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Cab companies, rideshare apps and city officials come together to discuss ongoing dispute Video included

Two mobile ridesharing companies are trying get their footing in the Madison area. Both Uber and Lyft have been operating in the city for a few weeks now and have been met with praise and controversy. More>>

Local teen who lost wheelchair in car crash takes first ride in his brand new chair Video included

After seeing his story on the news Home Health United decided to give him a free chair. Workers made a few last minute touches and measurements before giving it to Drew. More>>

DCHS celebrates 'Help a Horse Week' to encourage adoption

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County Humane Society celebrates Help a Horse Day. More>>

UPDATE: Sun Prairie schools stress community involvement at safety conference Video included

The Sun Prairie School District presented parents and interested members of the public with the basics of its school safety plan Tuesday evening.

Democratic aide says Gov. Walker will sign officer-involved shootings bill

Updated: Apr 22, 2014 11:15 PM

MADISON -- An aide to a Wisconsin lawmaker said Gov. Scott Walker intends to sign a bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths. More>>

UPDATE: Milwaukee Public Market to reopen following underground fire

The Milwaukee Public Market will reopen Wednesday following an underground fire nearby. More>>

Two arrested after high-speed chase in Madison

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Police arrested 25-year-old Tyler McIntosh and 23-year-old Chelsea Schwaegerl on charges of reckless endangerment after a high-speed chase that went through Madison.

Hostage situation over; suspect in custody in central WI

A gunman is in custody after holding a restaurant worker hostage in central Wisconsin. More>>

Democratic AG hopeful wants to restore public intervenor office

Updated: Apr 22, 2014 11:18 PM

MADISON -- Democratic attorney general hopeful Jon Richards is promising to re-establish the public intervenor office within the state Department of Justice. The position was created in 1967 to act as an advocate for the state's natural resources. More>>

Narcotics Task Force bust yields two arrests

Two men arrested after a lengthy drug investigation involving the sale and distribution of crack cocaine.

Green Bay officer investigated after aggressive arrest Video included

In the video, a man appears to yell obscenities at a policeman, before the officer pushes the man against a car and onto the ground.

Madison students and volunteers celebrate Earth Day Video included

Earth Day was created back in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. More>>

DOJ: Agent let 43 child porn cases languish Video included

A Wisconsin Department of Justice official says a former Milwaukee field office supervisor let at least 43 child pornography cases languish for months.

Isthmus Green Day on Saturday Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- It's a one-day celebration of sustainability and healthy living. The annual Isthmus Green Day attracts thousands of visitors every year. More>>

Experts make case for online voter registration at State Capitol Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Online voter registration is already a reality in nearly 20 states and experts on the issue made their case for why Wisconsin should consider adding itself to that list at a Tuesday hearing before the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections.

MLB suspends 4 after Brewers-Pirates brawl

Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. More>>

Search continues for SUV involved in fatal hit & run Video included

Vehicle part found at the scene of a double fatal hit and run in Janesville appears to have come from a 2001-2003 Infinity QX4.

Rock County officials have new details on search for SUV in fatal motorcycle crash

The Rock County Sheriff's Department says they are now looking for a 2004 - 2007 Infinity QX56.  This vehicle is believed to be involved in a fatal crash from Sunday that killed two motorcyclists in Janesville. More>>

Iowa State says data breach could affect thousands

Iowa State University has reported a data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of nearly 30,000 people enrolled at the school over a 17-year period. More>>

Homes sales down in Wisconsin last month

Existing home sales in Wisconsin fell 11% in March, compared to the same month a year ago.

Highway 73 closed until November

The $10.4 million project is expected to be completed in November. More>>

Bicyclists break up fight on the Yahara River Bike Path

An argument over a woman leads to the arrest of a 45-year-old man.

First Democrat joins race for District 6 seat in Congress

Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris announced his run for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the first Democrat to join the race to replace U.S. Rep. Tom Petri in Wisconsin's Republican-leaning 6th District. More>>

Family creates awareness of fundraising efforts on one year anniversary of teen's death Video included

The local teen passed away one year ago today from cancer, but her public awareness mission and fight to raise funds for research still continues

Sheriff's deputies search for teen who fired shots

A teenager accused of shooting at his sister's boyfriend in Ozaukee County is still on the run. Sheriff's officials said Tuesday deputies are still looking for the 16-year-old boy. More>>

Steinhafels approved to purchase American TV

A Dane County judge approves the sale of three American TV stores to Steinhafels.

