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Rock County Sheriff's Office announces 2013 awards

Rock County Sheriff's Office employees last year stopped inmates intent on suicide, kept accident victims from dying and risked their lives in the performance of their duties.

They are among those receiving...

Robert Patterson waives preliminary hearing in Janesville prostitution case
An elderly Janesville man accused of hiring women for sex waived his preliminary hearing in Rock County Court on Tuesday.
Motorcyclists killed in accident wore helmets, followed rules
Motorcyclists killed in accident wore helmets, followed rules
Investigators say the two motorcyclists who died in a crash with a hit-and-run vehicle Sunday were helmeted and were following the rules of the road.
When it comes to a cop's gear, there's no substitute for brains
When it comes to a cop's gear, there's no substitute for brains
Janesville police officers carry some of the most high-tech equipment available. But their most important asset lies between their ears, one official says.
Strong batch of heroin could have caused overdoses, Janesville police warn
Janesville police are warning drug users that a stronger-than-usual batch of heroin could be circulating within the community.
Whitewater police seek suspect in car entry thefts

WHITEWATER--Whitewater police are asking for the public's help in their search for a suspect in a rash of thefts from area vehicles over the past several months, according to a news release from the Whitewater Police Department.
 
The...

Prison ordered in Janesville child prostitution case involving Walworth County runaway
Prison ordered in Janesville child prostitution case involving Walworth County runaway
Four years in prison was ordered Tuesday for a Janesville man who pleaded guilty to soliciting a runaway Walworth County girl for prostitution.
Erdman's Countryside Inn in foreclosure
As Rich Erdman fights the town of Milton over suspension of his liquor license at the embattled Countryside Inn, now comes news the tavern is in foreclosure.
Probation ordered for Dr. Richard Barney on prescription fraud charges

MADISON--A prominent Rock County emergency medical physician who fraudulently obtained prescription medication for his addiction to painkillers was placed on two years probation and fined $3,000 Tuesday in federal court.

Dr. Richard N....

Probation ordered for letter carrier convicted of stealing cash from mail

MADISON—A former Janesville letter carrier who took cash from birthday and sympathy cards was placed on two years probation and ordered to make $1,225 restitution Tuesday in federal court.

Kristy Hollibush, 43, had been a letter carrier...