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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

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

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

Small explosion on Madison's east side

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Madison Fire Department responded to a possible explosion on the 50 block of Corry Street around 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday. When crews got to the scene, An I-beam fell on a propane tank that released gas causing a small explosion. Any fire that had occurred was put out when

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-21 14:17:00

Family pushes for stiffer drunken driving punishment following fatal crash

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) -- On Thursday, family of an Antigo man killed in a traffic accident by a suspected drunken driver will run from the crash site in Portage County to the State Capitol in Madison to encourage law makers to create stiffer penalties for impaired driving. Kathleen Rytman and M

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-21 18:05:00

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

Why Trump's tirades are losing their potency

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon (THE CONVERSATION) President Trump on September 19 gave his inaugural speech to the United Nations General Assembly, where he characterized Nor

MADISON - 2017-09-21 01:05:34

Dragons and pythons and geckos, oh yes!

Charlene Cardona and Phil Armstrong already have several pets including milk and corn snakes and a 2-foot-long Sand Boa. But they're at the VFW Post 7591 on Cottage Grove Road this Sunday afternoon in search of a new addition to the family - specifically, a Crested Gecko, native to New Caledonia in

ISTHMUS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

(AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez). A woman covers herself with a plastic bag as she makes her way to work as Hurricane Maria approaches the coast of Bavaro, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Power lines are down after the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eas

WKOW.COM - 2017-09-21 10:46:00

Competency evaluation ordered for man arrested for attempted homicide after fiery standoff

A Dane County judge ordered a competency evaluation for a Madison man who police said shot his girlfriend several times, then held officers at bay outside a Monona home that caught fire. Edward A. Matthews, 42, who is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, doesn't have the ability

MADISON - 2017-09-21 22:10:00

Mystery smell suggested to be local landfill

MADSION, Wis. - The mystery smell in Madison's Elvehjem neighborhood has been potentially identified to be permeating from the local landfill due to this summer's unusual weather, according to Alder Denise DeMarb. The smell was reported on by Channel3000on Aug. 15, by members of the community compl

CHANNEL 3000 - 2017-09-21 21:54:15

Man ordered to stand trial in shooting after argument over woman

A Madison man was ordered Thursday to stand trial for the gunshot homicide last year of another man. Brandon P. Crockett, 28, who is charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the Oct. 10 death of Marsellas B. Coleman on Madison's South Side, was ordered to stand trial after Circuit Judge Jo

MADISON - 2017-09-21 21:49:00

Wisconsin seems a winner under GOP health care bill formula

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An inscrutable provision in the Republican health care bill would apparently steer extra cash to Wisconsin. That's the home state of GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, a co-sponsor of the bill. One health care consultant says the language could mean hundreds of millions of dollars for Wisconsi

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-21 21:44:00

Evers speaks out against concealed weapons at schools

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State Superintendent Tony Evers says he's against allowing concealed weapons to be brought onto school grounds. Evers is a Democrat running for governor. He was asked Thursday about a bill in the Legislature that would allow concealed license holders to bring their weapons onto

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-21 21:17:00

Wisconsin Democrats rip anti-riot legislation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Democrats are criticizing a Republican legislative package designed to curb rioting as an unconstitutional restriction on free speech and assembly. Rep. John Spiros and Sen. Van Wanggaard are pushing three bills that would define a riot as a public disturbance involvi

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-21 20:52:00

Walker signs state budget nearly 3 months late

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed the $76 billion state budget into law nearly three months after it was due. Walker on Thursday signed the two-year spending plan at an elementary school in Neenah surrounded by students, teachers, Republican lawmakers and others. The budge

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-21 20:25:00

French Island deaths ruled homicide-suicide

TOWN OF CAMPBELL, Wis. (AP) -- Police have identified the couple who died in a murder-suicide case on French Island. Campbell police say 50-year-old Kevin Manix died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after fatally shooting 46-year-old Patricia Manix. Officers found the bodies early Wednesday after g

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-21 20:15:00

Pirus homicide case: Complaint details dating site payment, money order to Russian woman

MADISON, Wis. - The man accused of killing his wife then blowing up their home to cover it up changed his story multiple times during police interviews, eventually claiming that she asked him to shoot her, according to documents filed in Dane County court Thursday. Steven D. Pirus, 59, was charged

CHANNEL 3000 - 2017-09-21 20:08:33

Woman fatally shot at Appleton home, man arrested

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Appleton police are investigating a fatal shooting. Authorities say a 48-year-old woman was shot at a residence early Thursday morning. A 58-year-old man who lives at the house was taken into custody. WLUK -TV reports police say it's a domestic incident and there's no threat t

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-21 18:10:00

Senior class T-shirts deemed inappropriate at Thorp High School

THORP, Wis. - Some students at a Wisconsin high school are claiming their First Amendment rights are being violated over the district's crackdown on a senior class t-shirt. Our partner station WEAU reports that Thorp High School seniors have been wearing a shirt with the slogan "Kiss Our Class Goodb

NBC15.COM - 2017-09-21 17:53:00