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Dispatch: Fire crews, Sheriff's Office respond to barn fire in Dane County

PLEASANT SPRINGS, Wis. - Fire crews are responding to a report of a barn fire in Dane County, according to dispatch. The Stoughton Fire Department and the Dane County Sheriff's Office are responding to the fire in the 1900 block of County Highway B.


Fugitive caught after pursuit on I-90 into Dane County

(WKOW) — A fugitive has been captured after leading authorities on a chase down the Interstate. The Wisconsin State Patrol says it got a tip from the U.S. Marshals Service about a wanted person, who they tried to pull over on I-90/94 near the Columbia/Sauk County line.


Contractor to be fined for causing partial collapse of apartment building, city official says

A Madison contractor will be fined for work that led to a partial building collapse of a Southwest Side apartment that displaced dozens of residents, Madison's building inspector said.


Wanted Maryland fugitive captured in Dane County

DANE COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV)--- Authorities arrest a wanted man after he lead them on a chase on the interstate. The Wisconsin State Patrol said the U.S. Marshal’s Office in Madison contacted them about a wanted person who was known to be armed and would likely have drugs with him in the vehicle. U.S. M


Groundbreaking on new Boys and Girls Club in Sun Prairie

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Sun Prairie's Boys and Girl's Club has a new location - and the groundbreaking began Thursday. The organization said the ceremony symbolized the expansion of the mission of Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, to lead the way in providing youth development programs that help ki


Sun Prairie in works with planner to redevelop empty downtown blocks

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WMTV) -- Sun Prairie is working with a planner to redevelop the corners of Main Street and South Bristol Street that have been left bare after a gas explosion in July destroyed buildings and killed firefighter Captain Cory Barr.


Sun Prairie post office to be named after fire captain killed in explosion

The Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department captain killed in a Downtown explosion in July 2018 will be memorialized by having the local post office named in his honor. Bi-partisan legislation has been introduced in the US Senate and US Congress to honor Cory Barr, who died in the natural gas explosio


Driving on shoulder leads to arrest of Madison man for alleged 4th OWI, State Patrol says

A Madison man driving on the shoulder of Interstate 39/90 was arrested Wednesday afternoon for his alleged fourth operating while intoxicated offense. Ronald Beyler, 34, was taken into custody by State Patrol troopers who saw him driving on the shoulder on the northbound side of the Interstate near


Million-dollar Tiger Woods bet winner has long criminal record in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — The gambler who hit it big on Tiger Woods' Masters victory has a lengthy criminal record in his home state of Wisconsin. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $1.2 million Monday at a Las Vegas sportsbook. Adducci cashed in on 14-1 odds that Woods would capture the t


Marijuana advocates trying again for legalization in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature.


Training wheels are off for Portage's newest police officer

Heather Medina grew up playing football and kickball with friends at Goodyear Park, long before the Portage Family Skate Park was built. The extended group also played Ghost in the Graveyard − a variation of hide-and-seek mixed with tag − in a parking lot that now belongs to the Portage Fire Departm


Wisconsin State Troopers stop car going 119 MPH

WINDSOR -- It took road spikes, but eventually Wisconsin State Troopers were able to stop a car traveling at 119 MPH. According to our partners at WISC-TV , the U.S. Marshals Office reached out to the Wisconsin State Patrol that a wanted man out of Maryland was in their area at 3:05 p.m. Thursday.


Sun Prairie thinclads sweep Beloit

The Sun Prairie boys and girls track and field teams made the most of their first home meet of the season, sweeping Beloit Memorial. The Lady Cardinals cruised to a 104-28 win, while the boys held on for a 67-63 victory.


Marshall winemaker creates unique products

Making wine with an overabundance of strawberries has led Marshall resident Jeremy Fuelling to win various wine contests. Most recently, he won best grape and best of show for his Brianna/Niagra product at Sun Prairie’s annual Prairie Home Vintners wine competition March 23.


Police say Sun Prairie shooting of man not random

Police say a Monday night shooting in Sun Prairie that injured a man wasn't random. Officers responded to calls of a shooting on the 500 block of Athletic Way at about 9:15 p.m., said Sun Prairie police Lt. Jamie Peterson. When they arrived, they found a 45-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his l


Woman convicted in death of abusive mom seeks early release

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri woman who conspired to kill her mother after being forced to pretend for years she was disabled wants her sentence shortened. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Gypsy Blanchard asked in an email released Tuesday for people to write letters urging Gov. Mike P


Artful Wine Walk set for May 2 in Sun Prairie

Downtown Sun Prairie will host the Artful Wine Walk from 5-9 p.m. on May 2. The event, in the city's downtown, typically sells out and will include wine samples, appetizers, art work and live music at a number of downtown businesses.


Immigration Detention Center COO: Wisconsin City Rejected Proposed Facility

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A company that runs privately-owned immigration detention centers has announced that city officials in New Richmond, Wisconsin have rejected their request to build a new facility.


The Most Dangerous Thing about Marijuana in Wisconsin is that it is Illegal

MADISON – Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement to announce the introduction of LRB-0154 to fully legalize marijuana in the state of Wisconsin:


Wisconsin unemployment remains at 2.9 percent in March

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at 2.9 percent for the second month in a row. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that Wisconsin's unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in March. That is near the record-low of 2.8 percent reached in April last year