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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>>

Data Breach Impacts 3 million Michaels customers

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

Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide on testing drunk drivers

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to decide whether police can legally draw suspected drunken drivers' blood without a warrant or driver consent. More>>

Federal appeals court upholds Walker's union law

A federal appeals court has upheld Republican Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions. More>>

FBI and US Postal Service involved in the investigation of a threatening letter received in Stoughton

Stoughton Police are working with the FBI and US Postal Service on an investigation involving the report of a threatening letter received by a family in Stoughton.
That letter is being processed at the Wisconsin State Crime Lab.

New treatment option for chronic hives

MADISON (WKOW) -- People with a form of chronic hives now have a new treatment option. More>>

Another DOJ worker disciplined for delay in child porn investigations

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>>

Evidence thrown out in former bishop's fatal crash case

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Dane County judge refuses to allow evidence of a former Lutheran bishop's failed, sobriety testing after a 2013, fatal Sun Prairie crash.Former clergyman Bruce Burnside faces trial on homicide by drunken driving, hit-and-run and other charges, in the April 7, 2013 death of jogger Maureen Mengelt.Judge Nicholas McNamara ruled Friday a Sun Prairie police officer lacked sufficient suspicion of drunk driving by Burnside and should not have required sobriety testing. The office... More>>

Fiery election debate on tap for Capitol City Sunday

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.

Waunakee man arrested after trying to start fight in Madison bar

A 27-year old Waunakee man is arrested after urinating on a downtown Madison bar, and trying to start a fight with bouncers. More>>

Fire damages Marathon County vehicles

Marathon County sheriff's officials say fire has caused more than $1 million in damage to county vehicles. More>>

Sen. Leibham set to make decision on run for Congress

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>>

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>>

3 men, 1 woman arrested after large Janesville bar fight

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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>>

Repeat OWI driver injured in rollover crash

Dane County Sheriff's arrest man for OWI-5th.

Tweet to hang out with a 6 foot koala bear Friday night in Madison

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>>

Soldier bracelet finally returned to rightful owner Video included

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>>

YMCA announces new community partnership with restaurants to combat childhood obesity Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Creating healthy habits "one bite at a time" to combat childhood obesity. More>>

Appeals court revives Capitol protest lawsuit

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>>

4-year-old boy with autism, diabetes needs help to purchase diabetic alert dog Video included

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>>

Iowa Co. inmate is AWOL

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DODGEVILLE (WKOW) -- The Iowa County Sheriff's Department is searching for an inmate that did not return to the jail center. More>>

Badgers celebrate men's basketball season with fans Video included

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>>

Waunakee man charged in bicyclist's death Video included

A Waunakee man faces a decade in prison on a charge of hitting and killing a woman on her bicycle. More>>

Lawsuit seeks to stop Madison apartment project

A group of condo owners in downtown Madison filed a lawsuit to stop the development of an apartment building next door. More>>

Another snow day for some in northern Wisconsin Video included

So much for spring in Wisconsin's northwoods, as some parts got as much as 15 inches of snow. More>>

Stoughton family shaken by alleged piece of hate mail Video included

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.

City of Fitchburg asking residents to fill out survey to determine fate of Nine Springs Golf Course

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>>

Dane County to launch safe sleep campaign Video included

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.

New Alzheimer's research at UW-Madison Video included

Research at UW-Madison is showing that the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease might be as much about lifestyle as aging.

UW researchers collect insects and marine wildlife in hopes of creating antibiotics Video included

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>>

State program to boost workers with disabilities graduates class

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>>

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>>

Oconto High School fire causes $5 million in damages

A fire at Oconto High School has caused an estimated $5 million in smoke damage to the school. More>>

UPDATE: Vets with claims for benefits could soon see even longer wait times Video included

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>>

Wisconsin man accused of killing wife over nagging

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>>

UPDATE: Andrew Harris attorney not surprised by DPI decision

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 05:03 PM

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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