff
Rock County seeks to fill board vacancy for parts of city of Janesville, town of Harmony
Man, 23, dies in crash following pursuit by Wisconsin police
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Four local high school students received Junior Achievement Scholarships after participating in the JA Titan Business Challenge.
Spring is a season of rejuvenation, and perhaps nowhere is that rebirth more noticeable than in the yard. Each spring, grass begins to grow again as inviting landscapes beckon people outdoors. Extra sunlight and rising temperatures make spring a great time to plant flowers, grasses and trees.
The lines between the outdoors and indoors are being blurred. Homeowners build extensive outdoor living spaces so they can relax on weather-resistant furniture and even cook in lavish kitchens in their backyards. In addition, indoor three-season rooms full of bright, open windows that showca…