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Madison to end its popular curbside compost program Video included

The city of Madison is abandoning its popular compost pilot program for financial reasons. Since June 2011, homes in certain areas of Madison have had a third bin for organic waste. More>>

"Madison Noteworthy" sparks social innovation with web videos

Madison Noteworthy features area entrepreneurs to spark social innovation.
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WI cranberry industry woos Chinese buyers

Wisconsin officials are turning to Chinese buyers to take a bite out of the state's overgrown cranberry crop. More>>

Madison fundraiser for stabbing victim underway Video included

The Madison community kicks off a fundraiser for a Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times in May and left for dead.
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Milwaukee man gets 10 years in deadly robbery

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee man whose friend was fatally shot when they tried to rob a barbershop has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. More>>

Police investigating two auto thefts in Janesville

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- The Janesville Police Department is investigating the theft of two vehicles in southeast Janesville. More>>

Consumer protection officials urge college students to protect identity

MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin consumer protection officials are advising college students to be especially vigilant about protecting their private identity information. More>>

Milwaukee man found guilty of sex trafficking and child abuse

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 45-year-old Milwaukee man has been found guilty of sex trafficking, child abuse and related charges. More>>

Share the Health founders share Jefferson Award Video included

Our Jefferson Award Winners for August are making sure all women in their community get the healthcare they need. More>>

Madison woman charged in baby's death

A Madison woman is now charged after her daughter was hit and killed on East Washington Avenue last year.
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Sen. Ron Johnson discusses U.S. foreign policy in Turkey, Middle East in exclusive interview with 27 News Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – Republican Sen. Ron Johnson discussed U.S. foreign policy and unrest throughout the Middle East in an exclusive interview with 27 News on Thursday.  More>>

Local reaction to growing tensions between Russia & Ukraine

Updated: Aug 28, 2014 10:48 PM

MADISON (WKOW) – Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) says the U.S. must throw its “full, vocal, visible,” support behind Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. More>>

Obama's visit to impact governor's race Video included

President Barack Obama's Labor Day visit to Milwaukee is said to be a White House event, not a campaign rally, but it's still expected to impact Wisconsin's race for governor. More>>

UPDATE: Burke to meet privately with Obama

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke won't take the stage with President Barack Obama on Monday when he speaks at the Labor Day rally in Milwaukee. More>>

Teen charged in Milwaukee double homicide

A Milwaukee teenager is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting deaths of two men during a robbery. More>>

Walker administration puts out quarterly jobs numbers after 27 News story on delay of release Video included

Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development (DWD) delayed the release of a key report on state job growth until a 27 News story aired which highlighted the delay on Thursday. More>>

Local teenager thankful for annual MDA telethon that airs Sunday on ABC Video included

ALS is just one of a few dozen muscular diseases the Muscular Dystrophy Association is currently working to cure. The annual MDA telethon airs Sunday from 8:00-10:00 p.m. on WKOW Channel 27.
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GEF1 Building to reopen to public on September 2

 The Department of Administration announces that the GEF1 building in Madison will reopen to the public on Tuesday, September 2.
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Platteville man cited for OAR-11th

Platteville man cited for operating a motor vehicle while revoked-11th.
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Once in a lifetime experience for local man Video included

Local man chosen to umpire at Little League World Series.
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State tax revenue for FY2014 comes in $281 million below projections

MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's final revenue numbers for Fiscal Year 2014 show the state collected about $281 million less than expected.The state took in $13.95 billion in FY2014, about $137.5 million less than it did in 2013 and, more important for budget purposes, about $281 million less than what the Legislative Fiscal Bureau had projected in January of this year.Top Senate Democrats sent out a letter to their colleagues earlier this week predicting a shortfall between $100 to $250 million... More>>

Cars hit by gunfire behind Madison apartment

Two cars parked behind an apartment building on Sunfish Court, which south of the beltline near Fish Hatchery Road, were hit by bullets on Tuesday morning. More>>

IRS scam hits Madison

 A 75-year-old woman avoids getting scammed by a fraudulent phone call from a man claiming to be with the IRS More>>

Cyclist injured in hit and run crash in rural Dodge County

 Dodge County Sheriff's officials are investigating a hit and run that left a cyclist with significant injuries.Investigators say the crash happened around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night near W8089 County Highway Q, in the town of Shields. More>>

One dead in Wauwatosa train accident

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Fatal train vs. pedestrian accident in Milwaukee County Thursday morning.
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Carp virus hits Wisconsin waters, keeps spreading

