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Sun Prairie Girl Scout leader charged in child sex assault case released on bond
SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) — A Sun Prairie volunteer Girl Scout leader accused of multiple sex assaults of a child had a not guilty plea entered in his behalf today in Dane County Court.
Sun Prairie among districts with nationally certified teachers
Wisconsin has 102 teachers — including one from Sun Prairie — who achieved five-year certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards this month, putting the state among 12 nationwide with more than 100 new National Board Certified Teachers for 2018.
Man arrested for 4th OWI after falling asleep behind wheel, trying to flee officers, police say
MADISON, Wis. - A 41-year-old Madison man is facing charges after police say he tried to escape officers while operating while intoxicated, according to a news release from police.
Wisconsin Christmas Grocery Stores Open: Sendik's, Festival, More
MILWAUKEE, WI -- Christmas is nearly here. The presents are wrapped, lights are twinkling and holiday cards are in the mail. Everything is set. Then you remember — Nanny developed a mysterious gluten allergy in her later years. Holiday rolls are off the table and, more important, so are your Christm
Madison man sentenced to 22 years for attempt on officer’s life
MADISON (WKOW) — A Madison man convicted of a 2016 ambush attack on a Madison police officer was sentenced today to 22 years in prison. Cornelius Britton, then 21, shot at an officer multiple times on the morning of Oct. 6, 2016. He fired at her while concealing himself behind the corner of an apart
City looks at more accountability from organizations that gets city funding
With more than $300,000 of city investment spent annually in Community Schools, the Colonial Club, YMCA, and the Sun Prairie Cemetery, city officials are looking for accountability on how dollars are spent and performance goals.
Commission OK's plan that will cut trees
The Sun Prairie Plan Commission on Dec. 11 OK’d a revised plan by Stonewood Crossing LLC that would remove all but three historic trees between the two-story, 17-unit condo development and an existing North Bird Street home.
Sun Prairie pins Fort Atkinson
FORT ATKINSON — Pins by Mason Smith, Anthony Welch, Dominick Stroeder and Karson Sutton propelled the Sun Prairie wrestling team to a 45-32 non-conference dual win over Fort Atkinson on the road Friday night.
Police arrest 18-year-old driver who rear-ended tow truck
TOWN OF MADISON, Wis. - An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection to a hit-and-run crash over the weekend, according to a news release from the Town of Madison Police Department.
Dane County K9s dress up for Christmas
DANE COUNTY (WKOW) — The Dane County K9 team is in the holiday spirit. They dressed up in their best Christmas attire to pose for a picture. The dogs were in sweaters and some even wore hats. The caption reads, “The K9’s are having an ugly sweater contest!”
Detective sues Netflix over ‘Making a Murderer' series
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former detective is suing the filmmakers who produced the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” alleging the documentary defamed him. WBAY-TV reports that former Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Detective Andrew Colborn filed the lawsuit Monday against filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Mo
'There's a reason I'm here': Woman hit by man drunken driving twice in one night calls for change
MADISON, Wis. - A woman is using her tragedy to shed light on what she calls "lax" drunk driving laws. Jennifer Kilburn was hit by a drunken driver who had already been arrested earlier in the night. According to state law, drunken drivers charged for the first and second times are not required to s
Marshall man sentenced for Beaver Dam Menards incident
JUNEAU – A 30-year-old Marshall man will serve the next three years on probation with a year of it possibly spent in jail after being found guilty of threatening a woman while taking items from the Beaver Dam Menards.
Second man in Culver's armed robbery heart attack death gets 15 years in prison
The second of two men whose late-night robbery of a Culver's restaurant led to the heart attack death of a man installing a floor there was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison.
SPPD officers now using body cameras
Sun Prairie Police Department (SPPD) officers are now using rechargeable portable body cameras, according to Lt. Kevin Konopacki. Most officers began using them officially at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, but the SPPD’s two school liaison officers did not begin using them until Tuesday morning.
Two injured in armed home invasion on South Side, Madison police say
Two men were injured Saturday night when two armed, masked men came into their home and demanded money. The home invasion and armed robbery happened at about 9 p.m. in the 600 block of South Shore Drive along Monona Bay, Madison poilce said.
Sun Prairie girls rebound, remain in first
The Sun Prairie girls basketball team put Tuesday’s non-conference loss to Monona Grove in the rear view mirror and focused on a more important matter Friday. Involved in five-way tie atop the Big Eight Conference standings heading into play, the Cardinals remained in first place following a 52-46 w
Man arrested after his cellphone was found in fitness club bathroom
MADISON, Wis. - The Madison Police Department arrested 23-year-old Ethan E. Prien for invasion of privacy after his phone was found inside the bathroom at Anytime Fitness Tuesday.
The Latest: Court asked to stop Wisconsin voting changes
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on legal fight to Wisconsin early voting changes (all times local):. The fight over restricting early voting in Wisconsin is back in federal court.
Surveillance video on bar owner's phone leads police to burglary suspect
MADISON, Wis. - A man with a history of committing burglaries was arrested early Sunday morning after being caught on surveillance camera, according to a release from police. Fontaine D. Dillard, 32, of Madison, was arrested just before 6 a.m. at Pooley’s Spots Bar at 5442 High School Blvd., officia