MADISON (WKOW) -- More moms are staying at home because the cost of daycare is skyrocketing.A report released this week by the Pew Research Center finds 29 percent of mothers in 2012 chose to stay at home after having children. One likely reason for that is the rising cost of childcare in the U.S., up more than 70 percent since 1985.Madison mom Courtney Redepenning is one of those mothers. About three years ago she decided to quit her work as a hairdresser when her family moved to Madison for... More>>
A portion of Highway 14 in Janesville is closed as crews work at the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash. More>>
One local church has been hosting holiday meals every year for decades and hundreds show up for its Easter community lunch. More>>
Kraft Foods Group is recalling about 96-thousand pounds of hot dogs because of incorrect labeling. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Republican congressman Tom Petri says his party is likely to propose an overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system ahead of this November's elections.
The Racine Art Museum has opened its most popular community event: an annual Peeps exhibit that centers around the marshmallow candies shaped as bunnies or chicks.
A historic partnership between breweries and local farmers is in jeopardy after a proposed rule change from the U.S Food and Drug Administration. More>>
A former official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Wisconsin can remain the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state imposes and enforces strong regulations.
The fine for a first drunken-driving offense, including court costs and surcharges, can be as high as $1,000.
MADISON (AP) -- A bill revamping officer-involved death investigations would mean a culture shift for Wisconsin's largest police departments. More>>
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- About 75 U.S. troops who landed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport this weekend got a sweet surprise from local Girl Scouts from Minnesota and Wisconsin. More>>
TOWN OF BURLINGTON (AP) -- Racine County officials say a man who was working on his car at his Town of Burlington home has died after the vehicle apparently fell on him. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Authorities are trying to find a man who robbed a gas station on Northport Drive early Sunday morning, according to a Madison Police Department report. More>>
MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin wildlife officials are using road-kill and radio-tracking data to assess the harsh winter's effect on the state's deer herd. More>>
MADISON (AP) -- The brother of late comedian Chris Farley wants to be a Madison alderman. More>>
Even though it's the offseason, the Packers are spending the week together on a bus. More>>
Hundreds of community members and fellow law enforcement officers gather in Saint Croix Falls Saturday to give a final farewell to a fallen Polk County Deputy. More>>
Many got outdoors to clean up Madison in celebration of Earth Day. More>>
A Baraboo teenager is sharing the support he received from the community with others in need. More>>
The first lady's office says she'll appear on the May 7 episode of the ABC country music drama "Nashville." More>>
A Wisconsin chef is teaching school food service workers in the Green Bay area the art of preparing healthy meals from scratch.
A Western official says the United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks. More>>
The Dane County Farmer's market is open for the season. It started back in 1972 and is the largest producers-only market in the U-S. Kate Pinkston is a Madison native, who’s been frequenting the market for 30 years.
The Henry Vilas Zoo held an Earth Day celebration on Saturday. More>>
Hundreds of children and their families gathered at the Madison Mallards stadium in Warner Park on Saturday for the annual Great Dane Easter Egg Hunt. More>>
UW-Madison athletes and the United Way joined together Saturday to promote children's literacy at the Red, White Read event. More>>
EAU CLAIRE (AP) -- Purple martins will begin returning to Wisconsin to nest in coming days, but some bird enthusiasts say their numbers are on the decline.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a nightclub shooting that left one man injured. More>>
Barb Dawson is a 26-year real estate veteran and says the last six years are some of the most challenging she’s seen. But a city-wide increase in property values is changing that.
People across the globe found different ways to celebrate Good Friday. More>>
Seventeen stores are listed in Wisconsin as exposed to the breach, including the one here in Madison. More>>
A Dane County judge refuses to allow evidence of a former Lutheran bishop's failed, sobriety testing after a 2013, fatal Sun Prairie crash. More>>
Authorities responded to a one-car crash eastbound on the Beltline around 8:30 p.m. Friday night. More>>
Around 5:50 p.m. Friday, a Wisconsin State Trooper responded to a rollover crash on Hwy. 80 in Iowa Co. More>>
DODGEVILLE (WKOW) -- The Iowa County Emergency management says missing jail inmate Justin A. Husemann has been found and is now in custody. More>>
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to decide whether police can legally draw suspected drunken drivers' blood without a warrant or driver consent. More>>
A federal appeals court has upheld Republican Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- People with a form of chronic hives now have a new treatment option. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- A state department of justice official says a department employee was disciplined in connection with the years-long delay in addressing a child pornography lead.The disciplined employee is in addition to two DOJ employees who were terminated for allowing separate, child pornography cases to languish.In February, 19-year old Christopher Kosakoski of Milwaukee was charged with thirteen child pornography counts, but DOJ officials have conceded a tip from a national hotline abou... More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Earlier this week, Scott Walker declined an opportunity to confirm that he would serve all four years of a second term as Governor. Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) says that should absolutely be a campaign issue for Democrats.
