The 33-year-old father who reportedly kidnapped his daughter from Walworth County last December and was later arrested, has since been charged with killing his girlfriend and putting her body in a U-Haul storage unit.
If it goes the way some anticipate, DAS Fest USA could become a Walworth County Fairgrounds tradition.
Three motorcyclists have been killed so far this summer in Walworth County, with the two most recent following crashes Aug. 7 and July 17.
Racine resident faces several charges as a result of an accident that injured Walworth County deputy.
7/11/21 2:10 a.m.: While on foot patrol, officers were informed of a possible altercation occurring in the Cook St. parking lot. Upon making contact, officers took 24 year old Omar A. Bello, Sharon, into custody. Charges was referred up to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office for resisting/obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and possession of THC. He was subsequently confined in the Walworth County Jail on the above listed charges as well as a probation and parole hold.
7/08/21 10:24 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of N. Edwards Blvd. for a report of a disorderly female that was screaming and threatening customers. The officers took the woman, 19, who was homeless into custody. Charges were referred up to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office for disorderly conduct and bail jumping. The woman was subsequently confined in the Walworth County Jail on these charges.
The Darien Solar Energy Center is the ninth utility-scale solar project approved by the Public Service Commission, which has now authorized construction of nearly 1,650 megawatts of solar generation capacity.
ELKHORN — For the first time in its 171 year history, this year’s Walworth County Fair will sell beer and wine from Sept. 1-6. And patrons will be able to walk around with their drinks, with the exception of the barn and exhibit areas.
06/10/21 6:03 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Wells Street for a broken window complaint. Upon arrival, the officers made contact with two intoxicated subjects. One subject, 49 year old, Rebecca L. Sobotka admitted to breaking the window and had conditions of bond not to drink alcohol. Rebecca was taken into custody and charges were referred up to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office for criminal damage to property and felony bail jumping. Rebecca was subsequently confined in the Walworth County Jail on the aforementioned charges.
May 7 at 4:28 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of North Edwards Boulevard for a retail theft complaint. Upon arrival, the suspect, 32 year old Richard Kenneth Michael Fibish, Delavan, was taken into custody and charges have been referred up to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office for possession of methamphetamine and retail theft. Fibish was subsequently confined in the Walworth County Jail on these charges.
Many workplaces around the region and state are struggling to find workers. That is not debatable. What is being debated is the reason (or reasons) for the shortage and what can be done about it.
Ed Kamin, manager of Racine County Workforce Solutions, said you can’t blame the worker shortages on “just one factor.” It’s a combination of them, and untold countless others affecting each individual situation. Here's what our investigation has uncovered.
While more businesses reopen their doors and expand operations as the pandemic wanes, “Help Wanted” signs are cropping up like spring dandelions. Many employers say they are finding it more difficult than ever to find workers. We talked with employers, business leaders and politicians about what’s going on.
Rochester Fire Department Chief Jack Biermann said that "even bonfires and campfires aren't safe to have" right now. Caledonia Fire Department Interim Chief Jeff Henningfeld said he encourages locals to contact the fire department before starting a burn. "We advise against any type of open flame," Biermann said. "Even barbecue grills need to be closely watched." Henningfeld, speaking of the Wisconsin fire season, added that "this is a dangerous time each year."
It's an example of how much situations have changed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A suspect in numerous fraud investigations reportedly punched through an attic wall Monday while trying to evade Racine County law enforcement in Elkhorn.
Almost 400 teachers and school staff members in the area received their vaccine on Saturday at Ascension All Saints Hospital. "Everyone's been very happy," said Margaret Hennessy, pediatrics physician at All Saints who was there at the clinic. "It feels like the beginning of the end. Getting vaccinated is something you can do when you feel so helpless."
After observing sustained improvement in COVID-19 key indicators, the Walworth County Public Health Department has announced the county will be shifting into Phase 2 of the county’s phased reopening plan.
WALWORTH — Jonathan Van Duyn, the father of a 10-year-old girl who went missing from her home in the Village of Walworth for nearly three days, remains in custody in Illinois.
SOMERS — The Racine Fire Bells, Inc. have not had any fundraisers since the pandemic began last March. Its annual golf outing and other events…
After six years of negotiation and planning, a new recreational trail from Dover to Sturtevant could emerge soon, with the state announcing plans to purchase 120 acres of former railroad right-of-way. "We're ecstatic," an advocate said.
LAKE GENEVA – Police have identified the man who was found deceased in a lagoon off Wrigley Drive in downtown Lake Geneva as a 40-year-old man from Sharon, who had been reported missing earlier in the week. The cause remains under investigation.
Sale of historic Maxwell Mansion complete with new owners taking over the property.
An auto restoration shop in the 300 block of Freeman Street in Genoa City is a complete loss following a fire there on Dec. 23 that destroyed …