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JANESVILLE — A 20-year-old man from Janesville has been charged for five counts of possession of child pornography after his home was searched May 18 by the Janesville Police Department’s SWAT team.

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Teens have long been vital to filling out the summertime staffs of restaurants, ice cream stands, amusement parks and camps. Now, thanks to one of the tightest labor markets in decades, they have even more sway, with an array of jobs to choose from at ever higher wages. To ease the labor cru…

The Wisconsin Legislature's finance committee has inserted provisions in the upcoming state budget that create a $10 million endowment for the state's C-Span-style public affairs network. The committee voted unanimously Thursday to place $10 million in a fund for WisconsinEye. The network wo…

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Ed Ames, the youngest member of the popular 1950s singing group the Ames Brothers, who later became a successful actor in television and musical theater, has died. The last survivor of the four singing brothers, Ames died on May 21. On television, Ames was likely best known for his role as M…


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Farmers markets, Memorial Day parades and ceremonies honoring veterans and the start of Pride Month top our editor’s picks this week of things to do in Janesville and the surrounding area.

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Potatoes are a staple of many people's diets. Versatile, affordable and tasty, potatoes are, not surprisingly, included in myriad recipes


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.