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Police seek person responsible for starved dog

Beloit police are searching for the person responsible for letting a dog starve to death.

"That's an awful thing to do. I mean a dog is a man's best friend," a guest at the motel, Sandra Lawery, said.

Man's best friend left out in the cold. An adult pit bull was left inside of a metal cage and found in a field behind the Del Mae Motel in Beloit.

"That's an awful thing to do. I mean a dog is a man's best friend," said a guest at the motel, Sandra Lawery.

Lawery has been staying at the motel for the last week. While she said she did not see or hear anything suspicious, she is heartbroken that someone would leave a dog to die.

"Animal cruelty is a horrible thing, and especially to leave them in a cage defenseless like that," Lawery said. "That's just terrible."

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Officials: 2 kids in car at OWI arrest

A Janesville man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving with two children in the vehicle Friday night, officials said.

The Wisconsin State Patrol DeForest Post said it received a report of a vehicle driving erratically on Interstate 90 at mile post 155 at about 7:45 p.m.

State Patrol said a trooper stopped the vehicle and conducted a field sobriety test. Lamont Y. Williams, 37, was arrested on suspicion of first-offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence with passengers under the age of 16.

Officials said Williams was taken to Rock County Jail. The children were released to their mother.

Most municipalities set Halloween trick-or-treating hours

Most municipalities set Halloween trick-or-treating hours

When will the ghosts and goblins be out?

Find below a list of the trick or treating hours for communities in southern Wisconsin:

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Janesville judge to announce Supreme Court run

Rock County Circuit Judge Jim Daley plans to announce his candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday.

Daley's campaign sent notice of the news conference on Friday. Daley will be the first announced candidate for the seat currently held by Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, who is considered one of the court's more liberal members.

Bradley did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

The election is officially nonpartisan, but in recent years partisan interests have spent heavily to support candidates.

The primary is Feb. 17 and the general election is April 7.

Daley was appointed to the circuit court in 1989 by Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson. He previously served four years as Rock County district attorney.

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Beloit Memorial tops Madison Memorial, 2-1

Ricardo Ramos and Jose Gutierrez scored three minutes apart in the second half to give Beloit Memorial a 2-1 win over Madison Memorial in a WIAA Boys Soccer sectional semifinal Thursday afternoon at Reddan Soccer Park in Verona.

Ramos scored off a corner kick in the 63rd minute, then Gutierrez put home a rebound goal in the 66th minute to give Beloit a 2-0 lead.

Teon Fountain scored in the 82nd minute for Madison Memorial.

Beloit Memorial advances to the sectional final Saturday afternoon at 5 against the winner of the Madison West - Kettle Moraine match that will be played Thursady evening..

Officials: New technology may help 20-year-old cold case investigation

Investigators working on a cold case in Rock County may have a new lead after two decades thanks to some new technology.

A man died in the mid-90s, but officials still have not been able to identify him. The man was found near a creek in the town of Bradford, and investigators have not been able to determine his identity or even his age.

But 20 years later, detectives think they may be one step closer.

?This is one of the nuggets of this whole puzzle that may eventually help the whole puzzle come together,? Rock County Detective Warren Yoerger said.

John Doe?s remains were found in November 1995 by Turtle Creek. Investigators estimate his body had been there a year before they found him.

Beloit heroin dealer sentenced to federal prison

A Beloit heroin dealer was sentenced to federal prison Thursday, according to a release.

Jylon Turner, 21, was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison and a three-year term of supervised release for delivering heroin on April 2, officials said. Turner pleaded guilty to the charge on Aug. 6.

In April, an informant told Beloit police that Turner was selling heroin, according to a release. The informant agreed to work with the police and make a controlled purchase of heroin from Turner. The informant purchased 0.513 grams of heroin from Turner on April 2, and 0.769 grams of heroin on April 3.

The charge for the April 3 delivery was dismissed as part of a plea agreement, officials said.

Turner is classified as a career offender because he has a prior felony conviction for burglary and for possession of THC with intent to deliver, according to the release. Turner was 16 years old when he was convicted for the THC charge.