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Michigan man rescued after trying to kayak across Lake Michigan

MUSKEGON, MI (WKOW) -- A Michigan man spent his Labor Day weekend trying to kayak 80 miles across Lake Michigan. But the 31-year-old's trip ended Monday with a helicopter rescue from the Coast Guard. Matthew Frymire left Milwaukee on Saturday with a plan to reach his hometown of Grand Haven on Sunday. He was 30 miles from the finish when exhaustion set in, and after more than 34 hours floating in Lake Michigan, he sent a distress signal from his personal locator beacon and was pulled to safe... More>>

New discipline policy at Madison schools draws praise from community educators and former students

Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham says every new school year comes with its own set of changes, but this time around they're starting things off with a major change to the way they view discipline. More>>

Mayor Soglin unveils 2015 Capital Budget Video included

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin released his final capital budget proposal for next year.
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New mobile app allows you to consider politics when buying groceries Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- A new mobile phone now makes it possible to buy grocery store items only from companies that share your political beliefs.Buy Partisan was developed by a former congressional staffer and allows a people to scan the bar code of any item on a grocery store shelf and instantly find out who makes it and to which political party that company has donated the majority of its money to in the past. It also allows you to see how the company CEO, employees and any associated Political ... More>>

Hwy. 14 construction project complete

Construction on a troublesome stretch of Hwy. 14 at Wisconsin Heights is now complete. More>>

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

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Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant... More>>

UPDATE: Council may approve public market location Tuesday

The Madison Common Council has a public hearing set for Tuesday night on the proposed site of a public market.
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Home Depot Investigates Possible Data Breach

Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. More>>

Group accuses Happ of going easy on child molester

A conservative investigative group is accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a child molester off easy because he was in a contract to purchase her house More>>

Body found in the Kettle Moraine Forest identified

Body found in the Kettle Moraine Forest identified as Russ Delorme.
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Bicyclist struck by car in Madison

A bicyclist suffered non-life threatening injuries after he was struck by a car Sunday night.
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Drunk driver arrested for causing crash

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Mukwonago man is arrested after crashing and injuring someone while driving drunk.Police say the crash happened at the corner of Highway 12-18 and Millpond Road around 8:00 p.m. Sunday night.A 41-year-old Elkhorn woman, who was a passenger in the other car, was taken to a hospital with internal injuries, they are not thought to be life-threatening.The woman's husband and two sons were also in the car with her, but were not injured.The suspect, 44-year-old Lawrence Hana was... More>>

Madison company lands $550,000 WEDC loan

MADISON (WKOW) -- Forte Research Systems plans to use a $550,000 loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to add 55 jobs over the next three years.The company develops specialized computer software for clinical research and executives say the jobs will pay more than $33 per hour to start. WEDC is providing the loan to help Forte with its $4.3 million overall expansion plans. More>>

Pepper spray used to break up downtown disturbance

Downtown disturbance broken up when MPD uses pepper spray.
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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>>

Madison Police looking for suspect who knocked man unconscious

Madison Police need help in locating a male suspect who knocked another man unconscious following a fight Sunday morning.
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Woman fends off would-be purse snatchers

MADISON (WKOW) -- A 40-year-old Madison woman was able to fend off a pair of would-be robbers when she assumed a boxers stance.Police say two men approached the woman on the 1100 block of Williamson Street early Sunday morning.One tried grabbing her purse but was unable to take it as she pulled away and went into a defensive posture,Police say words were also exchanged and the men ran off.The suspects are described as a white male in his early 20's, standing 5'7'', 150 pounds, with light brow... More>>

Victim's name released in Green Lake Co. fatal crash

The Green Lake County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the victim who died in a crash in the Town of Brooklyn.
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Most Wisconsin students head back to school today Video included

Most Wisconsin students head back to school Tuesday.
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Madison murder victim identified Video included

Officials say Darren L. Goodwan, 25, died of homicidal firearm trauma.
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Milwaukee police officer crashes into stopped car

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say an apparent medical emergency caused an officer to crash into another car near Miller Park. More>>

Police searching for soccer brawl suspect

FRANKLIN (AP) — Police are searching for an adult soccer player who they say kicked an opponent unconscious during a brawl near Milwaukee. More>>

