Author Archives: Eric Stone

Madison Police Vote No Confidence For City’s Mayor

Madison Police Vote No Confidence For City’s Mayor

The Madison professional police officer’s association said they approved a declaration of no confidence in the leadership of Mayor Satya Rhode-Conway. The board of directors for the MPPOA say it was a resolute vote with over 95% of the association’s voting membership returning a vote of ‘no confidence.’ Back in March of 2019, the MPPOA…Read more »

2 Men Drown In Rock County Pond

2 Men Drown In Rock County Pond

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office reports two men have died after they were pulled out of a pond Saturday.  Their names haven’t been released, but the victims were 22 and 23 years old.  They had been swimming in that pond when they went under.  Rescuers got them out and they were taken to a hospital…Read more »

Funeral Announcement – Edward “Big Ed” F. Owen Sr.

Funeral Announcement – Edward “Big Ed” F. Owen Sr.

EDWARD “BIG ED” F. OWEN SR. passed away peacefully on Sunday July 19, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on March 16, 1940 in Milwaukee to Edward A. and Irene (Skonieczny) Owen.  Big Ed graduated from Jefferson High School in 1958.  He then attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison before…Read more »

Accused Arsonist Bound Over For Trial In Rock County

Accused Arsonist Bound Over For Trial In Rock County

A 30-year-old Fort Atkinson man has been bound over for trial in Rock County Circuit Court.  Jacob Piper faces five counts of attempted first-degree homicide and one count of arson.  Piper is accused of setting a Janesville duplex on fire last May while five people were inside.  A woman in one of the units had…Read more »

Washington NFL team dropping ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

Washington NFL team dropping ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

The Washington NFL team is shedding the “Redskins” name effective immediately. The change comes less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder launched an organizational review amid pressure from sponsors to make a change. A new name for one of football’s oldest franchises must still be selected and it’s unclear how soon that will happen.…Read more »

Madison Activist Indicted By Federal Grand Jury On Extortion Charges

Madison Activist Indicted By Federal Grand Jury On Extortion Charges

A Madison activist has been indicted by a federal grand jury on extortion charges.  Devonere Johnson was accused of threatening two State Street businesses with destruction if they didn’t hand over free food, drinks and money.  Johnson could be sentenced up to 40 years in federal prison on a conviction.  Federal prosecutors say he told…Read more »