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UPDATE: Defendant Kristen Smith testifies, claims permission to take baby, breaks down Video included

The Colorado woman charged with kidnapping a newborn in Beloit and then abandoning the infant near an Iowa gas station testified in her own defense Wednesday, stating the baby's father gave her permission to take the baby, just days ahead of a planned move by the father and the child's teen mother to Colorado. More>>

Grant Co. man charged with numerous crimes against children

Lancaster man charged with numerous crimes against children.
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Armed domestic dispute in Fond du Lac

Fond du Lac police arrest a 37-year-old man after an armed domestic situation.
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Sun Prairie man arrested for 6th OWI

A Dane County deputy arrested a man Tuesday night for his sixth offense of operating while intoxicated. More>>

Madison man arrested for OWI-4th

A 33-year-old Madison man was arrested Monday afternoon for his 4th OWI. More>>

Teen arrested in "point 'em out, knock 'em out" crime

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police were called to the 6500 block of Schroeder Road just after 7:00 Monday night for the report of a battery.A 69-year-old male fell victim to a "point 'em out, knock 'em out" crime. A group of young teens approached the man from behind when a 14-year-old struck the man in the back of his head, unsuccessfully attempting to render him unconscious. The victim turned around and announced he was calling MPD. The victim was able to provide police with descriptions of t... 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>>

Wisconsin Dells man convicted of vehicular homicide avoids jail time

BARABOO (WKOW) -- A 28-year-old Wisconsin Dells man convicted of vehicular homicide is spared jail time. More>>

Police search for 4th suspect in Milwaukee Co. interstate shooting

Authorities are looking for a fourth suspect in a shooting on an interstate in Milwaukee County. More>>

Accused kidnapper pleads not guilty to amended charge

The suspect in the kidnapping of a newborn from the town of Beloit pleaded not guilty to an amended charge. More>>

Terence Doddy charged with second killing

Prosecutors in Lee County, Illinois, filed 12 murder counts against 36-year-old Terrence Doddy, of Rockford. Tonya Bargman, 44, was killed July 1. More>>

Man hit by vehicle during large fight at Monona restaurant

Quinton Selvy/Dane County Jail Quinton Selvy/Dane County Jail

A Madison man is arrested after police say he hit someone with his car during a fight in the parking lot of a Monona restaurant. More>>

Arrest means more training for Green Bay police

A Green Bay officer who was recorded throwing a man to the ground during an arrest has been cleared of wrongdoing, but police are using the experience as a teaching tool for its officers and new recruits. More>>

Homicide charge filed in 2012 deadly crash

Charges are filed in a deadly crash in Dane County two years ago. More>>

UPDATE: Byrd pleads guilty to second degree intentional homicide


Dane County prosecutors charged Phillip Byrd, 40, with first-degree intentional homicide in April, claiming he shot Cheryl Gilberg, 43, during a struggle at her Mazomanie home in February.
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Steven Zelich expected to enter plea in suitcase deaths case

A former police officer charged with dumping two bodies in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road is due to enter a plea in court Thursday. More>>

UPDATE: Former UW Hospital nurse could face charges after reports of stolen morphine

 A former UW Hospital nurse was arrested Thursday and could be charged with 42 felony counts of Diversion of Drugs and 42 counts of Reckless Injury, according to UW Madison Police. More>>

Waukesha Co. DA explains why young girls charged as adults; attorney pushes transfer to juvenile court

An attorney for one of the two girls charged with stabbing a friend 19 times in Waukesha will try to get her case transferred to juvenile court. More>>

Two bodies found in suitcases identified as women

The Waukesha County Medical Examiner complete autopsies over the weekend on the remains found inside two suitcases in the Town of Geneva on Thursday.
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UPDATE: Sheriff says taser, pepper spray failed to subdue shooting victim

Dep. Roger Finch (L) & Lt. Brian Hayes (R) Dep. Roger Finch (L) & Lt. Brian Hayes (R)

A UW Hospital media representative tells 27 News both Lt. Brian Hayes and Deputy Roger Finch are in good condition.

The two were injured during an officer-involved shooting in the Town of Primrose.
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UPDATE: Murder charge to be filed in Mazomanie homicide investigation

Cheryl Gilberg Cheryl Gilberg

Dane County Sheriff's Office has announced Phillip Byrd is expected to be charged Thursday with first degree intentional homicide in connection with a murder in Mazomanie in February.

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UPDATE: Janesville man charged in Mazomanie homicide

The Janesville man in custody in connection with a Dane County homicide case is expected to be charged with murder. More>>

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Rock County fatal hit and run

Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden says 24-year-old Sambath Pal has been arrested in the connection to the deadly crash on Easter Sunday. More>>

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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