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WREX-TV Rockford
Winnebago County officials look at merging 911 dispatch centersWhen you call 911 you expect speed. But in Winnebago County that promptness ca
Winnebago County officials look at merging 911 dispatch centers
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted yesterday
When you call 911 you expect speed. But in Winnebago County that promptness can sometimes run into extra hurdles. "Even though you're in the city of Rockford you could go to the county call center and vice versa if you're in the county you could... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Cocaine, a problem in Winnebago CountyTwo recent arrests in Winnebago county highlight what authorities call a persis
Cocaine, a problem in Winnebago County
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted yesterday
Two recent arrests in Winnebago county highlight what authorities call a persistent problem in the community: drug use. "It hasn't gone away," Winnebago County Sheriff's Office Deputy Chief Mike Schultz said. "Its been here for a long time and it... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Rockford man arrested on drug and weapons chargesA Rockford man is in custody after crack cocaine and a loaded handgun were foun
Rockford man arrested on drug and weapons charges
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted yesterday
A Rockford man is in custody after crack cocaine and a loaded handgun were found at his apartment. According to the Winnebago County Narcotics Unit, Leo Thomas is charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, aggravated unlawful use of a... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
State Senate committee advances ban on county executivesMADISON — A Senate committee has advanced a bill that would ban county executiv
State Senate committee advances ban on county executives
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted yesterday
MADISON — A Senate committee has advanced a bill that would ban county executives from serving concurrently in the Wisconsin Legislature. The Republican bill comes as Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris, a Democrat, vies for an open Senate seat... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Winnebago County Animal Services to offer free pet sterilization Posted Feb. 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM Posted Feb. 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM ROCKFORD —
Winnebago County Animal Services to offer free pet sterilization
The Journal-Standard / Posted yesterday
Posted Feb. 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM Posted Feb. 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM ROCKFORD — Winnebago County Animal Services will offer a free low-income spay/neuter voucher for eligible Winnebago... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Rockford man released from prison arrested for armed robberyRockford Police say a Rockford man who was recently released from prison was ar
Rockford man released from prison arrested for armed robbery
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted yesterday
Rockford Police say a Rockford man who was recently released from prison was arrested for armed robbery Thursday. Officials say a Rockford officer observed a man running along 15th Avenue with what looked to be a purse. The officer was then notified... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Stephenson County communities have come to rely on video gaming revenues Posted Feb. 12, 2016 at 2:26 PM Posted Feb. 12, 2016 at 2:26 PM FREEPORT —
Stephenson County communities have come to rely on video gaming revenues
The Journal-Standard / Posted yesterday
Posted Feb. 12, 2016 at 2:26 PM Posted Feb. 12, 2016 at 2:26 PM FREEPORT — Patrons at Benchwarmers Grill & Spirits put nearly $3.6 million into owner Eric White’s five video... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Lawyer may use insanity defense for mom accused in slayingROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) _ An attorney for a Rockford woman accused of stabbing her
Lawyer may use insanity defense for mom accused in slaying
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted yesterday
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) _ An attorney for a Rockford woman accused of stabbing her 8-year-old son to death says he might pursue an insanity defense on her behalf. Winnebago County public defender David Doll filed an “affirmative defense of insanity”... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Lawyer may use insanity defense for mom accused in slayingROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - An attorney for a Rockford woman accused of stabbing her
Lawyer may use insanity defense for mom accused in slaying
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted yesterday
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - An attorney for a Rockford woman accused of stabbing her 8-year-old son to death says he might pursue an insanity defense on her behalf. Winnebago County public defender David Doll filed an "affirmative defense of insanity"... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Lawyer may use insanity defense for mom accused in slayingROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - An attorney for a Rockford woman accused of stabbing her
Lawyer may use insanity defense for mom accused in slaying
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 2 days ago
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - An attorney for a Rockford woman accused of stabbing her 8-year-old son to death says he might pursue an insanity defense on her behalf. Winnebago County public defender David Doll filed an "affirmative defense of insanity"... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Rockford man sentenced to 65 years for murderA Rockford man found guilty of murder is sentenced to 65 years in prison. Winn
Rockford man sentenced to 65 years for murder
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 days ago
A Rockford man found guilty of murder is sentenced to 65 years in prison. Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato sentenced 35-year-old Willie Burnette Jr. in Winnebago County. He was convicted of killing James Tilson in May 2014. Burnette... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Special Report: Home security options for every family's budgetWinnebago County detectives are still searching for who killed a woman in a hom
Special Report: Home security options for every family's budget
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 days ago
Winnebago County detectives are still searching for who killed a woman in a home invasion two weeks ago. They say Treesa Wiley was shot and killed in the middle of the night at her friend's house on Carbaugh street. That friend survived the... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Big donation to local food bank for kidsA major donation goes to the Northern Illinois Food Bank and it's all going to
Big donation to local food bank for kids
