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Four teens in custody for Lake Geneva home invasion

LAKE GENEVA — Four teenage boys are in custody, accused in a home invasion in Lake Geneva on Tuesday, November 6th.

Police say two adults were tied up when the boys who invaded their home on Marshall St. around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Authorities say one of the adults was able to flee with two small children and call 911 from a nearby gas station Tuesday night. The second adult was found in the home and was still restrained.

The boys, ages 13 to 16, were arrested and turned over the Walworth County juvenile authorities. 

Investigators believe this is an isolated incident — and those responsible are in custody.

One dead, one arrested after Jefferson motel shooting

CITY OF JEFFERSON (AP) — Police arrested a man after a fatal shooting at a motel in the City of Jefferson.

Police were called around 5:15 a.m. Monday, November 5th to the shooting at the Hilltop Motel. Officers found a female victim dead at the scene.

Police arrested a man in his 20s about two hours later. He offered no resistance.

Authorities said they have no evidence any other suspects were involved.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday, and the victim’s name will be released after her family is notified.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this story.

FOX6 Investigators: New device helps cops track criminals (as well as the innocent)

MILWAUKEE — Police say it’s the greatest thing to come along since fingerprints and DNA.  In a matter of years, there could be a license plate reader mounted on every squad car in the country. The new technology is helping cops spot criminals without even looking, but use of this technology has privacy advocates worried.

Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology is changing the way police find cars connected to crime, but along the way, it’s helping them compile a lot of information about people who aren’t doing anything wrong.

Take Kate Krause, for example.  She’s never been convicted of a crime. In fact, she’s never even been suspected of one. Still, Greenfield police know exactly where she was on July 17th at 6:38 p.m.

Generac officials say “dozens of truck loads” of generators sent out east

WHITEWATER — Generators from southeastern Wisconsin’s Generac Power Systems continue to be in high demand on the East Coast following Hurricane Sandy. Many in Sandy’s path remain without power since the storm made landfall Monday, October 29th — and this has the Wisconsin company working around the clock to help those in need.

Art Aiello says at Generac’s Whitewater distribution center, the company is operating three shifts in an effort to keep up with the increased demand for stand-by generators.

Former UW-Whitewater football star faces felony drug charges


Levell Coppage

WALWORTH CO. — Former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater running back Levell Coppage now faces multiple felony drug charges.

The charges include manufacture and deliver THC, possession of THC, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Coppage waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, October 30th. On the same date, the judge hearing the case against Coppage bound him over for trial.

Coppage holds the UW-Whitewater records for most rushing yards, touchdowns, and touchdowns in a season.

One man’s collection of Packers memorabilia auctioned off

WALWORTH CO. — Imagine amassing thousands of dollars of Green Bay Packers memorabilia — the really treasured stuff — and then having it taken away from you. It’s happened to one Walworth County man. Now, his loss could be your gain.

From autographed jerseys and Lambeau Field models, to a rocking horse and official footballs from Super Bowls 31 and 32 — these items and more (130 in all) will be auctioned off on Thursday, November 1st beginning at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn on Tower Place in Pewaukee.

The merchandise came from Christopher York of Walworth County to help settle a tax debt of about $320,000.

Whitewater man jailed in domestic disturbance

WHITEWATER (AP) — A Whitewater man is facing attempted homicide, false imprisonment and other felony charges after a domestic disturbance that ended with a chase and arrest at gunpoint.

Rock County sheriff’s officials say three people were hurt in the domestic incident, including two who were seriously injured. Authorities got a call Monday afternoon saying a child had been cut in a disturbance involving a man and several other family members. Two victims fled the home and were taken to Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital.

Deputies say the man fled the scene with two juveniles in his vehicle. Police caught up with him near Beloit and a chase began. Officers forced the car to stop and arrested the man at gunpoint

Authorities have not said where the juveniles were the man’s children.