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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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Where to catch a fireworks show in the Madison area this weekend

Fourth of July festivities will be in full swing this weekend. The Cap Times assembled a list of where to go for music, parades, food and fireworks to celebrate the holiday. Festival Foods hosts its second annual “Light the Isthmus” fireworks show from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Breese Stevens Field. The event features food, beverages and performances from local bands starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and free for kids 12 and under, with a $50 “rooftop package” available for anyone who wants a stadium view, three complimentary beers and all-you-can-eat tailgate grub. Make sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket for the fireworks show at dusk.
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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...
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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...

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).

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...

Wisconsin Woman Pretended She Was Kidnapped. This Didn’t End Well.

GIVE ME ATTENTION!!! Isn't there a better way to do this, ma'am? Sing karaoke, dye your hair pink, get a tattoo that says LOOK AT ME!?! SG. The price of EVERYTHING is going up, COVID appears to still be hanging on, there's a war raging, etc etc...Getting kidnapped isn't a laughing matter, especially when kids go missing all the time.

Water leak breaks out in building on Madison’s west side

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A water leak occurred in an apartment complex on the west side of Madison Friday morning, according to the city’s fire department. The incident happened at 7933 Tree Lane as water began to leak in a room on the second floor. Firefighters responded to the...

Great Bend Chamber CEO completes second year at leadership program

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce that Megan Barfield, President, of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her second year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Wisconsin School of Business in Madison, WI.

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...