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

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.
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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>>

Repeat OWI driver injured in rollover crash

Dane County Sheriff's arrest man for OWI-5th.
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Homicide charge filed in bicyclist's death

A homicide charge was filed against the driver accused of hitting and killing a woman who was riding her bike outside of Madison. More>>

27 indicted in federal drug investigation

Feds arrest 27 people in Wisconsin on drug-trafficking and other related charges.
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Surveillance photos of armed robbery suspects

The Dane County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance photos from a Tuesday armed robbery in the town of Burke, hoping the pictures help lead to the arrest of two suspects. The photos show one suspect in a hooded sweatshirt.
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Rent scam targeting college students in Madison

MADISON (WKOW) -- A new scam appears to be targeting college students that rent in Madison, according to police.The Madison Police Department says a single sheet of paper, advising the current resident of a newly created "online rent system", is being place underneath the renter's door. It tells the renter that all interested parties should contact a listed manager's email with specific information, like name, date of birth, social security number, and credit card information.The flier even o... More>>

FBI director talks cybersecurity at Milwaukee field office

The head of the FBI stopped in Milwaukee yesterday and expressed his opinion that the government can fight computer crime without compromising Americans' privacy rights, comparing government monitoring to a police department that stations an officer at a gang-infested park to make it safe for children and families once again. More>>

Three arrested in Rock Co. heroin bust

Heroin search warrant in Janesville ends with three arrested.
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Homicide investigation in Kenosha

A 20-year-old is dead following a Monday night shooting in Kenosha.
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Washington man busted for felony OWI on Hwy. 151

A 41-year-old Washington man is arrested in Dane County for felony OWI.
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Rep. Kramer appears in court on sexual assault charges Video included

Rep. Bill Kramer appears in court on charges of sexual assault.
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UPDATE: Suspect in Kansas shooting a former KKK leader Video included

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Authorities say three people have been shot and killed in suburban Kansas City. More>>

President Obama offers condolences after Kansas shootings

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President Barack Obama is offering condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday's shootings outside a Jewish community center and a retirement village in Kansas.
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Police set up sting, recover stolen $13,000 bracelet

Police say the bracelet had been stolen from Rogers & Hollands Jewelers at the West Towne Mall in January. More>>

Madison woman scammed out of $2,000

Woman scammed out of $2,000 by overseas criminals
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Beaver Dam police search for armed robbery suspect

Beaver Dam police release sketch of armed robbery suspect.
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2-year-old hit by gunfire

Police say a 2-year-old boy has been shot and wounded at his home in Milwaukee.
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Dane County man arrested for 6th OWI

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Deputies with the Dane County Sheriff's Office say they arrested a man Wednesday night for his sixth OWI offense. More>>

UPDATE: Suspect in 1997 Racine homicide in court for first time Video included

An Illinois man accused of a 1997 Racine homicide made his first court appearance Wednesday. More>>

UWPD: sex assault did not occur at residence hall

UWPD says they are no longer looking for sexual assault suspect.
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Sex crimes case against former schools worker delayed

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A former Madison Schools employee accused of sexually assaulting two teenagers is set to take a plea and be sentenced on Wednesday. More>>

Facebook dispute ends at Madison gas station

Facebook dispute escalates outside a Madison gas station; one arrested, one on the run.
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Janesville man arrested for OWI-5th

Town of Madison police arrest Janesville man for 5th OWI.
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Dane Co. inmate is AWOL

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MADISON (WKOW) -- An inmate from the Dane County Jail is absent without leave. More>>

Man spurned by woman at party goes on property-damage spree

Madison police say a man went on a spree and damaged a lot of property at an apartment building, after a woman rebuffed his romantic advances at a party.
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Madison Police looking for robbery suspects

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Police are looking the suspects in a strong armed robbery at a Mobil gas station Saturday night. More>>

22-year-old Madison man taken to hospital for concussion after argument turns violent

MADISON (WKOW) -- A 22-year-old Madison man was taken to the hospital early Sunday morning after an argument turned violent. More>>

Sauk County heroin bust involves father and son Video included


A release from the sheriff's office says the April 3 bust followed several months of undercover operations, and involved coordination between the Sauk County Drug Task Force, the Sauk Prairie Police Department and the State of Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation.
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Man wearing surgical masks robs Community Pharmacy in downtown Madison

Madison Police are looking for a man who robbed the Community Pharmacy on State Street Monday morning. More>>

Woman wakes up to find a stranger in her bed

A 44-year-old woman called police after finding a stranger in her bed with his arm wrapped around her. More>>

Ambulance crew helped Madison Police investigate stabbing

The Ryan Brothers Ambulance Service has issued the following statement after crew members helped in a stabbing investigation over the weekend. More>>

Gov. Walker signing heroin bills into law Video included

Gov. Scott Walker is signing seven anti-heroin bills at signing ceremonies across Wisconsin on Monday. More>>

Madison police looking for sexual assault suspect

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police are looking for a suspect in a weekend sexual assault. More>>

Madison driver accused of 7th OWI offense

Madison police say a man stopped on suspicion of his seventh drunken driving offense was more than four times over the legal limit for driving. More>>

Sexual assault reported at UW campus dorm

Campus police are investigating a report of a sexual assault in a UW-Madison residence hall.

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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.
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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.
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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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