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Trial set to begin Monday for woman accused of kidnapping newborn nephew

MADISON (WKOW)-- The trial of Kristen Smith, the Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew and abandoning him in freezing temperatures is about to go to trial.Prosecutors believe Smith kidnapped days-old Kayden Powell from the Town of Beloit home where his parents were staying in February. Police arrested her at a gas station in West Branch, Iowa, later that day but the infant wasn't with her.The West Branch Police chief discovered Kayden the next morning hidden in a crate behin... More>>

2 arrested after gun pulled at a Madison tavern

MADISON (WKOW) -- Two people were arrested after a gun was pulled at Red Shed Tavern. More>>

Gov. Walker discusses gun violence Video included

With the recent gun violence around the state Governor Scott Walker says Wisconsin needs to crackdown on criminals. Sunday afternoon the Governor wrapped up his two day motorcycle trip across the state, with a stop at Badger Harley Davidson. More>>

Car show raises money for local housing organization Video included

Project Home works to improve the quality and affordability of low-to-moderate incoming housing options in Dane and Green counties. More>>

Family uses love of music and UW-Madison to raise money for cancer research Video included

A Wisconsin family has made it their mission to fight cancer through the power of music. It's why they started the Gray Matters Music Jam, which is now in its' third year. More>>

Woman killed in Janesville lawnmower accident

Rock County sheriff's officials say a 65-year-old woman was killed Saturday when a riding lawnmower tipped upside down. More>>

Town of Madison fire caused by careless use of smoking materials

A fire caused by careless use of smoking materials at a two-story multi-family structure caused approximately $4,000 in damage Sunday morning. More>>

West Allis man dead after getting hit by train

A 21-year-old West Allis man is dead after he was struck by a train Sunday morning near the Wisconsin Dells Depot. More>>

Milton police investigate multiple thefts

Police are looking for more information about multiple thefts including electronics and a vehicle that occurred late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in the north central area of Milton. More>>

Trial date set for Wisconsin Rep. Bill Kramer

State Rep. Bill Kramer, former majority leader of the Wisconsin Assembly, is due to stand trial in October on sexual assault charges. More>>

4-year-old injured in Milwaukee gunfire exchange Video included

A 4-year-girl Milwaukee girl has been injured in an exchange of gunfire, but police say she was fortunate to escape with only a graze. More>>

Poll: Prisons struggling with inmate rehab

Most respondents to a recent Marquette University Law School poll say they think Wisconsin's criminal justice system is doing an average job at best rehabilitating inmates. More>>

Rock River free from slow-no-wake restrictions

The Rock River is free from slow-no-wake speed restrictions. More>>

Wisconsin DNR to scale back gypsy moth suppression

The state Department of Natural Resources wants to dramatically scale back its gypsy moth aerial spray program. More>>

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