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Police hope to check welfare of woman who showed up at gas station partially naked

MONONA, Wis. - Monona police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman who ran into a gas station Monday night partially naked and scared, according to a release. Monona police responded around 8:20 p.m. to reports of a partially naked woman who ran into an area gas station stating someone

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-20 11:51:58

MPD: Shots fired on Madison's west side

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police said they're investigating a shots fired incident Monday night. Officers responded to the 1100 block of Morraine View Drive just after 10 p.m. Numerous callers reported hearing multiple gunshots. Police said several shell casings were found, but no one was hurt and no

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-20 11:26:52

Reedsburg man killed in head-on crash on Highway 33

A Reedsburg man was killed March 20 in a head-on collision on Highway 33 east of Reedsburg when authorities say he attempted to pass a vehicle. According to a press release from the Sauk County Sherriff's Department, an initial investigation revealed Brent E. Fowler, 43, of Reedsburg, was driving we

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 22:03:00

Portage man takes drug court over prison after overdose

A Portage man charged with distributing narcotics following a near-fatal overdose in 2017 has avoided sentencing following a plea agreement and acceptance to the county's drug court program with three years probation. Zachary Barber, 36, was facing a potential maximum sentence of 15 years in prison

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 22:09:00

Portage man arrested after alleged threats to elementary school staff

Criminal charges have been filed against a Portage man arrested Friday for allegedly making a scene and threatening people around him outside St. Mary School. David Procknow, 49, was charged Monday with felony threatening an officer and misdemeanor disorderly conduct by the Columbia County District

WISCNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 21:25:00

Dane County Inmate attempts suicide

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- An inmate at the Public Safety Building made a suicide attempt early Monday night. According to the Dane County Sheriff's Office the inmate, a 43-year-old from Waunakee, tried to cut off his air supply with a ligature. Deputies were able to stop the attempt and remove the li

NBC15.COM - 2018-03-20 03:20:00

Baraboo woman comes home to find unknown man impersonating FBI agent, sheriff says

TOWN OF BARABOO, Wis. - A man impersonated an FBI agent as he robbed a woman in Baraboo, according to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff's Office. A woman called 911 when she came home to an unknown man claiming to be an FBI agent. She fled the residence and called authorities to her home on ST

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-20 03:31:47

Nearly $35K raised for Beaver Dam residents displaced by controlled burn

BEAVER DAM, Wis. - Nearly $35,000 have been raised for the families displaced by a controlled burn in Beaver Dam. A fund is set up at Horicon Bank and Dodge County Emergency Management officials said that amount does not even include the most recent fire department fundraiser held on Saturday. The

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-21 03:48:52

MPD: 2 injured in three-vehicle crash

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Two were injured in a three-vehicle crash on the east side of Madison Friday evening. An 87-year-old man rear ended the vehicle in front of him, which then crashed into the vehicle ahead of it at the intersection of East Johnson Street and Marston Avenue just before 4:30 p.m


Beaver Dam apartment burned 2nd time in history a fire this large was intentionally set

BEAVER DAM -- Residents who live at nearby apartment complexes were not able to go home overnight due to air quality concerns following a controlled burn in Beaver Dam. Firefighters in the city watched Thursday as an apartment complex where a 28-year-old man is believed to have been making bombs wen


Foul play not suspected in Sun Prairie principal death

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WMTV) -- The Sun Prairie Police Department said preliminary evidence in a Sun Prairie principal's death was not suspicious and foul play is not suspected. The police department issued a statement Friday saying the death of Clark Luessman is still an active investigation. On Thursd


Pit bull that bit 3-year-old to be euthanized, police say

MADISON, Wis. - A dog will be euthanized after it bit a boy on Madison's north side Friday morning, police said. Madison police said a 3-year old was bit on top of the skull inside a home on the 1200 block Winn Trail by a 7-year old, 65-pound, blue nose pit bull. According to the report, the child


Portage man charged with felony child abuse of teen girl

A Portage man was arrested Tuesday and is now facing felony charges of child abuse. Drew Cheever, 33, appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court on Wednesday charged with two counts of physical abuse of a child, felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct. Police on the afternoon of March 9 responded


School district cancels outdoor expo trip

One Waunakee family's concern about a fifth-grade field trip to an outdoor expo funded in part by the NRA has led to further contemplation and the ultimate decision to choose another destination. But the decision to cancel the Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo was driven more by the learning o


One injured in Dane County shooting

DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- An 18-year-old woman was injured after a shooting at a party in the Town of Vienna late Saturday night. Police say they were investigating a possible underage drinking party on Schumacher Rd. when shots rang out. Witnesses say a fight broke out around midnight, and people in tw


Baraboo man cited for 36th operating after revocation, deputies say

MADISON, Wis. - A Baraboo man who was stopped Wednesday during a Department of Transportation traffic grant operation received his 36th citation for driving with a revoked license, Dane County officials said. A Dane County sheriff's deputy working a WisDOT seatbelt grant stopped 31-year-old Jacob J.


Sheriff warns of thin ice after rescuing ice fisherman

PRINCETON, Wis. - A 79-year-old man was rescued Friday at Beyers Cove in Big Green Lake after falling through the ice. The man was ice fishing when he fell through bad ice. He was not injured and refused transport for medical attention. Rescue services responded around 3 p.m. and brought the man b


Police arrest 3 in Fitchburg homicide investigation

FITCHBURG, Wis. (WMTV)--- Two men and a teenager are in custody in connection to a shooting that left one man dead in Fitchburg on Monday. A spokesperson with the Fitchburg Police Department said 19-year-old Travon Jackson was arrested in Columbus on Tuesday afternoon. Following additional investiga


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Police: 2 women arrested after driveway fight ends with battery, punctured tires

MADISON, Wis. - An argument between neighbors over driveway access escalated from horn honking to battery Tuesday morning, according to a release from the Madison Police Department. The fight started at the 1000 block of McKenna Boulevard around 7:40 a.m. when a woman was trying to get into her gar