3 hurt in interstate accident involving truck and semi

Authorities respond to a crash on the interstate in Columbia County. More>>

Recent string of armed robberies on Marquette campus Video included

 The Marquette University campus has seen a recent spike in armed robberies and students are concerned as the school year gets set to begin. More>>

UPDATE: President Obama speaks about economic recovery during WI visit Video included

President Barack Obama touted the resurgence of the American economy during his visit to Milwaukee Monday. More>>

New signs in Sun Prairie encouraging safety near school buses Video included

Students and teachers are ready for the new school year, and drivers should be too. More>>

Lakeshore communities could be marine sanctuaries

Lakeshore communities from Two Rivers to Port Washington will able to apply for marine-sanctuary status, which could lead to protections for natural resources and improved research on shipwrecks. More>>

Minnesota student remains in coma after long fall

A Minnesota State University student remains in a coma in Milwaukee, weeks after he fell from a parking ramp after a night of drinking. More>>

Alleged robber killed after victim opens fire

Milwaukee police say an armed robber who accosted a group of victims has died after one of the victims opened fire with a handgun. More>>

Runners raise money for Safe Harbor Video included

Runners in Madison laced up their sneakers for the Labor Day Dash.
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Local Labor Fest draws hundreds Video included

The South Central Federation of Labor hosted a Labor Day celebration Monday.The event took place at the Labor Temple. It featured music, food and kids games.
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Many students new to managing budget Video included

For a lot of freshmen moving to campus this week, it's their first time away from home and their first time controlling their own finances. More>>

UPDATE: MDA Telethon raises millions for medical research, patient support Video included

The nation took time to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association Sunday night for the annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon. More>>

Overnight apartment fire breaks out in Beloit

BELOIT (WKOW) -- Fire officials in Beloit responded to an early morning fire at an apartment complex. The fire broke out just after midnight Monday at the Northgate Apartments located at 1854 Northgate Drive.Both Beloit Police and Fire Departments responded to the initial call. Alliant Energy assisted with controlling the electric and natural gas utilities.According to a press release, the City of Beloit Fire Department required assistance of 12 local fire departments through the MABAS (Mutua... More>>

UPDATE: Candlelight vigil for two women murdered in Fitchburg Video included

Updated: Aug 31, 2014 07:51 PM

The Fitchburg community will honor Ashlee Steele and Kacee Tollefsbol, who were murdered Aug. 22, at a candlelight vigil Sunday night. More>>

Driver dies in Green Lake Co. crash

One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in the town of Brooklyn. More>>

International Tug of War Championships comes to Madison

Competitors from all over the world gathered in Madison for an epic pulling competition. More>>

Oshkosh finds little demand for 3 liquor licenses

Liquor licenses in Oshkosh have been in high demand for the last 40 years, so city officials are a little surprised that no one is applying for three licenses that have been available for a while. More>>

Church community shows support for family of South side shooting victim Video included

The fatal shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of West Badger Road. The scene is a block away from the Fountain of Life Covenant Church where family members are seeking comfort from the community. More>>

Madison Police rely on "Madison Method" for managing crowds Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – This month's violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown prompted Madison Police Chief Mike Koval to write his latest blog post on the Madison Method for crowd management and control.  More>>

Man charged after girl eats pot-laced chocolate

A Chippewa Falls man whose daughter nearly died after eating a marijuana-laced chocolate bar faces three criminal charges.
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Search for pilot who crashed off Va. shore halted

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a pilot who lost consciousness and crashed a small airplane into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia shore. More>>

UPDATE: One dead after early morning shooting Video included

Madison police are investigating a homicide on Madison's south side in the Badger Road area. Stay with WKOW as this story develops. More>>

Wisconsin apple growers say crop looking good

Wisconsin apple growers say they expect their crop this autumn to be good or a little above average. More>>

Bank loans used to collect unpaid medical bills

A health system with hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin is working with a bank to offer interest-free loans to patients with unpaid medical bills. More>>

Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

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There's a good chance that many of the trendy vegetables foodies latch on to in the next decade will come from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More>>

Portage woman arrested for sixth OWI

A Portage woman was arrested early Sunday morning for her sixth drunken driving offense. More>>

DNR: Pipeline work could kill rare species

Wisconsin wildlife officials say a pipeline construction project could kill members of several threatened and endangered species. More>>

Fire damages Fond du Lac duplex

No one was injured in a fire that damaged a Fond du Lac duplex. More>>

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