Author Archives: Jake Gerard

Neenah Man Arrested After Standoff And Threats To Shoot Officers

Neenah Man Arrested After Standoff And Threats To Shoot Officers

Neenah police have arrested a 33-year-old man who threatened to shoot officers while he was involved in a standoff that lasted several hours.  The incident started when Daniel J. Maher threatened another person in his home shortly before midnight Wednesday.  The intoxicated suspect barricaded himself in the home and told officers he was armed, threatening…Read more »

Janesville Police Search For Suspect Who Is Taunting Them On Social Media

Janesville Police Search For Suspect Who Is Taunting Them On Social Media

Janesville police are trying to track down a domestic violence suspect who has taunted them on social media.  Kody Finfrock posted “hahaha catch me if yuh can” on the department’s Facebook page Wednesday.  In addition to domestic violence, Finfrock is wanted for battery, criminal destruction of property and bail jumping.  Police it’s only a matter…Read more »

NW Wisconsin Man Sentenced To 20 Years On Homicide Conviction

NW Wisconsin Man Sentenced To 20 Years On Homicide Conviction

A 43-year-old northwestern Wisconsin man has been given a 20-year prison sentence after his conviction on first-degree reckless homicide charges.  Matthew Samuel Phillips Junior of Barnes learned his fate at a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Ashland County Circuit Court.  Investigators determined that Phillips had beaten a man to death last year for allegedly touching a…Read more »

Evers Wants To Borrow $70M To Deal With Groundwater Contamination

Evers Wants To Borrow $70M To Deal With Groundwater Contamination

Governor Tony Evers says a request to borrow 70-million dollars to deal with groundwater contamination will be included in his two-year budget plan.  Evers has promised to make clean water a priority.  Three-million would fund grants for Wisconsin farmers to build infrastructure to reduce water pollution.  There would also be grants for local governments trying…Read more »

Shopko Closing Nearly 140 More Stores

Shopko Closing Nearly 140 More Stores

The retail chain Shopko is closing more stores as it works to come back from a bankruptcy declaration.  The Ashwaubenon-based company announced it is closing another 139 stores this week.  Two-thirds of its retail locations will have been closed when the process is complete.  Shopko filed for bankruptcy protection last month, pointing to growing debt…Read more »

Ex-Governor Scott Walker Lands National Speaking Gig

Ex-Governor Scott Walker Lands National Speaking Gig

Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is joining a Virginia-based national speakers group.  Walker is expected to charge 15- to 25-thousand dollars a speech on topics including “the power of faith in times of crisis” and “insights on the current and future political landscape in America.”  The two-term Republican lost his bid for a third term…Read more »

Man Accused Of Killing Nurse Practitioner Subdued In Court By Stun Gun

Man Accused Of Killing Nurse Practitioner Subdued In Court By Stun Gun

Courtroom officers used a stun gun to subdue the 27-year-old man accused of killing nurse practitioner Carlie Beaudin.  Kenneth Freeman made his initial appearance in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Friday morning.  His attorney told the court Freeman isn’t competent to stand trial.  That’s when the defendant began yelling profanities.  Prosecutors say surveillance video shows Freeman…Read more »

Rock County Courthouse Guards May Carry Guns

Rock County Courthouse Guards May Carry Guns

Security guards at the Rock County Courthouse could begin carrying guns as part of a plan to improve safety at the Janesville public building.  More than 15-hundred people visit the courthouse each weekday.  Global Security Services made the proposal.  The change would cost Rock County 13-thousand dollars and the county board will make the final…Read more »