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An aide to a Wisconsin lawmaker said Gov. Scott Walker intends to sign a bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths.
A 28-year-old gunman held a fast food worker hostage for about an hour Tuesday in Wittenberg, let him go unharmed and then surrendered himself about an hour later without incident, Shawano County Sheriff Randall Wright said.
A man suspected of leading a police chase through Madison neighborhoods on Monday told police he and his passenger were throwing debris in hopes of stopping police.
The Associated Press reports that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the country illegally but without serious criminal records.
A judge in Madison has approved the sale of five American TV and Appliance stores in Wisconsin that recently closed amid some controversy.
Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids' health, but efforts to do so haven't turned out that way, a small study found.
With the next session scheduled for January 2015, WISN 12 News asks whether taxpayers are paying too much for a full-time Legislature, when in other states it is only a part-time job.
For the first time, Madison police have ticketed drivers operating under the rideshare companies Lyft and Uber.
Madison Water Utility's water main flushing program began on Monday. During the warmer months, crews go from neighborhood to neighborhood flushing out sediment from the city's water mains.
Westbound lanes of the beltline were re-opened shortly before 1:00pm following clean-up of a one vehicle crash.
Rep. Brett Hulsey cleared up months of speculation about his political future in emphatic fashion Monday morning, announcing he will challenge Mary Burke for the Democratic nomination for Governor.
<![CDATA[MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Civil psychiatric patients have been discharged from Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison to free space for additional criminal patients. And some law enforcement officials aren't happy about it. Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokeswoman Jennifer Miller says the adult male patients from Mendota's secure civil unit are receiving treatment in the community. Miller tells the State Journal (http://bit.ly/REJx4S ) the state is consolidating civil patients at Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh. Criminal patients will go to Mendota. Geriatric civil patients will still be seen at Mendota. Madison interim police Chief Randy Gaber says that means a three-hour roundtrip to Oshkosh for his officers to transport a person in need of emergency civil commitment. Gaber says that puts a strain on his department and has an even greater impact on smaller police departments. ------ Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj
A bill revamping officer-involved death investigations would mean a culture shift for Wisconsin's largest police departments.
"Am I going to be an outcast?" A friend, who recently moved to an upscale neighborhood in Madison, Wis., called me last week to ask if she would be able to make mommy friends if she continued feeding her children - gasp! - non-organic food.