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Police say 'jig was up' for 3 Madison burglars after pair of walkie-talkies leads to arrests

MADISON, Wis. - Police said the "jig was up" for three Madison burglars Wednesday night after a pair of walkie-talkies led to multiple arrests. Patrol officers responded to a burglar alarm at a construction site in the 4700 block of Creekwood Lane around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. The address was for a m


Armed men demanding drugs point handgun at 66-year-old woman's head, police say

MADISON, Wis. - Two armed men who went into a Madison apartment Wednesday night demanding drugs may have targeted the wrong apartment, according to investigators. The two men entered through an unlocked door of an apartment in the 1100 block of Petra Place just before 9 p.m., and asked where the coc


Madison police release video image of check cashing store robbery

Madison police have released a surveillance video image of a man believed to be connected to an armed robbery of a South Side check cashing store Wednesday morning. The PLS store, 1907 S. Park St., was robbed at about 6:40 a.m.


Gov. Evers: Wisconsin will join lawsuit challenging border declaration if it ‘makes a difference’

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers says Wisconsin will join a multistate lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall if doing so “makes a difference.” The Democratic Evers told reporters Wednesday that he was discussing Wisconsin’s potential involve


Kwik Trip to sell fuel made from Dane Co. trash

VERONA (WKOW) – Kwik Trip is buying into the saying one’s trash is another’s treasure. The gas station will soon start selling fuel made from Dane County Landfill trash. County officials announced the partnership today at a Kwik Trip station in Verona.


Madison man arrested on alleged child pornography charges

A Madison man was arrested Wednesday on charges of allegedly possessing child pornography. Jeremy Schenck, 23, was arrested by officers on the Madison Police Department's special victims unit, with assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.


Assembly speaker gives governor's marijuana plan low odds

MADISON, Wis. - Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is giving Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to legalize medical marijuana just a 10 percent chance of winning approval in the GOP-controlled Legislature.


Governor Evers to propose increasing Wisconsin’s minimum wage

Wisconsin (WAOW) — Governor Evers is expected to propose a minimum wage increase in his first state budget. The current minimum wage in Wisconsin is $7.25, and hasn’t increased since 2010.


Why you shouldn't wait to get your car washed, even if it's going to snow again

MADISON, Wis. - You might have a hard time remembering the last time you got your car washed since we've been hit with storm after storm this winter. But with all of the salt on the roads that comes with those storms, it should be toward the top of your to-do list.


Supervisor Mary Kolar third Dane County Board member to accept state government appointment

After accepting a cabinet position from Gov. Tony Evers, Supervisor Mary Kolar will be stepping down from the Dane County Board. Evers appointed Kolar, a retired Navy captain, to serve as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Kolar has represented District 1 on the board since 2


Pair charged in federal court for robberies in Madison, Monona and Windsor

A Monona man and woman who were arrested last month for several armed robberies in the Madison area were indicted Wednesday on federal armed robbery and firearms charges. Aaron R. Stanley, 34, and Marjory T. Dingwall, 39, who were both previously charged for the crimes in Dane County Circuit Court,


Cardinal-Hickory Creek meetings rescheduled, comment deadline extended after government shutdown

A series of public meetings on a controversial southwest Wisconsin power line proposal has been rescheduled and the deadline for comments extended as a result of the recent federal government shutdown.


Guy in Wisconsin Drove Off From Kwik Trip Without Paying For Gas 23 Times

This guy claimed he had a "layaway agreement" Kwik Trip, but that's definitely not the case. In Manitowoc, Wisconsin a man was arrested for repeatedly driving off without paying for gas. According to WLUK news, Karl Kinyon had driven off from the same chain of gas stores 23 times, but he said he eve


Snow emergency canceled in Madison, big storm coming this weekend

The snow emergency that was supposed to be in effect until 7 a.m. Friday in Madison has been canceled. The Streets Division staff looked at road conditions in the city Thursday morning, and decided a second night of the snow emergency was not necessary.


Madison teacher put on leave after student says he pushed her and ripped out her braids

MADISON, Wis. - Madison Metropolitan School District has put one of their teachers on leave after a student said he pushed her and tore out three of her braids last Wednesday. The student’s mother, Mikiea Price, said her daughter has been unable to return to school because she is traumatized.


Sachtjen captures pair of medals at Division 1 state meet

Lodi athlete Desmon Sachtjen wrapped up his prolific prep career with another great showing at the WIAA Division 1 state meet. The senior came away with a pair of medals last Saturday at the UW Natatorium in Madison.


Wild weather weekend ahead for southern Wisconsin

After a pleasant day across southern Wisconsin on Friday, the weather this weekend will take a messy turn as a powerful low pressure system sets Wisconsin in its sights. Freezing rain, possibly mixed with light snow and sleet, is expected to spread into the area late Friday night. Light freezing rai


Man charged with five felonies for Langdon Street stranger attack

A man who was arrested earlier this month for an apparently random attack on a woman as she walked alone on Langdon Street told police that he punched the woman, but claimed it was because she had said something "derogatory" to him, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.


Calm before the next storm. Freezing rain coming, see where and when

Snow-weary Wisconsin residents have two days to recover before the next round of winter weather hits the Badger State. Thursday and Friday could be two of the nicest days we've seen in February, with sunshine and highs of 28 and 34 respectively, but that all changes for the weekend.


Paul Soglin, Satya Rhodes-Conway begin final electoral push

After advancing from Tuesday’s primary, Mayor Paul Soglin and his challenger, former Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway, launched into the general election campaign with a fervor — with Soglin vowing a new campaign dynamic at a press conference, and Rhodes-Conway promising a vigorous effort amid planning and