• A young Rockford man has died in a Rock County car crash. 20-year-old Christopher Huggins, who was the passenger, died at the scene. The driver, 19-year-old Devon Hurd, was taken to a nearby hospital and released. The single vehicle crash happened early Sunday morning on South Hopkins Road in Avon, WI. Officials say the car slid on the gravel and left the roadway, striking a grove of trees before ending up in the middle of the street. Both men were wearing seatbelts. Police are still investigating the incident.
  • Beloit police say a woman has died after being hit and killed by a man fleeing officers. Authorities say officers went to a home last night on an unwanted person complaint, where they found 47-year-old Sheila Rosenbaum and a 40-year-old man. Officers attempted to arrest the man, but he allegedly jumped in a vehicle and struck Rosenbaum. Police later apprehended the man.
  • A child had to be airlifted after an ATV crash. Police say two boys, ages 12 and 14 were operating an ATV in rural Stockton at a private residence in the 9000 block of East Willow Road. It then overturned, ejecting both boys as a result. The 12-year-old had to be airlifted to a Rockford hospital, while the 14-year-old was transported by ground to a nearby hospital.
  • There was a house fire on Rockford’s east side. It happened Sunday afternoon in the 1300 block of 30th Street. It took emergency crews about 30 minutes to get control of the fire. The residents weren’t home at the time as the house was undergoing renovation work. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • The body that was found in the Rock River in Janesville has been identified. Police say the victim is 75-year-old Mary Coulthard. She died as a result of drowning. Coulthard was discovered by a 15-year-old boy who was fishing. Officials are continuing to investigate.
  • The nuclear plant in Byron will be releasing its emergency plans to people who live in the area. More than 21,000 brochures will be mailed out by Exelon to anyone within 10 miles of the facility. They will include evacuation routes, a list of emergency broadcast systems and information about reception centers. It also includes a card to be completed and returned for those who may require special transportation accommodations or other needs. Federal law requires nuclear energy companies to develop emergency plans.
  • Chrysler is reporting a $690 million loss in the 1st quarter of 2014. The loss came because of $1.2 billion in charges related to the buyout of the minority stake in the company held by the United Auto Workers. Chrysler is now fully owned by Fiat as a result. Excluding the charge, Chrysler had a net income of $486 million, which is up $166 million from the same quarter in 2013.
  • Chicago-based Hillshire Brands is branching out beyond meat products in a deal valued at $4.2 billion. The maker of Hillshire Farm lunch meats, Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park franks is buying Pinnacle Foods, which makes Birds Eye frozen vegetables, Duncan Hines cake mixes and Hungry-Man frozen dinners.