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DOJ asks for more money to investigate officer-involved deaths

The state Department of Justice believes it needs an additional $738,600 to cover the cost of investigating police officer-involved deaths. More>>

Drunk driver nearly crashes into MPD squad

Sun Prairie woman arrested for OWI-2nd with baby in the backseat.

Three teens arrested after Saturday night disturbance

Large disturbance Saturday night on Jenewein Road leads to three teens arrested.

Rockford couple arrested in Madison for retail theft

Trying to support their drug habits, a Rockford couple attempts to shoplift thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Home Depot in Madison.

Suspects smash through Janesville liquor store ; steal alcohol

Janesville police are searching for two suspects who broke into a liquor store and took several bottles of alcohol. More>>

Marshfield man suspected in Packers ticket scam

Marshfield police say a scammer has been bilking local businesses by saying he can acquire Green Bay Packers tickets, and then failing to deliver the goods. More>>

La Crosse man faces new child-porn charges

A La Crosse man already accused of molesting a 4-year-old now faces a new charge after police found at least 49 images child pornography on his hard drive. More>>

UPDATE: Man arrested in girlfriend's 'staged' suicide in 2013 Video included

Data from a heart monitor is helping investigators solidify their case against a man accused of killing his girlfriend last year. More>>

Nathan Middleton gets 22 years for mutilating, disposing body

A judge has sentenced Nathan Middleton to 22 years in prison for mutilating, then burning the body of Aprina Paul at his home in Evansville. More>>

Wisconsin convict pays restitution to victim's mom

 A 30-year-old Wisconsin man convicted of hiding and burning a body in his backyard has been ordered to pay restitution to the victim's mother. More>>

Furniture scam makes its way from Arkansas to Walworth County

Door-to-door furniture sales scam hits Walworth County.

MPD investigating more smash-and-grab break-ins

More smash-and-grab burglaries in Madison.

Police arrest multiple wanted persons in warrant initiative

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Rock County Sheriff's arrested multiple wanted persons in the Beloit area as part of a warrant initiative. More>>

Monona PD reminder: Lock your cars

Police in Monona are reminding everyone to lock their cars following a rash of complaints of thefts from vehicles. More>>

UPDATE: Bail raised to $2 million for former deputy charged in Fitchburg double homicide Video included

Former Dane County Sheriff's Deputy Andy Steele pleads not guilty to two counts of murder in the deaths of his wife and sister-in-law Thursday and a judge increased his bail to $2 million. More>>

Portage High briefly locked down after assault

Portage Police say Portage High School was put on lockdown briefly Thursday morning as police searched for a student under arrest tonight for assaulting a fellow student. More>>

Wisconsin man arrested after 2 men shot at Massachusetts hotel

 Two people have been taken to a hospital and a Wisconsin man is in custody after a late night shooting at a Massachusetts hotel. More>>

Madison man accused of trying to run down deputy

  A 45-year-old Madison man has been charged after authorities say he tried to run down a Sauk County Sheriff's deputy with his car.

Dodge County Sheriff looking for person of interest in homicide case

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office if looking for a woman who they say was the last person to see Michael Soeller before he was found dead on Sunday. More>>

Homicide suspect last seen in Milwaukee, wanted in Dodge County

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office is looking for 30-year-old Kriscilla K. McHenry.  McHenry is a suspect in the homicide of Michael J. Soeller who was found dead in his apartment in the Town of Fox Lake on August 24. More>>

Prosecutors drop attempted homicide charge in shooting

Prosecutors dismissed an attempted homicide charge in a Rock County shooting. More>>

Wisconsin man charged with killing puppies

A 68-year-old Dorchester farmer killed eight Blue Heeler mix puppies with a sledgehammer because he didn't want them running around the farm, according to a criminal complaint.

DOJ seeks to commit sexually violent Dodge Co. man

State recommends commitment for sexually violent Dodge County man.

Attorney: 2nd stabbing suspect not fit for trial

An attorney for one of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate in an attempt to please a fictional character says he doubts she is mentally fit to stand trial.

Slender Man stabbing suspect found not competent to stand trial

A 12-year-old Waukesha girl is found not competent to stand trial for stabbing her friend multiple times.

Amory Waters charged in campus rape Video included

Bail is set at $10,000 for Fond du Lac man charged with sexually assaulting a UW Madison student.

Former Deputy accused of killing his wife and sister-in-law wants bail lowered

 A former Dane County Sheriff's Deputy accused of killing his wife and sister-in-law wants his one million dollars bail reduced to no more than one hundred thousand dollars. More>>

Westside businesses burglarized overnight on Odana and Mineral Point Road

Madison Police are investigating a series of smash-and-grab style business burglaries that took place around the Odana Road area.

UPDATE: One arrested, one sought after family threatened in Madison

Rayshawn Jackson, 21/Dane Co. Jail Rayshawn Jackson, 21/Dane Co. Jail

Madison police arrest one man, but are still looking for another after a disturbance at the Water Leaf Apartments Monday night. More>>

Juneau Co. homicide suspect arrested in Madison

Madison police arrest man wanted in Juneau County homicide.

After crashing into a pond, Madison man arrested for OWI-4th

Monona police arrest Madison man for OWI-4th.

Monroe man arrested for OWI-5th

Monroe man arrested in the parking lot of Ho-Chunk Gaming for OWI-5th.

Arrest made after baby used as "tug-of-war"

Sears employee contacts MPD after witnessing two men in a "tug-of-war" with a baby.

Man attacked by teens near Camp Randall

Madison man attacked by teens while walking near Camp Randall.

Woman sexually assaulted while sleeping

Young woman sexually assaulted while napping on friend's couch.