Milwaukee police investigate double homicide

Milwaukee police say they're investigating a double homicide.

Hank's new house Video included

The Brewers' unofficial mascot, Hank, now has his own home at Miller Park. More>>

Will Brett Hulsey shake up the governor's race? Video included

Updated: Apr 21, 2014 10:05 PM

MADISON (WKOW) -- Brett Hulsey's entry into the Governor's race could shake up the Democratic field. But political scientist Ken Mayer said it's not likely to. "I dont think this is a serious challenge for the nomination," said Mayer, a professor of political science at the UW-Madison. Hulsey announced his candidacy for Governor on Monday. Mayer said Hulsey is among the most liberal members of the state assembly, where he was first elected in 2010. But he said Hulsey lacks name recognition ar... More>>

New marine deals could secure Wisconsin jobs Video included

Some foreign contracts could secure about 1,400 jobs at Marinette Marine. More>>

Ex-Rep. Roger Roth declares Wisconsin Senate run

Former state Rep. Roger Roth says he is running for the state Senate seat now held by retiring Senate President Mike Ellis. More>>

Madison named greenest city in U.S. Video included

Mayor Soglin says despite the number one ranking, he and other city officials will strive to make Madison even greener. More>>

UPDATE: Brett Hulsey announces run for Governor Video included

Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) cleared up months of speculation about his political future in emphatic fashion Monday morning, announcing he will challenge Mary Burke for the Democratic nomination for Governor. More>>

Lyft, Uber drivers cited for the first time in Madison

For the first time, Madison police have ticketed drivers operating under the rideshare companies Lyft and Uber. More>>

UPDATE: Driver has minor injuries after truck rolls over, catches fire on the Beltline Video included

The driver of a City of Madison water tank truck was taken to the hospital Monday morning after the truck rolled over on the Beltline and caught fire. More>>

UPDATE: Two arrested after high-speed chase

Police arrested two people they say were inside a vehicle that led police on a high-speed chase Monday. More>>

Pow Wow 2014 this Saturday at Madison College Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- The sounds of Native American culture will fill Madison College this weekend for Pow Wow 2014. More>>

Civil psychiatric patients at Mendota removed to make room for criminals

Mendota releases civil psychiatric patients to make room for criminals.

Water main flushing begins in Madison

During the warmer months, crews go from neighborhood to neighborhood flushing out sediment from the city's water mains. More>>

Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

Republican Gov. Scott Walker has announced plans to expand a state program that provides in-home care for the elderly and disabled to seven more Wisconsin counties.

Police investigate shots fired early Sunday morning

A sergeant reported hearing about six gun shots in the area of Grand Canyon Drive and Odana Road. More>>

Statewide tornado drill set for Thursday

The drill will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a mock tornado watch, followed by a mock tornado warning and drill at 1:45. More>>

Anglers can keep large-mouth bass

MADISON (AP) -- Anglers in northern Wisconsin can keep large-mouth bass this season for the first time in 22 years. More>>

First of its kind art exhibit to be displayed at local museum

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is presenting the first exhibition of works by Wisconsin folk artist Paul Seifert. More>>

1 year since Pittsfield woman went missing

PITTSFIELD (AP) -- Family and friends are planning a candlelight vigil and other events this week to mark the disappearance of a Pittsfield woman.Victoria Prokopovitz vanished a year ago on April 25th.

UPDATE: Authorities search for SUV responsible for fatal accident Video included

Two people are dead, and the hunt is on for the SUV believed to be responsible, after a multi-vehicle accident Sunday night.

Manitowoc Co. family business closing after 162 years

One of Wisconsin's oldest businesses and an iconic staple in Manitowoc County's Two Rivers has closed it's doors for the last time. More>>

Eau Claire glass blowing business bringing the heat Video included

A new business opened this weekend in Eau Claire and it's bringing some heat. More>>

Madison church's annual Easter meal brings community together Video included

One local church has been hosting holiday meals every year for decades and hundreds show up for its Easter community lunch. More>>

Kraft recalls hot dogs for incorrect labeling

 Kraft Foods Group is recalling about 96-thousand pounds of hot dogs because of incorrect labeling. More>>

UPDATE: Rep. Petri says GOP healthcare proposal likely ahead of fall elections Video included

Updated: Apr 20, 2014 05:31 PM

MADISON (WKOW) -- Republican congressman Tom Petri says his party is likely to propose an overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system ahead of this November's elections.

