What college students need to know about campus safety

By Chief John Rindfleisch CLINTON FD It’s getting close to back to school time and the first group back will be the college students. Being on a college campus is fun but it’s easy to gain a false sense of security and feeling of safety when surrounded by your peers. […]


One injured in a single vehicle rollover crash: Janesville woman arrested for her 4th OWI

On July 25 at 11:36 p.m. a Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, along with Janesville Fire and EMS responded to a rollover traffic crash with injuries, on S CTH G near W Sunny Lane. Upon arrival the driver was found still inside the vehicle with facial injuries. A […]


Police chase ends in accident, arrest

On July 25, at 8:29 p.m., Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a strong-armed robbery occurring in the 5900 block of N. Newville Road, in the Town of Janesville. The suspect had left the scene and a vehicle description was provided. A Deputy located a similar […]


Milwaukee resident claims $156.2 million Powerball jackpot

Milwaukee resident Mai Xiong is the lucky winner of the $156.2 million prize from the Wednesday, March 22, Powerball drawing. The winning ticket was purchased from Pewaukee Corner Pump at 1194 W. Capitol Dr. in Pewaukee. Mai Xiong took the cash option worth $93.1 million. Pewaukee Corner Pump received $100,000 […]


Wisconsin Builders Association supports Foxconn plant

The Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) supports historic announcement that Foxconn will bring 13,000 new jobs to the area and likely many more once other suppliers follow Foxconn’s lead and relocate to southeastern Wisconsin. This is the largest single economic development project in Wisconsin history. Foxconn will construct a high-tech manufacturing […]


Fire discusses history of fireworks, safety

By John Rindfleisch CLINTON FIRE CHIEF The next two weekends many communities in the Clinton area will be celebrating Independence Day. This year’s celebrations will surely involve some sort of pyrotechnics display. Fireworks have been amazing audiences for centuries, and this year’s displays are sure to be just as spectacular […]


Mom hits a Deer – makes sandwiches

By Scott Cernek HARVEST HILLS CHURCH Last Thursday my 82-year-old mother was driving to the local nursing home to do a Bible study with the residents there. She was driving on one of those curvy and hilly country roads back home in southwest Wisconsin, and a deer decided to jump […]


Rock County responds to single vehicle traffic fatality

On Tuesday June 13, at 11:02 a.m., Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and the Janesville Fire and EMS responded to a single vehicle crash on W. State Highway 11 just east of Kesseler Road. Initial reports indicated a Buick Lucerne hit a tree, and the driver and sole […]


Darien man killed in crash with semi

On June 11, at 2:56 p.m., Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle traffic crash occurring on E. HWY 11/14 by County Road O. Upon arrival, Deputies located a white Chevrolet pickup in the south ditch that had significant front end damage. Inside the pickup […]


DNR: Heavy rains fuel safety reminder for water conditions

By Joanne M. Haas DNR BUREAU OF LAW ENFORCEMENT Recent storms packing torrential downpours have fueled floods and strong fast currents, prompting the Wis. Department of Natural Resources to remind the public to think safety when planning water trips by first checking local conditions and to always wear a life […]