UPDATE -- The Rock County Coroner Reports that Bruce Hemmey was killed by blunt force trauma consistent with being hit by a hammer. BELOIT -- The Beloit neighborhood on Sunshine Lane is quiet again, but early Monday morning, it was a busy crime scene. "I was asleep. I had my air conditioning on so I didn't hear anything at all
SPRINGFIELD -- Prescriptions for high-power narcotic painkillers have doubled in the last decade, but a new study shows the same painkillers could themselves be a threat. Medical marijuana could be a safer alternative. The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2014/08/bachhubercompared death rates involving narcotic painkillers containing opioids, such as morphine and oxycontin, in states with and without medical marijuana.
ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato will travel to Springfield Thursday to insure one of the city's most notorious killers stays behind bars. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board will hold a hearing for Simon Peter Nelson on whether he should be granted parole. Nelson was convicted of killing his six children and the family dog with a knife
The First Warn Weatherisk will be Low for Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the upper 70's this afternoon with a mixture of sun and clouds. Tonight we cool down into the low 60's with the first half of the evening dry. More rain returns late tonight into tomorrow. For more on your forecast visit the First Warn Weather Blog
Machesney Park -Machesney Park voted down the opening of a gaming facility at a strip mall on the corner of Harlem and Scott Lane on Tuesday, after residents filed petitions against it. More than 80 residents signed the petition against a gaming facility in their quiet neighborhood. Gunnel Stewart, of Machesney Park, says "It was a lot of work but