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Computer scam is making a comeback in Wisconsin Video included

An old computer scam has re-emerged in Southern Wisconsin. For several years scammers have called computer owners claiming to work for Microsoft Software. These individuals tell users that they need to gain access to the computer in order to fix something in the user's system.
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Growing need for summer lunch program Video included

The Summer Food Service Program is federally funded and locally operated. The program ensures that kids have access to free meals when school is not in session. More>>

Black Earth Meats may be forced to move part of its business

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Black Earth Village Trustee James Coyle tells 27 News the village board voted Tuesday night to give Black Earth Meats 120 days to relocate the slaughterhouse portion of its business. More>>

De Pere private school files for bankruptcy

A private school in De Pere has closed and filed for bankruptcy, leaving some parents out nearly $30,000 in tuition payments. More>>

$3.4 million in lottery prizes unclaimed last year

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue says roughly $3.4 million in lottery winnings were not claimed by lucky ticket holders last year. More>>

Now is the time to order propane for winter

Summer is in full swing, but you may want to start planning for winter when it comes to buying propane. More>>

Metro Transit installing new fareboxes

A change is coming to the way riders of Metro Transit pay fare. Metro is installing new fareboxes on all fixed-rout buses beginning in August. More>>

Wisconsin homeowners still paying for cold winter

Some Wisconsin homeowners have higher electric bills that reflect the continued cost of an unusually cold winter. More>>

Harley-Davidson recalling over 66,000 motorcycles

Harley Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning. More>>

Graco recalls 2 million infant car seats

The largest car seat recall in U.S. history now includes nearly two million infant seats to go along with the 4.2 million toddler seats already recalled by Graco. More>>

Angie's List: Maintaining your grill Video included

If it's been awhile since you fired your grill up, Angie's List has some tips to keep yours around for years. More>>

Hurricane 360 Mop: Does it Work?

MADISON (WKOW) -- Spin dirt away, dust and mop up spills. More>>

#OnlineSafety: The checklist every parent needs to keep their kids safe from predators Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- It's not easy being a parent. Period. But it's gotten a lot harder with advances in technology. and trying to keep your kids safe from child predators.Becky Baumeister and her 13-year-old daughter Katrina spend their fair share of time on the posting on Facebook, checking out new apps, and watching YouTube videos. And while Becky is pretty knowledgeable when it comes to technology, it's hard to keep up with a teenager. While she may know sites like YouTube, Instagram and eve... More>>

Batteries in baby video monitors being recalled

Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. 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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