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 days ago
A major donation goes to the Northern Illinois Food Bank and it's all going to help kids. OrthoIllinois gave a check for more than $30,000 to support the child nutrition program in Winnebago County. The money comes from donations from OrthoIllinois... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Pheasants Forever to hold 25th annual fundraiserROCKFORD — The Winnebago County chapter of Pheasants Forever will host its 25th
Pheasants Forever to hold 25th annual fundraiser
The Journal-Standard / Posted 2 days ago
ROCKFORD — The Winnebago County chapter of Pheasants Forever will host its 25th annual fundraising banquet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center, 610 N. Bell School Road.The banquet will feature a social hour, buffet... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Winnebago County receives back pay from State of IllinoisWinnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen says the county has received
Winnebago County receives back pay from State of Illinois
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 2 days ago
Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen says the county has received $152,000 in back payments from the state of Illinois. The county filed a civil lawsuit against the Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue and the Illinois... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Update: Suspect to stand trial in Wisconsin motorcycle shop standoffOSHKOSH — A Wisconsin man accused of starting a hostage standoff at a motorcycl
Update: Suspect to stand trial in Wisconsin motorcycle shop standoff
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 3 days ago
OSHKOSH — A Wisconsin man accused of starting a hostage standoff at a motorcycle shop has been bound over for trial. Forty-six-year-old Brian Flatoff of Stevens Point waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday. A Winnebago County judge... Read more
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WAOW Wausau
Suspect to stand trial in Wisconsin motorcycle shop standoffOSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man accused of starting a hostage standoff at
Suspect to stand trial in Wisconsin motorcycle shop standoff
WAOW Wausau / Posted 3 days ago
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man accused of starting a hostage standoff at a motorcycle shop has been bound over for trial. Forty-six-year-old Brian Flatoff of Stevens Point waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday. Appleton... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Search warrant in Rockford leads to discovery of drugs and arrestA search warrant executed by the Winnebago County Narcotics Unit leads to the d
Search warrant in Rockford leads to discovery of drugs and arrest
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 3 days ago
A search warrant executed by the Winnebago County Narcotics Unit leads to the discovery of drugs and an arrest. The search at 443 Underwood Street in Rockford recovered 1.4 grams of heroin, 3.4 grams of cocaine in 24 packages, 6/10 gram of... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Timing shows political motive behind new billSenate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is right that public officials shouldn'
Timing shows political motive behind new bill
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is right that public officials shouldn't hold two big jobs at the same time. It dilutes their effectiveness and prevents more people from serving in higher office. Specifically, the Juneau Republican wants to... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Winnebago County Coroner's Office predicting high number of overdoses this yearWe now know the five potential heroin deaths in Winnebago County from over the
Winnebago County Coroner's Office predicting high number of overdoses this year
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 4 days ago
We now know the five potential heroin deaths in Winnebago County from over the weekend were people from three different communities. The Winnebago County Coroner's Office alerted the media to the deaths in hopes you will listen to it's plea. 13 News... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Police reports for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016Marisela Ortiz-Rodriguez, 43, of Rock Falls; 7:29 p.m. Monday at East Sixth Str
Police reports for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016
SaukValley.com / Posted 4 days ago
Marisela Ortiz-Rodriguez, 43, of Rock Falls; 7:29 p.m. Monday at East Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue; disobeying stop sign; released with promise to comply. Oregon Police Chad L. Stone, 37, of Oregon; 4:45 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 600 block of South... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Winnebago County Sheriff releases names of suspects in Springfield deadly crashWinnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana released the names of the people in the c
Winnebago County Sheriff releases names of suspects in Springfield deadly crash
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 4 days ago
Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana released the names of the people in the car that attempted to flee from police and crashed into another car at Springfield and Cunningham Monday, killing 55-year-old Joy Lambert. Caruana says 24-year-old Eric... Read more
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News 8000
Trooper back at work 2 years after accidentA Wisconsin State Patrol trooper who suffered severe injuries and the loss of p
Trooper back at work 2 years after accident
News 8000 / Posted 4 days ago
A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper who suffered severe injuries and the loss of part of his right leg two years ago is back on the job after a grueling recovery. Trooper Justin Hansen says it has been a long and difficult journey to get back to work.... Read more
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WAOW Wausau
Trooper back at work 2 years after being struck along roadGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper who suffered severe in
Trooper back at work 2 years after being struck along road
WAOW Wausau / Posted 4 days ago
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper who suffered severe injuries and the loss of part of his right leg two years ago is back on the job after a grueling recovery. Trooper Justin Hansen says it has been a long and difficult... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Winnebago County partners with area humane societyTwo groups dedicated to helping animals in Winnebago County are now working tog
Winnebago County partners with area humane society
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
Two groups dedicated to helping animals in Winnebago County are now working together on a shared mission. PAWS Humane Society and Winnebago County Animal Services are partnering up. They will expand PAWS' 'Spay and Neuter Program' to help control... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
