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Woman strangled at home, man arrested, Madison police say

A woman getting robbed in her South Side apartment was strangled by one of the three robbers, with one man arrested afterward. Randy Bond, 33, Madison, was tentatively charged with armed robbery in the incident that happened at about 11:25 a.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of South Park Street, Madiso


Winter storm warning now includes Madison. Read how much we get and when it starts

The major winter snowstorm heading toward Wisconsin has prompted an expanded winter storm warning area to now include Madison. The National Weather Service upgraded the winter storm watch to winter storm warning late Friday morning, and pushed the potential snowfall total in the capital city up to 7


Burglary at Madison home, jewelry and cash reported missing

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A Madison resident reported a burglary at her home Wednesday tonight. Madison police said she found a side door frame broken at her home in the 4200 block of Milford Road.


Federal judge finds Wisconsin Republican lawmakers violated free speech rights with Twitter blocks

A federal judge ruled Friday that three Wisconsin state legislators violated the free speech rights of a liberal advocacy group when the lawmakers blocked the group from their respective Twitter feeds.


13-year-old girl with medical condition reported missing, police say

MADISON, Wis. - Officials are asking for the public's help in finding a teenager who has a medical condition. Madiosn police said Rashmila Modaff, 13, was last seen around 8 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 blcok of East Washington Avenue.


Court declares mistrial for man accused in Fitchburg homicide case

MADISON, Wis. - A mistrial was declared for one of the three men accused in the Fitchburg homicide that left a 20-year-old man dead, according to court records. Gary C. Mays was on trial Tuesday through Friday on charges including first-degree intentional homicide party to a crime, attempted armed r


Madison committee continues to craft policies guiding public street use events

New policies guiding street use events in Madison are continuing to form following a Thursday meeting of the Downtown Coordinating Committee. Over the course of a year, Madison approves hundreds of events that cause street closures, with many occurring on the geographically challenged isthmus. These


Traffic delays along Beltline after several crashes, no injuries reported

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Expect traffic delays along the Beltline Friday night after several vehicle crashes. Traffic delays are reported along the Beltline from Nakoma Road to West Broadway.


People evacuated after car crashed into house gas meter on Near East Side

A neighborhood on Madison's Near East Side was evacuated Thursday night after an alleged intoxicated driver crashed his car into a house, rupturing the natural gas line to the house.


Major snowstorm heading for southern Wisconsin. See how much may fall and when

The biggest snowstorm of winter is heading toward southern Wisconsin, so get ready for shoveling, snow blowing and tricky driving. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the southern tier of counties in Wisconsin, with up to 8 inches of snow possible before the snow ends Satu


Sheriff: 1 Dead After SUV Breaks Through Ice On Wisconsin Lake

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say one person has died after an SUV broke through the ice on a western Wisconsin lake. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says authorities received a 911 call shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday about a vehicle that had gone through the ice on Balsam Lake, abou


Winter storm to hit southern Wisconsin this afternoon and tonight

MADISON (WKOW) – A winter storm warning is now in effect from Friday evening until Saturday morning for Grant, and Crawford County. A winter storm warning is in effect for Lafayette, Green, Rock, and Walworth counties. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Dane, Iowa, and Jefferson counties.


$5.9M Megabucks ticket sold at Kwik Trip

MADISON, Wis. - A winning Megabucks ticket was sold at an eastern Wisconsin Kwik Trip, state lottery officials said Thursday. The Wisconsin Lottery said in a news release that Wednesday's Megabucks drawing produced the game's first win of 2019. The $5.9 million prize is the largest since 2015.


MPD: Woman's phone stolen during armed robbery

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- A Madison man was arrested after he held up a woman he knew inside her apartment on Thursday morning. Joel Despain, a spokesperson with the Madison Police Department, said it happened in the 2300 block of S. Park Street.


Photo: A frigid Madison from the air

MADISON (WKOW) — As Madison and southern Wisconsin prepares for the upcoming snowstorm, Matthew Hofeldt, owner and operator of Capital Flight, shared this photo with 27 News of the frigid Madison isthmus. Send your photos to connect@wkow.com.


District: Middleton teacher on leave during investigation into use of racial slur

MIDDLETON, Wis. - A Middleton teacher is on leave while the school district investigates an accusation that the teacher used a racial slur, officials said in a news release Friday.


Two Wisconsin women injured in snowmobile crash

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - On Friday, Marquette County Sheriffs were dispatched to a single snowmobile accident in Negaunee Township. The crash happened on Trail 14 approximately 5 miles east of County Rd. 510.


Madison brewery robbed second time

MADISON (WKOW) — Burglars hit a Madison brewery for the second time in two months. The owner of Rockhound Brewing Company says the business was robbed Wednesday night. Owner Nate Warnke says that happened despite new security measures they added after a burglary on December 2.


1 dead, 2 survive overdoses on Highway 151 in Dane County

YORK, Wis.(WMTV)-- A 59 year-old man died after overdosing behind the wheel of a pick-up truck on US Highway 151. The Dane County Sheriff's Office said two others were taken to Columbus Community Hospital after suffering an apparent opiate related overdose.


Avoid Getting a Parking Ticket Downtown in the Snow

MADISON (WKOW) – Thirty-two salt trucks and plows are on Madison roads cleaning up after Old Man Winter – but in order to do that, the Madison Streets Division needs your help.