BELOIT -- Lori Curtis Luther describes her first seven months as Beloit’s city manager as "uniquely challenging."
Just this week, she's helped calm a grieving city following the shooting death of 5-year-old Austin Ramos Jr.
That follows months-long maneuvering to remove the police chief, and next up is a tough city budget.
JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- A portion of a building that sat vacant for almost 50 years could now play a part in the revitalization of downtown Janesville.
Britten Langfoss of Certified Parts Corp. recently opened The Venue on the second and third floors of 34 and 38 S. Main St. An expanded Voigt Music Center occupies the first floor.
UPDATE -- Jan. 29, 2016. Beloit police today announced the arrest of Hugo Martinez, 18, in connection with the shooting death Jan. 22, 2016 of 5-year-old Austin Ramos Jr.
Martinez had been identified as a fourth person of interest in Ramos Jr.'s death.
Eric Salazar-Mota and Sergio Ortiz-Raygoza are currently are wanted and police say the face charges of homicide party to a crime.
A fourth man, Isaac W. Torres, was picked up by authorities in McHenry County, Illinois on an unrelated warrant of substantial battery. He is being returned to Rock County.
BELOIT -- A 24-year-old Beloit man has been detained as a 'person of interest' in connection with the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy Jan. 22, 2016 in Beloit, Interim Police Chief David Zibolski announced at a news conference a short time ago.
BELOIT -- While police continued their search last week for the killer of a 5-year-old town of Beloit boy, the community grappled with the shocking and senseless killing.
Austin Ramos Jr. was shot and killed about 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 near the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Shopiere Road in Beloit, according to interim Police Chief Dave Zibolski.
A gunman pulled alongside the car Austin's father was driving and opened fire, striking Austin in the abdomen while he sat strapped into his car seat.