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Construction on County G north of Beloit to begin Tuesday

Construction on County G, or Prairie Avenue, north of Beloit will begin Tuesday, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

According to the release, WisDOT and Rock County will reconstruct about 6 miles of County G from Huebbe Parkway north to WIS 11 West. They will also build a new roadway, County B, which will connect Inman Parkway to County S (Shopiere Road). In addition, an existing bridge north of Sunny Lane will be replaced.

Highway interchange reconstruction north of Beloit to begin Monday

Reconstruction north of Beloit on the I-39/90 and County S (Shopiere Road) interchange will begin Monday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

WisDOT said the project will improve safety, modify the ramps and lengthen the bridge over the interstate before the interstate expansion from the Illinois state line to the US 12/18 interchange near Madison.

Lane closures to start on White Avenue in Beloit Monday

Lane closures to start on White Avenue in Beloit Monday

Beloit drivers should expect lane closures on White Avenue between Harrison and Woodward avenues starting Monday, according to a release.

Road construction on White Avenue is expected to go from April 20 through June 10, officials said.

Through traffic will be allowed on the state highway route, but turns onto or from Park Avenue at the intersection will be subjected to periodic closures depending on daily work, according to the release.

Signs will be posted announcing daily closures, but officials encourage drivers to use alternate routes when possible.

Yellow Alert system could help track hit-and-run suspects faster

Yellow Alert system could help track hit-and-run suspects faster

A proposal would create an alert system like an Amber or Silver Alert for hit-and-run crashes.

One mother applauds the idea and wishes it had been around 14 years ago.

"I think every family needs that closure of that piece of it as soon as they can," Bonnie Stamm said.

But closure was delayed for Stamm and her family after her daughter Amiee was killed by a driver who hit her while she was jogging in 2001.

"I think back to when my daughter was killed and how long it took for anybody to find the person who did that," she said.

Under the potential bill proposed by Rep. Scott Krug, R-Nekoosa, a Yellow Alert would display the car make, model and license plate of the suspected driver in a hit-and-run crash if the person has been killed or seriously injured.

3 robbery suspects arrested following high-speed chase

3 robbery suspects arrested following high-speed chase

Janesville police said they have arrested three men on armed robbery charges following a high-speed chase early Wednesday.

The incident started just before 1 a.m. in the 500 block of South Jackson Street.

According to police, a man called police and said he was robbed at gunpoint by the three men, and was following the men near Lustig Park. Police said the three men raced away through the park when police tried to stop the vehicle.

Police said they successfully deployed stop sticks near the corner of Center Avenue and West Delevan Drive, but the car continued to go west on Delevan at speeds exceeding 100 mph until the driver crashed the car.

All three men fled on foot once the car crashed, according to police. One was immediately captured and arrested, but the other two were only captured after a search behind some homes in the 2000 block of East Delevan Drive.

Janesville under snow emergency Thursday

Janesville under snow emergency Thursday

Janesville officials said a snow emergency was in effect as of 6 p.m. Thursday. 

In a news release Wednesday morning, the Janesville Police Department said the snow emergency means all parked vehicles must be removed from city streets and public parking lots until snow plowing operations are complete.

Police said if residents are not able to park in a garage or driveway, parking in a designated snow emergency stall is available at several downtown municipal parking lots.

Janesville residents can get additional snow emergency information from the city's website, www.ci.janesville.wi.us, or by calling 755-SNOW.

To report problems or concerns, call the City Services Center at 755-3110.

Beloit PD to intensify traffic safety enforcement Friday, Saturday

The Beloit Police Department will intensify its traffic safety enforcement Friday and Saturday. Beloit Police Officers will be working under an Alcohol Saturation Grant, provided the State of WI, to combat drunken driving and increase safety belt use.

The Beloit Police Department along with WI Department of Transportation has identified the following roadways in the community as 'at-risk':

Liberty Ave. (Highway 81), Riverside Dr. (Highway 51), and Prairie Ave.