3 teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle in RockfordThe Rockford Register Star reported that Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies pu
3 teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle in Rockford
Daily Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
The Rockford Register Star reported that Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies pursued the teens after the vehicle they were riding in ran a stop sign around 11 p.m. Saturday in Rockford. The teens eventually exited the vehicle, fled on foot and were... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Woman followed by group of men near UWOA suspicious incident reported by Oshkosh Police lead the University of Wiscons
Woman followed by group of men near UWO
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 5 days ago
A suspicious incident reported by Oshkosh Police lead the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to issue a community-wide safety alert Saturday night. Police report that a woman said a group of 7 or 8 white men in dark clothing were chasing her while... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Winnebago County Coroner's Office reports several heroin deaths since FridayThe Winnebago County Coroner's Office says heroin remains a strong presence in
Winnebago County Coroner's Office reports several heroin deaths since Friday
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
The Winnebago County Coroner's Office says heroin remains a strong presence in the area. Chief Deputy Coroner William Hintz says since Friday, February 5, the office is investigating five deaths due to suspected heroin use. Hintz says four of the... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Community Action Agency to offer training for Winnebago County servers Posted Feb. 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM Posted Feb. 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM ROCKFORD — Th
Community Action Agency to offer training for Winnebago County servers
The Journal-Standard / Posted 5 days ago
Posted Feb. 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM Posted Feb. 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM ROCKFORD — The Community Action Agency of the City of Rockford Human Services Department will offer Beverage... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
Political Digest"Voter ID is back and voters need to be prepared to bring their IDs to the poll
Political Digest
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
"Voter ID is back and voters need to be prepared to bring their IDs to the polling place," said Kevin Kennedy, Wisconsin's chief election official. "The campaign's message is that most people already have the ID they need to vote. If they don't have... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
3 teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle in RockfordAuthorities say three teenagers were arrested after leading Winnebago County de
3 teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle in Rockford
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
Authorities say three teenagers were arrested after leading Winnebago County deputies on a chase in a stolen vehicle. The Rockford Register Star reports that Winnebago County Sheriff's deputies pursued the teens after the vehicle they were riding in... Read more
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CBS 5 Green Bay
Man killed in Rushford hit-and-run, suspect soughtOne man is dead after he was hit by a vehicle in the Town of Rushford. At 11:4
Man killed in Rushford hit-and-run, suspect sought
CBS 5 Green Bay / Posted 5 days ago
One man is dead after he was hit by a vehicle in the Town of Rushford. At 11:43 p.m. on Friday, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office responded to a car versus pedestrian crash near 7400 County Highway E. When deputies arrived, they found a man... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Early voting in Rockford delayed againThe Rockford Board of Election Commissioners say early voting in the city limit
Early voting in Rockford delayed again
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
The Rockford Board of Election Commissioners say early voting in the city limits for the March Primary has been delayed until February 15. Early voting began in the rest of the state, and Winnebago County February 4. The delay is due to a court... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
After approximately two years of recovery, seriously injured trooper returns to normal dutiesFOX VALLEY — Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Justin Hansen is back patrolling hi
After approximately two years of recovery, seriously injured trooper returns to normal duties
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 5 days ago
FOX VALLEY — Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Justin Hansen is back patrolling highways in the Fox Valley approximately two years after he was hit by a vehicle and sustained serious injuries that required amputation of his leg below the knee. On... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
One killed in two car crash at Springfield and Cunningham after police chaseWinnebago County Sheriff's officials say one person is dead and two are hospita
One killed in two car crash at Springfield and Cunningham after police chase
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
Winnebago County Sheriff's officials say one person is dead and two are hospitalized after a two car crash in the intersection of Springfield and Cunningham. Detective Mark Garner says a sheriff's deputy spotted a vehicle earlier this morning and... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
3 teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle in RockfordROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say three teenagers were arrested after leadi
3 teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle in Rockford
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say three teenagers were arrested after leading Winnebago County deputies on a chase in a stolen vehicle. The Rockford Register Star (http://bit.ly/20jKRG9 ) reports that Winnebago County Sheriff's deputies pursued... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
3 teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle in RockfordROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say three teenagers were arrested after leadi
3 teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle in Rockford
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 5 days ago
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say three teenagers were arrested after leading Winnebago County deputies on a chase in a stolen vehicle. The Rockford Register Star (http://bit.ly/20jKRG9 ) reports that Winnebago County Sheriff's deputies pursued... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Rockford becoming more violentRockford had nearly 2,500 violent crimes last year, a 24 percent increase from
