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Bail set for trio accused of kidnapping man in Madison, killing him near Portage

PORTAGE, Wis. — A Columbia County judge set significant bail amounts Friday for three people facing homicide charges for allegedly kidnapping a man in Madison before killing him near Portage last month. All three defendants — 28-year-old Jesse Freiberg, 38-year-old Laura Johnson, and 21-year-old Ja’Kenya Patty — face one count of first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime. Judge Troy Cross...
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Jonathan Taylor returns to Toppers to give back to Madison community

MADISON, Wis. — Jonathan Taylor was back in Madison on Friday for a simple purpose: to give back. The Toppers franchisee held a meet-and-greet at a Madison area Toppers to help benefit the Lussier Community Education Center. Along with signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans, Taylor matched...

Suspect in Janesville shooting, man wanted on warrants arrested on Madison’s west side, police say

JANESVILLE, Wis. — An 18-year-old man suspected of being involved in a shooting in Janesville last week was arrested on Madison’s west side Thursday, the Janesville Police Department said. In a news release, police said they learned Dereese Fields, of Janesville, was at an apartment in the 7900 block of Tree Lane in Madison on Thursday Madison officers served a...

Fox Sports Sees Big Year For Badgers Basketball Next Season

Fox Sports is picking the Wisconsin Badgers as one of the surprise teams in the Big Ten next season. Analyst Nick Bahe concedes that coach Greg Gard’s team will be missing Johnny Davis, Brad Davison, and its top three reserves. He points to forward Tyler Wahl and junior Steve...

Teens injured in Wednesday night shooting expected to survive, police say

MADISON, Wis. — Two teenagers who were injured in a Wednesday night shooting on Madison’s north side are expected to survive their injuries, according to officials with the Madison Police Department. The shooting happened around 5:20 p.m. in the 2900 block of Dryden Drive just blocks from the MPD’s north district station. RELATED: 2 injured, suspects sought in shooting on...

Artwork vandalized and taken from display at Madison museum

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The work of a Madison artist is vandalized while on display at a local museum, raising concerns about what creators of color face across the city. “They’re getting ready to go to town,” Lilada Gee said, showing NBC15 a surveillance video from June 24 of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).

Cool Places to Travel with Your Kids Before School Starts

The radiant months of summer seem to whip by so fast. Here are some memorable excursions to fit in before the kids head back to school. Five decades of family fun culminate in the golden anniversary of Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. With the introduction of Orion, Kings Island’s longest, tallest and fastest steel coaster in 2020, there are now 15 rollercoasters to happy-scream on. The Beast, the world’s longest wooden coaster, just became even longer. Off-season work extended it by a few feet and steepened the first drop.

Shots fired on Madison’s south side

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Madison Police Department is investigating shots fired on Madison’s south side. Officers arrived to the scene Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. The shots were fired near the 2000 block of Fisher Street, according to police. While there, officers found shell casings, but no signs...

Janesville PD arrest suspect who shot 19-year-old man at Bond Park

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Janesville Police Department arrested a suspect Thursday who was accused of shooting a 19-year-old man at Bond Park on June 23. Janesville detectives received information Thursday that Dereese Fields, 18, was in an apartment in Madison. A search warrant was written by JPD and served by...