State • 2A

Welfare overhaul bills advance

The Republican-controlled state Assembly approved a welfare overhaul package Thursday championed by Gov. Scott Walker as part of his re-election year agenda that would give Wisconsin one of the toughest work requirements for food stamp recipients in the country.

Local • 3A, 6A, 8A

Banker testifies at hearing

Janesville Fire Department Chief Randy Banker defended himself Thursday night against a charge of malfeasance brought by a former employee during a hearing with the Janesville Police and Fire Commission.

3 in custody after shooting

Two Janesville teens and a Beloit man were are in connection with a shooting around 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of South Academy Street in Janesville, where “a drug-related disturbance” occurred, according to the police department. does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

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