Ever-popular Peeps exhibit back at Racine Museum

The Racine Art Museum has opened its most popular community event: an annual Peeps exhibit that centers around the marshmallow candies shaped as bunnies or chicks.

New hope for local breweries after FDA proposes rule that would crack down on used grains Video included

A historic partnership between breweries and local farmers is in jeopardy after a proposed rule change from the U.S Food and Drug Administration. More>>

Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

A former official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Wisconsin can remain the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state imposes and enforces strong regulations.

OWI fines hefty, but deterrence effect debated

The fine for a first drunken-driving offense, including court costs and surcharges, can be as high as $1,000.

Wisconsin police brace for new probe protocols

MADISON (AP) -- A bill revamping officer-involved death investigations would mean a culture shift for Wisconsin's largest police departments. More>>

Girl Scouts hand out cookies to returning troops

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- About 75 U.S. troops who landed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport this weekend got a sweet surprise from local Girl Scouts from Minnesota and Wisconsin. More>>

Racine County man dies after car falls on him

TOWN OF BURLINGTON (AP) -- Racine County officials say a man who was working on his car at his Town of Burlington home has died after the vehicle apparently fell on him. More>>

Man robs Madison gas station Sunday

MADISON (WKOW) -- Authorities are trying to find a man who robbed a gas station on Northport Drive early Sunday morning, according to a Madison Police Department report. More>>

Wisconsin DNR assessing winter deer kill

MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin wildlife officials are using road-kill and radio-tracking data to assess the harsh winter's effect on the state's deer herd. More>>

Tom Farley seeks Madison aldermanic seat

MADISON (AP) -- The brother of late comedian Chris Farley wants to be a Madison alderman. More>>

Final stop for Packers Tailgate tour in northwoods Video included

Even though it's the offseason, the Packers are spending the week together on a bus. More>>

Funeral held for fallen Polk Co. Deputy Video included

Hundreds of community members and fellow law enforcement officers gather in Saint Croix Falls Saturday to give a final farewell to a fallen Polk County Deputy. More>>

People clean up Madison Parks during Earth Day Challenge Video included

Many got outdoors to clean up Madison in celebration of Earth Day. More>>

Drew's new wheelchair to come Monday, donating $5,000 to Boys & Girls Club Video included

A Baraboo teenager is sharing the support he received from the community with others in need. More>>

First Lady Michelle Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

The first lady's office says she'll appear on the May 7 episode of the ABC country music drama "Nashville." More>>

School food service workers learn healthy recipes

A Wisconsin chef is teaching school food service workers in the Green Bay area the art of preparing healthy meals from scratch.

U.S. weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

A Western official says the United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks. More>>

Opening day at Dane County Farmers' Market Video included

The Dane County Farmer's market is open for the season. It started back in 1972 and is the largest producers-only market in the U-S. Kate Pinkston is a Madison native, who’s been frequenting the market for 30 years.

Henry Vilas Zoo hosts Earth Day celebration Video included

The Henry Vilas Zoo held an Earth Day celebration on Saturday. More>>

Madison Mallards host The Great Dane Easter Egg Hunt Video included

Hundreds of children and their families gathered at the Madison Mallards stadium in Warner Park on Saturday for the annual Great Dane Easter Egg Hunt. More>>

UW athletes, United Way promote children's literacy Video included

UW-Madison athletes and the United Way joined together Saturday to promote children's literacy at the Red, White Read event. More>>

Bird enthusiasts to begin mapping purple martin

EAU CLAIRE (AP) -- Purple martins will begin returning to Wisconsin to nest in coming days, but some bird enthusiasts say their numbers are on the decline.

Man injured in Milwaukee nightclub shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a nightclub shooting that left one man injured. More>>

Madison property values jump Video included

Barb Dawson is a 26-year real estate veteran and says the last six years are some of the most challenging she’s seen. But a city-wide increase in property values is changing that.

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