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Rockford police investigate east-side shooting

UPDATE: A man who showed up at a Rockford hospital told police he was in his car with three children near Hunter Avenue and Broadmoor Drive when a person in another vehicle opened fire. It is not known whether anyone else was injured; the…

Four men shot during argument

Staff Report ROCKFORD - An argument on Fourth of July turned violent Thursday night as for four were shot on Rockford's west side. Police say shortly after 10:00 p.m., Rockford officers responded to the 1100 block of Preston Street…

Rockford man dies in shooting

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A 24-year-old Rockford man was pronounced dead at a local hospital early Thursday after being shot on the city's east side. Officers were called to a home in the 3300 block of California Road at…

Suspect at large in fatal Rockford shooting

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - One man is dead and another wanted by police after a shooting in Rockford's near-east side Tuesday morning.  Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea said the department's ShotSpotter alarm was triggered at…

5 charged in drug investigation

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Five people have been charged after a monthslong drug investigation involving a residence in Rockford and Loves Park bar. According to police, authorities received complaints that 38-year-old…

Truck rams Rockford tobacco store

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department is investigating after a truck rammed into a Rockford business. Shortly before 5 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, officers responded to J & F Tobacco, 2410 S. Alpine Road, in…