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Sex Offender Notification Meeting Scheduled In Town Of Albion

Sex Offender Notification Meeting Scheduled In Town Of Albion

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging citizens from the town of Albion to attend a community notification meeting regarding the release of Morris F. Clement.

Clement, 75, had a conviction in 1987 for two counts of first-degree sexual assault, authorities said. He has additional sexual assault convictions in which the victims were minor females, authorities said.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Albion Town Hall at 624 Albion Road in Edgerton.

Wisconsin Man Catches Illinois' Largest Walleye

It is official: A Wisconsin man now holds the record for the largest walleye ever caught in Illinois waters.

Dan Sallee of the state's Department of Natural Resources says he confirmed on Monday afternoon that Jim Zimmerman of Beloit now holds the record. Zimmerman caught the 15.08 pound walleye on Sunday in the Pecatonica River about 20 miles south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border.

The fish replaces in the record book a 14 pound, 12 ounce walleye that a 15-year-old northern Illinois high school freshman caught on the same river.

Nick Tassoni's catch on Jan. 7 broke a record that had stood since 1961.

More Than 13 Pounds Of Pot Seized From Milton Home

Two people were arrested after a police raid on a Milton home on Friday that uncovered 13.2 pounds of marijuana in what authorities are calling "a sophisticated marijuana growing operation."

Officials with the the Rock County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the marijuana at a street value of more than $20,000.

The Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit, the Milton Police Department and the FBI Safe Street Task Force conducted the drug investigation which took place at a home in the 600 block of Greenman St. on Friday, authorities said.

The search resulted in the arrest of Alan R. Kreger, 60, of Milton, and Emily S. Kreger, 31, also of Milton, on charges of manufacturing THC, possesion with intent to deliver THC, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Diversity Program Takes Strides In Janesville

The Janesville School District is making strides toward increasing diversity, and it is getting a boost from an alumnus who is the first to graduate from the Janesville Multicultural Teacher Opportunities Program.

Edison Middle School's newest teacher, is Daniel Jackson is a famaliar face in the Janesville area.

"This is where I started out, so I might as well give back to the community, as they gave to me," said Jackson, a Parker High School graduate.

Jackson is using his experience as a high school wrestler to help at-risk students.

"I'm also a coach, and coaching is an aspect of teaching, so I kind of wanted to apply that philosopy over to teaching in a classroom," said Jackson.

Superintendent Karen Schulte said the initiative was created in 2008 to make sure the faces leading the classroom more closely resemble the faces of their students.

Janesville Suicide Victim Sent Letter To Rep. Ryan In 2010

Janesville police said the department had made contact in 2010 with the man who committed suicide in the city's downtown Tuesday regarding a letter he had sent to U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

Tuesday's incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. in front of Ryan's office on S. Main St.

Police responded to a report of a shooting in a vestibule at Old Towne Mall, which is where Ryan's office is located.

Janesville police said the 42-year-old man apparently shot himself. He was transported to Mercy Hospital, where he later died.

Police said on Wednesday that Mark Kromrey had written a letter in 2010 to Ryan indicating that he might commit suicide in the area of his office. As a result, police were notified and assistance was offered to Kromrey, police said.

Janesville Police Investigate Shooting

Janesville police said they are investigating a shooting on Tuesday.

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at a vestibule near U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's office building on S. Main St. in downtown Janesville.

Ryan is safe and in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. There's no indication that the shooting is connected to Ryan's office.

Stay tuned to WISC-TV and Channel 3000 for continuing coverage.

Crews Respond To House Fire In Town Of Beloit

Crews Respond To House Fire In Town Of Beloit

The Town of Beloit Fire Department was called to a home early Thursday evening after reports of flames coming from the roof.

Fire officials said the flames were coming from near the fireplace and attic area of the home at 4911 W. Pann Road. Firefighters had to cut multiple holes in the roof and remove the ceiling in the living room to extinguish the flames, officials said.

The fire was contained to the area around the fireplace and attic area, and there was structural and water damage to the living room, fire officials said. Damages are estimated at about $35,000 to the structure and about $5,000 to the contents inside the home.

The homeowner and her son are staying with family, because the home is not habitable, fire officials said. They said the home is fully insured.

The Town of Turtle, South Beloit and Orfordville fire departments provided mutual aid.