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Madison police look for suspect in Kwik Trip robbery
MADISON, Wis. - Police are looking for a man who robbed a Kwik Trip on Madison's west side Tuesday night. According to a release, it happened around 11:40 p.m. at the Kwik Trip located at 3153 Maple Grove Drive. Police said the robber was wearing all black and a face mask at the time of the robber
Lured murder, stolen delivery car head notable crimes in Madison this week
Jennifer Lovick (right), who was blamed for connecting Ciara Philumalee with the man who shot her to death last year, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for her involvement in Philumalee’s murder.Dane County Circuit Judge William Hanrahan said that when Lovick, 35, of Madison, lured Philumal
School Report Cards: MPS Has 39 Failing Schools, 5 Top Performers
Milwaukee had three star performers this year, including two college preparatory schools. On the other hand, the oft-troubled district notched a staggering 39 failing schools - by far the largest category of schools among the five state rankings. That number is down from 45 failing schools a year ag
Robbers order victim to strip, police say
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Wisconsin company gives employees revolvers for Christmas
HORTONVILLE, Wis. (AP)- A Wisconsin company is giving employees revolvers for Christmas in what it says is an effort to promote personal safety and team building.Ben Wolfgram is co-owner of Hortonville-based BenShot. The company makes novelty glassware embedded with a bullet to make it look like it'
Man found sleeping in wrong house; taken to detox, Madison police say
"He found glass to the storm door had been broken and a burglar might be inside, so he didn't want to go in until police checked it out," said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.
Walker says he's not speaking out of 'decency'
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he hasn't spoken with the media since his election defeat out of "decency." Walker posted on Facebook Wednesday that "the decent thing to do is to let Governor-elect Tony Evers have his time to talk about his transition." Walker has posted messages on Twi
Court won't let man withdraw plea in gruesome homicide
Donald Rick told investigators he decided to rob the Bear Trap Inn in Saxon in March 2016 after he lost all his money at a casino in Lac Du Flambeau. After the bar closed, he tackled bartender Lisa Waldros, stabbed her and then burned down the bar with her body inside.
Robber punched clerk, customer in South Side store, Madison police say
The robbery happened at about 2:30 p.m. at Herbalife, 2444 Perry St., Madison police said.
Madison Rep. Sargent to reintroduce marijuana legislation
MADISON (WKOW) - Results from the midterm election show more than half of Wisconsin's population wants marijuana legalized. Returns from Milwaukee County show 70 percent of voters say the state's prohibition on marijuana should end and that its sales should be taxed. In Dane County, the margin was e
MPD: Man robs Madison gas station, gets away with cash
MADISON (WKOW) - A gas station on Madison's west side was robbed late Tuesday night, according to the Madison Police Department. Police said it happened at the Kwik Trip located in the 3100 block of Maple Grove Drive at about 11:40 p.m. The suspect entered the store and demanded money from an employ
Unsealed search warrant identifies possible suspect in WORT shooting as former employee
MADISON, Wis. - A search warrant obtained by News 3 on Tuesday identifies a former radio station employee as a possible suspect in the early-morning shooting that injured a man at a Madison radio station. Officials said a 33-year-old DJ at WORT-FM was injured and another person suffered a bullet gr
Wisconsin Assembly allowed to intervene in redistricting
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A panel of federal judges is allowing the Wisconsin Assembly to intervene in the lawsuit over the constitutionality of political boundaries drawn by Republicans. The judges said in the order issued late Tuesday that the recent election of Democrat Josh Kaul as Wisconsin attorn
Police: Robber hits two women while trying to rob Madison business
MADISON, Wis. - Madison police responded to reports of an armed robbery around 2:30 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. The 25-year-old clerk told police the robber entered Herbalife on Perry Street, ordered a shake and then reached for her wallet on the count. After a struggle, the robber hi
Madison city council removes body camera pilot program from budget
In September, the Common Council's Finance Committee put $104,000 into the capital budget to by 47 body cameras for the pilot program. The council voted to remove the funding on a 16-3 vote.
Madison business to appear on 'Shark Tank' Sunday
MADISON, Wis. - The Kombucha Shop, a Madison-based kombucha home brewing supply company, is set to appear on ABC's "Shark Tank" on Sunday. According to an Instagram post, Kate Field, the founder of The Kombucha Shop, flew to Los Angeles this past summer to pitch to the sharks. The Kombucha Shop was
Not-guilty plea entered for man accused in Madison homicide
MADISON, Wis. - One of the men accused in a deadly home invasion has pleaded not guilty to two charges relating to the death of a 33-year-old man, according to court records. The court entered a not-guilty plea for Gleen B. Shead Monday after he stood mute in court. Shead is facing charges for felo
Legislators approve Evers transition budget
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature's finance committee has approved Gov.-elect Tony Evers' transition budget.Evers has asked the state for $94,600 to cover salaries for seven positions, equipment, supplies, travel and legal services.State law requires the Joint Finance Committee to convene within
Photographer: Wisconsin boys' Nazi salute photo was innocent
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- The photographer who took a picture of boys from Baraboo High School giving what appears to be a Nazi salute says he simply asked the students to wave goodbye to their parents. Pete Gust told community journalism website Madison 365 that the pre-prom photo, which has been sha
Madison Police investigating shooting on east side, one woman transported to hospital
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Madison Police are investigating a shooting on the east side of Madison Sunday evening. According to Madison Police a 29-year-old woman was found with a single gunshot wound to the chest. She has being transported to the hospital. Her current status is unknown Police respond