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UPDATE: GAB announces plan to implement Voter ID Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce its plans for implementing the state's photo ID law for the November 4th election.The GAB finds itself scrambling to implement the law, after the U.S. 7th District Court of Appeals immediately reinstated it last Friday. It will require voters to show a state-issued photo ID at the polls in order to vote."The GAB's focus today is on developing advice and communication... More>>

Jeffrey Vogelsberg faces maximum of 12 years in prison under guilty plea deal Video included

The state will recommend no more than 12 years in prison for a man previously charged with the first-degree intentional homicide of his half brother.

Advocate with prison history urges more domestic violence prevention Video included

An advocate for domestic violence prevention who served more than twenty years in prison urged Madison-area professionals in the field to continue their efforts. More>>

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

Now that he is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson is facing criticism like he never has before.

UPDATE: Police update clothing description of missing Madison woman Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police are trying to find 60-year-old Nejay Redd who suffers from Dementia. More>>

UPDATE: Dodge Co. homicide suspect turned herself in

Suspect in Randolph homicide now in Dodge County Detention Facility.

Walworth Co. deputies investigate a case of animal mistreatment

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Walworth County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a case of animal mistreatment, after a dog is found deceased with gunshot wounds.

UPDATE: Marathon Co. captain accidentally shoots himself Video included

A Marathon County Sheriff's Department captain shot himself in the hand while he was cleaning his handgun, according to department officials. More>>

Burglar takes off with cash from Madison business

Madison police investigate a burglary at a vacuum store on S. Stoughton Road.

Retreat owner found dead in submerged car

An owner of a retreat in western Wisconsin has been found dead inside a submerged vehicle.

Man charged with campus rape released on bail

A Fond du Lac man facing a felony sex assault charge for what authorities say was the stranger-rape of a UW-Madison student has been released from jail after $10,000 bail was posted More>>

Wallet stolen near East Towne Mall

 A Madison man has his wallet stolen near East Towne Mall on Monday. More>>

Bicyclist suffers concussion after being struck by a vehicle

The driver of a Jeep fails to yield, striking a bicyclist at University and Randall Avenue's.

Cottage Grove man arrested for 6th OWI

A Cottage Grove man is arrested for his 6th OWI late Wednesday night More>>

Shots Fired on Madison's North Side

Madison police respond to Madison's north side, near Warner park early Tuesday morning. More>>

Police searching for missing woman on westside of Madison

MPD says Sara Lovelle was last seen Sunday at her home on the west side.
She was wearing a purple winter coat, white shirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes.  She does not have a cell phone.


Victim of fatal farm accident identified

Teen killed in Green County farm accident identified.

A Lake Mills student with a disability fights to participate in cross country Video included

A 14 year old, Lake Mills high school freshman with a disability is fighting to continue to participate in meets of the girls cross country team, as officials with the sport's governing body say she has no place in these races.

Most schools meet or exceed achievement expectations for 2013-14 year

MADISON (WKOW) -- It's not just students who receive report cards, schools get them too, and Wisconsin schools have impressive grades when it comes to student achievement and academic engagement in the 2013-14 school year. More>>

DNR launches fall photo contest

MADISON (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is launching a fall photo contest. More>>

Referendum on new Wisconsin Dells high school Tuesday Video included

Voters in the Wisconsin Dells School District on Tuesday will go to the polls for the second time this year to approve or deny a $30-million referendum to build a new high school. More>>

Wisconsin native awarded Medal of Honor

A Wisconsin native was among three servicemen awarded the Medal of Honor. More>>

Bond set at $450,000 for Columbia County man accused of killing girlfriend

Bond is set at $450,000 for Patrick Kraemer, the man charged in a Columbia County Murder.

