Author: Matthew Simon

Police: 14-year-old shot while playing with gun

18-year-old arrested in the shooting

An 18-year-old man, Madison police say, shot his 14-year-old cousin in the chest as the two family members played a dangerous game with a loaded gun Friday afternoon at an apartment at 914 W. Badger Road.

Madison council moves police body cameras forward

Debate lasted until Wed. morning

Poised to move the police body-camera issue forward Tuesday night, members of the common council reviewed a Madison Police Department report that says the project would cost nearly $1 million.

State blames weather for low deer hunt numbers

DNR: More than 90K deer registered opening weekend

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials blame winter weather for low deer gun hunt registration numbers during the beginning of 2014's harvest.

Goodman Community Center able to meet Thanksgiving goal

Community donates more than 1,000 turkeys last few days

After concerns over being able to provide a Thanksgiving meal for 3,000 area families in need, the Goodman Community Center's executive director is happy to credit the community for helping them meet their goal.

Urban deer vs. car crashes on the rise

While Wisconsin Department of Transportation numbers show fewer drivers are killed or hurt when they hit deer, especially compared to a decade ago, the crashes in newly-developed urban areas appear to be increasing.