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Black Earth Meats closes amid debate over slaughterhouse Video included

BLACK EARTH (WKOW) -- A local meat processing facility is closing its doors after a battle with the village of Black Earth over its slaughterhouse.Black Earth Meats Co-owner Bartlett Durand released a statement Tuesday the business has conducted its last slaughter and will be closing as soon as all its product is sold.After a few neighbors complained about the slaughterhouse being too close to their homes and growing too large for its space in the residential neighborhood, the village of Blac... More>>

3 teens injured in high-speed golf cart accident

Three teenagers are hurt in an accident with a golf cart in the Town of New Glarus. More>>

Sen. Baldwin introduces bill to create more VA doctors

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MADISON (WKOW) -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation aimed at increasing the number of doctors at Veterans Affairs medical centers and reducing wait times. More>>

Seven kids linked to 6 car thefts, 20 break-ins within a week Video included

Police in Green Bay and Ashwaubenon say they've identified the people responsible for at least 6 vehicle thefts and more than 20 break-ins, all in just the past week. More>>

Car chase in Green Bay ends after suspect shoots self

Authorities say a Green Bay man has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot after shooting at a random car and at sheriff's deputies on a Marinette County highway. More>>

Woman dies rescuing boy from WI lake

Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake. More>>

7th Circuit revives lead paint lawsuit

A federal appeals court has revived a lead paint lawsuit in Wisconsin, which could also reactivate more than 170 other lead poisoning cases. More>>

New Madison music venue discussed at forum Video included

An east side Madison neighborhood held a public forum Thursday to discuss a proposal to build a large scale music venue. More>>

Man accused of killing child's mother pleads not guilty Video included

The man accused of killing a Jefferson County woman pleads not guilty in court Thursday. More>>

Platteville honors storm cleanup volunteers Video included

PLATTEVILLE (WKOW) -- The annual "Party in the Park" recognizes volunteers from various organizations throughout the Platteville community. More>>

Madison Police play basketball with area kids Video included

Police are always looking to improve relations with the community, through basketball. More>>

UPDATE: Uptick in hand, foot & mouth disease cases in Madison Video included

Doctors say they're seeing an unusual increase in cases of hand, foot and mouth disease among children in the Madison area. More>>

Lobbying by parents boosts high school drama program Video included

An avalanche of parent emails to Madison West High School administrators succeeds in convincing the school's principal to boost West's drama program.

Man battered on after confrontation

 The 32-year-old victim told police he was walking on the 4700 block of Jenewein Road when he was attacked by three young men.


CDC finds more girls getting cervical cancer vaccine

Local doctors say national statistics underline the importance of continued education for parents about getting teenagers vaccinated against HPV. More>>

Court records: homicide victim intended to sell pot

A criminal complaint states a Madison homicide victim from Portland, Oregon intended to sell marijuana, but was instead fatally shot. More>>

Madison recommends two buildings as possible shelters for undocumented children Video included

The City of Madison is giving the federal government two options for a shelter that could house up to 250 undocumented children for a period of 30 to 60 days. More>>

Body of man who jumped from Wisconsin Dells bridge recovered

The body of a man who reportedly jumped off a bridge into the Wisconsin River in June has been recovered. According to the Wisconsin Dells Police Department, the body of 23-year-old Alexander McNair was recovered Thursday morning.

Congressman Ryan proposes overhaul of federal poverty programs Video included

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- Speaking to a crowd at the American Enterprise Institute Thursday morning, Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-1) laid out an ambitious plan for improving the federal government's approach to battling poverty. More>>

Computer scammers ordered by federal court to pay $5.1 million

Earlier this week an exclusive 27 News story warned consumers about a computer scam that is making a comeback in Southern Wisconsin. The Federal Trade Commission has announced a followup development with this situation. More>>

Man arrested after creating disturbance at West Towne Mall

The man had been smoking synthetic marijuana and was screaming and throwing merchandise around the Boston Store's men's department. More>>

Man accused of killing his child's mother in court Thursday

The man authorities say killed the mother of his child will appear in court Thursday. More>>

One dead after high speed crash in Sauk County

One person is dead after a single vehicle accident in Sauk County. More>>

Racine mom brings kids along to rob stranger's home Video included

A man in Racine foiled a robbery when he came home to find a mother, and her 3 children, inside ready to steal his things. More>>

WI Supreme Court to decide murder-for-hire case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case involving a man convicted for his role in plotting to kill his lover's husband. More>>

Police search for suspects of overnight armed robbery

Madison police are looking for two people they say robbed a man early Thursday morning. More>>

Both suspects in Stradivarius theft due in court

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A Milwaukee man who pleaded guilty to a role in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin is due to be sentenced, and his co-defendant is expected to change his not-guilty plea. More>>

WI court to decide cellphone tracking cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to clarify whether police can use cellphone data to track suspects. More>>

"Nashville" stars to play at Rock County 4-H Fair Video included

JANESVILLE (WKOW) – For fans of the ABC television show “Nashville,” they’ll have the chance to see the stars behind the characters Deacon Claybourne and Scarlett O’Connor perform at the Rock County 4-H Fair on Saturday. Charles Esten, who goes by Chip, and Clare Bowen will hit the stage at 8 p.m. at the fair as part of Esten’s tour.“This is one of the many amazing byproducts of this great show that I get to be on, ‘Nashville’,” said Esten about the tour.Visiting the area is also personal for... More>>

Spending not explained by Ozanne campaign

Democratic Attorney General candidate and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne didn't account for a third of his campaign spending. More>>

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