Sun Prairie, WI

Dane County Medical Examiner's Office identifies fatal crash victim

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday, Oct. 5 identified the 37-year-old Marshall man who died Oct. 2 in a single vehicle accident in the Town of Sun Prairie. Dervin Hidalgo Davila died from injuries sustained in the crash; the crash investigation remains ongoing. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office previously stated Hidalgo Davila’s vehicle was heading north on Prospector Lane around 9:30 p.m. He was reportedly traveling at a...
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Driver killed after crashing into Dane Co. barn identified

TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WMTV) - The Dane Co. Medical Examiner released the name of the Marshall man who died Sunday night when his vehicle crashed into a barn in the Town of Sun Prairie. The medical examiner’s preliminary report identified him as Dervin Hidalgo Davila and confirmed the...
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Man charged in parade killings removes shirt before openings

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man defending himself against homicide charges for allegedly driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin last year is making a spectacle of himself in court. Darrell Brooks faces 76 counts in connection with the Nov. 21 incident in Waukesha. Opening statements in his trial are expected Thursday afternoon. Brooks has been acting as his own attorney. He interrupted Judge Jennifer Dorow multiple times Thursday before jurors were brought in, prompting Dorow to have him moved to another courtroom where he can watch the proceedings via video. Once there he stripped off his shirt, sat on the defense table with his back to the camera and stuck the sign he’d been given to signal objections down his pants.

Wisconsin Green Alert canceled; veteran found safe

MONONA, Wis. - UPDATE: The Green Alert for Zachary Bigelow has been canceled. He has been found safe. The original missing person notice is available below. A Green Alert has been issued for a 32-year-old Monona, Wisconsin man. Zachary Bigelow was last heard from around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Images released of Madison motel robbery suspects

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Madison Police Department released two images of the suspects accused of robbing a Super 8 motel last month in hopes that someone will recognize them. According to the MPD report, the two men went into the south side motel around 2:15 a.m., on Monday, Sept....

Weekend Events: Fall fun in Madison!

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - It’s shaping up to be a crisp, fall weekend across southern Wisconsin... which is the perfect opportunity to explore some of the fun events going on in the Madison area!. Destination Madison’s Sarah Warner sat down with NBC15 on Thursday to preview four events happening...

Rock County judge denies homicide suspect’s motion to dismiss

The 19-year-old Madison man who’s accused of shooting Jion Broomfield to death in January outside of a Beloit Memorial High School basketball game appears in Rock County Court. Amaree Goodall is charged with first degree intentional homicide. In court Thursday afternoon, Judge Barbara McCrory denied a motion to dismiss...

Sun Prairie West volleyball enjoys four-game conference win streak

The Sun Prairie West volleyball program is rolling, and at a perfect time. After taking their lumps against quality squads like Middleton, Verona, and Janesville Craig earlier in the season, the Wolves have won four straight Big Eight conference games and five of their last six. It makes sense that this recent hot streak started with a dramatic five-set match victory over rival Sun Prairie East back on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Since then, the Wolves have beaten Beloit Memorial in four set, Madison West in...

Authorities ID Janesville man as person killed in Sept. 30 crash on Madison's Beltline

MADISON—Authorities say a man killed Sept. 30 in a rollover crash on Madison’s Beltline was a Janesville resident. Dayton P. Quaerna, 42, Janesville, was found dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash, which police said happened around 8 p.m. Sept. 30 on Highway 12 at County AB in Madison, the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Thursday. A forensic examination shows Quaerna died of injuries from the crash. ...

Sun Prairie West takes break from conference play

The Sun Prairie West football team is fresh off of a dramatic 21-14 win over Beaver Dam last week, just their second conference victory of the 2022 season. The Wolves will have to wait to see if they can make it two conference victories in a row as they'll hit the road to face non-conference DeForest on Friday, Oct. 7. WOLVES RIDING HIGH The vibes in the Sun Prairie West...

Sun Prairie students compete for cash in energy efficiency contest

The Sun Prairie Area School District is one of 13 Wisconsin school district competing for cash prizes in energy efficiency. Focus on Energy and the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) are helping students get excited about responsible energy use. Renew Our Schools is a fun, energy-conservation competition giving students the opportunity to learn key energy concepts while making behavioral changes reducing energy consumption. Students and staff will use an...

With stagnant state funding, Wisconsin school districts feel the pinch

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories examining school funding in Wisconsin. When the Sun Prairie Area School District joins seven other districts in Dane County—and even more districts statewide—in asking voters to exceed the revenue cap for operating expenses, it won’t be alone. Even with approval of its referenda, districts like Sun Prairie will still be educating students in a state spending $754 below the...

Car crash closes lanes along Midvale Boulevard

MADISON, Wis. — Police on the west side say southbound lanes were blocked following a two vehicle crash just after 5:30 a.m. Southbound lanes between Odana and Herrick Lane were closed as of 6:30 a.m. According to an Sergeant on scene 2 people were transported to the hospital for minor injuries. The stretch of Midvale is part of Madison’s Vision...

MMSD Kindergarteners receiving free collection of multilingual books

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Kindergarteners in the Madison area are receiving a free library of books to take home during the coming weeks, thanks to a collaboration between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and area organizations. The district said they are partnering with the Madison Reading Project and Madison...