Author: Kyle Jones

Rep. Gwen Moore and Rep. Ilhan Omar visit Ft. McCoy

They heard details on plans to resettle Afghan refugees

FT. MCCOY, Wis. -- Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) visited Ft. McCoy Saturday, as plans to resettle Afghan refugees housed there begin to take shape. The two were joined by members of the Milwaukee Muslim Women's…

Watertown woman arrested on fourth OWI offense

Wisconsin State Patrol stopped a vehicle that was driving erratically

PORTAGE, Wis. -- Wisconsin State Patrol arrested a woman for her fourth OWI offense early Saturday morning. Police say Amanda Brawders, 39, of Watertown was driving erratically and crossing the centerline of Highway 33 near Portage. Brawders was pulled over…

Milwaukee County Zoo announces death of polar bear

Snow Lilly was the oldest bear in human care in North America

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The oldest bear in human care in North America has died. Snow Lilly, a polar bear at the Milwaukee County Zoo, was euthanized Friday due to declining health, the Zoo announced. She was 36 years old. She…

Two arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

Arena Police Officers stopped the pair on US Highway 14

ARENA, Wis. -- Two people are facing multiple drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Arena Friday night. Police stopped a car on US Highway 14 near Baxter Lane around 8:47 p.m. Following a brief investigation, Chandra Booth, 34, of…

Madison Police searching for suspect after shots fired

No injuries were reported from the shooting

MADISON, Wis. -- Madison Police are searching for a suspect after shots were fired in the 3000 block of E Washington Ave. Friday night. Police say the incident happened around 11:18 p.m. Multiple casings were found at the scene, and…

Badgers to retire Michael Finley's jersey

Finley was the first Badger to score 2,000 points

MADISON, WIS. -- Michael Finley's name will be forever enshrined in Badger history. His No. 24 jersey will be retired during a halftime ceremony, the team announced Friday. Finley will be…

All southbound lanes open on US 51 at Rockport Rd after crash

All lanes were closed due to a crash

JANESVILLE, Wis. -- All southbound lanes are back open on US 51 at Rockport Rd. after a crash. The closure lasted over two hours. Janesville Police and emergency crews responded to the incident at around 7:51 p.m. and injuries have…

Police searching for missing Cumberland woman

Hailey Anderson was last seen in Turtle Lake

CUMBERLAND, Wis. -- Cumberland Police are searching for a missing woman. Hailey Anderson, 43, was last seen in Turtle Lake. Anderson is 5'4," with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt and jeans. Anderson…

No injuries in Burke structure fire

Damages from the fire are estimated to cost $30,000

BURKE, Wis. -- Sun Prairie Fire and Rescue say nobody was injured, after a fire at Burke Truck and Equipment Friday. Crews responded to the fire at around 12:30 p.m. The fire reportedly originated from a workbench near an interior…

MMSD opposes parent opt-out bill

The bill would allow parent to opt students out of programs related to sexual orientation

MADISON, Wis. -- The Madison Metropolitan School District is opposing a controversial bill that would allow parents to opt students out of certain programs. The bill, AAB562, would require schools to notify parents before providing programs on subjects related to…

All lanes back open on US 151 northbound at County Y after crash

The closure is estimated to last two hours

DODGEVILLE, Wis. -- All northbound lanes are back open on US 151 at County Y, following a crash. The Iowa County Sheriff's Department says two vehicles were involved in the crash. No injuries were reported. Dodgeville Fire and EMS responded…

Madison provides update on men's shelter plan

The city plans to use the vacant building at 2002 Zeier Rd.

MADISON, Wis. -- The City of Madison provided an update to its plans for a future men's shelter Thursday. Jim O'Keefe, who heads the city's community development division, laid out some details on what the city plans to accomplish. O'Keefe…

Beaver Dam Police warn public after string of thefts

The group steals credit cards to buy gift cards

BEAVER DAM, Wis. -- Beaver Dam Police are asking residents to stay alert after multiple reports of thefts at local stores. Police say a group of 3-4 people has been stealing wallets out of shoppers' purses. The group then uses…

Beloit Police searching for suspect in armed robbery

The robbery occurred Tuesday around 9 p.m.

BELOIT, Wis. -- Beloit Police are searching for a suspect connected to an armed robbery that occurred around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The incident occurred at a gas station on Cranston Rd. Police say the suspect is a white male…

Richland School District to require masks starting Thursday

Students will be required to wear masks during school hours

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. -- Richland Center students will be required to wear masks during regular school hours, the Richland School District announced Wednesday. Students who are unable to wear a mask must provide a note from a medical provider. Students…

UW, WTCS announce credit transfer agreement

Students will be able to transfer at least 72 credits by next year

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin students will have an easier time transferring, after the UW System and the Wisconsin Technical College System announced a new credit transfer agreement Wednesday. Starting Sept. 1, the two systems will identify 72 core general education…

All lanes back open on Highway 11 westbound at I-39/90

All lanes are closed due to a disabled semi

JANESVILLE, Wis. -- All lanes are back open on Highway 11 westbound at I-39/90, after being blocked by a disabled semi. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation had estimated the closure would last two hours, but the scene was cleared in…

Evers, Democrats look to repeal Personal Property Tax

New legislation would create a state aid payment for local governments

MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Tony Evers, along with State Senator Brad Pfaff and State Representative Robyn Vinning, introduced legislation Wednesday to repeal Wisconsin's personal property tax. The legislation would also create a new state aid payment, compensating local governments for…

Verona Area High School named Best Construction Project

The school's contractor also earned a Merit Award

VERONA, Wis. -- Verona Area High School was named one of the best construction projects of 2020, the Associated General Contractors of America announced Wednesday. The new school building cost $149 million and is about seven acres large. The project's…

Avoca man arrested on multiple charges following chase

The suspect was arrested on drug related charges

BOSCOBEL, Wis. -- An Avoca man was arrested in Boscobel Tuesday, following a chase. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says police in Muscoda tried to stop Lemuel Anderson, 49, for traffic violations at 11:25 a.m. before Anderson fled the scene.…

REPORT: Antwan Roberts enters transfer portal

The Badger running back was suspended before the season

MADISON, Wis. -- Badgers running back Antwan Roberts has entered the transfer portal, according to Jon McNamara of Rivals.com. Quick hitter on #Wisconsin RB Antwan Roberts entering the transfer portal. https://t.co/AN2WQGbNG0 — Jon McNamara (@McNamaraRivals) September 19, 2021 The 6'1"…