A town of Delavan man charged with fatally stabbing his wife, who had recently filed for divorce, is competent to proceed with his case, his lawyer said Wednesday in Walworth County Court.
A Lake Geneva man who was involved in an accident was charged with fifth-offense intoxicated driving, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.
While family members and friends distinguished between “Sober Dave” and “Drunk Dave,” an Elkhorn man who was a combat medic in the military was sentenced to nine years in prison for his 10th intoxicated-driving arrest.
Included in Gov. Tony Evers’ new budget is a proposal to start planning for renovations and an addition to Winther Hall at UW-Whitewater—with project completion planned for December 2025.
Delavan-Darien School District enrollment is expected to continue dropping for the next five years, according to the district’s projections.
A Walworth County judge accepted a plea and sentencing deal Thursday for a Lake Geneva man in a child porn case, which had been open for more than four years.
The manager of the SweetSpot Bakehouse in Whitewater has been charged with stealing more than $32,000 from the business since January 2018, according to a criminal complaint.
As Walworth County considers overhauling its emergency communications equipment, a local fire chief suggests the county explore establishing an independent dispatch center to handle calls.
Two Walworth County judges who were once unsure of where they stood on treatment courts on Friday shared positive impacts they have seen from the programs.
An East Troy woman charged with fourth-offense intoxicated driving drove on a sidewalk and bumped her vehicle against a building, according to a criminal complaint filed Feb. 28.
VISIT Lake Geneva has named former state Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett as its next president and CEO, according to a news release.
A Madison man pleaded guilty Thursday to holding a woman at gunpoint during a March 2018 incident when he was suicidal, court records show.
A Milton man pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to pay for sex with someone he thought was a teenage girl but was really police officers conducting a sting operation in Whitewater.
Newly released police reports detail the final moments before December’s murder-suicide in Darien, where a man from Walworth killed another man and injured the woman who was planning to divorce him.
A Delavan woman charged with fifth-offense intoxicated driving was going 10 mph under the speed limit and weaving within her lane, according to a criminal complaint filed Feb. 26.
Randy Swatek, a corrections officer at the Walworth County Jail for more than 32 years, died unexpectedly in January. His family called him a “really genuine person that was really hard to lose.”
A man who police said was panicked, impaired and later found with methamphetamine persuaded staff to let him inside a vestibule at Tibbets Elementary School, according to a criminal complaint.
A former manager at the Kay Jewelers in Delavan has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to making nearly $25,000 in fraudulent refunds to herself, Walworth County Court records show.
An East Troy man is accused of intoxicated driving after being released on bond in a different OWI case, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.
A New York energy company is eyeing several hundred acres in the town of Whitewater for a possible solar farm.
Walworth County District Attorney Zeke Wiedenfeld’s office has charged more felony and misdemeanor cases than the county has seen since the mid-2000s—even though arrest figures have been declining.
Burgeoning development and limited childcare options in Delavan have Delavan-Darien School District officials feeling “cautiously optimistic” a proposed early childhood learning center at Wileman Elementary would be viable.
Project Lead The Way has named Eryca Card, a teacher in the Elkhorn Area School District, as the program’s educational leader of the year.
While a group has proposed bringing a domestic violence shelter to Elkhorn, a Madison woman who works in that field spoke at an event Tuesday to address questions and myths about such shelters.
A Lake Geneva man has been charged with reckless homicide for allegedly helping provide the fentanyl that killed a Delavan man in September, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.
An energy company seeking land in the town of Darien for a possible 250-megawatt solar farm also is targeting landowners in the town of Bradford, a project consultant said Monday.
A Mukwonago woman is charged with embezzling more than $31,000 from Whitewater Chiropractic over about seven years, according to a criminal complaint filed in Walworth County Court.
The Whitewater City Council could decide this spring if and how to draw down Cravath and Trippe lakes so the city can try to improve the sediment-choked lakes' recreational use.
An energy company's plan to build a 250-megawatt solar farm in the town of Darien will be discussed Monday by a Walworth County Board committee as some debate the company's similar proposal in Iowa County.
Wisconsin's transportation chief said Thursday he is “very familiar” with the stretch of Highway 12 between Whitewater and Elkhorn that has long been a concern for residents, but he stopped short of offering immediate solutions.
After expressing uncertainty about her guilty plea from nearly a year ago, a Lake Geneva woman Thursday ultimately chose to stay with that plea in a case involving a methamphetamine explosion in a hotel.
When she returns to the classroom in fall, former UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper will earn nearly 50 percent more in salary than the chairwoman of the department where she'll teach.
Walworth County officials have lowered the county's contentious licensing fee for short-term rental units by $304, but critics claim the fee is still too high.
Darien Elementary School will reopen next school year under an elementary school realignment approved by the Delavan-Darien School Board, ending months of speculation about the school's future.
Walworth County prosecutors have charged a Genoa City man and woman after a methamphetamine bust last week led to three arrests and what might be the largest seizure of meth in the county’s history.
The UW System on Monday released a work plan for former UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper, who is set to teach four classes each semester of the 2019-20 school year as a tenured psychology professor.
A sharp decline in revenue last year has left the Walworth County Fair Board looking for solutions.
The future of Walworth County’s treatment courts is uncertain after the district attorney on Tuesday questioned his office’s participation in the programs and its level of control over who enters them.
Elkhorn utility officials reported finding elevated levels of arsenic in a water sample from October, but the public is not at immediate risk, according to a Facebook post Monday.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Elkhorn from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 6 p.m. Wednesday, the city’s police department tweeted Monday.
An Elkhorn teenager has been sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty Jan. 24 to reduced charges that he stole items the Elkhorn Lions Club had collected for the homeless.
Nick Sergi knew as a boy he wanted to be a farmer. But after his sudden death in October, his family went through with a donation Nick had planned: 1,200 pounds of beef to the Walworth County Food Pantry.
Early in Gov. Tony Evers’ administration, two Walworth County groups have asked the governor to consider a never-finished widening of Highway 12/67 between Elkhorn and Whitewater.
A fire at the Geneva Meadows Apartments in Lake Geneva on Monday displaced four residents and killed a dog, guinea pig and bird, according to a Friday news release.
A sheriff’s deputy was justified in fatally shooting an intoxicated Elkhorn man who drove a car at the deputy last October, the Walworth County district attorney said Friday.
A structure fire on Saturday at Aerial Adventures Outdoor Adventure Park in Lake Geneva caused “the loss of family pets,” according to a fire department news release.
Tiffany Schutt was appointed to a vacant Delavan-Darien School Board seat Tuesday night after the board interviewed her and another candidate in open session.
Extreme cold weather expected Wednesday has triggered a number of closures in Rock and Walworth counties.