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Federal judge finds Wisconsin Republican lawmakers violated free speech rights with Twitter blocks

A federal judge ruled Friday that three Wisconsin state legislators violated the free speech rights of a liberal advocacy group when the lawmakers blocked the group from their respective Twitter feeds.


Winter storm arrives this afternoon

MADISON (WKOW) – A *WINTER STORM WARNING* is in effect through until 6 a.m. Saturday morning for Dane, Iowa, Grant, Richland, Jefferson, Crawford, Lafayette, Green, Rock, and Walworth Counties. A *WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY* is in effect for Juneau, Adams, Sauk, Columbia, and Dodge counties.


Sheriff: 1 Dead After SUV Breaks Through Ice On Wisconsin Lake

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say one person has died after an SUV broke through the ice on a western Wisconsin lake. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says authorities received a 911 call shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday about a vehicle that had gone through the ice on Balsam Lake, abou


Winter storm warning now includes Madison. Read how much we get and when it starts

The major winter snowstorm heading toward Wisconsin has prompted an expanded winter storm warning area to now include Madison. The National Weather Service upgraded the winter storm watch to winter storm warning late Friday morning, and pushed the potential snowfall total in the capital city up to 7


Middleton High teacher placed on leave after allegedly used racial slur in class

MIDDLETON (WKOW) — A Middleton High School teacher has been placed on leave after the district’s office received reports that the teacher had used a racial slur during class.


Sheriff: Driver overdoses behind the wheel, passengers taken to hospital

YORK, Wis. - A man died from an overdose while behind the wheel of a pickup truck on a highway in Dane County Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The Dane County Sheriff's Office said deputies and Sun Prairie police and EMS responded at 5:38 p.m. to a truck stopped in traffic on Highway 151 at Coun


1 dead, 2 survive overdoses on Highway 151 in Dane County

YORK, Wis.(WMTV)-- A 59 year-old man died after overdosing behind the wheel of a pick-up truck on US Highway 151. The Dane County Sheriff's Office said two others were taken to Columbus Community Hospital after suffering an apparent opiate related overdose.


Two Wisconsin women injured in snowmobile crash

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - On Friday, Marquette County Sheriffs were dispatched to a single snowmobile accident in Negaunee Township. The crash happened on Trail 14 approximately 5 miles east of County Rd. 510.


Labrador Willard is in need of a loving home

MADISON (WKOW) — Willard is a senior labrador, but you wouldn’t know that by the amount of energy he has. Marissa DeGroot with the Dane County Humane Society said Willard was found at James Madison Park. The shelter tried to find his owner, but no one stepped forward. Now Willard needs a new home.


Police looking for missing girl, 13, last seen on East Side

A 13-year-old Madison girl has been reported missing after last being seen around 8 p.m. Thursday night. Rashmila Modaff was in the 1400 block of East Washington Avenue Thursday night and hasn't been seen since, Madison police said.


UPDATE: Driver arrested for OWI after crashing into house, hitting gas line

MADISON, Wis. - UPDATE (2:30 a.m.): Madison police have arrested the driver of a car that crashed into a house and ruptured a gas line for operating while intoxicated. Police say 19-year-old Cade Hellenbrand was behind the wheel when he crashed into a house on the 1000 block of East Dayton Street an


Several inches of snow through Saturday morning

MADISON (WKOW) – A *WINTER STORM WARNING* is in effect through until 6 a.m. Saturday morning for Dane, Iowa, Grant, Richland, Jefferson, Crawford, Lafayette, Green, Rock, and Walworth Counties. A *WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY* is in effect for Juneau, Adams, Sauk, Columbia, and Dodge counties.


Dane County grants available to protect area waters

Two Dane County grant programs aimed at protecting area waters are now accepting applications. The grants are from the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department, one for providing native plants to schools and communities, the other for paint murals at storm drains to keep the public mindful of


Major snowstorm heading for southern Wisconsin. See how much may fall and when

The biggest snowstorm of winter is heading toward southern Wisconsin, so get ready for shoveling, snow blowing and tricky driving. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the southern tier of counties in Wisconsin, with up to 8 inches of snow possible before the snow ends Satu


Free fishing weekend in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. If you have always wanted to learn how to ice fish, this weekend is a perfect time. The Department of Natural Resources is putting on free fishing weekend throughout the state of Wisconsin.


Court declares mistrial for man accused in Fitchburg homicide case

MADISON, Wis. - A mistrial was declared for one of the three men accused in the Fitchburg homicide that left a 20-year-old man dead, according to court records. Gary C. Mays was on trial Tuesday through Friday on charges including first-degree intentional homicide party to a crime, attempted armed r


Sun Prairie police, EMS assist with overdose call

Sun Prairie police and EMS assisted Dane County deputies during their response to a report of an overdose on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in the Town of York. Dane County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Elise Schaffer said at 5:38 p.m., Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Sun Prairie Police


These chefs honor and sustain indigenous cooking practices

Elena Terry, a local chef who is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, pours prayers and feelings into her cooking like water and sugar. From a young age, she has used indigenous foods and Native practices not just for traditional dishes but also everyday meals.


Wisconsin Man Believed To Be Responsible For Local Burglaries As Well As Many More Across Iowa And Minnesota

After burglaries in Templeton and Dedham Wednesday night, a suspect, 43-year-old Eric Todd Hall of Wisconsin, was spotted at Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona by an off-duty Guthrie County Deputy. The deputy contacted Polk County authorities, who responded and arrested Hall, who initially resisted.


Madison committee continues to craft policies guiding public street use events

New policies guiding street use events in Madison are continuing to form following a Thursday meeting of the Downtown Coordinating Committee. Over the course of a year, Madison approves hundreds of events that cause street closures, with many occurring on the geographically challenged isthmus. These