Author: Brittany Paris

Webinars train hotel staff on human trafficking signs

It's known as a hidden crime, but there's a new effort to bring it out of the shadows. A web course is helping spread awareness about human trafficking in Wisconsin and aims to prevent more people from becoming victims.

Baraboo woman creates gunshot alarm system

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, MMSD has dealt with threats and students bringing guns to school. Most recently, a 13-year-old was accused of bringing a BB gun to Toki Middle School.

Law enforcement working to reduce crashes on stretch of Highway 30

Dane County sheriff's deputies are working to make a dangerous stretch of highway safer. Three miles of Highway 30 between East Washington and the interstate have been the site of hundreds of crashes over the past two years. Sheriff's deputies are hoping new enforcement will save lives.

City looks to update Brittingham dog park

The City of Madison is considering spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to clean up the city's most visible dog park. Brittingham Park is the only fenced-in, off-leash dog park in the downtown area, but it's in need of an upgrade.

Preventing frostbite in frosty temperatures

It seems when the mercury drops below freezing, it doesn't matter how many layers you're wearing. It's still cold. Temperatures this weekend will be warmer, but still bitter. That means when you step outside, exposed skin is at risk of frostbite.

'Tis the season to recycle holiday packages

One of the busiest shipping weeks of the holiday season is upon us. The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 200 million packages this week alone. That's a lot of cardboard, and it comes with a reminder from Madison's Streets Department to flatten it out before it's recycled.