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Some say student clinic keeps parents in dark about controversial care

There's growing concern for some in Beloit over the high school's health clinic helping students gain access to controversial care without parental consent.

High school is a time when most students worry about cramming for the latest test and the school dance.

But community members fear if students at Beloit Memorial High School face more serious problems related to their health, the school clinic's new medical provider would keep parents in the dark.

"When you bring an organization like this into the school, the child trusts these people and that's going to be the person that helps them through this problem," former school board member Pam Charles said.

BMHS has provided a health care clinic for students over the past three years, but it's this year's change of medical provider that's raising concerns for parents and community members.

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Police ID man shot in face blocks from Beloit high school

A Beloit man was shot in the face Saturday night, according to police.

Beloit police Sgt. Mark Franseen said the shooting at Bluff and Middle streets was reported just after 9:30 p.m. Investigators believe the shooting happened in the 200 block of Middle Street.

The shooting happened three blocks from Beloit Memorial High School, where the school's homecoming dance was scheduled from 7-11 p.m.

Thomas Freese, 27, was shot in the face, but the circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation, officials said.

Freese was transported to Mercy Hospital in Janesville, but has since been moved the UW Hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials said. There were no other injuries reported at the incident.

No one is in custody related to the incident, Franseen said.

Crossing guard struck by car

A crossing guard was struck by a car in Janesville on Friday morning.

Janesville police said the driver was driving east on Racine Street toward Craig High School and struck the crossing guard, Maria Mumbler, near St. John Vianney church at 7:37 a.m. She said she didn?t see the woman because the sun was in her eyes.

Police said they're trying to determine if speed was a factor.

Mumbler, who's in her 60s, was taken to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center. Her condition is not known, but she was conscious and alert when police arrived. Police said her head struck the windshield.

The block of Racine Street near the church was closed during the investigation.

Police: Teens nabbed for liquor store burglary

Tips helped police arrested two Janesville teens in connection to the burglary of a liquor store.

Janesville police said the Liquor Cabinet was burglarized on Sept. 15, and video of the crime was released.

Brittany Kindelsperger, 17, was interviewed arrested on suspicion of party to the crime of burglary, party to the crime of theft and criminal damage to property. Tyrone Z. Gibson, 16, who has been previously waived to adult court was arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft, party to the crime of criminal damage to property and felony bail jumping. He was already in custody for prior burglaries.

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Edgewood stops Milton, 4-1

Edgewood scored four unanswered goals to defeat Milton, 4-1 in a Badger South Conference boys soccer game at Reddan Soccer Complex in Verona Thursday night.

Milton scored first on Sean Grote's goal in the 33rd minute.

Just before halftime, Edgewood's Kyle McIvor scored to tie it at intermission 1-1.

In the second half, the Crusaders scored three times.

Emilio Tinero-Meyer, Justin Dragoo and Jacob Graham got the goals for Edgewood.

Police: 7th OWI suspect created disturbance when dog ran off

A Janesville man who created a disturbance at a bar when his dog ran off was also arrested on suspicion of seventh-offense operating while intoxicated, according to a release from Janesville police.

Officers were called to Zoxx 411 Club at 411 W. State St. at 11:27 p.m. Thursday for a disturbance. Police said Dustin D. Oconnor, 32, started a disturbance in the bar with patrons and staff after his dog ran off.

Oconnor was in the process of leaving when police arrived and smelled intoxicants on him, noticed slurred speech and that he was unsteady on his feet, according to the release.

Oconnor refused field sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of seventh-offense OWI, possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct. Results of a blood test are pending.

Man displays handgun during domestic incident, police say

A Janesville man displayed a loaded handgun during a domestic incident early Friday morning, according to a release from Janesville police.

Officers were called to 202 S. Academy St. at 12:17 for a report of an armed man. Police said Kevin V. Moore, 27, displayed a loaded handgun in a threatening manner during an argument with a woman he was living with.

The woman was not injured.

Moore was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct/domestic violence while armed.