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Sheriff: Blue Mounds man accidentally shot by friend with AR-15

BLUE MOUNDS, Wis. (WMTV) - A Madison man is facing a homicide allegation in connection with the shooting death of a Mt. Horeb man on Sunday morning. According to an update from the Dane Co. Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Isaiah Miller told investigators he unintentionally fired an AR-15 rifle and killed his friend.
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“Lakefront Porch” project will give Madisonians a new spot to hangout downtown

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -A project in downtown Madison is aiming to turn an often-overlooked public space into something more welcoming. Crowley Station Community Garden is essentially a giant concrete slab owned by Madison Water Utility. The site sits near the intersection of Wilson Street and John Nolen Drive – prime real estate just off the capitol square. There are a few planters, wooden benches, and some old metal tables and chairs on the site. Other than that, the site sits pretty much empty.

'For the first time in forever,' 'Frozen' comes to Wisconsin

APPLETON, Wis.— For the first time in forever, Disney’s Broadway musical, “Frozen,” is coming to Wisconsin. The iconic Disney princess story follows two sisters, one with magical powers, as they embark on a quest to save their kingdom. The state’s premiere is also bringing home a...

Waupun man found guilty in death of 75-year-old grandmother

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) - A Fond du Lac County jury found Gregory Spittel guilty on six different charges related to the death of his 75-year-old grandmother, according to District Attorney Eric Toney. The jury found Spittel guilty of Second Degree Reckless Homicide, Battery or Threat to Law Enforcement,...

Wisconsin man gets 10 years in prison for racist acid attack

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a white Milwaukee man to a decade in prison for throwing acid in a Latino man’s face in a 2019 racist attack. A jury convicted Clifton Blackwell last month of first-degree reckless injury with a dangerous weapon as a hate crime. Blackwell was waiting for a bus when he told Mahud Villalaz that his truck was parked illegally in the bus stop zone. The men got into an argument and Blackwell threw sulfuric acid into the face of Villalaz after asking the Latino man, who is a U.S. citizen, why he invaded his country. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Jean Marie Kies sentenced Blackwell on Wednesday to 10 years in prison and five years on extended supervision.

City to Offer Loans to Homeowners to Help Build Granny Flats

They’re called accessory dwelling units, or ADUs – small housing units built on the same property of an existing home. The small flats are also called “granny flats” or “backyard cottages,” and are only allowed on properties that have a single-family home. ADUs have...

UW chancellor Blank tests positive for COVID-19

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Less than two weeks before she is set to depart from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for good, outgoing Chancellor Rebecca Blank has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a statement Wednesday from Blank, she tested positive this morning and her symptoms have been mild. Blank indicated she will work from home and has canceled her travel plans.

Outgoing UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank tests positive for COVID-19

MADISON, Wis. — Outgoing UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the university. The news comes after several recent public-facing events celebrating her time at the university, including a day at the Memorial Union Terrace for a final round of ice cream, music and goodbyes with students and staff. Blank also attended UW-Madison’s...

Fond du Lac County jury finds man guilty of killing grandmother

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WLUK) -- A man on trial for the murder of his grandmother has been found guilty after a six-day trial in Fond du Lac County. A jury found Gregory A. Spittel, 33, guilty of second-degree reckless homicide, battery or threat to a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Sen. Roth wants extraordinary session to fire parole board chief

(The Center Square) – There’s now an official request for lawmakers to come back to Madison and fire the head of Wisconsin’s parole board. Sen. Roger Roth, R-Appleton, on Wednesday called for an extraordinary session to dismiss Parole Board Commissioner John Tate. “That Commissioner Tate even entertained...

MMSD apologizes for teacher contracts with incorrect salary information

MADISON, Wis. — An error on teacher contracts is piling on to a list of grievances Madison Teachers Inc. has with the Madison Metropolitan School District. MMSD issued contracts to its teachers and support staff over the weekend with incorrect salary information for the 2022-2023 school year. The contracts mistakenly listed lower salaries than what staff members are currently making, MTI leaders claim.