Author Archives: Eric Stone

Voters May Need To Register Again Before Next Election

Voters May Need To Register Again Before Next Election

More than 234,000 voters in Wisconsin would be made unable to vote unless they register again before the next election under a lawsuit filed by a conservative group. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty was filing the lawsuit Wednesday. It alleges that the Wisconsin Elections Commission broke the law when it decided to wait…Read more »

Dodge County Sheriff’s Office:  Road Conditions Factor In School Bus Accident

Dodge County Sheriff’s Office: Road Conditions Factor In School Bus Accident

Accident investigators with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office say a 16-year-old driver lost control on a snow-and-ice-covered road Tuesday morning before his vehicle slammed into a school bus.  None of the 10 Prairie View Elementary students or the driver of the bus were injured.  The name of the teenage driver from Beaver Dam hasn’t been released.  Deputies say…Read more »

Charges Filed Against 61-Year-Old Man Accused Of Throwing Battery Acid On Victim

Charges Filed Against 61-Year-Old Man Accused Of Throwing Battery Acid On Victim

Milwaukee police say surveillance video captured the crime when a 61-year-old suspect threw what was apparently battery acid on another man.  The confrontation happened outside a Milwaukee restaurant Friday night.  Authorities are considering charging Clifton Blackwell of a racially-motivated hate crime since he accused the victim of being in the country illegally.  The Wisconsin State Crime Lab is…Read more »

Suspect In Fatal Beloit Shooting Taken Into Custody

Suspect In Fatal Beloit Shooting Taken Into Custody

Beloit police say members of the community came forward with critical information which led to an arrest in the fatal shooting last week of 19-year-old Enrique Ramirez.  He was shot Wednesday and died early Thursday morning at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.  Thirty-year-old Chet A. Hummell was taken into custody in Rockford, Illinois Friday on a charge of…Read more »

14-Year-Old Charged With Making Terrorist Threats

14-Year-Old Charged With Making Terrorist Threats

A 14-year-old middle school student was being held at the Rock County Juvenile Detention Center in Janesville after admitting making threats on social media.  Officers responded to Marshall Middle School in Janesville Friday morning.  They were told the suspect posted a picture of a firearm along with the threat.  The firearm shown online was a fake, but the…Read more »

Mistrial Declared In Rock County Stabbing Homicide Case

Mistrial Declared In Rock County Stabbing Homicide Case

A new trial date will be set for 22-year-old Julian D. Collazo, the man accused of stabbing a woman to death while she sat on a toilet two years ago.  A Rock County Circuit Court judge declared a mistrial Thursday when he was told the jury couldn’t reach a verdict.  A bailiff told the judge jury members…Read more »

Adult Binge Drinking Costs Wisconsin $4B/Year

Adult Binge Drinking Costs Wisconsin $4B/Year

A study released Thursday by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows adult binge drinking costs the state an average of four-billion dollars-a-year.  About two-thirds of the cost can be blamed on lost productivity.  Researchers say their work shows every state resident pays for binge drinking.  The behavior led to about 79-thousand alcohol-related hospitalizations…Read more »

Dodge County Woman Found Guilty Of Harboring, Aiding Felon

Dodge County Woman Found Guilty Of Harboring, Aiding Felon

A 21-year-old Dodge County woman could spend up to 18 months in prison after being convicted on a charge of harboring and aiding a felon.  Prosecutors said Dakota Schlesner helped Nigel Schultz after he killed a Beaver Dam man.  Schultz entered a guilty plea in August to a charge of first-degree intentional homicide in the murder of…Read more »