No Criminal Charges for Driver Who Fatally Struck Educator in Fitchburg
Discover why Dane County prosecutors have chosen not to file criminal charges against a driver involved in a fatal accident with a respected Madison-area educator. Uncover the details of this controversial decision in Fitchburg's recent tragic incident.
Dane County Sheriff's Office asks drivers not to pull over in flex lane when stopped on Beltline
MADISON, Wis. -- The Dane County Sheriff's Office reminded drivers Thursday to pull over to the right shoulder, not the flex lane, when stopped on the Beltline.
Dane Co. farmstead deemed National Historic Place
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The farmstead where a founding Dane Co. family lived has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Wisconsin Historical Society announced. Hammond Farmstead, listed on the register Sept. 1, was built by Alexander Hammond after he arrived in Cottage Grove in 1843. Hammond...
Driver who hit, killed longtime educator in Fitchburg won't face criminal charges
FITCHBURG, Wis. -- Dane County prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against a driver who hit and killed a Madison-area educator earlier this year.
DA will not file charges against driver who hit, killed Beth Steffen
The Dane County District Attorney’s (DA) Office will not file criminal charges against the 24-year-old Fitchburg man who hit and killed Badger Ridge Middle School principal Beth Steffen in January. According to a Fitchburg Police Department news release, the investigation required assistance from the Wisconsin State Patrol Technical Reconstruction...
‘Several’ goats lost in Dane Co. barn fire, fire chief says
BROOKLYN, Wis. (WMTV) – Firefighters from multiple agencies responded Wednesday morning to a blaze in the Town of Rutland. A barn caught fire at a home on W. Rutland Rd., near Hwy. 14, near Brooklyn and on the southern edge of Dane Co. Firefighters were dispatched at 6:50 a.m.,...
Chicago man sentenced for attempted drug trafficking scheme in Dane Co.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A Chicago man was sentenced on Tuesday for coordinating the shipment of fentanyl from the Windy City to Madison, Wisconsin. Reginald Jemison, 56, will serve 10 years in federal prison for attempting to possess fentanyl with intent to distribute, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Jemison pleaded guilty to the charge on June 8.
Construction begins on Phase 2 of Lower Yahara River Trail
The Lower Yahara River Trail is about to hit a growth spurt as it works its way toward Lake Kegonsa State Park. Thursday, Sept. 28, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined Land & Water Resources Department staff and outdoor recreation advocates to kick off construction for Phase 2 of the trail.
Chad Kemp appointed to Dane County Board
Chad Kemp, who currently serves as the District 1 alder for the City of Verona, was sworn in as a member of the Dane County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, Sept. 21. Kemp will represent District 32, which includes the Town of Verona Wards 2-3 and the City of Verona, according to a board news release. He will be replacing Mike Bare who resigned in August to continue his role as a District 80 state representative.
Wisconsin High School Football Schedule, Live Streams in Dane County This Week
High school football competition in Dane County, Wisconsin is happening this week, and information on these games is available below, if you're searching for how to watch them. Follow High School Football this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Other...
Multiple crews respond to rural Dane Co. fire
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Anti-abortion groups demand liberal Wisconsin prosecutors charge abortion providers despite ruling
A coalition of anti-abortion organizations on Tuesday demanded that prosecutors in Wisconsin's two largest counties bring charges against abortion providers who have resumed practicing following a court ruling that consensual abortions are legal in the state.Wisconsin Right to Life, Wisconsin Family Action and Pro-Life Wisconsin held a news conference in the state Capitol to call for Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm to prosecute abortion providers in their counties. Ozanne and Chisholm, both Democrats, announced last year that they would permit abortions in their counties despite a 174-year-old state law that conservatives argue...
Loaded Gun Found in Carry-On Luggage at Dane Co. Regional Airport: A Wake-Up Call for Air Travelers
In a recent incident at Dane Co. Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin, a loaded gun was discovered in a passenger’s carry-on luggage during routine security screening. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported the incident, shedding light on the serious consequences of neglecting airport security regulations. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of adhering to these regulations to ensure the safety of all passengers and airport personnel.
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Madison Public Market funding proposal increases by $3.3 million
City Council member Sabrina Madison has introduced a budget amendment to pay the extra money needed to build the long-awaited Madison Public Market, but her proposal depends on more help from Dane County. The lowest bid from a contractor to reconstruct the building came in this month at $15.2 million,...
Parisi plans to allocate funds in 2024 budget for expanding CARES program beyond Madison
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is set to include funding in the 2024 budget to expand the Community Alternative Response for Emergency Services (CARES) program beyond Madison. Discover how this move could transform emergency response services in the wider county area.
Expanding Mental Health Support: Dane County’s CARES Program Goes Countywide
In a recent development, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced significant funding for the expansion of Madison’s Community Alternative Response Emergency Services (CARES) program to provide countywide service. This move, outlined in the 2024 county budget, marks a significant step in addressing mental health emergencies and fostering a compassionate response within the community.
Dane County Sheriff's Office urges drivers to avoid stopping in flex lane on Beltline
Stay safe on the road with this important reminder from the Dane County Sheriff's Office. Learn why you should always pull over to the right shoulder, not the flex lane, when stopped on the Beltline. Tune in for crucial driving tips.