Madison woman arrested for 6th OWI after crash

PHOTO: Amanda Schneider PHOTO: Amanda Schneider

A Madison woman is arrested for her sixth drunk driving offense. More>>

Stevens Point Fire Department gets stolen statue back

The Stevens Point Fire Department has its stolen Boy with the Boot statue back. More>>

UW-Madison police arrest sexual assault suspect

Late Friday night, officers with the UW-Madison Police Department arrested a suspect in a sexual assault case. More>>

Downtown fight leaves one man unconscious

A fight downtown leaves one man lying near an intersection unconscious.

MPD investigating an armed robbery at 7-Eleven

Madison police are investigating an early morning robbery at the 7-Eleven on W. Beltline Highway.

Madison man arrested for 7th drunken driving offense

Police identify drunken driver, involved in a hit and run, through a cell phone picture of his license plate.

Madison sex assault case bound over for trial

Marcus Boone is charged with assaulting a 21-year-old woman in August.

Beloit shooting suspect arrested in Georgia

Police in Beloit say a shooting suspect was recently arrested in the state of Georgia. More>>

UPDATE: Two arrested in Grant County drug bust

Police in Fennimore have identified the two men arrested Wednesday during a drug bust. More>>

Two arrested for theft; may be linked to a string of retail thefts across WI and IL

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Madison police arrest two for retail theft and say they may be linked to a string of thefts across Wisconsin and Illinois.

Beloit police looking for woman who escaped from custody

Police in Beloit are looking for a 19-year-old woman who escaped from police custody. More>>

Green County man arrested for sexual assault

Green County man sexually assaults female acquaintance after entering her home uninvited.

Suspect arrested in Sunday hit and run crash

The suspect is Ivan Miranda-Arias, 27, of Prairie du Sac. He was booked into the jail for Hit and Run, causing injury; Knowingly Operating Without a License, causing great bodily harm; Failure to Notify Police of an Accident, and Obstructing. More>>

Ex-police officer suspected in suitcase deaths had long disciplinary record

WEST ALLIS (WKOW) -- Newly released records show that a former West Allis police officer charged with hiding two women's corpses in suitcases had a lengthy disciplinary record, including three suspensions and four reprimands. More>>

Steven Zelich expected to enter plea in suitcase deaths case

A former police officer charged with dumping two bodies in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road is due to enter a plea in court Thursday. More>>

UPDATE: Former UW Hospital nurse could face charges after reports of stolen morphine

 A former UW Hospital nurse was arrested Thursday and could be charged with 42 felony counts of Diversion of Drugs and 42 counts of Reckless Injury, according to UW Madison Police. More>>

Waukesha Co. DA explains why young girls charged as adults; attorney pushes transfer to juvenile court

An attorney for one of the two girls charged with stabbing a friend 19 times in Waukesha will try to get her case transferred to juvenile court. More>>

Two bodies found in suitcases identified as women

The Waukesha County Medical Examiner complete autopsies over the weekend on the remains found inside two suitcases in the Town of Geneva on Thursday.

UPDATE: Sheriff says taser, pepper spray failed to subdue shooting victim

Dep. Roger Finch (L) & Lt. Brian Hayes (R) Dep. Roger Finch (L) & Lt. Brian Hayes (R)

A UW Hospital media representative tells 27 News both Lt. Brian Hayes and Deputy Roger Finch are in good condition.

The two were injured during an officer-involved shooting in the Town of Primrose.

UPDATE: Murder charge to be filed in Mazomanie homicide investigation

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Dane County Sheriff's Office has announced Phillip Byrd is expected to be charged Thursday with first degree intentional homicide in connection with a murder in Mazomanie in February.


UPDATE: Janesville man charged in Mazomanie homicide

The Janesville man in custody in connection with a Dane County homicide case is expected to be charged with murder. More>>

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Rock County fatal hit and run

Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden says 24-year-old Sambath Pal has been arrested in the connection to the deadly crash on Easter Sunday. More>>

UPDATE: Authorities looking for help in Mazomanie homicide

The Dane County Sheriff's Office is searching for this pink revolver missing from homicide victim Cheryl Gilberg's Mazomanie home.

Person of interest identified in Mazomanie homicide

Janesville man identified as person of interest in the Mazomanie homicide investigation. More>>

Search for evidence in Mazomanie murder will continue Friday morning along Hwy. 14

Deputies searched along Highway 14 near Black Earth for evidence in homicide of Cheryl Gilberg.

Leads spark continued search in homicide investigation

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney says he feels his office is far ahead of where it was Thursday night, but revealed little other new information in a Friday afternoon news conference regarding a homicide in Mazomanie. More>>

Federal kidnapping charges filed against CO woman in Kayden Powell case

31-year-old Kristen Smith, of Denver, Colorado is charged with kidnapping six-day-old Kayden Powell, of Beloit, in the early morning hours Thursday, February 6. More>>

Baby kidnapping suspect in Madison courtroom Friday

The woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew earlier this month made her initial appearance in federal court in Madison Friday. More>>

UPDATE: Madison father sentenced to five years in child abuse case

Chad Chritton received a sentence of five years in prison, plus five years extended supervision for neglecting and abusing his teenage daughter. More>>

Mother accused of tying 2-year-old to bed while she ran errands

A two-year-old was found wandering outside in Madison wearing a diaper Tuesday, and the child's mother now faces possible neglect charges More>>

Madison mom accused of tying 2-year-old to bed is out on bond

She tied her two-year-old son to a bed while she ran errands, now a Madison mom is ordered not to have unsupervised contact. More>>

Former WI prison inmate headed back to jail for spitting on guards

A former prison inmate will go back behind bars after spitting on two correctional officers. More>>

Man who killed father pleads innocent by insanity

The man charged with killing his father in Jackson County is pleading innocent by insanity. More>>

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