Janesville

After deliberating less than two hours, a federal court jury in Madison, Wis., found Joseph Jakubowski guilty of stealing guns from a Janesville gun shop and transporting them illegally.

The Janesville resident faced two federal charges as the result of a burglary to Armageddon Supplies, where 18 firearms and two suppressors were stolen. Jakubowski also sent a threatening manifesto to President Donald Trump.

Primary Turnout High in Southern Wisconsin

Apr 6, 2016

County officials report high levels of voter turnout for Tuesday’s primaries.

Rock County reported levels of 62%, while Walworth county reported over 32%.   Polling places reported long lines, with some Janesville voters citing waits of 45 minutes or more. 

Yesterday’s election was also the first with high turnout to require a photo ID.  The Janesville Gazette reported that police had to confront a belligerent voter in Hedberg, but most people had no issue with the requirement. 

Jenna Dooley / WNIJ

Nancy Nienhuis was born in a farmhouse in rural Janesville, Wis. She's worked the land her whole life and plans to keep it in the family. She's proud of her family's agricultural legacy and wants others to take notice.