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Beloit sex offender committed to mental health facility
Convicted sex offender Jimmie Mable, 66, Beloit, was committed to a mental health facility following a Rock County Court jury trial Wednesday.
Genoa City couple face multiple child abuse related charges
A Genoa City couple is facing several child abuse related charges after apparently making their 12-year-old son eat his own feces, according to criminal complaints.
Janesville man accused of sixth-offense drunken driving
Police arrested Randy A. Bluhm, 48, of 404 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wednesday afternoon on a charge of sixth-offense drunken driving.
Book takes a look at crimes through Wisconsin officers' eyes
Hilary Dickinson, a former Beloit Daily News reporter, has written a book packed with crime dramas from the point of view of Wisconsin police officers.
Jose Ruiz pleads not guilty to receiving stolen property
A Janesville man accused of a felony charge of receiving stolen property pleaded not guilty after waiving his preliminary hearing Wednesday.
Marijuana is factor in Rock County fatal-crash charges
An Illinois man faces prison time if convicted on charges related to a May 11 traffic crash in Rock County.
Drug choice, not race, fuels disparities, experts say

In 2002, 27 people died of heroin overdoses in Wisconsin. A decade later, the toll skyrocketed to 187 deaths.

Heroin has quickly become the most visible drug on the radar for those who work with addicts and in the...

Wisconsin drug courts grow, but racial disparities persist
Wisconsin drug courts grow, but racial disparities persist
Despite recent efforts to expand drug courts to include more minority offenders, disparities continue and in some cases could worsen as heroin addicts flood the state's criminal justice system.
Ex-cop officer waives hearing in suitcase slaying
Ex-cop officer waives hearing in suitcase slaying
A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases is headed to trial after waiving his preliminary hearing in southern Wisconsin.
Convicted sex offender to be released to Rock Valley Community Programs
Convicted sex offender Kevin W. Spaulding, 49, will be released to the Rock Valley Community Programs on Tuesday, Aug. 19.