Author Archives: Angela Kelm

Raids in Rock County Result in Arrests

Raids in Rock County Result in Arrests

Beloit Police and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants on separate location in the Rock County area last night netting arrests of four individuals while confiscating cash, drugs and guns. Officials say the searches are part of investigations into cocaine and marijuana distribution in Rock County. The first raid occurred on West Grand…Read more »

Dane County Increasing Enforcement at ‘Hot Spot’

Dane County Increasing Enforcement at ‘Hot Spot’

If you travel in the Madison area at all be ware, the Dane County sheriff’s office will be focusing on a stretch of highway they’re calling a “hot spot” for crashes and traffic violations. It’s highway 30 between East Washington Avenue and the Interstate in Madison.The sheriff’s office says between 2015 and 2017, there were…Read more »

Brodhead Police Use Thermal Imaging to Catch Suspect

Brodhead police say they used a thermal imaging camera to nab a man they believe may be connected to a rash of thefts across Dane County, and are looking for another suspect. Police arrested 23-year-old Thomas S. Kusch, of Madison, Thursday morning after investigators say they used a thermal imaging camera to discover him and…Read more »

Police: Several Newborns Injured at Wisconsin Hospital

Police: Several Newborns Injured at Wisconsin Hospital

Police now say several newborns were injured in an intensive care unit at a Wisconsin hospital. Authorities earlier said there were “several unexplained injuries” in the newborn intensive care unit at Meriter Hospital in Madison. A police spokesman said Friday that the injuries involve “several” infants. He declined to say the exact number. The injuries have prompted…Read more »

Man Who Shot Two Dogs Ordered to Take Hunter Safety

Man Who Shot Two Dogs Ordered to Take Hunter Safety

A Dane County judge ordered an Evansville man who was charged with shooting two dogs to complete a hunter safety program. 35-year-old Kurt Rausch said he mistook the two dogs for coyotes, which he was hunting at night. The judge imposed and stayed a six-month jail sentence that Rausch will not have to serve if…Read more »

Dismissed UW-W Professor to Seek Judicial Review

Dismissed UW-W Professor to Seek Judicial Review

A tenured UW-Whitewater professor of art history who has recently been dismissed says he plans to seek a judicial review of the decision made by the UW-System Board of Regents. Chris Henige was hired in 2001 and received tenure in 2007 before being let go just eight days ago. According to reports, the request for…Read more »

Departments Respond to Gas Odor in Sullivan

Departments Respond to Gas Odor in Sullivan

According to a post on the Sullivan Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page last night, multiple agencies responded to reports of a natural gas odor in Sullivan. Another post around 8 p.m. indicated no source for the gas odor was found and first responders were cleared from the scene. WE Energies remained on site to continue…Read more »

Snow Emergencies Declared

Snow Emergencies Declared

With the National Weather Service issuing a Winter Storm Warning for much of the stateline area and Winter Weather Advisory for south-central Wisconsin beginning tonight, multiple communities have issued snow emergencies. Reminder to residents in communities under a snow emergency: Parking rules and regulations may change during the snow emergency. Visit your city website or…Read more »

Daily Union Attacker Sentenced to 40 Years

Daily Union Attacker Sentenced to 40 Years

The 24-year-old Fort Atkinson man found criminally responsible for an attack on a woman in the basement of the Daily Union building was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment in Jefferson County Court Wednesday afternoon, nearly two years after the attack occurred. Trevor Ahrens pleaded guilty but not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect…Read more »