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Court won't let man withdraw plea in gruesome homicide
Donald Rick told investigators he decided to rob the Bear Trap Inn in Saxon in March 2016 after he lost all his money at a casino in Lac Du Flambeau. After the bar closed, he tackled bartender Lisa Waldros, stabbed her and then burned down the bar with her body inside.
Verona Fire Chief responds to hostile work environment allegations
VERONA, Wis. (WMTV) - The City of Verona administration developed a plan to address work environment concerns at the fire department. An investigation requested by the city looked into a report of inappropriate behavior, harassment, and hostile work environment by the Fire Chief Joseph Givers and As
Madison police look for suspect in Kwik Trip robbery
MADISON, Wis. - Police are looking for a man who robbed a Kwik Trip on Madison's west side Tuesday night. According to a release, it happened around 11:40 p.m. at the Kwik Trip located at 3153 Maple Grove Drive. Police said the robber was wearing all black and a face mask at the time of the robber
Weather Authority: Wednesday Morning Forecast
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -Here is the weather forecast for Wednesday, Nov. 14:
Unsealed search warrant identifies possible suspect in WORT shooting as former employee
MADISON, Wis. - A search warrant obtained by News 3 on Tuesday identifies a former radio station employee as a possible suspect in the early-morning shooting that injured a man at a Madison radio station. Officials said a 33-year-old DJ at WORT-FM was injured and another person suffered a bullet gr
Verona addressing problems within its fire department spelled out in independent report
"I think moving forward, the actions we're taking will definitely make improvements at the fire department," said Jeff Mikorski, the city administrator.
Wisconsin Assembly allowed to intervene in redistricting
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A panel of federal judges is allowing the Wisconsin Assembly to intervene in the lawsuit over the constitutionality of political boundaries drawn by Republicans. The judges said in the order issued late Tuesday that the recent election of Democrat Josh Kaul as Wisconsin attorn
Photographer: Wisconsin boys' Nazi salute photo was innocent
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- The photographer who took a picture of boys from Baraboo High School giving what appears to be a Nazi salute says he simply asked the students to wave goodbye to their parents. Pete Gust told community journalism website Madison 365 that the pre-prom photo, which has been sha
Fire fighter's union calls on Verona Fire Chief to resign
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Man found sleeping in wrong house; taken to detox, Madison police say
"He found glass to the storm door had been broken and a burglar might be inside, so he didn't want to go in until police checked it out," said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.
Legislators approve Evers transition budget
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Legislature's finance committee has approved Gov.-elect Tony Evers' transition budget. Evers has asked the state for $94,600 to cover salaries for seven positions, equipment, supplies, travel and legal services. State law requires the Joint Finance Committee to convene wit
Madison Police investigating shooting on east side, one woman transported to hospital
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Madison Police are investigating a shooting on the east side of Madison Sunday evening. According to Madison Police a 29-year-old woman was found with a single gunshot wound to the chest. She has being transported to the hospital. Her current status is unknown Police respond
Video: Verona/Mount Horeb's Grace Bennin sets state record
Verona/Mount Horeb senior Grace Bennin won the 100 breaststroke in a state-record time of 1:00.65, she won the 200 individual medley and she was part of her team's victorious 200 medley relay at the WIAA Division 1 state girls swimming and diving championship Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the Universi
Madison Fire Department may change after firefighter's death
MADISON, Wis. - The Madison Fire Department may make changes to its health programs and policies as federal officials plan to investigate the death of one of the department's members. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that 29-year-old firefighter and paramedic Richard Garner died earlier this year
Police arrest seven juveniles after bus disturbance escalates to West Towne Mall brawl
MADISON, Wis. - Police arrested a group of juveniles who harassed two people on a bus, apparently stole a phone and fought the victims in West Towne Mall after they gave chase. The incident began when a group of minors ranging from 12 to 15 years of age harassed a 28-year-old man and a 32-year-old w
23-year-old woman found safe after going missing Saturday night
According to her mother, 23-year-old Lily Giroux was found safe Sunday after she was last seen at State Street Brats in Downtown Madison around 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Giroux's mother said in a Facebook post that Giroux didn't come home Saturday night after going out to a bar with a friend. She was las
Evers wants to do stuff as governor, but it will be tough
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tony Evers made a lot of promises during his successful campaign against Republican Gov. Scott Walker — some specific, many more vague.
DNR won't release records, says 'humans make mistakes'
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Natural Resources is refusing to release records detailing allegations an agency employee harassed female co-workers, saying human beings make mistakes. The Associated Press obtained a March 2018 disciplinary letter informing a DNR employee that he or s
East Side shooting update: Victim and shooter knew each other
"Detectives from the MPD violent crimes unit have determined the victim was specifically targeted, following an ongoing dispute," DeSpain said. "They are in the process of positively identifying a suspect."
UPDATE: Woman in "stable" condition after eastside shooting
UPDATE (WKOW) - Madison Police say a 29-year-old women who was taken to the hospital after a shooting on the city's east side has been treated and is now stable. ****** UPDATE (WKOW) - Madison Police said a 29-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after a shooting on the city's east side. Police