Author: Dannika Lewis

Sludge shuts down University Avenue

Morning commute messy as crews clean up muddy debris

When another few inches of rain was dumped on Madison Wednesday, Keith Anderson said it was more than the storm drain system could take.

Madison's mayor addresses complaints against Heimsness

Soglin says Heimsness situation is the most serious police incident in 40 years

Mayor Paul Soglin said the city has to make it clear that certain actions are unacceptable, particularly those similar to messages listed in a complaint from Madison Police Chief Noble Wray.

Teacher saves toddler's life

Importance of proper training hits home for 2-year old's parents

The quick thinking of a classroom of heroes saved the life of a choking toddler in Middleton.

Small business talks stimulus, state of economy

Stimulus talks coming soon in D.C.

Anxious investors are keeping an eye on the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting. Chief Ben Bernanke is expected to address the future of the stimulus and whether the federal government will dial back its bond buying program.

Driveway repaving scam surges for the summer

Deputies still after fraud suspect

When Jerry Slominski checked over his driveway, he discovered a less than smooth surface.  Bumps covered the blacktop, cracks were barely patched up, and pollen was pushed into the pavement surface."I took him at his word, and this is what…

Dane County in top 25 for healthy kids

4 Wis. counties make national list

U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Dane County 21st on its list of the healthiest counties for kids across the country. 

Teenagers are seeing a summer job slump

Teen unemployment numbers more than three times the overall unemployment rate

While the overall job market may be steadily improving, teenagers face unemployment rates far greater than for adults.

Report: Janesville teacher drunk on field trip

Woman had BAC of 0.27 percent, police say

A Janesville school teacher was drunk while supervising students on a field trip Thursday, according to a report from the Janesville Police Department.

Swabbing before conviction upheld by Supreme Court

U.S. high justices' DNA collection call in line with state proposal

If new rules are approved by the legislature, officers and deputies would be able to swab people for DNA upon arrest of a felony, and anyone convicted of a misdemeanor would go into the DNA database.

What happens to raw milk after Hershberger?

Grothman to introduce raw milk legislation

After four hours of deliberation into the early morning hours Saturday, jurors acquitted Hershberger on three charges that he didn't have proper state licensing to sell retail food, produce milk and operate a dairy plant.

Poe reward money still up for grabs

FBI hasn't decided who will receive $20,000

The fugitive arrested in Madison after an eight-hour manhunt Thursday waived his right to an extradition hearing Tuesday.