Rockford becoming more violent
SaukValley.com / Posted 6 days ago
Rockford had nearly 2,500 violent crimes last year, a 24 percent increase from 2014 that was caused by juvenile violent crime, including robberies and auto thefts. A gang of teenagers engaged in an increasingly violent series of armed robberies, car... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Police reports for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016Margarita G. Garcia, 62, of Sterling; 12:44 p.m. Friday at Freeport Road and Fo
Police reports for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
SaukValley.com / Posted 6 days ago
Margarita G. Garcia, 62, of Sterling; 12:44 p.m. Friday at Freeport Road and Fourth Street; no insurance; released with promise to comply. Carolyn K. McCue, 72, of Sterling; 12:57 p.m. Friday at Brinks Circle and Third Avenue; improper backing;... Read more
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Daily Herald
County filing insurance claim to recover funds lost by fraudROCKFORD, Ill. -- A northern Illinois county purchasing director allegedly spen
County filing insurance claim to recover funds lost by fraud
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- A northern Illinois county purchasing director allegedly spent more than $60,000 on personal items, according to a draft of an insurance claim Winnebago County plans to file. The Rockford Register Star reports... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
County filing insurance claim to recover funds lost by fraudROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A northern Illinois county purchasing director allegedly
County filing insurance claim to recover funds lost by fraud
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 6 days ago
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A northern Illinois county purchasing director allegedly spent more than $60,000 on personal items, according to a draft of an insurance claim Winnebago County plans to file. The Rockford Register Star reports... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
County filing insurance claim to recover funds lost by fraudROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A northern Illinois county purchasing director allegedly
County filing insurance claim to recover funds lost by fraud
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 6 days ago
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A northern Illinois county purchasing director allegedly spent more than $60,000 on personal items, according to a draft of an insurance claim Winnebago County plans to file. The Rockford Register Star reports... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Snowmobiler rescued from Lake Winnebago watersThe Winnebago County Sheriff's Office and City of Menasha Police Department res
Snowmobiler rescued from Lake Winnebago waters
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 6 days ago
The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office and City of Menasha Police Department rescued a snowmobiler from the open waters of Lake Winnebago last night around 10 PM. Three snowmobilers were heading to the Waverly Beach area by way of Rainbow Beach Road... Read more
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CBS 5 Green Bay
Fatal Winnebago County crashOne person is dead after a crash in Winnebago County. It happened late Friday
Fatal Winnebago County crash
CBS 5 Green Bay / Posted 7 days ago
One person is dead after a crash in Winnebago County. It happened late Friday night in the Town of Rushford. Deputies say a 21 year old Omro man was hit by a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No suspects are in custody. The man's name is... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Roscoe's New Emergency SirenResidents in the Village of Roscoe are expected to be safer thanks to a new eme
Roscoe's New Emergency Siren
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 7 days ago
Residents in the Village of Roscoe are expected to be safer thanks to a new emergency siren. "If there is bad weather coming through than they're probably going to be able to hear that in the house," Winnebago County Board Member Dave Fiduccia... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Rockford's violent crimes surged 24 percent in 2015ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Rockford police say violent crimes surged last year in th
Rockford's violent crimes surged 24 percent in 2015
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 7 days ago
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Rockford police say violent crimes surged last year in the northern Illinois city, driven by youth violence and crimes involving guns. The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/20gJB6y ) Rockford saw nearly 2,500... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Rockford's violent crimes surged 24 percent in 2015ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Rockford police say violent crimes surged last year in th
Rockford's violent crimes surged 24 percent in 2015
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 7 days ago
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Rockford police say violent crimes surged last year in the northern Illinois city, driven by youth violence and crimes involving guns. The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/20gJB6y ) Rockford saw nearly 2,500... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rockford's violent crimes surged 24 percent in 2015ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Rockford police say violent crimes surged last year in the no
Rockford's violent crimes surged 24 percent in 2015
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Rockford police say violent crimes surged last year in the northern Illinois city, driven by youth violence and crimes involving guns. The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/20gJB6y ) Rockford saw nearly 2,500 violent... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Search on for driver in fatal hit and runAround 11:45 PM Friday night, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office responded t
Search on for driver in fatal hit and run
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 7 days ago
Around 11:45 PM Friday night, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a traffic accident near 7400 County Highway E in the Town of Rushford. The crash involved a car and a pedestrian. Deputies on the scene say they found a... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Driver in deadly crash on Spring Creek chargedThe Rockford Police Department says the driver of the stolen vehicle that crash
Driver in deadly crash on Spring Creek charged
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 8 days ago
The Rockford Police Department says the driver of the stolen vehicle that crashed on Spring Creek Road Wednesday, killing Juan Lozano, 22, has been charged. Police say Michael Traver, 26, has been charged with unlawful possession of a stolen... Read more
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