Man sentenced for firearm possession as a felon

MADISON — A Beloit man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to three years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Kenneth Greene, 25, also is to serve three years of supervised release once his prison sentence in completed, according to John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. Greene pleaded guilty to this charge on Nov. 3, 2015.

Greene was charged with distributing crack cocaine on four occasions in December 2014, and possessing three different firearms from December 2014 to January 2015. Greene pleaded guilty to possessing one of the firearms – an AK-47 style weapon that he sold to an undercover officer on Dec. 18, 2015.

The charges against Greene were the result of an investigation conducted by G‑ROC, a task force formed through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Violent Crime Initiative. Its members include the FBI; Rock County Sheriff’s Office; Rock County District Attorney’s Office; Beloit Police Department; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Read More Local News

BIFF kicks off 10-day run

February 25, 2017 at 10:00 am | BELOIT — Movie buffs have descended on Beloit as the area welcomes the 12th annual Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF). Events are now officially underway, with this year’s festi...

Read More

Mediate to be featured golfer at Pro-Am

February 25, 2017 at 10:00 am | BELOIT — Rocco Mediate will be the featured golf pro at the 32nd annual Beloit Health System Foundation Pro-Am golf event at the Beloit Club. The Pro-Am event is scheduled for July 31 and fu...

Read More

Bootleggers severely damaged by fire

February 25, 2017 at 10:00 am | TOWN OF TURTLE — Bootleggers, a popular bar in Tiffany, was extensively damaged by a fire that was battled by several fire departments Friday. The fire at 5824 E. Creek Road was first reporte...

Read More

BDN earns 16 awards from WNA

February 25, 2017 at 10:00 am | MADISON, Wis. — The Beloit Daily News brought home 16 awards this week in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The recognition banquet was held Friday night ...

Read More