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Rockford man charged with murder in local woman’s death

ROCKFORD -- A Rockford man is jailed on several charges, including first-degree murder, in the death of a local woman. A 37-year-old Rockford man, Joseph G. Peppers, 37, is currently being held without bond. In addition to murder, he's…

Shooting victim dies, marks Rockford’s 27th homicide

ROCKFORD -- A 20-year-old man who was shot Saturday on the city's west side has died. Just before midnight, Oct. 31, Rockford officers responded to the Concord Commons housing complex in the 200 block of Cameron Avenue after receiving…

Police investigate Rockford’s 27th homicide of 2020

CORRECTION: The 33-year-old victim in the Oct. 22 fatal shooting on Chateau Lane is Rockford's 26th homicide of the year, not the 27th. The correction was made after it was learned that a 3-year-old boy who was fatally shot Oct. 15…

Local man accused of sexually exploiting child

ROCKFORD -- A local man is charged with sexual exploitation of a child. Winnebago County State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross said in a release Wednesday that allegations against Joseph Malone, 32, stem from an Aug. 24 report by the…

Rockford logs 23rd homicide of 2020

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Police Department is investigating the city's 23rd homicide of the year after a woman suffering from a gunshot wound died at a local hospital Thursday. At approximately 6 a.m., officers responded to a local…

Woman charged with murder in man’s stabbing death

ROCKFORD -- A Rockford woman is behind bars, accused of stabbing a man to death Wednesday night. Dameria Giwa-Finley, 24, is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery. Allegations against her stem from an incident…