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UW nurses save Racine area woman's life at campground Video included

Two UW Health nurses are credited with saving the life of a Racine area woman who collapsed suddenly at a Columbia County campground. More>>

Operation Deer Watch begins Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin officials are asking you to keep track of the deer you see during daylight hours. The state kicked-off Operation Deer Watch on Friday. The DNR says the data reported by the public will help monitor deer reproduction and determine the state's deer population. Surveyors are asked to keep track of categories such as bucks, does with fawns, and lone fawns. The surveys can then be submitted on the DNR's website. More>>

New fareboxes installed for Madison Metro

There's a new way to pay to ride the bus in Madison.

Cream puffs are focus of dental campaign Video included

Many people look forward to a cream puff at the Wisconsin State Fair each year. But there's a billboard near the fairgrounds telling you to put it down. More>>

UPDATE: Most of puppies battling Parvo virus improve Video included

Two of the puppies rescued by Little Orphan Animal Rescue are out of the hospital after contracting the deadly Parvo virus.As 27 News reported earlier this week, the litter of six was saved from a kill shelter in Ohio, but then five of them contracted Parvo virus. Sadly, the smallest of the litter, Thumbelina, did not survive.

Lambeau Leap statue unveiled Video included

The Green Bay Packers unveiled a tribute to one of the team's iconic traditions just in time for Saturday's family night crowd to see. Packers President Mark Murphy and former Packers Safety LeRoy Butler showed off the Lambeau Leap statue. More>>

Visitors react to Picnic Point graffiti

Graffiti is a foreign concept to the surroundings of the serene, secluded setting of Picnic Point on the UW-Madison campus, but police investigators are trying to find who is responsible for tagging the surface of a fire circle at the location More>>

DeForest manufacturer has major expansion underway Video included

 Ball Corporation, which produces packaging products, is investing $18 million to expand its DeForest plant

Woman charged with hiring hit man

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Polk County woman charged with trying to hire a hit man.

WMC head advises caution on banning state money for companies that outsource

MADISON (WKOW) -- The top executive at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) says a proposal being considered by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to ban financial awards for companies that outsource state jobs should be approached with caution. More>>

Eagle Heights resident scammed out of thousands of dollars

UW Madison police say a Eagle Heights resident was scammed out of thousands of dollars.

Child Development Inc. to close, owes $22,000 in back taxes Video included

One of Madison's oldest childcare providers, South Madison Child Development Incorporated, is closing August 8. The news comes after the CDI board discovered it owed thousands in unpaid taxes. More>>

Slender Man stabbing suspect found not competent to stand trial

A 12-year-old Waukesha girl is found not competent to stand trial for stabbing her friend multiple times.

Voter ID ruling creating confusion

 Policy makers, attorneys and Voter ID experts say the change is creating confusion and may lead to more lawsuits.


Pilot killed at air show was from Kentucky

The Experimental Aircraft Association says a pilot who died in a crash near the organization's annual fly-in convention in Wisconsin was from Kentucky. More>>

Janesville Police need assistance in locating liquor store robbery suspect

The Janesville Police Department needs help in locating a suspect who robbed a liquor store. More>>

Heavy traffic and potential delays expected on major highways across state this weekend

Multiple events across the state, coupled with numerous active construction zones may lead to backups and delays. More>>

Madison woman arrested for felony OWI

Dane County Sheriff's arrest woman for felony OWI with a passenger under the age of 16.

Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business. More>>

Officials seize $57K of drugs in Outagamie Co.

Wisconsin officials have arrested five people they say were in possession of cocaine and heroin valued at $57,000. More>>

Kenosha couple sues website they blame for daughter's death

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KENOSHA (WKOW) -- A couple from Kenosha is suing a company they say it to blame for the death of their young daughter. More>>

Hamas and Israel claim other side violated 72-hour cease-fire

Hamas and Israel are accusing each other of violating the truce hours after a truce for a 72-hour cease-fire started. More>>

Wisconsin State Fair underway Video included

The cream puffs are back, which means the Wisconsin State Fair is underway. The state is counting on the festival to bring in tourists and their money.

