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Wisconsin Department of Health warns of mysterious Disease X

MADISON, Wis. - If Ebola, Zika, and this year's deadly strain of the flu aren't enough to worry about, the World Health Organization has added a mysterious new disease to its list of nine viruses that may cause a global epidemic. It's known as Disease X, and the Wisconsin Department of Health is pre

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-19 10:16:42

Man arrested after grabbing woman's buttocks at bar, police say

MADISON, Wis. - A man was arrested after grabbing a woman's buttocks at Hawk's Bar and Grill around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. According to Police Chief Mike Koval's blog, the 22-year-old woman screamed when a 24-year-old man she did not know picked her up and grabbed her as she was leaving

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-18 18:17:09

Madison man arrested after he breaks security guards phone

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A private security guard at the Hilldale Mall called police after she feared the suspect might shoot her on Friday around 8:14 p.m. According to the Madison Police Department, the suspect broke the private security guard's phone as she called 911. He also reached into his poc

NBC15.COM - 2018-03-19 18:08:00

Man threatens children with brass knuckles in road rage incident

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A man was arrested after a road rage incident on the north side of Madison Saturday afternoon. The 25-year-old suspect possessed brass knuckles and verbally threatened a 911 caller and their children in a road rage incident just before 4 p.m., according to Madison Police Chie

NBC15.COM - 2018-03-18 19:31:00

Black Hawk Middle School student sends threatening Snapchats, officials say

MADISON, Wis. - A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday afternoon after posting images on social media of him holding a fake gun and making vague threats against Black Hawk Middle School, police said. Investigators said there was no actual threat to staff or students of Black Hawk Middle School. The 1

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-19 15:44:48

MPD: Man drives at couple during road-rage incident

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- A man faces charges following a road-rage incident on Saturday afternoon in Madison. Joel Despain, a spokesperson with the Madison Police Department, said a Madison couple, 33-year-old Madison woman and a 38-year-old Madison man, feared an angry man wearing brass knuckles wa

NBC15.COM - 2018-03-19 17:49:00

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

WKOW.COM - 2018-03-18 12:52:00

Driver hurt in early morning crash in Monona

MONONA,Wis. (WMTV)-- Monona Police say a person was seriously hurt in a crash on US Highway 12 westbound near the Broadway exit at 2 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses told police they saw the vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and then crash into a light pole and a large sign before finally hitting the ce

NBC15.COM - 2018-03-18 15:41:00

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


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

NBC15.COM - 2018-03-17 18:53:00

Shots fired at Madison man attempting to enter home, officials say

TOWN OF DELTON, Wis. - Sauk County officials responded to a shots fired incident early Saturday morning in the area of Fox Hill Court in the Town of Delton, according to a press release. The release said that a homeowner reported to the Communications Center that a male suspect had attempted to for


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


Man arrested in attempted homicide, Madison police say

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. A Madison man was arrested on a tentative charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide after he allegedly stabbed a woman multiple times during a domestic fight early Thursday. The 25-year-old woman was taken to a hospital and is expected to sur


Armed robber sought in Monona, police say

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. This surveillance image shows the back of a man suspected of robbing the Walmart Supercenter in Monona Wednesday night. A man who robbed a Walmart at gunpoint Wednesday is being sought by Monona police. The robbery happened at about 9:30 p.m. at the Walm


Dozens of Toys "R" Us employees in South Central Wisconsin to lose jobs

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Dozens of people in South Central Wisconsin will be losing their jobs in May after Toys "R" Us announced their plans to close all stores in the United States. According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Toys 'R" Us notified them of a mass layoff on T


Theft suspect threatens to shoot mall security, found hiding in bushes

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A man was arrested for a prior theft near the west side of Madison Friday night. The 47-year-old suspect was recognized by Hilldale Mall security while in the North Face store just before 8:15 p.m., according to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval's blog. The man acted like he ha


Suspected 'Felony Lane Gang' member arrested in Janesville in stolen check scheme, police say

JANESVILLE, Wis. - An out-of-state woman is accused of attempting to cash stolen checks, using tactics like covering a rental car plate, to avoid tracking. She was arrested in Janesville Thursday in a check-cashing scheme, police said. Janesville police said that that at about 2:30 p.m. Janesville


Driver of crashed truck full of IDs, credit cards, car keys arrested, police say

MADISON, Wis. - The man police believe was driving a truck that crashed last week and was full of items that were likely stolen was arrested Wednesday. The items included identification cards, credit cards, backpacks and car keys, according to a news release from the Madison Police Department. The


17-year-old gets 9 years in prison in Janesville shooting

The youngest member of a trio charged in a Nov. 7, 2016, Janesville shooting got the longest sentence: nine years in prison and 10 more years of extended supervision. Eric M. Short of Beloit had celebrated his 16th birthday a week before the shooting, which led to an eight-hour standoff at a Fourth


Loaded gun found near Madison elementary school

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- A parent and child spotted a gun as they were walking to school on Thursday morning. Joel Despain, a spokesperson with the Madison Police Department, said they saw the loaded gun behind Leopold Elementary School on Post Road just after 8:00 a.m. It was found on the far edge