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22 hrs ago | The Janesville Gazette

Greg Peck: Parking problems at Rock County 4-H Fair

Those heading to the Rock County 4-H Fair in Janesville today for the opening of the 85th annual event shouldn't expect parking problems like those seen on the first day last year.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI, Pop/Rock, Florida Georgia Line, Country

Yesterday | The Janesville Gazette

Rock County Fair pulls in star power

Country duo The Swon Brothers share the spotlight with Danielle Bradbery on Wednesday, July 23, at the Rock County 4-H Fair.

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Related Topix: Dick Clark, Janesville, WI

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WDJT

Cameras still banned from Wisconsin polling places

The Government Accountability Board voted to keep cameras out of the polling place for upcoming primary election which is just about three weeks away.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Janesville Gazette

Janesville police announce 4-H fair parking enforcement

The Janesville Police Department is issuing a reminder about parking rules and enforcement in the area of the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds during the upcoming fair.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Janesville Gazette

Town of Rock man arrested suspected of fifth OWI

Authorities arrested a town of Rock man on suspicion of his fifth drunken driving offense after a deputy reported finding him passed out at the wheel of a car Friday morning.

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Rock County 4-H Fair pulls in popular performers

Country duo The Swon Brothers share the spotlight with Danielle Bradbery on Wednesday, July 23, at the Rock County 4-H Fair.

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Related Topix: Country, Danielle Bradbery, American Bandstand, Entertainment, Television, Dick Clark, Janesville, WI, Reality TV, Nashville

The Janesville Gazette

Glen Loyd Videos: Oh, the things you'll see at Glen Loyd Island

The Rock County parks maintenance worker might have been having fun when he named an island after me , but I'm taking it seriously! Glen Loyd lives on the Rock River in Janesville about 15 days a month.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI, Blog News

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Janesville Gazette

Farm federation endorses Scieszinski

"On many issues important to farmers in south central Wisconsin, Austin brings an open mind and an energy level to the 15th Senate District race that is refreshing," said Farm Bureau spokesman Rob Richard.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

WIGM-AM Medford

Courtney to stand trial in woman's death

Grisly details about the death of Britney Cross were revealed at Monday's court hearing for the 28-year-old Janesville man charged with killing her.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI

The Janesville Gazette

Kids with suspected drunken driver

A Janesville woman had six children in her vehicle when she was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated just before 7 p.m. Monday, according to a Rock County Sheriff's Office news release.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI, Kids, Family

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Janesville Gazette

Unions endorse Groelle for sheriff

The two candidates for Rock County sheriff will face each other in a forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Facebook announcement.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Chickens

A recently revised federal law has already meant more business for at least one small poultry processor from southern Wisconsin.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

WKOW-TV

Smithsonian analysis could lead to identity of remains found in Rock Co. in 1995

Results of a Smithsonian Institute analysis could help Rock County investigators identify the remains of a John Doe found nearly 20 years ago.

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CSI Media

With a roof over their heads, formerly homeless teens focus on education, life skills

Autumn, 19, of Janesville, said that opportunity would not have been possible if it wasn't for the help she received from Project 16:49, an organization that works with unaccompanied homeless teenagers.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI, Family, Teenagers, Beloit, WI, Education Etc.

Thu Jul 10, 2014

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

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