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Madison man sentenced for 3rd incident involving crack cocaine

MADISON, Wis. - A Madison man was sentenced Tuesday for the third time for an incident involving crack cocaine, according to a release. Joseph Thigpen, 41, was sentenced to 16 years and 9 months in prison for possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it, officials said. Thigpen plead

CHANNEL 3000 - 2017-09-20 17:33:10

Barn fire kills about 30 cows at farm that's home to record cow

BROOKLYN, Wis. - Firefighters spent hours putting out a barn fire Tuesday where at least 30 cows died. Brooklyn Assistant Fire Chief Leif Spilde said crews were called just before midnight to the Behnke Family farm, which is part of Rolling Hills Dairy Producers Cooperative. In 2016, one of the Behn

FOX47.COM - 2017-09-19 15:11:33

Report: Fatal plane crash during 'American Made' film blamed in part on Tom Cruise

The loved ones of two people who died during a plane crash while filming for "American Made" claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame for it. The Blast reports from court documents that the families of Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl believe the famous actor and director Doug Liman "contributed to the cir

FOX47.COM - 2017-09-20 14:22:27

Severe storms possible later Wednesday as September heat wave continues

Although the autumnal equinox is just two days away, south-central Wisconsin will see highs in the 80s peaking near 90 into early next week, according to forecasters. With the heat comes chances for showers and thunderstorms, with some possibly severe late Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather S

MADISON - 2017-09-20 11:15:00

Police investigate thefts from food carts on Madison's north side

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police are investigating thefts from food carts parked on the city's north side. Capt. Jay Lengfeld said a generator was stolen from a cart parked in the 1200 block of North Sherman Avenue sometime between Sept. 3-5. Lengfeld said police don't have a suspect.

CHANNEL 3000 - 2017-09-20 21:27:19

Madison job center in shuttered west side restaurant delayed by lack of bids

Griff's, a former burger joint located across the street from Elver Park on Madison's west side, is slated to become a job center. Originally scheduled to open in 2016, the project has stalled again due to a lack of bids to renovate the property. The job center at 1233 McKenna Blvd. will be called t

MADISON - 2017-09-20 20:00:00

Village begins plan for new housing area

The Waunakee Village Board Monday signed off on an application to amend its urban services area for a new neighborhood west of Hwy. Q just north of the Intermediate School. The amendment would allow for municipal sewer and water to be extended to the area for housing and will be reviewed next by the

HNGNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 21:33:00

UW student releases graphic video portraying officers being beheaded

MADISON, Wis. - A University of Wisconsin-Madison student released a controversial video portraying police officers being beheaded after they put an American flag noose around the neck of an African American man. Part of the First Wave scholarship program, Eneale Pickett, released the video to promo

CHANNEL 3000 - 2017-09-20 23:59:28

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). David Cruz Marrero watches the waves at Punta Santiago pier hours before the imminent impact of Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that threatens to hit the eastern region of the island with sustained winds of 165 miles per hour, i... (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Citizens rest whil

WKOW.COM - 2017-09-20 10:55:00

Federal trial for Joseph Jakubowski starts Monday

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)---Joseph Jakubowski appeared in federal court for his final hearing on Wednesday afternoon before he heads to trial. Attorneys for the government and defense ironed out details for the trial. The jury will be seeing and hearing Jakubowski's confession video rather than just rea

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-20 22:54:00

Suspected 7-Eleven shooter reportedly chokes deputy in elevator, raising jail safety conce

DANE COUNTY, Wis. - A Dane County homicide suspect is facing new charges after trying to strangle a deputy while in full restraints. It's raising questions again about the safety of the jail. Curtis Langlois, 37, allegedly told deputies he had nothing left to lose before the Monday night incident. "

FOX47.COM - 2017-09-20 22:30:29

Jewish community responds to ant-Semitic graffiti

MADISON, Wis. - When Johnathan Nichols thinks of his late friend, Clarence Kailin, he thinks of his activism. Kailin was a veteran of the Spanish Civil War and the driving force behind creating the Voluntarios Internacionales De La Libertad marker in James Madison park. The plaque has his name and d

FOX47.COM - 2017-09-20 22:18:57

Wisconsin couple plead not guilty in caged child case

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin woman and her boyfriend have pleaded not guilty to locking her 9-year-old granddaughter in a basement kennel. Forty-six-year-old Gail Lalonde and 48-year-old Dale Deavers entered their pleas Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court. Authorities say the girl was locke

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-20 21:49:00

Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

MIAMI (AP) -- Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died at the age of 95. His fiancee, Denise Baker, says LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting da

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-20 21:19:00

Opening date of new job center is delayed due to few bids

MADISON, Wis. - The opening date of a new job center on McKenna Boulevard has been delayed by three months because not enough contractors put bids in to renovate the site. The Park Edge Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center was originally scheduled to open in February 2018, but now it has been p

CHANNEL 3000 - 2017-09-20 20:47:58

Police still investigating Anthony Smith graffiti on Wis. memorial

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Police are trying to find whoever spray-painted a message calling for justice for a black man killed by a St. Louis police officer on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial outside the state Capitol. The state Department of Justice issued a news release Wednesday saying someone

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-20 20:47:00

The world is ending on September 23, according to a biblical prophecy

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- If you believe a biblical prophecy from Christian numerologist David Meade, then you only have a couple of days left on this earth. Meade says that the world is ending on Sept. 23. His proof? Bible verses which he interprets to match the Great American Eclip

FOX47.COM - 2017-09-20 20:08:39

Pet of the Week: Meet Paprika

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)---It's not your everyday pet, but this little gal is looking for her forever home. Marissa DeGroot of the Dane County Humane Society introduces to Paprika, a three-legged bearded dragon. Copyright 2017: WMTV

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-20 20:05:00

Beloit police warn teens against using toy guns during Homecoming week

BELOIT, Wis. - The Beloit Police Department issued a warning Wednesday morning after receiving several reports of teenagers shooting BB guns and paintball guns at cars and houses around town. Sgt. Ryan Flanagan said several windows have been broken, and neighbors on the west side of town have been r

FOX47.COM - 2017-09-20 19:41:56

Swastikas and "Trump Rules" found on plaque outside Madison synagogue

Dylan Brogan On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, swastikas were found spray painted in red on a stone monument outside of Gates of Heaven Synagogue, located in James Madison Park. The temple, one of the oldest in the country, is slated to host holiday services Wednes

ISTHMUS.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00