Author: Mary Jo Ola

Madison church helps put Ukrainian kids on path to success

Bethel Lutheran Church sponsored children from Ukraine

Trips to the water park, dentist or doctor are parts of everyday life in the United States of America, but for a visiting group of Ukrainian children it can be the start of a new life.

Interstate murder suspect in custody, police say

Driver allegedly leads police on high-speed pursuit in Illinois, Wisconsin

The Beloit Police Department confirmed Terence Doddy, a suspect in two murder cases, was taken into custody after a high-speed chase Friday morning.

Experimental DNA test helps diagnose Cottage Grove teen

Next-generation genomic sequencing tests for viruses, bacteria, fungi

This spring Cottage Grove teenager Joshua Osborn will most likely be found on his trampoline, which is a welcome change from last summer when the 15-year-old was hospitalized and in a coma.

Fight against breast cancer a family affair

Family named Honorary Race Chair at 2014 Race for the Cure

The Pitot family of Madison can be described as tight-knit, and their relationship only grew when one of their own was diagnosed with breast cancer.

UW-Madison students want to talk about race

Group wants more serious conversations, actions to improve racial inclusivity

A new photo campaign at the University of Wisconsin-Madison features students calling for serious conversations about racial inclusivity on campus.

Ordinance in Iowa County may impact bike events

Neighbors concerned about residents, property being mistreated by event participants

A new special events ordinance in Iowa County has some people concerned it could drive away organized bike events.

Teen overcomes breathing disorder to continue performing

Kelly Conaghan will compete in World Irish Dancing Championships next month

A Madison teenager will compete in the World Irish Dancing Championships next month in London after dealing with breathing disorder that temporarily stopped her from dancing.