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9 hrs ago | WBAY-TV Green Bay

Real Guns or Fake? Increasing Cases of Toy Guns Concern Police, Parents

Investigators in southern Wisconsin say a child playing with a toy gun caused a multi-vehicle crash this week.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Wisconsin

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Janesville Gazette

Coroner notified in Sharon shooting

Walworth County sheriff's deputies and Sharon police responded to a 911 call of a person shot in the head in a wooded area behind a home at N1602 County K, Undersheriff Kurt Picknell said.

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Related Topix: Walworth County, WI, Sharon, WI

Channel3000

Crash closes Highway 14 near Evansville

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said the crash occurred around 6 a.m. near Tolles Road.

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Related Topix: Evansville, WI

WKOW-TV

3-vehicle crash caused by boy pointing toy gun out window

An 11-year-old boy pointed a toy gun out a car window caused an accident at 2801 E. Highway 59. The Janesville Gazette reports that two drivers were going west on the highway and slammed on their brakes when they saw the boy point the toy gun, which they thought was real.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WKOW-TV

Canine Corrections Academy program helps dogs and inmates

"We've got a program set up that will be successful for inmates, successful for the jail and especially successful for the pets," Brett Frazier, with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin, said.

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Related Topix: Sauk County, WI

WIGM-AM Medford

Illinois murder suspect appears in Rock County court

A Rockford, Illinois murder suspect, who was caught in Beloit last week after a high speed chase, made his first appearance Monday in Rock County Court.

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Related Topix: Beloit, WI

Sun Jul 06, 2014

WKOW-TV

Janesville man arrested for 5th OWI

According to the Rock County Sheriff's Office, Clifford Grice, 36, was stopped by a patrol sergeant for failing to yield the right of way as he left a driveway on Center Avenue at 1:19 a.m. During the stop, a deputy helped with the stop, smelled intoxicants on Grice's breath when they made contact and conducted field sobriety tests.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Janesville Gazette

Manhunt ends in Beloit after chase

A man wanted for two murders in the Rockford, IL., area, was apprehended after a high-speed chase that ended in a crash in Beloit on Friday, said Capt.

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Related Topix: Beloit, WI, Winnebago County, WI

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Chase ends with man suspected of murdering woman at rest stop in custody

According to police, Doddy's stolen gray 2013 Nissan with Ill. license plates was spotted by a Rockton Police Officer in a wooded area at 10:12 a.m. An Illinois State Trooper started following the vehicle and a pursuit began.

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WKOW-TV

Rockford murder suspect in custody after pursuit in Beloit

Rock County officials tell 27 News they have 36-year-old Terrence Doddy in custody after a high-speed chase near Beloit Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Beloit, WI

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WKOW-TV

No wake restriction on Rock River

The Rock County sheriff's office issued a slow-no wake restriction for the Rock River.

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Related Topix: Lake Koshkonong, WI, Afton, WI

CSI Media

All in a dog day's work: Beloit Fire Department K-9 nominated for hero dog award

Glory should know shortly if she's advanced from the semifinal round of the Hero Dog Awards contest held annually by the American Humane Association.

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Related Topix: Fire, Beloit, WI

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Shawano Pedestrian Killed in Crash

A pedestrian was hit by a truck and killed in Shawano County Wednesday afternoon, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Shawano, WI, Shawano County, WI, Ashwaubenon, WI

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WKOW-TV

Police: pool bathroom video of kids, parents, over three days

Janesville Police officials say a man who has already been charged in connection to recording secret videotapes of unsuspecting adults and children at a Janesville pool bathroom Thursday also recorded pool-goers on two other days last week.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Janesville, WI, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Janesville Gazette

River restricted for Fourth

Boaters are asked to honor a slow/no wake order on the Rock River from the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge south to the state line on Friday, July 4. "This area of the Rock River becomes very chaotic and dangerous due to the large number of boats fireworks celebration," according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Beloit, WI

The Janesville Gazette

Roosters bred to fight: Allegation

The Rock County Sheriff's Office reports arresting a rural man who investigators believe was breeding roosters for cock fighting.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

WKOW-TV

United Alloy expanding with help from WEDC

United Alloy is using a low interest loan and tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to help it build a 112,000 square foot addition.

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The Janesville Gazette

Best of The Gazette, July 1: Vegetables, golf and a personal tale of loss

About 25,000 pregnancies end in stillbirth each year in the U.S. Gazette reporter Gina Duwe knows the pain of that loss first-hand.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Janesville, WI, Scott Walker, US Governors

The Janesville Gazette

Greg Peck: Does a weather radio help protect your family?

I was on vacation when Father's Day passed, so my son, Josh, dropped off a gift for me Sunday.

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Related Topix: The National, Entertainment, Television, Weather

Mon Jun 30, 2014

WKOW-TV

5 hurt in 2 vehicle crash in Rock Co.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office says Sunday evening just before 9:30 p.m., deputies responded to a two vehicle crash with multiple injuries on Highway 14 near North Fox Road in Center Township.

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Related Topix: 9, Janesville, WI, Evansville, WI

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