Effort to save Madison compost program

Madison's common council will talk Tuesday night about whether to keep paying for the city's compost collection program. More>>

Candidates debate in 6th Congressional District Video included

Voters in Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District learned more about their candidates for office Monday. More>>

Man arrested after dead cows found in Wisconsin

Authorities say a 47-year-old western Wisconsin man was taken into custody Saturday on suspicion of mistreating animals and failing to provide food and drink to animals. More>>

Hotels and roadways both busy during Epic annual meeting Video included

Madison-area drivers should get ready for some big traffic delays. As many as 10,000 people will be visiting the area for the annual Epic Systems "Users Group Meeting" in Verona starting Monday.

UPDATE: WEDC outsourcing plan may not catch all cases Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- A key committee within the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will meet Monday afternoon to finalize the language on a proposal to prevent companies that accept awards from outsourcing jobs. Assembly Minority Leader and WEDC board member Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) made the proposal after a 27 News investigation found a number of companies had outsourced jobs to other countries after accepting tax credits from WEDC.Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) voiced his suppo... More>>

Holmen woman competes in Miss America Video included

LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- A 24-year-old Holmen woman makes Wisconsin proud in the Miss America competition Sunday night. More>>

UPDATE: Local hospitals treating Enterovirus patients Video included

Two local hospitals are treating patients with Enterovirus, but none of the cases are confirmed to be the strain that's spreading across the country. More>>

Minnesota man charged with homicide in Wisconsin

A Minnesota man who called police to ask for help a passenger in his car who'd been shot has been charged in Wisconsin with first-degree intentional homicide. More>>

Green Co. teen dies in farm accident

A rural Monroe teen was killed after they lost control of the tractor hauling an empty manure spreader.

DOJ asks for more money to investigate officer-involved deaths

The state Department of Justice believes it needs an additional $738,600 to cover the cost of investigating police officer-involved deaths. More>>

Madison named "Best Place to Live" on top 100 list Video included

Madison takes the top spot when it comes to's Top 100 Best Places to Live list More>>

Wisconsin ranks 7th in deer collisions, numbers show decline

New data conducted by State Farm shows the number of deer collisions are down in Wisconsin. More>>

Madison Police working on locating suspicious vehicle

Detectives from the Madison Police Department's South Police District need help in locating a suspicious vehicle.

UPDATE: Judge halts proceedings in child stabbing case

WAUKESHA COUNTY (WKOW) -- One of the suspects of the Slender Man stabbing case will appear in court Monday in Waukesha County. More>>

Drunk driver nearly crashes into MPD squad

Sun Prairie woman arrested for OWI-2nd with baby in the backseat.

Three teens arrested after Saturday night disturbance

Large disturbance Saturday night on Jenewein Road leads to three teens arrested.

Rockford couple arrested in Madison for retail theft

Trying to support their drug habits, a Rockford couple attempts to shoplift thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Home Depot in Madison.

Jeffrey Vogelsberg in hospital, murder trial postponed

The murder trial for Jeffrey Vogelsberg is postponed while he remains hospitalized for medical tests, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. More>>

WI election officials scramble to reinstate voter I.D. requirement Video included

Wisconsin election officials are scrambling to deal with the reinstatement of the requirement that voters show photo identification when casting ballots. More>>

Local Pharmacy/Costume Shop Sells to Hollywood and Beyond for Halloween Video included

You could call it the perfect prescription for Halloween. More>>

Mississippi River fish refuge to offer tour in Nov.

MADISON (AP) -- Outdoor enthusiasts will get a chance to see the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge's waterfowl and fall colors up close in November. More>>

Victims of trench collapse in Pepin Co. identified

DURAND (AP) -- The man and toddler killed in a weekend trench collapse in Pepin County have been identified. More>>

Suspects smash through Janesville liquor store ; steal alcohol

Janesville police are searching for two suspects who broke into a liquor store and took several bottles of alcohol. More>>

Wauktoberfest celebrates German heritage Video included

It was was a celebration of all things German in Waunakee this weekend at the 10th annual Wauktoberfest. More>>

