A Lake Geneva woman whose vehicle crashed into a pole in July had cocaine in her system, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.
A Whitewater woman facing her fourth intoxicated-driving charge admitted having one drink before driving, according to the complaint.
A Kenosha man was charged Thursday with taking nearly 15,000 gallons of diesel fuel over four months from the Lake Geneva distributor where he worked.
A Lake Geneva woman charged with her fifth intoxicated-driving violation told police she drank more than a six-pack of beer before driving, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.
Beverly Kopper was on paid leave for eight months last year with her chancellor’s salary before again being on paid leave this fall. Meanwhile, UW-Whitewater is planning for layoffs and budget cuts.
UW-Whitewater is planning to cut its budget by $12 million over the next two years and lay off some employees to compensate for a “drastic decline in enrollment,” the chancellor announced Thursday.
An Elkhorn teen accused of stealing items collected to help the homeless can later have his felony charges expunged, a Walworth County judge has ruled.
A man has pleaded guilty in Walworth County Court to sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Lake Geneva in August, court records show.
A passenger accused of yanking a convertible’s steering wheel before it crashed into a motorcycle, launching the injured motorcyclist into the car’s back seat, has pleaded guilty to one of the charges against him, court records show.
A former Janesville man pleaded guilty to causing more than $10,000 in damage to Delavan police cars after saying the “white man’s law” hurt his sister financially, court records show.
The wife of a Racine man who “suffered terribly” before dying weeks after a crash at Highway 12 and County N near Whitewater will file a claim for damages, her lawyer said Wednesday.
We Energies has made another round of revisions on plans for a pipeline running through Walworth County, and another day of public hearings is scheduled for next month.
Ron Piening completed a conservation easement for the 556-acre property he owns about 4 miles northwest of Delavan, hoping to preserve the area he has worked on for more than 50 years.
A Walworth County judge agreed Friday to make a UW-Whitewater student eligible for expungement after the student argued that his conviction would negatively affect his future, particularly as a person of color.
Marcus Sevilla beat a man—nearly to death—with a baseball bat, but at his sentencing Friday both sides disagreed about how the incident and Sevilla were characterized. A judge still ordered him to prison.
Glen K. Szerkins was very sick before he died in 2018 when his nephew Michael delivered alprazolam to him. Given Michael’s favorable reviews as a worker, a judge sentenced him to probation for the delivery.
A Lake Geneva man was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence and dragging for 20 to 30 feet a police sergeant who tried to stop his car, according to a criminal complaint.
A Walworth County judge did not believe a woman was truthful about the meth cook found in her Delavan apartment that led to the building being condemned, so he sent her to prison.
An investigation “did not establish” that the driver was using a cellphone, impaired by drugs or alcohol, “or was distracted in any other manner” at the time of the accident, Police Chief Aaron Raap said.
In a video the Lakeland Animal Shelter shared Friday, Dexter, a Dachshund, and Berry, a Doxie Chin mix, are seen energetically wagging their tails, bouncing around with toys and getting belly rubs.
The former general manager of two newspaper publishing companies based in Delavan pleaded guilty to a felony charge Friday and paid $250,000 in restitution for her embezzlement case.
An Elkhorn woman charged with her fourth intoxicated-driving offense was also driving with a revoked license, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.
A Janesville man charged with his fourth intoxicated-driving offense was stopped by law enforcement after driving 81 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.
A Burlington man faces criminal charges after Walworth County sheriff’s detectives reported finding inappropriate pictures of an underage girl on his phone as well as videos of him engaging in sex acts with a dog, prosecutors say.
Incumbents are running unopposed in five of six races for Whitewater City Council and school board seats, and the race for the sixth seat features a former school board member.
A Walworth man already sentenced to prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a girl pleaded no contest Tuesday in a case involving another girl, and a judge convicted him, court records show.
One witness told Janesville police that the argument preceding a fatal shooting Sunday started because a birthday party had run out of alcohol, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.
A potential buyer for the historic Israel Stowell Temperance House has backed out because of costly repairs the building needs, increasing the likelihood that the structure will be razed.
Walworth County Undersheriff Kevin Williams said the flashier moments of his career came before he joined the administrative ranks. After nearly 30 years with the sheriff’s office, Williams is retiring.
A court case against Aaron Gillett dragged on for nearly five years after the fatal crash that propagated it, in part because of appeals the Navy veteran made arguing an anxiety attack stemming from his PTSD caused the crash. On Friday, he was able to apologize for what happened.
A Walworth County judge convicted a Lake Geneva man of filming a co-worker in the bathroom without that employee’s knowledge, court records show.
A former Genoa City man pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he was intoxicated when he crashed his car into a parked vehicle, injuring his passengers, court records show.
The Walworth County Board on Dec. 19 selected Mark Luberda, a Williams Bay resident and director of administration for the city of Franklin, to replace Dave Bretl as county administrator.
A town of Delavan man is looking at spending the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty Monday to murdering his wife in January—less than three weeks after she had filed for divorce.
A committee looking at fire and emergency medical services in Walworth County is calling for the creation of a consolidated dispatch center to cover services countywide.
UW-Whitewater police have warned the campus of a string of thefts where catalytic converters have been stolen from parked vehicles, according to a campus crime alert sent Wednesday.
UW-Whitewater’s head of veterans and military services is on paid leave following accusations of intimidating a student—a claim that documents show he strongly denies and instead asserts was racist.
The two “extremely emaciated” dogs found abandoned in a Walmart parking lot were reported healthy a few months earlier before an Elkhorn man took them in after a divorce, according to a criminal complaint.
An Elkhorn man charged with fourth-offense intoxicated driving had several empty bottles of Twisted Tea in his car when he was stopped by police, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.
The Israel Stowell Temperance House, built in 1840, was the center of Delavan in the community's early years. The city council will decide on a raze order for the property at its meeting Tuesday.
A woman pleaded guilty in a child neglect case in which prosecutors say county officials found a young, underweight child who was bathed using rain water and was able to access bags of fecal matter.
A Walworth County judge recently said recidivism rates for sex offenders were “very high.” Experts disagree—while acknowledging what those rates can't show—and explain misconceptions about sex offenders.
The Elkhorn Area School Board approved two referendum questions Monday that will ask voters for money to buy the St. Patrick School building and keep up with district operational expenses.
On the eve of his trial, a Mississippi carnival worker pleaded guilty Thursday to a brutal 2018 sexual assault, bringing a case that shook the community closer to a conclusion.
A Lake Geneva woman pleaded guilty Thursday to driving while intoxicated and striking a motorcyclist, who then landed in her convertible.
It has been four years since Whitewater lost Daniels Sentry Foods. Although an official’s resignation in June “hampered” the process to find another grocery store, the city manager said he is “optimistic.”
Delavan police have arrested an Elkhorn man who they say admitted he left two emaciated dogs in the Walmart parking lot, police said Wednesday.
The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying who stole between 11,000 and 12,000 Topps baseball cards and sticker books from a storage unit near Whitewater.
When Kelly Alicea was in the Marine Corps reserves, she didn’t always recognize the instances of sexism she experienced. But since then she said her learning has deepened and she has found her voice.