Wisconsin biologists say the koi herpes virus that's killing thousands of common carp has spread and will continue to do so. More>>

110 city of Monroe votes will not be counted in close Senate race Video included

The Green County Board of Canvass voted Wednesday to go ahead with recount numbers without 110 missing votes as they reassessed numbers in the 17th District State Senate race. More>>

Fatal crash in Sauk County

A crash in Sauk County Thursday morning kills one.
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DUI driver crashes into squad car

Officers at the scene of an accident in Middleton, another driver crashes into a squad.
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More homes vandalized on Madison's east side

MADISON (WKOW) -- For the second night in a row, an east side Madison neighborhood is vandalized.Madison police say several residents in the Galileo Drive area, east of the interstate reported that a number of homes and vehicles had paint dumped or sprayed on them.So far, around a dozen cases have been discovered.On Wednesday, similar damage was reported on the streets off of N. Thompson Drive, just west of the interstate.Anyone with information on these crimes or who can identify the crimina... More>>

UPDATE: Eastside homes vandalized overnight in Madison Video included

Madison Police are looking into reports of overnight vandalism in a neighborhood on the eastside.
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Mourning dove season to begin September 1

MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding hunters that the state's new extended mourning dove season will begin next week. More>>

State warns Potawatomi it could lose games

Governor Scott Walker's administration has warned the Potawatomi tribe that it could lose nearly 2,000 slot machines if it succeeds in withholding its $25 million annual payment to the state. More>>

Asian crazy worms found in Appleton soil

APPLETON (AP) -- Wisconsin officials have confirmed an invasive worm species has been discovered in Appleton. More>>

UPDATE: 63-year-old man dead after being struck by train near McFarland

Police say a 63-year-old man from the Madison area is dead after being struck by a train near McFarland. More>>

UW-Platteville to have grand re-opening on Friday

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PLATTEVILLE (WKOW) -- UW-Plateville will have its grand re-opening on Friday. More>>

Beloit man charged in father's murder

Prosecutors filed a homicide charge against the Beloit man authorities say admitted to killing his father. More>>

Marquette Poll shows both AG candidates still working to gain name recognition Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- The race to be Wisconsin's next attorney general is heating up. Wednesday's Marquette University Law School Political Poll shows Jefferson County DA Susan Happ up 10 points on Waukesha County DA Brad Schimel.Happ, a Democrat, leads Schimel, the Republican candidate, 42 to 32 among likely voters. More>>

Obama will make Labor Day visit to Milwaukee

President Obama is scheduled to make a trip to Milwaukee on Labor Day.
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Business gets new bus stop for visually impaired employees Video included

Top Promotions in Middleton makes it a goal to hire visually impaired workers, but a lack of access to public transportation made it difficult for those employees to get to work. More>>

$15 million to fix Leo Frigo Bridge

It cost $15 million to repair the Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay. More>>

Welcome Back Pack luncheon

Chamber of Commerce meetings aren't always the most exciting get together's, but every year about this time, the Green Bay chamber puts on a good one.
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UPDATE: Burke holds 49-47% lead among likely voters in new MU Law poll Video included

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Democratic challenger Mary Burke has her biggest lead to date over Gov. Scott Walker (R) among likely voters in the latest Marquette University Law School political poll conducted over the past weekend.Burke leads Walker 49-47 percent among 609 likely voters, while Walker holds a 48-44 percent lead among all 815 registered voters polled.Burke trailed Gov. Walker 48-45 percent among likely voters in the May MU Law poll, but then pulled ahead by one point 47-46 percent in Ju... More>>

Mayor Soglin unveils plan to curb homelessness Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- A larger focus on affordable housing will be part of Madison's next budget. Mayor Paul Soglin unveiled that portion of the budget on Wednesday. Soglin says the city has a goal of creating 1,000 new affordable housing units over the next five years. The Affordable Housing Trust fund will be funded through general obligation debts, tax credits, and the closing out of TIF districts.Mayor Soglin says, "Under Wisconsin law, we can hold a TIF district open one more year and use ... More>>

United Way holds first mental health summit Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County officials are hoping to minimize mental health crises that compromise public safety.On Wednesday, the United Way hosted a mental health summit in Madison.Officials say they hope to develop a common understanding of the scope of mental health issues in which law enforcement becomes involved to protect the public. Dr. Michael Peterson, a Psychiatrist at UW Hospital says, "There's been a number of dramatic situations with tragic outcomes where persons with mental i... More>>

Milwaukee cook's killer gets 42 years in prison

A Milwaukee man has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for fatally shooting the cook at a restaurant last December.
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