Police: Drug suspect threw cash on Blatnik Bridge

An alleged drug suspect brought Minnesota-bound traffic on the Blatnik Bridge to a brief standstill after police say he threw out of his car window in Superior. More>>

UPDATE: Kristen Smith found guilty of kidnapping baby Kayden Powell Video included

A jury panel in federal court has found Kristen Smith guilty of kidnapping. 31-year-old Kristen Smith was found guilty of kidnapping baby Kayden Powell of Beloit in court Thursday. More>>

UPDATE: Former bishop sentenced to 10 years in prison for hitting and killing Sun Prairie jogger Video included

Former bishop, Bruce Burnside was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 5 years of extended supervision in the death of Maureen Mengelt of Sun Prairie. More>>

Catholic group asks Bishop Morlino to support baptism for children of gay couples Video included

 A small group of Catholics delivered more than 20,000 petition signatures asking to end the scrutiny on Thursday.


WI Supreme Court upholds Act 10, gives victory to Gov. Walker Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- The State Supreme Court upheld Act 10 Thursday, ending a three-and-a-half year legal fight that began during the Capitol protests of 2011. More>>

UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 hurt in plane crash near air show

 The plane went down on the southeast side of the airport around 9:30 Thursday morning.


Wisconsin State Fair and cream puffs are back Video included

WEST ALLIS (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State Fair is underway in West Allis, and that means cream puffs are back. More>>

Sambath Pal pleads guilty in death of two motorcyclists

The man accused in the deaths of two motorcyclists in Janesville has plead guilty. Sambath Pal plead guilty Thursday to two counts of hit-and-run involving death.

Picnic Point in Madison vandalized by graffiti

Picnic Point along the shores of Lake Mendota was recently hit with graffiti tags. On Wednesday, UW-Madison Police found that numerous tags were sprayed on one of the fire pits.

Veteran pilot creates friendship with young boy Video included

A 40-year-old veteran pilot has built a touching friendship with a young Edgerton boy. Gerald Miller flies WWII planes as a hobby but recently has found another way to spend his time.  More>>

WI Supreme Court upholds Act 10, voter ID law, and domestic partner registry Video included

MADISON (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Act 10, voter ID law and domestic partner registry in the state. More>>

Middleton's Battle of the Badges set for August 9th Video included

 The game gets underway at 11:00 a-m next Saturday at Firefighters Memorial Park.


Ex-officer accused of stealing drugs back in jail

The former La Crosse police lieutenant accused of stealing drugs from the department's evidence room is back in jail.

Walker reacts to Supreme Court rulings

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Governor Walker's reforms in both Act 10 and the voter ID law.

US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.

Janesville man arrested for 5th OWI offense

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- A Janesville man was arrested for his 5th OWI offense while having a revoked driving status. More>>

Armed robbery overnight at 2 Brothers Pub and Grill Video included

EDGERTON (WKOW) -- Authorities in Rock County responded to an armed robbery just before midnight Thursday. According to Rock County Communications, it happened at 2 Brothers Pub & Grill in Edgerton. Officers were still on scene as of 4 a.m. Thursday. More information is expected to be released later Thursday morning. More>>

Madison Central Library honored for energy-efficiency

Madison's Central Library received an honor for being environmentally-friendly.

Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal

Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have announced an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public company. More>>

UPDATE: Small plane crashes near prison in Oshkosh

There were no serious injuries when a small plane went down in Oshkosh.

Women take center stage at Airventure Video included

Women took center stage Wednesday at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh. More>>

UPDATE: Driver killed in rollover along Hwy. 81 outside of Beloit

Highway 81 in the town of Newark has reopened following a deadly crash Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Fitchburg man saves coworker's life on the job Video included

FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- A City of Fitchburg employee is being credited with saving a coworker's life. Building inspectors Jack Pearson and Paul Scott were walking through a vacant duplex on King James Way June 30 when Scott noticed something was wrong with Pearson.

Decline in food donations forces pantries to buy more Video included

Summer can be a stressful time for foodbanks because they typically see a decline in donations, but this summer is proving especially tough. More>>

Badgers take the stage at Big 10 Media Days

The Badgers take their turn at the mic on opening day of Big 10 Media Days in Chicago on Monday, as the team prepares for its second season under coach Gary Andersen. More>>

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