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Middleton police look for suspect in attempted armed robbery at Arby's
MIDDLETON, Wis. - Middleton police are looking for the suspect who attempted to rob an Arby’s Monday night. According to a release, officers responded to an attempted armed robbery at 7:13 p.m. Monday at the Arby’s located at 8321 Murphy Drive.
Dane County K9s dress up for Christmas
DANE COUNTY (WKOW) — The Dane County K9 team is in the holiday spirit. They dressed up in their best Christmas attire to pose for a picture. The dogs were in sweaters and some even wore hats. The caption reads, “The K9’s are having an ugly sweater contest!”
Man arrested for 4th OWI after falling asleep behind wheel, trying to flee officers, police say
MADISON, Wis. - A 41-year-old Madison man is facing charges after police say he tried to escape officers while operating while intoxicated, according to a news release from police.
Wisconsin Christmas Grocery Stores Open: Sendik's, Festival, More
MILWAUKEE, WI -- Christmas is nearly here. The presents are wrapped, lights are twinkling and holiday cards are in the mail. Everything is set. Then you remember — Nanny developed a mysterious gluten allergy in her later years. Holiday rolls are off the table and, more important, so are your Christm
Madison man sentenced to 22 years for attempt on officer’s life
MADISON (WKOW) — A Madison man convicted of a 2016 ambush attack on a Madison police officer was sentenced today to 22 years in prison. Cornelius Britton, then 21, shot at an officer multiple times on the morning of Oct. 6, 2016. He fired at her while concealing himself behind the corner of an apart
Kringle Cream will continue but with new company
MIDDLETON — Regardless of who submits the highest bid for Death’s Door Spirits at a bankruptcy auction this week, one product won’t be a part of the sale. Kringle Cream, a rum that contains Wisconsin cream and mimics the popular breakfast pastry, was purchased in October by Margaret Ebeling, directo
Police arrest 18-year-old driver who rear-ended tow truck
TOWN OF MADISON, Wis. - An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection to a hit-and-run crash over the weekend, according to a news release from the Town of Madison Police Department.
DreamUp Wisconsin names three finalists to increase net income of 10,000 Dane County households
In May, the University of Wisconsin-Madison called on the community to tackle a massive goal: raise the net incomes of 10,000 Dane County families by 10 percent by 2020. After asking for fresh ideas, they’ve narrowed the proposals — all of which involve partnerships between the community and univers
2nd man sentenced in Culver's robbery heart attack death
MADISON, Wis. - The third man involved in an armed robbery of a Madison Culver’s restaurant that led to a bystander’s fatal heart attack was sentenced Monday. Xavier Fleming was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision.
Police seek information about Middleton attempted armed robbery
MIDDLETON (WKOW) — A man tried to rob a Middleton Arby’s and now police are asking for your help as they investigate. The Middleton Police Department said the suspect entered the restaurant on Murphy Drive at about 7:15 p.m. He jumped over the counter and showed a small, black handgun.
Second man in Culver's armed robbery heart attack death gets 15 years in prison
The second of two men whose late-night robbery of a Culver's restaurant led to the heart attack death of a man installing a floor there was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison.
Rio man charged with reckless homicide in overdose
A 29-year-old Rio man is accused of first-degree reckless homicide as a party to a crime related to a September 2017 drug overdose in the town of Wyocena. Dustin Michael Wangerin is scheduled for an initial appearance Jan. 23 in Columbia County Circuit Court on charges brought by the Wisconsin Attor
Teen faces multiple charges after crashing into tow truck on Beltline
TOWN OF MADISON (WKOW) — An 18-year-old driver faces multiple charges after crashing into a tow truck Sunday on the Beltline. Azad Sulieman faces possible charges of operating a motor vehicle in violation of the absolute sobriety law, operating a motor vehicle while suspended, failure to move over f
'There's a reason I'm here': Woman hit by man drunken driving twice in one night calls for change
MADISON, Wis. - A woman is using her tragedy to shed light on what she calls "lax" drunk driving laws. Jennifer Kilburn was hit by a drunken driver who had already been arrested earlier in the night. According to state law, drunken drivers charged for the first and second times are not required to s
Man arrested after his cellphone was found in fitness club bathroom
MADISON, Wis. - The Madison Police Department arrested 23-year-old Ethan E. Prien for invasion of privacy after his phone was found inside the bathroom at Anytime Fitness Tuesday.
Surveillance video on bar owner's phone leads police to burglary suspect
MADISON, Wis. - A man with a history of committing burglaries was arrested early Sunday morning after being caught on surveillance camera, according to a release from police. Fontaine D. Dillard, 32, of Madison, was arrested just before 6 a.m. at Pooley’s Spots Bar at 5442 High School Blvd., officia
Sun Prairie Girl Scout leader charged in child sex assault case released on bond
SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) — A Sun Prairie volunteer Girl Scout leader accused of multiple sex assaults of a child had a not guilty plea entered in his behalf today in Dane County Court.
Two injured in armed home invasion on South Side, Madison police say
Two men were injured Saturday night when two armed, masked men came into their home and demanded money. The home invasion and armed robbery happened at about 9 p.m. in the 600 block of South Shore Drive along Monona Bay, Madison poilce said.
Tow truck drivers urge drivers to slow down, move over after frightening incident caught on dash cam
MADISON, Wis. - Tow truck drivers spoke out on behalf of all highway workers to implore drivers to follow the law and move over if they see a car on the side of the road. The urge for safety comes after a scary incident involving a Finish Line Towing driver occurred over the weekend.
UPDATE: Green Cab to resume rides Monday after robbery concerns
UPDATE (WKOW) — Green Cab Madison said it will resume services on Monday morning after temporarily halting all rides after two of its drivers were robbed. In a Facebook post Sunday evening, the company said it would re-open Monday at 6 a.m. but there will be new hours for the week ahead.