Dog Jog raises money for UWPD K9 unit Video included

The annual UWPD Dog Jog brought out costumed competitors for a race to support our furry friends in uniform. More>>

25-year anniversary of legislation to protect lower Wisconsin River Video included

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway celebrates 25 years this weekend. More>>

Out of the Darkness Walk encourages people to talk about suicide prevention Video included

Hundreds gathered to walk around Vilas Park in Madison Sunday for the 10th annual Out of the Darkness Walk. More>>

Walworth County couple believes horse was stolen from their property Video included

Updated: Sep 14, 2014 04:11 PM

WALWORTH COUNTY (WKOW) – A couple in the City of Darien is asking for the public's help in finding a horse missing since Tuesday morning. 


UPDATE: Two dead in murder-suicide in Brown County

wo people are dead in Brown County in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide. More>>

Wisconsin grape harvest starting slowly

Wisconsin vineyards are beginning to gather their grapes, and growers say they've seen better harvests. More>>

Report: Madison pot arrests higher for blacks

Police in Madison arrest or cite blacks for marijuana offenses at about 12 times the rate they punish whites, according to data analyzed by the Wisconsin State Journal. More>>

New coalition pushes for transportation spending

A new coalition including road builders, economic development leaders, local government officials and others is meeting with candidates for office to make sure they understand Wisconsin's transportation funding problems. More>>

Early morning stabbing not life-threatening

A man was stabbed early Sunday morning on East Johnson Street.

Man knocked unconscious during fight on West Mifflin Street

A 24-year-old man was knocked unconscious early Sunday morning during a fight on West Mifflin Street. More>>

Walker promises more tax cuts in second term

Gov. Scott Walker's promises for a second term include cutting property and income taxes for individuals and requiring drug tests for those seeking unemployment and food stamp benefits. More>>

Wisconsin historical site plans Halloween fest

A southeastern Wisconsin historical site is planning a Halloween festival next month. More>>

Drivers, expect delays heading to Lambeau

We've got you covered on what you need to know, heading to the Packers home opener. 

Miller Park upgrades its security for games Video included

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Brewers fans at the game at Miller Park Saturday night had to wait in line a little bit longer. More>>

State Representative discusses daughter's heroin addiction at event Saturday Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- State officials are hoping to fight the growing heroin and prescription drug epidemic in Wisconsin. More>>

Memorial Union's west wing reopens Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- After two years of construction, Memorial Union's west wing celebrates its reopening this weekend. More>>

Walk to End Alzheimer's raises $26,000 in Rock County Video included

About 300 people gathered Saturday to show their support for those living with Alzheimer's disease. More>>

Tribute at state Capitol for former Gov. Lucey Video included

Current and former elected officials joined family Saturday in the Capitol Rotunda to remember the life and legacy of former Gov. Patrick Lucey. More>>

Video purports to show British aid worker slain Video included


A video has been posted online purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year. More>>

Explosion levels WI home; owner unhurt in driveway

An early-morning explosion has leveled a Genoa-area home, spraying debris onto a highway and damaging a former fish market. More>>

Taste of Fitchburg raises money for child care advocacy organization Video included

People got a chance to try some of Fitchburg's best foods and drinks this weekend. More>>

Church community celebrates the life of Ashlee Steele Video included

A community gathering in celebration of the life of Ashlee Steele will be held today at 3:00 p.m at Church of Christ Memorial in Fitchburg. More>>

Marshfield man suspected in Packers ticket scam

Marshfield police say a scammer has been bilking local businesses by saying he can acquire Green Bay Packers tickets, and then failing to deliver the goods. More>>

La Crosse man faces new child-porn charges

A La Crosse man already accused of molesting a 4-year-old now faces a new charge after police found at least 49 images child pornography on his hard drive. More>>

UPDATE: Report: WI ranked last in well-being of African-American children Video included

A new report says the overall well-being of black children in Wisconsin is generally bleak.


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