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  1. Mom: Son accused of trying to join terror group mentally illRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | WMTV Madison

    The mother of a Wisconsin man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group says he's a mentally ill loner who often makes boastful comments to try to win acceptance. Federal prosecutors have charged 34-year-old Joshua Van Haften with trying to aid a terrorist group.


  2. 11 people taken into custody in Rock CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | WMTV Madison

    JANESVILLE, Wis:--The Rock County Sheriff's Office tells NBC15 that deputies from the Rock County Sheriff's Office, along with officers from Beloit Police Department actively sought and apprehended several people identified as having outstanding warrants in the City of Beloit.


  3. Beloit man arrested for 4th offense OWIRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | WMTV Madison

    BELOIT, Wis:--Barry Kiser, age 49 of Beloit was arrested Wednesday around 1:30 a.m. for 4th Offense felony Operating Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants. The deputy ran a DOT check on the registration plate and the vehicle Kiser was driving.


  4. Wenzel Arrested for Sexual Assault of a ChildRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | WMTV Madison

    ROCK COUNTY, Wis:---The Rock County Sherriff's Office tell NBC15 that detectives have arrested David Wenzel for eight counts of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child and eight counts of a Registered Sex Offender Photographing Minors. Authorities say they have been reviewing video evidence that was seized during the search warrant of Wenzel's residence on March 26th.


  5. Beloit man arrested for 6th OWI offenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | WMTV Madison

    A Beloit man was arrested for his 6th OWI offense after he was pulled over and admitted to drinking, according to a release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office. John P. Purdy, 44, was stopped for a traffic violation around noon on Sunday, at 4th Street and Liberty Avenue.


  6. 1 arrested in Beloit drug bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WMTV Madison

    A man was arrested for drug charges after the Rock County Sheriff's Office SWAT team executed a search warrant in Beloit Tuesday morning, according to a release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office. Over the past several weeks, the Rock County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an investigation into the sale of cocaine in Beloit.


  7. Scam alert: Candy bar sales in Janesville areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | WMTV Madison

    An adult and some young children have been seen at local businesses and bars selling candy bars for $1.00 and asking for donations on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club. Police say this is a scam.


  8. Rock County Sheriff's Office & Beloit Police Partner in Reducing ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | WMTV Madison

    Deputies began patrolling areas of Beloit prone to recent violence on Friday, February 27, 2015. The primary goals of these deputies is establishing a strong law enforcement presence and sway those inclined in perpetuating violence or general disorder.


  9. Beloit man to serve 7 years in prison for heroin distributionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | WMTV Madison

    A Beloit man was sentenced to seven years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin. Marcus Payton, 30, pleaded guilty to distributing heroin in December 2014 and has remained in custody since his guilty plea.


  10. Car involved in recent shooting found during drug bust, two arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | WMTV Madison

    A car involved in a recent shooting in Beloit was found during a drug bust Wednesday, according to a Rock County Sheriff's Office release. On Wednesday, the Rock County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team, assisted by Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies, Special Investigations Unit Investigators and City of Beloit Police Drug and Gang Unit Officers executed a search warrant in the 1700 block of Spruce Street in Beloit.


  11. 3 officers, another driver injured in Rock County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | WMTV Madison

    The Rock County Sheriff's Office says three officers and another driver were injured in a two-car accident in the Town of Rock. The sheriff's office says three on-duty police officers with the Town of Beloit were riding in an unmarked vehicle Monday evening when they were hit by a driver who ran a red light.


  12. Beloit city manager hopes casino proposal will move forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | WMTV Madison

    Now that Gov. Scott Walker has decided on the Kenosha casino, supporters of a proposed Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit hope it will move through federal review more quickly. City management and Ho-Chunk officials had held intermittent talks for years after the tribe bought 32 acres of city land in 2008 with negotiations intensifying in 2012, resulting in a preliminary deal.


  13. Vehicle stolen in Beloit while infant was still insideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | WMTV Madison

    Around 5:53 p.m. Friday night, officers from the City of Beloit Police Department responded to reports of a vehicle being stolen from a gas station in the 2700 block of Milwaukee Street. Officers were also told an 8-year-old child escaped the vehicle, but a 10-month old infant was still inside.


  14. Woman flees from deputies, leaves children in minivanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | WMTV Madison

    A Beloit woman is accused of eluding police in her minivan, then abandoning the vehicle, leaving her two children inside as she fled on foot. A Rock County sheriff's deputy tried to stop the driver because she has an active probation warrant.


  15. Beloit International Film Fest preps for 10th anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | WMTV Madison

    Looking to get a taste of red carpet entertainment locally? Next month, dozens of world-renowned, independent filmmakers will make their way to Beloit for a film fest that's celebrating a special milestone. Rod Beaudoin is the executive director and a co-founder of the Beloit International Film Festival, better known as BIFF.


  16. Beloit declares snow emergencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | WMTV Madison

    The City of Beloit declared a snow emergency taking effect today at 8 p.m. It will remain in effect until Tuesday, January 6 at 10 a.m. During the entirety of the snow emergency declaration, the parking or standing of any vehicle on a city street is prohibited. Please remember to park vehicles in a driveway or in an approved off-street parking lot listed below.


  17. Beloit police need help finding missing "at risk" personRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | WMTV Madison

    John Lloyd Isaacson Jr., 52, was last seen in the 300 block of Shirland Avenue on Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. He is a white man, 5'10", 160 lbs and has brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, black shoes, a dark brown coat, and tan baseball hat.


  18. Missing man in town of JanesvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | WMTV Madison

    On December 1, the Sheriff's Office received information concerning the welfare of Alan J. Jahnke, 63. Acquaintances of Mr. Jahnke said he was missing from his Town of Janesville home and was last seen in Afton, Wisconsin, on October 31. Since then, deputies and detectives found Mr. Jahnke's personal affairs, including financial records, have been inactive since November 1. Property found within his residence indicates a sudden, voluntary departure. Those close to Mr. Jahnke believe he is in danger due to medical reasons.


  19. Madison company getting $5.2M more from governmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | WMTV Madison

    A Madison-based company will receive an additional $5.2 million from the federal government to build a medical radioisotope manufacturing plant. NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes broke ground on the Beloit facility in July.


  20. Garage fire in Beloit causes $30,000 in damagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | WMTV Madison

    The Town of Beloit Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at a home at 2942 South Lilac Road in the Town of Beloit at 7:01 p.m, Sunday night. After crews arrived, the fire spread from the garage to the attic.


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