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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:

Oct. 31

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.

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.

Police seek help in case of starved dog

Police seek help in case of starved dog

Police are asking for the public's help concerning the death of a dog found Tuesday in Beloit.

The city of Beloit police said a dark brown male pit bull was found dead inside a metal animal cage behind the Del Mae Motel at 1850 Madison Road. The pit bull was found along the tree line.

Police said it appeared the dog had starved to death and was dead about two to three weeks before it was found.

In a request from the department seeking the public's help, police asked anyone with information that could be related to the incident to call 364-5876.

"This was a terrible way for this poor dog to die and we would like to hold the person responsible," the police department said in a post online.

Police said officers have talked to many people but are lacking leads in the case.

Janesville residents report natural gas smell throughout city

Janesville residents had a rude awakening Thursday morning. More than 70 calls into the Rock County 911 Communications Center reported a natural gas smell.

The smell wafted throughout the entire city, just before 8 a.m. It turns out just the odorant in natural gas spilled at an Alliant Energy substation.

The spill happened around 7:45 a.m. on County Road J and Highway 11, which is located just southeast of Janesville.

Janesville firefighters said no actual gas ever spilled and the odorant itself is not dangerous.

"It's an organic matter. It's actually in your body. Small amounts of it in your brain and blood. So there is no danger of smelling it. It's just a pungent smell that you have so that you know natural gas is leaking," said Ron Bomkamp, a shift commander for the Janesville Fire Department.