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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>>

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>>

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>>

Employment in the private sector at pre-recession levels Video included

Employment in the nation's private sector is back to where it was before the recession. More>>

Tyson Foods recalling chicken nuggets due to possible contamination

Tyson Foods Inc., in Missouri, is recalling chicken nugget products due to a possible foreign matter contamination. More>>

Chrysler recalls about 870,000 SUVs for brake defect

DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because corrosion may make the vehicles' brakes harder to use. 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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