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Phone scams continue in Dane County, Sheriff's Office warns
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Dane County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for phone scams Thursday. The Sheriff's Office wrote on its Facebook page that scams are still occurring in our area. The office says suspects are attempting to impersonate local businesses.
Four young teens arrested in stolen car, Madison police say
Four young teens were arrested Wednesday night in Madison after two police squad cars blocked their stolen car, a car that was trashed inside and out. The teens included a 14-year-old Fitchburg girl who was driving, a 14-year-old Madison boy, a 15-year-old Madison girl and a 16-year-old Madison boy,
Construction starts again on Verona Road
MADISON/FITCHBURG (WKOW) — Some lanes will shift on Verona Road near the Madison and Fitchburg border beginning Thursday night. Northbound Verona Road traffic between Williamsburg Way and Raymond Road will shift back to the new pavement on the west side of the highway.
Charges: Wisconsin man planned to kidnap woman whose garage he broke into
An Altoona, Wisconsin man faces charges relating to burglary and attempted kidnapping after authorities allege he broke into the garage of a Shoreview woman he planned to kidnap.
Dane County judge freezes Republican's December reforms
A judge in Madison says the Wisconsin legislature cannot just meet anytime it sees fit. Judge Richard Niess ruled Thursday that Republican lawmakers violated the state's constitution in December when they called an extraordinary session, and approved a series of laws to cement the reforms of the pas
Madison Judge Blocks Laws That Limit Governor Evers' Powers
A judge in Madison Thursday issued a temporary injunction blocking lame duck laws that the Republican-controlled legislature passed in December, designed to limit the powers of new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul. In issuing his decision, Dane County Circuit Judge Richard N
Madison gas station owner fined $1 million, sentenced to more than 2 years in prison
MADISON, Wis. - A Madison gas station owner is headed to prison after conspiring to distribute syntheic cannabinoids and possessing untaxed smokeless tobacco. Farooq Shahzad, 50, of Madison was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in federal prison and fined $1 million dollars. He also agreed to forfeit
Gov. Evers pulls Wisconsin out of multi-state lawsuit challenging Affordable Care Act
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers is pulling Wisconsin out of a multistate lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act after a judge blocked lame-duck laws prohibiting him from withdrawing the state from legal actions.
Wisconsin woman accused of handing out marijuana-laced cookies during St. Patrick’s Day parade
SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (KMOX) - A Wisconsin woman is accused of making St. Patrick's Day a little extra green by handing out pot cookies in the Town of Wescott. Cathleen Krause, dressed in a green hat and leather coat, handed out her wares from a gallon sized bag, says a witness who turned the treat o
Three Wisconsin men arrested in Janesville human trafficking sting
JANESVILLE, Wis. (WTVO) - Three men, two from Janesville and one from Delavan, were arrested in a Janesville human trafficking sting on Wednesday. Police say 35-year-old David Hanley, of Janesville, 53-year-old Paul Rote, of Janesville, and 46-year-old Keith Dabbs, of Delavan, were arrested at the B
Payton Pritchard, who was recruited by Wisconsin, will lead Oregon against Badgers
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Payton Pritchard took two unofficial visits to Madison during the recruiting process and liked what he saw from the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program.
Madison business in the running for a FedEx small business grant
MADISON, Wis. - Curbside Composter, a business aiming to divert organic waste, is competiting to win a FedEx small business grant. According to its webpage, Curbside Composter collects food waste destined for the landfill and diverts it to schools and community gardens.
Tickets Going Fast For These Events Near Madison
MADISON, WI — New and exciting events are coming to the Madison area all the time. Whether it's concerts or sporting events, theater performances or magic shows, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's a roundup of just some of the offerings near you.
State sues technology vendor for breach of contract after work halted on ETF benefits system
MADISON, Wis. - The State of Wisconsin is suing a vendor contracted to build a new computer system for the Department of Employee Trust Funds, claiming they paid the company $14.3 million and only 7 percent of the project was completed.
Madison man faces charges after altercation
A Madison man is facing several charges after an alleged altercation with a Waunakee woman that caused him to flee law enforcement until he was eventually apprehended. According to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Court, Daren T. Jones, is accused of attempting to flee an officer after inti
Former UW doctor charged with sexual assault for incident that led to his resignation in 2017
A former UW Health doctor who resigned in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving a patient was charged Thursday with felony and misdemeanor counts of sexual assault.
Keith Furman, candidate for City Council District 19
My name is Keith Furman and I was appointed to represent District 19 on the Madison City Council in August 2018, replacing Mark Clear when he resigned. I’m running for a full term and appreciate this opportunity to share a bit about my ability to effectively serve you.
UW-Madison agrees to $1.5 million settlement in federal rebate case
MADISON (WKOW) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has agreed to pay $1.5 million to the United States to settle the claims that it violated the False Claims Act. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office, UW Madison failed to properly account for rebates and credits it received
Madison Metro Transit preparing for Sun Prairie bus routes
Madison Metro Transit plans to start bus service connecting Sun Prairie and downtown Madison beginning in late August. To make this possible, the City Council approved $76,000 Tuesday to purchase meters and radio systems to outfit three buses that will be retained instead of retired in 2019. Metro T
Artist 'Shark Tank' coming to Madison
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- The Edgewater Hotel is hosting an audition for local artisans to pitch their products to a Minnesota store. "We really value local artwork and travel the Midwest to find it," Jerrod Sumner, Creative Director of Rose and Loon said.