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Data breach impacts nearly 3 million Michaels customers Video included

Seventeen stores are listed in Wisconsin as exposed to the breach, including the one here in Madison. More>>

Guide to local farmers' markets

The Dane Co. Farmers' Market kicks off its 2014 season this Saturday, April 18, on the square in downtown Madison. More>>

More moms staying at home as child care costs rise Video included

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>>

More Wisconsin farmers' markets accepting FoodShare Video included

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>>

Scam targets renters in UW campus area Video included

Police are warning renters about a scam targeting tenants in the UW-Madison campus area. A flyer went out to people who rent from H H Apartments, promising on online payment service and $215 off the next month's rent.
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State moratorium for cutting off heat ends Wednesday


State law prohibits utilities from shutting off a customer's heat between November 1 and April 15.
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Tax help center deals with extra clients and last minute rush during final days of tax season Video included

This sense of urgency is plainly evident the minute you walk into the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center in Madison. Sitting just behind the front desk is a sign saying "Welcome to Procrastinationville." More>>

Madison Water Utility says customers can stop running water

-- Madison Water Utility says it's now safe for people who've been running their water to keep their service lateral from freezing to stop. More>>

Last Minute Tax Tips

We're just days away from the tax filing deadline on Tuesday. More>>

Heartbleed computer bug causes concern Video included

A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.
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Crave Brothers Listeriosis outbreak linked to unsanitary conditions

The CDC says the contamination likely occurred after the milk was pasteurized. More>>

Summer gas price prediction -- $3.57/gallon

Drivers will see a little relief at the gas pump this summer, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. More>>

Enrollment deadlines approaching for health insurance

The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is reminding everyone there are two Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadlines coming in the next several weeks. More>>

House flipping scam lands former police officer in jail

When some victims heard they could make a 12% return on their money, hundreds signed up.
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Target customers can sign up for free credit monitoring now

MADISON (WKOW) ---- Target announced last week that they would offer guests who shopped in their U.S. stores free credit monitoring for a year along with identity protection. Sign-up begins today through More>>

Target: 40M accounts may be involved in breach

Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach. More>>

UPDATE: UW-Madison IT expert says US could have safer credit/debit cards

MADISON (WKOW) -- A UW-Madison IT expert says the technology exists to avoid the type of crisis caused by the Target security breach.
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