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Police: Man On Heroin Found Unconscious In Car At Crosswalk

Madison police said a man under the influence of heroin was found unconscious and slumped over the wheel of his car that was stopped in a crosswalk on the city's north side Saturday.

Madison police said Anthony J. Harried, 25, of Evansville, was arrested on suspicion of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

Police said Harried was found in a Nissan Maxima that was running and stopped in the crosswalk of Mac Pherson Street at North Sherman Avenue about 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Nissan's right turn signal was on, and other vehicles were driving around it, police said.

A 32-year-old Madison physician was on his bicycle and stopped to investigate. He found the car's driver unconscious, slumped over the wheel, police said.

The concerned doctor turned off the car and made sure the driver was breathing as paramedics arrived.

Southern Wisconsin AirFEST Takes To The Sky

The 10th annual Southern Wisconsin AirFEST is about to take off this weekend.

The air show is being held for the first time in the fall, from Sept. 9 through Sept. 11, at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport on Highway 51, between Beloit and Janesville.

The performances include well-known aerobatic pilots, including Gene Soucy, Skip Stewart and Susan Dacy with Big Red, as well as ground performances by the Super Shockwave Jet Truck.

Other events will allow those attending to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

"We just think it's important to pay tribute to the first responders that we rely on so often and so much to help us out," said Tom Morgan, the founder of Southern Wisconsin AirFEST.

The event schedule also includes demonstrations by the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demo Team and the Lima Lima Flight Team, which features six U.S. Navy T-34 Mentors.

Janesville Fire Causes $50,000 Damage

A fire on Janesville's west side caused $50,000 damage late Thursday night, and fire officials are trying to find the cause.

The incident happened in the 400 block of South High Street about 1145 p.m. on Thursday.

Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the first and second floors. Crews found a fire that started on the first floor and had gotten to the second floor via the interior walls.

The home was unoccupied at the time. The building had been occupied by a tenant, but the tenant moved out last week.

12-Year-Veteran Of Janesville Police Department Promoted

12-Year-Veteran Of Janesville Police Department Promoted

The Janesville Police and Fire Commission has approved the promotion of Michael J. Blaser, Jr. to sergeant. Blaser, a twelve-year veteran of the Janesville Police Department, holds a bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  

Officials said Blaser is a proven leader and has assisted the department on various special operations assignments including the Narcotics Enforcement Taskforce and the Street Crimes Unit. 

Blaser is currently a field training officer, SWAT team member, instructor and lead coordinator/investigator for the department's Gang Unit.

Car Hits 11-Year-Old Janesville Boy

 Car Hits 11-Year-Old Janesville Boy

An 11-year-old boy was hurt after being hit by a car in Janesville on Wednesday, police said. The incident happened at around 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday at the intersection of Kellogg Avenue and Terrace Street. Police said the boy darted into traffic when he was hit.

The boy was taken to Mercy Hospital in Janesville and later taken by Med Flight helicopter to University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Details of his condition haven't been released. He suffered severe injuries, police said.

Janesville Broadcaster Signs Off After 47 Years

Legendary Janesville broadcaster Bob Dailey delivered his final show Wednesday on WCLO-AM after 47 years on the air.

He said it wasn't easy to say goodbye.

"From day one, I just fell in love with the business of broadcasting," Dailey said.

His co workers gave him a sendoff after a distinguished career that started in 1964 on the night shift.

"I was on the air, from 6 until midnight, playing the tunes. I wanted to do well; I wanted to perform and this was an opportunity for me to do just that," Dailey said.

He went on to become a talk show host. He described the 9/11 terrorist attacks as one of the most surreal moments of his career.

"As we saw all of this develop with the planes crashing in, then the pentagon, what happened in Pennsylvania -- that I recall as enormously vivid in my mind. I'll never forget that particular day on the air," he said.

In addition to his on-air duties, he spent 41 years as the head of the broadcast division of Bliss Communications.

Former City Of Beloit Worker Charged With Theft

A former city of Beloit employee has been charged in federal court with theft of government property.

The indictment alleges Timothy L. Kosier, 45, of Beloit, while employed as a maintenance supervisor for the City of Beloit's Water Resources Department, stole at least $5,000 worth of city property from January 2009 through June 2011.

The FBI arrested Kosier at a vacation rental home in Hawaii on Aug. 23. He appeared at a detention hearing in federal court in Hawaii on Aug. 26 and was ordered detained.

He will be returned to Wisconsin to appear in federal court in Madison. A date for this initial appearance in Madison has not been set.

If convicted, Kosier faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.

The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Beloit Police Department and the FBI.