A 27-year old Waunakee man is arrested after urinating on a downtown Madison bar, and trying to start a fight with bouncers. More>>
Marathon County sheriff's officials say fire has caused more than $1 million in damage to county vehicles. More>>
A Republican state senator says he'll announce next Tuesday whether he'll make a run for Wisconsin's 6th Congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. More>>
The Dane Co. Farmers' Market kicks off its 2014 season this Saturday, April 18, on the square in downtown Madison. More>>
JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Three men and one woman were arrested this morning after police say a large group began to fight at a bar in Janesville. More>>
Who wouldn't want to hang out with a giant 6 foot koala? Mountain Dew is coming to Madison with Kicks the Koala making house calls. More>>
A supper club in Appleton has been searching for the owner of a lost army bracelet for more than a year, and they've finally got their girl. More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Creating healthy habits "one bite at a time" to combat childhood obesity. More>>
ASHLAND (AP) -- A state appeals court has revived a lawsuit brought by a group protesting Governor Scott Walker's collective bargaining bill at the Capitol in 2011. More>>
FORT ATKINSON (WKOW) -- A 4-year-old boy from Fort Atkinson, diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes and autism, can't alert his parents of changes in his sugar levels and he needs a diabetic alert dog to help. More>>
MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- Coming off one of the most successful seasons in Wisconsin men's basketball history, a sell-out crowd filled the Kohl Center Thursday night to celebrate the season with the team.Nearly 800 people came out to show their support for the team's accomplishments, including getting out to the best start in school history, at 16-0, reaching 30 wins for just the 3-rd time in school history, and giving head coach Bo Ryan his first ever trip to the Final Four.The annual event allo... More>>
A Waunakee man faces a decade in prison on a charge of hitting and killing a woman on her bicycle. More>>
A group of condo owners in downtown Madison filed a lawsuit to stop the development of an apartment building next door. More>>
So much for spring in Wisconsin's northwoods, as some parts got as much as 15 inches of snow. More>>
STOUGHTON (WKOW) -- Harry and Hester Hale have lived in Stoughton for six years. "It's a good town," Harry said. "We have good neighbors." But he said nothing could prepare him for what he found in his mailbox Wednesday afternoon. Harry opened an envelope, with no return address written on it, to find a picture depicting the lynching of two African Americans.
The City of Fitchburg Common Council will be making a decision about the future use for the Nine Springs Golf Course property on May 13. More>>
In the last five years, there’s been an increase in the number of sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUIDs) in Dane County. According to the Public Health Department, more than 70 percent of those deaths were the result of unsafe sleep environment.
Research at UW-Madison is showing that the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease might be as much about lifestyle as aging.
Many medical experts believe the world is facing a global public health crisis. Every year the Center for Disease Control says more than two million patients in hospitals get infections that are resistant to antibiotics. More>>
JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- A state program designed to train workers with disabilities for jobs in the retail sector graduated five program participants in Janesville.Officials say the workers in REDI (Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative) emerged from an intensive, four week training, involving classroom and on-the-job sessions.Walgreens partners with the state department of workforce development in the job training program. Community Solutions of WI. LLC contracts with the state to provi... More>>
MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County Farmer's Market begins this Saturday. It's a great way to buy seasonal, local, and healthy produce, but it's also benefiting the thousands of low income families in Wisconsin. More>>
A fire at Oconto High School has caused an estimated $5 million in smoke damage to the school. More>>
Both politicians and veterans service professionals are expressing concerns that a new online claims system being initiated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) could result in longer wait times for veterans in Wisconsin. More>>
A 77-year-old Milwaukee County man has told investigators he shot his blind wife of 56 years because she she'd been nagging him for three weeks. More>>
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction(DPI) will not try to revoke the license of Middleton middle school teacher Andrew Harris. More>>
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