Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

The storm known as a derecho lasted several hours as it tore from eastern Nebraska across Iowa and parts of Wisconsin and Illinois, had the wind speed of a major hurricane, and likely caused more widespread damage than a normal tornado.

Whitewater man, 32, wounded after officer-involved shooting in Walworth County

WALWORTH COUNTY -- A 32-year-old man from Whitewater was shot and wounded by officers early Monday morning, July 20 after he pointed a handgun at law enforcement officers, officials say.According to the Walworth County Sheriff's Office, on Sunday, July 19 at approximately 8:20 p.m. an Attempt to Locate (ATL) was broadcast by the City of Whitewater Police Department for a 32 year-old man from Whitewater.

Walworth County Sheriff: Delavan woman dead after violent collision in Town of Darien

TOWN OF DARIEN -- A 56-year-old Delavan woman is dead after a violent collision in the Town of Darien on Wednesday, Sept. 18.Officials with the Walworth County Sheriff's Office say around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday their office received a report of a traffic crash on Highway 11/14  in Darien.When deputies and other first responders arrived on the scene, they found two vehicles in a ditch on the south side of the road with severe damage.The preliminary investigation shows a 2005 Ford Freestyle SUV was westbound on Highway 11/14 when it made a left hand turn into the path of a 2018 Silver Ram 2500 Pickup -- which was eastbound.

Sheriff: Girls ages 14, 7, killed in crash involving SUV, semi on US Highway 12 in Whitewater

WHITEWATER -- A 14-year-old girl was killed in a crash involving a Ford Excursion and a semi hauling an empty tanker trailer on US Highway 12 at Walworth Avenue in Whitewater Thursday evening, Aug. 1.It happened around 7:30 p.m.Officials with the Walworth County Sheriff's Office said the Ford Excursion was found with extensive damage at the scene, along with a camper that was being pulled by the SUV.A preliminary investigation revealed the Peterbilt semi hauling an empty tanker trailer was headed southbound on US Highway 12, approaching the intersection with Walworth Avenue.The Ford Excursion pulling the camper trailer was northbound on US Highway 12 and made a left turn into the path of the semi.The semi struck the Ford Excursion in the rear passenger side.The driver of the semi, an Elkhorn man, 56, was not hurt.There were five people in the Ford Excursion, including the 14-year-old girl who was killed.